Back in the days we had a hype in the metalscène that’s called nu- metal. Bands like Korn, Limp Bizkikt, Deftones, Slipknot, POD, (HED) pe made a interesting mix between hip hop and metal. These days only the biggest band of those who I just mentioned survived and still play big concerts. Now and than you find a lost band who’s trying to make it in these cruel world.
With An Ax To Grind the second album of this quartet from Pennsylvania is ready. It’s only been 12 months since they re-released their debut-album Out Of Ashes, Into The Fire… And Other Tales Of Insanity. Power Theory is an band who’s playing rocking metal with certain Saxon- influences, while the raw vocals remind mor on ex Metal- Church- frontman David Wayne.
Classic metal- riffing and nice twin- leads are combined with thrashy elements. Some highlights on the record are “Pure Steel” with its midtempo groove.
Sweden is the place to be these days. Bands like Enforcer and Sabaton grow fast. And now we have Stallion four. A band who often remind on bands like Krokus (in the early 80’s) bus for sure on the gods of hard rock AC/DC. But despite of that, they don’t copy them.
Tommy Justice is the former singer and guitarist of the rock band Ruff Justice and also the former guitarist and singer of Hard rock band PsychoHero. After 4 years with Ruff Justice and winning the 1st place in Hertford's battle of the bands in 2006, The band ended their partnership and Tommy joined the hard rock band PsychoHero.
All Time Low has always known many opponents, but even more fans. Throughout the years, the band has made a huge name for themselves and played many great tours and festivals. Here in Belgium, they've already played all major festivals such as Pukkelpop and Rock Werchter, but they also still play the real punk festivals such as the Warped Tour in the USA and Groezrock in Belgium.
Years after years, Roadrunner Records' leading hardcore act was Hatebreed. They released groundbreaking records under the name of Roadrunner, but with the release of their new album, The Divinity Of Purpose, the collaboration came to an end. The new Hatebreed is released worldwide through the European label Nuclear Blast, home of many big metal acts.
Vladimirs, aka The Vladimirs, are a Cincinnati, Ohio-based Horror Rock formation, formed in 1995 by (former) members of e.g. Thorns Of The Carrion, Estuary and Bad Samaritans. The band did record a rich hand full of albums in mean time, mainly through Bloodpact Music (early years) and Blood & Guts Records (as from 2003’s The Odds Are Against Us).
Active for nearly 15 years, Riverboat Gamblers play on their sixth studio album once again a healthy mix of punk, grunge and rock’n’roll... A fair share of true rockers, like the exquisite “Comedians” and “Bite my tongue” make it next to impossible to sit still. But there is also a melancholy side to the band, as can be heard on “Gallows bird”.. Some tracks like “Heart conditions” and “Loser neck” are quite catchy and would be ideal to be released as singles.
With 14 official albums released since 2006 Oresund Space Collective need no introduction to space rock fans. If you’ve seen the Danish-Swedish co crimi Broen(The Bridge), then you know all about Oresund, if not, it’s yr loss cuz it’s one of the best crimes ever. It’s even better than Forbrydelsen (the Killing). But enough about the greatest Danish export since Carlsberg, Lego and Mercyful Fate. Oresund Space Collective is founded in 2004 by key wizard Scott Heller (aka Dr.
From the first track “The great leveller” you really know that you are listening to something special. New Keepers Of the Water Towers’ third album is a brilliant combination of math, psychedelic-, prog, doom and stoner rock.