ALBUM 40 YEARS HEAVY METAL EARS 1978-2018 CLASSIC LINE UP
LABEL PURE STEEL RECORDS
OUT Oct 26th, 2018
OUR RATING 84/100
PICTURE, the well known classic Heavy Rock band from Holland, are,ready to celebrate their 40th anniversary with a stunning live album entitled 'PICTURE LIVE: 40 Years Heavy Metal Ears, 1978-2018', released via Pure Steel Records.
On the eponymous tour were recorded 17 songs played on the stages of Europe by the four original members sinc
BAND VANDALLUS ALBUM BAD DISEASE LABEL PURE STEEL RECORDS OUT 2018 Sept 28th OUR RATING 80/100 With Shaun Vanek (guitars and vocals), aka Vanik, and Steve Dukuslow (drums) Vandallus from Cleveland do indeed feature the core of the mighty Midnight in their ranks. The current line-up is completed by Jason Vanek (vocals, guitar), with Tyler Harvey (Deadiron) on guitar and Tim Frederick (Wretch, Eternal Legacy, Destructor) on bass. Although the band is Jason’s baby, Midnight bos
BAND ARTIZAN ALBUM CURSE OF THE ARTIZAN LABEL PURE STEEL RECORDS OUT 2018 Aug 17th (Reissue- ORIGINAL 2011) OUR RATING 83/100 In 2009 ARTIZAN, well-known band from Florida, made, an year after their formation, a self-released and -titled debut-EP, which was well received at these times.
In 2011 the first full-lenght "Curse Of The Artizan" was released, which was able to mix the progressive dops with pathos-dripping and melodic US Metal sound. It made some positives reactions,
ALBUM Demon Rider
LABEL PURE STEEL RECORDS
OUT 2018 August 17th
OUR RATING 79/100 ARTIZAN are back with a new albu called "Demon Rider". Surely epic ("Soldiers of Light" and "When Darkness Falls") and powerful ("The Hangman"), it includes all their trademarks.
The title-track includes electric performances by guest vocalist Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (Jag Panzer) on the limited edition, and guest bassist Joey Vera (Fates Warning, Armored Saint) on all trac
💿 Hi, its a pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal KLAUS SCHUBERT, mastermind of NO BROS and of SCHUBERT IN ROCK Project!! Welcome!!
💿 Can you tell us somethin¹about your early days? When is it all started ? Which bands have influenced you?
This is a long story! As we started 1974 my idols were Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep,
Jethro Tull and Ted Nugent!!! 💿 The new album of SCHUBERT IN ROCK is hot and ready (available from June 29th)! Can you te
BAND SCHUBERT IN ROCK ALBUM COMMANDER OF PAIN LABEL PURE STEEL RECORDS OUT 2018 - June 29th OUR RATING 86/100 TRACKLIST 1. Empathy
2. Burning Heart
3. Little Boy
4. Too Late
5. Under The Lights
6. World With No Tomorrow
7. Forgive Me When I Fall
8. Ride The Bullet
9. On The Line
10. It´s Our World
11. Dance Of The Black Tattoo
12. Commander Of Pain
13. My Name Is Judas
SCHUBERT IN ROCK, a project made by Klaus Schubert, lead guitarist of NO BROS, is ready for
BAND NECRYTIS ALBUM DREAD EN RUIN LABEL PURE STEEL RECORDS OUT 2018 (June 29th) OUR RATING 83/100 With “Countersighns”, NECRYTIS by former Onward band Toby Knapp had a deal with Pure Steel Publishing and now, one year later, the second output “Dread En Ruin” is "hot and ready" via Pure Steel Records! The influence of Onward can be heard, although Toby provides his work here with more progressive spikes. Drummer, vocalist, lyricist Shane Wacaster and Knapp have created an alb
💿 Hi, It's a pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal FRANK J. NORAS of WOLFEN! Welcome! Hi, you are welcome. It is a great pleasure for me, too. 💿 Can you tell us somethin’about your early days of your career? When is this all begun? Which bands have influenced you?
In the early days, it was 1989, we were just some young guys trying to play songs as good as our favourite bands did. Of course we wanted to write our own songs and be as good or even better than our he
ALBUM RISE OF THE LYCANS
LABEL PURE STEEL RECORDS
OUT 2018 (June 22nd)
OUR RATING 82/100
WOLFEN, the well-known cult metal band from Germany, is ready to return with a new (the 6th) chapter of of their over 20-years career called RISE OF THE LYCANS, available from June 22nd via PURE STEEL RECORDS.
The line-up is finally complete again, after both drummer Holger Bloempott and guitarist Björn Grüne left the band for private reasons; new band members are now fo
💿 Hi, it's pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal PUNEET SHARAM of ASCENDANT! Welcome!! The pleasure is all ours. We can’t thank you enough for your interest in our music and it’s essence
💿 Can you tell us somethin’about early days of your career? When is this all begun? Which bands have influenced you and what's the matter of your moniker?
The band started with Ashish , Alaa and I meeting every second week to jam a few tunes until a few months later Aram and You
BAND National Napalm Syndicate
ALBUM TIME IS THE FIRE
LABEL Iron Shield Records
OUT 2018 (MAY 18TH)
OUR RATING 75/100
The band was formed 1986 in Pudasjärvi, Finland and the first self-titled album was out via EMI in 1989.
The band is known as a pioneer in Finnish Metal and as well balanced mix of thrash metal, traditionalHM and pure Finnish insanity.
After some breaks and line up changing, the band is ready with a new platter called “Time is the Fire”, available from
💿 Hi, it’s a pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal LUIS DOMINGOS of KRULL, Epic HM band from BRAZIL!! Welcome!! Hello friends of Hardrockheavymetal, the pleasure is all mine, it is a great honor for me to participate in this interview, thank you very much to all of you. 💿 Can you tell us somethin’about your early days of your career? When is this all begun? Which bands have influenced you and What’s the matter of your moniker? I started singing at 4 years old, encou
ALBUM A Thousand Echoes
LABEL PURE STEEL PUBLISHING
OUT 2018 (April 20th)
OUR RATING 80/100 Consisting of 8 songs and an intro , ‘A Thousand Echoes’ is an heavy metal trip through real human stories steeped in war, struggle, tragedy and hope.
Inspired by true stories, this album has a foundation built on genuine emotion. 3 of the 5 members of Ascendant grew up in Syria, which is now undergoing a bloody civil war. Each one of them has experienced loss and
TITEL Harvest Of Souls
LABEL PURE STEEL RECORDS
OUT 2018 (April 27th) RATING 86/100 Let's be honest: this is an album really expected by all classic metal fans and also by Hardrockheavymetal. And , starting from the end, we can say that all expectations have been complied with! THRUST's new album "HARVEST OF SOULS" is scheduled for release April 2018 via Pure Steel Records. Thrust started in 1981 with the live ep "ROCK FOR POLAND" followed by a appearance on
BAND WITCHTOWER/BLACKSLASH ALBUM A TRIBUTE TO RANDY OUT 2018 (April 13th) LABEL IRON SHIELD RECORDS OUR RATING 81/100 BLACKSLASH is a NWOTHM band founded in 2007 in Germany. Their 1st release was was a self-titled EP out in 2011. With release of “Separate But Equal” they succeeded in becoming the most charismatic rock act in their region and attracted the local’s press attention to themselves. Second album "Sinister lightning" was released as in 2015. WITCHTOWER, well known
💿 Hi, it’s a pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal EVOLUCIJA! Welcome!!
Evolucija: Likewise, thank you for having us!
💿 Can you tell us somethin’ about your early days of your career? When is this all begun? Which bands have influenced you?
Dragisa: I grew up in a diverse surroundings when it comes to music, so I was exposed to many different types and genres of music. At first, I started playing the guitar, and first song I learned to play was Paranoid by Black
LABEL: PURE STEEL RECORDS
OUT March 30th, 2018
OUR RATING 82/100 After 10 years SHADOWKEEP is ready for a new album! The band is now striking back with a new singer James Rivera from HELSTAR, who joined the british quintet. LET'S START FROM THE END: With this comeback album the band is able to mix the own prog roots with classic 80's US-Metal, thanks to James Rivera and his voice with his clear stamp on the eleven smart songs, After a so
💿 Hi, it’s a pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal JEFF JONES, founding member of iconic HEAVY METAL band ST.ELMO'S FIRE! Welcome!
Thanks very much for inviting me! It’s a real pleasure
💿 Can you tell us somethin’ about your early days? When is this all begun? Which bands have influenced you?
Elmo as you may know started in the late ‘70’s. I formed it with a friend of mine in a garage in Sacramento, California. We did the usual gigs that every new band will do,
💿 Hi, it’s a pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal RHINO PROOF (RANE RIIKONEN (GT), PASI NOUSIAINEN (BG), MAKE SALLINEN (GT), JANNE TIKKANEN (DR), JUKKA NUMMI (VC)), HARD ROCK band from FINLAND! Can you tell us somethin’about your early days of your career? When is this all begun? Which bands have influenced you and What’s the matter of your moniker? Rane: At first I listen Slade, then Purple, Uriah Heep, Blackfoot, DIO etc. Motörhead blows my mind!
When I was young
BAND RHINO PROOF
ALBUM RHINO PROOF
RELEASE: 2018 (March 2nd)
OUR RATING 82/100
Rhino Proof is an HARD ROCK band based in FINLAND and this is the debut album, on the road from March 2nd.
Let's start to end:
Heartwarming ClassicHardRock with riffs, lyrics, that go under your bones..finally new blood for a genre too overlloked in the last few years! This album starts with CODE OF THE ROAD, surely inspired from Whitesnake (until SLADE IT IN) and Deep P