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Album review: – LORDI – Monstereophonic – Theaterror vs. Demonarchy

AFM Records [Release date 16.09.16] Finland’s masked melodic metal band Lordi, who will forever be widely known for winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, follow up 2014’s “Scare Force One” with their 8th studio release, the split “Monstereophonic – … Continue reading

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Album review: SERIOUS BLACK – Mirrorworld

SERIOUS BLACK – Mirrorworld

AFM Records [Release date 09.09.16] European supergroup Serious Black return with their sophomore release “Mirrorworld” less than 2 years after debut “As Daylight Breaks” hit the racks. The backbone of vocalist Urban breed, Dominik Sebastian (guitars), bassist Mario Lochert and … Continue reading

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Album Review: – SOLUTION .45 – Nightmares In The Waking State – Part II

AFM Records [release date 26.08.16] Nightmares In The Waking State – Part II is Solution .45’s third studio release and is the follow up to Part I released back in November 2015 (though recorded at the same time). Solution .45 … Continue reading

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Album review: – KISSIN’ DYNAMITE – Generation Goodbye

KISSIN’ DYNAMITE – Generation Goodbye

AFM Records [Release date 08.07.16] German modern hard rock band Kissin’ Dynamite are back with their fifth studio album “Generation Goodbye” and somehow they keep on improving! Previous release “Megalomania”, from September 2014, was a wonderful slice of modern melodic … Continue reading

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Album review: PARADOX – Pangea

PARADOX – Pangea

AFM Records [Release date 03.06.16] German thrash band Paradox celebrate their 30th anniversary with the release of their seventh studio “Pangea”. Surviving founding member Charly Steinhauer has been joined by an endless array of musicians since debut “Product of Imagination” … Continue reading

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Album review: IRON SAVIOR – Titancraft

IRON SAVIOR – Titancraft

AFM Records [Release date 20.05.16] Iron Savior’s ninth studio release “Titancraft” features more of the same from the German power metal band…namely science fiction inspired Teutonic metal a la Primal Fear/Helloween. Main-man Piet Sielck (vocals, guitar) is back again and … Continue reading

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Album review: ORDEN OGAN – The Book of Ogan

ORDEN OGAN – The Book of Ogan

AFM Records [Release date 25.03.16] “The Book of Ogan” would appear to be German power metal band Orden Ogan’s way of closing the first chapter of their career as it is a very impressive double CD double DVD package. What … Continue reading

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Album review: THUNDERSTONE – Apocalypse Again

THUNDERSTONE – Apocalypse Again

AFM Records [Release date 01.04.16] Thunderstone are another one of AFM’s hidden treasures that I’ve never actually listened to before and now they return with their sixth studio release “Apocalypse Again”. Guitarist Nino Laurenne put the band together back in … Continue reading

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Album review: HUMAN FORTRESS – Thieves Of The Night

HUMAN FORTRESS – Thieves Of The Night

AFM Records [Release date 18.03.16] “Thieves of the Night” is German melodic metal band Human Fortress’s follow up to the well-received “Raided Land”. The band deal in a genre populated by bands such as Kamelot, Avantasia and Virgin Steele according … Continue reading

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Album review: THE LAST VEGAS – Eat Me

THE LAST VEGAS – Eat Me

AFM Records [Release date 18.03.16] The Last Vegas are an American sleazy hard rock band and somehow they have managed to get their latest release “Eat Me” released on a German metal label… The band hail from Chicago, Illinois and … Continue reading

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Album review: SINBREED – Master Creator

SINBREED – Master Creator

German power metal band Sinbreed return with their new opus “Master Creator” which follows on from 2014’s “Shadows”. The band line-up has remained unchanged with vocalist Herbie Langhans (recently to be heard singing the part of “Eclipse” on the latest … Continue reading

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Album review: THE NEW BLACK – A Monster’s Life

THE NEW BLACK – A Monster’s Life

AFM Records [Release date 26.02.16] “A Monster’s Life” is German band’s The New Black fourth release and follows on from the impressive “III : Cut Loose” from 2013. This time around, rather than self-producing again, they have enlisted famed Volbeat … Continue reading

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Album review: GAMA BOMB – Untouchable Glory

GAMA BOMB – Untouchable Glory

AFM Records [Release date 30.10.15] “Untouchable Glory” is the fifth album from Northern Ireland’s answer to vintage Anthrax, namely Gama Bomb. The band formed back in 2002 in Newry and bonded over a love of obscure thrash bands and zombies. … Continue reading

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Album Review: 21OCTAYNE – 2.0

21OCTAYNE – 2.0

AFM Records [Release date 25.09.15] 21Octayne are back with their sophomore album, thoughtfully titled “2.0”, a mere 16 months after their superb debut “Into The Open”. The line-up for “2.0” remains unchanged apart from the loss of bassist Andrew Lauer…so … Continue reading

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Album Review: – PYOGENESIS – A Century In The Curse Of Time

AFM Records [release date 14.08.15] Pyogenesis are back with “A Century In The Curse Of Time”…their first studio album in over 13 years…but as I’ve never heard of them this isn’t really much of a concern. The accompanying press release … Continue reading

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Album review: BURNING POINT – Burning Point

BURNING POINT – Burning Point

AFM Records [Release date 12.06.15] Burning Point are yet another of AFM’s roster that I have never heard of! Burning Point are a metal band from Finland and this self-titled album is actually their sixth studio release but their first … Continue reading

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Album Review: – A LIFE DIVIDED – Human

AFM Records [release date 10.04.15] A Life Divided are another one of those European bands that I’ve never heard of but new album “Human” is actually their fifth studio release following on the heels of “The Great Escape” released in … Continue reading

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Album review: MAGIC KINGDOM – Savage Requiem

MAGIC KINGDOM – Savage Requiem

AFM Records [release date 20.03.15] Take the band name (Magic Kingdom) and throw in an excellent cover featuring a fire breathing dragon and you just know what “Savage Requiem” is going to sound like…Rhapsody of Fire on steroids comes fairly … Continue reading

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Album review: SERIOUS BLACK – As Daylight Breaks

SERIOUS BLACK – As Daylight Breaks

AFM Records [Release date 16.01.15] Serious Black can only be described as a European metal super-group due to the presence of former/current members of Helloween/Masterplan, Blind Guardian, Edenbridge, Visions of Atlantis and Bloodbound. Sounds extremely promising… The band started as … Continue reading

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Album review: U.D.O – Decadent

U.D.O. - Decadent

AFM Records [Release date 23.01.15] Everyone’s favourite German growler, Udo Dirkschneider, is back with his new studio album “Decadent”. It doesn’t seem long since I was underwhelmed by his one paced “Steelhammer – Live From Moscow” album. So what does … Continue reading

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