THE VINTAGE CARAVAN – Gateways (Album Review)

THE VINTAGE CARAVAN – Gateways (Album Review)

VINTAGE CARAVAN – Band Background: After a wait of 3 years Icelandic trio The Vintage Caravan are back. For those unacquainted with the band, they were formed in 2006 by two 12-year-olds who had a love of classic rock. Only one of them remains to this day in guitarist and vocalist Oskar Logi. They are keeping with the one-word album titles again (the last 2 were called “Voyage” and “Arrival”) in “Gateways”. Anyone who loves…

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COLD SNAP – All Our Sins – (Album Review)

COLD SNAP – All Our Sins – (Album Review)

The Story So Far Cold Snap are a 6 piece metal band from Croatia who have been around for about 15 years. However, it is only recently that they seem to be getting noticed in different parts of the globe. July 6, 2018, sees the release of their fourth album and the third to be produced by Tue Madsen from Denmark who has also worked with bands such as Madball, At The Gates and Meshuggah…

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THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough (Album Review)

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough (Album Review)

The story so far…. The Night Flight Orchestra (NFO for short) are what happens when members of various metal bands in Sweden decide to have a bit of fun. Founded by 2 members of Soilwork (Bjorn Strid vocals and David Andersson guitar) back in 2007 due to an idea they had whilst in the US. As they were driving the many miles between shows they tried to put together the perfect rock soundtrack for the…

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MINISTRY – AmeriKKKant – (Album Review)

MINISTRY – AmeriKKKant – (Album Review)

 Historical background                                                                                The first time I heard the band Ministry was in a club. I remember thinking how intense and how angry it sounded both musically and vocally. The song which I came to find out…

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RIOT V – Armor of Light (April 27, 2018)

RIOT V – Armor of Light (April 27, 2018)

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, the metal community gathered in Anaheim for the Hall of Heavy Metal History induction ceremony. Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal Riot V were inducted alongside Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess, bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan, and other metal royalty for their contributions and influence on the community. “I am honored and psyched to be inducted into this year’s Heavy Metal History Hall of Fame with Riot!” comments Don Van Stavern. “The 30-plus year…

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST – Resurrection (March 2, 2018)

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST – Resurrection (March 2, 2018)

Nuclear Blast has proudly announced the release of the upcoming first Michael Schenker Fest studio album! Along with producer Michael Voss-Schoen, the band recently completed the recordings for the record, entitled Resurrection, out on March 2, 2018. Besides Michael Schenker and the three M.S.G. singers Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley, you can also hear Doogie White (Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock) as well as musicians Steve Mann (guitars, keyboards), Ted McKenna (drums) and Chris Glen (bass). In addition, there are also some guest appearances from Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schoen included. The album will be available in the following formats: CD, CD…

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EPICA – The Solace System EP (September 1, 2017)

EPICA – The Solace System EP (September 1, 2017)

With their last masterpiece, Epica set new standards. 2016’s The Holographic Principle is the most epochal, multi-layered, courageous and successful record of the band, reaching top 10 chart position entries in the German, Dutch and Swiss album charts. Accordingly, all the tracks written for the album process are high-quality, but not all songs have been put on the album. “This is only based on the fact that the record should not exceed 76 minutes,” explains Mark….

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BLIND GUARDIAN – Live Beyond the Spheres (July 14, 2017)

BLIND GUARDIAN – Live Beyond the Spheres (July 14, 2017)

Krefeld, Germany-based progressive power metallers Blind Guardian have announced the release of their first live record in 14 years. The 22-song package entitled Live Beyond The Spheres will be available as a 3CD-DIGI-pack. It’s scheduled to be released on July 7th, 2017, via Nuclear Blast Records. Besides all-time classics such as “The Bard’s Song (In The Forest)”, “Valhalla” and “Mirror Mirror”, rather rarely performed songs like “And Then There Was Silence” are also a part of this live record. “We compiled one…

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EDGUY To Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Monuments

EDGUY To Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Monuments

In February 1992, a bunch of German kids set out from the middle of nowhere and founded a band that would conquer the hearts of a whole new generation of fans around the globe!   Today, 25 years later, founding members Tobias Sammet (AVANTASIA) and the two guitarists Jens Ludwig and Dirk Sauer, as well as Tobias “Eggi” Exxel (bass) and Felix Bohnke (drums), who joined the band 20 years ago, can look back at their hugely successful career to shows in more…

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BLIND GUARDIAN – Children Of The Smith (The Dwarves soundtrack)

BLIND GUARDIAN – Children Of The Smith (The Dwarves soundtrack)

German metal legends Blind Guardian have teamed up with games meisters KING Art Games to produce an exclusive song to go with the upcoming new game, The Dwarves. Here is the story behind the collaboration according to band label Nuclear Blast Records. Celebrate! The Dwarves have arrived. The coolest fantasy race of all time finally has their own, great adventure. Heroic dwarf Tungdil – scholar, smith and blessed with a gentle heart – has to gather a group of fellow companions and embark on an…

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