Aug 192016

urgent_f0f[In Dutch] Wij zijn dringend op zoek naar een uit Nederland afkomstige webmaster / siteadmin met programmeerkennis,

zodat we ook snel onze nieuwe website kunnen lanceren (de layout is al klaar).

Ben je zelf geïnteresseerd of weet je iemand die mogelijk geinteresseerd zou kunnen zijn neem dan contact met ons op, en/of heb je vragen mail ons gerust:

We zouden het erg waarderen als je dit bericht deelt via je social media kanalen, alvast bedankt !

We are also looking for an allround CD reviewer to strenghten our international team
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Jun 292016

mauce fest On Saturday June 18th. it was time for Fest. in celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Metal Resource, the festival took place in Almelo (NL) at Naxt Stage, the city where it all began 10 years ago.

Performing bands were: Pantokrator (SE), My Silent Wake (UK), The Royal (NL), La-Ventura (NL), Undawn (NL), The Memory Remains (NL) and Empire of the Wolves (NL).

Here is the official aftermovie. Continue reading »

Oct 222016

brainstorm-festivalBrainstorm Festival will be held 11 and 12 November 2016, as usual in Gigant in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands). In total 12 bands will be featured mainstage, plus several extra shows will take place in the theater of the festival + beer tasting (tongval) + exposition by Ton Dekkers (Femme).

Performing bands will be:

Friday 11 November: Narnia (S), Myrath (TUN), Sea+Air (D/GR), Vardoger (N), Shadowrise (NL), Empire Of The Wolves (NL).

Saturday 12 November: Theocracy (USA), Selfmindead (S), Mantric (N), Within Silence (SK), Dalit (N), Undawn (NL), Marius, Leonov (N). Continue reading »

Oct 222016

alterbridge_2016A 02.00 video clip in which the members of Alter Bridge discuss their new single, ‘Losing Patience’, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s fifth studio album, “The Last Hero”, which will be released on October 7 via Caroline Records in the United States/Canada and Napalm Records throughout the rest of the globe. The thirteen-track opus marks a creative highpoint for the quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals,Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums.

“The Last Hero” is now available for pre-order via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Fans who order the album will receive an instant download of “Show Me A Leader”. The album is also available in various fan bundles at In addition, a new shirt design has been made available to mark the occasion of the video release.

“The Last Hero” was produced by longtime friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Slash, Tremonti, Trivium) and mastered by Grammy Award winner Ted Jensen. Continue reading »

Oct 212016

scandrodElectronic music project Scandroid, the synthwave project from Detroit based artist/producer Klayton, best known for his multi-genre project Celldweller, has launched pre-orders for the debut, self-titled album, available November 11th, 2016. Get the album a day early (Nov 10th) when you pre-order from the FiXT store.

The debut, self-titled Scandroid album features 15 tracks, ranging from the driving instrumental energy of ‘Destination Unknown,’ to melodic vocal tracks like ‘Awakening With You,’ ‘Aphelion,’ and ‘Neo-Tokyo,’ rounded out with the cinematic epics ‘2517’ & ‘Singularity.’ As a child of the 80’s, Klayton has also included a cover of the classic Tears For Fears song ‘Shout,’ that he has been patiently waiting to cover since he first heard the song on U.S. radio in 1985. The digital album concludes with a bonus remix from synthwave artist Waveshaper. The 72 minute album depicts themes of a cyberpunk future where humans and sentient robots struggle to find a connection in their dystopian world. Continue reading »

Oct 202016

ten-yearsThe punishingly heavy third album of Those Who Fear carries the title “State of Mind” is coming out on December 9, 2016 and will be released through Facedown Records. Check out the brand new track ‘Ten Years‘ below and make sure to check out all of the exclusive pre-order options available now in our online store.

Those Who Fear‘s latest album “Death Sentence” has been released June 23rd 2014 through Facedown Records. After exploring the darker side of faith and ideology on their debut full length, Those Who Fear have allowed themselves to give voice to weighty personal and societal issues on “Death Sentence”. The album bursts forth with a more aggressive interpretation of the east coast hardcore sound we’ve come to expect from TWF, while offering a new musical range thanks to the addition of new drummer Jacob Wilder and the return of engineer Josh Schroeder at Random Awesome. Continue reading »

Theocracy – “Ghost Ship”

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Oct 202016

ghost_ship_web_eb9Power metal as it should be done…On Ghost Ship, Theocracy balance power, aggression, melody and harmonies in an album filled with epic choruses, driving rhythms and scorching guitars.

Theocracy started in 2002 in Athens, Georgia as a one man project by Matt Smith who managed to release a progressive power metal album as a solo effort in 2003 to critical acclaim.  Given that Theocracy fall into the genre of progressive power metal, which typically features epic orchestration and larger-than-life sounds, one has to be impressed that the debut, self-titled album was recorded solely by Matt Smith, who played all instruments and supplied all vocals.  Matt went on to add band members and Theocracy has released two other albums before Ghost Ship, with Mirror of Souls in 2008 and As the World Bleeds in 2011.

A fast drum roll and this album is off to the races with “Paper Tiger” leading the way.  Fast, melodic, clean, smooth, heavy, driving, , with an epic chorus and you pretty much have described a great power metal song, one just like “Paper Tiger”.  For the uninitiated, Matt Smith’s smooth and powerful vocals come in fairly early in the song and the song shows off what makes his vocals special.  Add in a couple  fitting guitar solos and the ever present melodies and harmonies one would expect and you pretty much have this song understood, but then there’s an unexpected section featuring some ultra-fast spoken, darker sounding vocals that adds another level to the song.  Needless to say, at this point the album was off to a great start. Continue reading »