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Dee Snider

Dee Snider 'For The Love Of Metal' A 'nut-swinger' is typically defined as a true fanboi. As oft-vague as this anecdotic is, it does illustrate my perception of Heavy Metal pros Twisted Sister and, more specifically, their frontman Daniel 'Dee' Snider. Coupled by guitarists Jay Jay French and Eddie Ojeda, bassist Mark 'The Animal' Mendoza and their late A.J. Pero, the group would spawn a series of multi-Platinum efforts before plunging within their Forty And Fuck It tour. Now, with Snider poised to issue his latest--and quite possibly greatest--solo offering(s) For The Love Of Metal upon a truly blood-thirsty populace, the future is incredibly bright.Read More

Destinia

Destinia 'Metal Souls'

When revitalized Hard Rock icons Rainbow added Ronnie Romero to their 'ranks', I felt little hope for their near future. Predictably, the quintet again imploded amid the Renaissance fair aspirations of Blackmore's Night, leaving him free to join forces with oft-unsung Japanese guitarist Nozomu Wakai amid Melodic Hard Rock eidolon Destinia. Returning with Metal Souls (2018), the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to their full-length debut Requiem For A Scream (2014), Wakai, Romero et al. now appear truly destined for the dizzying--and halcyon-inducing--zenith of critical, commercial and compeer recognition.Read More

Immortal

Immortal 'Northern Chaos Gods' If the 'demise' of Black Metal titan Immortal taught me anything, it's that nothing truly endures. Luckily, when co-founder Abbath Doom Occulta announced his expatriation, Demonaz Doom Occulta and Horgh chose to forge upward, re-grouping with Demonaz now handling lead vocals and, perhaps most notably, contributing all guitars for the first time since Blizzard Beasts in 1997. At last unleashing Northern Chaos Gods, the first studio effort in nearly ten (!) years, the long-running group appears entirely destined for what should be a curiously long-overdue and surely well-deserved commercial resurrection.Read More

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Graham Bonnet

Graham Bonnet

When Rainbow 'James Dean' Graham Bonnet formed Alactrazz in 1983, few could have predicted the impact(s) they would have. Unleashing their full-length entrée No Parole From Rock 'N' Roll, as well as the Capitol Records-issued Disturbing The Peace (1985), they left their mark before they finally imploded. Now, nearly thirty-five years after their proverbial swan song, Bonnet has re-emerged at the frontline of consciousness with the release of his newest high-octane solo largesse Meanwhile, Back In The Garage.Read More

Ron Keel

Ron Keel

Once 'upon a time', frontman Ron Keel arrived in Los Angeles with the group Steeler. Soon to be joined by unknown Swedish virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen, the quartet issued their self-titled debut (1983). Ron would form the band Keel, embarking on a half-decadre journey of MTV and lenghtful international touring. After returning to heavy music in 1997 via a series of truly noteworthy projects, Keel is about to once again re-emerge with the oft-mighty Fight Like A Band, the long-awaited debuts from The Ron Keel Band.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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Adrian Galysh

Adrian Galysh

I'll be the the first to admit my life-long love of instrumental guitarists. Although the 'collective catalogs' of Joe Satriani and Steve Vai once left me enthralled, I ultimately found myself searching for a fresher alternative. Accordingly, when I was introduced to Adrian Galysh, I became a truly dedicated fanatic of his uniquely distinctive tonalities. Now, with the release of Venusian Sunrise20th Anniversary Edition, Galysh has once again reasserted his rightful place amid the often overlooked Instrumental Prog Rock genre.Hear More

Gruesome

Gruesome

Let's face it, folks; within the 'typically tumultuous' realms best known as the Death Metal genre(s), few groups have captured the essence of another artist. Even with the presence of acts such as Incantation spawning a true myriad of followers, few would ever succeed. As a result, you can only imagine our zest for the highly-anticipated release of the mighty Twisted Prayers, the second full-length effort from the Chuck Schulinder (Death Scream Bloody Gore, Spiritual Healing), Matt Harvey-voltaic icons Gruesome.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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Good Charlotte

Good Charlotte 'Generation Rx'

Sick and tired of never winning merch from your favorite artists and groups? Click here to enter our exclusive new Good Charlotte Generation Rx CD Giveaway! Representing both a new chapter and full-circle moment for the quintet, they retain the vitality of their formative years by crafting intricate-yet-infectious Pop-Punk anthems. Cementing their already well-documented legacy as one of the most popular and influential (!) Rock bands of 'modern times', the triumphant Generation Rx might just be the obvious choice to cure whatever fails you. Read More

Michael Romeo

War Of The Worlds / Pt. 1

Sick and tired of never winning merch from your favorite artists and groups? Click here to enter our exclusive new Michael Romeo War Of The Worlds / Pt. 1 Giveaway! Deftly capturing the Symphony X axeman 'flexing', War Of The Worlds / Pt. 1 finds Romeo paying homage to H.G. Wells. Fortified by bassist John 'JD' DeServio (Black Label Society), War Of The Worlds / Pt. 1 seamlessly blends elements of dark Symphonic Metal with a true array of auditory surprises, making it one of the most refreshing new Prog Metal release of the year. Read More

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