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Free Metal Monday: The Metal Madman Radio Show/Online Metal Promo-The Root of All Madness Compilation

Here's a nice new free 27 track compilation album to get you through this Metal Monday and the rest of the week. The Metal Madman Radio Show (USA) has teamed up with Online Metal Promo to release "The Root of All Madness", a free download...Show More Summary

French Metal Friday: Nightmare-The Aftermath

AFM Records 2014 French metal gods Nightmare are now 35 years into their career. To put that into perspective we're talking about (roughly) the same time period that the N.W.O.B.H.M. first started out! Way before home computers, MTVShow More Summary

Speed the Plough-The Plough & The Stars

Bar None Records 2013 Last year in celebration of New Jersey band Speed the Plough's 30th anniversary Bar None Records released this charming career retrospective. For those who may not be all that familiar with the name (outside ofShow More Summary

Super Massive Black Holes-Calculations of the Ancients

Minotauro Records.2014Kitchen sink metal anyone? Canadian band Super Massive Black Holes has you covered. Formed back in 2010 by the band's two guitarists, Denver Bergreen (Anakronis) and Jake Reimer (Statue of Demur), and with a pair...Show More Summary

Eyes 'N' Lips-Pornstar For President

Street Symphonies 2014 Milan, Italy is a long way's off from the Sunset Strip, but you sure wouldn't know that from listening to "Pornstar For President"! Not only that, but it's 2014 and not 1980 something! And yet here we have Eye's...Show More Summary

My Silent Wake-Eye of the Needle

Stone Groove Records 2014 If you are a regular visitor to Heavy Metal Time Machine then chances are you will have likely noticed that UK-based death/doom rockers My Silent Wake Back (MSW) are a new favorite of mine. It was only a few...Show More Summary

The Four Fours-"Count To Ten" Single

Self-Release/Independent 2014 Hailing from the UK's Derbyshire and featuring members with previous ties to math rock "wonder-band" You Slut! (hence the subtle tip of the hat that is their current name) we have The Four Fours. Or, asShow More Summary

Help Eryn Non Dae.'s "Meliora" receive a vinyl release!

Does everyone Remember French metal band Eryn Non Dae.? They were last covered here at HMTM back in December of 2013 ( In that article (a part of my French...Show More Summary

Aurelio Valle-Acme Power Transmission

Nuevo Leon Recordings 2014 Best known for his time spent with the experimental rock group Calla (a Brooklyn, New York-based band which he founded in the late nineties and continues to front (even if it's been seven years since Calla's...Show More Summary

Party Animals-Light a Fan Cool

Street Symphonies Records 2014 Pardon the cheesy one-liner Party Animals, but you had me at "Fuck You Baby"! This balls-to-the-wall, sexy sleaze rocker opens up "Light a Fan Cool" and from that moment on lead singer Andre and her band-mates had me just where they wanted. Show More Summary

Jar'd Loose-Turns 13

Threshold of Pain Records/The Path Less Traveled Records 2014 Buy it. That's all there is to it. Just buy "Turns 13". This Chicago-based band has just dropped their sophomore disc,"Turns 13" and it is fantastic! It's so good in factShow More Summary

Edward Rogers-Kaye

Zip Records 2014 For the uninitiated, UK-born (Birmingham, England), NYC-based Edward Rogers is a singer-songwriter who began his long and varied career behind the drum kit, playing in several garage bands. That was just as the British...Show More Summary

Prong-Ruining Lives (Limited Digipak Edition)

Steamhammer / SPV 2014 Amazingly enough New York's Prong last appeared in these hollowed pages two years ago. Exactly two years! That particularly appearance ( saw yoursShow More Summary

May 2014 Best Heavy Metal Albums

May was another great month for new metal releases. Picking the number one slot was extremely difficult, with Misery Index getting the nod by the slimmest of margins. Check out our choices for the best metal albums released in May.... Read Full Post

Maryland Deathfest 2014

Maryland Deathfest 2014 I’ve now attended two consecutive Maryland Deathfests and although I probably cannot yet be considered a veteran, I can’t say enough about how much of a great time that I have at this festival. Attendance at MDF will surely be a yearly event for me and my closest Los Angeles-based friends. Show More Summary

Amon Amarth Tour Dates

Amon Amarth will be returning to North America in September for a headlining tour in support of last year's album Deceiver Of The Gods. Opening bands will be Sabaton and Skeletonwitch.... Read Full Post

5 Questions With Sabbatory

5 Questions With... is your chance to get to know a new or up-and-coming metal band. Sabbatory are from Winnipeg, Canada, and their debut album is Endless Asphyxiating Gloom. Vocalist/guitarist Kier Keating introduces us to his band.... Read Full Post

From The Lyons Den: Technology and the Future of Metal

Todd Lyons has been involved in the music industry for a while, in several different capacities. Back in the day he wrote for Creem Magazine, and he's also worked in A&R and as a composer and engineer. His tracks have been used on television shows, commercials and movies. Show More Summary

Space Elevator-Space Elevator

Imports 2014 I first mentioned UK-rockers Space Elevator this past Thursday ( and made mention that I would cover the album as soon as I got my hands on it. As promised here it is. Show More Summary

Death of Samantha-"If Memory Serves Us Well"

St. Valentine Records 2013 Twenty four years after the release of the acclaimed "Come All Ye Faithless", Death of Samantha's then perceived swan-song, Cleveland's long-loved underground rockers came back together for a reunion concert. Show More Summary

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