Sodom – Genesis XIX (Steamhammer)

The past four years have been a challenge for both Sodom and their fans. After the excellent Decision Day (2016), guitarist Bernemann, who has been in the band for 22 years (!), was surprisingly replaced by not one, but, for the first time in band history – two guitar players – the legendary Frank Blackfire..

Hellsmoke – 2020 (Pride & Joy Music)

Hellsmoke is a new hard rock band from Helsingborg in Southern Sweden with 2020 being the band's heavy, incendiary and very hard hitting debut. The band began life when guitarist Christofer Dahlman (ex-Alyson Avenue, Bai Bang) and songwriter Torbjörn Månsson' joined forces with drummer Roger Landin (ex-Cloudscape) and their proto-metal built around snarling guitars and..

POWERWOLF Announces 2021 “Wolfsnächte” European Tour

Currently being hard at work on the successor of their 2018 No. 1 hit album, The Sacrament Of Sin, heavy metal's finest, POWERWOLF, have now announced the tour dates for their 2021 Wolfsnächte European tour in support of their as of yet untitled upcoming album due in summer 2021. The tour will lead the band through Germany, Spain, France,..

Squealer – Insanity (Pride & Joy Music)

The German power/thrash metal band Squealer has long been a guaranteed supplier of hard and very heavy metal ever since its inception in the mid '80s with each of their albums being greeted with equal delight by its quite devoted fan base. However, the recorded output is hardly prolific with the publicity stating that this..

Shadow Tribe – Reality Unveiled (Pride & Joy Music)

Shadow Tribe' is a new Finnish power metal band put together by the well established bass player Marko Pukkila (Altaria, Stargazery) and vocalist Kimmo Perämäk (ex-'Celesty', 'Spiritus Mortis', 'Masquerage') with guitarist 'Simo Pirttimaa' and drummer 'Petri Heinonen' ('King Satan') coming in to complete the team. 'Reality Unveiled' is an album two years in the making..