The Unbroken forge the Human Crown.

Of the 5 boroughs that make up New York City, Brooklyn is my personal favorite. It combines a bohemian hipness with a blue collar honesty, and it does so effortlessly. It is from Brooklyn that The Unbroken have arisen. The four members have a modern metal sound, but importantly (at least to my middle-aged tastes) [...]

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The Steinberger headless guitar…no more mystery.

A little over a year ago I acquired a Steinberger Spirit. You know, the “headless” guitar that seemed so alien when it came to fairly widespread attention back in the eighties. Thanks to prominent players like Eddie Van Halen, and Geddy Lee (Steinberger Bass) amongst others. However even today it still remains a bit of [...]

Sons of Apollo launch new decade with “MMXX”.

The term “Supergroup” has been, in my opinion, tossed around a little too freely at times. Anyone with a working knowledge of heavy prog and Rock/Metal knows that this is not the case with Sons of Apollo. Consisting of Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Scott Soto, Derek Sherinian, and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal this is the [...]

Kenny Hickey set to release Silvertomb: Edge of Existence.

With the sad passing of Peter Steele in 2010, the groundbreaking Type O Negative was all but finished. As cornerstones of that act, Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly went on to form the Doom Metal outfit Seventh Void. As time went on, Hickey began writing material that he felt called for a bit more orchestrated [...]