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Thomsen-Unbroken

Artist Station- eOne 2014 Thomsen is a German heavy/power metal band that is named after guitarist, composer and bandleader René Thomsen. Formed in 2006, with the band's debut album, "Let´s Get Ruthless", appearing in 2009, Thomsen is essentially René Thomsen and an assembled cast of heavy metal veterans. Show More Summary

Two Eclipses

Through the beauty of celestial mechanics, the western United States was perfectly positioned to catch not one, but two, spectacular wonders. A total lunar eclipse graced our skies early in the morning of October 8 th, only to be followed two weeks later by a partial solar eclipse, granting Los Angeles about 45% coverage. Show More Summary

The Giggitys-Songs In the Key Of Awesome

Loserheart Records 2014 For as far-back as anyone can recall (we're talking about the swinging-seventies at the very least kids) Cleveland and Akron have been involved in a ménage à trois with punk rock. As a matter of fact my home-state...Show More Summary

Clouds Taste Satanic-To Sleep Beyond The Earth

Self-Release/Independent 2014 Well, I feel like a dick. I realize that's not much of a way to open a review, but seeing as this was released back in July and I just stumbled upon it in my email this past weekend its a reasonable enough response on my part. Show More Summary

Witchingseason-Witchingseason

Self-Release/Independent 2014 Part hard rock and part alternative rock, with 90's grunge making a much-appreciated appearance here on "Witchingseason" in order to serve as the well-traveled bridge which connects those two long-livedShow More Summary

Steel Inferno-Arcade Warrior 7"

Self-Release/Independent 2014 Steel Inferno are a 80's-inspired heavy metal/speed metal band that my friend and fellow blogger Emil Öhman indirectly turned me onto thanks to the fact that I follow his music feed on bandcamp. Formed in...Show More Summary

Interview with Julia Roberts

Recently I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing local musician Julia Roberts. As the founder/chief songwriter/guitarist and vocalist of traditional heavy metal/power metal band Global Warning (a ready for the prime time cult Ohio...Show More Summary

Win a Mausoleum Gate t-shirt from Cruz Del Sur Music and Heavy Metal Time Machine!

Cruz Del Sur Music and Heavy Metal Time Machine are teaming up to give one lucky reader this exceptional Mausoleum Gate T-shirt! For those who don't know the name, Finland's Mausoleum Gate are a amazing new band whose N.W.O.B.H.M.-inspired...Show More Summary

Nubian Rose-Metal Revolution

Limewire/Cargo Records 2014 It's a well-known secret that I harbor a deep love of female-fronted rock, hard rock and heavy metal. That much should be said before I submit to you, the regular readers of my numerous rants and ramblings (otherwise known as reviews!) my coverage of Nubian Rose's "Metal Revolution". Show More Summary

Amulet-The First

Century Media Records2014Active since 2010, London's Amulet made their debut with the 2011 demo, "Cut the Crap". Independently released on cassette with a limited run of 222 copies (22 yellow, 25 red and 175 white) that recording would...Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Here's The Metal-October 2014

"Here's The Metal" is a free digital sampler featuring the likes of Exodus, Sister Sin, Fit For A King, In Flames, Decapitated and more. With 13 tracks in all this release from Google Play and Here's the Metal is bound to bring a smile...Show More Summary

Kreyskull-Tower Witch

Inverse Records 2014 Kreyskull is four-piece band from the south-east parts of Finland that is made up of ex-members of Demonic Death Judge, Kaihoro and Total Devastation. "Tower Witch" is the band's sophomore album and it serves as the follow-up to 2012's "Year of the Octopus". Show More Summary

Dissorted-I

Self-Release/Independent 2014 Let's face it. We all love traditional heavy metal. It's classic and even timeless (if it's been cooked to absolute perfection-see works by Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Accept, Riot and UFO to name just a few!) and for many of us it was our first taste of the "forbidden fruit". Show More Summary

Metal Machine-Free Nation

Dream Records 2014 For the uniformed, Metal Machine was a traditional heavy metal band that was fronted by seasoned vocalist Csaba Zvekan (Exorcism, Zvekan, Raven Lord, ex-Emergency, ex-Sardonyx, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Calling Toy, ex-Rough Angel, ex-Warpdrive ). Show More Summary

Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne-I Line My Days Along Your Weight

Important Records 2014 "I Line My Days Along Your Weight" is the debut offering from Brooklyn husband and wife duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne. Recorded live to analog tape over the course of a few cold days this past January (with Mark...Show More Summary

Blind Race-Come And Get It EP

Self-Release/Independent 2014 Blind Race is a Toronto, Ontario hard rock/alternative metal band that was co-founded by brother's Costas and Stelio Kentros (guitars & drums/percussion respectively). Officially this band came into being in 2007 although prior to that (2005 to be exact) there was already demo material recorded. Show More Summary

Mortician-Shout for Heavy Metal

Pure Underground Records 2014 Vorarlberg, Austria-based four-piece Mortician (who are not to be confused with the horror-obsessed U.S. death metal/grindcore band of the same name!) are a N.W.O.B.H.M-infused classic heavy metal act whose roots can be traced back to 1983. Show More Summary

Dead Federation-Dead Federation

Red Hour Records 2014 With Halloween less then two weeks away right isn't it about time that we pull out all the party favors? And no, we're not just talking about hard cider and hot wings here (even if those two particular items are a must-have for all my horror-related excursions!). Show More Summary

Nuckin' Futs-Slavery

Fair Warning2014Active since 2012, Nuckin' Futs is a Barcelona, Catalonia-based act with an additional EP (2013's "Evilution") to it's name. Now, The Metal Archives tells me that this Spanish five-piece took it's name from a scene from in the 2003 comedy film "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star". Show More Summary

Concert Review: Doro with The Mighty Swine October 14 @ The Agora, Cleveland, Ohio

This past Tuesday I had the good fortune to catch the Doro show at the Agora in Cleveland, Ohio. Up front I want to thank The Mighty Swine for providing me with a ticket and my pre-planned/post-show ride accommodations who provided me safe passage on my journey home (thanks Dad!). Show More Summary

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