ALBUM REVIEW: Avaland – Theater Of Sorcery

Bursting from deep within the shadow of the French Alps is a band invoking tales of sorcerous fantasy. Turn the page and travel to the realm of AVALAND. Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. For the Metal Opera: Theater of Sorcery, is about to begin.Like any grand opener for an opera, the title track … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Avaland – Theater Of Sorcery

ALBUM REVIEW: Jeff Pennachio – Setting The Stage

Do you remember the days when a one man band was a guy with a big bass drum on his back, cymbals on the inside of his knees, a guitar in his hands and a harmonica mounted on a frame close to his face? To say things have moved on a bit would be a … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Jeff Pennachio – Setting The Stage

ALBUM REVIEW: Cellar Twins – Duality

Start the new year off with a BANG! The heavy hitting, brilliantly written Duality from Belgian band CELLAR TWINS is a must-hear for fans of AVENGED SEVENFOLD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and TRIVIUM. Already a contender for my album of year, this really packs a punch! On January 29th 2021, Belgian rockers CELLAR TWINS are … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Cellar Twins – Duality

ALBUM REVIEW: Red Cain – Kindred: Act II

One of things I am going to try this year is listen to more new bands and dive into the unknown as I tended to play it safe last year. Well given what went on, sticking to what's familiar seemed like the safe option. RED CAIN seemed like a good place to start this new … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Red Cain – Kindred: Act II

NEWS: GRIMMREAPER – Announces Concept Album ‘The Tragedy Of Being’ And First Single ‘Resent’

Grimmreaper comes from the mind of Logan Grimm, formed as a result of learning that he could write music. This whole project came from watching a psychologist on YouTube, Jordan Peterson, talk about the idea of slaying dragons in your life, cleaning your room, taking responsibility, and reaching your potential.  Peterson explained stories in the Bible … Continue reading NEWS: GRIMMREAPER – Announces Concept Album ‘The Tragedy Of Being’ And First Single ‘Resent’

ALBUM REVIEW: Anthea – Illusion

If you haven’t heard of ANTHEA, this needs to change and you will find out why after listening to them. The LA based Symphonic Metallers are due to release their debut album Illusion this week and after listening to this mesmerising record, it is easy to see why it’s receiving high praise from critics. This … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Anthea – Illusion

NEWS: ANTHEA – Shares New Music Video For Title Track Off Upcoming Album ‘Illusion’

Los Angeles symphonic power metal band Anthea are sharing their new music video for the title track "Illusion" off their upcoming album due out on October 23rd via Rockshots Records. The band adds about the track:“The title song of the album, Illusion, is one of our faster tracks featuring some epic dueling guitar and keyboard action. This song really gives … Continue reading NEWS: ANTHEA – Shares New Music Video For Title Track Off Upcoming Album ‘Illusion’

NEWS: IMPERISHABLE – Debuts Single

Photo Credit: Kevin Nealey Imperishable is a brand new extreme metal band out of South Carolina. Created by NILE guitarist Brian Kingsland, they are off to a solid start with plans to release the EP “Revelation In Purity”(release date to be determined). Before presenting the final cut, the band is introducing themselves with their debut single, “Exclusion Continuum”. The … Continue reading NEWS: IMPERISHABLE – Debuts Single

NEWS: WITHOUT MERCY – Guitar Playthrough Showcases The Shred Of ‘The Disaster’ Off Upcoming Album ‘Seismic’

Photo Credit: Shimon Karmel Canada’s Without Mercy have their new album "Seismic" coming out in November and recently unleashed the first single “The Disaster” to throttle listeners around the world.  Teaming up with GuitarWorld today, guitarist DJ Temple is showcasing the shred on the track with the premiere of his playthrough that can be viewed HERE. Temple adds: "'The Disaster' was written to be … Continue reading NEWS: WITHOUT MERCY – Guitar Playthrough Showcases The Shred Of ‘The Disaster’ Off Upcoming Album ‘Seismic’

ALBUM REVIEW: Protokult – Transcending The Ruins

When opening the press pack, the bands listed under the “for fans of…” are ARKONA, KORPIKLANNI, WINDIR, NIGHTWISH, TURISAS and SKYFORGER. This piqued my curiosity as that is such a wide range of influences and since this is my first experience of Toronto Pagan/Folk act PROTOKULT, I wasn’t sure what to expect. With that said, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Protokult – Transcending The Ruins