VINNY APPICE Says RONNIE JAMES DIO ‘Would Be Pissed Off’


Vinny Appice says that Ronnie James Dio would be “pissed off” if he was alive to see Gene Simmons attempt to trademark the so-called “devil’s horns” hand gesture. The late BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW singer is widely credited with popularizing the symbol — a staple at rock concerts for decades — which the KISS bassist/vocalist […]

FAITH NO MORE – THE REAL THING (essential metal)


Originally posted on Heavy Metal Messenger:
Forgotten? Under-rated? Unappreciated? …Or “Epic?” I vote for “Epic.” It’s been a couple years since I’d given FAITH NO MORE  any thought or ear time. A few weeks ago I pulled out the original cassette I bought while serving overseas during the Gulf War in 1991. Yeah, I still…

AC/DC “Rock or Bust.” Best AC/DC Album Since For Those About To Rock?


Originally posted on Heavy Metal Messenger:
Firstly, Shame, shame, shame on all of you Hard Rock and Metal fans that haven’t bought this album yet! Secondly, HOLY CRAP is this album good. This is easily the best work the boys from Down Under have done since “The Razor’s Edge and in my opinion, probably the best…

METALLICA’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct Spurs the Return of Heavy Metal Messenger


After a long dormancy, one release has brought Heavy Metal Messenger back to the blogosphere: METALLICA’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. I am on my fourth listen and I am beginning to get headbangers whiplash! Each time I listen I enjoy it more. If you’ve only heard one or a few of these new songs you are doing yourself […]

The Iron Maidens Orchestrate Iron Maiden Takeover At House Of Blues Anaheim


By Andrew Bansal September 3rd 2015, House Of Blues, Anaheim CA:In the modern era of the music industry, album releases are nowhere near as highly anticipated as they once were, owing mainly due to the advent of pre-release leaks and piracy. But there are still a handful of exceptions to the norm, and a new […]

15 TRACKS THAT RUIN PERFECT ALBUMS. WRONG!


15 Terrible Songs That Ruin Supposedly Perfect Albums By Frank Donovan The Beatles’ Abbey Road, Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life, Nirvana’s Nevermind–Even the most iconic and highly-regarded albums have a track that we always skip. We’re all for artists evolving their sound, but it’s often painfully clear when the sonic experimentation in the studio […]

HEY SIS, FEEL THE YEARS! IT’S THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY RELEASE OF REO SPEEDWAGON’S HI INFIDELITY.


Originally posted on Heavy Metal Messenger:
Reading that REO SPEEDWAGON’S Hi Infidelity was getting a 30th Anniversary release this week made me think immediately of my baby sister. How she used drive my brother John and I completely batty with this record. How she drove our friends batty too. How my already batty Mother (sorry…

IRON MAIDEN AND THE BOOK OF SOULS GO JUMBO ON MASSIVE 2016 WORLD TOUR


  IRON MAIDEN AND THE BOOK OF SOULS GO JUMBO ON MASSIVE 2016 WORLD TOUR Published: Aug 25, 2015 VOCALIST BRUCE DICKINSON TO CAPTAIN AND PILOT A BOEING 747-400 JUMBO JET TO PLAY IN SIX OF THE SEVEN CONTINENTS TRAVELLING OVER 55,000 MILES (88,500km) AROUND THE GLOBE “THE BOOK OF SOULS WORLD TOUR” IS EXPECTED […]