'Danse de Noir' is the fourth release of German Metal outfit Lord Vigo, a ten songs featuring record that comes through High Roller Records. Knowing the portfolio of High Roller Records doesn't leave a doubt about this album being a next well-crafted Metal release, based on more traditional Heavy Metal. Lord Vigo, hailing from Landstuhl,... Continue Reading →
‘Rock World’ is like opening a treasure box. The well-selected songs show that greatness of Riot and honors Mark Reale and Riot in a great fashion. Riot is much bigger than what any sales figures ever showed and this rarity collection underlines the importance of Riot for Heavy Metal.
belts before starting the engine. The power of the album otherwise might blow you away. 'Rush of Death' is a really strong album, brimming with power and energy. Well-done and great stuff for headbangers.
Canadian Epic Metal outfit Smoulder was supposed to perform at Up The Hammer 2020 festival in Athens, Greece last night. Unfortunately the Corona virus led to the unfortunate situation of the festival being cancelled. Besides the dramatic effects on organizers, fans and band, metallers at least can welcome Smoulder's newest release. 'Dream Quest Ends' is... Continue Reading →
With Villagers Of Ionnia City, Sulphur Aeon and Indian Nightmare, three bands have been confirmed today for the 2020 edition of Rock Hard festival. As posted earlier, Rock Hard Festival 2020 will take again place during Whit-weekend at Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen. The days are 29.05.-31.05.2020 and more information can be found HERE.
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 →
West coast metal veterans Metal Church will release 'From the Vault’ via Reaper Entertainment on April 10, 2020 in Europe. The band has released a lyric video for the first track from the collection, ‚Dead On The Vine‘. Recorded in the summer of 2019, the song started from an idea that began when Mike Howe... Continue Reading →
West coast metal veterans Metal Church will release "From the Vault” via Reaper Entertainment on April 10, 2020 in Europe. This latest release is a special edition compilation album that features 16 previously unreleased tracks from the Mike Howe era, which include four newly recorded studio tracks including a redux of the band’s fan favorite... Continue Reading →
On April 24th, Cirith Ungol will release their new album, Forever Black - their first collection of all-new material in 29 years! For a preview of Forever Black, a lyric video for the first single, "Legions Arise", can be viewed at HERE. Cirith Ungol was formed in Ventura, California in the early 1970s, first appearing... Continue Reading →
If you read some of my earlier reviews you noticed that I sometimes refer to the eye-level cooperation between singer and guitarist, being a decisive factor for an album becoming just good or even great. Demons & Wizards build exactly on this collaboration. Blind Guardian frontman Hansi Kürsch and Iced Earth mainman Jon Schaffer are... Continue Reading →
Prior to the tour start Metal pioneers Hammerfall mentioned a bigger production for the 'Dominion'-tour and the guys stick to the promise. Fire, showers of sparks and great stage set-up incl. the drum-kit being on top of a 3 mtr. high podia, that's what fans can look at during a 100 minutes set.
What to tell you about a new album of Canadian Metal pioneers Anvil? If you haven't lived under a rock over the last decades you're familiar with the trio from maple-leaf country and even-though you might heard very little of Anvil's music you at least saw the documentary 'The Story of Anvil', I guess. Lips,... Continue Reading →
It was three years ago when German/US metallers Serious Black released the 'First Light'-album and it became a bit quiet around the band lately. However, the buzz is getting louder again these days with the band having a new album in the pipeline and capturing a support slot on the upcoming Hammerfall tour. Serious Black's... Continue Reading →