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Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter 'Outlive'

The histories of the Heavy Metal sub-genre 'class' mainly known as Christian Metal is often bursting with a truly huge amount of artists featuring message(s) are viewed as a pejorative by a broad cross-section of listeners. Although the audiovisual 'strains' of groups such as As I Lay Dying and Extol will continue to be held in the highest of regards, the proliferations of the genre as a whole remains polarizing. An ideal example of this is Metalcore/Nü-Metal-fueled icons Demon Hunter who have conclusively unleashed the oft-mighty, chart-topping gem Outlive, their latest--and arguably greatest--release to date.Read More

Falling In Reverse

Falling In Reverse 'Coming Home'

In general, much of the material at epicenter of the Blogosphere are often gravid with the use of terms of 'wonderment' like ground-breaking and revolutionary. Unfortunately for you, the increasingly-faithful reader, this often results in you being subjected to my adjective-riddled prattling in regards to Anthrax, Dream Theater and, notably Quiet Riot. Thus, once we'd been approached about the hugely-anticipated Coming Home, the newest high-octane offering(s) from the Las Vegas, Nevada Post-Hardcore and Metalcore artiste Falling In Reverse, I was of course only more than happy to once again overindulge.Read More

Phantasm

The Phantasm Collection When I was first introduced to the Phantasm chain via Phantasm II, (1988), I'd swiftly become entirely de-voted to each of the hit Angus Scrimm/Reggie Bannister-led Horror feasts. Fully 'jam-packed' with a dizzying array of mid-to-late 1980's hallmarks and armed with a truly unprecedented focal point on the arguably unconventional cast and story line, the Don Coscarelli film deviation appeared destined for greatness. Now, nearly thirty (!) years after my terrifying inaugural experience, I've found myself partaking in the all new The Phantasm Collection Blu-Ray sets.Read More

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House Of Lords

House Of Lords

As a notoriously fervent, ADHD-addled practitioner of Heavy Metal, my tastes have matured. Gone, for the most part, at least, are the simpler melodies of my bloom. Nevertheless, I have continued to find myself fascinated with an array of groups I have discovered during my often adventure-filled experiences as a music 'journalist'. An ideal example of this overly enthusiastic enamoring is my unwavering fondness of long-running Hard Rock masters House Of Lords and their de novo tour de force Saint Of The Lost Souls.Read More

Jack Russell's Great White

Jack Russell's Great White

As a consummate fan of the Hard Rock genre, I've often found myself dallying within the Glam/Hair Metal sub-genre. While my initial flirtations were focused on the offerings of Guns 'n' Roses and Poison, an 'addiction' to RIP magazine ultimately led to my discovery of Great White and the multi-Platinum ...Twice Shy (1989). Recently, namesake Jack Russell was kind enough to speak with us regarding, among many other things, the release of He Saw It Comin', the full-length debut from Jack Russell's Great White.Read More

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Accept

Accept 'Balls To The Wall'

Just when it seemed if 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 advancing obsession with new The Black Crowes, Carcass and Unisonic vinyl treatments not withstanding, the impact(s) of such releases have typically been outpacing so many 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

Unisonic

Unisonic 'Light Of Dawn'

As a truly dedicated fan of Power Metal icons Helloween, I have devoted hours of my misspent youth to the collecting of the improbably long-running group's occasionally sprawling lineage. Among the 'related' releases I was fortunate to acquire was the mighty Light Of Dawn (2014) from the Michael Kiske/Kai Hansen-fueled Unisonic. Jam-packed with an array of soon-to-be fan favorites "Blood", "Manhunter" and "Judgement Day", the quintet arose to the heights of international recognition on the cusp of the highly-anticipated new-meets-old Helloween reunion.Read More

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Maxxxwell Carlisle

Maxxxwell Carlisle

I'll be the the first to admit my life-long affliction for shred guitarists. Although the 'collective catalogs' of Joe Satriani and Steve Vai had once left me fully enthralled, I did ultimately find myself in search of something entirely different. Thus, when I was initially introduced to Maxxxwell Carlisle, I instantly became an oft-dedicated purveyor of his overtly distinctive tonalities in groups as diverse as departed Anthrax front man Neil Turbin's ever-morphing Thrash Metal venture Deathriders and the newly re-activated Hellion.Hear More

Raptor Command

Raptor Command

Let's face it, folks; when the 'typically tumultuous' realms best known as the Heavy Metal and Outer Space collide, the cumulative end result(s) are often disastrous. Even with the inescapable presences of full-fledged classics such as the Ayreon Metal Opera 01011001, the great majority of listeners remained unimpressed. As a result, you can only imagine our anticipation with the release of "Elon: Champion For Humanity", the debut single from Raptor Command, the Heavy Metal tribute to Space X and Elon Musk.Hear More

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Even H1 Headphones

Even H1 Headphones

As a 'Metalhead' who also happens to be a passionate husband and father, having the abilitiy to experience music without disturbing everyone I care for. Once we were approached regarding Even H1 Headphones, our 'universe' was forever changed for the better as we began experiencing their unique EarPrint technology. As a you can only imagine, we were only more than happy to share our auditory realization with our readers as part of our new and improved GeekTech feature focusing on hardware, software and practically everything in betwixt.Read More

Etymotic ER•20®XS Earplugs

Etymotic ER•20®XS Earplugs

As someone who often finds himself a mere inches away from the amplified stages of Rock and/or Metal, hearing protection has become consequential. Although I've been afforded countless opportunities to 'test drive' numerous new products, nothing has compared to the result(s) we'd acheived with the Etymotic ER•20®XS Earplugs. Since that moment, my hearing (and, as a result, my sanities and the quality of my oft-beloved home life) have been fully preserved without diminishing my ability to enjoy the fabled in-concert experience in all its glory.Read More

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Adrenaline Mob

Adrenaline Mob 'We The People'

Sick and tired of never winning merch from your favorite artists and groups? Click here to enter our 'W.I.A.Y.C.B.I.' Adrenaline Mob We The People CD Giveaway! Featuring vocalist Russel Allen (Symphony X) and Tred/Sonic Stomp axemaster Mike Orlando, the pure Super Group delivers a thought-provoking, politically-charged variation of the classic Heavy Metal formula. Easily their most thoroughly satisfying effort to date, the mighty We The People is truly destined to quickly re-ascend the group to the dizzying height of world-wide adulation.Read More

Iced Earth

Iced Earth 'Incorruptible'

Sick and tired of never winning merch from your favorite artists and groups? Click here to enter our 'W.I.A.Y.C.B.I.' Iced Earth Incorruptible CD/Merch Giveaway! The descendant of the oft- acclaimed opus Plagues Of Babylon (2012), Incorruptible finds the group abandoning their penchant for conceptual story lines in favor of ten unrelated tracks that re-explore their now trademark aesthetics. Fortified throughout by the frenetic debuts of lead guitarist Jake Dreyer, Incorruptible is an absolute 'sine qua non' for all canonical Iced Earth connoisseurs.Read More

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