CD review CAULDRON ‘New Gods’

(8/10) Toronto, Ontario is the homebase of rock and metal outfit Cauldron, a band that is around since 2006. The guys are a regular guest on the release schedule overview with in total four albums that saw the light of day to date. After ‘In Ruin’ hit the shelves in 2016 it was time for... Continue Reading →

CD review SOURCE ‘Source’ – re-issue

(9/10) Don’t get confused while thinking about Source from Sweden. There are two bands with this moniker, while this one here is the epic metal powerhouse. Source is the brainchild of former Portrait axeman Richard Lagergren. After having left Portrait in 2012 the guitarist immediately started to work on an own band – Source. To... Continue Reading →

LP review PHARAO ‘After the Fire’

(8/10) ‘After the Fire’ is the album that started things for Cruz del Sur. Originally published in 2003 the album carries catalog number ‘Cruz01’ and is a starting point of one of the most important underground labels for traditional and epic metal. The label grew over time and is after 15 years a safe bet... Continue Reading →

CD review PRIMAL FEAR ‘Apocalypse’

(8/10) Mat Sinner is a restless mind. Things started many years ago in Stuttgart, Germany and it was Sinner, one of his main bands that kicked off a tremendous amount of releases, tours and projects. It’s almost impossible to count all the activities Mat Sinner was and is involved in. However, next to Sinner it... Continue Reading →

CD review ARTIZAN ‘Demon Rider’

(8/10) Jacksonville, Florida is the homebase of Artizan, a US metal powerhouse that has its fourth longplayer in the pipeline. 'Demon Rider' follows the 2015 release 'The Furthest Reaches' and features, in the standard version, 5 songs. A limited version includes, next to the 5 songs, the title track with no less than Jag Panzer's... Continue Reading →

SAXON’s ‘Thunderbolt’ as special tour edition

British metal pioneers Saxon will release on September 7th their latest longplayer 'Thunderbolt' in an special tour edition. The album contains two live bonus tracks plus a 10"x10" photo of the band on tour. Tracklist: Olympus Rising Thunderbolt The Secret of Flight Nosferatu (The Vampire’s Waltz) They Played Rock and Roll Predator Sons of Odin... Continue Reading →

Metal Blade re-issues KING DIAMOND classics

Metal Blade Records started in early summer a re-release series of King Diamond classics. From 'Fatal Portrait' to 'Abigail II - The Revenge', vinyl versions have been launched already or will see the light of day within the coming weeks.  The re-issues are done as an exclusive edition on 180gr. vinyl and come as pic... Continue Reading →

New SATAN album in September

NWoBHM veterans Satan will release a new studio album on September 7th. 'Cruel Magic' will come via Metal Blade Records and comprises of 10 songs: 01. Into The Mouth Of Eternity 02. Cruel Magic 03. The Doomsday Clock 04. Legions Hellbound 05. Ophidian 06. My Prophetic Soul 07. Death Knell For A King 08. Who... Continue Reading →

SATAN announces a new 7″

On July 6th Metal Blade will release the 'The Doomsday Clock' 7" single on vinyl as well as digital. The b-side features another brand new track, 'Catacombs' exclusively to this 7". You can get 'The Doomsday Clock' in these formats, limitations in brackets: • Black vinyl (400) • Transparent red vinyl (200) • White vinyl... Continue Reading →

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