Join me in exploring one of the best albums the melodeath genre has to offer. Influenced by Soilwork, but fused with its own elements, "The Isolation Game" is an original masterpiece of melody and aggression.
"Visions" is the debut album by Carriage, a Virginia-based traditional heavy metal band inspired by Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Savatage, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath.
Queensryche's split with original vocalist Geoff Tate was one of the most bizarre rock dramas in recent memory. Let's find out how it all went down and how it was resolved.
STRYPER released their 12th studio album, entitled "God Damn Evil," in 2018. In honor of their 30+ years of rockin' for the Rock, here are 25 fascinating facts about these Christian metal pioneers.
Twisted Sister's Dee Snider struck out on his own in 1992 with a new band called Widowmaker. Their debut "Blood and Bullets" never caught on but it qualifies as a great Forgotten Hard Rock Album.
Japan's metal scene only truly began to pick up steam after Loudness' debut in 1981. This article discusses 10 instances of Japanese bands playing heavy metal, or very close to it, in 1980 or earlier.
Stygian Oath is a traditional heavy metal band from Thessaloniki, Greece that has just released their debut six-song EP through Stormspell Records.
German elements like the sharp blackletter font and the runic umlaut dots were a popular source of visual branding among many seminal heavy metal and hard rock groups in the 1970s and 80s.
This article is a countdown of the 50 most important, successful, and influential Japanese metal bands of all time.
"Eternal Soldier" is the fourth full length release from science-fiction obsessed power metallers, Ancient Empire.
Billed as "Black Sabbath Featuring Tony Iommi," 1986's "Seventh Star" album is one of the most misunderstood records in the Sabbath catalog.
Released in 1986, "Master of the Metal" was the second album by Messiah Prophet, a Pennsylvania based Christian heavy metal band.
2003's "St. Anger" is considered to be Metallica's worst album. In 2015, two fans recorded their own version of the disc (with better production) in hopes that people might give it another try.
It may be hard to believe, but Metallica's now-legendary debut album, KILL'EM ALL, will be 35 years old in 2018. Here are some memories of the first time I heard this genre-defining album.
On 1993's "Edge of Thorns," progressive metal titans Savatage replaced longtime screamer Jon Oliva with new vocalist Zak Stevens. The result was one of the finest albums of their long career.
Siren is a cult 1980s heavy metal band from Florida. Their new release "Up From the Depths" is a 2-disc collection of vintage album cuts, demo & unreleased tracks and four new songs.