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..
Ten years after their last studio album, Don't Talk Science, hard rock titans VICTORY have announced their return with a brand new album. Gods of Tomorrow will be released on November 26, 2021 through AFM Records. The iconic band, who formed in 1984, belongs to one of the most distinctive hard rock acts and spearheads of their genre. VICTORY..
I always loved the name, We Butter The Bread With Butter or WBTBWB if you are short of time finally return with album number five, the long overdue Das Album which arrives some six years after the previous release, Wieder Geil! A lot has happened in those years with wholescale changes in personnel as the..
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..
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..
It’s frequently the third album that decides the future direction of a band. While the debut and follow-up albums are usually considered to mark the beginning of a hopeful career, the third album indicates where the journey is heading. With their most recent release, their third album Chaos, the band Schattenmann, helmed by vocalist Frank Herzig, unmistakably..