MEATHOOK – Crypts, Coffins, Corpses (January 1, 2019)

MEATHOOK – Crypts, Coffins, Corpses (January 1, 2019)

The sick in mind and spirit sleep uneasily. When their eyes close their brains become playgrounds for their tortured fantasies and the terrors that have chased them into madness. Every dream is a nightmare, every nightmare a screaming horror beyond the ability of the sane to conceive. Behind their flickering eyelids they stumble through coils of entrails, search the bleeding halls of temples made of flesh, boil in cauldrons of dead bodies…and when they are…

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SWEDEN ROCK 2019 – More Bands Added (News)

SWEDEN ROCK 2019 – More Bands Added (News)

Twelve more acts for the 2019 Sweden Rock Festival were revealed this morning! Speaking as an attendee of the event since 2013, Sweden Rock 2019 may just be one of the best lineups yet. For me personally anyway! Here’s the press release announcement translated from Swedish thanks to Google Translate: Slayer does his last Sweden show ever at the Sweden Rock Festival in June! On Wednesday, Slayer played for a crowded Hovet on his farewell…

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METAL IMMORTAL FESTIVAL – Lineup Unveiled (News)

METAL IMMORTAL FESTIVAL – Lineup Unveiled (News)

Pittsburgh based Traditional Metal band Lady Beast is presenting a one-day music festival! The first time event, named after the band’s 2016 EP, Metal Immortal, takes place on June 29, 2019. The band’s frontwoman, Deborah Levine is spearheading the project and monumental task. Posted on Deborah Levine‘s Facebook Page a couple of days ago was the METAL IMMORTAL FESTIVAL Lineup: “Alright, metal maniacs you have been patient long enough! Myself and the rest of Lady Beast…

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BUCKETS REBEL HEART – 20 Good Summers (Album Review)

BUCKETS REBEL HEART – 20 Good Summers (Album Review)

I first heard of guitarist Dave “Bucket” Colwell with the release of Bad Company’s Company of Strangers in 1995. I’ve always felt like that was a highly underrated album. He also spent time in Humble Pie. So, being familiar with some of his work, I was excited to see he is putting out a new album, 20 Good Summers, with his new band, Buckets Rebel Heart. Buckets Rebel Heart is Colwell, former 720 and New…

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1981 Year in Review Part 1 – Ep343

1981 Year in Review Part 1 – Ep343

We’re hopping in the De Lorean and heading back in time this week for our 1981 Year in Review Part 1! So many things happened from January – June 1981 that you’re getting an earful this week! Wendy O. Williams arrested, Steven Tyler cheats death, and the Urban Cowboy fashion movement takes hold. Other stories include Ozzy eating a bird (uncooked), President Reagan in the crosshairs, riots in the UK, and much more. 1981 Year…

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After 25 Years Tora Tora Return with Bastards of Beale – New Track Released

After 25 Years Tora Tora Return with Bastards of Beale – New Track Released

It’s been a long time coming but Memphis blues rockers Tora Tora are officially back! The first single from the upcoming Bastards of Beale album, ‘Rose of Jericho’ is now out. The track is rife with hard-hitting bluesy riffs as well as soulful vocals delivered by Anthony Corder. The full album won’t be released until February on Frontiers Records but this sonic sampling will have to tide us over. The band states in the following…

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BLOODSTOCK 2019 – 4 More Acts Announced (Festival News)

BLOODSTOCK 2019 – 4 More Acts Announced (Festival News)

Bloodstock Metal Festival have added 4 more bands to the event happening at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, UK, in August next year. First up is special guests for Friday on the main stage known as the Dio Stage is the mighty Anthrax. One of the big 4 of thrash they will no doubt get the audience moshing and thrashing away to some unforgettable songs. They have graced the stage before and are always a popular…

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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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SMASHING PUMPKINS – Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol 1 (Album Review)

SMASHING PUMPKINS – Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol 1 (Album Review)

Ok, Ok, so it’s not quite the full title of the album on the header but it is quite a mouthful. The album that is fully titled Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol 1/LP No Past. No Future. No Sun sees original members Jimmy Chamberlain (drums) and James Iha (guitar) return to the fold. Unfortunately, there is no sign of either of the bands former fantastic female bass players D’arcy Wretsky or Melissa Auf der…

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