It’s frequently the third album that decides the future direction of a band. While the debut and follow-up albums are usually considered to mark the beginning of a hopeful career, the third album indicates where the journey is heading. With their most recent release, their third album Chaos, the band Schattenmann, helmed by vocalist Frank Herzig, unmistakably..
Kiko Shred is a Brazilian guitarist and I'm not sure if Shred is his real name or adopted moniker as, either way, it is most appropriate given that he is prone to extended and extravagant neo-classic solos which are very much in Yngwie Malmsteen territory. It seems that Shred has been appearing in various rock..
'Library of Tears’ is the latest single from international modern melodic death metal outfit ANCIENT SETTLERS, out now on all digital platforms via Crusader Records, and was produced by the legendary Fredrik Nordstrom. ‘Library of Tears’ is accompanied by a stunning animated sci-fi short film which can be seen below. Ancient Settlers was founded in 2020 by Carlos Chiesa-Estomba..
Another new day brings a (relatively) new name to the fore in thrilling genre of hard rock/progressive metal with Slovenia's SkyEye releasing their most excellent second album Soldiers Of Light. They are yet another new name to me having formed in 2014 with guitarist Grega Stalowsky, bassist Primož Lovšin and singer Jan Leščanec with the..
It seems that every new release in the wide world of blues rock these days has Joe Bonamassa’s fingerprints on it somewhere. Not that that’s a bad thing – on the contrary, as well as being the world’s foremost blues guitarist, his mentoring and production skills and marketing acumen seem to sprinkle a little stardust..
Quinn Gardener-Kane is best known as the charismatic singer of Australian funk/hard rock band, DEFRYME. Now, he returns with a new project THE BLACK SKELETON, who today has released his new single The Ledge on all digital platforms via Golden Robot Records. The Ledge is a stunning and peerless melodic rock track that highlights Gardener-Kane’s amazing vocals. With..
There is a flourishing underground scene right now, of musical acts – soloists, duos, trios and full bands – who take their cues from the sixties and seventies, insist on using vintage gear and techniques, and present themselves in retro fashion, but with original material and a modern take on the world. The scene has..
Gold-selling hard rockers Of Mice & Men — Aaron Pauley (bass + vocals ), Valentino Arteaga (drums), Alan Ashby (guitar), and Phil Manansala (guitar) — have had quite a prolific 2021 thus far. The Southern California-based quartet used their time spent in the 2020 lockdown, which was the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, in an incredibly productive way. During..
It is now three years since the ever impressive German power metal band Brainstorm released the magnificent Midnight Ghost which, by seeming popular appeal, was deemed to be the greatest album that the band had released. This is some praise indeed when we consider that the band was formed way back in 1989 and had..
Photo by Georgios Grigoriadis In June 2022, DEAF RAT will be opening up as the support act for Heavy Metal icons Judas Priest in the world famous outdoor arena Dalhalla in Sweden. While waiting for the world to open up for live shows to happen again, the band is releasing a cover version of the classic Madonna..