Project Arcadia – Of Sins And Other Tales (PA Music)

Centered around guitar wizard and main composer Plamen Uzunov, Project Arcadia has been releasing some classy progressive power metal since its inception in 2007. You can’t call them prolific, because Of Since And Other Tales is only their third full-length release since, but what cannot be denied is that quality steps up in spades in..

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..

Out Now! – Bulletbelt’s ‘Burn It Up’ LP – FFO Devildriver, In Flames, Unearth, etc.

"Burn It Up" is the 5th studio album in the 14-year career of New Zealand powerhouse Metal outfit Bulletbelt. The album was recorded in April 2022 at the Massey Studio in Wellington by the group's founding member and drummer Steve Francis, long-time bassist Tim Mekalick, guitarist Josh O'Brien and the new member Diego Attinger on vocals.   The eight songs — all live..

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),..

Black Soul Horde – Land of Demise

It's been a good seven years since Greece's Black Soul Horde released their first album "Tales Of The Ancient Ones" and a lot has happened and changed since then, but their love for good old fashioned heavy metal remains stout and bulletproof. After a long and somewhat bumpy road, the Greeks finally return with their..

Powerwolf – Best Of The Blessed (Napalm)

Can anyone truly say when the right time is to release a "best of" compilation? Even "greatest hits" means something completely different to what it did in times gone by but for Powerwolf the time is now that they unleash a collection after a seventeen year, seven album career so far. There is something different..

The Ferrymen – A New Evil (Frontiers Records)

The Ferrymen is one of the cases where the term “super group” does not sound like an exaggeration. The threesome of Mike Terrana (don’t expect us to put down the zillion bands he has performed with), Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, who plays guitar, bass and keyboards on the album and is the main composer) and..