💿💿💿SPECIAL💿💿💿 2019: An year of (Classic) Metal on Hardrockheavymetal! After first two chapters about NWOBHM (https://www.hardrockheavymetal.info/post/2019-an-year-of-nwobhm-on-hardrockheavymetal) and HARD ROCK (https://www.hardrockheavymetal.info/post/2019-an-year-of-hard-rock-on-hardrockheavymetal) and in waitin ' for last about NWOTHM, now it's time for our #highlights in #classicmetal scene; as usual..no charts! KING DIAMOND was out with an amazing live (to suggest t
BAND GUNFIRE ALBUM GUNFIRE LABEL JOLLY ROGER RECORDS OUT 01/02/2019 OUR RATING 90/100 Another right shot by JOLLY ROGER RECORDS, North Italian label well-known for this ability to promote contemporary and past bands of its Country. Available on Feb 1st, it's time for a tasty reissue of first GUNFIRE Ep, with several bonus tracks that will surely enjoy all classic metal fan. Gunfire was originally an active unit in the 80s in Ancona, Central Italy. At this time singer Roberto
After first two chapters about NWOBHM (https://www.hardrockheavymetal.info/single-post/2018/12/21/2018-AN-YEAR-OF-NWOBHM-on-HARDROCKHEAVYMETAL) and NWOTHM (https://www.hardrockheavymetal.info/single-post/2018/12/21/2018-AN-YEAR-OF-NWOTHM-on-HARDROCKHEAVYMETAL), now it's time for our highlights in #classicmetal scene; as usual..no charts!
Fistly it was the year of Judas Priest 's with FIREPOWER, a real masterpiece just when Glenn Tipton was unable to play.
A lot of news fro
BAND CRYING STEEL ALBUM STAY STEEL OUT 2018 June 15th LABEL PRIDE & JOY MUSIC OUR RATING 85/100 When you talk about classic metal in Italy you can't forget one name: CRYING STEEL! On the road from 1981, from mid june is available via PRIDE & JOY MUSIC their new full-lenght with the anthemic title: STAY STEEL. In your collection you'll surely have the first album ON THE PROWL and make no mistake..STAY STEEL is no less fancy. In this new job they have as singer the great TONY M
BAND WILD ALBUM SIN PIEDAD OUT 2018 Aug 22nd LABEL FIGHTER RECORDS OUR RATING 82/100 For a few days is out the 3rd album by HM band WILD, from Spain. No doubt, another ace from FIGHTER RECORDS, especially reccomended for all classic metal fans! Sung in spanish language, they start with the title-track, a classic HM song, enhanced by a great solo. The anthemic TODO O NADA and ACORRALADO go on in the same way; we can appreciate good vocals able to be ductile. CIRCO VIRTUAL show
💿 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
BAND MADHOUSE ALBUM METAL OR DIE LABEL IRON SHIELD RECORDS OUT 2018 (May 11th) OUR RATING 80/100 MADHOUSE was founded in 1987 by Carsten Krekow (GT/VC) Thomas Gamlien (GT) in Hamburg/Germany. After going through some auditions, Lars Rothbarth (Bass) and Paul Slabiak (Drums) completed the Line-Up.
The Band produced the DemoTapes GOIN CRAZY (1988) and MADHOUSE (1989) and brought opening positions for DARXON / ZED YAGO & CHROMING ROSE.
After the Split in 1991 every musician j
💿 Hi, it’s a pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal IAN WILSON of HEAVY METAL band METALIAN! Welcome!
Can you tell us somethin’about your early days? When is this all begun? Which bands have influenced you? Early influences were Motorhead, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest primarily. Back in 2002 my friend Liam and I had just figured out how to play guitar harmonies and wanted to write some songs incorporating them. The falsetto vocals came shortly after. �
BAND ANVIL ALBUM POUNDING THE PAVEMENT LABEL STEAMHAMMER OUT 2018 (Jan 19th) OUR RATING 88/100 LET'S START TO END: GROWIN'OLDER..GETTIN'BETTER!! It's a pleasure for all fans seein' the band playin', composing and writin' at its best! And It's right, because they deserve the current position! And POUNDING THE PAVEMENT is the subsequent outturn! After difficult years It's right seein' them produced at top level, with a"big" label and finally with the right man on bass, Christ,
BAND SACRED LEATHER ALBUM ULTIMATE FORCE
LABEL CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC
OUT 2018 (Feb 23rd) OUR RATING 90/100 I was starting to listening to this album and I had immediately beautiful vibrations, confirmed one completed this first full-length by SACRED LEATHER. ULTIMATE FORCE will be surely, in our opinion, one of the masterpieces of the year for all classic metal/NWOTHM fans!! The product of five metal banshees from the Midwestern portion of the United States, SACRED LEATHER ha
Our readers know that we don't love charts and scores, so we want simply talk about of some best news in NWOTHM's scene throughout this ending year, with the certainty of forgetting somebody or somethin. .and we apoligize for this!. The new names in traditional metal's world are several, clear sign of vitality of whole movement. We begin from Europe and, particularly, from SWEDEN with a lot of acknowledgements as AIR RAID, in best shape with ACROSS THE LINE, RAM with ROD saga
💿 Hi,it’s a pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal MARK SUTCLIFFE of TRESPASS, the well-known NWOBHM legend from SUDBURY! Let’s start talking about the early days of the band..When is this all begun? Which bands have influenced you? It’s a pleasure to talk to you also!
I was a late starter on the guitar but it was something I always wanted to try. When I started work in 1975 at 16 years old a guitar was one of the first things I bought with my hard earned pay! At the
TWO WORDS with ANDY D'URSO of legendary NWOBHM band Traitors Gate!
💿 Hi,it’s a pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal ANDY D’URSO of Traitors Gate, the well-known NWOBHM band! Let’s start talking about the early days of the band..When is this all begun? Which bands have influenced you?
ANDY - Hi Giovanni, thanks for the opportunity to do this. To answer your question, the band originated around 1983, with the release of the 'Devil Takes the High Road' EP in 1984.
NOSTRADAMUS is the 16th studio full-lenght (a double-album) by Judas Priest. The band's first concept was finally released in June 2008 on Epic Records. It is the band's final album to feature K.K. Downing. Musically, the album contains symphonic orchestrations, including keyboards and choirs. According to Billboard.com, the album was released in Europe on 16 June 2008 and 17 June in United States. The title track was released on 12 April 2008, while the second single "Vision
BAND: SCARS OF ARMAGEDDON
ALBUM: DEAD END
OUT: Dec 15th, 2017 OUR RATING 81/100
Pure Steel Promotion will officially release the new album called "DEAD END" by Scars Of Armageddon's, out worldwide on December 15th, 2017. The album starts with a great intro, almost 2 min of a great arpeggio before the title-track, a speedy power-metal with ductile and modern voice. LOCKDOWN is a great tune, almost 7 min duration, an excellent song! WASTELAND is another
BAND STEREO NASTY ALBUM TWISTING THE BLADE OUT 2017 LABEL DIABOLIC MIGHT RECORDS (vinyl version) OUR RATING 81/100 After a not easy gestation (first out digital, next on cd) finally is out the vinyl version for the second full-length by well-known Irish NWOTHM band. A great album for the the four-piece band, smart in extricate itself in tunes with more speed, or more direct or darker. We see a lot of anthemic songs as KILL OR BE KILLED or REFLECTION OF MADNESS, while HAUNTING
💿 Hi,it’s a pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal HEL of SEAX, the well-known US speedmetal band from Massachusetts, US! Let’s start talking about the early days of the band..When is this all begun? Which bands have influenced you?
Hel: It all started one night while listening to Judas Priest and drinking with my old friend Jeremy at our old bandroom sometime between 2008/2009. I told him I wanted to start a new band to play some classic Heavy Metal and he actually