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Hellion-"Karma's A Bitch" Single

New Renaissance2014"Karma's A Bitch" is the first single to be released from Hellion's upcoming EP of the same name. And of course the very cool Hellion (not to be confused with the now-defunct Washington, DC of the same name) is a L.A.-based...Show More Summary

Third Ion-"Capitol Spill" Single

Self-Release/Independent 2014 Clocking in at over five minutes, "Capitol Spill" is the debut single from Canada's Third Iron. The group, which features guitarist Justin Bender ( Into Eternity), bass player Mike Young (Devin TownsendShow More Summary

October 31-Bury The Hatchet

Hells Headbangers2014Due for release on October 14th, "Bury The Hatchet" is the forth full-length album from heavy metal legends October 31. It's also the group's first full-length album since "No Survivors" and that particular disc came out in 2005! So yeah, it has been nine years since we last heard from King Fowley and company. Show More Summary

Blood God-Blood Is My Trademark

Massacre Records 2014 "Blood Is My Trademark" is album number two for German act Blood God. And Blood God is a side-project from Debauchery's Thomas Gurrath. For those who do not know the name (or at least this version of Debauchery!) Tomas' main band (musically-speaking) is a mash-up of death metal and hard rock. Show More Summary

Audrey Horne-Pure Heavy

Napalm Records 2014 "Pure Heavy" is album number five for Norwegian hard rock band Audrey Horne. Having loved the band's 2013 album, "Youngblood", I will admit that I was a little worried about being let down by this new disc. Call me...Show More Summary

Apothica-What Do You Stand For?

I have Alternative Press to thank for introducing me to this band. And when I say "thank" I mean that in the most sincere way humanly possible! For you see folks this female-fronted metalcore band is unreal. Calling Houston home, Apothica has already made a name for themselves and has opened for bands like Kittie, The Agonist and Otep. Show More Summary

Lelahell-Al Insane?.?.?.The (Re?)?Birth Of Abderrahmane

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions 2014 Active since 2010, Lelahell is a three-piece band from Algiers, Algeria. With a 2012 EP entitled "Al Ihtiquar" already to their name (featuring a cover of Mayhem's "Freezing Moon" nonetheless!) this death metal/extreme metal outfit now offers up the debut album "Al Insane... Show More Summary

Mausoleum Gate Interview

Recently I had the opportunity to chat with Finland's Mausoleum Gate. In case you missed it I just reviewed the band's phenomenal, self-titled debut-album. The link to that is posted below this interview. I want to thank the band for...Show More Summary


Mausoleum Records 2014 Megasonic is a Belgian-based trio whose influences include the likes of Van Halen, Ozzy, Aerosmith, Saxon, Savatage, Whitesnake, Metallica, UFO, Iron Maiden, BLS and Alter Bridge. Add that all together and youShow More Summary

Children Of Technology- Future Decay

Hells Headbangers 2014 It's been sometime since we last heard new music from Padua, Veneto-based Children Of Technology. Or at least a full-length album. Sure, the band did give fans the "Mayhemic Speed Anarchy" EP, but even that was two years ago! Enter "Future Decay". Show More Summary

Metal News: Hellraiser announces new album "No Turning Back"!

It has been a long time coming, but I am stoked to report that Alton, Illinois' Hellraiser are finally releasing a follow-up to their 1995 debut-album "Cut Yer Teeth On This"! That's right ladies and gentlemen. The very same Hellraiser that appeared in my January 8th, 2012 Forgotten Gems article has announced the long-overdue release of album number. Show More Summary

Holy Grove-Live at Jooniors

Self-Release/Independent 2014 Don't know the name? No worries my friends. Soon enough Portland, Oregon's Holy Grove will be on everyone's lips! And yes, it will be well-deserved chatter and then some! Formed via Craigslist in January...Show More Summary


Unspeakable Axe 2014 Italian punk rockin' speed metal? Dig in the Dancing Queen mothfkers! September 30th-Mark it down in blood as that's the due date for Overcharge's full-length debut. The promo material shoots it straight when itShow More Summary

Almøst Human-Ø

Self-Release/Independent 2012 Disregard the original release date of this EP as Almøst Human's "Ø" has been making the rounds once more thanks to Fullblast! PR. Actually, it has been making the rounds since early summer (or possiblyShow More Summary

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

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