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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

Free Metal Monday: Hard Rock Revolution Vol. II

Here's a FANTASTIC compilation for our second Free Metal Monday offering of the day. This one comes courtesy of the Facebook group Hard Rock Revolution and it contains a staggering 50 tracks! I'm not even going to pretend that I've heard every track on this great compilation, but I will admit that I was going to post a link for the "Vol. Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Sky Valley Mistress: "Paranoid" (Black Sabbath Cover)

For today's first Free Metal Monday offering I present a simply awesome cover version of "Paranoid". Just the other day I introduced you to Sky Valley Mistress and their brand new single, "Hell Ain't Got Your Hound". That KILLER song...Show More Summary

Disboskator-Terror In Dreamland

Self-Release/Independent 2015 Disboskator is a heavy & harsh thrash metal band from Prato, Tuscany (Italy) that has been actively haunting dreams since their inception back in 2012. The 18 minute plus EP, "Terror In Dreamland", is their first release and it was produced by the talented Leonardo Bellavista. Show More Summary

Blackening - Nightmare (Official Video)

Blackening is a young thrash metal that is lead by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Oliver Hayirli and has a cool style that is very similar to early Metallica. The band, which also features lead guitarist Wolfgang Hoffegger and drummer Klaus...Show More Summary

Saturday Single: Silent Line-"Drag Me Down" (One Direction cover)

Silent Line is a Canadian and Edmonton-based melodic death metal band with three independent albums to it's name. The group's latest release,"Shattered Shores", came out in October of last year and it was a concept album. Maybe one day soon I'll get around to covering it, but for now here we have the guys in Silent Line doing a cover of "Drag Me Down" by One Direction. Enjoy.

Satruday Single: Sky Valley Mistress-Hell Ain't Got Your Hound

High Roller Records 2016 Darwen, UK act Sky Valley Mistress are " the best thing you've never heard.". That was their words long before I discovered them, but now that I've heard the band for myself I can't help but wholeheartedly agree!...Show More Summary

Double Experience-Unsaved Progress

Colfax Music 2016 Active since 2011, Double Experience is a Canadian trio with three release to it's name thanks to the forthcoming "Unsaved Progress". Self-dubbed Nerdy Neo-Rock and featuring a solid line-up of I an Nichols (vox, lyrics),...Show More Summary

Current Playlist

Wow, where did the week go? Didn't it just seem as if we were just here? Weird. Anyway, here's my current playlist so feel free to share yours. This coming week I hope to cover new releases from Anthrax, Salem, Terror, Savage Master and American Head Charge. Show More Summary

Gravelhead-Gravelhead II

Self-Release/Independent 2016 Released on January 29th, "Gravelhead II" is the latest recording from this Rochester, New York-based heavy metal/hard rock band. With a run-time that is over the fifty minute mark(!), "Gravelhead II" serves...Show More Summary

FPG-2016 Demo

Self-Release/Independent 2016 Regina, Saskatchewan-based FPG is a metal trio that was founded in 2012 and has an additional two full-length releases to it's name (a self-titled album that was issued in 2013 and 2015's "Sonic Awakening"). Show More Summary

Evil Killer-Lethal Assault

Eventhink Metal Records 2015 Does anyone else remember the Spanish metal band Evil Killer? They self-released a demo in 2013 which had me thinking a lot about San Fran's Death Angel. Or rather about how much this particular quartet sounded like a poor man's Death Angel. Show More Summary

Space Monkey-The Blackest Hole

Self-Release/Independent 2016 Originally formed way back in 2012 by ex-King guitarist Marco Quiroz (guitars/vocals) and drummer Luke Brletich (and initially starting out life as a side-project of the pair before making the slow transition...Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Jack The Ripper-"Iron Lady" B/W "Bloodbath (EP Version)"

Heaven and Hell Records 2016 Serving as the last of our three Free Metal Monday offerings for the day (while also being a clear cut case of having saved the best for last!), "Iron Lady" B/W "Bloodbath (EP Version)" is two tracks of devilishly savage traditional/power metal from Columbia, South Carolina-based Jack the Ripper. Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Powerfist-The Guinness Diaries

Self-Release/Independent 2016 Engineered and produced by the band itself, "The Guinness Diaries" is the 4-song debut EP from the British heavy metal/power metal outfit Powerfist. A two-man project, Powerfist is comprised of Ben Farmer...Show More Summary

Free Metal Monday: Lions Way-Memorias del capitán

Self-Release/Independent 2016 Today's Free Metal Monday comes from the León, Spain-based band Lions Way. Released on the 12th of this month and available as a name-your-price download, "Memorias del capitán" is a six-song EP that combines elements of street rock, heavy rock, hard rock, radio-friendly punk rock and roll, and garage metal. Show More Summary

Saturday Single: Righteous Reprobates-We Go With What We Know

Self-Release/Independent 2016 Due for release on April 15th, 2016, "We Go With What We Know" is a upcoming single from one of UK's latest rock and roll discoveries, Righteous Reprobates. Based in London & Kent and comprised of Rob White...Show More Summary

Saturday Singles: Daemona-The Demon Inside

Self-Release/Independent 2016 Old-school death metal fans listen-up! East-Anglian based Daemona will release their new single "The Demon Inside" on March 1st and it is EVERYTHING that there is to love about classic death metal rolled...Show More Summary

Current Playlist

I can't remember the last time I posted one of these so that tells me it's long-overdue! As you will be able to gather from my music list my emotions have been all over the place in the last week. I have been listening to a wide-range of sounds and styles. Show More Summary

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