Marko Hietala, he of the long blonde locks and outlandish twin beards, is most known as the bass player and a (sometimes lead) vocalist with Finnish bands Nightwish and Tarot – the latter an outstanding band who were never as well known as they deserved to be. A true rock ‘n roll bass player with..
The lasting impression listening to this album is of a master craftsman who knows what he is good at and takes great joy in delivering it. If the name Jesse Damon rings a bell and you can’t quite place it then there‘s a massive hint in the title of his new album: Damon’s Rage. If..
Lee Vickers Acid Reign - The Age Of Entitlement (Dissonance)Oomph! - Ritual (Napalm)Sacred Reich - Awakening (Metal Blade)Soilwork - Verkligheten (Nuclear Blast)Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)Overkill - The Wings Of War (Nuclear Blast)Rotting Christ - The Heretic (Seasons Of Mist) Wednesday 13 - Necrophaze (Nuclear Blast)Witch Vomit - Buried Deep In A..
Take Control leaps from the speakers with a riff you could boil down to make soup with... Ah yes, the NWOBHM, or New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, to give it its full name! For those who were around at the time, it really was the most tremendously thrilling time to be a metal fan...
The first thing fans of RPWL will want to know is just how similar it is to the band's output, I imagine. The answer to that is, pleasingly, close enough without being indistinguishable Looking at the cover of this promo disc, the first solo album from RPWL vocalist / keyboard man Yogi Lang, threw up..
...Medicine Man ... has every single aspect of what made the Stones genuinely thrilling in 1972 right in place. Okay, an admission here before we go any further: when I see EPs by a new band I generally tend to give them cursory attention at best. Not because of any distrust of the music contained..
At the end of 2019, BURNING WITCHES promised the release of the first taster from their forthcoming album Dance With The Devil, which is due on March 6, 2020 via Nuclear Blast - and today the group has delivered in the form of the lead single 'Sea Of Lies' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=decnY34nllo Pre-order Dance With The Devil now: nblast.de/BWDanceWithTheDevil The quintet says, "We..
"The End Is Near" - German metal commandos PRIMAL FEAR are currently putting the finishing touches to their 13th studio album, which will be released via Nuclear Blast later this year. Today, the group is pleased to announce a European headline tour, including a show at London venue The Dome, during which they'll be presenting some..
SONS OF APOLLO - featuring former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force) - are ringing in the new decade with a sonic boom with their second studio album,..
Following their signing with ITB, Bad Touch are thrilled to announce their March/April 2020 UK tour. Tickets are available now from www.badtouchrocks.co.uk/gigs-tours. The 12-date tour includes their hometown Norwich (Mar 30), Manchester (Apr 3), London (Apr 6), Cardiff (Apr 7) and Glasgow (Apr 16). Special guests will be Cannock’s PISTON, who recently released their video..