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Jessikill-Metal Knights

Self-Release/Independent 2016 Released back in late February, "Metal Knights" is the outstanding debut EP from up-and-coming U.S. traditional/power metal act Jessikill. This multi-award winning 5-piece band (which has shared the stage...Show More Summary

Close The Hatch-Death & Resistance

Red Moth Records2016A quick word or two is in order before we jump into this short review. Originally this was to be the last of our three Free Metal Monday offerings of the day for yesterday (April 11th). In typical fashion that did not happen, but instead of waiting around until next Monday I am just going to be dropping this EP off now. Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Wizard Bloody Wizard-Wizard Bloody Wizard

Self-Release/Independent2016Wizard Bloody Wizard (who were formed in 2013 and arguably sport one of the coolest monikers out there!) is a underground stoner rock/doom metal band that hails from Dubuque, Iowa and has at least one release to it's credit thanks to this freshly-delivered EP. Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Insufferable/Rezeegtnuk-Split

Gore Art Productions2016Do you need some noisy grindcore in your life? If you answered "Hell yeah Andy!" then have I ever got the split for you! This four-track split was just released today(!) and it features two "songs" each from Insufferable and Rezeegtnuk. Show More Summary

Sunday Singles: Helstar-Black Cathedral

EMP Label Group2016Helstar just released this slick single on Friday, April 8th. it comes from their new album, "Vampiro", which is due to drop sometime later in year. As it is Helstar (or if you will the one and only James Rivera!) you almost had to know it would be good, but even so this is U.S. Show More Summary

Current Playlist

This past week was anything but easy. There was just so much going on and hardly any of it was possible. While i did knock out a couple of reviews I still owe a shit ton for this week. I really need to get my review of Swords of Steel II done and I am fully aware that I still have a huge stack of promos just sitting on my desk waiting to be heard. Show More Summary

Blaak Heat-Shifting Mirrors

Svart Records 2016 With an expected due-date of April 15th, 2016, "Shifting Mirrors" is the latest release from the highly-innovative trio known as Blaak Heat. Formed in Paris, France in 2008 by vocalist/ guitarist Thomas Bellier (ex-Spindrift),...Show More Summary

Lucifer's Hammer-Beyond the Omens

Shadow Kingdom Records2016 Serving as the follow-up to the highly-acclaimed "Night Sacrifice", "Beyond The Omens" is the first full-length album from Santiago's Lucifer's Hammer. With a grand total of eight songs and a run-time thatShow More Summary

Druknroll-In The Game

Metal Scrap Records2016"In The Game" is the fourth full-length album from Russia's one and only Druknroll. It follows the 2015 EP, "????? ??????????" ("The Loop Of World Creation") and this 44 minute release features 10 distinct tracks from group-founder Andrey "Druknroll" (guitar, bass, and keys) and company. Show More Summary

Tears From Venere-Temporary Lives

Self-Release/Independent 2015 Tears From Venere is a up-and-coming hard & heavy/pop punk-infused Italian rock n' roll band that was formed in 2011 and is made up of vocalist/guitarist Vincenzo Santoriello, guitarist/backing vocalist Andrea Morelli, bassist/backing vocalist Simone Morelli and drummer Matteo Rendina. Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday:Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 4

Here's a HUGE offering for today's Free Metal Monday piece. The self-explanatory "Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 4" was released back in February and this INSANE sampler features a whopping 96 tracks from the various bands...Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Angerhead - "Iron Fist" (Motörhead cover)

Active since February of 2011, Angerhead is a stone-cold killer San Jose, California-based metal band that is lead by mad-man Paul Hastey and rounded out by guitarist Eric Beard (Bomb and Scary, Dr. Chunk), bassist Jim Pegram (Patryk deRosa) and drummer Ron Redeen (ex-Brother Cain). Show More Summary

Current Playlist

Oops, I did it again. I am late with the my weekly Current Playlist posting and for that I do apologize. That's the bad news. The good news is that I actually knocked out more reviews than I had originally hoped to. With any luck I'll do the same thing this week. Show More Summary

Hot Coffin-Hot Coffin

Triple Eye Industries 2016 Fittingly enough on sale today of all days(!), "Hot Coffin" is the second full-length release from one of Milwaukee's best kept secrets. This self-titled LP serves as the follow-up to 2013's "LAW" and thisShow More Summary

Hammer Fight-Profound and Profane

Napalm Records 2016 Active since 2011, Hammer Fight (whose name I fucking love!) is a Atlantic City, New Jersey four-piece that just recently-released their major label debut, "Profound and Profane". Initially created by two former members...Show More Summary

Night Viper-Night Viper

Svart Records 2016 Night Viper is a heavy metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. And when I say they are a heavy metal band I mean just that. This is pure, unfiltered and no-nonsense heavy metal that is just the way that dear old Mom used...Show More Summary

Fear Theories-The Predator

Crime Records 2016 Fear Theories is a traditional/power metal quartet that hails from Karmøy/Haugesund (Norway) and has been active since 2010. The band is comprised of rhythm guitarist/vocalist Andreas Tjøsvoll, lead guitarist Ole Sønstabø...Show More Summary

Atala-Shaman's Path of the Serpent

Self-Release/Independent 2016 Atala is a stoner rock/desert rock trio that hails from Twentynine Palms, California and is fronted by guitarist/vocalist Kyle Stratton (Domiculumn, Rise Of The Willing). The forthcoming "Shaman's Path of...Show More Summary

Free Music Monday: Bull Funk Zoo-"Would You?" Single

Self-Release/Independent 2016 "Would You?" is a brand new (name-your-own-price) single courtesy of the unique & largely experimental Dubai project known as Bull Funk Zoo (aka producer, multi instrumentalist, vocalist, and skilled guitarist Assaad Lakkis). Show More Summary

Dexter Ward-Rendezvous with Destiny

No Remorse Records 2016 For those of you who are not in the know (in which case why not?), Dexter Ward is a Greek five-piece that was formed back in 2009 and has a back-catalog that includes one promotional demo, a lone single, one split release with Black Soul Horde, and a full-length album entitled "Neon Lights"(Iron on Iron Records). Show More Summary

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