Thursday, April 24, 2014

Interviews

BATTLE BEAST Interview: Vocalist Noora Louhimo Roars BATTLE BEAST Interview: Vocalist Noora Louhimo Roars

Battle Beast interview with Noora Louhimo Finland’s Battle Beast has been creating... 


SEVENDUST Guitarist Talks Acoustic Album, Live DVD Retrospective SEVENDUST Guitarist Talks Acoustic Album, Live DVD Retrospective

Sevendust interview with Clint Lowery This week, Atlanta, Georgia’s alternative... 


FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Interview: Tommaso Riccardi Talks Rage and Hunger FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Interview: Tommaso Riccardi Talks Rage and Hunger

Fleshgod Apocalypse interview with Tommaso Riccardi In the realm of extreme metal, Fleshgod... 


WHITECHAPEL Guitarist Alex Wade Talks ‘Our Endless War’, Dave Brockie WHITECHAPEL Guitarist Alex Wade Talks ‘Our Endless War’, Dave Brockie

Whitechapel guitarist Alex Wade talks new album Knoxville, Tennessee’s resident... 


ANTI-MORTEM Interview: Drummer Discusses Debut Album ANTI-MORTEM Interview: Drummer Discusses Debut Album

Anti-Mortem interview with Levi Dickerson The roots of upstart metal outlaws, Anti-Mortem... 


Interview with JENS LUDWIG of EDGUY, Talking Space Police, Falco Interview with JENS LUDWIG of EDGUY, Talking Space Police, Falco

Interview with Jens Ludwig of Edguy Guitarist Jens Ludwig and vocalist Tobias Sammet... 


IRON SAVIOR Interview with Power Metal Icon, PIET SIELCK IRON SAVIOR Interview with Power Metal Icon, PIET SIELCK

Iron Savior interview with Piet Sielck Iron Savior frontman, Piet Sielck is far more... 


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News & Notes

TOMBS Reveal New Album Artwork, Title, Track Listing TOMBS Reveal New Album Artwork, Title, Track Listing

Tombs reveal new album information Brooklyn, New York’s TOMBS‘ have... 


DARKEST ERA Reveal Artwork,Track Listing for ‘Severance’ DARKEST ERA Reveal Artwork,Track Listing for ‘Severance’

Darkest Era reveal new album artwork Northern Ireland’s Darkest Era have revealed... 


ACE FREHLEY Announces New Album Title, Street Date, New Label ACE FREHLEY Announces New Album Title, Street Date, New Label

Ace Frehley announces new album title, signs with E1 Music 2014 Rock and Roll Hall... 


SORROWS PATH Announce New Album and Label SORROWS PATH Announce New Album and Label

Sorrows Path announce new album, Doom Philosophy Greek doom metal faction, Sorrows... 


ARCH ENEMY Vocalist Steps Down, THE AGONIST Vocalist Steps In ARCH ENEMY Vocalist Steps Down, THE AGONIST Vocalist Steps In

In early June 2014, ARCH ENEMY will unleash their 9th studio album, War Eternal,... 


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Reviews

CD Review: PRETTY MAIDS – Louder Than Ever CD Review: PRETTY MAIDS – Louder Than Ever

Pretty Maids – Louder Than Ever Label: Frontiers Release Date: March 25, 2014 “Louder... 


CD Review: EDGUY – Space Police: Defenders of The Crown CD Review: EDGUY – Space Police: Defenders of The Crown

Edguy – Space Police: Defenders of the Crown Label: Nuclear Blast Release Date:... 


CD Review: BENIGHTED – Carnivore Sublime CD Review: BENIGHTED – Carnivore Sublime

Benighted – Carnivore Sublime Label: Season of Mist Release Date: February... 


CD Review: ASHEN HORDE – Sanguinum Vindicta CD Review: ASHEN HORDE – Sanguinum Vindicta

Ashen Horde – Sanguinum Vindicta Label: Mandol Records Release Date: March... 


RONNIE JAMES DIO – This Is Your Life CD Review RONNIE JAMES DIO – This Is Your Life CD Review

Ronnie James Dio – This is Your Life CD review Label: Rhino Records Release... 


CD Review: IRON SAVIOR – Rise Of The Hero CD Review: IRON SAVIOR – Rise Of The Hero

Iron Savior – Rise of the Hero Label: AFM Records Release date: March 18, 2014 In... 


CD Review: CONQUERING DYSTOPIA – Conquering Dystopia CD Review: CONQUERING DYSTOPIA – Conquering Dystopia

Conquering Dystopia – Conquering Dystopia Label: Independent Release Date:... 


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Loud & Local

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... 


STONE SOUL FOUNDATION Q&A: NY’s Emerging Emissaries Sound Off STONE SOUL FOUNDATION Q&A: NY’s Emerging Emissaries Sound Off

Stone Soul Foundation Q&A with Jeff Wiggins On Veteran’s Day, Metalholic... 


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Features

Top 5 Hard Rock and Metal Albums of February 2014 Top 5 Hard Rock and Metal Albums of February 2014

Top 5 Hard Rock and Metal Albums of February 2014 February 2014 finds the wealth of new hard rock and metal growing substantially, making the year’s first quarter a brutally healthy and weighty one.  If the trend begun in January and February continues throughout the year, it may turn out to be the richest in a while. While we have seen the abomination... [Read more of this review]


Ranking OZZY OSBOURNE: The Studio Solo Albums, 1980 – 2010 Ranking OZZY OSBOURNE: The Studio Solo Albums, 1980 – 2010

Ranking Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne is easily one of the most iconic figures in rock and roll as well as pop culture. After his stint in the legendary Black Sabbath during the 1970s, Osbourne went on to establish an impressive solo career that set many new standards for the metal genre and made household names for a handful of young guitarists. Osbourne... [Read more of this review]


Top 5 Hard Rock and Metal Albums of January 2014 Top 5 Hard Rock and Metal Albums of January 2014

Top 5 Hard Rock and Metal Albums of January 2014 January 2014 has already jump-started what looks to be a bombastic and brutal year of hard rock and metal. While we admittedly have not heard each album released for month number one, we got our ears on a goodly amount of them. Below are our picks of the Top 5 for the month. We kick the list off with... [Read more of this review]


Ranking Queensryche: A Look at 13 Studio Albums Ranking Queensryche: A Look at 13 Studio Albums

Ranking Queensyche This month, Seattle’s progressive metal goliath, Queensrÿche is expected to find a resolution over the use of the band’s name. If not, they head to trial in February. The rift that split the band into two variations; one fronted by original vocalist Geoff Tate and the other featuring the remaining members along with new vocalist... [Read more of this review]


Metalholic’s Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal for 2013 Metalholic’s Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal for 2013

Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal for 2013 As 2013 draws to a close it is time once again for the lists and we begin with Metalholic’s fourth annual list of the Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal. It was something of a sad moment for women in metal with Otep Shamaya announcing her hopefully temporary retirement from music while she pursues... [Read more of this review]


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Metal Stream

SEVENDUST’s ‘Time Travelers & Bonfires’ Cracks U.S. Top 20 SEVENDUST’s ‘Time Travelers & Bonfires’ Cracks U.S. Top 20

SEVENDUST acoustic album, "Time Travelers & Bonfires", sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart. "Time Travelers & Bonfires" was made available on April 15 via 7Bros. Records, in conjunction with ADA Label Services. On April 1, they hit the road for their first... [Read more of this review]


MAX CAVALERA Talks To Latvia’s Alternative.lv (Audio) MAX CAVALERA Talks To Latvia’s Alternative.lv (Audio)

Latvia's Alternative.lv web site recently conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, KILLER BE KILLED). You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. SOULFY's ninth album, "Savages", was released on October 1, 2013 via SOULFLY's new label home, Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD was produced... [Read more of this review]


ALICE IN CHAINS To Be Spotlighted In ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ Episode In August ALICE IN CHAINS To Be Spotlighted In ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ Episode In August

Guitar Center, the world's largest retailer of musical instruments and equipment, and DirecTV, one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment services, will spotlight ALICE IN CHAINS in the award-winning music series Guitar Center Sessions on August 3 on DirecTV's Audience Network (Channel 239). Guitar Center Sessions features... [Read more of this review]


GRAVE DIGGER: ‘Return Of The Reaper’ Track Listing Revealed GRAVE DIGGER: ‘Return Of The Reaper’ Track Listing Revealed

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER will release their 1th studio album, "Return Of The Reaper", via Napalm Records on the following dates: July 11: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Benelux July 16: Spain, Sweden, Norway July 14: Rest of Europe July 15: USA, Canada The "Return Of The Reaper" cover artwork (see below) was created by Gyula Havancsák... [Read more of this review]


JUDAS PRIEST To Reveal First Details Of Their New Studio Album Next Week? JUDAS PRIEST To Reveal First Details Of Their New Studio Album Next Week?

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have launched a countdown suggesting that they will reveal more information about their much-anticipated new studio album in five days via their official web site, JudasPriest.com. Speaking to Artisan News at last month's VIP listening party for the Ronnie James Dio tribute album "This Is Your Life" and awards... [Read more of this review]


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