Tag Archives: Heavy Metal

Ross The Boss – Born Of Fire

  Ross The Boss, founder member of Manowar back in 1980 shows he still has the riffs in his metal arsenal with Born Of Fire, his fourth solo album released on AFM Records. These twelve monster songs are blazed out by his backing band of Marc Lopes on vocals, Mike …

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Absolva – Side By Side

When the likes of Iron Maiden, Saxon and Judas Priest eventually decide to hang up their leathers, the position of being one of the superpower’s of British Heavy Metal will be up for grabs. Enter Absolva, a bruising fourpiece from Manchester who are armed with all the credentials potent enough …

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Nightfear – “Apocalypse” OUT TODAY!

NIGHTFEAR were formed in Madrid in 2008 and released their debut album “Inception” in 2012, establishing their name in the Spanish Heavy Metal scene. Their sophomore album, a conceptual work entitled “Drums of War” and released in 2015, set them as one of the most prominent national bands within the genre. …

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Exlibris Announce New Album ‘Shadowrise’

Polish/Finnish heavy metallers Exlibris are wrapping up the production of their new release titled “Shadowrise”. Following original guitarist Daniel Lechmański’s departure from the band in early 2019, the band’s been joined by one of Finland’s top axemen – Antti Wirman (Warmen, King Company, Children of Bodom). “Riku first contacted me in spring …

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GraveReign – The Road To Acheron (single track review)

GraveReign, the brainchild of guitarist David Shankle (ex Manowar, DSG and Feanor) along with vocalist Tony Engel (ASC and Veilside) have joined forces. Simply put as “A studio project of two friends who finally got around to writing together”. A studio album is currently planned and the first result is …

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Paul Di’Anno – Hell Over Waltrop-Live In Germany

Whatever remains in Paul Di’Anno‘s topsy turvy career, the one thing that will never change is that the Londoner is one of the most important figures in the history of Heavy Metal. Famed for his four year tenure fronting a fledgling Iron Maiden, the two albums he rammed his vocals …

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CRYSTAL VIPER Release New Video And Single

Crystal Viper release new single and video, new album out in November. Polish heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER released new video and single, “Still Alive”. “It’s an opening track on our new album, “Tales Of Fire And Ice”, right after the intro. It’s basically a song about the Bermuda Triangle, but the …

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Forlorn Hope reveal new track

There is nothing stopping Brit heavy metal quintet FORLORN HOPE who continue their climb. The band have just unleashed an explosive new track, Badajoz, taken from their incoming debut album, Over The Hills, out on Friday 26th July.   FORLORN HOPE hail from Merseyside and shrewdly fuse history and heavy …

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Schattenmann – Epidemie

When I was asked to review the new album by Schattenmann it was pitched to me as “if you like Rammstein you might like this”. So as the album starts I’m already prejudging. As if aimed to not disappoint the opening track Schattenland has the throbbing industrial guitar beat from …

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Mad Spanner – Life Absurd

There must be something other than water in the River Severn as it flows through the normally sedate Shropshire town of Shrewsbury to addle the brains of Mad Spanner when they came to write their latest album, the aptly titled Life Absurd as it seems to have turned them into …

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Obey – Swallow The Sun

So, can Obey overcome the tricky third album syndrome with their new opus Swallow The Sun? Of course they have and with ease! It’s taken 3 years since they served up Maelstrom but the wait has been worthwhile as opener ‘Back Home’ draws you in from the off by a …

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Hellfire – Mania

‘Mania’  is Hellfire’s third full album release after ‘Metal Masses’  (2016) and ‘Free Again’  (2017). The four piece unit are from San Francisco, California and were formed in 2010. I was quite apprehensive about stepping out of my genre zone again for this one, but I’m glad I did. There’s …

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Quartz – Live Quartz

Now this is how live albums should sound! Dissonance Productions have raided the heavy metal vaults and dug out this 1980 Live Quartz album, of course by the band Quartz. Actually recorded on December 1st 1979 in their hometown of Digbeth, it sounds stripped down to its bare bones. Three …

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Quartz – Quartz

Those fine folk at Dissonance Productions have cranked up their time machine and unearthed the self titled debut from Quartz in 1977. Produced by Tony Iommi, they also supported Black Sabbath the same year and appeared at the prestigious Reading Festival (when it used to be rock/metal related) in 1977, …

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M.A.D – Manente / Alonzo / DuBose

Power trio M.A.D released this their debut self-titled album on 17/01/19. Members hail from the United States and Brazil, and their songs are inspired by stories of insane individuals, scientists and priests. For me, this is a little different from my usual genre and I have to admit that these …

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ASOMVEL SIGNS WITH HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS RECORDS

ASOMVEL SIGNS WITH HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS RECORDS + Unleash album details and pre-order! HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS RECORDS is proud to welcome a new member to their eclectic artist roster and family: Heavy Metal overlords ASOMVEL have signed a worldwide deal with the Italian cult label! The band is sharing the …

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M.A.D.: Power trio creates music inspired by tales of horror

M.A.D.: Power trio creates music inspired by tales of horror The Manente / Alonzo / Du Bose project do a modern take on early influences such as Fates Warning, King Diamond and Queensrÿche M.A.D., acronym for Manente / Alonzo / Du Bose, is a power trio with members from the United States …

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IRON FIRE Announce New album ‘Beyond The Void’ 

  Denmark’s IRON FIRE strike back with a vengeance! Their ninth full-length “Beyond The Void”, mixed and mastered by legendary producer Tue Madsen, will be released on 8th March 2019 via Crime Records. Expect an honest in-your-face album, filled with blistering Power Metal songs that melt traditional melodic Heavy Metal with hard-hitting Thrash! …

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BLOODY TIMES Release ‘Day of Collapse’ Lyric Video

German heavy metal band, BLOODY TIMES, have released a new lyric video for ‘Day of Collapse‘, in memory of the fallen men and women of the September 11 attacks, the song is taken off their new album ‘On A Mission‘ which was released January 11, 2019, and features ROSS THE BOSS (ex-MANOWAR), JOHN GREELY (ex-ICED …

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