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Miguel's B-Day Bash!

It had been so long since I’d been to a Metal show. Was the last one Bolt Thrower? Sabbath? Triptykon? I can no longer remember. After all, it’s been some time since my loved ones stuck me here in this nursing home. My exposure to Metal culture has since all but ceased. Show More Summary

Current Playlist

How in the hell is it Friday already and did I actually get anything done this week? It sure doesn't seem that way. Granted I did end up babysitting part of Wednesday and then all of Thursday. I'm even babysitting today and tomorrowShow More Summary

American Head Charge-Tango Umbrella

Napalm Records 2016 "Tango Umbrella" is the forth full-length album from American Head Charge. It follows the 2013 EP, "Shoot", and it arrives 11 years (!) after the release of the band's last full-length recording, "The Feeding". Having...Show More Summary

Over-Under: AC/DC

What is over-under?This is a feature where each month Andy and I will select a veteran band and then will list which album by that band we think is the most overrated and which album we think is the most underrated. We will also tell a little about why picked those albums. Show More Summary

Savage Master-With Whips And Chains

High Roller/ Skol Records 2016 Fans of female-fronted traditional/classic metal would do well to listen up as this is a important message. U.S. occult heavy metal band Savage Master return with album number two in "With Whips And Chains"...Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 5

How's this for a Free Metal Monday offering? This fantastic sampler from Asher Media Relations (which was actually released back on December 11, 2015) features a grand total of 51 tracks! That's right friends. Asher Media Relations' holiday sampler "Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. Show More Summary


Self-Release/Independent 2016 Appropriately-enough formed in October of 2010, Zamboni is a punk-infused crossover/thrash metal band whose two founding members ( Robert Orr-guitar, vox, mixing, engineering and Chris Butera-bass, vox, artwork ) hail from Brooklyn, NY and Wantage, NJ. Show More Summary

Sunday Singles: Helleborus-Coils

Self-Release/Independent 2015 Helleborus is a two-piece melodic black metal/death metal band that hails from Manitou Springs, Colorado and takes it's name from a poisonous flower that blooms in Winter. The group is comprised of vocalist/lyricist...Show More Summary

Current Playlist

Well friends it's Friday again and as much as I hope to get everything reviewed that I had promised life got in the way. With my son having half-days due to finals and my daughter getting sick I ended up way busier than expected. Being...Show More Summary

Terror-Legion of Gore (7" EP)

Hells Headbangers Records 2016 Terror is a on-again, off-again, on-again Cleveland thrash band that can trace it's roots all the way back to the mid-eighties. I first discovered these guys on the 1990 compilation "Heavy Artillery" and since then I've tried to keep an eye on their comings and goings. Show More Summary

Scarlet Anger-Freak Show

Hänsel & Gretel 2016 Scarlet Anger is a Luxembourg-based heavy/thrash metal act that was formed in 2007 by vocalist Joe Block and guitarist Fred Molitor. In late 2009 the group (which by this point also featured the services of long-time...Show More Summary

N.W.O.B.H.M. Wednesday: Salem-Dark Days

Pure Steel Records 2016 Regular visitors to Heavy Metal Time Machine should know that I am a long-time fan of the British metal band Salem. It was back in late November of 2011 that I covered this group's superb 2010 compilation, "In...Show More Summary

Souldrown-Evil of War (Demo rough mix '00)

Self-Release/Independent 2016 Souldrown is a progressive rock-infused hard & heavy power metal band that hails from Athens, Greece and can trace it's roots all the way back to 1993. The material on "Evil of War" was recorded back in the late 90's/early 00's for a demo release that for whatever reason never materialized. Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Hard Rock Revolution Vol. II

Here's a FANTASTIC compilation for our second Free Metal Monday offering of the day. This one comes courtesy of the Facebook group Hard Rock Revolution and it contains a staggering 50 tracks! I'm not even going to pretend that I've heard every track on this great compilation, but I will admit that I was going to post a link for the "Vol. Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Sky Valley Mistress: "Paranoid" (Black Sabbath Cover)

For today's first Free Metal Monday offering I present a simply awesome cover version of "Paranoid". Just the other day I introduced you to Sky Valley Mistress and their brand new single, "Hell Ain't Got Your Hound". That KILLER song...Show More Summary

Disboskator-Terror In Dreamland

Self-Release/Independent 2015 Disboskator is a heavy & harsh thrash metal band from Prato, Tuscany (Italy) that has been actively haunting dreams since their inception back in 2012. The 18 minute plus EP, "Terror In Dreamland", is their first release and it was produced by the talented Leonardo Bellavista. Show More Summary

Blackening - Nightmare (Official Video)

Blackening is a young thrash metal that is lead by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Oliver Hayirli and has a cool style that is very similar to early Metallica. The band, which also features lead guitarist Wolfgang Hoffegger and drummer Klaus...Show More Summary

Saturday Single: Silent Line-"Drag Me Down" (One Direction cover)

Silent Line is a Canadian and Edmonton-based melodic death metal band with three independent albums to it's name. The group's latest release,"Shattered Shores", came out in October of last year and it was a concept album. Maybe one day soon I'll get around to covering it, but for now here we have the guys in Silent Line doing a cover of "Drag Me Down" by One Direction. Enjoy.

Satruday Single: Sky Valley Mistress-Hell Ain't Got Your Hound

High Roller Records 2016 Darwen, UK act Sky Valley Mistress are " the best thing you've never heard.". That was their words long before I discovered them, but now that I've heard the band for myself I can't help but wholeheartedly agree!...Show More Summary

Double Experience-Unsaved Progress

Colfax Music 2016 Active since 2011, Double Experience is a Canadian trio with three release to it's name thanks to the forthcoming "Unsaved Progress". Self-dubbed Nerdy Neo-Rock and featuring a solid line-up of I an Nichols (vox, lyrics),...Show More Summary

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