Adrenaline Mob returns with their new full-length album, Omertá due out March 13th. The “supergroup” with powerhouse vocals of Russell Allen of Symphony X, the shredding guitar attack of Mike Orlando and the drumming virtuosity of Mike Portnoy from Dream Theater. The album builds upon the sound developed on the EP with 11 crushing tracks. Omertá also features a blistering reinterpretation of Duran Duran’s classic “Come Undone” featuring guest vocals by Lzzy Hale of Halestorm.
Edge of Paradise might be a new band, but when you’re your debut album includes the rhythm section of bassist Tony Franklin (Blue Murder, The Firm) and drummer Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth Band), you know you’re already in great shape. Now add the powerhouse vocals of Margarita Monet and Dave Bates’ towering guitars and you have a record essential to any fan of melodic metal.
The band that lit up the Hollywood Strip in the ‘80s like an M-80 in a garbage can have now come full circle and released a live acoustic CD entitled Acoustic Gypsy Live. It’s their first acoustic release in their 29 year history and recorded at The Hotel Cafe in Hollywood CA.
One of the leading bands of the ‘New Wave of British Heavy Metal’ movement, Saxon, has just released their 19th studio CD, Call to Arms, and is currently touring U.S. in support of this latest release. As evidenced by such ass-kickers as “Hammer of the Gods” and “Call to Arms,” the group hasn’t lost their grip on composing hard-hitting yet anthemic heavy metal with their latest offering.
Truer words could not have been spoken. Not many bands have shaped heavy metal like the British band Judas Priest. With Glenn Tipton and KK Downing on dueling guitar, Ian Hill on bass and the Metal God, Rob Halford on vocals, they have forged the metal scene since the ‘70s. The band’s unique style of wearing S&M leather and writing thunderous anthems have ignited and influenced four generations of musicians. With such hits as “Breaking the Law,” “Living After Midnight” and “Hot Rockin,” it’s no wonder.
In 1982 the New Jersey/New York bar scene was at its peak. The drinking age was 18 and as long as you could show an ID that you were of age, you were in. It didn’t need to be a real, it didn’t need to have a photo. If it did…it didn’t need to be of you! It was that easy.
In 2007, a Jason Hook-less Five Finger Death Punch released their debut album, The Way of the Fist, and immediately won recognition from the metal community. When gearing up to write and record their follow-up, co-founder and guitarist Zoltan Bathory finally got the chance to bring in guitarist Jason Hook, who took over the majority of lead duties.
Michael Monroe has long been at the forefront of breaking music barriers from singing in Hanoi Rocks to his successful solo career. He now returns with his highly anticipated new CD, Sensory Overdrivedue out in the U.S on August 23rd which is produced by Jack Douglas of Aerosmith, John Lennon and Cheap Trick fame.
From being in the spotlight as an up and coming metal band in the ‘80s, to getting lost and left behind, Anvil is finally starting to reclaim their rightful place as the one of the godfathers of heavy metal. Today, Anvil has risen from the ashes due to the success of their monumental documentary, Anvil! The Story of Anvil. Since the success of the movie, Anvil have put out a few new great studio CDs; Thirteen, Juggernaut of Justice and the soon to be released best-of CD Monuments of Metal. Life is good and sometimes stranger than fiction.
With 20 years of experience under his belt, Bill Gaal has been a musician, touring the world, packing houses and pleasing a legion of fans in the early ’00s metal band Nothingface. Not only did he play bass, but he sat behind the boards, serving as a producer, engineer and mixer, having co-written and co-produced all of Nothingface’s five releases.