LIV SIN – Follow Me

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Former Sister Sin frontwoman Liv Sin barnstorms into her solo career with a return to old school heavy metal with Follow Me, growling, singing and rasping over 11 tracks. For 13 years the Swedish singer gave Sister Sin its voice.  A break ended in a breakup from road burnout disbanding in 2015, thus breathing life… Read more »


TESTAMENT – Thrashes Cincinnati with SEPULTURA, PRONG…

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The Brotherhood of the Snake came to Bogarts in Cincinnati, OH Saturday, April 29 as Testament brought a show full of new material, classics, favorites and some rare oddities.  Prong and Sepultura helped turn the venue into a hot, sweaty mess with Germany’s Dying Gorgeous Lies’ second night of the U.S. tour. In the vein… Read more »


ALL THAT REMAINS – Madness

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All That Remains is back with a new album–Madness, releasing April 28th. The band has dealt with their fair share of criticism from listeners who don’t believe that they have stayed true to their metalcore roots. As they have said, they write what they like, not really caring what critics have to say and that… Read more »


GRETA VAN FLEET – Black Smoke Rising

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If you were around in the early 70’s, this EP will raise the hairs on the back of your neck. After listening to all four tracks on Greta Van Fleet’s Black Smoke Rising, you’d swear on the proverbial stack of Bibles that this is a collection of Led Zeppelin songs that were buried in a… Read more »


THE DEAD DAISIES – Live & Louder

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Following up their three studio albums, (The Dead Daisies 2013, Revolucion 2015, Make Some Noise 2016) The Dead Daisies are now releasing a live album, Live & Louder on May 19th via Spitfire music. The band has gone through multiple line-up changes in their short run, but the current roster is definitely an all-star group,… Read more »


DIMMU BORGIR – Forces of the Northern Night

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Dimmu Borgir’s long-awaited May, 2011 Forces of the Northern Night show will finally be unleashed as a double-DVD set April 28 on multiple platforms via Nuclear Blast.  Not every band can pull off a show with a choir and orchestra, but they pulled them all together with the instruments intricately interwoven like the violins and… Read more »


BODY COUNT – Bloodlust

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Body Count, the hardcore band that originated as a side project of rapper and actor Ice-T, made its major label return March 31 via Century Media with the release of its sixth album, Bloodlust. In a world brimming with social and political unrest, Body Count has once again come forward with 11 tracks of thought-provoking… Read more »


THE DOLLYROTS – Whiplash Splash

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Tired of Facebook flame wars about politics? Had it up to here with the endless parade of sensational headlines, protest marches and requests to join boycotts? The perfect antidote is here: Whiplash Splash by The Dollyrots, a Southern California duo comprised of Kelly Ogden on lead vocals/bass and Luis Cabezas handling guitar and vocals. The… Read more »


MIKE TRAMP – Maybe Tomorrow

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On February 24th, Danish singer/songwriter Mike Tramp released his latest album, Maybe Tomorrow, two years after his album trilogy- Cobblestone Street, Museum, and Nomad. In the 80’s/early 90’s Tramp was best known as the lead vocalist of the band White Lion, with hits such as Wait and When the Children Cry making the girls with… Read more »


AYREON – The Source

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The multi-layered, multi-faceted world of Arjen Lucassen continues in this prequel addition extension of the Forever saga.  Performed by instrument virtuoso Lucassen, 17 tracks take us on an epic, musical, spiritual journey with energy, groove soaked prog, folk, metal and fairy tale like narrative mixed with sci-fi and biomechanical ambiance, showing that music can truly escape… Read more »


NIGHT RANGER – Don’t Let Up

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35 years. That’s how long Night Ranger has been together. Sure, there have been some line-up changes, breakups and makeups along the way, but Night Ranger is here to show that they Don’t Let Up. Oh, hey, that’s the album name! Many bands from the era that Night Ranger first hit it big try too… Read more »


ART OF ANARCHY – The Madness

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Art of Anarchy- the band name sounds familiar right? Why yes, it is the band that released their self-titled debut album in June 2015, featuring Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver) on vocals, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses) on guitars, and John Moyer (Disturbed) on bass, as well as twin brothers Jon (guitar)… Read more »