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Chevalier-A Call to Arms

Self-Release/Independent 2017 It's well known that I am a huge fan of female-fronted rock and heavy metal bands. If you are a loyal follower of Heavy Metal Time Machine then you can attest to this fact. For our new readers and/or fans of this up-and-coming band from Finland there is one word that I should probably add to the proclamation. Show More Summary

Sinatras-Drowned

Logic(il)logic Records 2017 Formed in 2014 and named after Ol' Blue Eyes himself, Italy's Sinatras made their first appearance on these pages with the EP, "Six-Sexy-Songs". That was back in early August of 2015. Here it is all of these years later and we are just now getting a full-length disc from this extreme five-piece band. Show More Summary

Interview with Simon Straumann, drummer of FreaKings

FreaKings is a thrash metal band that I just covered earlier in the month. Now it is my extreme pleasure to offer up this interview that I recently did with the band's drummer, Simon Straumann. Enjoy! Andy-Welcome! Please come in and introduce yourselves for our readers. Show More Summary

Iron Driver-Crack of the Whip

Self-Release/Independent 2017 Iron Driver is a five-piece heavy metal band that hails from Saint Petersburg, Russia. The four-song EP, "Crack Of The Whip" is the latest studio output from this three-year old band and it follows a 2015 split that the group did with Sunisgone. Show More Summary

Colombia: The True Cradle of Black Metal?

2 months agoMusic / Metal : Metal Inquisition

Yours truly in front of a Mayhem backdrop in the basement of Helvete (now Neseblod) in Oslo. As we all know the world of Black Metal is filled with tall tales, rumors, gossip, and folklore, so take this post with a grain of salt the size of Oslo. Show More Summary

Witchers Creed-Witchers Creed EP 17

Self-Release/Independent 2017 Witchers Creed is a hard & heavy/doom metal band that is made up of guitarist/vocalist Filip Andersson, bassist/vocalist Emil Bjällerhag, and drummer Charlie Rangstedt. This two-track recording looks asShow More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Nightmare-Demo

Self-Release/Independent2016 California metal band Nightmare released this three-track demo on November 28, 2016. There is no information to go with it, but seeing as it is vintage heavy metal with a N.W.O.B.H.M. tint it is all good!...Show More Summary

Steel Machine-Burning Valves

Self-Release/Independent 2016 Formed in 2006 and currently lurking about in the Jyväskylä/Helsinki area, Steel Machine is a fking sweet ass name for this heavy/speed metal band. The three-piece group, which is lead by guitarist/vocalist Timo Takala (Septure) and sports influences like Motörhead, Tank, and Carnivore, has seven releases to it's name. Show More Summary

Rockstar Frame-Bullet For Birthday

Musicarchy Media 2017 Rockstar Frame is a female-fronted heavy rock/hard & heavy band from Italy. The skilled group was formed back in 2012 by drummer Max Klein and lead vocals come courtesy of the amazing Faith Blurry ! Two months ago...Show More Summary

Social Stain-Social Stain

Self-Release/Independent 2017 Formed in late 2014 by bassist/vocalist ( and main composer) Toni Broman (ex-Kill the Romance), Finland's Social Stain are a (fking DYNAMITE !) rock and roll-infused heavy metal band that sports influences...Show More Summary

CRNKSHFT-CRNKSHFT

Self-Release/Independent 2017 Now in their second year together (and stronger than ever one would suspect), Vancouver, Canada's latest metal export, CRNKSHFT (all caps please), has seen more than it's fair share of line-up changes from point A to point B. Show More Summary

Möwer-Möwer

Self-Released/Independent2017 It's been three years since I last talked about them, but Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Möwer provide the missing link between Motörhead and noisy punk rock. This two-track recording is the group's latest release and it is meant to kill a bit of time before a full-length album drops. Show More Summary

Evilgroove-Cosmosis

Self-Release/Independent 2017 Formed some twenty years ago as Sunburn, Evilgroove is a much better name for this sinful hard and heavy metal band from Italy. On the group's post-grunge debut, "Cosmosis", band members Luca "Fraz" Frazzoni...Show More Summary

INTRODUCING THE METAL INQUISITION PODCAST. MORE BRUTAL THAN ANY NPR PODCAST

2 months agoMusic / Metal : Metal Inquisition

Emerging from the same unapologetically irreverent tone of the Metal Inquisition Blog, we introduce The Metal Inquisition Podcast. Arguably the best podcast ever. You WILL download this shit. You WILL listen to this shit. You WILL enjoy...Show More Summary

Saturday Singles: Zig Zags-"Ripping Death B/W Riddle Of Steel"

Famous Class Records2017Mostly punk and somewhat metal, L.A.'s Zig Zags (Jed, Dane, and Caleb) released this ass kicking single back in the middle of February. It was actually "Riddle Of Steel" with it's garage thrash take on (vintage) raw metal that sold me on the notion, but the frantic "Ripping Death" is just as righteous. Show More Summary

The Murder Of My Sweet-Echoes of the Aftermath

Frontiers Music s.r.l. 2017 Sweden's one and only The Murder Of My Sweet (vocalist Angelica Rylin, guitarist Christopher Vetter, bassist Patrik Janson, and drummer, keyboardist, producer, and founder Daniel Flores) are now on their forth full-length album. Show More Summary

Forgotten Gems: Shokker-Shokker

Self-Release/Independent 2015 Out in 2015 but just now finding it's way to my ears, today's offering is technically a tad bit young to gain admittance into the halls of Forgotten Gems. Be that as it may, Chicago's Shokker seems poised...Show More Summary

AncarA-Garden Of Chains

Concorde Music Company 2017 It's the middle of a l-o-n-g week as I type this and shit-tinged stress is piling up on the road ahead. If there was ever a time in my life when I needed a album like "Garden Of Chains" then this is it! Born...Show More Summary

Agresiva-Eternal Foe

Minotauro Records2016Based in Spain, influenced by the Bay Area scene of old, and sporting a lead vocalist who went to the Joey Belladonna School For (Power) Metal Vocalists(!), speed/thrash metal band Agresiva gets a updated take on their 2012 debut courtesy of Minotauro Records. Show More Summary

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