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Sarasin 2016 Debut CD Album Review

Saracin: Saracin

Melodic Heavy Metal

The back story to Canadian band Saracin's appearance is rather brief. The band dates to the mid-Eighties with one EP to their name, 1987'sLay Down Your Guns. ... [ Read More ]

Redwest Crimson Renegade CD Album Review

Redwest: Crimson Renegade

Heavy/Power Metal

There's this scene in the old Blues Brothers movie, where Jake and Elwood arrive at their first post-prison gig at Bob's Country Bunker, a country bar. Elwood, after looking ... [ Read More ]

Rage Of Angels The Devil's New Tricks CD Album Review

Rage Of Angels: The Devil's New Tricks

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal

Former Ten keyboard player Ged Rylands returns with his Rage Of Angels project, The Devil's New Tricks, once more on the Escape Music label. It's also the case ... [ Read More ]

Headspace All That You Fear Is Gone CD Album Review

Headspace: All That You Fear Is Gone

Progressive Rock/Metal

While Headspace probably known to most prog fans, All That You Fear Is Gone, their second album, is my first experience with the band. Headspace features some ... [ Read More ]

Axevyper Into The Serpent's Den CD Album Review

Axevyper: Into The Serpent's Den

Heavy Metal

I'm not sure how Axevyper came up with their band, but it does sound very "metal." The Italian band has been active for seven and return with their third long-player ... [ Read More ]

Anvil Anvil Is Anvil CD Album Review

Anvil: Anvil Is Anvil

Heavy/Speed Metal

Hardly an understatement for Anvil's sixteen studio album, Anvil Is Anvil is a definition. Anvil has been pretty doing the same thing, sounding the same way ... [ Read More ]

Delain Lunar Prelude EP CD Album Review

Delain: Lunar Prelude (EP)

Symphonic Heavy Metal

As the title suggests, the Lunar Prelude EP arrives in advance of new full-length album from symphonic metal band Delain scheduled also for this year. Perhaps ... [ Read More ]

Thornbridge - What Will Prevail CD Album Review

Thornbridge: What Will Prevail

Heavy/Power Metal

Power metal is definitely in the fiber of German culture. Maybe not as deeply embedded as brats and beer, but it's there beneath the surface in the heavy metal ... [ Read More ]

Loudguns Sunset Runaway CD Album Review

Loudguns: Sunset Runaway

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

Formed in 1999, Loudguns comes from Tampere Finland with their second album Sunset Runaway on Germany's Rock It Up Records label. But it arrives with some ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft

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Click to read the Inglorious 2016 Debut album review

Organized in England by vocalist Nathan James (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Inglorious is already receiving high praise from the UK music industry and press. The five piece band release their first album, simply self-titled, through Italy's Frontiers Music ... [ Read More ]

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The Wisdom of Dio

My childhood was safe and sane. No abuse and no traumas. I was surrounded by a large and loving family who taught me the importance of hard work and a meaningful education.
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