CD review SONATA ARCTICA ‘Talviyö’

(7/10) Having a look on the artwork of an album that shows a peaceful winter landscape is a refreshing moment on a day with 30 degrees celcius outside and the titel 'Talviyö', meaning 'winter night' in Finnish, amplifies it even. Besides these refreshing ingredients, Sonata Arctica's newest longplayer comes with more of a standard approach.... Continue Reading →

CD review IVORY TOWER ‘Stronger’

(7/10) Ivory Tower, that's Progressive Metal hailing from Kiel, Germany. The quintet released four albums to date with 'IV' being the latest one. Eight years later and after having been gone through line-up changes the guys from Schleswig Holstein puts more wood on the metallic fire with longplayer number five. Frank Fasold (key) is the... Continue Reading →

CD review ENVENOMED ‘The Walking Shred’

(7/10) Australian Heavy Metal has a solid home base in Down Under. Bands like Mortal Sin paved the way for many (Thrash) Metal bands and it’s of course legendary AC/DC and Rose Tattoo that brought the fifth continent on everybody's Rock radar. Nowadays it’s the next generation, being in the starting blocks for their Metal... Continue Reading →

‘Extreme Power Metal’ by DRAGONFORCE

Dragonforce's new album caries the exciting title of 'Extreme Power Metal'. The album comes through earMUSIC and is available in the record stores on September 27th. Tracklist: 1. Highway to Oblivion2. Cosmic Power of the Infinite Shred Machine3. The Last Dragonborn4. Heart Demolition5. Troopers of the Stars6. Razorblade Meltdown7. Strangers8. In a Skyforged Dream9. Remembrance... Continue Reading →

CD review THE OFFERING ‘HOME’

(8/10) The Offering is a fairly new player in the fields of Metal. The band, hailing from Boston, MA, started in 2015 and consists out of Steve Finn (d), Nishad George (g), Alex Richichi (v) and Spencer Metela (b), the latter joining the band last year. The Offering has so far an EP in the... Continue Reading →

CD review MARTYR ‘Live in Japan’

(*/10) Martyr truly belongs to the pioneers when it comes to Dutch Heavy Metal. The band started in 1982, a time when Heavy Metal gained momentum and it was two albums the guys could add to the books. Matyr premiered with ‘For the Universe’ in 1985 and it was one year later that ‘Darkness at... Continue Reading →

CD review SABATON ‘The Great War’

(8/10) Almost to date three years after having released the successful ‘The Last Stand’-album award-decorated Swedish metal powerhouse Sabaton have a next album in the starting blocks. ‘The Great War’, is the title of Sabaton’s ninth full-length album and the guys pick it up where the left off with the previous longplayer. This time it’s... Continue Reading →

CD review RIOT V ‘Live in Japan 2018’

(*/10) Metal pioneers Riot V, formerly Riot, are a band that is one of the most under-rated bands in powerful Heavy Metal. The guys are inspiration to so many younger bands are rose to underground legends. Unfortunately the step from underground to the big stage never really happened. Records like ‘Fire Down Under’ and ‘Born... Continue Reading →

Exciting news from PSYCHOTIC WALTZ

Good news for fans of Prog Metal. Legendary Psychotic Waltz reunited with its original line-up in 2010. Now they signed with InsideOutMusic and announced a first studio album in 23 years. Release date is scheduled for early 2020 and the band comments: “We could not be happier about joining the InsideOutMusic roster! We are very... Continue Reading →

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