SINNER – Tequila Suicide (Album Review)

SINNER – Tequila Suicide (Album Review)

Sinner, led by Mat Sinner, hail from Stuttgart, Germany.  These rockers have been around since the early 1980’s and they’ve released an album every couple years since then.  If you’re a hard rocker who grew up in the 1980’s – and if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you are – then you already know what Sinner’s latest installment, Tequila Suicide, sounds like.  Sinner is a memory frozen in time.  They are hard rock…

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SINNER – Tequila Suicide (March 31, 2017)

SINNER – Tequila Suicide (March 31, 2017)

AFM Records proudly present the return of German hard ‘n’ heavy legends Sinner! March 31st will see the release of their brand new studio album Tequila Suicide. Brace for impact! Produced by Mat Sinner, co-produced, mixed & engineered by Dennis Ward, the album features Tom Naumann and Alexander Scholpp on guitars, Francesco Jovino on drums, plus special guests Sascha Krebs, Kolinda Brozovic, Gus G, Ricky Warwick, Pete Lincoln and Magnus Karlsson. Tequila Suicide track listing: 01. “Go Down Fighting”…

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My Top 10 Albums of 2016 – Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Another year has passed with new music and what a year it has been. With over 100 releases for me to go through to try and break it down to my personal top 10 favorite, wasn’t easy! As a fan of different styles of music, it was hard to pick what I feel as my Top 10. One day it might be some heavier music where other days more melodic. So many other great releases came…

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Album Review: Primal Fear – Rulebreaker

Album Review: Primal Fear – Rulebreaker

With ten studio albums released and the last release 2 years ago, German heavy metal band Primal Fear is back with Rulebreaker to be released January 22nd, in Europe and January 29th, 2016 in North America on Frontiers Records. I first heard of Primal Fear just over 2 years ago. When their last CD Delivering the Black was released I knew by the end of 2014 it would be in my top 10 for that year….

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Kiske/Somerville’s City Of Heroes-By Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Kiske/Somerville’s City Of Heroes-By Shawn “Animalize” Irwin

Kiske/Somerville – City Of Heroes 2015 The long awaited second project from Kiske/Somerville, titled City of Heroes will finally be released April 17 (in Europe) and April 21 (in North America). This new release brings us 12 new songs. . As a big fan of Amanda Somerville‘s work with Avantasia, and Michael Kiske‘s Place Vendome, and Unisonic, I am really excited to hear these two talented artists work together again. Joining them on this new…

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Kiske Somerville-City Of Heroes (April 21, 2015)

Kiske Somerville-City Of Heroes (April 21, 2015)

    The new chapter of the musical collaboration between vocalists Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween, Unisonic, Place Vendome) and Amanda Somerville (Trillium, Avantasia) is City of Heroes, indeed a major step forward compared to the debut album, which saw the light of day and garnered glowing reviews in 2010. This exciting album sees Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner) and Magnus Karlsson (Starbreaker, Primal Fear) handling most of the songwriting (with a song contribution “Breaking Neptune” from…

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Level 10-Chapter One

Level 10-Chapter One

Level 10 – Chapter One – January 27, 2014 January 27, 2014 will see the collaborations of bassist Mat Sinner (Primal Fear/Sinner) and vocalist Russell Allen (Symphony X/Adrenaline Mob) in Level 10.  Level 10 also features guitarists Roland Grapow (ex-Helloween/Masterplan) and Alex Beyrodt (Primal Fear/Voodoo Circle), Canadian drummer Randy Black (ex-Primal Fear/ex-Annihilator) and keyboardist Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline/Silent Force).  The album, Chapter One, also features some guest artist contributions such as Amanda Somerville and Magnus…

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Cranking It Up To Level 10: A Review of Level 10’s Chapter One

Cranking It Up To Level 10: A Review of Level 10’s Chapter One

Mat Sinner is at it yet again and as per usual he’s included some of his friends.  The German bassist, probably most recognized from his namesake band Sinner, Primal Fear and Voodoo Circle among several others, has banded together with vocalist Russell Allen (Symphony X/Adrenaline Mob) for this new project entitled Level 10.  The album Chapter One, features guitarist Roland Grapow (ex-Helloween/Masterplan/Serious Black), guitarist Alex Beyrodt (Voodoo Circle/Primal Fear/Sinner), Canadian drummer Randy Black (ex-Primal Fear) and…

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Primal Fear Delivers The Black

Primal Fear Delivers The Black

Primal Fear may not be a particularly household name over here in North America, but the German power metal outfit has issued 10 albums since formation in 1997, most charting well in countries like their home of Germany but also in Japan and Sweden.  Molded in the vein of other such great German power metal bands as the internationally successful Helloween, Primal Fear was founded by former Gamma Ray vocalist Ralf Scheepers and Sinner bassist Mat…

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