Live from Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage (2016): Steel Panther’s lavishly funny, musically refreshing, and visually gorgeous acoustic live album

The great Steel Panther released Live from Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage on February 26, 2016, their first acoustic live album that comes as stand-alone CD or with the whole gig (and some inserts) on DVD+CD. Even though reviews range from “glorious” to “failed”, I really, really, really like it – see what I did there? […]

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King Diamond’s Abigail (1987): A perfectly crafted and conceptually holistic heavy metal masterpiece

If you like heavy metal, you know about Danish heavy metal legend King Diamond and his horror concept albums. Many of my metalhead-friends from back in the days were hooked on his Roadrunner releases — the first five albums — but those masterpieces somehow never appealed to me. Until now. […]

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Interview with Kobra Paige of Kobra and the Lotus: We haven’t been part of another generation, so this is all we’ve known

We had the immense pleasure to meet the talented Kobra Paige of Kobra and the Lotus and talk about opportunities and challenges that the new generation of metal bands are confronted with. Kobra definitely has a thorough understanding of how the music business has changed and works today. Great insights and opinions from one of Canada’s hardest working metal acts. […]

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Book Review: Scott Ian – I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax

‘I’m the Man’ depicts the struggles of a smart and brave metalhead, who knows exactly what he wants to do with his life and does everything in his power to make his dreams reality – even if he keeps falling flat on his face. At least he keeps learning from his mistakes and accomplishes what many only dream of. Scott Ian is the ultimate ‘Soldier of Metal’. […]

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Raven’s Live at the Inferno (1984) is a gem in the virtual catalogue of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal

Live at the Inferno was released in 1984 and is basically a live best-of album including songs from the band’s first three albums. John writes the following about the album: “In order to preempt our old record company putting out the inevitable “greatest hits” we basically did this album live & was part of our deal in getting away from neat records…

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Motörhead – The Wörld Is Ours – Vol. 2: Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else (2012)

Metal road warriors Motörhead, fronted by Lemmy ‘The man who’s blood is toxic to other human-beings’ Kilmister, are known for their powerful live performances. Even though I have never seen the band live up until now, I’ve been a sucker for their live albums, and this one, is a friggin’ awesome live-album any metal fan should have! […]

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Filter – The Sun Comes Out Tonight (2013)

Good day my fellow music aficionados. Today, we will discuss one of my favorite 2013 album releases: The Sun Comes Out Tonight by Cleveland’s Industrial Rock veterans Filter. This is Filter’s sixth studio album and was released on June 4, 2013, with What Do You Say being the first single release off the album. […]

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Sonata Arctica’s Tony Kakko interviewed by From Hero To Zero

In this interview with From Hero To Zero, Tony Kakko, mastermind of the Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica, talked to us about how the music world changed since the band’s beginnings, possibilities for musicians to make a living, and technology. Great insights from a honest and true artist. […]

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Anthrax – Taking the Music Back (2003)

East-coast thrash metal legends Anthrax released the single to ”Taking the Music Back”, off the album We’ve Come for You All, on August 25, 2003. The CD single includes 1 unreleased song, Ghost, and the cover-versions, Exit by U2 and Next To You by The Police. In addition, the videoclips to Taking the Music Back and Safe Home can be found as movie-files on the CD. […]

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Helloween – My God-Given Right (2015)

Helloween released their 15th studio album, My God-Given Right, on May 29, 2015 through Nuclear Blast. This is the seventh consecutive Helloween album produced by Charlie Bauerfeind. The band on this album consists of Andi Deris (lead vocals), Michael Weikath (guitars), Sascha Gerstner (guitar), Markus Grosskopf (bass), and Daniel Löble (drums). […]

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