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Mandora

Mandora is an Australian-based project fronted by lead vocalist Katrina Bray (who is from New Zealand).  Citing influences that include Skunk Anansie, Lacuna Coil,...
Malstrom – Obligated by Obscurity

Malstrom – Obligated by Obscurity

Punishing metal from New York, Malstrom has a power thrashing sound that recalls bands such as Nuclear Assault and Kreator.  "Obligated by Obscurity" contains...
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS – On Fire

Spiritual Beggars – On Fire

Michael Amott is one busy man this year.  After his other band Arch Enemy triumphed throughout the world supporting "Wages Of Sin", Amott returns...
Power Quest - Wings Of Forever

Power Quest – Wings Of Forever

Melodic power metal from Britain, Power Quest (along with countrymates Shadow Keep) are breaking down the walls for English melodic / symphonic metal bands. ...
Last Tribe - The Uncrowned

Last Tribe – The Uncrowned

"The Uncrowned" by Last Tribe mixes a variety of metal sub-genres from power to progressive.  Vocalist Rickard Bengtsson calls to mind Blaze Bayley with...
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Rock the Arena II – U.T. Savage Arena – Toledo, OH

The Rock the Arena event in Toledo, Ohio at the Savage Arena, may be the University of Toledo’s way of encouraging alumni to visit the...
The Dogma – Symphonies Of Love And Hate

The Dogma – Symphonies Of Love And Hate

Italy's symphonic power metal group The Dogma is one of the best releases we have ever received from Europe.  Even more impressive is the...
Valkija – Avengers Of Steel

Valkija – Avengers Of Steel

Valkija's  "Avengers Of Steel" is an album that recalls the past glories of Zed Yago, Velvet Viper and early Chastain and early Warlock.Lead vocalist...

Usurper – Cryptobeast

Typically, bands like Usurper have not been my preferred listening over the years.  However when "Twilight Dominion" was released in 2003 and I put...
Overkill - Wrecking Everything Live

Overkill – Wrecking Everything Live

Recorded live in Asbury Park NJ, on March 23rd 2002 at the Paramount Theatre, Overkill demonstrates that after 20 years they still have the...
Hollywood Rocks - Compilation

Hollywood Rocks – Compilation

As Deadline / Cleopatra Records prepares to release a 4 CD set paying tribute to the bands of the L.A. strip, ahead of it...
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Geoff Tate, Diesel 2-22-2017

From the moment he took the stage wearing a tie and vest and holding a tamborine, you knew it was going to be a...