Red Eleven

Red Eleven are a five man band hailing form Finland, which has been formed around 2009, and released their first album in 2013.  What the style of their music on the first album ‘Idiot Factory’ was, I wouldn’t know, since I’ve not heard it, but what they bring us on this follow-up album can be described as a mix between Metal, alternative rock, and rock.


't Was in the spring of 2007, when 5 members (more specifically, lead singer Masato David Hayakawa, lead guitarist Yokochi Y.K.C”, rhythm guitarist/ backing singer Kazuya SugiSugiyama, bassist Ryo RxYxOShimizu and drummer Katsuma Minatani) of two Nagoya based Japanese bands (that having been mentioned, you have no more reason to mistake this band for the Moberly, Missouri based Atmospheric Metal act which released it

Axel Rudi Pell

As I mentioned here, 2014 is becoming an excellent year for Heavy Metal. The 53-year old German guitar player Axel Rudi Pell, who has been on the road since 1981, has just released his sixteenth studio album, ‘Into the Storm’, and the final result is so pleasant that it will be hard for any headbanger not to enjoy it.

Rebellious Spirit

Rebellious Spirit a very young metal band founded in the southern Germany. Never heard about them but I think not the last time. Current members are Jannik Fischer (vocals, guitars), his brother Jens (bass), Silvio Bizer (drums) and Corvin Domhardt (guitar).

Onkel Tom

Onkel Tom is a German group founded by “Onkel Tom Angelripper” playing metal versions of schlagers, drinking songs and Christmas carols. Maybe you recognize Tom Angelripper from Sodom. Yes this is his solo project alive and kicking.

Steel Prophet

The beginning of this year saw the re-release of Steel Prophets 1995 debut album ‘The Goddess Principle’, and now Pure Steel Records releases their follow up 1997 album ‘Into The Void’, as well as the ‘Continuum’ EP.

Bunker 66

Bunker 66 hail from Messina, an historical city on the Italian island Sicily. In 2009 they came with a very fine EP, Out Of The Bunker, and at the very end of 2012 the released their first full length via the label they are currently on, Infernö Interceptörs (the album) and High Roller Records (the label). Without any doubt that record was one of my favourite albums that very same year (for the review, see the update on February 16th 2013).

Halcyon Way

I reviewed another Halcyon Way album before, the IndoctriNation album, and what I wrote then, is still what I think about them today. Were it not for the many grunts and growls, I would actually like their music.

The Megs

The Megs are a hard rock quartet from Italy.  So far they’ve released a full LP ‘Jealousy’ in 2011 and an EP ‘Start’ in 2013..  So this is their second full album.

As a matter of fact calling them a hard rock band is hurting the truth, because it is  quite difficult to categorize their music in a particular genre.  They really have a sound of their own, that is very hard to compare to other bands.  Let’s say they play rock’n’roll, but with many angles. At times they almost sound like D.A.D., but on the next song they almost sound poppy.


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