CAGE “Science Of Annihilation”, style: US Power Metal, street date: 22.05.2009 (MBM)
Two-times HEAVY magazine soundcheck winner and US Power Metal spearheads CAGE will be on tour in 7 European countries during May 2009 in order to promote their forthcoming metal epic “Science Of Annihilation”. This is album #5 by the Power Metalheads from San Diego and it certainly will set new standards for the Power Metal genre regarding aggression, heavyness, skills and enthusiasm!
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Brasilian newcomers ARNION are delivering „Fall Like Rain“, a Trash Metal debut, which easily can keep up with with nowadays competitors. Bonecrushing riffs come along a massive rhythm section and mighty vocals and shouts – this is how modern, technical thrash has to sound!
BOARDERS “The World Hates Me”, style: Classic/Thrash Metal, street date: 03.04.2009 (Retroactive Records / MBM)
With “The World Hates Me”, BOARDERS don´t deliver any fading new trends, but good, honest, old-school heavy metal! Classic metal blended with thrash a la Testament, Exodus, Metallica and Megadeth is the name of the game. A thrilling, yet melodic album featuring enthusiasm and killer riffs galore.
MENCHEN “Red Rock”, style: Heavy Metal, street date: 03.04.2009 (Retroactive Records / MBM)
Bill Menchen, mastermind and guitarist with Titanic, The Seventh Power and Final Axe managed to gather some illustrious names from the metal scene around himself to start his project MENCHEN. Along with His Witness vocalist Ken Redding, Robert Sweet (Stryper) on drums, and extraordinary bassist Tony Franklin (Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, The Firm) he recorded an album which on the one hand is deeply rooted in 80s metal but sounds innovative and modern on the other hand.
CRASH STREET KIDS “Transatlantic Suicide”, style: Glam Rock, street date: 10.04.2009 (Zero Music Group / MBM)
California´s CRASH STREET KIDS are reaching out for the stars of Glam Rock Heaven. Inspired by the big names of 70s Glam scene „Transatlantic Suicide“ literally foams over of retro flair und glam attitude without sounding stale. Along with the CD there is a Live DVD revealing what a CSK live performance is all about.
STEREOFLUX “Stereoflux”, style: Alternative Rock, street date: 10.04.2009 (Zero Music Group / MBM)
Virtually out from nowhere STEREOFLUX from Corona/CA come out with their self-titleddebut. It´s an interesting blend of Alternative Rock sounds and catchy Powerpop, sometimes even with a straight rocking twist. A promising mix, affected by concise melodies and melancholic vocals.
Q-BOX “Audible Brain Surgery”, style: Metal, street date: 27.04.2009 (Anko Music / MDM)
Heavy Metal featuring Death elements and rock’n’roll kick-ass charisma. In fact this is an exceptional composition and the Bavarians Q-BOX from Munich are here to show how it works. This 4-piece releases a smashing chain reaction of musically and technically well-engineered neckbraker songs, ment to fuel every crowd. While touring Germany, Czech Republic and Canada they proved to be a force to reckon with.