Jim Wilkinson

Old guy who's been a long term metalhead starting back in the late 70's and moving onward. My tastes cover a very wide variety of music, and not just Metal. Being a musician tends to lead me to music that is well written, be it musically, or lyrically.

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Nov 07

Metal Female Voices Fest XI review. Wieze, Belgium (11/19-21/13)

I asked myself these questions…. A trip to Europe and specifically Belgium in October?, A chance to hook up with friends I’ve made online over the years, Getting to cover a music festival as both a reporter and photographer?, A music festival billed with nothing but female fronted bands? To these questions and more, I …

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Jun 29

Church Of Misery – Thy Kingdom Scum (2013)

Hailing from the great city of Tokyo Japan, long time Doom artist Church Of Misery unleash their latest slab of Doom/Sludge madness. Their 4th studio release in 12 years,  Thy Kingdom Scum on Rise Above Records/Metal Blade Records. A veritable wall of sound, big strong pounding drums, massive fuzz guitars, spacey/feedback guitar leads that border on …

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Jun 12

DIO – Magica (Deluxe Edition 2013)

How do you make a longtime DIO fan, a happy fan? By releasing a newly remastered and expanded 2 CD edition of Ronnie James Dio’s grand, and epic conceptual CD “Magica“. The original release from 2000 has been out of print, and increasingly hard to find. But, thanks to Wendy Dio and Niji Entertainment, we …

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May 30

Kobra Paige and Jasio Kulakowski of Kobra And The Lotus talked to The Age Of Metal

Having released their sophomore release in April 2013, Kobra And The Lotus have stepped up their game and have indeed moved into the big league. Signed by Gene Simmons to his  Simmons Records label under the Universal Music Group umbrella. Formed in 2008 by singer Kobra Paige (Who happens to have 8 years of classical …

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May 15

Kaledon – Altor: The King’s Blacksmith (2013)

There has to be something in the Italian waters!  Long time Italian Symphonic Power Metal masters Kaledon return with another slice of Symphonic Power Metal goodness called, “Altor: The Kings Blacksmith”. Though not necessarily a direct continuation of the previous 6 releases, this could conceivably be a follow on to the Kaledon story/concept. It is …

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May 14

Kobra And The Lotus – Kobra And The Lotus (2013)

Roaring out of the Great White North. Specifically Alberta, Calgary, Canada. Comes, Kobra And The Lotus with their sophomore release, the self titled “Kobra And The Lotus”. This release, is a huge step up from their first release, “Into The Pit”.  From the songwriting, to the massive production shine. This probably has a lot to …

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Apr 27

Julz Ramos of Bay area thrashers Hatchet talks to The Age Of Metal

Coming out of the San Francisco Bay area metal scene, Hatchet pick up, and run like a banshee with the thrash torch. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Mar 27

In The Silence – A Fair Dream Gone Mad (2013)

Break out the proverbial music blender! Add one part Katatonia, one part Opeth, one part Anathema, a dash of Porcupine Tree, and even a pinch of Ghost, and what do you end up with?  You get Sacramento, California progressive metal band, In The Silence. Combining a mixture of ambient atmospherics, melancholy, heavy metal, and progressive metal, you …

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Mar 23

The Age Of Metal interviews The Foreshadowing

What do you get when you take a dash of My Dying Bride, Katatonia, and early Anathema? You get the Italian Gothic/Doom metal band, The Foreshadowing. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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