Accept – Humanoid (Napalm Records)

This year proves to be a celebration of classic bands releasing some really strong material. We already have the excellent new albums by Magnum, Saxon and Judas Priest and now the new Accept is also only three weeks away. The seventeenth album of the German legends is called Humanoid and it comes out three years..

Scanner – The Cosmic Race (ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records)

The name Scanner rings a bell to all fans of old school, classic German power-speed metal. Their cult debut Hypertrace was released in 1988, with the equally strong Terminal Earth doubling on the good impression the following year (even if with a different singer). Once again changing the vocalist, Scanner released two more fantastic power-speed..

Kerrigan – Bloodmoon (High Roller Records)

Kerrigan (meaning “black” in Irish) is a new, trad-metal band, formed in Freiburg in 2019 by Bruno S. (guitars, bass) and Jonas W. (vocals, guitars), both of whom are also in the funeral doom band Lone Wanderer. After a demo, they inked a deal with High Roller records for the release of their first full-length..

Primal Fear – Code Red (Atomic Fire Records)

Well, it is really hard to even start this review. After the pandemic madness and the personal problems within the band (I really hope Mat Sinner is finally on the steady path to full recovery and can’t wait to see him on stage soon), the change of labels also came with an expectation of a..

THRON – DUST (LISTENABLE RECORDS)

Thron have been around for less than eight years, but we are already awaiting the release of their fourth full-length album, entitled Dust, and coming out on March 31st through Listenable Records. The style on display is heavily influenced by the Swedish melodic black-death scene and bands like Dissection and Sacramentum, but there is also..

Blind Guardian – The God Machine (Nuclear Blast)

The German power metal machine from Krefeld, as you well remember, was one of the very few bands that flew the flag of classic metal high in the nineties and persevered to become one of the biggest bands in their genre. They started their journey as early as 1984 (under the name of Lucifer’s Heritage),..