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The Unity cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:42 / Reviews - Comments

The Unity - The Unity

The Unity is a band mainly taking all but one of the guitarists of Love.Might.Kill, a band that put out a couple of albums through Massacre Recs in the past few years and was a bit more modern and melodic, going for a more power metal sound with the inclusion of Gamma Ray and sometimes Avantasian, Henjo Richter. Featuring the much traveled drummer Michael Ehre, who...
Sailing To Nowhere Lost in Time cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Thu, 05/18/2017 - 23:55 / Reviews - Comments

Sailing To Nowhere - Lost in Time

Sailing To Nowhere is an Italian sextet, on their second album, in the power metal genre, with slight prog tendencies. They were complete unknown to me previously, but even on their second attempt, I find plenty of issues with the sound, while they don’t sound bad musically if not a little lacking in the production department, the dual male/female vocals fail...
Doro US Tour 2017 poster
Submitted by newseditor on Thu, 05/18/2017 - 21:06 / News - Comments

Doro Pesch announces special September 2017 US Tour Dates featuring guitarist Tommy Bolan

Released in 1987, “Triumph and Agony” is the fourth studio album from German heavy metal titans Warlock. The record was a mammoth success globally with hit singles and MTV’s Headbangers Ball favorites “All We Are” and “Für immer” among other now-pinnacle anthems like “East Meets West”, “Metal Tango...
Bumblefoot Little Brother is Watching cover
Submitted by newseditor on Tue, 05/16/2017 - 21:38 / News - Comments

Bumblefoot to re-release “Little Brother is Watching” on August 25th 2017 via EMP Label Group

Former Guns N' Roses and current Art Of Anarchy guitarist, vocalist, and producer Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal has signed a deal with EMP Label Group who will re-release his epic 2015 independent solo release “Little Brother is Watching” on CD and vinyl double LP on August 25th, 2017. “Little Brother is Watching” is an eccentric,...
Excalion Dream Alive cover
Submitted by newseditor on Tue, 05/16/2017 - 17:44 / News - Comments

Excalion to release new studio album “Dream Alive” on July 7th 2017

Finnish Power Metal heroes Excalion have revealed the details of their new album “Dream Alive”, which will be released on July 7th, 2017, via Scarlet Records. The tracklist is as follows. Tracklist: 1. Divergent Falling 2. Centenarian 3. Marching Masquerade 4. Amelia 5. Release the Time 6. One Man Kingdom 7. Deadwater Bay 8. The Firmament 9....
Sideburn #Eight cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sun, 05/14/2017 - 00:08 / Reviews - Comments

Sideburn - #Eight

These Swiss “Sideburn” guys should not be confused with a more buzzsaw, stoner band by the same name that is probably still active (with some five or so albums to their name).   In these guys case, think some eight albums, with the album title becoming pretty self-explanatory. Also think AC/DC and not Sabbath and their progeny… apparently...
Lux Perpetua The Curse of the Iron King cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Fri, 05/12/2017 - 23:44 / Reviews - Comments

Lux Perpetua - The Curse of the Iron King

Lux Perpetua were formed in 2009 by a trio of friends and following a tumultuous few years of lineup changes and a change of name, from Sentinel to Lux Perpetua and an EP in 2014, the band solidified, after Magdalena Tararuj started to play keyboards with them and Artur Rosinski replaced their then singer, during recordings of their debut.   The Polish...
Appice Bros pic
Submitted by newseditor on Fri, 05/12/2017 - 22:15 / News - Comments

Appice sign worldwide deal with Steamhammer / SPV

The two legendary drum brothers Carmine Appice (Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Blue Murder, King Kobra) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Last In Line) are recording their first ever studio album together this spring under the name Appice. “After decades in this crazy music business, we will sit down for the first time and record songs together for an...
Heretic’s Dream band pic
Submitted by newseditor on Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:58 / News - Comments

Heretic’s Dream sings with Revalve Records

Italian progressive rock metallers Heretic’s Dream have signed with Revalve Records, for the release of their new album, ready in Fall 2017! As previously announced, this week Heretic’s Dream will join the Finnish progressive metal masters Amorphis, as their main support, on the 10th Eclipse Anniversary Shows in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, as follows...
Astral Doors Black Eyed Children cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Wed, 05/10/2017 - 00:00 / Reviews - Comments

Astral Doors - Black Eyed Children

Astral Doors have been around for almost fifteen years now and they return this year with their eighth full album. It’s actually funny since Nils Patrick Johansson abandoned his place in Civil War, an offshoot band made up of the Sabaton members, who were dismissed a few years ago, by one of the worst vocalists in the history of metal. Johansson has often...