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Helevorn-Compassion Forlorn

Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan Music 2014 Due to be released on September 22nd, "Compassion Forlorn" is Helevorn's third full-length album since forming way back in 1991. As the (long-overdue) follow-up to "Forthcoming Displeasures"...Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: "Metal Sem Fronteiras" Compilation

ONLINE METAL PROMO and FURIA METAL BRASIL radio (Brazil) have teamed up to offer this free download compilation featuring the likes of Hessler, Witchcross, Death Dealer, Hellion, Lady Beast and Maxxxwell Carlisle. All told there areShow More Summary

Sleep at the Troubadour II

Ever since I caught Sleep for the first time at MDF 2013, I had wanted to see the band in a more intimate setting. Well, I finally got my chance last weekend as Sleep descended upon the Troubadour in West Hollywood. I wasn't scheduled...Show More Summary

Mausoleum Gate-Mausoleum Gate

Cruz del Sur Music 2014 Tuesday, October 7th, 2014. Be sure to mark that date down on your calenders. In fact highlight that date and then circle it! For you see friends that is when the self-titled debut from Finland’s own Mausoleum...Show More Summary

Bootlegs-Bootlegs (2014 Re-Release)

Minotauro Records 2014 Last month I covered "M.C. Monster" (Bootlegs' 1989 debut album and the first of two re-releases from this Icelandic metal band) so this month it's time to cover this self-titled follow-up. Originally releasedShow More Summary

Elegantly Wasted-The Dog Years

Flaco Music 2013 " Keep it loud and stay true ". That's the motto of Los Angeles-based hard rock and roller's Elegantly Wasted and let me just say that wiser words have never been spoken! On "The Dog Years " (the group's 3rd album) singer/guitarists...Show More Summary

Metal News: Dead Inside Records announces the signing of hard rock/groove metal band Muckagee!

In what will most certainly be a win-win situation for all parties involved, Dead End Records (a fantastic new independent label based in the San Francisco Bay Area that was built by musicians for musicians !) has announced the recent signing of San Jose, California's own Muckagee. Show More Summary

Danger Zone-Fire Fire (Single)

Self-Release/Independent 2014 It's been two years since we last heard from Italy's Danger Zone. The thing is, based solely on the high quality melodic rock/hard rock that fans (incl. yours truly!) have come to know and love so much from...Show More Summary

Anthrax-Chile On Hell (Live DVD)

Megaforce Records 2014 Set for release on September 16, 2014, "Chile On Hell", which will be made available on both Blu-ray and DVD, is a live-in-concert release from Anthrax that was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013. Show More Summary

Johnny Touch-Inner City Wolves

Shadow Kingdom Records 2014 Awesome album art and an awesome sound? Now that's nice. Real nice. For Australian-act Johnny Touch and their full-length debut "Inner City Wolves" it all sounds so natural, but that's far from a bad thing right? Formed in 2008 (and taking it's cue from traditional heavy metal, N.W.O.B.H.M. Show More Summary

My Own Ghost-Love Kills

Secret Entertainment 2014 My Own Ghost is a female-fronted band from Luxembourg, Germany which was founded in 2013 by guitarists Fred Brever & David Soppelsa and bassist Joe May. The 13-track "Love Kills", which will be released on October...Show More Summary

Gloryful-Ocean Blade

Massacre Records 2014 Ten month's after issuing their well-received (if reportedly nowhere near as intense as this epic, 40 plus minute release is) debut album, "The Warrior‘s Code", Gloryful return with the rock-steady "Ocean Blade". Show More Summary

J.B.O.-Nur die Besten werden alt

AFM Records 2014 J.B.O. ( James Blast Orchester) is a hard rock/heavy metal band from Erlangen, Germany that was founded in 1989. Dubbed "The Defenders of the True Nonsense", J.B.O. (now 25 years old!) is known for their parodies ofShow More Summary

Estrella-Whatever It Is (Single)

SJS Entertainment Limited 2014 "Whatever It Is" is a new single from Scottish four piece Estrella. Taking it's cue from classic 70s/80s rock influences such as Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Van Halen, AC/DC and Bon Jovi, Estrella is made up of brothers Paul Gunn (lead vocals), Luke Gunn (lead guitar) and Nathan Gunn (bass) plus drummer Leo McPherson. Show More Summary

The Flesh Eaters-A Minute To Pray A Second To Die (2014 Re-Issue)

Superior Viaduct 2014 Re-issued last month by Superior Viaduct, which means this one is fresh off the presses and probably still hot to the touch(!), "A Minute To Pray A Second To Die" is the second studio album from California's legendary (experimental) punk rock band The Flesh Eaters. Show More Summary

Bootlegs-W.C. Monster (2014 Re-Release)

Minotauro Records 2014 The first of two cult re-releases from our friends over at Minotauro Records, "W.C. Monster" was the full-length debut from Iceland's own ( pride and joy ) Bootlegs. Initially released in 1989, with the group's only other studio recording (the self-titled "Bootlegs") appearing the following year, "W.C. Show More Summary

Witch Mountain-Mobile of Angels

Svart Records 2014 Other then a brief break in the action in 2002 (and the fact that it took 10 years to get from the group's 2001 debut album, "Come To The Mountain", and it's follow-up, 2011's (Metal Mark-reviewed) "South of Salem") Portland's Witch Mountain has maintained it's presence in the doom metal community. Show More Summary

Penthos-Lifeless Haze

Self-Release/Independent 2014 Self-recorded and self-released, the four-track EP "Lifeless Haze" is the second overall demo from North Somerset-based Penthos. At just a hair over nineteen minutes (and most likely the very definitionShow More Summary

Interview with Skyconqueror

Germany's Skyconqueror made their debut here at Heavy Metal Time Machine on August 7th. Now I am pleased to present the interview that I conducted with this very cool, old-school/traditional heavy metal band. I want to thank them for...Show More Summary

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