Saxon frontman Biff Byford has to cancel the planned solo tour and HERE is a message from Biff.
I think that a lot of things regarding Manowar that can be controversially discussed and looked upon from different angles. What I think everybody agrees to is that fact that the years with Ross 'The Boss’ Friedman have been the most successful ones, including albums that became milestones in Heavy Metal and the moment Friedman... Continue Reading →
Burning Witches needed a few month to regroup and adapt to the line-up changes. Now they are back with the decisive third album, expressing that the quintet came back to stay. Horns up.
Oskar Jacobsson (vocals), Olof Engkvist (guitar), Adam Hagelin (guitar), Ludwig Sjöholm (bass) and Linus Fritzson (drums), also known as Ambush, released their demo in 2013. German High Roller Records took notice of the five Swedes, a deal was inked and work on a first full-length album started. ‚Firestorm‘ was the debut and 2020 is the... Continue Reading →
'Ordinary Man' more than just a longplayer that carries music. It is a record that features a lot of feel. There are moments when the emotional intensity reminded me of Johnny Cash's legendary version of 'Hurt'. 'Ordinary Man' of course carries the heavier songs but it's the emotional moments that makes this longplayer so special. Throughout the eleven songs featuring tracklist an underlying feeling of 'goodbye' is what touches you as a listener. This album feels like the final delivery to a musical legacy of one of the greatest and multifaceted singers in Heavy Metal, a pioneer and an idol for generations of musicians. Thank you Ozzy Osbourne for giving the Metal world this longplayer and thank you for all the earlier releases that made this music genre to what it is.
Haunt from Fresno, CA is probably one of the most productive bands these days. It was three years ago when the quartet appeared on the scene with an EP called ‚Luminous Eyes'. A debut followed in 2018 and with ‚Mind Freeze‘ album three reaches the record stores in early January this year. Haunt, that’s Heavy... Continue Reading →
Biff Byford never released a solo album to date and the year of 2020 will change things. ‚School of Hard Knock’s is the excellent solo debut of a singer and frontman that truly belongs to the pioneers of Heavy Metal. Release date of ‚School of Hard Knocks‘ is scheduled for February 21st, 2020 and nit... Continue Reading →
Diabolic Night is the brainchild of guitarist, bassist and vocalist Heavy Steeler who started a solo project back in 2013. The so far countable results are an demo, ans EP and a single release entitled 'Infernal Power'. Time for Mr. Steeler to work on a full-length debut. 'Beyond the Realm' is this anticipated first longplayer,... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Listening to Angel Witch is like inhaling a solid dose of NWoBHM spirit with every note played. The Heavy Metal pioneers from the UK belong to the icons in Heavy Metal. Although not having released a tremendous amount of longplayers the guys became legends with the name of Angel Witch being known by every... Continue Reading →
(7/10) Heavy Metal had a heyday period in the '80s with many metalheads starting a band at the time. Some made it to the top while others released some well-crafted record but stayed in the underground of Heavy Metal. UK-based Grim Reaper is one of the bands that was never kissed by the spotlight of... Continue Reading →
(*/10) British Heavy Metal icons Saxon celebrate their 40th anniversary with a tour entitled ‚Castles & Eagles‘ plus the release of a live collection featuring four decades in Metal. ‚The Eagles Has Landed 40 (Live)‘ is a comprehensive album with 40 songs representing all eras of a Heavy Metal legend. From the debut to the... Continue Reading →
(8/10) British Metal veterans Sacrilege is a band with an interesting history. The guys from Gillingham, England started their career in the '80s but could cash in more than three demos before the band stopped in the second half of the decade. Many years later, appetite for good Heavy Metal became bigger again and the... Continue Reading →
(*/10) It might not be the sound that makes Bullet special and standing out from all the other bands. The quintet from Sweden is rooted in traditional Heavy Metal a la Accept / Judas Priest and it’s the authenticity that makes the band, their performance and their music special. It’s the entire package you get... Continue Reading →
(7/10) Kryptos is a forerunner when it comes to Heavy Metal hailing from India. The four-piece band from Bangalore has their roots in traditional Heavy Metal, spiced up with a solid portion of Thrash Metal. The quartet can look back on a long history in Metal and it was last year when Kryptos celebrated its... Continue Reading →