REVIEW: Dragonforce and Lovebites: Live at Manchester Academy 2

 

When thinking of the power metal scene in general, you would be forgiven for not necessarily considering Britain an institution of it. Considering that Germany has offered the worldwide scene the likes of Helloween and Blind Guardian, and Finnish groups such as Stratovarius and Sonata Arctica, it is unsurprising that power metal shows in the UK come few and far between, despite the country’s roots in the highly influential NWOBHM genre. Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Badgerfest 2019 Live at The Breadshed, Manchester

2019 see’s the third installment of what’s becoming an important event in the calendar for the discerning Heavy Metal connoisseur, BadgerFest. The brainchild of the undeniably hardest working man in the Manchester metal scene John Badger, If any qualification of that were needed, aside from it being reiterated by every band of the weekend, as well as their gratitude as to the smooth running, he’s also running the Drumming up Change in November whereby he’ll be playing the drums for the full sets of all ten bands. There’s hard-working and then there’s John Badger. Continue reading

REVIEW: Gloryhammer – Beast In Black: Live at The Mill, Birmingham

Greeted with a queue that stretches the length of the entire street and beyond, the nearest many get to seeing Italian Dwarven Metal act Wind Rose is listening to them from outside. ‘The Breed of Durin’, ‘To Erebor’, and of course ‘Diggy Diggy Hole’ sound like they’re going down well, but it’s disappointing that a large percentage of the crowd has to miss most of their set. Continue reading

Cage Books Mini Tour of Europe, Album Reissues Incoming

 

Long runnig, SoCal Heavy metal band Cage have announced two new exciting releases and a European mini tour. Their fifth studio album has been remixed, remastered, and partially re-recorded to modern day standards, and is being called Science of Annihilation Re-Annihilated and the digipak will be released November 15, 2019 through Steel Cartel and features brand new cover art and two unreleased bonus tracks. Watch.a trailer below!

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Wolf To Release New Album “Feeding The Machine”, in 2020, Announces New Members

Swedish Heavy Metallers Wolf is back! Feeding The Machine released on Century Media Records on March 13, 2020, and will feature new band members Johan Koleberg on drums and Pontus Egberg on bass guitar. The album is being produced by WOLF’s Simon Johansson at SolnaSound Production and will be mixed by Fredrik Nordström of Studio Fredman. The artwork once again has been painted by legendary artist Thomas Holm (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate), will be shared soon with more album details.

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Rob Halford Drops New Single and Video, To Release New Holiday Album – “Celestial”

After Ghost Cult broke the news yesterday, Judas Priest legend Rob Halford confirmed he will release an all-new album, dubbed Celestial, credited to Rob Halford with Family and Friends, due out October 18th via Legacy Recordings. Halford will host an exclusive in-store event, signing CD or LP purchases of the album at FYE Arizona Mills at 2:00 P.M (in Tempe, Arizona). Details to follow closer to the event. The album will also be available for pre-order on Rob’s artist store – with exclusive merchandise and a limited, autographed metallic-gold color version of the vinyl. Pre-order sales are live now at the link below. watch the video for ‘Donner and Blitzen’ now! Continue reading

Helloween Shares First Trailer For “United Alive” Album

As previously reported here, Helloween will release a new live album from the Pumpkins United Tour, United Alive on October 4th, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. The tour lasted for fourteen months and went all over the world, including metal festivals. Pre-orders are live as well for multiple formats! Watch the first trailer now! Continue reading