If you dig well-made power metal from the US of A, you can't miss the new work of Holy Mother. It was last year, that singer Mike Tirelli and drummer Jim Harris reconnected and the two decided to revive Holy Mother. Holy Mother started in Long Island, NY in 1994 and released their debut album... Continue Reading →
New to me but not new to business, that is Furious Trauma from Denmark. The starting point for Furious Trauma was back in 1988 when the guys released two demo that paved the way for the 'Primal Touch' debut in 1992. After having released the third longplayer, 'Roll the Dice', the end was near and... Continue Reading →
German melodic metal group Jaded Heart release longplayers already since 1994 when the guys premiered with 'Inside Out'. Many years and releases passed by and after having unleashed 'Devil's Gift' in 2018 the time is right for new musical delivery and here it is. 'Stand Your Ground' is the name of Jaded Heart's 14 studio... Continue Reading →
German thrash metal veterans Darkness unleash their newest EP called Over and Out', an album that follows 'First Class Violence' from 2018. Darkness started in 1984 and is no stranger in metal. Although the real breakthrough didn't happen, longplayers like the debut 'Death Squad' are highlights in German thrash metal. Essen in Germany is the... Continue Reading →
There are quite some bands with the moniker Dethrone. This time it is about the Swedish quartet that premiered in 2103 with “Humanity’ and continued with their sinister sounds on ‘Incinerate All’ in 2016. Four years later, the guys unleash a new EP, featuring four songs. The four-piece band from Sweden fuse thrash- and death... Continue Reading →
‘Reflections’ is an album that might be interesting for fans of bands like Dream Theater, Savatage and Symphony X. Melodic Metal with progressive song structures is what this longplayer offers. Even if it feels like the guys being ahead of themselves here and there, the album is a well-done one and has the potential to enlarge the Assignment fan-base.
UPDATE: Zed Yago's sophomore album 'Pilgrimage' will be re-released on August 21st too. Also re-mastered by Alex Krull, Zed Yago's second longplayer will come via Massacre Records. One of the timeless highlights in German Heavy Metal has been released in 1988, came from a band called Zed Yago and some of you might remember their... Continue Reading →
One of the timeless highlights in German Heavy Metal has been released in 1988, came from a band called Zed Yago and some of you might remember their debut 'From Over Yonder'. Acclaimed by fans and media the album still belongs to the musical pearls of Metal. 'From Over Yonder' wasn't easy to get over... Continue Reading →
Although Swiss metal veterans Poltergeist premiered in 1989 with ‘Depression’, the count of longplayers isn’t further than on four to date. This has less to do with a lack of musical quality or zeal. It’s mainly due to the fact that Poltergeist was ‘offline’ for 20 years. After having published ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’, nomen et... Continue Reading →
OZ show with ''Forced Commandments'' that they aren't on the shelf yet and that Swedish steel doesn't rust that easily. The spirit of denim and leather, that what this album is about. Not more, but certainly also not less.
Palace, that's not a new player in Metal, considering the fact of seven releases to date. The guys from Speyer, Germany startet 30 years ago and the fact that they are still releasing records shows willpower and staying power. 'Reject the System' is the newest release that reaches us from Speyer, featuring ten tracks of... Continue Reading →
Over the last years some German Trash Metal bands revitalized what started in the '80s and was put to sleep for some years. Assassin is one of these bands. The guys premiered with 'The Upcoming Terror' album in 1987 before the parted ways in 1989 after having pushed to sophomore album to the market. Since... Continue Reading →
The driving forces behind Wolfpakk are Michael Voss and Mark Sweeney, both known form several other bands they worked with and contributed to. With the moniker of Wolfpakk the duo already released four longplayer of which the first one was shipped to the record stores in 2011. Next to the two Melodic Rock experts it’s... Continue Reading →
It's a fact that vikings also came to Hamburg and thinking about the assault in 845 A.D. it wasn't with a peaceful intention. However, these days are long gone but there's still some viking spirit alive in the Hansestadt at the Elbe river. Hamburgs Metal powerhouse Stormwarrior have a new longplayer in the starting blocks.... Continue Reading →
(6/10) The moment Jutta Weinhod announces a new album, in the meantime with her band Velvet Viper, there's some hope to get a continuation of what started with the sensational Zed Yago debut. To take it right away, also this time the 'From Over Yonder' stays untouched. Weinhold has a pretty unique voice, a gift... Continue Reading →