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TOM KEIFER Releases Debut Solo Studio Album ‘The Way Life Goes’ (April 30th, 2013) | News @ Metal Forces Magazine

TOM KEIFER Releases Debut Solo Studio Album ‘The Way Life Goes’ April 30th, 2013 Vocalist Tom Keifer – of Philadelphia-based metal group Cinderella – issued debut full-length solo studio album The Way Life Goes on April 30th, 2013 through Merovee Records (via Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group). Keifer’s wife Savannah co-authored many tracks on […]

TOM KEIFER – The Way Life Goes (2013) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

TOM KEIFERThe Way Life Goes Merovee (2013)Rating: 8/10 Hands up, who remembers Cinderella? One of glam metal’s unsung greats, the hair metal gods were not smiling on these guys from Philadelphia despite several solid albums. Vocalist Tom Keifer had one of metal’s most distinctive voices – a throaty rasp that could strip wallpaper – and […]

ARSIS – Unwelcome (2013) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

ARSISUnwelcome Nuclear Blast (2013)Rating: 7/10 The revolving door of musicians headed by Arsis mastermind James Malone return with their third offering for Nuclear Blast Records, titled Unwelcome. The album follows the extremely successful Starve For The Devil (2010) and the 2011 reissue of the band’s 2004 debut album A Celebration Of Guilt (Willowtip Records), as […]

AVANTASIA – Where Clock Hands Melt (April 2013) | Features / Interviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

AVANTASIA – Where Clock Hands Melt Anthony Morgan April 2013 Tobias Sammet Pic: Alex Kuehr The brainchild of Edguy vocalist Tobias Sammet, German power metal outfit Avantasia was to initially disband following touring commitments for full-lengths The Wicked Symphony and Angels Of Babylon. Platters four and five respectively, both were simultaneously released in April 2010. […]

SODOM – Epitome Of Torture | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

SODOMEpitome Of Torture Steamhammer (2013)Rating: 8.5/10 How many albums is this now?!! Germany’s Sodom were very much part of my teenage years, alongside Celtic Frost, Kreator, Coroner and Destruction, that made European thrash a formidable league and they haven’t let up since. And now they’re back, crashing into the ears with their first album since […]

VICIOUS RUMORS – Electric Punishment (2013) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

VICIOUS RUMORSElectric Punishment Steamhammer (2013)Rating: 8.5/10 Now here’s a band that during the 1980s consistently produced high quality metal albums. Vicious Rumors were the sort of band who bridged the gap between power and thrash metal, a cold steel assault boasting melody and crunching precision. Electric Punishment is the Californian band’s 11th album and like […]

HEIGHTS – Old Lies For Young Lives (2013) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

HEIGHTSOld Lies For Young Lives Transcend Music (2013)Rating: 9/10 Heights, from Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, have been quickly making a name for themselves since their 2011 full-length debut Dead Ends. These UK hardcore up and comers have toured with the likes of Biohazard and Attack Attack!, and were nominated for “Best New Band” at […]

ULTRA-VIOLENCE – Privilege To Overcome (2013) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

ULTRA-VIOLENCEPrivilege To Overcome Punishment 18 (2013)Rating: 6.5/10 These Italian thrashers are not the first, nor probably the last band to exist under the moniker Ultra-Violence. Even so, what they lack in originality is made up for in their passion to mosh. This four-piece were formed in Turin during 2009 and in 2012 they released the […]

PURSON – The Circle And The Blue Door (2013) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

PURSONThe Circle And The Blue Door Rise Above (2013)Rating: 8/10 Rise Above Records, the label owned by Cathedral and former Napalm Death frontman Lee Dorrian, have a knack for finding utterly mystifying and intriguing bands. The latest bunch of occult rockers to emerge from the cauldron is London-based Purson, a foggy four-piece delightfully named after […]

F.K.Ü. – 4: Rise Of The Mosh Mongers (2013) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

F.K.Ü.4: Rise Of The Mosh Mongers Napalm (2013)Rating: 6/10 No prizes for the dreadful album title, but Sweden’s F.K.Ü. are another bunch of merry thrashers to emerge from the Napalm Records roster. Sadly, when I found out that the initials of F.K.Ü. stood for Freddy Krueger’s Underwear, I reached for the sick bucket in order […]

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