Dream Theater - Distance Over Time

Dream Theater followed their overblown swan song flop for Roadrunner Records with a lot of damage control and by taking a number of safe decisions. So, after an ambitious tour for it, their toured their best album, on its 25th anniversary and now they undertake a 20th anniversary tour for another of their more famous albums. Also their debut with Sony/Inside Out and their 14th overall album is as safe as it could be.

Voidnaut - Nadir

Voidnaut is a newcomer from Greece that was initially formed by guitarist Kostas Krikos and vocalist Steve Venardo and started out as a small project. In 2015 the band took shape as drummer Kostas Alexakis (Acid Death) and bass player Kostas Tasakos (ex-Double Square) joined in and they started working on their debut release.

Aaron Buchanan and The Cult Classics - The Man with Stars on His Knees

Aaron Buchanan and The Cult Classics recently signed a deal with Listenable Records and decided to release a special edition of their debut album, “The Man with Stars on His Knees”. Hence their debut has been re-released with the addition of two bonus tracks, “Fire in the Fields of Mayhem” and “Undertow”. “The Man with Stars on His Knees” was officially released in May 2017, but now the band and the label give the chance to the new and the old fans of the band to get a new special edition with two bonus tracks.

Spirits Of Fire - Spirits of Fire

Spirits Of Fire are indeed an all-star project, bringing together well-known vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, many more) with his band made from CWOTD, Steve DiGiorgio on bass (Charred Walls Of The Damned, Testament, ex-Control Denied, Death DTA [live], ex-Sadus, ex-Sebastian Bach, many more) and Chris Caffery on guitars (Solo, TSO, John West, ex-Doctor Butcher, ex-Savatage, + more incl Ripper’s solo band) a man that just like everybody else from the ro

Rhapsody Of Fire - The Eighth Mountain

Trying to figure out what’s going on and who’s who in Rhapsody’s (including all different version of the band) is quite a friggin nightmare. Sufficient is to say that original keyboardist Alex Staropoli is the longest running member that didn’t quit or start a “different” version of the band, hence he is probably the closest thing to an original member.

Last In Line - II

Last In Line consisted of the early lineup of Ronnie James Dio’s band, including drummer Vinny Appice, with who Dio collaborated up until his untimely death in Heaven and Hell, also Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, with whom he had a well-documented and unresolved feud, bassist Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol etc.), replacing the late Jimmy Bain, on bass and American vocalist Andrew Freeman, who has a pretty nice husky voice that seems to work well enough with what the b

Evergrey - The Atlantic

Almost twenty five years a slow burning career that has taken them somewhere, through ups and downs, Evergrey are a proof that despite how talented you might or might not be, persistence is key when you’re trying to make it in any sector, but especially in music. Their eleventh album and a closer of a loose “oceanic” trilogy of album, you’ll get the melancholic, semi doomy prog of the Swedes. Oftentimes soothing, rather than raging and superbly complicated, the band relies more of layering and atmosphere than anything else.

Candlemass - The Door to Doom

Candlemass did suffer through quite the existential crisis in the past few years. You see after returning with their classic “Messiah” led lineup for an album and some subsequent tours that lasted for a couple of years, the plethoric monk left again, due to internal band strife.

Rotting Christ - The Heretics

After being chastised by a growing faction of people over lazy songwriting on their previous effort “Rituals” that seemed to put atmosphere before music, Rotting Christ decide to look back, at least as far back as “Theogonia” maybe, to try and invigorate themselves, moving forward.