Cobra Spell – Rebellious Empowerment

Photo: Raquel Garcia Now elevating the 80’s hard rock/metal sound, style, and imagery to a modern audience, Cobra Spell feel invigorated in this all-female lineup for their debut full-length 666. Read more […]

Rome in Monochrome – AbyssUs (Art Gates Records)

Born in Italy, Rome in Monochrome describe their brand of music as ‘ghost metal’ – incorporating a mix of post rock, doom metal, and dark progressive metal. The sextet develops an intriguing blend Read more […]

Skiltron – Bruadarach (Trollzorn Records)

Certain circumstances necessitate key decisions for future growth – especially when it comes to establishing a foothold internationally in music. Case in point – Skiltron. Arising in Argentina in the Read more […]

Starchild – Magic Well (Metalapolis Records)

While many acts took time to mentally (and physically) recover from the pandemic downtime, it appears that German power metal unit Starchild felt very inspired. Response to the third album Battle of Eternity Read more […]

November 2023 Album of the Month: Sadus – The Shadow Inside

One of those Bay Area bands who straddled the thrash with speed and death angle styles starting in the early ’80s, Sadus made a solid impression on the scene through albums such as Illusions, Swallowed Read more […]

Six Foot Six – Beggar’s Hill (Scarlet Records)

Third albums for most artists tend to be benchmark releases. Shedding influences to cut teeth into a sound more unique or original, especially in metal it’s hard to argue with the track record of major Read more […]

Trick Or Treat – A Creepy Night Live (Scarlet Records)

Together now for over twenty years with seven studio albums under their belts, it’s about time that Trick Or Treat captures a live record documenting the history of the band. A Creepy Night Live contains Read more […]

Satan’s Fall – On a Destructive Destination

Photo: Toni Salminen Probably paying homage to Mercyful Fate in moniker, Finnish act Satan’s Fall delivers a classic heavy/speed metal style chock full of addictive axe chords, pounding rhythm section Read more […]

Ektomorf – Vivid Black (AFM Records)

Parading their heavy style in the European metal scene for over three decades, Ektomorf continues to execute a modern, groove metal platform on this latest platter Vivid Black. Consistenty fighting race-related, Read more […]

Miara – Hungering Inside (Inverse Records)

Born during the pandemic in 2022, Italian act Miara appears from brother musicians Antonio Grillo (guitar) and Francesco (bass), an initial single “Ascending to Second Life” putting them on the map. Read more […]

Swansong – Awakening (Noble Demon)

Finnish melodic death metal is a staple in many aural diets – especially for numerous scribes at this site. Swansong comes onto our radar as a formation since 2020, issuing their Winter Maiden EP debut Read more […]

Hinayana – Beauty Within Aggression

Photo: Jackie Schutza Continually developing their brand of melodic death metal with modern and doom touches, Texas’ Hinayana arrive at a pinnacle moment in their career for the latest album Shatter Read more […]

Ershetu – Xibalba (Debemur Morti Productions)

Music with an authentic cultural direction is always of interest to these ears. Projects such as Blackbraid and Alien Weaponry are notable acts who have roots in their respective cultures, to which are Read more […]

Axenstar – Chapter VIII (Inner Wound Recordings)

Swedish power metal veterans Axenstar shifts back to their previous label Inner Wound Recordings who released Where Dreams Are Forgotten nine years ago for this eighth studio record Chapter VIII. Gaining Read more […]

Aggression – Frozen Aggressors (Massacre Records)

Ardent consumers of the 80’s underground scene may remember this Canadian act Aggression – who released a series of demos from 1985-86 leading to domestic label Banzai Records releasing the debut album Read more […]

Isiliel – Living for Tomorrow

Himari Tsukishiro has spent nearly a decade as an idol in Japan. She wasn’t one to dream about being an idol growing up, but came across it when mulling over what she wanted to do with her life. “I Read more […]

Nimrod – Legacy of the Dead (Metalapolis Records)

Back again as Nimrod after releasing their previous album from 2017 God of War and Chaos under the Nimrod B.C. namesake, Legacy of the Dead contains a mixture of musicians from the past as well as new Read more […]

Embrace Your Punishment – Made of Stone (Lacerated Enemy Records)

The combination of styles across heavy platforms has opened diverse styles that gain traction in the modern scene. Taking on elements of brutal death metal with groovy, hardcore aspects is Embrace Your Read more […]

Coven Japan – Earthlings (No Remorse Records)

Aware of the affinity for NWOBHM beyond its origins into many other pockets of the world, Coven Japan began in 2016 as a great marriage between that sound/influence along with Japanese rock, metal and Read more […]

A Dark Reborn – Circling the Last Echo

Always on the prowl for new artists at this site that explore our favorite genres, A Dark Reborn is melodic death metal band from Spain that also inject a mix of modern, pop, and alternative influences Read more […]

Isiliel – November 7, 2023 – PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA

Releasing her solo debut album as Isiliel earlier this year, Himari Tsukishiro has all but grown up in the Japanese alt-idol scene as part of Necronomidol and Bakuon Dolls Syndrome. She has been zipping Read more […]

Silverbones – Brethren of the Coast (Stormspell Records)

This Italian power/heavy metal act Silverbones started in 2013 from songwriter/bassist Andrea Franceschi. They’ve released a four-song demo the following year and Wild Waves album in 2016 yet they have Read more […]

Cryptosis – The Silent Call (Century Media)

High off the acclaimed debut album Bionic Swarm from 2021, Dutch progressive thrash metal trio Cryptosis feels the time is ripe for some more material to hit the streets as a warm-up to the second album Read more […]

Destructor – Blood, Bone, and Fire (Shadow Kingdom Records)

Ohio veterans Destructor still seem content to churn out a headbanging cocktail of power, thrashing heavy metal through this fifth full-length studio record Blood, Bone, and Fire. An active part of the Read more […]

Michael Catton – Testament to Talent

Finally venturing into a solo career after establishing himself as a premiere vocalist with the Danish heavy rock act Tainted Lady, singer Michael Catton surrounded himself with a great set of musicians Read more […]

Hitten – While Passion Lasts (High Roller Records)

On our radar screen for one of the current spotlight bands parading their heavy metal/melodic hard rock ways, Hitten has developed an impressive discography since arriving in 2011. Finally securing a permanent Read more […]

TRiDENT – Dream Up (松山制作委員会)

A three member band formed in 2016 (then as Girls Rock Band Kakumei), TRiDENT have been a Japanese act that skirts boundaries between rock and  metal, with some light dabbling into pop as well. Their Read more […]

Fellahin Fall – Urbana (Self-Released)

One of the biggest underrated gems of the gloomy gothic/doom scene, and no strangers to this site, are that of NY’s Fellahin Fall. Establishing themselves with a previous EP and the excellent Tar a-Kan Read more […]

Angra – Evolution in Cycles

Photo: Marco Hermes When it comes to developing a unique brand of melodic power/progressive metal, no one can dispute the impact of Angra on a global scale. Making a strong impact out of the gate through Read more […]

Silent Angel – Unyielding, Unrelenting (Rockshots Records)

International metal bands are commonplace today. The internet takes borders away, seeking out the best musicians from any part of the world. Take Silent Angel – a power / symphonic metal act that contains Read more […]

Hyperia – The Serpent’s Cycle (Self-Released)

In five short years, Canadian band Hyperia has released a solid discography from their initial Fish Creek Frenzy EP in 2019 through subsequent full lengths such as Insanitorium on Sliptrick Records in Read more […]