Power Metal

A Sound of Thunder Make Waves in Catalonia

November 13, 2017 Joseph Schafer

Washington, D.C.-based A Sound of Thunder have found fans far from home, in Catalonia.

Full Album Stream: Moonlight Prophecy – “Vanquished”

November 8, 2017 Vince Bellino

Power metal collective Moonlight Prophecy have returned with their new debut album mere months after the release of their last EP.

Ten Songs Inspired by Stephen King

September 4, 2017 Joseph Schafer

This coming Friday, a new film adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic and massive horror novel ‘IT’ will be released in American cinemas. Will it be good? King does not have the best history with cinema. The beloved miniseries based upon the novel, starring Tim Curry as the shapeshifting clown monster Pennywise, does not hold up,…

Q&A: Epica’s Isaac Delahaye

August 16, 2017 Vince Bellino

Read an exclusive interview with Epica guitarist Isaac Delahaye on the band’s upcoming US tour and his extreme metal background.

Label Spotlight: Satanath Records

August 7, 2017 Vince Bellino

Go behind the scenes with prolific Russian label Satanath Records.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Helloween’s “Chameleon”

June 7, 2017 Shawn Macomber

Maybe it’s a growing-up-stateside thing, but I can’t honestly say I’ve ever met a single headbanger who got into metal through Helloween.

Track Premiere: Damnations Day – ‘Colours of Darkness’

February 10, 2017 Vince Bellino

Damnations Day play to their strengths (big choruses, guitar solos, soaring vocals) on their latest single. 

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of Grind, Death and Power

January 6, 2017 Albert Mudrian

In which our resident birdbrain pecks on new releases Avulsed, Grave Digger and the Drip.

HammerFall premiere first single “The Sacred Vow” off new album

August 25, 2016 Vince Bellino

Swedish power metal powerhouse HammerFall are still energized after nearly two decades of making music. 

Hammers of Misfortune

July 25, 2016 Justin Norton

Dead Revolution
Full of life
dB rating: 9/10


July 21, 2016 Greg Pratt

You probably didn’t hear traditional metal powerhouse Damien Black in 1992, so, here’s a second chance.


June 29, 2016 Shane Mehling

Metal is often a much too serious affair. Just because you’re in front of a camera doesn’t mean you need to be scowling and carving pentagrams into the nearest virgin. But there’s a fine line between being lighthearted and being downright fucking goofy…

Win a 3-CD prize pack of new releases from Cruz Del Sur

September 4, 2015 James Lewis

Before checking out for the long weekend, enter for a chance to win three new CDs of doom, occult, heaviness, kings, hammers, and more kings, courtesy of Cruz Del Sur.