Published August 2009

Skintilla - King Of Kings (Riot)

With their latest effort King Of Kings, Skintilla deliver 10 songs mixing power metal, hard rock and old school thrash with their own little twists.

Australia's heavy metal scene is flourishing with talent in today's day and age: there are many talented established and upcoming bands putting out quality material.

Gallery: Alice Cooper @ Brisbane Convention Centre, 22 August 2009

After months of hearing mention of just how epic Alice Cooper concerts have been, his latest visit to Brisbane did not disappoint!

The Legion - A Bliss To Suffer (Listenable/Stomp)

What happens when Swedish black death metallers The Legion decide to produce an album completely by themselves? A farce? A half-rate sack of crap? Think again!

The third release from this Swedish black/death outfit sees a classy product, from the artwork to the music.

Zero Illusions - Enter Eternity (Soundpollution/Riot)

Zero Illusions release their debut album but maybe needed a bit more time to tie up some loose ends.

Having formed in 2004, Enter Eternity is Zero Illusion's first full length release.

Crimson Cult - self-titled (Dockyard 1/Riot)

Take a pinch of Dragonforce, a shake of Iron Maiden, and mix in some, at times, disturbing lyrics on the subjects of blood, demons and the undead, and you've just baked yourself a cake of Crimson Cult.
Release Date: 
2 Jun 2009 - 8:30am

Two years after the demise of Stygma IV, Günter Maier and Alex Hilzensauer met vocalist Walter Stuefew and dr

Sonata Arctica - The Days of Grays (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Tuomas Holopainen and Tony Kakko walk into a bar. Tuomas knocks himself out. Before he can recover, Tony steals his songbook, turns his amps to 11 and sets out to record "The Days of Grays."
Release Date: 
17 Sep 2009 (All day)

No, really. From the sweet orchestral instrumental introduction to the opening lines sung by a dulcet female voice, they echo Nightwish note for note.

Stryper – Murder By Pride (Frontiers/Riot)

Grab your hairspray and your spandex pants as Christian Rockers Stryper put down their bibles and pick up their instruments to serve up one hell (oops) heck of an album. The 80s are back and they never sounded so heavenly.
Release Date: 
28 Aug 2009 (All day)

The first thing you have to do when listening to Stryper is admit that you’re prejudiced.

Molotov Solution - The Harbinger (Metal Blade/Riot)

Molotov Solution's latest album The Harbinger is packed with all-out, decimating aggression, and call-to-arms lyricism.
Release Date: 
6 Sep 2009 (All day)

In a nutshell, the new album The Harbinger from the Las Vegas deathcore quintet Molotov Solution sounds like a pissed off bastard child of The Dillinger Escape Pla

As You Drown - Reflection (Metal Blade/Riot)

As You Drown's cathartic debut album Reflection is skillful, unforgiving Swedish death metal.

Swedish death metal outfit As You Drown unleash nine heavy-as-hell tracks of unrelenting brutality on their debut album,