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 →

CD review TERAMAZE ‘Are We Soldiers’

(8/10) The foundation of Teramaze was laid in 1993 when guitarist Dean Wells kicked-off this Progressive Metal outfit. The band's hailing from Melbourne., Australia and the guys faced some ups and downs over the last years. Even a split-up in 2002 is a part of Teramze history and it was the band leader himself that... Continue Reading →

CD review NIGHTQUEEN ‘Seduction’

(7/10) Nightqueen from Genk, Belgium is a new member on El Puerto Records' roster. 'Seduction' is decisive third longplayer of the sextet from the Benelux and features twelve songs that are rooted on Power Metal. Nightqueen is the brainchild of guitarist Rex Zeco who founded the band in the early 2000s. What started as a... Continue Reading →

MICHEAL SCHENKER FEST reveals first details about the new album

Following on from the release of their successful debut album 'Resurrection', Michael Schenker Fest have completed the recordings for their second studio album, which is now scheduled to be released on September 20th this year worldwide through Nuclear Blast. Today Michael Schenker Fest reveal the cover artwork for 'Revelation',which was created by Zsofia Dankova (Powerwolf a.o.).“It is a fantastic artwork and a great cover. A picture... Continue Reading →

CD review XENTRIX ‘Bury the Pain’

(8/10) You could get the feeling that all the oldschool Thrash Metal formations are coming back - some sooner, some later. UK metallist Xentrix is one of these bands, returning in 2017 with a show the quartet played at Bloodstock Festival. Xentrix is an outfit that started in the mid '80s, with a debut unveiled... Continue Reading →

CD review INDIAN NIGHTMARE ‘ By Ancient Force’

(7/10) Indian Nightmare is an illustrious outfit, which is truly global with countries like Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey and Italy, band members call their home. It's often mentioned that Heavy Metal units and this quintet is an example for the saying being spot-on. 'By Ancient Force' is the sophomore album of this furious outfit. The longplayer... Continue Reading →

CD review LEATHÜRBITCH ‘Into the Night’

(8/10) Leathürbitch, already this moniker creates a certain level of attention, with the 'ü' being definitely more of an unusual letter in English language. Next is the artwork that reflects a certain '80s vibe but besides all this it's the music that needs to do the job. While I was spinning this longplayer for the... Continue Reading →

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