TWILIGHT FORCE – Dawn Of The Dragonstar (Album Review)

TWILIGHT FORCE – Dawn Of The Dragonstar (Album Review)

A Little Background to Twilight Force Twilight Force are a Swedish power/symphonic metal band who have been around since 2011 and have two albums out. Or at least until August 16 when it becomes three with the latest opus Dawn Of The Dragonstar. The band all go by pseudonyms with two of them, Lynd and Blackwald, being original members. They have a new vocalist Allyon who was in Rhapsody for a number of years. The press release…

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HAMMERFALL – Dominion – (Album Review)

HAMMERFALL – Dominion – (Album Review)

Dominion is the 11th album by power metal stalwarts Hammerfall. It is 12 tracks of good old fashioned heavy metal. For anyone who wants classic sounding metal then this is an album that will please greatly. The quality of songs and riffs after all this time is terrific. Right from the opening track, “Never Forgive, Never Forget” my head was nodding, my toes tapping and on the second time around I was singing along to the…

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WORMWOOD – Nattarvet (July 26, 2019)

WORMWOOD – Nattarvet (July 26, 2019)

Having the opportunity to write and review means that sometimes various promotion companies get in contact to inform you about a band on their roster that they hope you might write about. There are times when something you listen to jumps out and leaves a desire not only to hear more but to also write about as you find yourself captivated. That happened to me when sent information about a new album due to be released…

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NEONFLY – Crowdfund New Album, The World Is Burning (News)

NEONFLY – Crowdfund New Album, The World Is Burning (News)

British power metal/AOR outfit Neonfly are working on a new album, their third, called This World Is Burning which they are asking fans to help finance via crowdfunding. It has been a few years since the band was active due to a number of reasons including breakdowns, breakups and the horror of being robbed whilst on the road losing not only all their gear but their money as well. If any band needed a boost and a bit of…

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D-A-D – A Prayer For The Loud (May 31, 2019)

D-A-D – A Prayer For The Loud (May 31, 2019)

Eight years. That’s how long it’s been since Denmark’s most celebrated rock band D-A-D released their last studio album. But now the wait is over. The band’s legion of fans can start the countdown to May 31st when the Danish rock legends unveil their latest album on AFM Records, A Prayer For The Loud. It’s been a long time coming but it has been well worth it! The new album harks back to the core…

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PYTHIA – The Solace of Ancient Earth (May 17, 2019)

PYTHIA – The Solace of Ancient Earth (May 17, 2019)

Beneath the grey shades of a civilization that has all but run its course, beneath the concrete and steel, the grime that obscures our all but forgotten souls and sleeping hearts, a light still shines. It shines from beyond the gateways to places of wonder and dreams; from realms of a grand story where love, passion, agony and loss, great emotions are still deeply felt and the human spirit still knows there are ideals worth…

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CHAOS MAGIC – Furyborn (June 14, 2019)

CHAOS MAGIC – Furyborn (June 14, 2019)

Chaos Magic is centered around Chilean Caterina Nix who, for the sophomore release from the band, worked in close collaboration with fellow Chilean, producer, singer and musician Nasson. Together, they have created an absolute gem of an album, the splendidness of which is on full display on the album’s first single and video “Like Never Before”, check it out below. “I’ve been writing songs for many years, however, on the previous Chaos Magic album I had no intention of…

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CRAZY LIXX – Forever Wild (May 17, 2019)

CRAZY LIXX – Forever Wild (May 17, 2019)

With huge choruses, instantly memorable riffs, wailing, emotive guitar solos, and massive production by Danny Rexon and Chris Laney, Forever Wild is sure to resonate with old fans and new listeners alike. Singer Danny Rexon says, “Ruff Justice was the first album where I took on the full role of producer, including recording, engineering, editing and some of the mixing. Naturally, there were things that I learnt along the way and, in retrospect, things that could have been…

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AMON AMARTH – Berserker (May 3, 2019)

AMON AMARTH – Berserker (May 3, 2019)

On May 3rd, Amon Amarth will release their 11th full-length, Berserker, via Metal Blade Records (North America)/Sony Music (International)! For a preview of the album, the video for the first single, “Raven’s Flight”, can be viewed below. Directed by Roboshobo, “Raven’s Flight” will be the first of a trilogy of music videos from Berserker, each one increasingly epic in its scope, further immersing the viewer in the world of Amon Amarth. Much like the songs on Berserker, the videos present Amon Amarth to…

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FINAL COIL – The World We Left Behind For Others (April 12, 2019)

FINAL COIL – The World We Left Behind For Others (April 12, 2019)

Final Coil‘s debut full-length album, Persistence Of Memory, was released in the summer of 2017 and interest in this remarkable album has remained constant ever since; reviews continue to appear well over a year later and tracks find their way onto radio playlists as new people discover the unique sound of Final Coil. Now though, the time approaches for Persistence Of Memory to hand over the flame as we announce the imminent arrival of the…

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