Infinity Dream – Memories (Metal Assault Records)

Infinity Dream (see the Iron Maiden reference there?) are a new band, formed by frontman and guitar player of US metallers Widow Chris Bennett. Another Widow member, John Wooten helps on bass guitar and the line-up is rounded up by Dina Altum (backing vocals and keyboards) and Marc Anthony on drums. Widow have not released..

Wolf – Shadowland (Century Media Records)

I remember these guys from the very start of their career. Back in 1999, when I received a promo of their self-titled debut from No Fashion Records, it was a big surprise to listen to a classic old school heavy meal album in times when the style was still in knock-down. Maybe nowadays it would..

Charger – Warhorse (Pirates Press Records)

Charger is a band from Oakland, California, featuring Rancid’s bass player Matt Freeman, who also handles the vocals here, Jason Willer on drums and vocals, and guitarist Andrew McGee. The band first made impression with their 2019 self-titled, 7-song EP, displaying a tasteful amalgam of influences from the punk, NWOBHM and speed metal scenes. If..

Gauntlet Rule – The Plague Court (From The Vaults)

Rogga Johansson is a legendary name in the death metal circles, appearing on numerous releases by Paganizer, Massacre, Ribspreader, Those Who Bring The Torture and at least 20 more bands, but it was a big surprise to see his name in a classic old school heavy metal one. Gauntlet Rule is exactly that, with the..

Haunt – Beautiful Distraction (Church Recordings)

Everybody’s favorite workaholic Trevor Church returns with yet another full-length release from Haunt, just a few months after Flashback, which came out last June. Titled Beautiful Distraction, the fourth proper album from Haunt, once again puts on display the band’s greatest strengths. This is an encapsulation of Trevor’s DIY ethos and his passion for true,..

Pounder – Breaking The World (Shadow Kingdom Records)

In case you don’t know that already, Pounder is the band where Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Gruesome) expresses his love for old school, pure heavy metal. The line-up is rounded-up by the equally talented Tom Draper (guitars, Carcass), and Alejandro Corredor (bass, Nausea). Pounder’s debut full-length Uncivilized came out in 2019 and impressed by ticking all..