Author Archives: Rustyn Rose

Rustyn Rose

About Rustyn Rose

Rustyn Rose is the owner of Metalholic.com and former Managing Editor of The Informant. He is also a regular contributor to AXS.com and Examiner.com. He has been a music journalist for over 25 years, doing thousands of interviews, album and concert reviews, and much more. Rustyn is a radio personality for Metal Nation Radio. Catch his show every Monday night at 5pm PST – 8 EST.

Album Review: FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – Flotsam and Jetsam

Artist: Flotsam and Jetsam Album: Flotsam and Jetsam Release Date: May 20, 2016 Label: AFM Records In 1986, Phoenix-based thrash horde, Flotsam and Jetsam dropped Doomsday for the Deceiver, which stands as one of the genres’ defining albums. Now 30 … Continue reading

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Album Review: DEVILDRIVER – Trust No One

Artist: DevilDriver Album: Trust No One Label: Napalm Records Release Date: May 13, 2016 California death-groove thrashers, DevilDriver, return this month with perhaps the band’s strongest effort since 2009’s Pray for Villains. Trust No One is the group’s seventh studio effort, … Continue reading

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Album Review: RED TIDE RISING – Voices

Artist: Red Tide Rising Album: Voices EP Release Date: May 6, 2016 Label: Vanity Music/Sony Red Denver’s Red Tide Rising is constantly working to tighten and refine its sound, a journey that continues on its latest EP,Voices. In an era … Continue reading

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Album Review: Nordic Union – Nordic Union

Nordic Union – Self Titled Label: Frontiers Music srl Release Date: January 29, 2016 Frontiers Music president Serafino Perugino has a gift for pairing talented musicians who create amazing new projects. Nordic Union is no exception, and may in fact be his … Continue reading

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Album Review: Baroness – Purple

Band: Baroness Album: Purple Label: Abraxan Hymns Release Date: December 18, 2015 Adversity and tragedy have long made for inspired creative output. Significant life changes often lead to a renewed enthusiasm and energy as well. In the case of Georgia’s Baroness, it became … Continue reading

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Album Review: Manimal – Trapped in the Shadows

Band: Manimal Album: Trapped in the Shadows Label: AFM Records Release Date: November 20, 2015 It has been six agonizingly long years since Gothenburg, Sweden’s Manimal unleashed its 2009 debut album, The Darkest Room. This winter, the band has finally delivered up its sophomore … Continue reading

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Album Review: Saxon – Battering Ram

Band: Saxon Album: Battering Ram Label: UDR Music Release Date: October 30, 2015 With over 35 years of recording and touring under its belt, NWOBHM stalwarts, Saxon, have nothing left to prove. So it comes as no surprise that the … Continue reading

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Album Review: Savage – 7/Live N Lethal

Band: Savage Album: 7/Live N Lethal Label: Minus2Zebra Release Date: October 9, 2015 The early 80s New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) had its share of unheralded bands, and among them Savage stands taller than most. Not only did … Continue reading

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Album Review: Clutch – Psychic Warfare

Band: Clutch Album: Psychic Warfare Label: Weathermaker Release Date: October 2, 2015 Let’s be honest, Clutch is going to have to reach new heights of sonic mastery to beat its 2013 masterpiece, Earth Rocker. That said, if anyone can do … Continue reading

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A Sound of Thunder interview: The Shadowman lives on ‘Tales from the Deadside’

In just four short years, A Sound of Thunder has managed to release five studio albums, an EP, and already has a complete covers album ready for release as well. Fans will have to wait until early 2016 for the … Continue reading

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Album Review: A Sound of Thunder – Tales from the Deadside

Band: A Sound of Thunder Album: Tales from the Deadside Label: Mad Neptune Release Date: September 25, 2015 In 2013, in the midst of promoting their third album, Time’s Arrow, and while recording their fourth, The Lesser Key of Solomon, A … Continue reading

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Album Review: Diemonds – Never Wanna Die

Band: Diemonds Album: Never Wanna Die Release Date: September 4, 2015 Label: Napalm Records Toronto’s resident retro Sunset Strip rockers, Diemonds are back with their third studio effort, Never Wanna Die. Dipped in the hair metal history of the 80s, this Canadian quintet … Continue reading

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Album Review: Five Finger Death Punch – Got Your Six

Band: Five Finger Death Punch Album: Got Your Six Release Date: September 4, 2015 Label: Prospect Park/Eleven Seven Few bands are as consistent as hard-driving Las Vegas metallers, Five Finger Death Punch. Every album is going to be packed with the … Continue reading

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Album Review: Pentagram – Curious Volume

Band: Pentagram Album: Curious Volume Release Date: August 21, 2015 Label: Peaceville/Snapper While Britain had Black Sabbath, America had Pentagram. The band was born in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971 to the deranged mind of frontman Bobby Liebling. Many things have changed in … Continue reading

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Album Review: Motorhead – Bad Magic

Band: Motörhead Album: Bad Magic Release Date: August 28, 2015 Label: UDR Music When Lemmy Kilmister left Hawkwind in 1975 and founded Motörhead it is doubtful even he had an inkling as to the mammoth impact his new band would have … Continue reading

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