BULLET – Live (Album Review)

BULLET – Live (Album Review)

Bullet is a straight-ahead AC/DC-style Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band from Vaxjo, Sweden. Originally culminating in 1996, the current roster sees Dag “Hell” Hofer (vocals), Adam Hector (bass), Gustav Hjortsjo (drums), Hampus Klang (guitars) and Alexander Lyrbo (guitars). One of my early articles, when I started out writing for Decibel Geek, was a piece on Bullet. Discovering them somehow not too long before that, I loved the band and everything I’d heard. I guess I just…

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FARGO – Constellation (May 25, 2018)

FARGO – Constellation (May 25, 2018)

36 years after their last release, F, in 1982, German cult act Fargo has announced the arrival of a brand-new studio album. Constellation is due out on Steamhammer/SPV on May 25 and will be available on CD Digi and colored gatefold LP. The current line-up includes founder members Peter Ladwig (vocals/guitar) and Peter “Fargo-Pedda” Knorn (bass). Two songs on the album feature original drummer Frank “Franky” Tolle. In addition, the group consists of guitarist Arndt Schulz (Harlis, Jane) and drummer Nikolas Fritz (Mob Rules). The Fargo reunion was preceded by the major success of Knorn‘s autobiography Bis…

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THE AMORETTES – Born To Break (April 6, 2018)

THE AMORETTES – Born To Break (April 6, 2018)

Scottish hard rocking trio The Amorettes return to rock your socks off with their latest offering, Born To Break. The Luke Morley produced album will be available from April 6, 2018, via Steamhammer/SPV. While today’s popular music world seems to be based around the idea of “style over substance”, Scottish hard rock trio, The Amorettes, have a very simple plan; Taking over the world, one show at a time! No fuss! No gimmicks! Just good, old-fashioned…

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ANVIL – Pounding the Pavement (Album Review)

ANVIL – Pounding the Pavement (Album Review)

Calling Toronto, Ontario as home, Canadian heavy metal/thrash/speed icons Anvil are once again proving “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. The band’s 17th full-length studio output, Pounding the Pavement, is out January 19th, 2018 on Steamhammer/SPV. A total staple on the heavy metal landscape, Anvil are almost like the fly you can’t shoo away. Like the rash after spending the night with a questionable partner. Never with much fanfare, they just keep issuing new albums every couple of…

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ANVIL – Pounding The Pavement (January 19, 2018)

ANVIL – Pounding The Pavement (January 19, 2018)

Canadian metal legends Anvil are set to return with a monster new album, Pounding The Pavement, out January 19, 2018, via Steamhammer/SPV. Of course, there are bands that have garnered higher chart positions, sold more albums and filled bigger venues than Anvil. Yet there are few metal acts that have earned as much respect from their colleagues as the Canadian act surrounding vocalist/guitarist Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner. The most renowned Anvil aficionados include, among others, international stars such…

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APPICE – Sinister (October 27, 2017)

APPICE – Sinister (October 27, 2017)

Superstar rock brotherhood Carmine and Vinny Appice have announced the forthcoming release of collaborative album Sinister on Steamhammer/SPV Records, available from October 27, 2017. You’re unlikely to find a phenomenon like Carmine and Vinny Appice a second time in the history of rock music. For more than forty years, the two brothers have been among the most sought-after and renowned rock drummers worldwide. Carmine and Vinny (each of them on their own) can be heard on numerous legendary albums and have toured…

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TRAVELIN JACK – Commencing Countdown (September 8, 2017)

TRAVELIN JACK – Commencing Countdown (September 8, 2017)

Travelin Jack, one of the hottest new rock acts from Germany, release a new digital single and video for the song “Keep On Running” today. The track is taken from their forthcoming album Commencing Countdown. The video was produced by renowned film producer and cover designer Andreas Marschall. The band comments the song as follows: “This song is for all the dancing fools out there. Forget about this crazy world for a while and don’t let your life be dictated…

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THE UNITY – The Unity (May 5, 2017)

THE UNITY – The Unity (May 5, 2017)

Stemhammer/SPV is pleased to announce the imminent release of a self-titled record by brand new band The Unity. The Unity is the new group founded by Gamma Ray members Michael Ehré (drums) and Henjo Richter (guitar). Richter has been part of the Hamburg power metal outfit for some twenty years, while Ehré’s CV includes – prior to his joining the Gamma Ray fold in 2012 – renowned names such as Firewind, Uli Jon Roth and Unisonic, to name…

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TRAVELIN JACK Signs with Steamhammer/SPV

TRAVELIN JACK Signs with Steamhammer/SPV

The new year is off to a promising start, Steamhammer/SPV having signed one of Germany’s hottest new rock acts, namely Berlin’s quartet Travelin Jack for the world excluding Japan. The group surrounding vocalist Alia Spaceface blends its classic brand of hard rock with strong influences that date back to 1970’s glam rock and bands/artists such as Thin Lizzy, Rush, David Bowie, the Scorpions and Deep Purple. Among the visual highlights of their explosive live show are,…

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FREEDOM CALL – Master of Light (November 18, 2016)

FREEDOM CALL – Master of Light (November 18, 2016)

Good news for all those who didn’t get enough light during this, in meteorological terms, rather mixed summer. The coming of the light is near … from 18 November 2016 the arrival of Master Of Light will put an end to all this weather-related tristesse and brighten the mood with the familiar positive Freedom Call aura. Front man Chris Bay promises: “Our fans can look forward to a whole dozen new songs which once again present…

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