BAND Vulture - High Speed Metal
ALBUM VICTIM OF THE BLADE (EP)
LABEL HIGH ROLLER RECORDS
OUT 2018 (4th press of reissue)
The reissue of the amazing first demo by VULTURE!!
#review BAND Lonewolf ALBUM UNLEASH THE BEAST LABEL Self Release OUT 13/2/2020 OUR RATING 84/100 Formed in 2017, Nightwölf from Brazil was heir of the best old-school HM, both in music and in all the band’s aesthetics. Deeply influenced by masters such as Judas Priest, Accept, Manowar and Iron Maiden, the line up consists of Jack Znake (Vocals), Adan Hessen (Guitar), Rafael Roan (Guitar), Guilherme de Almeida (Bass) and João Videira (Drums) The band’s first record, a self-rel
BAND Fatal Curse
ALBUM BREAKING THE TRANCE
LABEL Shadow Kingdom Records
OUR RATING 85/100
First album by another stunning band, out via SHADOW KINGDOM RECORDS in April with their first album called BREAKING THE TRANCE.
This trio ftom NEW YORK area provides 28 mins of music respectful of the best tradition of classic metal and more direct part of NWOBHM.. seven songs which we really enjoyed!
Since first dune, the title track, we can feel the flavour of best mix
BAND Midnight Priest
ALBUM AGGRESSIVE HUNTINGS
LABEL Metal On Metal Records
OUR RATING 85/100
Third album by traditional HM band from PORTUGAL MIDNIGHT PRIEST, out for a few days via METAL ON METAL RECORDS.
An album surely interesting that confirms this band as a top player in this genre.
Enhanced by a cover literally amazing, AGGRESSIVE HUNTINGS provides one intro and nine songs that every classic metal fans will love.
After THE LAW, an intro based on a great
ALBUM LUST AND WAR
LABEL FIGHTER RECORDS
OUR RATING 84/100
APHRODITE is a NWOTHM band from Canada that clearly shows its passion for classic and speed metal, ready to unleash via Fighter Records the debut album called "Lust And War".
The album is set for international release on July 9th, 2019, both on CD and vinyl.
Founded in the second half of 2018, APHRODITE is a band which consists of ICE WAR's Jo Steel "Capitalicide" - who wrote the musi
BAND STEEL NIGHT ALBUM FIGHT TILL THE END LABEL IRON SHIELD RECORDS OUT 26/4/2019 OUR RATING 85/100 Our readers know that one of the reasons of the birth of Hardrockheavymetal is keepin' high the flame of pure, classic and traditional HM! It's a real pleasure listening to bands such as STEEL NIGHT, another great example of guys able to play today proudly so classic!! Steel Night was born in the first slice of 2017 in Durango, México by Raúl Domínguez, Jahaziel Rangel and Alb
After one split and a demo, finally it's the time for debut by #CANADIAN #nwothm band!
Positive reviewed on our pages, surely one of our HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR! #TRAVELER #NWOTHM
ALBUM DESTINY CALLS
LABEL GATES OF HELL RECORDS OUT 26 04 2019
OUR RATING 90/100
CHEVALIER, well-known band on our pages, that comes from FINLAND, will release their debut full-length called "Destiny Calls", out on April 26th via Gates of Hell Records.
CHEVALIER shows their #speedmetal attitude well mixed with epic song arrangements, the whole thing enriched by vocals of Emma Grönqvist.
Recorded across two separate sessions in November 2018 at Black Floyd
WHO SCREAMER WHERE MILAN - SLAUGHTER CLUB PADERNO D. WHEN 23/02/2019 Opening for benchmark such as SATAN and RAM isn't surely easy, but SCREAMER has the right skill to impress the crowd. With a new album scheduled this year, the NWOTHM band from Sweden enterteined us with 8 songs taken from first three album and two new songs from abovementioned upcoming platter. Good solos, catchy when it needs, they're absolutely interesting!! SETLIST DEMON RIDER ADRENALINE DISTRACTIONS SL
BAND V/A ALBUM TRAPPED UNDER ICE VOL.1 - THE NEW FACE OF CANADIAN HEAVY METAL LABEL TEMPLE OF MYSTERY RECORDS OUT 25/01/2019 OUR RATING 87/100 Trapped Under Ice Vol. I is a new collection of ten cuts from few of the best new Canadian NWOTHM bands. Each band provides an exciting track completely exclusive to this collection, reflecting today’s incredible underground scene across Canada.
The added value provided by this kind of compilation is high, if you think about the histo
BAND TANTRUM ALBUM MELT IT DOWN LABEL SELF RELEASE OUT 7/12/2018 OUR RATING 85/100 After an EP out in 2016, on ast Dec 7th TANTRUM, NWOTHM band from Scotland, were out with the debut full-lenght called MELT IT DOWN. Surely an interesting album by a high-level band! The first shot is UNDERDOG that, after a fancy arpeggio, esplodes with a strong riffing enhanced by great vocals contributions and inspired solo parts. CLASSIC METAL, surely son of the past but absolutely suited to
BAND OATH ALBUM LEGION (EP) LABEL WITCHCRAFT RECORDS OUT 09/2018 OUR RATING 80/100 OATH is the solo project of STEVEN WADDELL, guitarist of scottish band TANTRUM. Out last September, it shows, throughout four songs, stunning guitar silos, fancy riffs and harmonies son of classic British Heavy Rock and first glorious years of NWOBHM. You can find it in the first ace called A DREAM OF SOLITUDE, that starts elegantly but not pushing; vocals flow fine and they are a form of added
BAND GATEKEEPER ALBUM GREY MAIDEN LABEL CRUZ DEL SUR OUT 22/02/2019 OUR RATING 85/100 After their acclaimed "East of Sun" debut album, Gatekeeper are ready with a new EP, called "Grey Maiden". "Grey Maiden" includes the new title track, the acoustic “Moss,” a re-recording of “Tale of Twins” from their first demo and a cover of “Richard III” by cult NWOBHM band Tredegar. Gatekeeper's line up consist of vocalist Jean-Pierre, guitarist/founding member Geoff Blackwell, lead guita
BAND TRAVELER ALBUM TRAVELER OUT 22/2/19 LABEL GATES OF HELL RECORDS OUR RATING 83/100 TRAVELER, well known on our pages, are ready with their self-titled debut full-length album, available on Feb 22nd via Gates of Hell Records. A well-done job that shows eight songs of classic metal, surely son of the past but ready to live the future. Traveler, who are now rounded out by amazing singer Jean-Pierre Abboud (also of Gatekeeper), Matt Ries, second guitarist Toryin "Junior" Scha
Another great year in nwothm. We don't like charts (I believe you know it) but also this year we think it's great talkin' about our highlights in this scene.
A lot of great news from US; firstly the new (and last..) album by White Wizzard, great EP's from Sylent Storm ,Scrollkeeper and Silver Talon, amazing ULTIMATE FORCE by Sacred Leather and fancy BURST INTO FLAME by Haunt (new album in 2019!).
Great confirmation by Visigoth and Night Demon with earhquake LIVE DARKNESS, a
BAND SABOTER ALBUM ARCHITECTS OF EVIL LABEL NO REMORSE RECORDS OUT Nov 16th, 2018 OUR RATING 90/100 Already interviewed on our pages, SABOTER are out with their second full-lenght, called ARCHITECTS OF EVIL, pubblished by compatriot NO REMORSE RECORDS. Let's start from the end: an amazing album, a must-have for all Traditional HM fans but not only! The first shot is TEMPLE OF R'LYEH, a stunning track that hits us for a large vocals range, complex structures, changes of time
💿Hi, it’s a pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal Bryce R. VanHoosen of SILVER TALON. Welcome!! Thanks! Good to be here. 💿 Can you tell us somethin’about your early days of your career? When is this all begun and which bands have influenced you? For me personally, I was really initially influenced by punk rock. I wanted nothing more than to be in a punk band when I was younger, so for my 15th birthday, I finally convinced my parents to get me a bass guitar. So I go
💿 Hi, it’s a pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal TIM BROWN of STRIKER!! You’re Welcome!! Thanks for having me. 💿 “PLAY TO WIN", your new album, is out from one month! It was well-received everywhere and you truly deserve it! Can you tell us somethin’about this platter, especially about its composition process and its “multi-faceted” style? For this album we wanted to try something new. We listened to all our favourite bands and albums, and realised that most of th
💿 Hi, it’s a pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal LEE ANVEL of OUTLAW!! You’re Welcome!! Thank you, the pleasure is mine! 💿 “MARAUDERS”, your new album, is “hot’n’ready” and available for a few days! Can you tell us somethin’about its composition process and style? We have the privilege to listening to it in and we were very impressed! Glad you like it! I've been making songs for Outlaw for about three years now, and the first album has songs that were made between
BAND POWERGAME ALBUM MASQUERADE LABEL IRON SHIELD RECORDS OUT Jan 18th, 2019 OUR RATING 85/100 I wanna be totally honest with you: I'm so happy when I have the chance to listening band such as POWERGAME, heir of the best classic HM tradition! I'm sure there will be a future for our loved music.
Founded in 2012 by singer and guitar player Matty, POWERGAME stands for pure passion for the NWOBHM and the band’s moniker was obviously taken from the Tokyo Blade song with the same