Rage – Unity

Rage – Unity

Wagner (vocals, bass), Victor Smolski (guitars, keyboards) and Mike Terrana (drums) of Rage return with their latest release, "Unity", and as usual defy pigeonholing...
Wolfcry – Power Within

Wolfcry – Power Within

Wolfcry is a Greek traditional power metal that most likely many fans of the genre have overlooked.  Fortunately, Black Lotus Records out of Greece...
Jezabel – Legiones Del Sur

Jezabel – Legiones Del Sur

Jezabel's second release is a powerful blast of Helloween / Gamma Ray inspired power metal.  Lead vocalist Leandro is a dead ringer for classic...
Empire – Hypnotica

Empire – Hypnotica

Rolf Munkes made sure he recruited some serious vocal firepower for his latest project EMPIRE.  "Hypnoitca" features Lance King (Balance Of Power) and Mark...
Kaminari - Kaminari

Kaminari – Kaminari

Germany's Kaminari recently sent us their 6-track self-titled CD and we were rather impressed with the high quality sound they were able to accomplish...

Sage – In Vain

The latest 5 song CD EP "In Vain" by Sage finds the band once again exploring non-traditional heavy metal instrumentation and structures within their...
Odes Of Ecstasy – Deceitful Melody

Odes Of Ecstasy – Deceitful Melody

Hauntingly beautiful in its darkness, Odes Of Ecstasy’s 2nd release “Deceitful Melody” is an exotic masterpiece of despair.  The Greek band’s 8 song, ambient...
Wastoid – Say Your Prayers

Wastoid – Say Your Prayers

Fortunately, Philadelphia's Wastoid is living in a 1983 music world and giving the middle finger to the 2003 establishment.   Steeped in the tradition of...
Sex Museum - Fly By Night

Sex Museum – Fly By Night

Sex Museum's 16-song 2-CD live release "Fly By Night" is a great introduction to the band for first time listeners.  Usually, I try to...

Melodic Rock Festival 5 – Part 2

While we hadn't traveled nearly as far as many of those in attendance at Melodic Rock Fest 5 (just one time zone and a...
The Gathering – Black Light District

The Gathering – Black Light District

The Gathering remains one of the most influential metal bands in the past decade.  Evolving from a male-fronted death metal band into an atmospheric...
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The Cult – Goodyear Theater – Akron, OH 5-12-2017

The Pure Rock Shop had been building up the excitement for our area’s only performance by The Cult on their North American tour in...