Author: Stoyan Tsonev

Hosting the “Total Invasion” weekly radio show on Z-Rock radio, Bulgaria since 2006, with more than 750 shows aired. Publisher and Editor-in-chief of the Bulgarian edition of Metal Hammer, with 14 issues released between 2012 and 2014. Has written articles for “Brutallica” (in English), S.M.F. and Metal Hammer Bulgaria magazines since 1998. Has interviewed Dio, Adrian Smith, Blackie Lawless, Warrel Dane, Geoff Tate and many more metal artists and bands.

MAYHEM

Mayhem is a legend, and an institution in extreme music. 1994’s epochal De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas still shocks with the essence of pure evil it conveys, while at the same time it also was, and still is, one of the most original and unique expressions of the black metal genre. The new, long-awaited, sixth full-length..

Screamer – Highway Of Heroes (The Sign Records)

A second review this week of a Swedish old-school metal band – that speaks a lot, doesn’t it (including of the reviewer’s obsession with the genre)? This time it is Screamer we are talking about, who will be releasing their fourth full-length album on October 11th. Highway Of Heroes comes with a really vintage-looking cover..

TYGERS OF PAN TANG TO RELEASE A NEW ALBUM THIS NOVEMBER

After the news of Angel Witch coming back, now, another cult band from the NWOBHM age is also releasing a new album, called Ritual. It is the Tygers’ 12th full-length release and it will hit the streets on November 22nd through Mighty Music. The album was recorded at ex-Tygers’ guitarist Fred Purser’s studio in Newcastle..

Ram – The Throne Within (Metal Blade Records)

Swedish old-school metallers Ram have not only been carrying the torch of trad metal for two decades, but can be safely pointed as one of the several young bands that initiated the so-called New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal at the start of the new millennium, with their 2003 EP Sudden Impact. The Throne Within..

ROB HALFORD ANNOUNCES SECOND CHRISTMAS-THEMED ALBUM

Remember Winter Songs – the holiday-themed solo album by legendary Rob Halford, which came out in 2009? We may forgive you if you don’t, but now it has a spiritual follow-up with Celestial. This new, 12-song collection, credited to Rob Halford with Family & Friends, will come out in October 18th via Legacy Recordings. Most..

NORWAY’S RAGNAROK TO DROP NINTH ALBUM IN NOVEMBER

Quarter of a century after their inception, black metallers Ragnarok announce the release of their new album "Non Debellicata", which will come out on November 15th through Agonia Records. The band gives us an insight into what went into the making of the album in which the entire line-up of founder and frontman Jontho, guitarist..

SODOM TO RELEASE A NEW EP THIS NOVEMBER

One of Germany’s big 4 of Thrash – Sodom, will present some new music on November 22nd. Steamhammer will release the 12" EP, entitled “Out of the Frontline Trench” in various formats. Sodom return with three new songs and two classics (one of them re-recorded and one recorded live during their recent live-endeavors). A new..

NEW STATUS QUO ALBUM OUT THIS FRIDAY. LISTEN TO SAMPLES.

British rock veterans Status Quo are releasing their 33rd studio album “Backbone” this Friday, September 6th, through earMUSIC/ EDEL. You can listen to samples of all 11 tracks included in the album via the link below. The 11-track record will be the band’s first without Rick Parfitt, who died on December 24, 2016, with all..