Battle Beast is releasing their next installment of European power metal with its sixth studio album called Circus of Doom. The female-fronted metal band is buoyant with symphonic metal driven by agile guitar playing and the grit of singer Noora Luohimo. Who has lost none of her fire over the past 9 years. The sextet has created an album that is easy to listen to while still maintaining an aggressive metal edge. The ten songs have many hooks, riffs, and rebellious driving grooves.
The album sports many symphonic metal anthems, the best being the title track, “Circus of Doom.” There is an edge to the song with its aggressive guitar riffs, [...]
WIG WAM, the heavy metal band from Norway, have reunited and are back to abusing the airwaves with a new album, fittingly titled Never Say Die. The twelve new tracks have all the aspects that built their monster reputation of driving energy, unstoppable riffs, and ever power melodies. The songwriting is fresh sounding with plenty of loud guitars. The catchy hooks and melodic hard rock anthems that Wig Wam is known for are present throughout for a full-blown hard-rocking excursion. WIG WAM is Glam (Åge Sten Nilsen), vocals; Teeny (Trond Holter), guitars; Flash (Bernt Jansen), bass; and Sporty (Øystein Andersen), drums.
The title track was also the [...]
Dokken is set to release a new album on August 28, 2020, called The Lost Songs: 1978-1981 on Silver lining Music. The album is a gem of unheard tracks from the early years of one of the most celebrated bands in the history of Metal. In 1978-1981, a hungry young Don Dokken embarked upon a journey that started in Southern California and Northern Germany. The album captures the sheer endeavor and perseverance Dokken showed in those years. In that period, he spent time at a guitar store called Drake’s Music, owned by Drake Levin in Manhattan Beach, California. When Don went into the studio, he didn’t have a band, so Drake hired Rustee Allen (bass) and [...]
Witchskull is back with a new hard-driving album called A Driftwood Cross. The trio is Marcus De Pasquale, vocals and guitar; Tony McMahon, bass; and Joel Green, drums. The album is eight tracks with a definite black Sabbathian influence and is filled with lots of riffs. A Driftwood Cross places Witchskull firmly at the forefront of the amorphous scene they emerged from and built their fan base. Witchskull makes the world brighter with the sound of full vocals, driving bass and drums, and distorted guitars. “We are really happy with where we are at right now,” Green concludes. “McMahon and De Pasquale are both great at coming [...]