Tarja to release new album ‘In the Raw’ in August

As the saying goes, not all that glitters is gold. But then again, not all that is gold necessarily glitters. It was this idea that struck Finnish singer Tarja Turunen as she began work on her seventh solo album, "In the Raw." The album is available for pre-order here. Read on for album details, tracklisting... Continue Reading →

Battle Beast releases ‘Eden’ music video

Finnish metal sextet Battle Beast, which will releases its fifth studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings," on March 22 through Nuclear Blast Records, has premiered the music video for the record's second single, "Eden." The video was directed by Markus Nieminen and produced by Oy Routafilmi AB and Tuotantoyhtiö Legenda. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hzssKb9940&feature=youtu.be "'Eden' was born about... Continue Reading →

Prequelles, Rituals, Constellations & Eclipses: Jeff’s Best Albums of 2018

At long last, here is my Best of 2018. My criteria is simple: These are the albums that I listened to the most during the past year, had the biggest impact and that I'm still listening to now!

Best of Metal Social Media: Cradle Of Filth, Ozzfest & more

In this column, we highlight the Top 5 social media posts from the hundreds of bands, websites and artists we follow!

Kamelot announce 2019 North American Tour with support from Sonata Arctica and Battle Beast

What was originally announced as a one off performance has now become a full blown North American tour! Kamelot are pleased to announce the second North American Leg of "The Shadow Tour". Dates begin September 10th in Silver Spring, MD and run through October 12th in Tampa Bay, FL. Support on the tour will come... Continue Reading →

Kamelot releases video for ‘MindFall Remedy’

Following the first leg of a massive World Tour in North America during April and May, it is now time kick off the next leg and bring "The Shadow Theory overseas!" Kamelot is returning to Europe for their biggest headliner tour to date. Special guests on the tour include Leaves' Eyes, Visions of Atlantis, Dynazty... Continue Reading →

PICKS OF THE WEEK: Once Human – ‘Dark Matter’

Check out my pick of the week for the first week of May 2018, Once Human's "Dark Matter." Once Human is an American melodic death metal band from Los Angeles, California founded in 2014 by music producer and former Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader. On September 4, 2015, the band released its debut album "The Life... Continue Reading →

LIVE RECAP: Kamelot with Delain and Battlebeast – 04/18/18 – The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, Maryland

LIVE PHOTOS: Kamelot, Delain, Battlebeast ----- Review by Jeff Maki ----- During March and April of 2018, we have provided in-depth coverage of symphonic metallers Kamelot. From an early review of its new album, "The Shadow Theory" (read here), to our exclusive interview with frontman, Tommy Karevik (read that here), to videos, tour dates and more, we've been... Continue Reading →

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