traditional metal

Primal Fear- Rulebreaker (Frontiers Records)

When they're not breaking the law or breaking jaws, Primal Fear shows that they can be great rulebreakers.

They say that too much of a good thing can be bad for you, but if that were really true Nutella would not be an acceptable breakfast food.

Headliners announced for old school metal festival

Raise your horns and get on down to The Bell House in New York in March for some old school head banging

Exciter, Riot V, The Rods and Liege Lord are the leading four legendary old school metal bands confirmed for the Defender

Castle- Under Siege (Prosthetic Records)

Some great trad metal on offer.
Release Date: 
16 May 2014 (All day)

Now here’s a tasty piece of work.

Albatross- The Kissing Flies (Transcending Obscurity)

Some fine traditional metal from India.

Albatross play a brand of traditional metal that, much like the B-movie horror stories they're inspired by, never really loses its appeal no matter how much time passes. 

Tarot - Spell of Iron MMXI (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

It's a re-release of their classic 1986 debut, one of Finnish metal's finest achievements. But is it relevant and is it worth the effort? Yes; if you don't mind superfluous keyboards and some subpar vocal performances.

It’s like a revered artifact of Finnish metal that’s been dug out of the ground, painstakingly restored by eminent sonic scientists, groomed to meticulous perfection…and