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Submitted by newseditor on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 18:02 / News - Comments

Threshold - March Of Progress out August 31st

Legendary British progressive metallers THRESHOLD reveal details on their upcoming ninth studio album, the follow-up to 2007’s “Dead Reckoning”.   As previously announced, the record is entitled “March Of Progress” and was recorded & produced in Thin Ice Studios (DRAGONFORCE, PENDRAGON) by band members Karl Groom and...
Submitted by newseditor on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 17:25 / News - Comments

Bullet - Full Pull out on September 14th

On September 14th, the new BULLET record “Full Pull” will be released worldwide on Nuclear Blast Records.   The CD was recorded in “Gutterview Recorders” in Solna/Stockholm, along with Nicke Andersson (Entombed, The Hellacopters a.o.) and Fred Estby (Dismember a.o.).    Thehe artwork, created by Gustav Sandstedt....
Submitted by thanos on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 06:15 / Reviews - Comments

Charlie Shred - Charlie Shred

Charlie Shred is a newcomer from Sweden which was formed by Calle Sundberg (ReinXeed) & Mattias Johansson (ex-ReinXeed) in 2008. Later on Tommy “ReinXeed” Johansson (ReinXeed, Golden Resurrection, PelleK) joined them as a drummer and producer. This guy in unstoppable when it comes to music!   The musical approach of Charlie Shred is closer to...
Submitted by newseditor on Tue, 06/19/2012 - 14:55 / News - Comments

Headbangers Open Air Festival 2012

It started in 1998 as a garden-party from the legendary Headbangers Ballroom Hamburg with 3 bands on a trailer. Nowadays it's 2000+ Metalmaniacs watching 25 bands, mainly traditional metal...   Not without reasons the Headbangers' Open Air is called "the biggest garden party of the world". It takes place in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, near...
Submitted by newseditor on Mon, 06/18/2012 - 21:34 / News - Comments

Monsterworks - new digital release out on July 10th

Chicago's Mortal Music is pleased to announce the second in its DR (digital release) series, "Man: Instincts" from expansionist UK metallers MONSTERWORKS on July 10. As was done with Mortal Music's first DR release, ION VEIN's IV v1.0 , the MONSTERWORKS DR will also be available as a free download for a limited time.    Track...
Submitted by thanos on Sun, 06/17/2012 - 05:13 / Reviews - Comments

Gotthard - Firebirth

This one is hard to review. Gotthard are trying to find their identity after the tragic loss of their mastermind/vocalist Steve Lee. It’s true that the band had become truly popular over the last decade when, according to me, they delivered not only some excellent hard rock albums (“Lipservice” & “Domino Effect”)… but also...
Submitted by dora on Sun, 06/17/2012 - 02:26 / Reviews - Comments

Desdemona - Endorphins

Desdemona is a Polish band active since 1996 and “Endorphins” is their fourth album released. They are all the rage in the dark independent scene of their own country and surely, they are pretty recognizable elsewhere as well, since they have mini-toured with Tiamat and Pain and have also opened the concerts for Katatonia and Type O’ Negative...
Grand Magus - The Hunt cover
Submitted by thanos on Sat, 06/16/2012 - 01:06 / Reviews - Comments

Grand Magus - The Hunt

Having been around from more than 15 years… JB (vocals, guitars) & Fox (bass) are faithful to what they love best… and only the drummers seem to come and go while the duo is as solid as a rock. This time the new drummer is Ludwig “Ludde” Witt. Let’s hope he stays with them a lot more than his predecessors.   Honestly, did...
Submitted by thanos on Fri, 06/15/2012 - 18:40 / Reviews - Comments

The Reticent - Le Temps Detruit Tout

Four years after his sophomore release… the multi-instrumentalist, composer & singer Chris “Mordrid” Hathcock, the only member behind The Reticent… is back with his third work. Moving a step further into the sentimental & atmospheric side of progressive music & “borrowing” elements from Opeth, Tool, Anathema, A...
Sonata Arctica Stones Grow Her Name cover
Submitted by thanos on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 17:28 / Reviews - Comments

Sonata Arctica - Stones Grow Her Name

Being one of the top European heavy/power metal acts entails sacrifices, consistency & inspiration. Sonata Arctica have proved all these years, since 1999, that they had what it takes to go further. Since, “Ecliptica” is considered to be a “classic” heavy/power metal album, not only by me, but also time has shown so… they’ve...