Keyboardist / songwriter and co-founder of the original Rhapsody, Alex Staropoli, is no stranger to change. From the band's evolution into Rhapsody Of Fire in 2006, to parting ways with guitarist / co-founder Luca Turilli in 2011, to bringing aboard new singer Giacomo Voli in 2016, Staropoli has stood strong and forged ahead even though..
The Italian melodic/hard rock band Edge Of Forever is currently working on album number five which will be the follow up to 2019's well received Native Soul and is expected to be out sometime early in 2022. In the meantime, the revised version of the band has been in the studio to record a special..
MC Roads is the new rock vehicle for guitarist Mike Cross out of Detroit, Michigan and you may already know of him as one of the founding members of the American rock band Sponge. He left the group after three albums due to the usual 'creative differences' and had a short period of time out..
Photo: Adrienne Beacco Missouri rockers Shaman's Harvest return with REBELATOR, their first album in five years. The album will be released on 11th March 2022 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group and today they also reveal their brand new song Under Your Skin. "This was the hardest record we've ever made, on every level," says Nathan Hunt, referring to Shaman's Harvest's seventh LP. Their..
Top row: U.D.O. & Herman Frank; middle row: Lordi & Metalite and bottom row Flotsam and Jetsam & Orden Ogan AFM Records has been releasing quality heavy rock music now for 25-years and the label has found an excellent way to celebrate and reflect upon those years and the very many fine metal bands that..
Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons have taken some time to reflect on the recent and tragic passing of Tom Leighton, vocalist of UK rock outfit Wolf Jaw, who the band had handpicked to support them on their upcoming tour. The band have decided that the best course of action is to go ahead with the tour with new supports,..
Mercury X is an acclaimed Swedish progressive metal act who take inspiration from both the present and past in the genre. Their new album, Imprisoned, is based on the lives of the group members during its making, guiding its listeners through various emotional stages with beautiful melodies combined with tough riffage. The band originally formed..
If ever there was an oxymoron then it would be the term melodic death metal; they are two genres that really should never be combined but when it works it can be spectacular and when it doesn't then the least said the better. It is not my medium for 'go to' music so I have..
Photo: Ken Haddock "It's good to have Lee back. Who would have thought that such a wild man could age like wine? I have never heard him sounding better"FOY VANCE Recording throughout 2021 for a forthcoming long-awaited second album (due out in spring 2022), Northern Irish singer-songwriter Lee Rogers has taken a handful of his..
This is the debut EP by the strangely titled Crossing I's Dotting T's which is a punk rock band from the US featuring just the four tracks for 12-minutes with two of the songs already having been released as digital singles. This is very much modern day American punk with very little in common with..