This is top-shelf traditional power metal with an epic edge, and if that's your particular cup of meat, then you're in for an absolute treat here. For those unfamiliar with the name, Burning Starr (or 'Jack Starr's Burning Starr' to give them their full, though rather unwieldy name) were formed back in 1984 by former..
Anthrax 2022 - (L-R) Charlie Benante, Joey Belladonna, Scott Ian, John Donais & Frank Bello. (Photo by Travis Shinn) It is quite remarkable that four decades in and thrash still remains such an force within the ever expanding boundaries of metal. The hey day of the 1980s may be a distant memory and thrash did..
80s New Wave of British Heavy Metal band White Spirit return with their fabled second album Right Or Wrong. Due for release July 29th, 2022, the album follows on some 42 years since the group’s last LP – their debut album White Spirit (MCA Records, 1980). The new album, long confined to music myth, marks..
Rock Candy, delivered as a sort of Zeppelin-ish swagger, has lyrics so dumbed-down they could be comprehensively analysed by a class of hamsters, but it doesn't matter a jot ... [The whole debut album] is music stripped down to its bare, teenage, acne-ridden, hard-rocking essentials, and it never fails to work. Sometimes you get the..
The good people at Dissonance Productions are once again preparing a great package of out of print classic metal, reissued for new life and possibly – new fans. This time, on September 30th, we have the two undisputed best albums by US metal veterans Vicious Rumors – their eponymous one from 1990 and Welcome To..
Photo: Dirk Behlau With today's single release, German metal giants BLIND GUARDIAN throw Violent Shadows on these hot summer days. In this pulsing track, the band delivers another epic track foreshadowing the release of their new album The God Machine - out on September 2nd via Nuclear Blast Records. Violent Shadows is an onslaught of thrashy riffs and relentless drumming, presenting itself as one of the..
Hemlock was the early-1970s brainchild of Scottish singer/songwriter/guitarist Miller Anderson, whose main previous claim to fame was that he had been the front man for the Keef Hartley Band. Hartley had been playing drums for blues supremo John Mayall, but split off to form his own outfit in 1968 – he needed a singer, placed..
This past weekend, Swedish metal legends IN FLAMES tore up the stage at KNOTFEST Germany with their world-renowned live show. Today, the band release a brand-new track titled The Great Deceiver - a crushing piece of high-class modern metal that reinforces IN FLAMES' unique mark deep in the foundations of the genre. The band states: "The Great Deceiver was born out of frustration,..
After recently announcing the release of their upcoming EP, Acoustic In Hell, which presents 8 of their classic tracks in a raw acoustic form, Swedish high-flyers ELEINE finally launch the pre-order for this brand new gem that will be out on October 14th, 2022 through Atomic Fire Records - right in time for their extensive European acoustic tour with label mates SONATA ARCTICA. Get..