With The Magic Of Windfyre Steel is the debut release by Power Paladin, a power metal band which formed in Iceland in 2017 initially with the name Paladin which they then changed to Power Paladin in 2020. Of course, Iceland is a spectacularly beautiful country of myth, legend, fire and ice which are all subjects..
After concluding their successful co-headline tour through North America, progressive rock legends OPETH finally release In Cauda Venenum (Extended Edition). This special edition, available on digipak, contains the English and Swedish versions of OPETH's latest album In Cauda Venenum with new illustrations by internationally renowned Travis Smith in the booklet. In addition, there is also a third CD including 3 unreleased bonus tracks, both..
Photo Credit: Rainer Ill Founded by bassist Mat Sinner and vocalist Ralf Scheepers, and completed by guitarist Tom Naumann and drummer Klaus Sperling shortly after, German metal commandos PRIMAL FEAR started to pave their way to the top as one of the most consistent acts of the scene in 1997: 13 strong studio albums, countless shows around the globe and last but not least..
I have a confession to make which is also a spoiler alert for this review. I have never understood the need for rock bands to make acoustic, stripped back or unplugged albums as it seems just such a pointless exercise. I am and always will worship at the Altar of the Scorpions being true metal..
Photo Dominic Pencz German hard rockers SINNER are pleased to present Bulletproof, the powerful first single off their forthcoming new full-length, Brotherhood. Scheduled for release on July 15th, 2022 via Atomic Fire Records, Bulletproof serves as the album's opening track and sets the perfect tone for the 12-track journey while lyrically underlining the many trials, tribulations, and obstacles of the last two years. Watch the supporting..
The release of III, the new album by Swiss-based hard rock masters CORELEONI, unfortunately has to be pushed back to May 20th, 2022 due to production-related reasons. Until then, make sure to check out the three singles -- Let Life Begin Tonight, Purple Dynamite and Sometimes -- and to secure your copy of the five-piece's Atomic Fire Records debut via the link below! In addition, the..
Michael Schenker Group, 2021. Photo Credit: Tina Korhonen The rock anthem A King Has Gone, taken from MSG's new album Universal, and its intro Calling Baal, also available on Universal, both have a special significance: The track, sung by Helloween frontman Michael Kiske, is a tribute to the immortal Ronnie James Dio, in particular to his performance on the 1976 hard rock classic Rainbow Rising. For this reason, Michael..
Out of This World is a new melodic rock project put together by some amazingly talented musicians led by Kee Marcello (guitar/keyboards), Tommy Heart (vocals), Ken Sandin (bass) and Darby Todd (drums) with Out Of This World being the band's self titled debut release. These musicians know a thing or two about AOR and hard..
He is THE constant among the German metal scene - Udo Dirkschneider. Originally becoming world-famous as a founding member of ACCEPT, he continues to steadily expand upon his international successes with his U.D.O. and DIRKSCHNEIDER outfits. Remaining true to himself over the years in a way few musicians could, Dirkschneider consistently bucks music industry trends in favor of following his heart. Yet his..
Classic hard rockers CORELEONI will release their new album entitled III on May 13th, 2022 via Atomic Fire Records. The group now reveals their new, second single Purple Dynamite along with a brand new video with a stunning performance, and also kick-off the album pre-order for III. Founding member/guitarist Leo Leoni adds: "Mila Merker brought the bass lick to the song. We were jamming and suddenly he came..