(8/10) What comes to your mind if you read about Astral Doors? I guess it's Dio, Black Sabbath and more traditional heavy metal. Frontman Nils Patrik Johansson was often compared with the legendary Ronnie James Dio and the voice do have similarities. However, Astral Doors is more than a clone of the iconic frontman and... Continue Reading →
Tunesian metaller Myrath are a rising star in metal and a new album is in the making. Frontman frontman Zaher Zorgati tells the story behind the song 'Dance' that was revealed already some weeks ago.
(8/10) Rhapsody Of Fire is a band that found their success formula rather early in their career and they stick to it since then. ‘Legendary Tales’ introduced their symphonic metal in 1997 and was the starting point for 12 more records with ‘The Eighth Mountain' being the newest one. You don’t need to have a... Continue Reading →
(6/10) Oh boy, this album is a real curveball and I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with Lovebites. In case you haven't heard of the band before the band name might make you think about a hard rock outfit. The moniker would fit perfect but it's actually misleading. Lovebites are into melodic... Continue Reading →
(7/10) German melodic metal outfit Sinbreed went through some changes over the last years. Two new members are on board and a switch of labels took place also. The 2016 album ‘Master Creator’ has been released by AFM Records and it’s the new album being Sinbreed's premier for Massacre Records. Regarding the line-up, too important positions... Continue Reading →
(8/10) 2018 seems to be a busy year for former Iced Earth frontman Matt Barlow. The singer teamed up with composer Jonah Weingarten and the duo released a self-titled album a few months ago. After such a cinematic and soundtrack-like release Barlow returns with Ashes To Ares. Next to Barlow, it was Freddie Vidales and... Continue Reading →
(9/10) 2018 is the year of two glorious comebacks of Seattle-based bands that released milestone records in metal during the 80’s. Prog masters Heir Apparent is one of them and Fifth Angel is the other one. The latter released a terrific debut in 1986. Songs like ‘In the Fallout’ and ‘Fifth Angel’ belong to the... Continue Reading →
(8/10) September 2018 is an important month when it comes to heavy metal music, hailing from the greater Heidenheim area. The German city in the south of Germany is the hometown of two metal acts that are well-known in metal. Undertow will release their new album “Reap the Storm’ on September 21st and it’s know... Continue Reading →