Back in December of 2020, the Swedish duo of Staffan Tengnér and Leo Ekström appeared out of nowhere with the cult cassette Demo MMXX, which boasted four songs of pure, classic, meat-and-potatoes heavy metal, of the right kind. Reissued and sold-out several times since, it proved the power of songcraft in metal, when a riff..
MDXX is a new epic metal band from Sweden. Their line-up is veiled in mystery, with the four members only presented with the letters V, T, C and A. The band was presented by No Remorse Records 15 months ago with the single Decimation and a promise of a full-length album. Now, their self-titled debut..
Midas is a relatively new band from Detroit which came together through a mutual love for the classic hard rock/metal bands of the late '70s and early '80s with this being the eponymous debut release. The remit that they chose was to produce music based on the classic sounds of yesteryear without descending into parody..
Rather unsurprisingly, there have been several bands called Spitfire over the years and this most stirring of names is surely suited for full on, heavy metal bands! This version of Spitfire is from Athens, Greece and was formed way back in 1984 with the debut release coming out in 1987. Sadly, the band has had..
Lynx is a new rock band from Gießen in Germany and formed only last year and they may be a new band but they are just so obviously influenced by 1970s heavy rock and so have a delicious retro sound. You almost immediately can tell if you are going to like something and a glance..
Paladine is a Greek power metal band that formed in 2013 when several members of the metal band Mythraal reconvened to set up a new vehicle for their combined talents. Band leader Christ Stergianidis (bass) together with Thanos Kollintzogiannakis (guitar) and Stamatis Katsafados (drums) then brought in Nick 'The Metalizer' Protonotarios (vocals/guitar) and Marilena Plitsi (keyboards)..
Now this is quite an interesting release, Incursion is an American classic metal band that was active between 1982 and 1986 and apparently they wrote a number of songs but didn't actually record anything before they folded. They then reformed in 2018 and this EP is actually their debut release so it is overdue by..
Shok Paris is a heavy rock band which was formed back in 1982 in Cleveland, Ohio and released three albums before calling it a day in 1989 before then reforming in 2009 with Full Metal Jacket. This then makes it the band's first album in thirty one years so this is one that is very..
Sacred outcry is a power metal band originally formed in 1998 in Greece and was active until 2004 by which time the four-track Temple Of Power EP had been released and work had begun on the proposed debut album Damned For All Time and after two years of work the rough mix was finally in..
The reunion “trend” has always been a two-sided card. On the one hand we have bands which simply do not live to the expectations and release mediocre new music just for the sake of it, with no heart or feel anymore. I will not give examples, because someone will be offended, but you definitely have..