SYLENT STORM – Sylent Storm EP (December 5, 2018)

SYLENT STORM – Sylent Storm EP (December 5, 2018)

On December 5, 2018, Stormspell Records is releasing the self-titled debut EP by Medford, Oregon’s Sylent Storm on CD. The band’s six-track release was mixed and mastered at 60 Psycho Hum Studios in Medford, Oregon by Doug Hill. Known for his studio work with bands like Helmet, Mastodon and Scott Kelly from Neurosis, Hill said “As I worked on the tracks, it became obvious that these guys are die-hard fans of traditional metal and they did a great job keeping that spirit alive.” The…

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BLADE KILLER – High Risk (Album Review)

BLADE KILLER – High Risk (Album Review)

The New Wave of British Heavy Metal really is the gift that keeps on giving, which is handy at this time of year. Genres come and genres go but the NWoBHM is still going strong, ignoring the fact that many see it as a flash in the pan from 1979 -1984. The latest example of the movement’s inspiration comes in the form of Blade Killer and their album, High Risk. If you know nothing about…

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – The End of Chaos (January 18, 2019)

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – The End of Chaos (January 18, 2019)

“Hell no!”, Flotsam And Jetsam’s master behind the microphone Eric “A.K.” Knutson exclaimed when asked if this was the band’s final swing of the axe! The End Of Chaos, out January 18, 2019, via AFM Records, certainly could be construed that way title-wise. But what do you do when you unleash arguably the finest hour in your 30-plus year career (2016’s genius Flotsam And Jetsam)? You head back to the dark n’ dusty garage to keep…

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EVERGREY – The Atlantic (January 25, 2019)

EVERGREY – The Atlantic (January 25, 2019)

In a music scene that has threatened to become increasingly trivial and contourless for a number of years, Evergrey are the (exceedingly ambitioned) silver lining on the horizon. Since 1993, the Swedish group surrounding frontman/songwriter Tom S. Englund has been synonymous with technically and compositionally outstanding standards, combined with lyrics and messages which go way beyond pure rock’n’roll prose. Their latest album release The Atlantic sees the five band members Englund, Henrik Danhage (guitar), Johan…

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THE STRUTS – Young and Dangerous (Album Review)

THE STRUTS – Young and Dangerous (Album Review)

It’s been four years since the release of The Struts’ debut album Everybody Wants and despite the release of a couple of EPs in the meantime, Young and Dangerous has been a long time coming. Fortunately for all involved, this four-piece from Derby, UK have come up with an album well worth the wait. On Everybody Wants, The Struts specialized in big sounds with catchy as hell hooks perfect for crowd participation, and stadium-sized crowds…

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SPIRITS OF FIRE – Spirits of Fire (February 22, 2018)

SPIRITS OF FIRE – Spirits of Fire (February 22, 2018)

Frontiers Music Srl is known for building new bands/projects featuring musicians of outstanding quality and who come from unique backgrounds. After an intense brainstorming session, a dream team of renowned metal musicians including Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Death, etc.) and Mark Zonder (ex-Fates Warning, Warlord) was born and put together under the direction of renowned LA-based producer Roy Z. (Bruce Dickinson, Halford, Tribe Of Gypsies). Called Spirits of Fire (after the title of one of their songs), the band has completed work…

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UNEARTH – Extinction(s) (November 23, 2018)

UNEARTH – Extinction(s) (November 23, 2018)

Unearth will release their highly anticipated new album Extinction(s) on November 23, 2018, via Century Media Records. Today the band has unleashed the video for the third single from the album entitled “One With The Sun”.  Watch the video below. “We chose “One With the Sun” as the first video off Extinction(s) because we feel it’s one of the hardest hitting tracks in our entire catalog.  Musically it’s everything Unearth is about and lyrically it deals with the effects of climate change we…

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BILLY BIO – Feed the Fire (November 30, 2018)

BILLY BIO – Feed the Fire (November 30, 2018)

Billy Graziadei, otherwise known as BillyBio from Biohazard and Powerflo, has announced his first solo release, on AFM Records.  Feed The Fire will be available November 30, 2018. “With BillyBio, it’s 100% me. No influence from anyone else. This is who I am and what I’ve become. I’m a product of everyone I’ve met, talked with, shared my stories with…and a bit of their stories as well,” says Billy Graziadei. Music has always been the central, unifying force in Billy Graziadei’s life. Early…

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BROTHERS OF METAL – Prophecy of Ragnorak (November 16 2018)

BROTHERS OF METAL – Prophecy of Ragnorak (November 16 2018)

A new band like Sweden’s heavy/power metallers Brothers of Metal doesn’t cross the music fan’s way very often. In fact, the kind of talent this 8-piece band brings to the table is very rare. But what makes Brothers of Metal so special? Is it their distinctive, striking songwriting, the outstanding vocal delivery, the amazing hooks? Prophecy Of Ragnarök is an outstanding debut album which consists of 14 anthemic, powerful, melodic metal tracks of the highest quality. The album…

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SUIDAKRA – Cimbric Yarns (November 16, 2018)

SUIDAKRA – Cimbric Yarns (November 16, 2018)

After 24 years of band history and 12 studio albums, Suidakra has become a flagship in the Celtic-metal scene. During this time they toured around the globe, played any number of shows, mastermind Arkadius Antonik even spent a week on behalf of the German Goethe Institute to support regional musical projects in India and Suidakra has been the first metal band ever that performed six shows there. Now, on 16th November 2018, they will release their…

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