CD review HAUNT (U.S.) "Mind Freeze'

Haunt from Fresno, CA is probably one of the most productive bands these days. It was three years ago when the quartet appeared on the scene with an EP called ‚Luminous Eyes'. A debut followed in 2018 and with ‚Mind Freeze‘ album three reaches the record stores in early January this year. Haunt, that’s Heavy... 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 →

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 →

CD review RIOT CITY ‘Burn the Night’

(8/10) When I received this album my first thought was: "Why do I get Triumph's 'Surveillance' album?" Things straightened out rather quickly since the sender of this album is not Triumph but a band called Riot City and although the artwork reminds a lot of the classical Triumph release this record contains totally different music.... Continue Reading →

CD review RUTHLESS ‘Evil Within’

(7/10) Underground legends Ruthless evoked the 'Discipline of Steel' back in 1986 when the band premiered with a ten track comprising longplayer. Although the album wasn't a bad one, competition was quite strong at the time and an upcoming grunge vibe didn't make things easy either. As a result Ruthless parted ways in 1990. 25... Continue Reading →

Exciting new from ARCH/MATHEOS

In progressive metal circles, the names of guitarist Jim Matheos and vocalist John Arch are spoken with due reverence. With the former having been a driving force in Fates Warning for thirty-five years, and the latter the original front-man of that band, they also have a single seminal work under the Arch / Matheos banner,... Continue Reading →

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