ALBUM REVIEW: While She Sleeps – Sleeps Society


While it may be OK to not be OK, as the main refrain of the thumping anthemic opener ‘Enlightenment?’ insists (and while it absolutely is, we still have much work to do as a collective mass to support each other), Sleeps Society (Sleeps Brothers, in assoc. with Search & Destroy, Spinefarm, UNFD, Universal) takes a step and seeks to provide a place, a community packed with a kinship of like-minded souls who will be there with and for each other. It would be easy for the Sleeps Society (a Patreon-based family) to be empty words and hollow platitudes, but there is integrity to the missives that are as important to the overall point of While She Sleeps in 2021 as the songs. Continue reading


EP REVIEW: High Command – Everlasting Torment


Formed in Worcester, Massachusetts in 2016, five-piece thrash outfit High Command follow up their 2017 debut full length Beyond the Wall of Desolation with digitally released single Everlasting Torment(both Southern Lord).Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Death Dealer – Conquered Lands


Former Manowar guitarist Ross the Boss returns with all guns blazing on Conquered Lands (Steel Cartel), the third full-length release from his subtly named Death Dealer project. In a gloriously predictable manner, the riffs come thick and fast as gods, blood, battles and all other true metal necessities rain down like exploding magma from the skies.

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Listen to Die Krupps and Ross the Boss Team-Up For For New Cover of “No More Heroes” Single


Industrial metal kings Die Krupps and Heavy Metal legend Ross The Boss Friedman, famous from his stints in Manowar, The Dictators, and his solo career have teamed up for a new single, out now via Cleopatra Records. “No More Heroes” is a cover of the 1977 track from The Stranglers, which The Dictators supported on their No More Heroes UK tour. The song, which name-checks several recently passed historical figures, is a fitting tribute to the also recently passed Stranglers keyboardist Dave Greenfield, one of the last heroes of British rock, who died in May of this year from complications related to COVID-19. The single will be featured on a forthcoming full-length effort from Die Krupps to be released in 2021, so jam it out now!

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Mike Portnoy, Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Ray Luzier, John Moyer, and More to Raise Money for The David Z Foundation Livestream Tonight


Stars from across Rock and Metal will join together on a livestream to raise money tonight on the David Z Foundation Livestream. David Z (David Zablidowsky) was the brilliant metal and progressive rock musician best known for his work in bands such as Adrenaline Mob, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and ZO2, died three years ago on July 17th, 2017 when a tractor-trailer collided with Adrenaline Mob’s tour bus. Check out the updated poster from Mike Portnoy’s tweet below. You can donate at the GoFundM link below and watch the live stream including artists ranging from Mike Portnoy, Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Ray Luzier (Korn), John Moyer (Disturbed) Rikki Rockett, Don Dokken, Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Scott Soto, Carmine Appice, Eddie Trunk, Marco Mendoza, Joel Hoekstra, Tiffany, John Pooper, Alex Skolnik, Charlie Benante, Dug Pinnick, Ra Diaz and more! Continue reading


Let Us Prey shares New Video For “The Saint of Killers” ft. Oli Herbert (RIP)


Let Us Prey has shared a new music video and single for “The Saint of Killers” from their upcoming album, Virtues of the Vicious, due out July 24th on M-Theory Audio. Led by Marc Lopes, best known as the frontman of Manowar/The Dictators co-founder Ross Friedman’s group Ross The Boss the track “The Saint of Killers” featuring a guest solo from Oli Herbert (RIP).Watch the clip now! Continue reading


Let Us Prey shares New Video for “Halo Crown” ft. Jonathan Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall)


Let Us Prey has shared a new music video and single from their upcoming album, Virtues of the Vicious, due out July 24th on M-Theory Audio. Marc Lopes, best known as the frontman of Manowar/The Dictators co-founder Ross Friedman’s group Ross The Boss. The blistering track ‘Halo Crown’ features shredder Jonathan Donais (Anthrax/Shadows Fall). Watch the clip now! Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Burning Witches – Dance With The Devil


Formed only five years ago, Swiss act Burning Witches are already set to release album number three. Their first full-length record since the departure of original singer Seraina Telli in June last year, Dance with the Devil (Nuclear Blast) features her replacement Laura Guldemond on vocal duties and the five-piece haven’t missed a beat.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Ross The Boss – Born Of Fire


Telling you all you need to know in one gaudy technicolour piece of cover art, the new album by metal legend Ross the Boss features chains, fire, exploding rocks, a semi-naked woman and a giant winged demon. In fact, the only missing items required for a True Metal Bingo are muscular warrior types and a giant eagle.Continue reading


K.K. Downing (ex-Judas Priest) Performs For the Frist Time In Nearly 10 Years


K.K. Downinghas been very vocal in the press about his disappointment of not being invited to rejoin Judas Priest after he left in 2011, and following Glenn Tipton’s battle with Parkinson’s disease. All of that fell aways yesterday as K.K joined Ross The Boss on stage at Bloodstock Open Air for a run-through of Priest classics! Watch the fan-filmed video below! Continue reading