Paul Gilbert announces new record “The Dio Album”

On 7th April 2023, Paul Gilbert will be releasing an album celebrating one of heavy metal’s greatest icons when he releases The Dio Album via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group. To get a taster check out Gilbert’s mesmeric take on “Holy Diver” here:  You can pre-order the album here: It was pure chance that led Paul Gilbert to recording the music heard on […]

Delain – Dark Waters Album Review by cramx3


Delain are back! On February 10, 2023, Delain will be releasing their seventh full length album, Dark Waters. This long awaited release comes 3 years after the appropriately titled “Apocalypse & Chill” in 2020. Much has changed within the band since then, which has left fans curious about how this new version of Delain sounds. […]

Ronnie Romero was “Raised on Heavy Radio” Album review by Bernard Romero

I have to admit, I’m a sucker for tribute albums. I guess I should clarify; I was a sucker for tribute albums. In the infancy of affordable CDs, record companies used to churn these out with a variety of bands covering legendary songs. I discovered a ton of great bands this way. I figured, hey, […]

Steve Vai – Vai/Gash Album Review by Bill Feltovic


At first listen, without any background, the new Steve Vai album, “Vai/Gash” sounds like a fresh slab of late ‘80s, early ‘90s rock and roll.  Heavy guitars, gritty vocals, straight-ahead lyrics about women and motorcycles, and an overall good time.  A throwback, of sorts, from an artist that has never shown any real affinity for “genre” or “boundaries” […]

Sparing No Brutality, Grá Progresses With Lycaon Review by Bernard Romero


After initially discovering heavy metal through Black Sabbath in my early teen years, I quickly fell into more underground music than the mainstream Ozzfest type of bands that permeated metal circles in the 90s. Finding a fascination with black metal, I of course found the controversial book Lords of Chaos which guided me in certain […]

eMolecule shares new track “Mastermind”, third single from debut album ‘The Architect’


New progressive rock outfit eMolecule (former Sound of Contact members Simon Collins and Kelly Nordstrom) are set to release the debut album The Architect on February 10th, 2023. Today, the band are pleased to release the 3rd single from the album “Mastermind.” You can check out the video/single here: Kelly Nordstrom says this about the track: “MASTERMIND” delves into […]

Black Stone Cherry Release New Song “Out of Pocket”

Black Stone Cherrie band

Kicking the door open into 2023, Black Stone Cherry have revealed a brand-new song, “Out of Pocket.” The song is out now via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group and is available on all streaming platforms. You can listen to it here: The song drops in time for fans to get pumped up for their upcoming co-headline UK arena tour with British rockers […]

Riverside – ID.Entity Album Review by Micheal Radu


Back in 2008 when I first saw Riverside live in concert, based on high recommendations from members on Mike Portnoy’ website, it was definitely an eye-opening experience.  The band on stage seemed to have everything working and their sound was not just prog. There were great melodies, power pop, interesting lyrics and great musicianship. I […]

Bad Magic: Seriously Bad Magic by Motörhead out February 24th, 2023


Motörhead, the iconic Godfathers of heavy metal, released their 23rd (and final) studio album Bad Magic in 2015. Instantly hailed as one of the best the beloved trio had recorded in many years, Bad Magic: SERIOUSLY BAD MAGIC enjoys a bonus-packed refresh, adding two previously unreleased tracks from those furious sessions: “Bullet in Your Brain” and “Greedy Bastards” as well as a snarling, […]