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Anthrax

Anthrax 'Kings Among Scotland' DVD Amid the lineage of Thrash Metal few groups have endured the loss of a lead vocalist with their stature or sanities. This was most definitely the case with New York City-born icons Anthrax. After the ousting of front-man Joey Belladonna in 1992, the group released the Sound Of White Noise (1993) to widespread acclaim. However, the group ultimately would 'fully' reunite with Belladonna in 2005. Now, triumphantly returning with a vengeance courtesy of the blistering, sweat-soaked 'in-concert' retrospective Kings Among Scotland, the veteran quintet once again appears doubtlessly destined to forge onward.Read More

Dokken

Dokken 'Return To The East Live (2016)' DVD

As a 'long-time' Dokken devotee my admiration of the group began with the canticle -ish chart-topper that was the oft-mighty 'Dream Warriors' single issued on the A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) sound track. I soon found myself enthralled amid the release of the multi-Platinum Back For The Attack, with the group's untimely demise leaving me begging for mercy. Now, nearly a quarter of a century after their comeback Dysfunctional (1995), I once again find myself intrigued with the long-overdue jewel Return To The East Live (2016), the group's greatest audio-visual offerings yet.Read More

Stryper

Stryper 'God Damn Evil' It is true; certain artists do age far more exquisitely. While the usage of such a clichéd 'descriptive' may be oft-contrived, it remains appropriate when discussing Christian Metal icons Stryper. Having already survived a plethora of turmoils, they found themselves basking amid a true critical renaissance initiated by the release of the Kenny Lewis-Produced comeback Reborn (2005). Accordingly, when approached regarding coverage of their latest--and arguably greatest--auditory excursion(s) God Damn Evil, we were only more than happy to once again share our true feelings regarding the quasi-secular efforts.Read More

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Little Caesar

Little Caesar

As the '90's inevitably approached, the Heavy Metal genres found themselves in flux. With the emergence of Grunge, many artists were awash amid a sea of uncertainty. Among the most prominent examples was Los Angeles, California-born icons Little Caesar. Following the release of their self-titled debut and it's follow-up Influence (1992), the group splintered as the scene drastically morphed. Recently, vocalist Ron Young was kind enough to speak with us regarding their latest truly high-octane studio offerings 8 (2018).Read More

Monster Magnet

Monster Magnet

When my interest with Red Bank, New Jersey 'Stoner Rock' eidolons Monster Magnet was first piqued by their chart-topping, Platinum behemoth Powertrip (1998), I was soon hooked. Although I'll be the first to admit that much of their post-Monolithic Baby! (2004) catalog initially left me less than enthusiastic, 4-Way Diablo (2007) and Mastermind (2010) rekindled my interest in the group's Hawkwind-infused tonalities. Now, fifteen years later, I again find myself intrigued with the release of the often mighty Mindfucker.Read More

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Accept

Accept 'Balls To The Wall' Re-Issue

Just when it appeared 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 lingering obsessions with the singularly ingenious Black Crowes and Krokus deluxe vinyl treatments not fully withstanding, the impacts of such artists have typically fallen well short 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

Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson ' Soloworks 1990 - 2005'

When iconic Iron Maiden 'air raid siren' Bruce Dickinson unleashed Tattooed Millionaire in 1990, the notoriously un-Maiden-esque effort left countless fans questioning it's slick Hard Rock tonality. However, armed with a deftly-executed rendition of the David Bowie warhorse 'All The Young Dudes' and an airtight Production, it would eventually yield four Top 40 (UK) singles. Accordingly, with the release of Solo Works 1990 - 2005 (2017), the vinyl box set chronicling his solo career, all but the most truly pessimistic of listeners will find themselves re-visiting the past.Read More

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Jeff Scott Soto

Jeff Scott Soto

I'll be the the first to admit my life-long love for Melodic Hard Rock. Although the 'collective catalogs' of Boston and Journey once left me fully enthralled, I did ultimately find myself searching for a fresher alternative. Accordingly, when I was introduced to vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, I became a wholly dedicated fan of his uniquely distinctive tonalities in groups as diverse as the Mike Portnoy-fueled Prog 'Super Group' Sons Of Apollo, Swedish AOR goliaths Talisman and truly blistering axe-master Yngwie Malmsteen.Hear More

The Letter Black

The Letter Black

Let's face it, folks; when the 'typically tumultuous' realms best known as the Heavy Metal and Christianity co-exist, the cumulative end result(s) are often disastrous. Even with the inescapable presences of full-fledged classics such as the P.O.D. Nü-metal jewel Satellite, (2001), many listeners remained quite unimpressed. As a result, you can only imagine our anticipation with the release of 'Last Day That I Cared', the debut single from Pain, the fourth full-length effort from Pennsylvania-born icons The Letter Black.Hear More

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 JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth Speaker

JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth Speaker

As someone who often finds himself a mere inches away from the amplified stages of Rock and Heavy Metal, my hearing has become rather damaged. The end result? The speakers I utilize during my 'insanely busy' life need to deliver the goods. Although I've been afforded opportunities to test drive numerous new products, nothing has compared to the result(s) I've achieved with the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth Speaker have been nothing short of extraordinary. Now, my ability to Rock Out has been fully restored without lessening my enjoyment level.Read More

Sony MDR-7520 Headphones

Sony MDR-7520 Headphones

As a 'Metalhead' who also happens to be a passionate husband and father, having the ability to experience music without disturbing everyone I care for has always been a serious concern. Thus, once we discovered the mighty Sony MDR-7520 Headphones, many of my worries were soon quelled. As a you can only imagine, we were only more than happy to share our newest auditory realization(s) with our readers as part of our vastly improved GeekTech feature newly focused on hardware, software and nearly everything else Geek and Geek-related.Read More

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Def Leppard

Def Leppard 'Volume One' Box Set

Sick and tired of never winning merch from your favorite artists and groups? Click here to enter our exclusive new Def Leppard Volume One CD Box Set Giveaway! Documenting each of their Hard Rock icon's first four studio albums, Volume One 'captures' them amid a bona fide creative and commercial pinnacle. Fortified throughout by a hardback book containing unseen photos as well as a replica seven-inch single and three-inch CD of their self-titled 1979 EP, Volume One is a true must-have for any genuine and sincere Def Leppard autocratics.Read More

Megadeth

Megadeth 'And Business Is Good: The Final Kill' Deluxe Reissue

Sick and tired of never winning merch from your favorite artists and groups? Click here to enter our exclusive new Megadeth Killing Is My Business... Giveaway! Re-Mixed via the critically acclaimed Mark Lewis, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good: The Final Kill is the Big Four pioneer's debut effort(s) fully restored to it's original format. Featuring previously unheard parts and new performances, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good: The Final Kill marks the re-birth of one of the greatest debuts in Thrash Metal history.Read More

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