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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FIRST SIGNAL – Line of Fire (May 17, 2019)

FIRST SIGNAL – Line of Fire (May 17, 2019)

First Signal have announced the release of their new album. Entitled Line of Fire, the album will be available from May 17, 2019, via Frontiers Music Srl. First Signal is the musical union between Harem Scarem band vocalist Harry Hess and Swedish drummer/producer Daniel Flores. Of their third collaboration together, Hess says, “once again it was a pure pleasure to be working on these songs. Daniel made it easy on me…just concentrating on being the singer is a…

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BLOODBOUND – Rise of the Dragon Empire (Album Review)

BLOODBOUND – Rise of the Dragon Empire (Album Review)

Everybody’s favorite dragon-tamers are back! Swedish power metallers Bloodbound have followed up 2017’s War of Dragons relatively quickly with Rise of the Dragon Empire which will be available from March 22, 2019, on AFM Records. This is the hard-working Swede’s eighth studio album and with a settled line-up (apart from drummer Daniel Sjogren who joined in 2016) they continue to improve and build. Vocalist Patrik Johansson has the big balls needed for this genre and…

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