• Sweet & Lynch - ONLY TO RISE

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    ONLY TO RISE

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    Being completely honest here, I really didn't expect a whole lot out of this. I'm not the biggest Stryper fan in the world by a long shot, and the truth is that I just never could fully get into Michael Sweet's vocals. There's just always been something about him. I'm not sure what it is. I guess

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  • AC/DC - ROCK OR BUST

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    ROCK OR BUST

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    In a year that has see a foundational piece of AC/DC succumb to a debilitating illness and another to his own personal insanity, AC/DC emerges after seemingly forever away with ROCK OR BUST. To be fair and truthfully honest, expectations on this release were pretty low. I know that AC/DC is a band that's been in business almost 50

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  • Whitesnake - BACK TO THE BONE

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    LIVE IN '84 - BACK TO THE BONE

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    David Coverdale and company have had a very long and successful history that started even before he formed Whitesnake. There's no denying the legacy here. Coverdale has had a fantastic career with Whitesnake, and his time in Deep Purple was every bit as strong to that band as a Sammy Hagar was to Van Halen

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  • Wretch - WARRIORS

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    WARRIORS

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    There's an unwritten rule that I rarely follow here in Cleveland. That rule is that if a band is from Cleveland, I'm supposed to write all glowing things or else be called a hater by the local community. It's sad that it's like that, but the truth is what it is. For years I've lived with that stigma, to the point

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    BLOODSTONE & DIAMONDS

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    What happened to Machine Head really is a crime. Unfortunately for them, it's a crime they perpetrated upon themselves. With a mistake so many made in their youth, this band singlehandedly torpedoed themselves from ascending to the heights in metal held by only the select few like Metallica and Megadeth before them. After THE MORE THINGS CHANGE came

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  • Nashville Outlaws - TRIBUTE TO MOTLEY CRUE

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    A TRIBUTE TO MOTLEY CRUE

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    With the music industry pretty much dead anymore, nothing really comes off as shocking. After all, you have very desperate companies trying to hang on and make money from an industry that has about as much relevance today as the typewriter ribbon makers of the world still do. The current trend for the last half decade

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Death Angel Announces European Dates

Image: Death Angel, pitriff, heavy metal, news, interviews, reviewsDEATH ANGEL have announced dates for their upcoming Summer European tour which begins on June 1st in Mining Austria at Metalfest Open Air. Tour dates can be seen below:

June
1 – Mining, Austria - Metalfest Open Air
2 – Dessau, Germany - Metalfest Open Air
3 – Jaworzno, Poland - Metalfest Open Air

5 – Zadar, Croatia - Metalfest Open Air
7 – Milano, Italy - Metalfest Open Air
8 – Pratteln, Switzerland - Metalfest Open Air
9 - St. Goarshausen, Germany - Metalfest Open Air
10 – Pilsen, Czech Republic - Metalfest Open Air
13 – Osnabrück, Germany - Bastard Club
14 – Essen, Germany - Turock
16 – Clisson, France - Hellfest 2012
17 – Bilbao, Spain - Rock Star
18 – Porto, Portugal - Hard Club
19 – Madrid, Spain - Sala Ramdall
20 – Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra
21 – Montpellier, France - Rockstore
22 – Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao
23 - Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
26 - Leeds, UK - The Well
27 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
28 - London, UK – Underworld
29 – Bornwird, The Netherlands - Dokk'em Open Air

Death Angel guitarist Rob Cavestany recently announced that their landmark debut, The Ultra-Violence, is celebrating its 25th anniversary and will be given the reissue treatment this summer:

"I am proud to announce that we will finally make our debut album, The Ultra-Violence available after more than 10 years out of print! Digitally remastered but, not altered – it sounds leagues better than the original pressing yet retains every ounce of vibe, character and feel that we put into our first record. To coincide with this release we will be performing the full album in its entirety this summer on tour in Europe. Perhaps even select dates in other parts of the world...we shall see where this takes us. Hope you enjoy this blast from the past as we go 'old school' and bring Bay Area Thrash in its most primal form from 1987 to 2012. Join us a we celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Ultra-Violence!"



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