One of the new songs on Serious Black’s upcoming studio album Vengeance Is Mine is called Album Of Our Life and hits the nail on the head in several respects. On the one hand, the international power metal band surrounding bassist and founder Mario Lochert has succeeded in creating what is probably the most powerful and..
Finnish sleaze rockers RECKLESS LOVE return with their fifth studio album, Turborider. Following a 4-year hiatus and recently receiving gold awards for their first three albums in Finland, singer Olli Herman and his band are now gearing up for their next move: Turborider is high-energy, synth wave-infused rock with an undeniable '80s touch. Fun? Check! Uplifting? Check! Turborider will..
I have an image in my head where the full Rhapsody team is in the studio and the production team says something like, "well that's it boys, another fine album in the can" to which the musicians look at each other and say, "can we have a bit more in the sound?" "A bit more..
The Finnish melodic power metal Burning Point was formed in 1999 and has now released eight albums of in your face heavy metal but, I think it fair to say, that the band has never really hit the heights achieved by the leading lights in melodic power metal. Of course, each album has seen some..
Schattenmann is a German NDH (Neue Deutsche Härte) band which formed in 2016 with Chaos being the band's third album to date. The two previous albums, Licht An and Epidemie, showed the band to be brilliant innovators with their brand of industrial rock being an intoxicating mixture of alternative metal, industrial and techno. As such,..
I'm sure we all know this by now but U.D.O. is a German heavy metal band that was formed by the vocalist Udo Dirkschneider in 1987 after he had left fellow German metal band Accept. Since then, Dirkschneider he has carved out a huge and spectacular career for himself and his new band and has..
Gus G - or to give him his real name - Konstantinos Karamitroudis, is most certainly building up a huge reputation as a metal guitarist of the highest standing and this Greek musician has a CV than is truly mouth watering. How incredible must it be to casually drop out in conversation that you have..
Manimal began life in Gothenburg, Sweden back in 2001 with Armageddon being album number four coming some three years after the release of Purgatorio. Each release has seen an exponential increase in the band's sound which is pitched somewhere between classic heavy metal and power metal and the musicians very much wear their hearts on..
Kryptos formed in Bangalore, India in 1998 and the classic heavy metal band has been developing an ever growing reputation ever since. Force Of Danger is the band's sixth album and follows on from 2019's Afterburner which was actually the first time I came across them. It's strange that you have a mental picture in..
I do not believe that there is anyone who would not admit that Udo Dirkschneider is a legend and a real force of nature who keeps releasing ever excellent metal albums; it is what he does and he does it well! This 3-track EP has been released under the name of Dirkschneider & The Old..