A-Z sign a deal with Metal Blade Records

A-Z (pronounced "A through Z") equals Ray Alder (Fates Warning; vocals) and Mark Zonder (ex-Fates Warning, Warlord; drums), and also means "anything is possible" - and with this line-up of musicians, that is no exaggeration. This exciting new band reunites Alder with Zonder, and they're joined by Philip Bynoe (Warlord, Steve Vai, Nuno Bettencourt) on... Continue Reading →

Review SPACE CHASER ‘Give Us Life’

The German metal scene was never lacking great thresh metal bands. Kreator, Destruction and Sodom belong to the spearhead of Teutonic thrash metal, and it was one decade ago when a new force took the stage. Berlin-based Space Chaser started in 2011 and after having put out a first demo on the market, an EP... Continue Reading →

O.S.I. re-issue ‘Office of Strategic Influence’ and ‘Free’ on CD and vinyl

On July 30th, O.S.I. will release vinyl and CD re-issues of their classic albums, ‘Office of Strategic Influence’ (2003) and ‘Free’ (2006), via Metal Blade Records - the first time both records will be available on vinyl! ‘Free’ was mastered for vinyl by Alan Douches at West West Side, and 2021 marks the 15th anniversary of this seminal release.‘Office of Strategic Influence’ and ‘Free’ can... Continue Reading →

VIO-LENCE unveil details for the upcoming EP

Thrash metal veterans Vio-Lence announce a new EP. The title will be ‘Let the World Burn’ which is the band’s first official release since the 1993 album ‘Nothing to Gain’. The EP will come via Metal Blade Records and release is scheduled for early 2022. Sean Killian (vocals) comments: "Life is meant to be lived... Continue Reading →

Review DESASTER ‘Churches Without Saints’

1988 was the year of Desaster. It wasn’t a disastrous year though and it was more of a year when some guys from Koblenz, Germany started to make music that shook the foundation of metal. Raw and without compromises, Desaster premiered eight years after having started an extraordinary metal endeavor that is still ongoing. It... Continue Reading →

Review METAL MASSACRE ‘XV’

In a time when everybody can create an own list of songs in streaming portals, when YouTube became an important source for promotion of bands and Bandcamp providing a platform for new and established bands, a compilation like Metal Massacre Vol XV feels a bit antiquated. But it is exactly this old-school spirit that makes... Continue Reading →

Review VULTURE ‘Dealin’ Death’

In a time, when many things are uncertain, one thing is certain: high-energy metal machine Vulture unleash a next album that reflects power and an uncompromising approach to metal, a blast you shouldn't miss. The pandemic didn't slow down anything at the Vulture camp when it comes the band's relentless interpretation of furious heavy metal.... Continue Reading →

CD review CAPRA ‘In Transmission’

Capra is a band, 'In Transmission' is an album and opinions can differ when it comes to the music. The wild blend of metal, punk and hardcore leads to music that is massive and furious. Although the start, '[Exordium]', is rather atmospheric, hell breaks loose with 'Hollow Doll'. 'In Transmission' is not an album that... Continue Reading →

ARTILLERY launch a new single

On May 7th, Danish thrash metal powerhouse Artillery launch their tenth album, simply entitled 'X'. 'Turn Up the Rage' is a song, taken from this album and can be watched HERE. Tracklist: The Devils SymphonyIn Thrash We TrustTurn up the RageSilver CrossIn Your MindThe Ghost of MeForce of IndifferenceVarg I VeumMors OntologicaEternal NightBeggars in Black... Continue Reading →

CIRITH UNGOL announce a new EP

Good news from the Cirith Ungol camp. The legendary epic metal powerhouse announce a new EP called 'Half Past Human'. Release date will be May 28th, 2021 and the release, that will come via Metal Blade, will feature four new tracks: Route 666Shelob's LairBrutish ManchildHalf Past Human What's new with the songs is the fact... Continue Reading →

CD review ENDSEEKER ‘Mount Carcass’

It's not that 2021 lacks good death metal releases, thinking about the newest The Crown album and the latest longplayer of UK death metal machine Memoriam. Here comes a next candidate for your shopping list, this time from the beautiful city of Hamburg. It feels like Endseeker being in business already since a long time... Continue Reading →

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