Speed metal

The Stormrider Heavy Metal Festival: It's back!

The Civic Hotel in Perth will play host to the epic all day Metal Festival on May 23 that will feature six of the nations top touring bands, three local Perth acts and one band coming all the way in from Java, Indonesia!

Headlining the day are Australia’s finest melodic/power act, the mighty Lord along with Melbourne’s melodic/prog masters Vanishing Point to deliver an incredible o

Riot V- Unleash the Fire (SPV/Steamhammer)

A new chapter.
Release Date: 
22 Oct 2014 (All day)

Riot is one of the overlooked gems of the heavy metal world.

Dragonforce's Sam Totman on Maximum Overload

We chat to the guitarist about the band's new album.

Dragonforce are a band built on consistency.

Grave Digger- Return of the Reaper (Napalm)

The Reapers return with some solid as fuck metal.
Release Date: 
10 Jul 2014 - 11:30pm

To move forward into the future, you must come to terms with your past”.

Satan with Ranger @ PRKL Club (Helsinki, FI), 5 Apr 2014

After over thirty years of gigs, Newcastle's Satan finally made it to Finland to a reception they never expected. The downstairs of the inner-Helsinki PRKL bar was packed with fans full of sheer violent passion in finally seeing Satan play live in their hometown.

Since 1979, Satan have been bringing their NWOBHM sound to the masses.

Satan (UK) with Ranger - PRKL, Helsinki, 05/04/14

As the crowd prepared for Satan to enter the stage at PRKL on Friday night, I stood at the front of the crowd armed with my camera to snap a few shots and politely leave the mosh-pit. Though the energetic crowd-surfers for opening local speed-metallers Ranger were a preview, that was nothing compared to the forward push of the sweaty mass of vest-clad metalheads fist-pumping and screaming for their NWOBHM heroes on the Helsinki stage.

Stormwarrior - Thunder & Steele (Massacre Records)

Glorious stuff...
Release Date: 
24 Jan 2014 (All day)

It’s a long time since I’ve anything so ridiculously, gloriously heavy metal as Thunder & Steele, the fifth full-length album from German defenders of the faith Stormwarrior

Primal Fear - Delivering the Black (Frontiers Records)

Frighteningly good stuff from aband I'd feared were finished...
Release Date: 
24 Jan 2014 (All day)

German speed metal kings Primal Fear have, in my opinion, been running on empty for a while now; whether that’s because main songwriter Mat Sinner is involved in so many o

Speedtrap - Redemption of Might (Svart Records)

Breathtaking stuff from Lappeenranta rock city...
Release Date: 
22 Aug 2013 - 11:30pm

The opening riff of Redemption of Might throws you off balance immediately you hear it.

Gama Bomb - The Terror Tapes (AFM Records)

The geek shall inherit the earth! Gama Bomb return with their fourth album, and it'll have you thrashing like a maniac.
Release Date: 
19 Apr 2013 (All day)

Northern Ireland's finest  thrash metal export Gama Bomb have added another string to their zombie slaying bows; their fourth album The Terror Tapes is an u