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REIGNING METAL – Acid Reign’s Howard ‘H’ Smith reboots the band for ‘The Age Of Entitlement’

Twenty-nine years after ‘Obnoxious’ appeared in the shops UK thrash pioneers Acid Reign are preparing to unleash a new album ‘The Age Of Entitlement’, which vocalist Howard ‘H’ Smith refers to as “a contemporary thrash album with an old-school twist, or an old-school thrash album with a contemporary twist,” on the unsuspecting public later this year. With a four disc retrospective scheduled for…

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HEARTS OF DARKNESS – Kill Ritual’s Steve Rice on the reformation of Imagika

Imagika’s re-emergence on the scene is pretty much the usual story in reverse. Instead of forming a side project, as is quite usual these days when someone wants to release material that doesn’t really fit with ‘the day job’, Kill Ritual’s guitarist and founder member Steve Rice has gone back in time and reformed his previous band Imagika, with Norman Skinner and Jim…

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THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK – Satan’s Empire’s Derek Lyon and Sandy McRitchie take time out from recording their second album to talk to Echoes

To most New Wave Of British Heavy Metal fans Satan’s Empire will probably forever be best known for their song ‘Soldiers Of War’, perhaps THE highlight of Neat Records’ ‘Lead Weight’ cassette, released back in 1981. The problem was, in those pre-internet days, few of us knew anything about the band aside from that one track, and it wasn’t until they reformed at…

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SALEM’S LOT – Simon Saxby and Adrian Jenkinson from the newly re-branded Salem UK talk about their new album ‘Win Lose Or Draw’

“Win Lose or Draw is our fourth album of the modern era. It will be instantly recognisable as a Salem UK album to our fans, the classic melodic rock element is still there, and of course we have the unmistakable lead vocals of Simon. Francis brings a harder, more modern edge to the music and has certainly dragged our songwriting into the modern…

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USA SPEED METAL GODS AND TRUE MASTERS OF METAL AGENT STEEL SIGN WITH DISSONANCE PRODUCTIONS.

It’s been a long time anticipated, and now it’s official: 1980’s speed metal veteran, founder/vocalist John Cyriis, has resurrected his brand creation, the “Agent Steel band and it’s new incarnation in 2019 ... is finally upon us!” So let’s get straight to the point: The band’s current lineup consists of guitarist Nikolay Atanasov, and original AS guitarist Bill Simmons;Mr.Simmons is the first/original guitarist…

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