Sabaton’s new Nuclear Blast-released album, The Great War, manages to deliver as an intriguing and well-composed record that will surely delight battle-hardened fans in the UK and beyond, even if it is guilty of, at times, playing it safe.
Niki Flynn catches up with visionary guitarist, vocalist and frontman Deron Miller about CKY, Foreign Objects, horror movies, and his rad new project, 96 Bitter Beings.
Camp Pain, the debut record from 96 Bitter Beings, out via Distant Recordings, is a great record for old fans of CKY or anyone into complex riffage and thought-provoking lyrics layered over a deliciously crisp mix of instrumentation.
German stadium rock upstarts Kissin’ Dynamite were recently on tour in the UK supporting the mighty Powerwolf – we caught up with drummer and main lyricist Andi Schnitzer to chat about touring, working with Udo, and rock n’ roll heroes.
Powerwolf brought the metal to the masses at Bristol SWX for yet another sold-out show of their “Sacrament of Sin Tour,” with ear-shattering support from stadium rockers Kissin’ Dynamite and Swedish metal band Amaranthe!
Older, Fatter, Still the Greatest Ever – Live at Brixton perfectly captures the buzz and atmosphere at a Bowling for Soup show. It is a great introduction to the partying pop-punk band, reaffirming that they have no plans to slow down just yet.
With critically acclaimed compilation Decades released on March 9th this year, Nightwish are on the final dates of the…
Sabaton inductees need look no further than Carolus Rex – this is the album that encapsulates the band’s unique style and sensitive subject matter, whilst still delivering a full-length that maintains consistency after six years.
A unique entry in Seventh Wonder’s catalog, Tiara may be a more accessible release, and thus an easy way to hook in new fans, but veterans of their progressive metal tradition will surely like this as well. Out now on Frontiers Music.
Overall, whilst some songs are a hit, Antartarctica, Evil Scarecrow’s fourth album, is an exceptionally uneven release, with some tracks bordering on unlistenable.
The whole of Steelfactory is a thrill ride almost from start to finish, clean cut and well-oiled – just like a steel factory should be. UDO’s new record drops via AFM Records.
Dee Snider’s first metal album is a lot of fun. Thought there are hard-hitting tracks and classic Dee vocals, overall it falls a little short of the mark.
Whilst this album does not quite hit an all-time high throughout, The Sacrament of Sin is still an enjoyable release from the German werewolves in Powerwolf. Out now on Napalm Records.