Wolfpakk – “Wolves Reign”

Wolfpakk – “Wolves Reign” (AFM Records) The brainchild of Mark Sweeney (ex-Crystal Ball) and Michael Voss (Mad Max, Michael Schenker), Wolfpakk is their melodic metal all star project – and ambitious it is to say the least – featuring no less than 26 all star guests! Quite how the 2 vocalists manage to pull this cast is beyond me, but on this 4th album there’s Biff Byford (Saxon), George Lynch (Dokken), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne), Ronny Atkins (Pretty Maids), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne), Tony Harnell (TNT), Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P.), Oliver Hartmann (Avantasia), Timo Somers (Delain), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger), Pasi … Continue reading

Cloven Hoof – “Who Mourns For The Morning Star”

Cloven Hoof – “Who Mourns For The Morning Star” (High Roller Records) Long gone may be the outlandish costumes, along with the tongue in cheek names of ‘Wind’, ‘Fire’ and ‘Earth’ – but thanks to the spirit of Lee ‘Air’ Payne, NWOBHM legends Cloven Hoof are not just still going, but very much onto a 2nd lease of life! Bolstered by the growing ‘true’ metal movement along with a resurgence in NWOBHM, Cloven Hoof release this follow up to 2014’s “Resist Or Serve” album, and a mighty fine one it is too! Immediately noticeable is that it is not a … Continue reading

Night Demon – “Darkness Remains”

Night Demon – “Darkness Remains” (Steamhammer / SPV) If you yearn for the glory days of NWOBHM or are appreciative of today’s ‘true’ metal scene then California’s Night Demon will no doubt be a name familiar to you. A 3 piece fronted by bassist / vocalist Jarvis Leatherby, who’s the current bassist in Cirith Ungol and is the live vocalist for Jaguar, Night Demon rose to fame over the course of an EP and their noted 2015 debut “Curse Of The Damned” – not to mention numerous festival appearances around the globe! Taking their inspiration from the likes of Grim Reaper, … Continue reading

Jupiter Falls – “Faces In The Sand – Part One”

Jupiter Falls – “Faces In The Sand – Part One” (Broken Road Records) These guys have gotta be one of the hottest bands in the UK right now! Formed just 4 years ago, they have meteorically risen from having their debut produced by Roy Z to touring with Jake E Lee & Red Dragon Cartel before delivering a sophomore to worldwide critical acclaim, along with more dates in the UK as well as in France. Well on their way to stardom, now comes this 3rd album and it’s nothing short of a blinder! Besides their impressive song writing, it’s the awesome … Continue reading

DIMMU BORGIR – Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse

A week remains until Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, DIMMU BORGIR, will unleash their highly-anticipated double-DVD/BluRay Forces Of The Northern Night. Today, the band have unveiled another live video of their monumental song ‘Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse’ from the live ritual in Oslo together with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Schola Cantorum Choir. See symphonic black metal reach an entirely new level with this clip

Chris Holmes’ MEAN MAN – Euro Tour !

The legendary ex-WASP guitarist Chris Holmes kicks off the “Be Somebody” European Tour with his band Chris Holmes’ MEAN MAN! For now the Czech Republic, Germany, Holland, the UK, Norway, Sweden and France are on the calendar, but be sure that a lot more tour dates will be added in the upcoming period.

GHOST BATH – Seraphic

Today, the new album of atmospheric black metal act GHOST BATH, entitled Starmourner is released. The band have also unveiled the new video clip for the epic track ‘Seraphic’. Watch it here.

Terror – “Balance The Odds”

Southern California’s veteran hardcore slayers TERROR, are premiering today their new EP called “The Walls Will Fall”, a whole week in advance here. The EP officially comes out on April 28th, via Pure Noise Records. Pre-order available here.

Monte Pittman “Obliterated” (feat. Richard Christy & Billy Sheehan)

Having released his new album, ‘Inverted Grasp of Balance’, last year via Metal Blade Records,MONTE PITTMAN is now launching a performance video for the album track ‘Obliterated’, featuring drummer Richard Christy and bassist Billy Sheehan (both of whom played on the album). Watch ‘Obliterated’, (with footage of Billy Sheehan from the album’s recording sessions) here.

Igorrr – The Making of Savage Sinusoid part1

On June 16th, IGORRR – the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre – will release their new album, ‘Savage Sinusoid’, via Metal Blade Records. On this record, electronic manipulations, accordion, saxophone, sitar, harpsichord, mandolin and strings sit comfortably alongside ruthless blastbeats, chunky riffs, death grunts and soaring operatic vocals – and as chaotic as this might sometimes seem, there is no lack of heart behind everything thundering from the speakers. To watch a behind-the-scenes video of the making of ‘Savage Sinusoid’, part 1 of the series can be viewed here.