‘Punching the Sky’ is done with a steelworker approach rather a Houdini show. There are no tricks or false bottom. Armored Saint and ‘Punching the Sky’ is real and authentic from start to finish. The band successfully lift the bar that was already on a very high level. ‘Punching the Sky’ is a clear candidate for becoming ‘Album of the Year’.
Legendary metal veterans Fates Warning recently announced a new album called 'Long Day Good Night'. 'Now Comes the Rain' is the next sonic appetizer for an album that will belong to the highlights in 2020. Check out 'Now Comes the Rain': https://youtu.be/tUPJXrMV4W0 Release date of the album will be November 6th, and the longplayer comes... Continue Reading →
French Nightmare are a band with a long history. What started in the late '70s as a band with a passion for punk rock morphed over time a solid power metal band that releases with 'Aeternam' their newest product. Since having released with 'Dead Sun' their latest album in 2016 a few things changed when... Continue Reading →
Hexx's reference album is the 1986 release 'Under the Spell' and the new longplayer from the California-based powerhouse will not cause a change. 'Entangled in Sin', so the title of the record, is the new release forged by Hexx and although it can't reach the milestone it's still an excellent Metal record. Hexx disappeared from... Continue Reading →
Good things will find you, regardless of time. In a way that’s valid for Heathen’s new longplayer ‘Empire of the Blind’ too. The band premiered in 1987 with the stellar ‘Breaking the Silence’ debut in 1987 and after the sophomore smasher ‘Victims of Deception’s has intensified the great impression, radio silence took over. Silence was... Continue Reading →
A few weeks ago Armored Saint announced a new album. 'Punching the Sky' is the title of their eighth longplayer, featuring eleven new songs. 1. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants2. End of the Attention Span3. Bubble4. My Jurisdiction5. Do Wrong to None6. Lone Wolf7. Missile to Gun8. Fly in the Ointment9. Bark, No Bite10.... Continue Reading →
September 25th, that’s when fantasy becomes reality. Nearly three decades after having released with ‘Vivas Machina’ their sophomore album, US Metal institution Hittman return to the scene. Inspired by several festival appearances, Jim Bacchi, Dirk Kennedy and band mates have decided to record their third longplayer and the guys found with No Remorse Records a... Continue Reading →
Legendary Fates Warning unveil the release date for their upcoming longplayer 'Long Day Good Night'. On November 6th the album will be available in the record stores in various formats. "The styles of music we've written distinguish this record from the rest of our catalogue," states vocalist Ray Alder. "There are some songs with electronics and some... Continue Reading →
'To Live To Kill To Live' is the new Manticora album and the title can easily confuse since the predecessor was named 'To Kill To Live To Kill'. However, the naming of the two albums shows that there is a link that connects them, which is the storyline. Both records are based on a novel,... Continue Reading →
After having played several festival shows over the last years and having with No Remorse Records a label that re-issued the Hittman debut album, a solid return of the US Metal veterans with a potential third album wasn't an unimaginable thing anymore (also read the interview from two years ago). Things got shape and form... Continue Reading →
‘Reflections’ is an album that might be interesting for fans of bands like Dream Theater, Savatage and Symphony X. Melodic Metal with progressive song structures is what this longplayer offers. Even if it feels like the guys being ahead of themselves here and there, the album is a well-done one and has the potential to enlarge the Assignment fan-base.
On October 23rd, Armored Saint will release their eighth full-length, 'Punching The Sky', via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the album, a video for the new single, 'End of the Attention Span' (directed by Robert Graves). Bassist Joey Vera comments: "We've teamed up with video director Robert Graves for our first single,... Continue Reading →
Redemption is the brainchild of guitarist Nick van Dyk who founded the band in 2000. The self-titled debut was unleashed in 2003, but it was the second longplayer, which led to some extra attention. Very well-crafted progressive Metal is the trademark of Redemption and no less than Fates Warning's Ray Alder was the 'voice' of... Continue Reading →
Vicious Rumors is known for a lot of things but certainly not for a consistent line-up. The number of musical contributors that supported Geoff Thorpe in achieving his musical vision of Metal is countless and also the new album features new members. This time it is lead vocalist Nick Courtney and guitarist Gunnar Dügrey who have... Continue Reading →
Hailing from Calgary/Edmonton, Alberta, Osyron added a next record to their musical offer. After having premiered in 2103 with 'Harbinger', the guys released with 'Kingsbane' their sophomore album in 2017. Three years later, a new EP will see the light of days. 'Foundation' is the title of a release that features 5 songs. For the... Continue Reading →