LOGICAL TERROR (Interview)

LOGICAL TERROR (Interview)

Italian progressive metallers Logical Terror were formed in 2010 in Modena and have issued a number of cool albums, which have garnered a loyal world-wide following. The band is comprised of Emiliano Gozzi on vocals, Julius Morse Sic on vocals, Claudio Corvo Mulas on guitar, Simone Clementi on guitar and Warren Gnudi on thunderous drums. On the eve of the release of their latest single “Nightmare“, I was thrilled to chat to vocalist Julius about…

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STARS ALIGNED – From Darkness To Light (Album Review)

STARS ALIGNED – From Darkness To Light (Album Review)

Stars Aligned are a grunge-influenced band from the Chicagoland area of Illinois.  They feature Mike “Gunny” Wulf (an active Marine) on vocals and guitar, James Purpura on drums and Jonathan Raz on bass.  They were formerly known as Panic Switch, but changed their name in 2017. STARS ALIGNED – From Darkness To Light There have been many great rock and metal albums released in 2018.  I have been amazed at the sheer depth and quality…

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KILLER BEE – Filming New Videos (News)

KILLER BEE – Filming New Videos (News)

The Swedish-Canadian band KILLER BEE are going to Israel between 21-25 November to shoot a video for the upcoming album Remember The Times, due for release in early 2019.  The band are also going to play two intimate nights in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, to do some songs for fun.  Killer Bee are also planning on releasing a whopping five videos for the album, so keep an eye out for these! Firstly, the band are going…

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UNDERTOW – Markus Brand (Interview)

UNDERTOW – Markus Brand (Interview)

Undertow have been around as a band since 1993; 25 years and eight albums of rocking heaviness from the super talented German outfit.  The current lineup is Andreas Hund (bass), Joachim “Joschi” Baschin (vocals/guitars), Oliver Rieger (drums) and Markus “Brandy” Brand (lead guitars). I was not aware of their existence until The Meister asked if I could check them out.  I listened to their latest record Reap The Storm and I have now fallen in…

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HEART OF JORDAN – Heart Of Jordan (Album Review)

HEART OF JORDAN – Heart Of Jordan (Album Review)

Heart Of Jordan are a new band out of Michigan and they blow the doors off the Metalcore scene with their self-titled debut! You scratch a Lottery ticket and win big time, or you survive a huge change.  Life gives you surprises that really make you glad to be alive.  I was thinking that I couldn’t love another album as much as something like the latest Beartooth record, when along comes my new favorite collection…

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THRONE OF MALEDICTION – Perfect Tragedy (EP Review)

THRONE OF MALEDICTION – Perfect Tragedy (EP Review)

THRONE OF MALEDICTION – Bio From the vast lands of Montana comes the blackened Doom Metal of Throne Of Malediction, lead by the talent that is Eric Sartana Horner (vocals/guitar/bass/keys/programming).  The band is like prime Celtic Frost blended to perfection with bands like Satyricon and Emperor.  They sound like demons of Hell are tearing out their hearts and crying acid tears onto the Earth.  That mixture of brutality and vulnerability is an amazing elixior for…

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DARK AGE – The Studio Albums (Retrospective)

DARK AGE – The Studio Albums (Retrospective)

Germany’s finest Death Metal band, Dark Age, have flown under the wire.  We salute these heroes with an introduction and subsequent review of all their studio albums to date.  Currently on hiatus, their last two albums were released by AFM Records. WHO ARE DARK AGE? In 1994, Eike Freese (vocals/guitar), André Schumann (drums) and Oliver Fliegel (bass) formed a Death Metal band called Dyer’s Eve in Germany. One year later, the name was changed to…

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BRAINSTORM – Midnight Ghost (Album Review)

BRAINSTORM – Midnight Ghost (Album Review)

BRAINSTORM – Bio Brainstorm were founded in Germany in 1989 by Torsten Ihlenfeld, Milan Loncaric and drummer Dieter Bernert. The first years saw the band build a solid groundwork with several demo releases and live appearances. In 1997, Brainstorm signed their first record deal.  The self-produced Hungry album was released and a year later the band was back in the studio to record their second album Unholy. A European tour with Iced Earth followed before…

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MANIMAL – Purgatorio (Album Review)

MANIMAL – Purgatorio (Album Review)

MANIMAL – Bio Since their formation in 2001, Manimal from Gothenburg have eaten the dreams of starving Metal fans and produced outstanding albums The Darkest Room (2009) and Trapped In The Shadows (2015). They are a literate band, full of deep thoughts and emotional transparency.  No Fake News for these guys – they speak the truth and truth is their power. I was touched when I spoke to lead singer Sam Nyman in 2016, when…

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BLACK COFFEE – Take One (Album Review)

BLACK COFFEE – Take One (Album Review)

Iced or steaming hot? How do you like your coffee? I take mine Black and powerful! The buzz has to be there and so has the strength. All these qualities can be found with the band called Black Coffee. Black Coffee formed in early 2017 after drummer Tommy McCullough introduced singer/bassist, Ehab Omran, to guitarist Justin Young. From the Ohio area, these men provide a classic backdrop for the modern rock world. It would be…

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