JUPITER IN VELVET – In2 the Arms of Love

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Jupiter in Velvet’s latest album, In2 the Arms of Love, brings the U.K. band front and center. The album seems to pay homage to sounds of the ‘70s and ‘80s, having this band sound a lot like other such acts like David Bowie, Led Zepplin, The Beatles or The Rolling Stones, while still maintaining its… Read more »


Black Sabbath: The Illustrated Lyrics Vol. 2: Songs of Protest and Apocalypse – Book Review

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From the Royal Publisher of Oz comes their latest book release, Black Sabbath: The Illustrated Lyrics Vol. 2: Songs of Protest and Apocalypse. Author Joe Bongiorno is taking his readers on an in-depth journey through each and every one of Black Sabbath’s albums from the 1970’s. This second book in what will be an eight… Read more »


IN THIS MOMENT – Ritual

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Just a few months after their 2012 album Blood reached certified gold, In This Moment has released their sixth studio album titled Ritual on July 21, 2017 produced by Kevin Churko. When we interviewed Chris Howorth last month, he told us that this new album is more bluesy and raw with a more distinctive feel… Read more »


JUDAS PRIEST – Judas Priest: Road to Valhalla – mobile game

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Sony Music Entertainment and legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest have announced the release of Judas Priest: Road to Valhalla, a new mobile game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, is now available in the App Store. The app is a joint collaboration between Judas Priest, Sony Music Entertainment, Trinifold Management LLC UK and Babaroga, a leading mobile game studio. The… Read more »


PRONG – Zero Days

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Over the past half-decade Prong have cranked out a handful of trademark badass records, building freight train momentum with a continuing kick to the face mix of heavy, hardcore, thrash induced metal with the always present voice of Tommy Victor.  The band that began their legacy with classic tunes Beg To Differ and Prove You… Read more »


QUIET RIOT – Road Rage

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Quiet Riot is ready to make some noise once again with the release of their 13th studio album titled Road Rage, set to be released on August 4, 2017. Known for being the first metal band to top the pop charts, Quiet Riot has experienced many successes and their fair share of tragedy.  After numerous changes… Read more »


MR. BIG – Defying Gravity

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As they approach their 30 year anniversary as a band, Mr. Big is releasing their ninth studio album, Defying Gravity via Frontiers Music SRL on July 21, 2017. The original lineup is still intact- Eric Martin (Vocals), Paul Gilbert (Guitar), Billy Sheehan (Bass), and Pat Torpey (drums). While Torpey was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Matt… Read more »


LAST BULLET – 80-69-64

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Last Bullet’s latest EP, 80-69-64, which is set for release July 14, is a short, six-song album that packs a lot of punch with no filler. And, while the album may be short, no one is about to call it “sweet.” Produced and mixed by Brian Moncarz (The Trews, Our Lady Peace, Bleeker, Circa Survive) and… Read more »


SHAMAN’S HARVEST – Red Hands Black Deeds

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Missouri’s answer to the dark side of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shaman’s Harvest conjure up their sixth offering giving us the wild-eyed, attack ready stare of a coyote on Red Hands Black Deeds. They take an analogue approach to recording, shunning digital, making every sound you hear and don’t hear. The record is blanketed in conceptual darkness… Read more »


WARRANT – Louder Harder Faster

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It’s been six years since Warrant’s 2011 hit album Rockaholic and the masses seem to be screaming for more with the release of their tenth studio album Louder Harder Faster. Robert Mason (lead vocals), Joey Allen (lead & rhythm guitar), Erik Turner (rhythm & lead guitar), Jerry Dixon (bass) and Steven Sweet (drums) bring a… Read more »


DOYLE – Doyle II: As We Die

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Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, from the legendary band the Misfits, is releasing the second album with his eponymous band Doyle. Doyle II: As We Die, is being released via EMP Label Group, the label of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. This is in conjunction with Doyle’s own Monsterman Records, which released the band’s first album… Read more »


DIAMOND HEAD – Diamond Head

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“When we made ‘Kill Em All’, it was just Diamond Head and Motörhead”  Lars Ulrich – Metallica “We’re a combination of the two heads, Diamond Head and Motörhead. The epic feel is definitely from Diamond Head, while the simplicity came from Motörhead.”  James Hetfield – Metallica “I’m influenced by the likes of Paul McCartney, Jimmy… Read more »