XIV Dark Centuries – “Waldvolk”

XIV Dark Centuries – “Waldvolk” CD / LP / Limited Edition Wooden Boxset (Einheit Produktionen) Prepare yourselves for the fiery pagan majesty of ‘Heidnischer Thüringer Metal’!!! Venerating nature and the Germanic gods alongside the history of their ancestors, XIV Dark Centuries have been going since the late 90s, and are regarded as one of Germany’s first pagan metal bands, during which time they’ve released 3 prior albums. Despite enduring line up changes, the band remain a closely knit formation given former musicians re-join such that they still have 3 founder and 2 longtime members! Clearly something of a cult band,… Continue reading

14 North – “What Is The Feeling”

14 North – “What Is The Feeling” (Pavement Entertainment) If your heart still pines for the kicking but deep n tender tones of Paw, Puddle Of Mudd and Creed, then 14 North have it in bunches on this amazing debut! Following in the footsteps of the Florida greats and clearly on a mission to bring back the grassroots spirit of grunge, “What Is The Feeling” is a passionate, red blooded slab of all American hard rock mixed with alt rock and post grunge on 10 huge, grabbing tracks courtesy of the studio talents of Damien Starkey (Puddle of Mudd, Burn Season, Society… Continue reading

Re-Machined – “Wheels Of Time”

Re-Machined – “Wheels Of Time” (Pride & Joy Music) Clearly no spring chickens or revivalists, it’s pretty clear that Re-Machined grew up during the glory years of hard rock and heavy metal listening to Priest, Maiden, Saxon – and being German undoubtedly Scorpions and Accept! Only forming in 2018, yet raising the dust almost immediately to positive reviews, they’ve already supported Manilla Road, Gun Barrel, Bonfire and Trance. Now attracting the attention of renowned producer Markus Teske (U.D.O., Saga and The New Roses) has resulted in this amazing debut and brother, the 12 sterling tracks here bring back that long remembered phrase:… Continue reading

Zero Theorem – “The Killing I”

Zero Theorem – “The Killing I” EP (Shim Sham LLC Records) Hot off their performance at 70,000 Tons Of Metal are Zero Theorem, a fast rising LA nu-metal band whose debut EP “Ataraxis” has already delivered 2 charting singles on the BDS. Teaming up again with respected producer Kane Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Hellyeah) comes their follow up EP, “The Killing I”, which is in fact a the first of a two part installment with five hard but catchy songs blending nu-metal with a ‘..dark science fiction aesthetic..’! With a top level sound thanks to… Continue reading

Blowtorch – “Hangoverdose”

Blowtorch – “Hangoverdose” (Inverse Records) Despite their obvious love of booze amid the clanking of bottles on this debut, the deep n soulful hard rock of this Finnish band goes beyond the bar and straight into your heart. Blowtorch actually formed back in 2013, and got off to a good start releasing 3 EPs. However, the gradual departure of its original members (except whisky soaked bassist Tero) resulted in the band playing its last gig in 2018, whereupon their backdrop was ceremoniously placed into a coffin and transported out from the stage – although exactly 180 days after the ‘funeral’,… Continue reading

KORPIKLAANI – Birra Birra [feat. Emilio | SKILTRON]

Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI have had enough rest and are now energized to begin the next touring cycle. The band will kick off the cycle with two shows in Japan at the end of February, followed by a UK tour in March with the new heavy metal sensations BURNING WITCHES and then four shows in Slovakia with local legendary rock act ARZÉN. Today, KORPIKLAANI are pleased to release another adaption of their hit song ‘Beer Beer.’ The newly launched lyric video for ‘Birra Birra’ which features SKILTRON vocalist Emilio Souto can be watched here Emilio states: “I was visiting… Continue reading

AMARANTHE – ‘Do Or Die’ Feat. Angela Gossow

Sweden’s hottest metal export is just rounding up their European arena tour with SABATON and are ready to present a very special Valentine’s Day gift: AMARANTHE spice up the day with a brand new song featuring former vocalist of ARCH ENEMY, Angela Gossow. ‘Do Or Die’ displays AMARANTHE’s heavier side and is accompanied by a dystopian horror video filmed in Spain, featuring Fardou Keuning’s stunning creations. Brave enough? Angela Gossow comments: “It was thrilling to join AMARANTHE for a more extreme track and shooting a cutting edge video for it! This is no cozy studio performance, but real ice cold winds,… Continue reading

Biff Byford – School of Hard Knocks Tour

On February 21st 2020, legendary Saxon frontman Biff Byford will step into the spotlight with his first ever solo album, School Of Hard Knocks. The album will be supported by a 10-date UK Tour in April which features 2 halves – Biff in conversation with American comedian Don Jamieson about his life and career, followed by live performance featuring a selection of new material, covers and a sprinkling of Saxon. With his roots firmly in The North of England, Biff has earned the right to be considered The Heavy Metal Bard Of The North and his debut album reflects the man and… Continue reading

THE DEAD DAISIES – Summer Tour

Rock’n’Roll is a trip, not a destination…we all know how the saying goes!! To that end, 2020 will see The Dead Daisies continue on their journey with new music, performances and adventures. The band’s 2020 Global Tour will kick off in style with a massive European Summer jaunt — the first string of dates being a combination of arena and amphitheater shows with both Judas Priest & Foreigner, performing at some of the most famous and coveted festivals such as Graspop Belgium and Hellfest France as well as an exciting array of headline performances…kicking it off with a small, sweaty… Continue reading

THULCANDRA – Euro Tour

THULCANDRA has just released a new live video for their single “Spirit Of The Night” off their trailblazing album Fallen Angel’s Dominion, released in 2010 via Napalm Records. The striking audiovisual was filmed at the band’s 15th anniversary show in Landshut in 2018. A melodic, yet charmingly aggressive mixture of death and black metal, directly inspired by the iconic sound of the 90s, makes THULCANDRA’s performance an unforgettable. It’s an almost hypnotizing experience, tempting the audience to focus on the dark spectacle, its diversity and complexity on both a musical and textual level. The skillfully constructed live video for “Spirit… Continue reading