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Next year, American metal band Riot V, founded by the late guitarist Mark Reale (d. 2012), will celebrate their 50th anniversary in the metal business. Though we haven't had a new studio album from the band ... [ Read More ]

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Perseus - Into The Silence Album Review

Perseus: Into The Silence

Symphonic Power Metal
3.0/5.0

When you think of European symphonic power metal band, what country comes to mind first (if not immediately)?. You have three guesses, but the first two don't count ... [ Read More ]

Yes - Talk 2024 Reissue Album Review

Yes: Talk (Reissue)

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.0/5.0

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Yes' fourteenth studio album, Talk. Vocalist Jon Anderson, at the time, called the album, "Glorious! It was like a ... [ Read More ]

Marty Friedman - Drama Album Review

Marty Friedman: Drama

Instrumental Ensemble Guitar (Mostly)
5.0/5.0

Marty Friedman needs little introduction. His rise to guitar stardom began in Cacophony, a band he formed with Jason Becker. Then, as we all know, his ... [ Read More ]

Demon - Invincible Album Review

Demon: Invincible

Melodic Metal Rock (NWoBHM)
4.5/5.0

Now in their fifth decade in the UK metal underground, NWoBHM legends Demon return, after a seven year absence, with their fourteenth studio album. Over these ... [ Read More ]

The Treatment - Wake Up The Neighbourhood Album Review

The Treatment: Wake Up The Neighbourhood

Classic Hard Rock
4.5/5.0

Reviving classic hard rock for the 21st century for better than a decade is Cambridge's The Treatment. Since their formation in 2008, the quintet has dropped five ... [ Read More ]

The Tangent - To Follow Polaris Review

The Tangent: To Follow Polaris

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.5/5.0

Formed in 2002 by principal songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Andy Tillson, The Tangent enters their third decade with their thirteenth studio album ... [ Read More ]

Riot V - Mean Streets Review

Riot V: Mean Streets

Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

Next year, American metal band Riot V, founded by the late guitarist Mark Reale (d. 2012), will celebrate their 50th anniversary in the metal business. Though we ... [ Read More ]

Anette Olzon - Rapture Review

Anette Olzon: Rapture

Melodic/Symphonic/Power Metal
3.5/5.0

Vocalist Anette Olzon returns with her latest and third solo album, Rapture. It's been three years since Strong, but the artist has been busy. In 2022, she recorded ... [ Read More ]

FM - Old Habits Die Hard Review

FM: Old Habits Die Hard

AOR Melodic Rock
4.5/5.0

Legendary UK AOR band FM celebrates their 40th anniversary with the release of their 14th studio album, Old Habits Die Hard. But the album arrives upon the heels ... [ Read More ]

War Grave 2024 Debut EP Review

War Grave: War Grave EP

Traditional Heavy/Speed Metal
4.5/5.0

Hailing from England, and started three years ago, War Grave is a new metal band featuring members of several defunct underground London metal bands ... [ Read More ]

Six By Six - Beyond Shadowland Review

Six By Six: Beyond Shadowland

Melodic Progressive Rock
5.0/5.0

Six years after the success of their self-titled debut album, Multi-national trio Six By Six returns with their second album, Beyond Shadowland. The band ... [ Read More ]

Vanden Plas - The Empyrean Equation Of The Long Lost Things Review

Vanden Plas: The Empyrean Equation Of ...

Melodic Progressive Metal
5.0/5.0

Germany's Vanden Plas, formed by brothers Andreas and Stephan Lill are two years from celebrating 40 years in the underground metal scene. Since their ... [ Read More ]

Praying Mantis - Defiance Review

Praying Mantis: Defiance

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

The history of England's Praying Mantis is well known. Formed prior to the origin of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal by the Troy brothers (Chris and Tino) ... [ Read More ]


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With little doubt, in his fifty-some year career, guitarist and composer Michael Thompson has become a legend for his fret work and the go-to studio musician for the same. When he's not helping or collecting royalties ... [ Read More ]

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