ASKING ALEXANDRIA – Like A House on Fire

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Asking Alexandria released their sixth full-length album via Sumerian Records on May 15th. Despite a brief period with a different singer, the band has mostly remained intact since hitting the scene in 2008. Their sound however has most definitely evolved and matured in many ways throughout the years, which is very evident on Like A… Read more »


PALAYE ROYALE – The Bastards

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When the clock struck midnight on the eve of the year 2020, no one knew that in a short period of time we would be entering into a new world.  This is why the latest Palaye Royale album The Bastards fits so perfectly in our own storyboard.  This is an album what needs to be… Read more »


U.F.O.’s PAUL CHAPMAN Remembered – 6/9/54 – 6/9/20

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The untimely passing of Paul “Tonka” Chapman, the former UFO guitarist, on his 66th birthday has sent shock waves throughout the music world.  Perhaps no one stated it more eloquently than his daughter, Brittany Jean when she posted the following statement on his Facebook page “It is with a heavy heart writing this, today is… Read more »


DENNIS DeYOUNG – 26 East, Vol. 1 – Album Review

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Dennis DeYoung, formerly of Styx has released his latest solo album, 26 East, Vol.1, via Frontiers Music Srl. Named after DeYoung’s former address where Styx formed in his basement, this album is full of nostalgia, hope and that voice that is still as strong as it was when Styx began. The album description lists all… Read more »


NIGHTWISH – Human :II: Nature

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Nightwish have cranked out record number nine gifting us with a double album of bombastic detailed compositions woven with ingredients fans have come to expect from the symphonic masters. Human :II: Nature is nine songs educational and biographical about the planetary and universal cycles of life, death and evolution.  Whether in earthly study of science… Read more »


HER CHARIOT AWAITS – Her Chariot Awaits

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Under the guidance of writer/producer/guitarist Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob comes a new group  called Her Chariot Awaits, featuring Ailyn, formerly of Sirenia on lead vocals. That combination, along with Jeff Thal on drums and Brian Gearty on bass melds into a fascinating combination of heavy, assertive rock and melodic, classically influenced vocals. Orlando has… Read more »


CHERIE CURRIE – Blvds Of Splendor

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When iconic artists release new albums, the word “comeback” often finds its home in the headlines of media outlets.  But the album Blvds of Splendor is rock-solid proof that 70’s icon and former Runaways frontwoman, Cherie Currie, never went anywhere.  The album was released via Blackheart Records on April 28, 2020, and is locked and… Read more »


THE DODIES – It’s One Hell of a Ride

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The Dodies are a garage band duo from southern Israel who during this crazy pandemic released their debut album It’s One Hell of a Ride, co-produced by Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons of Apollo, ex-Guns ‘N Roses) on April 24, 2020. Yoni Avittan (singer, guitarist) and Ran Aronson (drummer, synth bass/backing vocals), is a self-described garage… Read more »


Century Media’s Isolation Fest Proves You Can Enjoy Warm Beer and Metal from Home

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Given the fact that most of the world is in quarantine, you probably thought your summer metal festival plans were completely shot. Well, metal label Century Media begs to differ. They organized Isolation Fest which took place on May 14th 2020. As they put it on their Facebook event page: “Who ever said that it… Read more »


DANZIG – Danzig Sings Elvis – album review

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To some metal outsiders, Danzig doing an Elvis covers album might seem strange, but to Danzig fans this is a no-brainer.  Danzig has always had an Elvis-like quality to his singing style dating all the way back to his days in the Misfits.  Danzig has been working on this collection since 2016 along with guitarist… Read more »


DOOL – Summerland – album review

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The members of Dool could be described as true wandering souls, in search of the most unique and diverse ways to accurately translate their ideas to music. Summerland is the Rotterdam group’s second effort, current statement and a step forward from debut Here Now There Then.  It takes their dark, experimental ambiance to parts unknown… Read more »


THE USED – Heartwork – album review

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The golden age of emo music has long since passed, but 2020 is seeing a massive resurgence of the post-hardcore subgenre that has taken fans on a nostalgic journey.  Fall Out Boy started touring again, My Chemical Romance got back together, and just like that it feels like 2004.  But what would an emo music… Read more »


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