Monday, September 15, 2008

Driver "Sons of Thunder" set to release

The long awaited Driver "Sons of Thunder" is set to released September 26 on Metal Heaven Records. Rob Rock and Roy Z teamed together to record this full length release featuring rerecordings of the 1990 Driver EP and several all new tracks.
I fondly remember this one. Coming on the beginnings of the Nirvana explosion this is one of those bands that never quite got off the ground. I can't wait to get my hands on this disc. My cassette copy of the original demo is long gone.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Theocracy, Mirror of Souls

Theocracy: "Mirror of Souls" North American release announced

Ulterium Records [Sweden] and Nightmare Records [U.S.] have inked a deal for the North American release of the new Theocracy album "Mirror of Souls". The album will be released in Japan November 25th, and the North American release date is set to December 9th.

Mirror of Souls was produced and mixed by Matt Smith and mastered by Mika Jussila [Nightwish, Stratovarius, Children of Bodom]. The cover was designed by Robert Wilson, and the booklet was designed by Felipe Machado Franco [Iced Earth, Ayreon, At Vance].

The album artwork, as well as the second track off the album, "On Eagles' Wings," can be found at the band's myspace profile:

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Deliverance rereleases

Finally! Deliverance's first two discs, Deliverance, and Weapons of Our Warfare, are set to be rereleased by Retroactive Records this fall. There will be a limited number of digipacks with all new artwork and band history written by Ultimatum's Scott Waters.

Deliverance Myspace

North American release date for Harmony set.

Progressive metal band Harmony is set to release its new album Chapter II: Aftermath on November 25, 2008 on Ulterium Records. This follows on the heels of their new EP End of my road.

Harmony Myspace

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Driver Release!

According to blabbermouth, Rob Rock's early 90's project with Roy Z, Driver is finally going to see the light of day. Metal Heaven is going to release a full album of completely rerecorded songs. Driver made a name for itself playings gigs in both Connecticut and the sunset strip, but never landed a record deal.

Driver released a cassette only EP containing 5 songs in 1989.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

New adds.

Got a few new CDs in, mini reviews to come within the next week or so. Vigilance, a metal band out of the Pacific Northwest has re released their demo from the late 80's remastered. They play traditional heavy metal with some high pitched vocals.

Sardonyx, the ministry minded band hailing from Pennsylvania has had Majestic Serenity re released by Retroactive records. Sardonyx plays traditional/power metal with bold lyrics and a vocal approach I would compare to Savatage. The disc is completely remastered and has Sardonyx's 4 song demo Rebel of Reason as bonus tracks.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Garden of Chaos Japan Cover

Rob Rock's Garden of Chaos comes out on August 22 in Japan. Check out the Japan only album cover. There is also a preview of the title track over at Rob Rock's myspace site Rob Rock Myspace