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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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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ARION – Life Is Not Beautiful (October 19, 2018)

ARION – Life Is Not Beautiful (October 19, 2018)

Finnish symphonic metallers Arion release their new album ‘Life Is Not Beautiful‘ on 19th October via AFM Records. The idea for Arion was hatched in the fall of 2011 in the famed music school Sibelius Lukio in Helsinki, where drummer Topias Kupiainen and keyboardist Arttu Vauhkonen got together with guitar whiz kid Iivo Kaipainen. In short order, the trio found bass player Georgi Velinov and vocalist Viljami Holopainen to round out the band. Musically astonishingly accomplished, the newcomers raised…

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DARK AGE – The Studio Albums (Retrospective)

DARK AGE – The Studio Albums (Retrospective)

Germany’s finest Death Metal band, Dark Age, have flown under the wire.  We salute these heroes with an introduction and subsequent review of all their studio albums to date.  Currently on hiatus, their last two albums were released by AFM Records. WHO ARE DARK AGE? In 1994, Eike Freese (vocals/guitar), André Schumann (drums) and Oliver Fliegel (bass) formed a Death Metal band called Dyer’s Eve in Germany. One year later, the name was changed to…

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GAMA BOMB – Speed Between the Lines (Album Review)

GAMA BOMB – Speed Between the Lines (Album Review)

If you like your rock mid-paced, toe tapping and mellow, look away now. Speed Between the Lines is the classic-est (is that even a word?) of classic thrash metal, hailing back to the genre’s pomp of the mid-80’s. Gama Bomb have been in this racket for 16 years and Speed Between the Lines represents the band’s sixth studio album. From the opening refrains of “Give Me Leather” to the final wails of “Facemelter” you are…

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BRAINSTORM – Midnight Ghost (Album Review)

BRAINSTORM – Midnight Ghost (Album Review)

BRAINSTORM – Bio Brainstorm were founded in Germany in 1989 by Torsten Ihlenfeld, Milan Loncaric and drummer Dieter Bernert. The first years saw the band build a solid groundwork with several demo releases and live appearances. In 1997, Brainstorm signed their first record deal.  The self-produced Hungry album was released and a year later the band was back in the studio to record their second album Unholy. A European tour with Iced Earth followed before…

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HELION PRIME – Interview with Jason Ashcraft (Interview)

HELION PRIME – Interview with Jason Ashcraft (Interview)

As AFM Records‘ very own Helion Prime have the imminent release of their sophomore album, Terror of the Cybernetic Monster (check out the Decibel Geek review here), we were lucky enough to pin down band leader/founding member/guitarist Jason Ashcraft to quiz him on the album, line-up changes and influences. Decibel Geek: Your music is based on ‘science fact’, what first triggered your interest in science? Jason Ashcraft: I have always showed an interest in science and primarily with space, but my peek interest began in my…

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GAMA BOMB – Speed Between the Lines (October 12, 2018)

GAMA BOMB – Speed Between the Lines (October 12, 2018)

In a landscape of identikit thrash bands Gama Bomb have always stood out. Unapologetically Irish, with lyrics mixing humour and social commentary and a reputation for legendary beer-soaked stage shows, they’ve never made a secret of enjoying what they do. Gama Bomb formed in 2002, bonding over a shared love of retro comics, movies and old thrash metal cassettes. Now in their sixteenth year, thrash metal’s arch-geeks return with their sixth studio album Speed Between The Lines,…

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