Fifth Angel – When Angels Kill (Nuclear Blast)

I guess every self-respecting metal fan should have heard of the mighty Fifth Angel, but anyway, for our younger readers, here’s a brief revisit of history. The band was formed in Bellevue, Washington back in 1984 and released two absolute classics in melodic metal before they disbanded five years later. There are three musicians from..

Wings Of Steel – Gates Of Twilight (Independent)

Wings Of Steel is a young band from LA, which first caught my attention last year, when a five-song eponymous EP was released. Now, just over a year later, the guys are self-releasing their full-length debut Gates Of Twilight, which not just fulfills but surpasses the potential shown on the EP. The style is US..

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..

Hittman – Destroy All Humans (No Remorse Records)

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..

Interview with Geoff Thorpe (Vicious Rumors)

Vicious Rumors have been carrying the flag of US power metal for more than 4 decades now and Geoff Thorpe, as the only original band member remaining, knows the story best. The perseverance this band has soldiered on with through personal tragedy (the loss of legendary frontman Carl Albert in 1995) and the grunge dominated..