ENSLAVED unveil artwork for ‘Utgard’

Norway's avantgarde metal heroes Enslaved reached out to their fans yesterday, to present them the cover artwork for their upcoming album 'Utgard': Enslaved's official statement:"Due to the current situation, we took the decision together with our label Nuclear Blast to postpone the release of ‘Utgard’ to the fall. Therefore, as you can imagine, the whole schedule had to... Continue Reading →

CD review BONFIRE 'Fistful of Fire'

Bonfire is more and more finding back to old strength and 'Fistful of Fire' can compete with the ‘Point Blank’-days, something I truly doubted during the last decades. 'Fistful of Fire' showcases a band that's on fire. Check it out.

CD review MASTER BOOT RECORD ‘Floppy Disk Overdrive’

'Floppy Disk Overdrive' is, in a positive way, a really distracting album with music that is unique to date. Although it's different from everything else, the album is easy approachable and the first notes open the gates to a new sound experience. MBR isn't denim and leather Metal but certainly allows headbanging and having fun

CD review WALTARI ‘Global Rock’

If there is one band on this planet that takes the word ‘crossover’ very serious, than it’s Waltari from Finland. The band, nowadays driven by Kärtsy Hatakka.and Jari Lehtinen, seems to have an endless flow of border-crossing creativity. Not forgotten is the extraordinary ‘Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep C’ album, a... Continue Reading →

CD review REECE ‘Cacophony of Souls’

David Reece's musical vita reads well. Accept, Bonfire and Bangalore Choir are bands the frontman enriched with his voice and vocals. Sainted Sinner was the latest musical endeavor that's now followed by a next solo album, entitled 'Cacophony of Souls'. The first solo album of Reece dates back to the year 2009 and as eleven... Continue Reading →

CD review THE UNITY ‘Pride’

The Unity can be truly pride for what they achieved on this album. “Pride’ is heavy enough for the denim and leather fraction as well as it features a melodic aspect that allow the band to open up for Rock fans. This album is one of the best ones so far in this category.

CD review VINNIE MOORE ‘Soul Shifter’

Vinnie Moore belongs to a generation of shredding guitarist that boomed in the second half of the '80s. Especially 'Mind's Eye' and 'Time Odyssey' are great instrumental records to date, exciting longplayers for guitar heroes and jaw-dropping music for non-musicians. During his career, Moore contributed also to records of Alice Cooper and Vicious Rumors, next... Continue Reading →

CD review SONS OF APOLLO ‘MMXX”

Honestly, what should go wrong when guys like Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Scott Soto, Derek Sherinian and Ron Thal team-up to record an album. Right, nothing can go wrong. Usually supergroups are more of a marketing thing and often you wonder what‘s ‚super‘ with such a project. In Sons Of Apollo‘s case things are... Continue Reading →

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