Album Reviews

Vulture – Beyond the Blade

11th April 2019 Reinier de Vries

Vulture is a heavy metal band from Germany the quintet recently finished recording their second long-player, Ghastly Waves & Battered Graves, for a June 7th release via Metal Blade Records. To put the band a [Read »]

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Overkill

18th January 2019 Reinier de Vries

An integral part of the early 1980s thrash metal movement, New Jersey quartet Overkill were formed in 1980 by vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and guitarist Bobby Gustafson, and also included bassist D.D. Verni and drummer [Read »]

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Flotsam and Jetsam

4th January 2019 Reinier de Vries

“Hell no!”, Flotsam And Jetsam’s master behind the microphone Eric “A.K.” Knutson exclaimed when asked if this was the band’s final swing of the axe! The End Of Chaos certainly could be construed that way [Read »]

Album Reviews

Artillery – The Face of Fear

16th November 2018 Reinier de Vries

Back in 1982, somewhere across the ocean there were young metal heads rehearsing in garages playing music that would soon be more popular. Bands such as Metallica, Anthrax, Exodus, etc. etc., Denmark had their own [Read »]

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Artillery

16th November 2018 Reinier de Vries

When Artillery formed in the small Copenhagen suburb of Taastrup in 1982, little did they know they’d be here alive, vibrant, and ready to destroy in 2018. Sure, they’ve had their share of ups and [Read »]

Album Reviews

Refuge – Solitary Men

24th June 2018 Reinier de Vries

Refuge it the revival of the band Rage mid eighties/early nineties line-up. The period in which they released their best albums in my opinion. Especially Secrets in a Weird World, is still a very underrated album. [Read »]

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Helloween

3rd December 2017 Thomas Nielsen

Helloween was formed in Hamburg, Germany in 1984. The band is one of prime founders of the power metal genre, although they were also called a speed metal band in the early years. Read more [Read »]