Noisem - Blossoming Decay
Review by deadone
On Blossoming Decay, Noisem play really angry death/thrash/grind music. Why are they angry? Is it the destruction of the environment, the implosion of the middle east, the replacement of human values with mindless consumerism? Or is it because they play mindlessly angry death/thrash/grind music?


Shining - IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends
Review by Windrider
I think we can all agree that Shining isn't a band that needs much of an introduction. Niklas Kvarforth and his colleagues have twisted black metal into sickness for almost twenty years. But now it is a new year, and it brought us a new album named IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends. Before we go in-depth I have to mention that I never was a huge Shining fan, but since I saw them on stage last year for the first time Kvarforth's attitude left me disgusted and most interested at the same time and one has to take this sick mind into account to form the whole picture of the music. Anyway, on a musical album there still are no pictures, but only audio that counts.


Feared - Synder
Review by deadone
There was a time when the phrase "Swedish death metal" was enough to send metalheads into a frenzy. But then Stockholm got stale and Gothenburg first got oversaturated and then immersed itself in mainstream pop mannerisms and generic clichés. Things got boring or too mellow or both. And then out of the ruins came Feared with album number 6: Synder


Enforcer - From Beyond
Review by deadone
Way back in 1984, Sweden's Enforcer came up with a blistering little heavy metal album called From Beyond. No, not really. But it might as well have been cause this little doozy would not be out of place in any self-respecting 1980s metalhead's vinyl collection.


Ereb Altor - Nattramn
Review by Windrider
From Gefle, Sweden hail Ereb Altor, a band playing a mix of pagan and black metal, with their new album Nattramn. Many people compare them with the almighty Bathory, their epic and pagan era to be precise. If this holds true we shall find out, but what can already be said is that the music is indeed epic.


Blliigghhtted - Zeroes
Review by Mr. Doctor
If there's one deadly sin that will get me killed, it's sloth. Shit, I even get threats of ass-whoppings if I fail to do my job. Like with this review for the Turkish Blliigghhtted. Sounds weird? Yeah, but I'm too afraid to say it to their faces.


Faith No More - Sol Invictus
Review by BitterCOld
Faith No More are back "From The Dead" with Sol Invictus, their first new release in 18 years. Sooooo is SI "Epic"? Maybe Album Of The Year? Or are you concerned "Everything's Ruined"? When it comes to Faith No More, well, for many of us, "We Care A Lot."


Kamelot - Haven
Review by Ag Fox
Roy Khan is back!


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Native Construct - Quiet World

Waiting for the new Haken already? Try Native Construct instead. Way too much fun!

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Blind Guardian are currently touring in Europe to showcase their new album Beyond The Red Mirror but soon enough their fans in North America will be able to see them live as well. The power metal heavyweights will embark on a tour with fellow Germans Grave Digger in October/November. If you don't want to miss this package, check out the tour dates below. You might get lucky. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Delain - Release Lyric Video Feat. Marco Hietala 06.05

Delain released their last album in 2014, The Human Contradiction. Since then, the band has been touring consistently and will continue to do that this year. However, the group has also prepared a new lyric video for the song "Sing To Me" which appears on the album. Both the song and video feature guest vocals from Marco Hietala from Nightwish, who they are currently touring with in the US. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
1349 - Announce North American Tour With Necrophagia 06.05

After touring the US in February with Origin, Abysmal Dawn and Wolvhammer, Norwegian black metallers 1349 now confirmed the second leg of the Chaos Raids North America tour. This tour kicks off on May 30th in Baltimore, MD and includes cult death metal pioneers Necrophagia and Vattnet Viskar. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
Whitesnake - New Video Online For 'Soldier Of Fortune' 06.05

Hard rock icons Whitesnake have unleashed the video for the classic tune "Soldier Of Fortune" from their upcoming 12th studio album. The song comes from The Purple Album, a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale's time as the lead singer for Deep Purple's Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums. The collection will see a May 18th release via Frontiers Music Srl. Enjoy! (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Acid Reign - Active Again, New Lineup 06.05

Acid Reign are back! Twenty four years later, the UK thrashers return is more of a reboot than a reformation, according to vocalist Howard "H" Smith. The band released two albums in their career, The Fear (1989) and Obnoxious (1990) and then split in 1991. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Getting Into: Alice Cooper 03.05

Getting Into: Alice Cooper The articles in this series begun by our own Baz Anderson are designed to give a brief overview of a band's entire discography, so as to provide a clear point of entry for the uninitiated. It offers a different approach from the typical review format, for the curious newcomer to a well-traveled band. Alice Cooper Hard rock, heavy metal, glam rock, psychedelic rock, new wave, industrial metal, punk, experimental rock, pop USA It would be impossible to quantify the vast influence that Alice Cooper has had on hard rock and heavy metal. The name originally described... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
Evergrey - Factory, Tallinn, Estonia, 26.03.2015 10.04

Evergrey have been long-awaited guests around these parts. Even though they come from a country so close, it's apparently still a lengthy journey to drop by. To some, Evergrey are a band about 10 years past their prime, but their latest album seems to have gotten the blood flowing again and has gained some good attention. Regardless of the reasons, it was a pleasure to see them hit the stage in Tallinn as part of the Tallinn Music Week festival. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Four: There's A Tear In My Beer 04.04

The last day of the cruise is always bittersweet since … well … it's the last day. But it's also the day to catch bands which were missed previously. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Backyard Babies - Backyard Babies (2008)

A friend of mine who lives in Sweden now has told me the other day that Hard Rock and Glam Rock bands are trendy in the country and probably a lot more popular than all the Swedish Metal combos that we use to listen to nowadays. This is maybe surprising for you but now that you are aware of this strange fact, you'll not be surprised to hear that Backyard Babies, the Swedish Glam/Hard Rock band releases this year a new album which, I'm quite sure of it, will become a classic of the genre…... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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John Schaffer auctioned off his Harley-Davidson Night Train bike on eBay back in 2004, to end in September.
He wanted to give a percentage of the proceeds to a charity that were helping their troops whose families were struggling financially back in his hometown.
The other reason was his back condition, he says the only bike he will be able to ride is one with a windshield.

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