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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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What a crazy week! I should have known that I would get very little done. What with the two kids being off of school and having friends over for sleepovers and what not. As you'll have no doubt noticed I got next to nothing accomplished...Show More Summary

Assassin's Blade-Agents of Mystification

Pure Steel Records 2016 Lead by one-time Exciter front-man Jacques Bélanger, Assassin's Blade is a new heavy metal/power metal band whose members hail from both Canada and Sweden. With a run-time that exceeds the fifty minute mark, "Agents...Show More Summary

The Phoenix-My Turn To Deal

Demon Doll Records 2016 Formed back in March of 2011 (and citing bands such as Crucified Barbara, Halestorm, and Velvet Revolver as their primary influences), The Phoenix is a up-and-coming Italian band whose sound & style splits the difference between heavy rock and hard rock/heavy metal. Show More Summary

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

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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

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