It was in 2009 when a band was founded in NYC, which quickly grew from a newcomer to an established rock act. We are talking about The Pretty Reckless. With 'Light Me Up' the quartet released a very solid debut album rather quickly and already at the time The Pretty Reckless were nominated for the... Continue Reading →
Brian "Head" Welsh is certainly no stranger to modern metal, having been and still being with his lead guitar an integral part of Korn. During his absence from Korn, Welsh began working on several solo projects, including Love And Death. The guitarist launched the band in 2012 and released a debut album, 'Between Here &... Continue Reading →
King Mothership is brainchild of Spencer Sotelo, known as frontman of the progressive powerhouse Periphery. The roots of 'The Ritual' go back far in time, days between the first and the second Periphery albums. It was in 2011, when Sotelo started to work on song that didn't really fit to what Periphery is into. This... Continue Reading →
10 Years is a band, I haven't had on my musical radar yet and I can't tell you why. The guys started twenty years ago and released eight albums to date. Getting out of the gates very quickly in the early days delivered some opportunities to tour with bigger acts like Korn and Deftones, a... Continue Reading →
After having listened to the album several times I can recommend to push the door to the 'House of Noise' wide open. The organic and warm rock'n'roll spirit that welcomes you right away ist just something you shouldn't miss. And once you're in the 'House of Noise' you want to stay.
Frost* in May, but no worries, it is not a climatic phenomena. Frost*, the band, releases with 'Others' a new EP which is actually not that new. Jem Godfrey and his band mates have recorded six tracks, which are left overs from their 'Falling Satellites' session. Initially, the 2016 released album was planned as a... Continue Reading →
'Idols' is an album of a band that could firm under a logo saying 'Youth Gone Wild'. Talent, passion and savvy, that's what the four guys express via songs that are impressive. Hard Rock and Metal fuses on this album to an irresistible mix that you shouldn't miss. I guess this is just the beginning and we will hear more of Chronus in the near future. These guys came to stay.
Maria Brink and In This Moment started in 2005 and 15 years later the band unveil their new longplayer, entitled 'Mother'. In This Moment's seventh longplayer is a next milestone in the band's career, another expressive journey through the fields of melody, emotion, density and big sounds. 'Mother' is an album with a dark vibe,... Continue Reading →
Higher Power release these days their sophomore longplayer '27 Miles Underwater'. 3 years after having premiered with 'Soul Structure' the guys from Leeds, UK reveal a package of eleven new songs, all mainly based on Hardcore. However, Higher Power has more in the offer, since they merge several styles and genres to a sound that... Continue Reading →
Cyhra is the brainchild of singer Jake E and former In Flames guitarist Jesper Stromblad. The guys premiered in 2017 with ‘Letters to Myself’ and now return with the sophomore album ‘No Halos in Hell’. The new album is a very catchy one with songs being placed somewhere between Modern Metal and Melodic Metal. It... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Alter Bridge is around since more than 15 years and grew to one of the big players in the fields of Alternative Rock and –Metal. Four years ago the band released with ‘The Last Hero’ a highly successful longplayer entering the Top 10 in several longplayer chart. New Alter Bridge albums usually need time... Continue Reading →
(7/10) Finnish rockers Santa Cruz went through some rough months. After having released three pretty good longplayers things clashed on the 2018 US tour when the guys were on the road with Fozzy. Massive internal problems led to nearly all members stopping with Santa Cruz and it was singer Kuosmanen being the only one remaining.... Continue Reading →
(6/10) A new album is out and you could wonder what's new. 'Retribution Therapy' is Nine Shrines' first album, a debut that follows an EP entitled 'Misery'. The quintet, hailing from Ohio, US is inspired by the '90s and early '00s, which leads to song reflecting a fusion of Alternative- and Modern Metal. 'Retribution Therapy'... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Danish metal powerhouse Forever Still is still a rather new band in the fields of metal, although their foundation date was back in 2010. After some first EP’s the band premiered in 2016 with ‘Tied Down’. Already the debut made it clear, that these guys didn‘t came to be ‚forever still‘. Their mission is... Continue Reading →