It was 40 years ago that a group of young metal heads from Stourbridge, England released a debut album that was recorded in seven days and came without frills and decoration. Without getting full support, the album didn’t get the attention music and songs deserved. ‘Lightning to the Nations’, so the title of Diamond Head’s... Continue Reading →
Haunt is one of the bands that quietly and steadily evolve from an insider tip to underground metal warriors. Haunt exist since three years and released their debut 'Burst Into Flames' in 2018. The quartet can certainly not be blamed for any compositional laziness. 'Flashback' is already the fourth album in two years, penned by... Continue Reading →
Iron Maiden announce a new live album. The band recorded three sold-out shows in Mexico City in September 2019, being the base for 'Nights Of The Dead – Legacy Of The Beast, Live in Mexico City'. 100 minutes of live music is what release will deliver in times when concerts are heavily missed. Release date... Continue Reading →
UK Metal veterans Satan recently announced a new release called 'Early Rituals'. Instead of publishing new songs the guys went back in time. At the beginning of their career the quintet, hailing from Newcastle, released three demo tapes. The first two led to the debut 'Court in the Act' while the 'Dirt Demo' followed in... Continue Reading →
The first time my attention was directed towards Anchillotti was when the band performed at the Heavy Metal Maniacs festival 2015 in The Netherlands. With their traditional heavy metal the four Italians knew how to impress the audience. At that time the guys had just released their debut 'The Chain Goes On' and everything still... Continue Reading →
OZ show with ''Forced Commandments'' that they aren't on the shelf yet and that Swedish steel doesn't rust that easily. The spirit of denim and leather, that what this album is about. Not more, but certainly also not less.
Three years after 'Who Mourns for the Morning Star?' it is 'Age of Steel' that provides again hard-hitting Heavy Metal, music with an oldschool spirit and a modern production. Two thumbs up.
Covid-19 and the taken measures have a big impact on everybody individually, but have also an impact on the music business. Enough of a reason to reach out to clubs, bands,… in the greater Hamburg area to see what the situation is and how everybody can stand together to go though this. Today we continue with... Continue Reading →
Already the bandname is unusal and also the sound of 'Bloodlines' isn't mainstream either. Dutch metallers The Spirit Cabinet combine traditional Heavy Metal with Doom Metal, not to forget an underlaying psychedelic vibe that resonates with each of the six songs on the new album 'Bloodlines'. Snake McRuffkin, Johnny Hällström, Erich Vilsmeier and Cromwell Fleedwood... Continue Reading →
Hamburg's Metal veterans Black Hawk deliver with 'Destination Hell' an album that isn't polished neither it's over-produced. It has a solid sound and a lot of edges. The ten songs might not bring that much new to the plate. Still they are authentic and real. No frills, some thrills and a lot of passion, that's Black Hawk's new album. If you like traditional Heavy Metal straight from the underground you should give the album a chance.
With 'Terminal Shock' Canadian metaller Traveler add a next album to their discography. The band, hailing from Calgary, premiered a year ago with 'Traveler' and it's the sophomore longplayer 'Termination Shock' unveiling again their passion for traditional Heavy Metal. Being enrooted in the spirit of the NWoHM, the sound of Traveler reflects pure Heavy Metal.... Continue Reading →
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 →