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May 2018

Tara Lynch

May 25
Tara Lynch

Tara Lynch (aka “Gui-Tara”) is a guitarist, composer, vocalist and songwriter who delivers heavy metal thunder with prominent melodic guitar riffs, shredding leads and powerhouse vocals. Tara just released her debut album Evil Enough this April. Evil Enough is a melodic metal album featuring Tara Lynch on all guitars and vocals along with an all-star lineup of guest performances by Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio), Tony MacAlpine (solo/Planet X), Phil Soussan (Ozzy/Billy Idol), Mark Boals (Dokken/Yngwie Malmsteen), Brent Woods (Vince Neil/Sebastian…

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June 2018


June 1

Alcyona started in the year of 2012. The group is the brainchild of Natalia Malei who also is the lyricist and main composer in this band. Malei first got in touch with Metal music while studying at a music school with the intention to write both lyrical songs with simple melodies and delightful arrangements for different instruments which is tailor made for Metal music. After recruiting several musicians the band's line-up was finally completed in 2017. Alcyona's first album "Trailblazer" was recorded between…

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June 8

Hamerex  was founded in 2004 by vocalist and guitarist Steve Blower - energetic and entertaining live metal band, with their influences coming through in both their music and live shows. Since 2012 the band has released several records and has been playing live a lot, enchanting both critics and metal fans. Hamerex's new project is the EP Trilogy "The Abyss", with first part released on 13th April 2018. This week they come short to be the Guest DJ on Metal Express Radio. Tune…

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June 22

Formed in 2015, Ratbreed have quickly established themselves as one of the most promising acts in Finnish heavy metal scene. The band gained reputation as a hard rocking live act at local clubs. In the spring of 2017 the band thought they had enough material to record an album. As a result the band is ready to spit out their first full-length album, entitled “Evoke The Blaze”, set for release on July 13th 2018. On the road of heavy metal Ratbreed pulled over their motor…

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June 29

Matterhorn is a metal band from Adelaide, Australia. They emerged in 2009 because metal is all about the riff, the feeling, the sound, the urge and all they wanted was to deliver pure unadulterated heavy freakin' metal to assault your senses! Playing a lot here and there during the years , it was high time Matterhorn exploded with their firs full-length album and 2018 was the perfect time for it. So, the band harnessed the heavy metal riff and channeled it into their…

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July 2018


July 6

Gunjack are just three guys, coming out of Italy, all metal-heads and fans of old school metal that produce a piercing, powerful sound, influenced by the classic old school mindset and the way of playing of the big bands such as Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and many others of their ilk. All they do is to hit your ears with a mix of Rock’n’roll and a one fingered salute of heavy metal. "Totally Insane" is their debut album released in 2018 off which we're…

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July 13

Heartwind is the story of two old friends, with a common love for classical melodic hard rock and AOR - guitar player and songwriter Goran Engvall (former with Hitworks) and keyboard player and fellow songwriter Mikael Rosengren (Constancia, Token, Scudiero), laid down the vision for the band. With classical albums like Hysteria (Def Leppard), 1987 (Whitesnake) and Escape (Journey) serving as inspiration, the intention from the band has been to get every single track to stand on its own two feet! Timeless…

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White Raven Down

July 20

Based in South Essex White Raven Down are fusing anthemic heavy riffs with memorable vocal melodies resulting in skilfully created songs that not only satisfy the hardest of rock fans but also entice the more neutrally minded of audiences. The band consists of: Bill Taylor - vox, Stu Bailey - guitar, Luke Chappell - bass and Tom Mrazek - drums. White Raven Down shows off with 10 most inspirational tracks as this week's Guest DJ. Check it out as we're going to play after the show…

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Saint Karloff

July 27

Saint Karloff, a hard hitting power trio of the good old sort, saw the light of day in 2015.   Influenced by the world today and the music of yesterday, this Norwegian band is psychedelic heavy, and political. Inspired by 70s hard rock and heavy blues bands like Black Sabbath and early Pentagram, Saint Karloff brings driving riffs and groovy beats with a touch of modern day doom and stoner rock. Their debut full length album "All Heed the Black God" is set…

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August 2018

On My Command

August 3

On My Command is a heavy metal band from Brisbane, Australia, influenced by the classic metal sounds of bands like Iron Maiden, Metallica and Judas Priest, which combines elements of traditional, NWOBHM, thrash and power metal. In 2018 the band released their debut album “Apparitions” to deliver solid mass  of heavy riffs, double kicking bass drums and melodic leads. Sean Mackay - founder, guitarist and (originally reluctant) vocalist, is this week's Guest DJ to blow your ears out with heavy metal! Tune…

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August 10

Tired of Tour Managing some of the biggest names in Underground Metal, singer Superstar Joey Severance decided in 2010 to put together his own band. Formed in Amsterdam, Netherlands, TORNADO quickly released their debut album “Amsterdamn, Hellsinki”. 2016 saw the release of the sophomore album “Black President”. This year is a also a thrilling one for the band as they will release a new record called “Commitment To Excellent”.  What describes TORNADO best is what they do best, i.e. writing songs that you can actually…

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August 17

Skinflint is a three piece Heavy Metal band from Gaborone, Botswana founded by Guitarist & Vocalist Giuseppe Sbrana in 2006, recruiting Kebonye Nkoloso on Bass and Alessandra Sbrana on Drums. They have incorporated elements from African culture with Heavy Metal music. Their releases "Iklwa", "Gauna", "Dipoko Nyemba", and "Chief of the Ghosts" pay homage to African spirituality, and mythology, while still playing in the vein of Traditional Heavy Metal, this has been seen as a pioneering example of African Metal.…

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Wolfen Reloaded

August 24

WOLFEN RELOADED come out of the very south of Bavaria. They stand for authentic melodic Hard Rock with progressive elements. The haunting melodies and powerful choruses are one of the band's trademarks as well as the striking riffs and the emotional guitar solos together with the groove driven drums and bass lines. Since the reunion in 2009 the guys shared stage with such giants like Geoff Tate, the hard rock legends of "Thunder", Bonfire, Axxis,  Pink Cream 69. 2018 sees…

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Souls Of Deaf

August 31

Souls Of Deaf  hail from The Netherlands and was originated by Sander Stappers (bass guitar) back in 2015 when he first started writing songs of what now will become the debut album "Fortune Favors The Bold". Partners in crime are Luc van Rens (guitar), Carl Vereijken (drums) and Francis Van Der Hoff (vocals). Early January 2018 sees these four musicians finished the recordings of their debut album - expect massive hard rock that on one hand harks back to the sound of…

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September 2018

Event Relentless

September 7

Event Relentless is a Finnish metal band established by Juho Raita in 2013. In 2015 the band released its first EP "Cold Black November" and hit the road on a successful European tour in 2016. Second EP "Under Ice" was released in 2017 to receive very positive feedback for the band all around the world.  As an active live band Event Relentless are poised to get back on stage so as to promote their third 2018 self-titled EP. Before that they are…

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September 14

TASTE was born on the day before new year’s eve 2009, when the two brothers, Christoffer and Felix Borg decided to make music together. The vision was to make classic 80s AOR, greatly inspired by FM, Giant and Strangeways. Self-titled album was released January 2013. The album received a lot of good reviews for their classic keyboard driven sound. Personal issues made the two brothers to leave TASTE aside until there was enough time to do it properly. After a four-year-hiatus the brothers finally…

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September 21

WRESTLING is an old school heavy metal band from Oulu, Finland. This year the band releases its debut album "Ride On The Freaks" to pay homage to the classic heavy metal style of the '80s, and you can clearly hear the influence of bands like Loudness, Accept or Ozzy Osbourne. But WRESTLING is not just a tribute band. On the contrary, they are spicing up their soup with various different styles. You can find clues of punk at one end and even some…

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Tonic Breed

September 28

Tonic Breed is a Norwegian band formed in Sarpsborg, Norway, serving  pure old-school thrash metal. With current line-up of Patrik Svendsen (guitar/vocals), Rudi Golimo (bass), Jørgen Abrahamsen (guitar) and Ole Danielsen (drums), the band released in Sept. 2018 a fresh new EP called "Install Memory". Also, Tonic Breed has been playing live since the beginning and is still hitting the stage hard, really hard! Check out this week's show to hear the Rudi Golimo's wide diversity of hard rock and…

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October 2018

Orion’s Reign

October 5

Orion’s Reign were formed in 2005 in the Greek city of Athens. With that incarnation, formed without a singer, the band explored instrumental paths at first and found remarkable acceptance and gained the interest of both metal fans and the press. From 2006 on the band started doing it's blistering powerful symphonic epic metal music with singer in the team. During the years Orion’s Reign produced several releases. Currently consisting of Dan (vocals), Kirk (keys and orchestra arrangements), Michael ( guitar), George (guitar and bass guitar)…

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October 12

The beginning of Grimace was during the winter 2007/2008. The first year was mostly a struggle, but eventually they got their line-up sorted and could put focus back on producing metal material.  As the year 2013 started, also started Grimace's  biggest project so far - debut full-length album "Gates of Mind" got released later that year. With current line-up consisting of Harri Häkkinen (vocals), Ossi Viinikainen (guitar), Teemu Hiltunen (bass) and Leevi Räsänen (drums) the band is restlessly hunting more and more gigs and trying…

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