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 →
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.
'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
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 →
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 →
In these days of darkness a morning star would be certainly a good thing once in a while. At least from a musical perspective a 'Morningstar' arises, in this case as an album, revealed by Lord Of Light. The band is the brainchild of Nicklas Kirkevall who bounced some ideas for songs back and forth... Continue Reading →
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.
A while ago a music video went viral on YouTube, showing a band from Mongolia that merges Metal with Mongolian Folk music. Their name – The Hu, meaning ‘the people’ in their native language. The band got in the spotlight very quickly and still is talk of the town. With having released an album recently,... 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 →
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 →
Canadian guitar wizard Jeff Waters started Annihilator more than 30 years ago. He and the band went through all the ups and downs in Metal, surviving even the challenging '90s and to me there are two main factors for this decades-bridging success. There is Waters' 100% dedication to Metal, an energy that he never lost... Continue Reading →
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 →