American heavy metal

Sanctuary - The Year the Sun Died (Century Media)

Solid stuff from the Seattle veterans...
Release Date: 
5 Oct 2014 - 11:30pm

Seattle power metallers Sanctuary burned brightly for a couple of albums at the arse end of the eighties before mutating into the musically more satisfying

Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds (Nuclear Blast Entertainment)

Machine Head's first outing for new label Nuclear Blast lets nobody down, but is that enough?
Release Date: 
9 Nov 2014 - 11:30pm

…And so the unthinkable happened, and Machine Head deserted the seemingly safe haven of lifelong label Roadrunner for the shiny pastures of former RR lynchpin A&am

Hellion - Karma's A Bitch (HNE/Cherry Red Records)

The only problem I can find with Karma's A Bitch, the new release from Hellion, is it's only an EP so it feels like an entree and I'm hungrier than that, give me a main course!
Release Date: 
6 Oct 2014 - 12:01pm

Hellion is one of those eighties bands that deserved to be so much bigger than they were (or are) and on their latest release, an EP entitled Karma’s A Bitch they prove th

Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter (Roadrunner)

Massive.
Release Date: 
20 Oct 2014 - 11:30pm

Since the untimely death of bassist Paul Gray in 2010 – hence the name of this, Slipknot’s fifth studio full-lengther – a miasma of rumour  and debate has sur

James LaBrie of Dream Theater: A Dramatic Turn of Events

"The fans want us all to themselves..."

For close to three decades, Dream Theater have carried the torch for progressive rock, they have seen three decades of new movements, musical milestones, fads and fanatical genres

Eyehategod Australian tour January 2015 - CANCELLED

Sludge masters Eyehategod announce January 2015 Australian tour
Tour Dates: 
29/01/2015 - 01/02/2015

For over a quarter of a century, Eyehategod have carried the torch for the metal culture of New Orleans, sharing stages with the likes of Pantera, Goatwhor

Currently Unsigned: Vengeance Within

We continue our look at what it means to be a 'sovereign' band in 2014 with a chat to Sonny Luciano of Cleveland, Ohio outfit, Vengeance Within...

Well obviously I've blown your identity in the teaser by saying who you are, but for the sake of form Im going to ask you to identify yourself anyway.

Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out (Nuclear Blast)

Vital thrash from the veteran American outfit...
Release Date: 
13 Oct 2014 - 11:30pm

Like label mates Testament and Overkill,  thrash veterans  Exodus seem to be carrying the banner for the genre in a fashion the big 4 ju

Fear Factory: Sustaining An Empire

"You're Metal As Fuck and I'm Busy As Fuck"

Not many bands come to mind that hold integrity, diligence and the utter fucking wow factor quite like Fear Factory.

Trivium's Paolo Gregoletto: Nothing Trivial

"You can’t rest and just accept one great album; you have to keep climbing"

Trivium came out of nowhere, and its massive appetite followed.