Steamhammer – Wailing Again (Mig-music)

Steamhammer are back! Admittedly, not everyone will remember the hard-hitting UK blues-fusion rockers from their original incarnation, as they split close to 50 years ago, but this new line-up includes guitarist and founder member Martin Pugh, and the original band’s third and final drummer John Lingwood. Joining them is bassist Pete Sears, who actually played..

Sodom – Genesis XIX (Steamhammer)

The past four years have been a challenge for both Sodom and their fans. After the excellent Decision Day (2016), guitarist Bernemann, who has been in the band for 22 years (!), was surprisingly replaced by not one, but, for the first time in band history – two guitar players – the legendary Frank Blackfire..

Mad Max – Stormchild Rising (SPV/Steamhammer)

It many respects Germany can be considered the real home of heavy metal given how many fine bands come from those shores. Virtually all are exceptional bands producing every genre of hard rock and heavy metal and all at the highest order with Mad Max being yet another of the brilliant bands delivering exceptional music...

Vicious Rumors – Celebration Decay (Steamhammer)

What a nice surprise we have here. US power metal veterans Vicious Rumors are back with their 13th studio album, which will be released this coming Friday, August 21st. Formed 41 years ago by the only original remaining band member – guitarist Geoff Thorpe, these Californians have always been waving the flag of guitar-driven heavy..

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Legendary US melodic power metal band Vicious Rumors new ‘Celebration Decay’ Studio Album Released August 21st 2020 on Steamhammer/SPV

Seminal US Bay Area melodic power metal band Vicious Rumors are set to unleash their searing new studio album Celebration Decay on August 21st, 2020 as a Digi-Pak CD, double gatefold red vinyl LP with printed inner sleeves, download and stream. The follow-up to 2016’s highly acclaimed Concussion Protocol offering, Celebration Decay, Vicious Rumors’ thirteenth..


One of Germany’s big 4 of Thrash – Sodom, will present some new music on November 22nd. Steamhammer will release the 12" EP, entitled “Out of the Frontline Trench” in various formats. Sodom return with three new songs and two classics (one of them re-recorded and one recorded live during their recent live-endeavors). A new..