Iron Allies – Blood In Blood Out (AFM Records)

In all probability, many of you will already have picked up on the debut release by the essentially German hard rock band Iron Allies which features former Accept members Herman Frank and David Reece. Guitarist Frank was with the band for three spells and appeared on some of their truly exceptional albums Balls To The..

BLOODBOUND release new video for single ‘1066’, out now, new album ‘Tales From The North’ out on 7th July on AFM Records

This summer, on July 7, 2023, Swedish power metal force BLOODBOUND will release their hotly-anticipated, new studio offering Tales From The North! The band's tenth album will be coming out as a 2-CD digipak including a live CD, a strictly limited box set as well as coloured vinyl LPs; the pre-sale has just recently started via AFM Records here! When it..

Redemption – I Am The Storm (AFM Records)

I would imagine that there are very few hard rock fans out there who do not have anything by Redemption in their collection and even fewer who have not even heard of this phenomenal American progressive metal band; if you fall into either of these categories then an examination of this musical force is very..

SHAKRA release new single ‘Tell Her I’m Sorry’, out now, new album ‘Invincible’ out on 9th June on AFM Records

Swiss hard rock act SHAKRA has finally revealed more details about their upcoming, new album. Invincible will be released this summer, on June 9, 2023 via AFM Records!  "You are invincible — You can achieve anything, not if you believe in it, but if you know it...and that makes you invincible!" That's the core message of the band's forthcoming offering. After previously-released..

Fallen Sanctuary – Terranova (AFM Records)

Fallen Sanctuary is a new melodic power metal band which features the combined talents of Austrian vocalist Georg Neuhauser of Serenity fame and the Italian guitarist Marco Pastorino known for his work with Temperance and Terranova is the band's stunning and fully formed debut release. The group is completed by drummer Alfonso Mocerino who left..

FIREWIND release video for new single ‘Destiny Is Calling’ out now on AFM Records

Following their latest, self-titled album (2020, AFM Records), FIREWIND has shared a music video for brand new single Destiny Is Calling. In more than two decades, the iconic band founded by exceptional guitarist Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Arch Enemy, Dream Evil) enthralls heavy music fans with their exciting blend of hard rock and power metal. Razor-sharp riffs, big hooks and..


The latest Iron Savior release is a compilation of the band's earlier material but each track has been rerecorded for this special release which is the companion piece to Reforged - Riding On Fire which came out in 2017. Yes, both albums feature a set of songs that were previously available on the band's earlier albums which..

MOTIVE BLACK release new single ‘Caged’ (feat Korn’s Ray Luzier), out now, new album ‘Auburn’ is out 10th February on AFM Records

Motive Black’s debut album titled, Auburn, drops worldwide on Friday, February 10, 2023. Produced by Grammy-winner Nick Rowe (Bloodsimple, Vampire Weekend) the album features special guests such as Marcos Curiel (P.O.D.), Ray Luzier (Korn), and Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies). “Motive Black are poised for big things,” says Eli Enis at Revolver and compares Elana Justin to artists like Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and the Pretty Reckless’ Taylor Momsen. Leah Brungardt at All Access adds: “Motive..

Thundermother – Black And Gold (AFM Records)

Photo: Guido Karp We now come to album number five by the very hard rocking Thundermother and I think that the surprise that it is an all-female group has now been consigned to history given that they are a superior hard rock band regardless of gender! It was in 2010 when guitarist Filippa Nässil relocated..