Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Interviews

HATEBREED Interview: Frank Novinec Checks in from the Road HATEBREED Interview: Frank Novinec Checks in from the Road

2015 Hatebreed interview Bridgeport, Connecticut’s hardcore metalurgists, Hatebreed... 


PAOLA PELLEGRINI LEXROCK Interview: The Making of Dreams Come True PAOLA PELLEGRINI LEXROCK Interview: The Making of Dreams Come True

Paola Pellegrini LexRock interview Italy’s hard-driving rocker, Paola Pellegrini,... 


MORTEN VELAND Talks Evolution of New SIRENIA Album MORTEN VELAND Talks Evolution of New SIRENIA Album

2015 Sirenia interview Stavanger, Norway’s Sirenia has returned with its seventh... 


PARADISE LOST Main Man talks The Plague Within PARADISE LOST Main Man talks The Plague Within

2015 Paradise Lost interview Fourteen albums into Paradise Lost‘s 20-plus year... 


CIVIL WAR Interview: Patrik Johansson talks Gods and Generals CIVIL WAR Interview: Patrik Johansson talks Gods and Generals

2015 Civil War interview with Patrik Johansson Astral Doors frontman, Nils Patrik... 


SIX FEET UNDER Interview: Music Dictates Chris Barnes Love of Gruesome Lyrics SIX FEET UNDER Interview: Music Dictates Chris Barnes Love of Gruesome Lyrics

2015 Six Feet Under interview with Chris Barnes With a name like Crypt of the Devil,... 


LEPROUS Interview: Einar Solberg talks The Congregation LEPROUS Interview: Einar Solberg talks The Congregation

2015 Leprous interview with Einar Solberg Norway has always been a country known... 


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News & Notes

SHIPROCKED 2016 Line Up Announced: FFDP, SEETHER, HALESTORM SHIPROCKED 2016 Line Up Announced: FFDP, SEETHER, HALESTORM

ShipRocked 2016 Line Up Announced The seventh ShipRocked voyage is set to sail January... 


Ex-MANOWAR Axe-slinger David Shankle Returns with New DSG album Ex-MANOWAR Axe-slinger David Shankle Returns with New DSG album

David Shankle returns with new DSG album, Still A Warrior Known for being a member... 


Santiago’s THE REAKTION Release New Video Ten Steps to Success Santiago’s THE REAKTION Release New Video Ten Steps to Success

The ReAktion release new lyric video South American alternative hard rock/electronica... 


Metal God ROB HALFORD Signs World Wide Deal for FIGHT, HALFORD, 2WO Metal God ROB HALFORD Signs World Wide Deal for FIGHT, HALFORD, 2WO

Rob Halford signs world wide deal SONY Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings,... 


W.A.S.P. Sign with Napalm to Release New Album W.A.S.P. Sign with Napalm to Release New Album

W.A.S.P. to release Golgotha this summer Almost six years have passed since the world... 


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Reviews

CD Review: PARADISE LOST – The Plague Within CD Review: PARADISE LOST – The Plague Within

Paradise Lost – The Plague Within Label: Century Media Release Date: June 2,... 


CD Review: RAVEN – ExtermiNation CD Review: RAVEN – ExtermiNation

Raven – ExtermiNation Label: SPV/Steamhammer Release date: April 28, 2015 The... 


CD Review: CIVIL WAR – Gods and Generals CD Review: CIVIL WAR – Gods and Generals

Civil War – Gods and Generals Label: Napalm Records Release Date: May 12, 2015 For... 


CD Review: NIGHTWISH – Endless Forms Most Beautiful CD Review: NIGHTWISH – Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful Label: Nuclear Blast Release Date:... 


CD Review: HALESTORM – Into The Wild Life CD Review: HALESTORM – Into The Wild Life

Halestorm – Into The Wild Life Label: Atlantic Records Release Date: April... 


CD Review: LANCER – Second Storm CD Review: LANCER – Second Storm

Lancer – Second Storm Label: Despotz Records Release Date: April 10, 2015 The... 


CD Review: ENSLAVED – In Times CD Review: ENSLAVED – In Times

Enslaved – In Times Label: Nuclear Blast Release date: March 10, 2015 Norway’s Enslaved... 


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Loud & Local

Pennsylvania Extremes: The story of PROSODY Pennsylvania Extremes: The story of PROSODY

The story of Prosody Formed in 2011 from the ashes of the 90’s Pennsylvania... 


Philly’s TRENCHROT Interview: An Old School Approach to Death Philly’s TRENCHROT Interview: An Old School Approach to Death

Trenchrot interview When drummer Justin Bean placed an ad looking for musicians to... 


Canada’s ENDLESS CHAOS Interview: No Hockey, Just Metal Canada’s ENDLESS CHAOS Interview: No Hockey, Just Metal

Endless Chaos interview In a nation renowned for its ice hockey, Winnipeg, Manitoba’s... 


Reno’s ELEPHANT RIFLE Fire Off New Digital Single Reno’s ELEPHANT RIFLE Fire Off New Digital Single

Elephant Rifle Fire off new digital single Label: Self Release Release Date: September... 


DEFY TOLERANCE Interview: Freddy Kilo Talks Debut Album DEFY TOLERANCE Interview: Freddy Kilo Talks Debut Album

Defy Tolerance interview Founded in 2011 by vocalist and guitarist Freddy Kilo, Defy... 


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Features

Big In Japan Big In Japan

There are some selected countries we are immensely attracted or attached to for various reasons. A lot of us have our sincere, well thought out wish-list which reflects our indomitable longing to visit some enchanting faraway land or the pages of our diary testify the memorable joyous experience of being to some fascinating place we always wanted to... [Read more of this review]


15 Criminally Underrated Metal Albums 15 Criminally Underrated Metal Albums

Criminally Underrated Metal Albums Being an avid listener of Metal, I have always been fascinated by the thought of writing articles on this immensely diverse and rich genre of music which transcends its musical identity and takes the form of a cult, a way of life! A metalhead feels gratified when he can discuss his favourite music with like-minded... [Read more of this review]


Product Review: Forte Music Notation Software Product Review: Forte Music Notation Software

Product Review: Forte Music Notation Software The Forte Notation program is powerful music notation software created for music enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. From novice users to professional musicians, users of Forte will find the right mix of tools and features for their experience level. Forte is extremely easy to use, whether you’re... [Read more of this review]


Metalholic’s Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal for 2014 Metalholic’s Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal for 2014

Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal for 2014 Happy New Year! 2014 is in the books which means it is time to lay out our fifth annual list of the Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal. The year included fans saying goodbye to a woman who not only waved the metal flag, but was among the first to plant her own flag in the ground of extreme metal: Arch... [Read more of this review]


MATTIE’S Top 10 Hard Rock and Metal Albums of 2014 MATTIE’S Top 10 Hard Rock and Metal Albums of 2014

Mattie’s Top 10 albums of 2014 This year was yet another year that was full of amazing heavy metal records, so much so that I will unhappily admit all of the albums released this year did not get the full attention they deserved from me. Due to an adjustment in my day job, my 9 to 5 listening habits had to change. That being said, I have spent... [Read more of this review]


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Metal Stream

AVENGED SEVENFOLD: Teaser For ‘This Is Bat Country’ DVD AVENGED SEVENFOLD: Teaser For ‘This Is Bat Country’ DVD

A one-and-a-half-minute teaser for AVENGED SEVENFOLD's forthcoming DVD, "This Is Bat Country", is available below. In a 2014 interview with Loudwire, AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows stated about the band's forthcoming DVD: "It is going to encompass the whole world that we've been filming for the last five years, being in all these different countries... [Read more of this review]


ASKING ALEXANDRIA Recruits Ex-MAKE ME FAMOUS Singer, Releases Brand New Song ASKING ALEXANDRIA Recruits Ex-MAKE ME FAMOUS Singer, Releases Brand New Song

Denis Shaforostov (pictured), formerly of Ukrainian metalcore act MAKE ME FAMOUS, has been confirmed as the new singer of ASKING ALEXANDRIA. A new ASKING ALEXANDRIA song, "I Won't Give In", featuring Shaforostov, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Said Denis: "I've been waiting for this moment for so long and now the time has come, "I'm extremely... [Read more of this review]


Video: MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK Performs At Germany’s ROCK HARD FESTIVAL Video: MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK Performs At Germany’s ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Video footage of MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK performing the SCORPIONS classic "Rock You Like A Hurricane" on May 24 at the Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany can be seen below. MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK's latest album, "Spirit On A Mission", features twelve 12 classic rock guitar-driven songs that highlight Schenker's distinctive... [Read more of this review]


Video: VENOM Performs At Germany’s ROCK HARD FESTIVAL Video: VENOM Performs At Germany’s ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of VENOM's May 22 performance at the Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany can be seen below. VENOM's latest album, "From The Very Depths", was released on January 27 via Spinefarm. The effort was made available via CD and download. Asked how the decision came about to start working on a new album, VENOM bassist/vocalist... [Read more of this review]


Video: HALESTORM Performs Acoustic Versions Of ‘Dear Daughter’, ‘Amen’ For WAAF Listeners Video: HALESTORM Performs Acoustic Versions Of ‘Dear Daughter’, ‘Amen’ For WAAF Listeners

On May 12, HALESTORM played an acoustic set for WAAF listeners in Boston, Massachusetts. Video footage of the "Dear Daughter" and "Amen" performances can be seen below. "Dear Daughter" and "Amen" are taken from HALESTORM's third album, "Into The Wild Life", which was released on April 14. Singer Lzzy Hale told The Pulse Of Radio that making the record... [Read more of this review]


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