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Into Eternity: The Sirens (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Canadian act Into Eternity released their debut album through DVS back in 1999, with another four coming in quick succession on Century Media, the last two of which two featured Stu Block (Iced Earth) on vocals. The band then decided to put recording on hold, so that they could concentrate on touring internationally. Amanda Keirnan joined…

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Mad Max: 35 (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Formed back in 1981, Mad Max released their debut album in 1982, with guitarist Jürgen Breforth having been there from the beginning. Singer Michael Voss joined the year afterwards, with drummer Axel Kruse taking over the hot seat in 1984. Only bassist Thomas “Hutch” Bauer is a newbie, having only joined in 2015, so the album…

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Mike Campese: The Fire Within (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland “The Fire Within” is the tenth solo album by virtuoso guitarist/composer, Mike Campese, consisting of seven instrumentals and five songs with vocals. He is joined on this venture by the powerhouse drumming of Patrick Johansson, formally the drummer for Yngwie Malmsteen. Mike is known for being a solo artist, writer for various guitar magazines, and also…

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Morne: To the Night Unknown (2018)

Written by: Kev Rowland Formed in 2005, Morne is a heavy, atmospheric band based in Boston, Massachusetts. Their style blends doom metal and classic British crust but stretches beyond those boundaries, combining a bleak lyrical style with driving riffs. They have obviously been influenced by early Neurosis, and there is a frostiness to the music which is more often associated…

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