Last year I reviewed two novels in the Eviscerated Panda series, by Sarah Tipper. These two books, A Metal Tale and Back in Bamboo, tell the story of a heavy metal/thrash band called Eviscerated Panda.
From East Germany, Black Metal thrashers, Nocturnal Witch, recently released their latest creation via Undercover/Evil Spell Records, titled, Summoning Hell. Just over a half hour long, this album distinctly is rich in old school thrash elements blended with Black Metal tones. The production in the album is well done, with perfectly executed raw sound.
A couple of hours before they stormed the stage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I sat down with Exodus and talked metal, life, and love. Well, not so much love, but lead singer Rob Dukes’ passion and excitement about music pours out of him, and he is tying the knot soon (congratulations).
ANTHRAX- SOUND OF WHITE NOISE This is a journey into sound. It’s also a trip back to 1993, a year of change for Anthrax. Out was long time singer Joey Belladona, replaced by former Armored Saint leader, John Bush. With that departure came a monumental shift in the band’s musical direction.
Shadow Host is a Russian Band that has been around since 1993 and if you haven’t heard of them don’t be embarrassed. Their international exposure hasn’t been massive, but I will admit when I heard Apocalyptic Symphony for the first time I wondered why. The world needs to hear about these guys.
If 50 Shades of Grey titillated the masses with shocking and hard core tales of sexual escapades then thrash power Hatriot has matched and exceeded that in the musical sense with their second album Dawn of The New Centurion.
Rock legends become monuments over time, but what endears fans to their heroes are epic albums with unforgettable songs. Rust in Peace, released in 1990, transformed thrash pioneers Megadeth from rising metal stars to center spot on speed metal’s Mt.Rushmore.
British Metal merchants, Savage Messiah, came together in 2007 with the desire to create 100% Heavy Metal. With The Fateful Dark, the band sees their 4th album, 2nd on Earache Records, and have recorded some killer Metal.