Alcest recently made their return to Romania on their Spiritual Instinct European Tour, playing in Cluj-Napoca for the very first time. With Birds In Row and Kælan Mikla also coming along for the ride.
Biff Byford and his band Saxon were one of the first bands to spearhead the 'New Wave of British Heavy Metal' movement towards the end of the ‘70s. So what do you do when you’ve been the vocalist of one of the finest heavy metal bands, for over 40 years? You make a solo record, of course! We recently caught up with Biff to talk all about his debut solo album, 'School of Hard Knocks'.
Ever since their first appearance at the Rockstadt Extreme Festival in 2017, Leprous have become a yearly occurrence in terms of concerts in Romania. In 2018 they played the ARTmania Festival, followed up by two headlining shows in Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest; in 2019 they were part of the Bucovina Rock Castle line-up, and now in 2020 they returned with two more headlining shows, a few months ahead of their planned appearance at the /FORM Days Festival, coming this July. Along for the ride are fellow Norwegians in Maraton, and Klone from France.
After experimenting with electronic sounds on their last album, 2018’s 'Misery', The Amity Affliction return to their metalcore roots with their latest release, 'Everyone Loves You... Once You Leave Them'. But will it be enough for those fans who have become disillusioned with the Australian band?
Legendary Saxon frontman Biff Byford reflects on his life in Northern England and many other aspects on his strong debut solo album, 'School of Hard Knocks'.
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal is one of the most proficient guitarists out there. By now, he's done everything from playing with bands such as Guns N' Roses, Art of Anarchy and currently Sons of Apollo, fronting progressive rock band Asia, launching his own line of hot sauces and teaching for State University of New York at Purchase. We caught up with him to talk about some of his recent realisations, including the new Sons of Apollo album, 'MMXX', which is out now.
Back in 2017, the metal world saw the birth of what seemed as yet another progressive metal “supergroup” - Sons of Apollo. What made it different was the sheer amount of talent and virtuosity possessed by its members. Now, over two years later, this progressive metal juggernaut has returned with their latest album 'MMXX', more futuristic material for a new year and a new decade.
Devin Townsend has released everything from peaceful compositions to brutal and aggressive songs since his 1993 debut on Steve Vai's Sex & Religion album. Now on tour in support of latest solo release Empath, he's taken British progressive metal band Haken along for the ride.