Crystallion is a German heavy metal band founded by bass guitarist Stefan Gimpi and drummer Martin Herzinger in 2003 with the debut album, A Dark Enchanted Crystal Night, being well received when released in 2006. The debut was an excellent hard hitting power metal album from a band with all of the necessary skills required..
Natural Born Machine is an exciting new band that was put together in 2019 by a most talented team of musicians in bassist Alberto Rigoni, vocalist David Readman, guitarist Alessio Tricarico and the drummer Denis Novello. As you all will know, Readman is the superior vocalist that fronted Pink Cream 69 with Rigoni being a solo artists..
German Siggi Schwarz is another of those tremendous guitarists who, upon first hearing his name, most people answer with a simple, who? However, Schwarz is an indispensable guitarist and has worked over the years, either in the studio or on stage, with some greats in Michael Schenker (ex-Scorpions/UFO), Steve Lukather (Toto), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Geoff Whitehorn..
Tragedian is a power/hard rock band formed in Hamburg in 2002 by the guitarist, songwriter and producer Gabriele Palermo with Seven Dimensions being the band's fourth album to date. Rather strangely, it seems that the band has had an almost completely different line-up with every album that has been produced with Palermo being the only..
There was a time when the very mention of the words 'concept album' would make the blood of many a journalist run cold and this was mild compared to the contempt held for the expression 'rock opera'. The mainstream media, in general, still retains an element of derision for progressive rock and some of its..
Hellsmoke is a new hard rock band from Helsingborg in Southern Sweden with 2020 being the band's heavy, incendiary and very hard hitting debut. The band began life when guitarist Christofer Dahlman (ex-Alyson Avenue, Bai Bang) and songwriter Torbjörn Månsson' joined forces with drummer Roger Landin (ex-Cloudscape) and their proto-metal built around snarling guitars and..
The German power/thrash metal band Squealer has long been a guaranteed supplier of hard and very heavy metal ever since its inception in the mid '80s with each of their albums being greeted with equal delight by its quite devoted fan base. However, the recorded output is hardly prolific with the publicity stating that this..
Shadow Tribe' is a new Finnish power metal band put together by the well established bass player Marko Pukkila (Altaria, Stargazery) and vocalist Kimmo Perämäk (ex-'Celesty', 'Spiritus Mortis', 'Masquerage') with guitarist 'Simo Pirttimaa' and drummer 'Petri Heinonen' ('King Satan') coming in to complete the team. 'Reality Unveiled' is an album two years in the making..
Lazarus Dream Lazarus Dream is a new hard rock project put together by the German pairing of Markus Pfeffer and Carsten Schulz with Alive. Being the debut release featuring thirteen tracks for 72-minutes of superior hard rock very much in Whitesnake's Slip Of The Tongue territory. Markus Pfeffer is a well established multi-instrumentalist and was..
I'm not sure how the band Winter's Verge has come to pass me by but it has and just the one listen the The Ballad of James Tig is enough to convince that the band is another totally over the top, majestic symphonic/power metal outfit that demands to be added to your must have list...