CAULDRON – New Gods (Album Review)

CAULDRON – New Gods (Album Review)

Background New Gods is the fifth studio album from Canadian three-piece Cauldron. Having formed in 2006 the band consists of mainstays Jason Decay (bass, vocals) and Ian Chains (guitars) and after a merry-go-round of drummers have had Myles Deck since 2012. Cauldron are considered to be a part of the new wave of traditional heavy metal, a movement championing the return of a more traditional sound to metal. 2016’s In Ruin was seen by many…

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BONFIRE – Legends (October 19, 2018)

BONFIRE – Legends (October 19, 2018)

German rock veterans Bonfire return on October 19, 2018, with a covers album entitled Legends. Available via AFM Records, the album consists of a mammoth 32 tracks. Music is extremely powerful, it has the power to bring back memories. It has the power to take you away from troubles or worries. It can make you feel happy, sad, powerful, rejoiceful or even relaxed. It can put you into a story, be it fact or fictional. It can spark the…

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GINGER WILDHEART – G*A*S*S* Mk II (November 16, 2018)

GINGER WILDHEART – G*A*S*S* Mk II (November 16, 2018)

Ginger Wildheart – solo artist and frontman of rockers The Wildhearts – has re-launched his own record label – the label he formed back in 1994. And to celebrate, Ginger is releasing G*A*S*S* Mk II on double gatefold sleeve vinyl, Compact Disc and Direct Download. The album features 13 songs recorded as part of Ginger’s 2014 year-long G*A*S*S* project, which saw the prolific songwriter record and release three songs every month direct to fans who…

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OUTLAW – Marauders (October 26, 2018)

OUTLAW – Marauders (October 26, 2018)

Outlaw originally formed in Lappeenranta, Finland, in 2015 by vocalist Lee Anvel and bassist John Kaiser. The line-up is completed by guitarists Jimmy Slashburner and Simon Shatter plus Johnny Gutter on drums. After an initial demo tape by the name of “Speed Calls,” High Roller Records stepped in and offered a deal for the band’s debut long-player Marauders.Marauders features eight self-penned tracks, which singer Lee Anvel describes as follows: “I’ve been aiming for a Saxon-kinda approach when…

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MODERN MIMES – The Gray (October 10, 2018)

MODERN MIMES – The Gray (October 10, 2018)

Modern Mimes is an American music artist duo from Fort Lauderdale, FL. The duo consists of Adi Elcida Hernandez on vocals/guitar/sampling and Ernesto Paez on the double neck guitar bass. Their music can be best described as “Future Goth,” a term they coined in order to explain the fusion of alternative heavy guitar riffs, powerfully haunting vocals, subconscious provoking lyrics, electronic drums, and catchy pop melodies. The band have released a new video for their Deftones cover of “My Own…

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DISSENTIENCE – Mask of Pretense EP (October 26, 2018)

DISSENTIENCE – Mask of Pretense EP (October 26, 2018)

Since its origins in the 80s, thrash has undergone quite the revitalization, melding with other metal sub-genres to become a beast quite unlike the one in its heyday. That said, the sheer number of bands attempting to emulate successes has also watered the scene down, creating uninspiring carbon copy acts. It’s remarkable, then, that a young band from Pennsylvania named Dissentience can make the genre sound fresh in 2018, with a style that already screams…

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JOHN DIVA & THE ROCKETS OF LOVE – Mama Said Rock Is Dead (February 8, 2019)

JOHN DIVA & THE ROCKETS OF LOVE – Mama Said Rock Is Dead (February 8, 2019)

What started some six years ago as an 80s rock show paying tribute to icons such as Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, Aerosmith and Bon Jovi has long developed into a hot, autonomous act with fantastic songs and an impressive stage show: John Diva & The Rockets Of Love, a flamboyant rock band in true 80s style, graced with a talent for breathing fresh air into the classic rock music genre, are scheduled to release their debut…

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THE FILTH HOUNDS – Hair of the hound? (October 26, 2018)

THE FILTH HOUNDS – Hair of the hound? (October 26, 2018)

The release date of the of the new album, Hair Of The Hound? by the British hard rock/metal band The Filth Hounds on CD is October 26, 2018. The album will be released via Pure Steel Publishing. The songwriting, the vocals, the playing, the total feeling … is all 1981. If somebody tells you this was a hidden treasure from a rare album made in that great times I am sure you will believe it.  This is…

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LORDS OF THE TRIDENT – Shadows From The Past (Album Review)

LORDS OF THE TRIDENT – Shadows From The Past (Album Review)

Shadows From The Past is the fourth studio album from Lords of the Trident, who, on the face of it, you would expect to hail from Scandinavia but in fact come from Madison, Wisconsin. To me, they’re a power metal band with hints of symphonics going on. A heady, and enjoyable, mix. Whilst their image is of tongue-in-cheek piss-taking of the sword and sorcery arm of metal, the songs are all seriously performed and delivered…

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LIZZIES – On Thin Ice (Album Review)

LIZZIES – On Thin Ice (Album Review)

Spanish rockers Lizzies return on October 5 with their sophomore album entitled On Thin Ice. As you can see, it either has the best album cover of all time, or the worst, I just can’t decide. Either way, it follows a well worn tradition of New Wave of British Heavy Metal album covers of badly drawn efforts belying the true greatness beneath, and for Lizzies the 1980’s is where it’s at. The four-piece mainly female…

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