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Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora - DARKEST HOUR

DARKEST HOUR, one of the truly great modern metal bands, finds itself on its fourth label in as many albums. Quizzically the band is now on Southern Lord, the label apparently is expanding its horizons. Not that DARKEST HOUR can't roll here, but the band is hardly the same doomed-up, crunked-out, droning, blackened beast Southern ...

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Nightmare Logic - POWER TRIP

POWER TRIP had a split with INTEGRITY last year, and it had a few EPs and other releases, but it has remained consistent, stripped down, in your face and memorable since forming in 2008 in Dallas, Texas. Its brand of linear, simplistic crossover references the style's glory days in the eighties. Here it rumbles forth ...

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Crystal Fairy - CRYSTAL FAIRY

The notion of a side project suggests that a band is secondary to its members' "main" bands. Another semantic spin, "supergroup," is more prestigious, assuming that the band's component members are involved with notable acts within their given genres. Whatever the case may be, such acts typically fall short of the high expectations fans and ...

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Live VII - ISIS

One of "post metal's" (still one of the most obnoxious terms in the genre) great acts, now turned legacy in a short time, is ISIS. Sadly, the fundamental terror group of the same moniker cropped up while this band hit its creative height. Thus, only a select few worldwide have the guts nowadays to publicly ...

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Alive - EDGE OF PARADISE

While IN THIS MOMENT continues to rise as a dominant force in contemporary hard rock alongside HALESTORM and LACUNA COIL, it's odd that EDGE OF PARADISE is still scraping for turf. Despite six years as a band, a couple albums and a powerhouse singer who may well take over the scene if given the proper ...

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RICHARD FORTUS: Being Part Of GUNS N' ROSES' 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour Is 'Beyond My Wildest Dreams'

Richard Fortus says that being part of GUNS N' ROSES' "Not In This Lifetime" tour has been "beyond [his] wildest dreams." Only singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan from GN'R's "Appetite For Destruction"-era lineup are taking part in the band's current reunion. They are being joined by Fortus, keyboardist Dizzy Reed, and ...

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Video: ANTHRAX Kicks Off 'Killthrax' Tour In Montclair, New Jersey

ANTHRAX and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE kicked off "The Killthrax Tour" this past Wednesday night (March 29) at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey. Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX's performance can be seen below. With ANTHRAX and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE rotating the closing slot over the course of the dates, the tour will criss-cross the continent, wrapping ...

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THE RASMUS Releases Lyric Video For New Single 'Paradise'

After a five-year hiatus, Finnish rock band THE RASMUS has just released a new single, "Paradise". The track was recorded and mixed in Stockholm, and produced by the Swedish team The Family. The official lyric video for "Paradise" can be seen below. One of Finland's biggest music exports, THE RASMUS has had a remarkable career ...

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DEMON HUNTER: Entire 'Outlive' Album Available For Streaming

"Outlive", the new album from DEMON HUNTER, can be streamed in its entirety in the YouTube playlist below. Released on March 31 through a partnership with Solid State Records, the disc is the band's eighth overall and the follow-up to 2014's "Extremist". DEMON HUNTER has shared the track listing and the two covers for "Outlive". ...

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Watch SEPULTURA Perform In Moscow, Russia

Fan-filmed video footage of SEPULTURA's entire March 7 performance at Stadium in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. I Am The Enemy 02. Phantom Self 03. Choke 04. Kairos 05. Desperate Cry 06. Alethea 07. Sworn Oath 08. Inner Self 09. Resistant Parasites 10. Polícia (TITÃS cover) 11. ...

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ARCH ENEMY: 'As The Stages Burn!' Unboxing Video

An "unboxing" video for ARCH ENEMY's new live DVD, "As The Stages Burn!", can be seen below. Released on March 31 via Century Media, the set contains video footage of the band's largest stage production to date from their performance last summer at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. This performance marks the ...

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U.D.O. And DIRKSCHNEIDER Joined By Guitarist BILL HUDSON

Bill Hudson has joined U.D.O. and DIRKSCHNEIDER — the two bands fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider — as the replacement for the recently departed Finnish guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen. U.D.O. and DIRKSCHNEIDER said in a statement: "We are very proud to announce that Mr. Bill Hudson from Brazil is the new guitarist of DIRKSCHNEIDER/U.D.O.! ...

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