Unlike most of our Hails, Magus Beast actually has a very long history. They started out in 1985 as a band called Aggressor — not the most original name, but it was the mid-80s and that’s the way things were. Aggressor made a name for themselves in the local NYC scene, eventually opening [...]
Rock N’ Roll Heaven Record Store and Old Bridge Metal Militia are uniting to present the highly anticipated Reunion Concert and Fundraiser to benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy. The concert will be held on May 11, 2013 at Encore Event Center in Freehold, NJ.
I’m going to be sad when it’s like, 2041 and lists with titles like this will no longer make sense. In the meantime…
12. Ensiferum – Unsung Heroes
Ensiferum took their time with this one, and it shows. 2012 didn’t see a whole lot of folk metal releases, but the few I got [...]
In case you haven’t noticed, straightforward, “traditional,” heavy metal is making a serious comeback. It’s tempting to dismiss the bands participating in this resurgence as worshippers, but Ahab’s Ghost, a band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are putting their own unique spin on the sounds that old school fans like me have grown to love.
How did I go this long without writing a nice big list of shit that pisses me off? Has life been treating me THAT well lately?
1. Bands don’t seem to know you exist
(Photo credit: Emily Kate Hargrove.)
Dear every band ever,
A men’s medium just barely accommodates my [...]
Good news for Canadian metalheads — In Flames has been added to the Heavy MTL and Heavy TO rosters! Both appearances will mark the only times In Flames will perform for North American audiences this summer, so be sure to check them out if you can. Both festivals begin [...]
Former HADES/NON-FICTION founding member Dan Lorenzo has released his 4th solo cd available now. “Best of 3″ is a compilation of Lorenzo’s first three solo cds and includes three previously unreleased tracks. Lorenzo stated, “Being as I “sold out” of my first three solo cds (meaning I sold 23 copies to European HADES fans [...]
This past April, we took a trip back to New Jersey to a band called Hades who are one of my personal favorites (You can read the original post here) and I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of interviewing singer Alan Tecchio about the band, the upcoming Headbangers Open Air [...]
Hades lead singer Alan Tecchio released the following statement regarding the lineup for the Hades set for the Headbangers Open Air Festival this summer, July 26-28 in Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany. Alan said via his Facebook page: