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ASIA Frontman John Wetton Dies Aged 67 (January 31st, 2017) | News @ Metal Forces Magazine

ASIA Frontman John Wetton Dies Aged 67 January 31st, 2017 John Wetton John Wetton, lead vocalist and bass player of English rock supergroup Asia, passed away in his sleep on January 31st, 2017 at the age of 67. He had been battling colon cancer. Asia keyboard player Geoff Downes issued the following statement: “It is […]


BARISHI Premiere ‘The Great Ennead’ Music Video (January 31st, 2017) | News @ Metal Forces Magazine

BARISHI Premiere ‘The Great Ennead’ Music Video January 31st, 2017 Jamaica, Vermont-based progressive metal group Barishi have filmed a music video for the track ‘The Great Ennead’. Directed and edited by Bobby Csehak, the clip can be viewed below. Barishi issued second full-length studio album Blood From The Lion’s Mouth on September 16th, 2016 through […]


DREAM THEATER Commemorate 25th Anniversary Of ‘Images And Words’ On Early 2017 European Tour (January 30th, 2016) | News @ Metal Forces Magazine

DREAM THEATER Commemorate 25th Anniversary Of ‘Images And Words’ On Early 2017 European Tour January 30th, 2017 Long Island, New York-based progressive metal band Dream Theater performed headlining shows in Europe during January, February and April 2017. The dates were as follows: Jan 30 – Rome, Italy, Auditorium Parco Della Musica Jan 31 – Rome, […]


NECROBLOOD To Release Debut Studio Album ‘Collapse Of The Human Race’ In March (January 30th, 2017) | News @ Metal Forces Magazine

NECROBLOOD To Release Debut Studio Album ‘Collapse Of The Human Race’ In March January 30th, 2017 Paris, France-based black / death metal band Necroblood issue debut full-length studio album Collapse Of The Human Race on March 31st, 2017. The vinyl LP version will be released via Iron Bonehead Productions, while Amor Fati Productions will handle […]


SAINTED SINNERS Unveil Music Video For ‘We’re All Sainted Sinners’ Track (January 28th, 2017) | News @ Metal Forces Magazine

SAINTED SINNERS Unveil Music Video For ‘We’re All Sainted Sinners’ Track January 28th, 2017 International heavy rock group Sainted Sinners, featuring erstwhile Accept vocalist David Reece, have filmed a music video for the track ‘We’re All Sainted Sinners’, which can be viewed below. Sainted Sinners issue their self-titled debut full-length studio album on February 24th, […]


ACCEPT Issue ‘Shadow Soldiers’ Performance Clip From ‘Restless And Live’ DVD (January 28th, 2017) | News @ Metal Forces Magazine

ACCEPT Issue ‘Shadow Soldiers’ Performance Clip From ‘Restless And Live’ DVD January 28th, 2017 German / American heavy metal group Accept issued live set Restless And Live on January 13th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records. Live performance footage of the track ‘Shadow Soldiers’ has been released and can be viewed below. The outing consisted of […]


STEPHEN PEARCY – Not Taking It (January 2017) | Features / Interviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

STEPHEN PEARCY – Not Taking It Anthony Morgan January 2017 Stephen Pearcy Studio City, California-based glam metal vocalist Stephen Pearcy, founding member of Ratt, set Sucker Punch as the title of his fourth full-length solo studio album as far back as May 2011, the opus slated for issue later that year. Pearcy’s fourth solo affair […]


SYRON VANES – Chaos From A Distance (2017) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

SYRON VANESChaos From A Distance Mighty Music (2017)Rating: 8/10 Having fallen for this bunch of Swedish metallers back in the 80s with their 1984 Bringer Of Evil opus, I’ve always admired their ability to have survived ever since as a formidable pack of hungry metal hounds. Chaos From A Distance is the sixth album from […]


THE OMINOUS CIRCLE – Appalling Ascension (2017) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

THE OMINOUS CIRCLEAppalling Ascension Osmose Productions (2017)Rating: 9/10 There are times in a person’s life when they just have a wanton need to open the very gates of Hell just to see what lurks below. This urge only comes once in a blue moon and seemingly can no longer be obtained via simply playing a […]


KREATOR – Gods Of Violence (2017) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

KREATORGods Of Violence Nuclear Blast (2017)Rating: 7.5/10 Has it really been half a decade since 2012’s Phantom Antichrist? Even so, these German thrash stalwarts – along with the likes of compatriots Destruction and Sodom – never seem to be out of the limelight, and for many years now have been perched at top of their […]


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