ALBUM REVIEW: Night Laser – Call Me What You Want


As a surprise to literally nobody familiar with them, it’s all change once again for German glam act Night Laser. Four full-length studio releases with four different line-ups, the only two constants within the band are founding members singer Benno Hankers and his brother, bassist Robert. Also, having presented as both a trio and a quartet since their inception in 2014, the band has grown with another member for this current iteration, switching up to become a five-piece for latest album, Call Me What You Want (Steamhammer/SPV).Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Saxon – Uriah Heep Live at Bergen Performing Arts Center


I had the supreme pleasure of seeing the two English juggernauts Saxon and Uriah Heep Live at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ as part of their ‘Hell, Fire & Chaos’ U.S. Tour! Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Nigel Glockler of Saxon Discusses the “Hell, Fire and Damnation” and Longevity In Heavy Metal


Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with legendary Heavy Metal and Rock drummer Nigel Glockler of Saxon! Their new album “Hell, Fire and Damnation” is out now on Silver Lining! Nigel has a career that reaches beyond Metal and Saxon, and is a veteran of many bands, albums, and guest spots as a drummer and writer. We learned about the making of the new album, his approach to the studio, Brian Tatler (Diamond Head) joining the band, how he takes care of himself for touring, and more! Continue reading


Amon Amarth Shares a Music Video for “Saxons and Vikings” ft. Biff Byford of Saxon


Amon Amarth just shared a new music video for their song “Saxons and Vikings”, ft. Biff Byford of Heavy Metal legends Saxon. the track comes from their last full length album The Great Heathen Army, out now on Metal Blade Records. The band also recently featured a new digital single for “Heidrun” also from the same album.  Watch the video here! 

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Hellfest 2024 Books Metallica, Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, Machine Head, Body Count, Biohazard, Mr. Bungle and More


Hellfest, held every year just outside of Paris, in Clisson, France, continues to up the ante every year with forever growing and impressive lineups! Taking place from June 27 to June 30, 2024, Hellfest will once again be four days long and over 200 bands appearing on six stages. For 2024, the headliners for each night will be Avenged Sevenfold, Machine Head, Metallica, and Foo Fighters. The full daily lineups, including one more major band tba, and the ticket link are coming soon!  

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Saxon Share Single and Video for New Album Title Track “Hell, Fire, And Damnation”


With an opening track introduced by internationally-renowned actor Brian Blessed OBE, Saxon’s 24th studio album, Hell, Fire, And Damnation is coming January 19th 2024, via Silver Lining Music. This week, the British metal legends share the video for the long-player’s title track, exploring the juxtaposition between good and evil. Watch it in the article below, and read more from Saxon. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Green Lung – This Heathen Land


 

For lovers of classic British metal with a bewitching, devilish twist – you know who you are, walking ancient ways, creatures of habit, oceans of time – I recommend a deep, deep exploration of the nostalgic but still brand-new and thoroughly splendid This Heathen Land (Nuclear Blast Records).Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Girlschool – WTFortyfive


 

Mighty Girlschool returns for their fourteenth-long burner and first music in nearly ten years. The title track refers to longevity. The way they deliver to the max on a record steeped in themes of doing your best, road doggin’ it, and standing true to your friends shows why they have lasted so long. It is a seize your own destiny type of album that connects in a big way and works wonders on the spirit the way the best rock n’ roll should. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Wizard Tattoo – Fables of the Damned


 

Wizard Tattoo are ostensibly a solo outfit from Indianapolis led by multi-instrumentalist Bram the Bard who released a four-track self-titled EP last year which has now been followed up with the Fables of the Damned (Self-Released) full-length debut which I currently have in my possession and am about to review. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Tygers Of Pan Tang – Bloodlines


 

One of the stalwarts of the early NWOBHM scene, like many others in the genre, Whitley Bay rockers Tygers of Pan Tang were signed – albeit briefly – to celebrated Geordie label Neat Records along with the likes of Venom, Raven, and Saracen. However, while many of those acts were to remain on Neat a while longer (original vocalist Jess Cox even left the band to run the label), the commercial potential of Tygers… had not gone unnoticed, the band being signed almost straight away by prominent international label MCA.

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