Sep 18

Letting the Hammer Fall: A conversation with Oscar Dronjak of Hammerfall

HFAfter two years of rest and gathering of strength, the Templars of metal, Hammerfall had returned. This time they brought a new album with them. (r)EVOLUTION, which is the return to the basic sound of the band, that epic trademark sound that the band created with albums like Glory Of The Brave, Legacy Of Kings or RenegadeRead the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Lovelorn Dolls – Japanese Robot Invasion (2014)

Cover artwork JRI

Belgium’s Electro-Gothic duet Lovelorn Dolls is about to release their 2nd studio album titled Japanese Robot Invasion. The sound of the album varies from electro-goth to dark wave with parts of pop here and there. This album is without doubt a huge step forward in their journey to define their own sound. Not only the production is good, but the innovation at the time to glue the pieces of the album together is genius. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Overkill live at The Orpheum. Tampa, FL (09/13/14)


There’s something about thrash metal that separates it when any other style of music. It could be its velocity, it could be the catchiness, it could be the brutality, or perhaps all of it that makes the listener completely engulfed by the music. The Overkill show at Tampa on September 13 is by far the best thrash metal show I ever attended. There is nothing in the world like a kickass thrash show!  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

The Kings of Errors Unveiled: A chat with Tom Englund & Jonas Ekdahl of Evergrey


Evergrey‘s new album, Hymns For The Broken is bound to be released on September 30th (US release) and so far it could be described, as one of the stronger releases the band had done in years. Glorious Collision, their previous album had some interesting moments, but it falls short to how amazing and deep Hymns For The Broken is.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain (2014)


There is a reason Cannibal Corpse is one of my favorite bands of all time. They continue to reinvent their signature brutal sound, yet contain the same slaughtering techniques. The fact that the archetype of the death metal sound is still disfiguring corpses in the most horrendous of ways makes them immortal. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Adrian Patrick of Otherwise checks in with The Age Of Metal


Otherwise is an alternative rock band from Las Vegas, NV that has created quite a reputation in the alternative scene lately. Most recently they are set to released their new album Peace At All Costs, that follows the successful steps of their last record True Love Never Dies (2012).

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Sep 11

Meshuggah – I (Special Edition EP) (2014)

Meshuggah - I (Special Edition) - Artwork

To continue celebrating the 25th anniversary of Swedish metal mammoths Meshuggah. The band had decided to
release the famous 21 minute opus, ‘I’ along with 2 live songs from the 2012 – 2013 Ophidian Trek World Tour, and the song Pitch Black which was released on a EP last year. All this will be release on a special edition CD that would hit the shelfs at your closest record store this fall.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Freak Kitchen – Cooking With Pagans (2014)


Swedish experimental metal trio, Freak Kitchen is about to release their 8th studio album this September, the new opus is titled, Cooking With Pagans. In this new album Freak Kitchen‘s music continuing being experimental, but somehow Cooking With Pagans is a more organic and unadulterated album with relation the material this band have released in the past.

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Sep 08

Paul Mazurkiewicz of Cannibal Corpse discussed A Skeletal Domain with The Age of Metal


There is a reason Cannibal Corpse is the most iconic death metal band in history. All death metal fans can recognize George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher’s signature snarls, Alex Webster’s technical bass playing, the aggressive duo of Pat O’Brien and Rob Barrett on guitar, and Paul Mazurkiewicz being one of the most influential death metal drummers. This infamous line-up shapes the Cannibal Corpse sound into being one of the most raw and versatile sounds in death metal history. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Ann Boleyn of Hellion talked to us about their new EP Karma’s A Bitch

annAnn Boleyn is considered along with Doro Pesch and Betsy Weiss (Bitch), one of the first women to get into the heavy metal business when it was a merely ‘boy’s club’ back in the early 80′s. She started as a Hammond player in the band Hellion, to later assume the vocalist role. Hellion was a heavy metal band like not other in the scene at the time, their talent and potential caught the eye of Ronnie James Dio, who managed the band for a while, unfortunately that was not enough to secure a record deal in the USA.  Read the rest of this entry »

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