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Alien Ant Farm

Dream Theater 'Breaking The Fourth Wall...'

During my early adulthood, there were countless instances that would have an impact on my adult musical desires. A prime example of such a defining moment was my introduction to Riverside, California-born Hard Rock icons Alien Ant Farm. I soon found myself amid a disturbingly intense love affair. Now, nearly twenty years later, I find myself entirely immersed within their long-awaited reunion effort Always And Forever.Read More


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

I'll be the first to admit I'm a fan of Hard Rockers Extreme. While I am not certain what first piqued our interests, by the time I was as a Sophomore in high school, the bulk of the group's catalog wasin what can only be described as a 'heavy personal rotation'. Now, twenty-five very long years later, the group is poised to unleash a deluxe re-issue of their second effort Pornograffitti. Read More


Rise Of The Northstar 'Welcame'

In a period when the oft-maligned Metal and Rock genres are often being redefined, artists that once slipped from the 'limelight of yore' now find themselves the subject of much renewed interest. Sadly, many of these groups are still plagued via splintered line-ups and substandard releases. This is definitely not a concern with U.D.O. Releasing their latest masterpieces, the group is poised to kick our asses.Read More

New Interviews


Richie Kotzen

Jeff LaBar

When oft-embattled Glam Metal icons Poison added guitarist Richie Kotzen to their ranks, so many fans wondered what would come of such a less-than-obvious union. While it failed to match the successes of yore, it represented a period of new artistic growth. Recently, the axeman was kind enough to speak with us about the Billy Sheehan/Mike Portnoy-fueled super group The Winery Dogs and the 'Best Of' aggregations The Essential Richie Kotzen.Read More

Skid Row

Papa Roach

Having been born and raised amid the proverbial 'Golden Age' of Hair Metal, I bore witness to many legendary acts. However, it was these very groups that would facilitate their own gory demise. Amongst the few acts to survive were New Jersey-born veterans Skid Row. Recently, mainman Johnny Solinger was again kind enough to speak with us regarding the group's latest effort Rise Of The Damnation Army: United World Rebellion, Chapter Two.Read More





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



All That Remains


Sick and tired of never winning merch from your favorite artists and groups? Click here to enter our exclusive All That Remains The Order Of Things CD Giveaway! Helmed by Producer Josh Wilbur (Crowbar, Escape The Fate), The Order Of Things finds the quintet operating with a heightened sense of ferociousness. Jam-packed with an often staggering array of bloodthirsty wares, The Order Of Things is again seemingly guaranteed to leave die-hard 'metallers' begging for more.Read More



Sick and tired of never winning merch from your favorite artists and groups? Click here to also enter our exclusive Supralunar A New Hope CD/merch Giveaway! Fueled by vocalist/guitarist Petri Tuulik, the Stockholm, Sweden-born Supralunar offer a sound 'with one foot in the seventies'. Promising to improve upon the equally thunderous lament Unzip To Rock! (2012), A New Hope finds the rapidly burgeoning power trio again releasing one of the finest new 'Rock' releases of 2015. Read More


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