Tag: Iron Maiden

Exclusive Interview: DAO on “Worthless”!

Having skipped any thoughts of an EP to test the waters and released their debut full length “Worthless” on 27th September, Leeds natives DAO have given us tinnitus from listening to it in the best way. Far too loud. Seeing as they were kind enough to let us review the album before it landed everywhere

NEWS: Download Festival 2020 first line-up announcement!

Download: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Festival going masses. Their mission: to explore strange new Sounds. To seek out new Metal from new bands. To boldly go where no Metalhead has gone before! It might be 11 months away but the organizers of Download Festival have announced a first wave of

Review: “Smoke And Mirrors” by The Colony

Returning with their fourth studio album “Smoke And Mirrors” are Glaswegian 5 piece Metal act The Colony. They’ve been around the Eastern European touring circuit since their 2011 debut having been a band since 2006, clocking up festival appearances in as far flung places as Romania. All of which means they can’t have been inspired

Review: “Siren” by Blackstar Halo

Blackstar Halo released their debut album “Illuminated” in 2010, having been together under a different name for a decade. The album was pre-released nationwide in then prominent film rental chain ”Filmtown” along with a music video for the title track made by Energia productions and Obscure entertainment who created Star Wreck and Iron Sky. Fast

Review: “Tales of the Fallen Empires” by Mythos

Mythos is a Metalcore meets Groove band from Egypt formed in 2011 by Guitarist Amr El Gendy and Vocalist Ahmed “Psycho” Hassan. After a 5 year hiatus between 2011 and 2016, the band returned and released their first EP entitled “Eternal Rage” in 2017 and their first full studio album entitled “Tales of the Fallen

Review: “Neon Devil” by Doc Hammer

San Diego Hardcore Punks Doc Hammer have returned with “Neon Devil”, 12 songs to inspire some serious drinking! The opening 10 seconds of it might make you think you’re listening to a classic rock release from Aerosmith or something before it bursts into life like a Motorcycle hitting the freeway and letting the throttle out.

Live Review: Faces of Eve w/Values & Weaponry @ Facebar Reading

We’ve promoted this show, the last of the Weaponry August run and the middle one of trio of co-headlining shows for Faces of Eve and Values about as much as we could have in advance of tonight. The Facebar in Reading is where it’s at and it should need no introductions so without further ado and

Riff Police! Pull Over! #68: Mercyful Fate Vs Iron Maiden!

Danish Heavy Metallers Mercyful Fate formed in Copenhagen in 1981 with influences in Progressive and Hard Rock as well as Black Metal. Their 1983 debut album “Melissa” was recorded and mixed at Easy Sounds Studios in Copenhagen with producer and studio owner Henrik Lund in just 12 days, with the band arranging and rehearsing the

Riff Police! Pull Over! #66: Hammerhands Vs Metallica!

It has to be said. There are people out there who absolutely despise “The Black Album” from Metallica. They see it as the beginning of the end. They say it’s not “Master Of Puppets” and frankly they’re right. But one person who stands by the album is Slayer guitarist Kerry King. Back in 2016, he

Review: “Necessary Evil” EP by 25th Mission

There is a lot of talent in Long Island New York. Retro Metal quartet 25th Mission who have a love for Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and Metallica up to and including “And Justice For All” are comprised of drummer James Baldasano, bassist Vinney Carollo, guitarist Pat Picarsic and vocalist Mikey Deyhley. Having started out