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THE UNITY – Pride (Album Review)

The Unity are a power metal band from Germany formed in 2016 by members of Love.Might.Kill. They started out as a side project by Gamma Ray members Henjo Richter (guitars) and Michael Ehré (drums). Pride is the third album. Michael Ehré is also the current drummer for power metal giants Primal Fear. The album rocks hard […]

HELION PRIME – Question Everything (Album Review)

Merry-go-round Helion Prime return for the first time since 2018’s Terror of the Cybernetic Space Monster. The lead singer merry-go-round has once again been in operation as the band returns to a female vocalist with Mary Zimmer. In my opinion, the sound very much suits a female singer and Zimmer fits the bill perfectly. Captain […]

SERIOUS BLACK – Suite 226 (Album Review)

Surely you can’t be serious? Serious Black have returned after an 18-month hiatus with the rather tasty Suite 226. This is their fifth full-length release in as many years. The German/American quartet is made up of Urban Breed (Vocals), Dominik Sebastian (Guitar), Mario Lochert (Bass) and Ramy Ali (Drums). Their discography is pretty darn storming […]

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK – A Voice Unheard (Album Review)

Tomorrow’s Outlook formed in 2007 in Sørvik, Troms County, Norway. That’s Arctic Northern Norway. Sounds way too cold for this Canadian Metalhead! The original formation saw songwriter Trond Nicolaisen and bassist/songwriter Andreas Stenseth joining forces. In present times as of 2018 the core line-up duo has added guitarist Øystein K. Hanssen. The boys take their […]

Unbroken: An Interview With Rene Thomsen

Unbroken: An Interview With Rene Thomsen

Several months ago I discovered the band Thomsen through their October 2014 released Unbroken CD. Not being familiar with them before I was pleasantly surprised upon spinning the CD when the lead track, “Draw The Curtain”, drew me in right away with its meaty power metal ingredients. You can read my full album review here: A […]

The Judgement Of The New Scanner Album

The Judgement Of The New Scanner Album

Science-fiction images run abound with Scanner, a band hailing from Germany. The speed/thrash/power metal outfit began back in 1985 under the name of Lion’s Breed and the album Damn The Night. The moniker changed to Scanner in 1986 and since then there have been several line-up adjustments with guitarist and band leader Axel A.J. Julius […]

U.D.O. Gets Decadent: A Review of The Forthcoming U.D.O. Album

U.D.O. Gets Decadent: A Review of The Forthcoming U.D.O. Album

German gravelly vocal-ed power metal superstar Udo Dirkschneider is still going strong, celebrating his 40th year in the business.  In the past couple of years, the staturally challenged front man has issued two double CD live albums, a double CD of rare recordings and his 14th top rated studio effort, Steelhammer.  The latest U.D.O. creation […]

Will You Join the Cult of Steel?: A Review of Lonewolf’s Cult of Steel album

Will You Join the Cult of Steel?: A Review of Lonewolf’s Cult of Steel album

Now I’m not saying that I know everything or every band out there in the land of rock and metal but what I am saying is that if a band has beginnings tracing back to 1992 and has issued seven albums to date, yet I’ve not ever heard of them until now may not a […]

Shadowbane-Facing The Fallout

Shadowbane-Facing The Fallout

Since forming between 2007-2009, Germany’s Shadowbane have been rocking stages in their homeland and are now set to introduce themselves to the world with the full-length debut, Facing the Fallout  available January 16, 2015.  The quintet from Hamburg is compiled of Stefan providing vocals, guitarists Lukas and Markus, Mortiz on bass and drummer Rene. Shadowbane issued a demo […]