Dec 252022

We are looking for (all-round) CD reviewers. This is what we ask of you

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You have free time, that you want to invest in the website
You agree with’s mission statement and act accordingly
You have experience in writing articles / reviews.
Knowledge of the English language.
Love for rock and metal music
Work with deadlines for publications.

You have the time and capability to write at least two reviews each month.
You’re not biased against any genre and if you are then it won’t show in your reviews. You can form a few paragraphs of well written explanations on why an album is or is not good. You can be as unbiased as possible.

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Jun 072023

Ritual Servant brings the thrash on their second full length, Albus Mendacium, an album you will want to check out.

Ritual Servant have been releasing material since their demo ep 777 in 2017.  In 2019 their first full length, Metallum Evangelli was released and included the demo tracks remastered.  Since that time the band has been releasing the ep’s Veritas in 2021 and Misericordiae and Opinione in 2022, which make up most of the songs on their now second full length, Albus Mendacium, where the songs have been redone.  The album was produced, recorded, and mastered by Brian McKenzie who also added the session bass tracks.  Additional drum and lead guitars were produced by Nathan Crane and Ryan Roebuck.  The thrash band has a mission to promote the message of Christ using scripture as a basis for their songs and the theme of Albus Mendacium is taken from Matthew 7:15-16…”Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them…”

Albus Mendacium is one of those albums that immediately forces you as a listener to sit up and take notice.  A fast, heavy riff and pounding drum backing open up “Whitewashed Tombs” which is quickly joined by an early layered short guitar solo, all of which immediately brings to mind thrash bands like Megadeth in particular when you think about song structure and composition and that holds throughout the track with Patrick Best’s vocals also carrying a bit of a Dave Mustaine sneer to them although not sounding like Mustaine as Best choose more to bark out the words.  The guitars are simply amazing and work so well in the song.  Given the title, I knew immediately what the song was going to be about as this is common subject matter for Christian bands, but the band’s approach reminded of how Metallica approached “Creeping Death”, than what I typically hear from Christian bands, which helps retain authenticity.

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Jun 032023

Gloryhammer‘s new album, “Return To The Kingdom of Fife,” is released yesterday (June 2nd) via Napalm Records. The video for their third new single – the fast yet heavy ‘Wasteland Warrior Hoots Patrol’ can be seen below.

A catchy keyboard melody leads into the epic power metal track backed by strong metal drumming and topped with high-reaching vocals. Having gained millions of streams and video views throughout their very successful career and with their last album peaking at #6 on the official German charts, nothing less is to be expected from Gloryhammer‘s upcoming offering. ‘Wasteland Warrior Hoots Patrol’ comes with a racing music video visualizing the band’s unique energy and staves off the final wait for the album’s unveiling!

Gloryhammer states: “Alright you bunch of nuclear goblins, LISTEN UP! The Hootsman is coming to town, and he’s gonna cyber-detonate your brains to death with his hootatronic battle-saxophone! HOOTS!”

Watch the music video for ‘Wasteland Warrior Hoots Patrol’ below.

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Jun 022023

Roxx Records has teamed up with UK Christian rockers Stairway to release the definitive and very special 30th anniversary edition of “No Rest:No Mercy”.

Stairway was founded in October 1978 at beginning of the NWOBHM era, and has released six full length albums to date. The band was signed in 1990 by Kingsway Music as part of the 1991 White Metal Records compilation CD ‘White Metal Warriors’ and recorded two tracks, ‘Anybody There’ and ‘Walk Away’ exclusively for that album.

The bands debut album for Kingsway Music on the Edge Records label, ‘No Rest: No Mercy’, would be released in 1993, and produced by Paul Hodson (Hard Rain / Bob Catley), hailed the band’s International popularity and saw it’s debut chart entry in the Japanese Import Charts at #48. This is the album that started it all for Stairway and is still in high demand today.

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Jun 012023

Are you ready for a Righteous Crusade? The time is now, so let us begin. What do you get when band founder Raymond Christie coordinates his bands next release and it features the one and only Dale Thompson up front and center along with quite a few other amazingly talented musicians? You get the brand new release from Crucible Divine entitled “Righteous Crusade”.

Crucible Divine started out as a studio project in 2009 and derived the name from lyrics in Rob Rock’s song ‘Holy Hell’. The first song released was a cover of ‘Ramming Speed’ for the Christian Metal Realm’s compilation “Temporary Insanity a Salute to Deliverance” released in 2010. This paved the way to record the projects first full length album “Commitment” in 2011.

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Jun 012023

Blessthefall are back and in two very big ways! The Arizona quartet – Beau Bokan [vocals], Eric Lambert [guitar], Jared Warth [bass], and Elliott Gruenberg [guitar] – return with the video for the brand new single, ‘Wake the Dead’, their first new track in five years.

The band will also embark on the Hollow Bodies 10-year anniversary tour later this summer, marking their first live appearances in four years. So, yes, the band is back and it is a welcome return for the fanbase!

“To all the fans… we’ve seen you and heard you over the last five years,” says Bokan. “We’re back and this one’s for you. ‘Wake the Dead’ has all the elements that define our band. We took our time writing it but didn’t overthink. We wanted the first song to melt your faces from the beginning and drag you to the end without slowing down. We hope you love it as much as we do.”

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