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Angel

Angel 'The Casablanca Years' Amid the 1970's, scant Hard Rock acts epitomized the anti-thesis of the species itself than Glam Rock maestros Angel. Discovered by Gene Simmons (KISS), they released their full-length debut in 1975 and followed with Helluva Band (1976), On Earth As It Is In Heaven in 1977. White Hot (1978) and Sinful in 1979 would be their final studio efforts. Imploding shortly after the issuance of Live Without A Net (1980), they left a legion of fans hopelessly begging for it. Fortunately, Universal Music has at long last unleashed the oft-mighty The Casablanca Years, a seven disc Box Set of their full 'duration'.Read More

Dark Sarah

Dark Sarah 'The Golden Moth'

Once I'd 'found' Cinematic Metal, I embraced all of such suggested acts. Embarking upon a novitiate trek, I truly failed at experiencing a full cross-section of what the genre offers. Accordingly, you can imagine my excitement with Dark Sarah. Fueled by ex-Amberian Dawn signal Heidi Parviainen, they released Behind The Black Veil in 2015. With the group returning with a bloodthirsty vengeance courtesy of the brilliant The Golden Moth (2018), the final chapter in their already much-celebrated trilogy, the question that remains unanswered is are you really ready for the musical adventure of our lifetime?Read More

Rise Of The Northstar

Rise Of The Northstar 'The Legend Of Shi' As a 'true' Heavy Metal aficionado with a significant interest in Asia, I have often found comfort in artists such as Abigail, Dir En Gray and Sigh. Fortunately, my tastes have since expanded, with me becoming much more conscious of the offerings from our Far East brethren. A prime example of an act that openly embraces their culture is Paris, France-born Rise Of The Northstar. Emerging via the Nuclear Blast Records-issued Welcame (2014), they now unleash the highly-anticipated The Legend Of Shi, with the quintet appearing destined for the bona fide commercial breakthrough they so rightfully deserve.Read More

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Fifth Angel

Fifth Angel

When Heavy Metal eidolon Fifth Angel disbanded following the release of their second effort Time Will Tell (1989), the thought of a reunion appeared unlikely. However, after a series of well-received tour dates, they began recording what would soon become The Third Secret (2018). Recently, acclaimed 'skinsman' Ken Mary was again cordial enough to convey with us regarding, among many other things, guitarist Kendall Bechtel becoming the group's lead vocalist and the long-overdue arrival of axemaestro Ed Archer.Read More

Impellitteri

Impellitteri

When discussing the realms of 'shred' guitarists, many have found comfort in the lightning-fast wizardry of Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen. Despite this, others have searched for an alternative to the choices of yore. Among the most crucial is Chris Impellitteri. Releasing a self-titled EP (1987) and the Graham Bonnet-led gem Stand In Line (1988), the group quickly earned a reputation as a true creative force. Now, with the issuance of The Nature Of The Beast at last upon us, they're poised for world-wide success.Read More

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Accept

Accept 'Balls To The Wall' Re-Issue

Just when it appeared my increasingly-damaged psyche had been graced with every noteworthy variation of the 'tried and true' Vinyl Re-Issue formulation, a release that actually piqués my interest emerges. My lingering obsessions with the singularly ingenious Black Crowes and Krokus deluxe vinyl treatments not fully withstanding, the impacts of such artists have typically fallen well short of their expectation(s). Not surprisingly, you can only imagine our true satisfaction with the Back On Black Records re-issue of the classic Accept tour de force Balls To The Wall.Read More

Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson ' Soloworks 1990 - 2005'

When iconic Iron Maiden 'air raid siren' Bruce Dickinson unleashed Tattooed Millionaire in 1990, the notoriously un-Maiden-esque effort left countless fans questioning it's slick Hard Rock tonality. However, armed with a deftly-executed rendition of the David Bowie warhorse 'All The Young Dudes' and an airtight Production, it would eventually yield four Top 40 (UK) singles. Accordingly, with the release of Solo Works 1990 - 2005 (2017), the vinyl box set chronicling his solo career, all but the most truly pessimistic of listeners will find themselves re-visiting the past.Read More

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Adrian Galysh

Adrian Galysh

I'll be the the first to admit my life-long love of instrumental guitarists. Although the 'collective catalogs' of Joe Satriani and Steve Vai once left me enthralled, I ultimately found myself searching for a fresher alternative. Accordingly, when I was introduced to Adrian Galysh, I became a truly dedicated fanatic of his uniquely distinctive tonalities. Now, with the release of Venusian Sunrise20th Anniversary Edition, Galysh has once again reasserted his rightful place amid the often overlooked Instrumental Prog Rock genre.Hear More

Gruesome

Gruesome

Let's face it, folks; within the 'typically tumultuous' realms best known as the Death Metal genre(s), few groups have captured the essence of another artist. Even with the presence of acts such as Incantation spawning a true myriad of followers, few would ever succeed. As a result, you can only imagine our zest for the highly-anticipated release of the mighty Twisted Prayers, the second full-length effort from the Chuck Schulinder (Death Scream Bloody Gore, Spiritual Healing), Matt Harvey-voltaic icons Gruesome.Hear More

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 JBL Charge 3 Blue-Tooth Speaker

JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth Speaker

As someone who often finds himself a mere inches away from the amplified stages of Rock and Heavy Metal, my hearing has become rather damaged. The end result? The speakers I utilize during my 'insanely busy' life need to deliver the goods. Although I've been afforded opportunities to test drive numerous new products, nothing has compared to the result(s) I've achieved with the JBL Charge 3 Blue tooth Speaker have been nothing short of extraordinary. Now, my ability to Rock Out has been fully restored without lessening my enjoyment level.Read More

Sony MDR-7520 Headphones

Sony MDR-7520 Headphones

As a 'Metalhead' who also happens to be a passionate husband and father, having the ability to experience music without disturbing everyone I care for has always been a serious concern. Thus, once we discovered the mighty Sony MDR-7520 Headphones, many of my worries were soon quelled. As a you can only imagine, we were only more than happy to share our newest auditory realization(s) with our readers as part of our vastly improved GeekTech feature newly focused on hardware, software and nearly everything else Geek and Geek-related.Read More

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Ace Frehley

Ace Frehley 'Spaceman'

Sick and tired of never winning merch from your favorite artists and groups? Click here to enter our exclusive new Ace Frehley Spaceman Giveaways! Representing both a new chapter and 'full-circle' moment for the embattled ex-KISS axe-man, the singles 'Bronx Boy' and 'Rockin' With The Boys' find the suddenly prolific Frehley surging ahead with a pure avalanche of momentum. The long-awaited follow-up to his comeback Space Invader (2014), the oft-mighty Spaceman is an absolute must-have for any genuine and sincere Frehley devotee. Read More

Ethernity

Ethernity 'The Human Race Extinction'

Sick and tired of never winning merch from your favorite artists and groups? Click here to enter our exclusive--and all-new--Ethernity The Human Race Extinction Giveaway! Fueled via the multi-octave Julie Colin, The Human Race Extinction was aptly Mixed and Mastered by the acclaimed Simone Mularoni (DGM). Best described as an immense statement of artistic development, The Human Race Extinction is undoubtedly the group's most potent studio release to date, making it the auditory 'fix' everyone has been so impatiently waiting for. Read More

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