Saturday, April 18, 2015

Interviews

FLOOR JANSEN Opens Up On New NIGHTWISH Album FLOOR JANSEN Opens Up On New NIGHTWISH Album

2015 Floor Jansen interview Our journey today involves an extremely seasoned, near... 


NICLAS ENGELIN Discusses new IN FLAMES, ENGEL, DROMRIKET Albums NICLAS ENGELIN Discusses new IN FLAMES, ENGEL, DROMRIKET Albums

2015 Niclas Engelin interview In Flames guitarist, Niclas Engelin, has been an extremely... 


WOVENWAR Drummer Mancino: ‘We Knew What We Wanted When We Found It” WOVENWAR Drummer Mancino: ‘We Knew What We Wanted When We Found It”

2015 Wovenwar interview with Jordan Mancino San Diego’s Wovenwar is quietly building... 


RYAN NEFF of MISS MAY I Interview: Bassist Talks Rise of the Lion, Next Album RYAN NEFF of MISS MAY I Interview: Bassist Talks Rise of the Lion, Next Album

Ryan Neff of Miss May I interview Road weary metal warriors, Miss May I, spent the... 


MOONSPELL Vocalist Fernando Ribeiro Interview: Going ‘Extinct’ MOONSPELL Vocalist Fernando Ribeiro Interview: Going ‘Extinct’

Moonspell vocalist Fernando Ribeiro interview Moonspell have never been known as... 


A RAUNCHY Interview with Vocalist Mike Semesky on Vice Virtues and Visions A RAUNCHY Interview with Vocalist Mike Semesky on Vice Virtues and Visions

A Raunchy interview with vocalist Mike Semesky “How is there so much diversity... 


UDO Interview: UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Talks Decadent, Announces Son as New Drummer UDO Interview: UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Talks Decadent, Announces Son as New Drummer

Udo Dirkschneider talks about new album Decadent U.D.O. has just released its fifteenth... 


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News & Notes

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... 


RUSH’S GEDDY LEE Confirmed for Season 14 Premiere of THAT METAL SHOW RUSH’S GEDDY LEE Confirmed for Season 14 Premiere of THAT METAL SHOW

RUSH’S GEDDY LEE CONFIRMED FOR SEASON 14 PREMIERE OF VH1 CLASSIC’S FLAGSHIP... 


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Reviews

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

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


CD Review: THE ANSWER – Raise A Little Hell CD Review: THE ANSWER – Raise A Little Hell

The Answer – Raise a Little Hell Label: Napalm Records Release Date: March... 


CD Review: VISIGOTH – The Revenant King CD Review: VISIGOTH – The Revenant King

Visigoth – The Revenant King Label: Metal Blade Release date: January 27, 2015 American... 


CD Review: BLIND GUARDIAN – Beyond The Red Mirror CD Review: BLIND GUARDIAN – Beyond The Red Mirror

Blind Guardian – Beyond the Red Mirror Label: Nuclear Blast Release date: February... 


CD Review: STEVEN WILSON – Hand.Cannot.Erase. CD Review: STEVEN WILSON – Hand.Cannot.Erase.

Steven Wilson – Hand.Cannot.Erase. Label – KScope Release Date –... 


Concert Review: AUGUST BURNS RED, MISS MAY I Frozen Flames Tour Concert Review: AUGUST BURNS RED, MISS MAY I Frozen Flames Tour

August Burns Red, Miss May I Frozen Flames Tour August Burns Red returned to Boise... 


CD Review: ALPHA TIGER – iDentity CD Review: ALPHA TIGER – iDentity

Alpha Tiger – iDentity Label: Steamhammer/SPV Release date: January 20, 2015 Two... 


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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

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: Fan-Filmed Footage Of Ft. Wayne Show During ‘Unblackened’ Tour BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: Fan-Filmed Footage Of Ft. Wayne Show During ‘Unblackened’ Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's April 10 performance in Ft. Wayne, Indiana during the "Unblackened" tour can be seen below. Originally performed as a one-night-only concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles for a live CD/DVD release two years ago, the "Unblackened" show is now making its way across the U.S. The performance features intimate... [Read more of this review]


Video: BLACK SABBATH’s TONY IOMMI Appears At MUSIKMESSE Trade Show Video: BLACK SABBATH’s TONY IOMMI Appears At MUSIKMESSE Trade Show

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi took part in a signing session earlier today (Friday, April 17) at the Laney booth during the Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. Video footage of his appearance can be seen below (courtesy of MixMusic-Company.com). Iommi last week dismissed rumors that his health is the reason why the band canceled an appearance... [Read more of this review]


Video: DRAGONFORCE Presents World’s First Underwater Live Guitar Performance Video: DRAGONFORCE Presents World’s First Underwater Live Guitar Performance

The world's first underwater live guitar performance happened on the Full Metal Cruise during DRAGONFORCE's "Through The Fire And Flames" on the "Maximum Overload" world tour. Check out video footage below. DRAGONFORCE will release its debut DVD, "In The Line Of Fire", on July 10. Shot in high definition during the band's show at 2014’s Loud Park... [Read more of this review]


Video: SEBASTIAN BACH Kicks Off ‘Youth Gone Wild West Tour 2015′ In San Juan Capistrano Video: SEBASTIAN BACH Kicks Off ‘Youth Gone Wild West Tour 2015′ In San Juan Capistrano

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach kicked off his "Youth Gone Wild West Tour 2015" last night (Thursday, April 16) at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. SKID ROW fired singer Johnny Solinger over the phone on April 6, a few hours before announcing ex-TNT vocalist Tony Harnell... [Read more of this review]


HALESTORM’s LZZY HALE And TOM KEIFER Perform CINDERELLA’s ‘Nobody’s Fool’ In Nashville (Video) HALESTORM’s LZZY HALE And TOM KEIFER Perform CINDERELLA’s ‘Nobody’s Fool’ In Nashville (Video)

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale joined CINDERELLA's Tom Keifer on stage this past Wednesday (April 15) in Nashville, Tennessee to perform the CINDERELLA classic "Nobody's Fool". Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. In a 2010 interview with Lithium Magazine, Lzzy admitted that she once had a crush on Keifer and fantasized about... [Read more of this review]


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