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"Hello Tokyo...OMP, Are You Ready To Rock?"

October 30, 2017 For immediate release: ONLINE METAL PROMO (United States), BREATH FRESHER webzine (Japan) and MARIC MEDIA (Australia) have joined forces to offer a free online digital download promotional music compilation titled "Hello Tokyo...OMP, Are You Ready To Rock?" featuring 53 songs from some of the hottest established and rising rock / metal bands from the United States and Australia. ARTERIES - Australia
AZRAEL'S BANE - United States
BLASTED TO STATIC - Australia / United States
BURN RIVER BURN - United States
CAGE - United States
CANEDY - United States
COBRA - Australia
CROSSON - Australia
CROWN OF EARTH - United States
DEADSPACE - Australia
DEATH DEALER - United States / Australia
DIAMOND LANE - United States
ENVENOMED - Australia
FRANKENBOT - Australia
GODS OF EDEN - Australia
HELD HOSTAGE - United States

TRAGEDIAN Album Review

 Submitted for your metal approval. TRAGEDIAN, UNHOLY DIVINE

The Devil Calls You….Kicking off the third installment of TRAGEDIAN'S brand of German power metal is a song worthy of the Gods. Full shred speed ahead on this one. Vocals are on point as the band tears through this epic power metal masterpiece. This is the band to watch from Germany in 2018 and beyond. Tracks like Dullahan and Revelation continue with the blitzkrieg assault of inescapable sonic perfection. Revelation has a distinctive Dragonforce feel.
Over the Edge features a cameo solo by none other than master HELLOWEEN guitarist, KAI HANSEN (Gamma Ray). The song sounds like it belongs on a classic HELLOWEEN album. No joke it is that good.  One of the stand out tracks on the album. Flyaway and Shadow of the Moon are also memorable songs. The lead on Shadow of the Moon is by far one of Gabriel's best. Pure prolific power meets perfection.
Spectres and Chasing a Dream are killer compositions fitting of every metal he…



One of heavy metal’s most legendary acts will be hitting the road in 2018 in support of their new studio album, ‘Firepower.’ The ‘Judas Priest: Firepower 2018 Tour’ will kick off on March 13th in Pennsylvania, and wrap up on May 1st in Texas.  The new album (which was produced by Andy Sneap and Tom Allom) is due in early 2018 and the tour will feature the line-up of singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis. 
All dates will be running a “Judas Priest Fan Presale” starting Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 10:00 A.M local time with the password: FIREPOWER that fans can use to purchase tickets in advance.  Check the local venue for additional information.
There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their 40 year career - originally formed during the early '70s in Birmingham, England, Judas P…

Vas Hermeticum | Released October 20th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records

AMPLIFIED MEMORY Deliver Their Opus ‘Vas Hermeticum’
Amplified Memory are primed and ready for the release of their forthcoming album Vas Hermeticum. The German prog rockers have worked long and hard on Vas Hermeticum and feel they have put together their best recorded work yet, pushing and embellishing on their already wide-ranging and complex style. Dreams, recurring patterns, reminiscences, desires, the question about reality or simply the longing for the vast, undiscovered universe. These are the focus of German group Amplified Memory, who have been working on their own musical conception of melodic death metal since 2008. Regardless of whether the songs are doom/black metal ballads, stomping mid-tempo beasts or fast death metal, Amplified Memory stand for an innovative mixture of different metal sub-genres with a focus on 90’s melodic death metal. Here’s the album desc…


Crosson - "Spreading the Rock N Roll Disease" Crosson - "Spreading the Rock N Roll Disease" tracklist 1.Spreading The Rock N Roll Disease2.All About The Music3.Lies4.Take Another Shot5.Taxman6.I'm Not Afraid

ETERNAL SILENCE Unleash Their ‘Mastermind Tyranny’ on SLIPTRICK RECORDS

ETERNAL SILENCE Unleash Their ‘Mastermind Tyranny’
Mastermind Tyranny is the third studio album from Italian Symphonic Metal band, Eternal Silence. It was recorded, mixed and mastered between January and March 2017 at Music Ink studios in Arona, Italy. Everything has been led by Giulio Capone who, as for the previous two records, produced the album together with the composer, guitarist and the male singer of the band Alberto Cassina. Compared with the previous albums, the sound of Mastermind Tyranny is more evolved and refined: the rhythmic section is stronger and heavier, combined with a more accurate use of orchestrations to create a bombastic background on which male and female vocals can design their stunning melodies. All this has helped Eternal Silence to craft a more mature and far reaching style of songwriting. The theme behind Mastermind Tyranny is about the subjuga…

Babylon A.D. Interview

Babylon A.D. is about to release a new album on Frontiers records.REVOLUTION HIGHWAY will be released on November 10th on Frontiers Records. The Band, still with original members, will be celebrating 30 years. The songs on this album are undeniable and certifiable hard rock gems. The band has never sounded better or tighter. This is pure American rock and roll. Hands down one of the best albums for 2017. Check out their new album.  10/10 wolf howls Below is an earlier interview I did with guitarist Ron Freschi.

Interview Ron Freschi Babylon A.d./ Syrym "We are discussing  recording a new album"
Back in the day when MTV actually played music videos, Babylon A.D. was one of the best hard rock bands to tear across the television screen. The songs were filled with sex and life and just a pure rock and roll sense that few bands actually capture. Their  melodic brand of style was soon eclipsed by grunge and the fickle whims of the recording industry, and the rest is history. But they n…


L.A.GUNS is an American Iconic hard rock band That always delivers. This latest release does not disappoint. If you thought they could not return to that first album sound then you are sadly mistaken.

These songs sound a lot like they belong on that first album. This is one hell of a kick ass testament to the staying power of American rock and roll. This album, this band, this is what we need in these troubling times. This is the sound track for a new party. A new America.

Hard rock is dangerous and fun at the same time and L.A. GUNS delivers. Get this album!!!!!

10/10 wolf howls CRY OF THE WOLF magazine

As the revival of the classic ‘80s hard rock and heavy metal scene continues unabated here in the 21st century, one reunion has been at the top of the wish list of many a fan for a long time: the songwriting combination of Tracii Guns and Philip Lewis under the L.A. Guns banner. What once seemed like a distant memory with no hope of returning has now come around and fans are about…

Pink Cream 69 Headstrong review

Pink Cream 69 is a phenomal hard rock band that conveys all the spirit of the hard rocking 80’s with the modern production values that are second to none. Every song is a power house and master class in sonic perfection. This is true rock and roll at its pinnacle. The musicianship is second to none. Favorite tracks here at the office are:
Hands down a front runner for album of the year here at the CRY OF THE WOLF studios.

You must get this album. And as a bonus there is a live disc included. The live songs are equally impressive. Few bands can transfer from studio to stage so easily. This band does it all.
Check out another fine release from FRONTIERS MUSIC
check them out when the album drops worldwide on Nov. 10, 2017

9/10 wolf howls cry of the wolf magazine

HEADSTRONG marks the 30th Anniversary of German hard rockers Pink Cream 69! And what better way to celebrate than by adding yet another gem to their already spectacular discography! Produc…

LOVEBITES awakening from abyss

Upcoming release from LOVEBITES track list revealed. Check out this band! Another fine addition from the sliptrick records label. This band of females knows how to lay down the metal!!! check out our previous interview with them by searching the this site. Awakening From Abyss 01. The Awakening
02. The Hammer Of Wrath
03. Warning Shot
04. Shadowmaker
05. Scream For Me
06. Liar
07. Burden Of Time
08. The Apocalypse
09. Inspire
10. Don’t Bite The Dust
11. Edge Of The World
12. Bravehearted
Mixed by Mikko Karmila
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland
US Edition | Released October 25th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records

MARY’S BLOOD Reign Supreme In Their ‘Bloody Palace’ – Out Oct 17th

MARY’S BLOOD Reign Supreme In Their ‘Bloody Palace’ – Out Oct 17th
Sliptrick Records are proud to announce the US release of Mary’s Blood’s tremendous 2nd album, Bloody Palace. With their current album, Fate (released via Sliptrick Records on Aug 29th), doing the rounds and gaining a great deal of buzz, we wanted to add Bloody Palace as part of their catalog on the label. The album may be
MARY’S BLOOD Reign Supreme In Their ‘Bloody Palace’ – Out Oct 17th
Sliptrick Records are proud to announce the US release of Mary’s Blood’s tremendous 2nd album, Bloody Palace. With their current album, Fate (released via Sliptrick Records on Aug 29th), doing the rounds and gaining a great deal of buzz, we wanted to add Bloody Palace as part of their catalog on the label. The album may be 2 years old but this will be the first time it’s available directly in the US.
Bloody Palace features 11 hard and heavy sounds and features standout heavy metal/hard rock tunes such as Bite the Bullet, Grayish…

New TRAGEDIAN album this November

This November, The German based power metal band, TRAGEDIAN will unleash a new album on the world. Sty tuned for an exclusive first interview. Recently we explored the various sound equipment guitarist GABRIELE  J. PALERMO uses. You can check all the previous interviews and reviews of TRAGEDIAN by searching this site. PALERMO  says this is the best album yet, so let's get ready to tear up the night with some power metal courtesy of TRAGEDIAN!!!