Tag: Iron Maiden

Review: “In Absence” by Cathartic Demise

Embellished with cover art by Ioannis Vassilopoulas, the debut full length album from Kitchener, Ontario Progressive Thrash Metal quartet Cathartic Demise is the culmination of five years of working on their craft. Formed in 2017 by high school friends Angus Pike (drums) and Bennett Smith (guitar, vocals) who were joined by bassist Aaron Tanner and

NEWS: Wilderun reimagine “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son”!

Taking an Iron Maiden classic and putting your own spin on it is a risky business but as Boston quintet Wilderun prove with their rendition of “Seventh Son  Of A Seventh Son”, it can also be one worth taking. Having re-released their third album “Veil Of Imagination” via Century Media Records last summer, they’ve stunned us with material both beautiful and fiery. “I

Riff Police! Pull Over! #142: Judas Priest Vs Gamma Ray!

Arguably the album that kick started the Metal glory days in the 1980’s was “British Steel” by Judas Priest, with huge singles “Living After Midnight” and “Breaking The Law“. Recorded at Tittenhurst Park, the home of former Beatle drummer Ringo Starr, it remains one of just three of their albums to be played live in

Review: “Self Titled” by Angelus Apatrida

Formed at the turn of the century in Albacete, Spain, Angelus Apatrida are a Thrash quartet who have enjoyed sustained international recognition since their 2006 debut “Evil Unleashed” and have never looked back, inking a deal with their current label home Century Media in 2009. So in an era of Thrash resurgence with bands like

Riff Police! Pull Over! #139: Iron Maiden Vs Papa Roach!

What do English Heavy Metal Royalty Iron Maiden and Papa Roach have in common? On the face of it absolutely nothing. But if you take the riff from 1:46 of “Genghis Khan“, one of two instrumentals written by the hand of guitarist Steve Harris from their 1981 sophomore album “Killers” and strip it to the

Bootleg: Soul Dragger take on Iron Maiden!

Having already set the bar high with covers of songs by Lamb Of God and Slayer, Italian Thrash n’ Heavy act from Rome Soul Dragger have returned to the rehearsal space for a rendition of “The Wickerman” by Iron Maiden with only drummer Flavio “Imperatore” Leone in an actual studio. Probably not the future the

Review: “Iced Earth” by Iced Earth (30th Anniversary Edition)

Back in August 1990, Iced Earth entered Morrisound Studios to record their debut self titled album with producer Tom Morris in Tampa Florida. The studio had been around since 1980 and during the years that surround this very album, it was where bands like Cannibal Corpse, Death, Decide, Exhorder, Morbid Angel to name but a

Vs. Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Wasted Years.

When guitarist Marc Rizzo left Ill Nino and joined Soulfly, his importance in both groups was seen almost immediately. The effect on his former band was that they lost a virtuoso performer who was full of stunning and imaginative ideas, leaving their future work sounding pretty flat and ordinary in comparison to their earlier material.

Riff Police! Pull Over! #126: Riot Vs Iron Maiden!

Origninally formed in 1975 as Riot and then rebranding as Riot V with Todd Michael Hall as their fifth official vocalist and none of the original line up; bassist Don Van Stavern has been in the band since 1986 as the oldest representative with guitarist Mike Flyntz three years behind having joined in 1989. Original

Review: “Surrender” by Dead Lord

Whats in a name? Vocalist and guitarist Hakim Crimea chose the name Dead Lord for his band, not because it can be translated as “Dead God” but simply because it sounds cool. As an atheist who writes lyrics about everyday experiences including politics, religion and racism, he claims “to sing about Satan would be just