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Dream Theater

Dream Theater 'Breaking The Fourth Wall...'

As a disturbingly dedicated fan of all things Dream Theater related, there was a time when I'd entirely ignored them all. group. However, with the release of the woefully-underrated gem Train Of Thought (2003), my aversion for their wizardries eroded. Now, with the release of Breaking The Fourth Wall: Live From The Boston Opera House, I find myself 'enraptured'.Read More

Papa Roach

Papa Roach 'F.E.A.R.'

When the sub-genre Rap Metal had at long last arisen to a level of prominence in the mid and late '90's, many felt the overall commercial impact of these artists and groups would be 'minimal'. Thus, when Papa Roach unleashed their major label debut Infest (2000), the resulting tidal wave of success was indeed nothing short of extraordinary. Now, fifteen (!) years later, the group has once again returned.Read More

Rise Of The Northstar

Rise Of The Northstar 'Welcame' When the 'Big 4' issued their then oft revolutionous wares, it seems unlikely that they would've foretold the true impacts they'd have on their genre(s). However, despite following in their footsteps, the results haven't always been too terribly imaginative. Fortunately for all parties involved, the Japanese Magna-themed 'moshers' Rise Of The Northstar have offered an alternative with the release of the searing Welcame.Read More

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Jeff LaBar

Jeff LaBar

Ask anyone who truly knows me and they'll tell you I've been a life-long fan of Glam Metal. As a result, I've often found myself entirely so enthralled with the output of Philadelphia-born legends Cinderella. Not surprisingly, when lead guitarist Jeff LaBar finally released his truly long-overdue solo debut One For The Road (2014), the final result(s) of his truly more than considerable efforts are, as one should easily conclude, nothing short of extraordinary.Read More

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

I'll be the first to admit that I enjoy well-executed Nü-Metal. In fact, for as long as I can remember, I've had a genuine and sincere appreciation for acts such as oft-tragedy-prone Texans Drowning Pool and overexposed ('Headstrong') icons Trapt. Needless to say, when we were initially approached in regards to F.E.A.R. from improbably long-running Vacaville, California-born Papa Roach, we were once again only more than happy to indulge on their wares.Read More

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Exotype

Exotype

Let's face it folks; when the 'typically tumultuous' realms best known as the Heavy Metal and Sci-Fi/Horror genres collide, the cumulative end results are often highly disastrous. Even with the presence of full-fledged classics such as the Fear Factory classic Soul Of A New Machine, the vast majority of listeners remained unimpressed. As a result, you can only imagine our absolute excitement with Exotype and their stunning full-length release.Hear More

Maxxxwell Carlisle

Maxxxwell Carlisle

The Urban Dictionary best defines a nuts-winger as 'someone who follows ever move they make'. Although such a description may lack in originality, it does indeed accurately summarizes my feelings about notoriously muscle-bound shredder Maxxxwell Carlisle. In fact, for as long as I can remember, I’ve been a disturbingly-dedicated fan of his distinctive, shred-laden tonalities in groups as diverse as the Neil Turbin's Deathriders and Hellion.Hear More

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HIM

HIM

Sick and tired of never winning merch from your favorite artists and groups? Click here to win our HIM deluxe re-issue Giveaway! Deftly re-assembling (and re-mastering) four of their most iconic and successful earliest sonic efforts (Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666, Razorblade Romance, Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights and Love Metal), these deluxe, bonus-laden re-issues are guaranteed to leave all but the most die-hard of HIM completists hopelessly begging for more. Read More

U.D.O.

U.D.O.

Sick and tired of never winning merch from your favorite artists and groups? Click here to also win our new U.D.O. Decadent CD Giveaway! Once again co-Produced by bassist extraordinaire Fitty Wienhold, Decadent finds the notoriously diminutive, rasp-throated former Accept frontman tirelessly delivering slab after slab of classic Heavy Metal. Now on the cusp of true critical and commercial greatness, Decadent is truly one of the finest 'all new' Heavy Metal releases in recent memory. Read More

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