Dirkschneider – Live Back To the Roots: Accepted! DVD/CD

Dirkschneider – Live Back To the Roots: Accepted! DVD/CD

Artist: Dirkschneider Album: Live Back To the Roots: Accepted! DVD/CD Genre: Metal Label: AFM Records Release Date: August 25, 2017 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review:  At first glance this looked to be a re-packaged version of Dirkschneider‘s last release, but I am happy to report that is not. While the track list may be almost identical, the songs are completely different live versions. I have to say that although, I loved the previous “Live” Back To The…

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Best & Worst Lead Singer Changes In Rock N’ Roll

Best & Worst Lead Singer Changes In Rock N’ Roll

The Most Successful Bands To Change Singers While many bands have tried, only a few have been really successful with switching lead singers after they become famous. Let’s take a look of some of the best lead singer changes first…. Iron Maiden – Starting out with Paul Di’Anno, the band made a name for themselves and were poised for greatness. The band had a major label deal with EMI records in 1979. With Di’Anno at…

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Accept – The Rise Of Chaos

Accept – The Rise Of Chaos

Artist: Accept Album: The Rise Of Chaos Genre: Metal Label: Nuclear Blast Records Release Date: August 4. 2017 Track Listing: 1 – Die By The Sword 5:00 2 – Hole In The Head 4:01 3 – The Rise Of Chaos 5:16 4 – Koolaid 4:58 5 – No Regrets 4:20 6 – Analog Man 4:10 7 – What’s Done Is Done 4:08 8 – Worlds Colliding 4:28 9 – Carry The Weight 4:33 10 –…

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Watch Accept’s New Video For The Rise Of Chaos

Watch Accept’s New Video For The Rise Of Chaos

Just over 5 weeks are left until fans of heavy metal pioneers ACCEPT can finally put their hands on the band’s forthcoming studio album, »The Rise Of Chaos« (August 4th, 2017). The band’s 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast will continue the tradition of its three predecessors – »Blood Of The Nations«, »Stalingrad«, and »Blind Rage« – with grandeur and precision. The title track ‘The Rise Of Chaos’ was released digitally a few weeks ago, and the song will also be purchasable physically in the form of…

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Accept Platinum Edition Digipak Re-Releases Review

Accept Platinum Edition Digipak Re-Releases Review

Artist: Accept Albums: Accept, Breaker, I’m A Rebel,  and Restless And Wild Platinum Digipaks (Bonus Tracks) Genre: Metal Label: AFM Records Release Date: April, 14, 2017 Review: Okay, so let me clarify this before I get started with the review. All four of these CD’s are sold separately and not part of a set, but I decided to review them all together as Accept fans might be inclined to buy them all. Former lead vocalist for…

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Interview With David Reece

Interview With David Reece

XS Rock readers know that I’ve recently been raving about the debut album by Sainted Sinners featuring David Reece (Accept, Bonfire, Bangalore Choir). Well, today I had the chance to talk with him about his new band, his past work and his influences as well as what the future might hold. He’s a really great guy who appreciates his fans and is truly grateful for the opportunities that he has been given to him to…

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Sainted Sinners-Review

Sainted Sinners-Review

Artist: Sainted Sinners Album: Sainted Sinners Genre: Hard Rock Label: El Puerto Records Gbr Release Date: February 24th, 2017 Review: David Reece has been the lead singer for a long list of great bands. Most probably know him as the guy to take Udo Dirkschneider’s place in Accept on the Eat The Heat album. I’ve followed his career for a while now with bands like Bangalore Choir, Sircle Of Silence, Gypsy Rose, Tango Down and more recently Bonfire….

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Sainted Sinners

Sainted Sinners

Artist: Sainted Sinners Album: Sainted Sinners Genre: Hard Rock Label: El Puerto Records Gbr Release Date: February 24th, 2017 Track Listing: 1. Knight Of The Long Knives 2. Beauty In The Beast 3. Maybe She’s Got Balls 4. We’re All Sainted Sinners 5. Blue Lightning Man 6. The Love That I Have Found 7. Did You 8. In Need 9. Evangeline 10. Shine Diamond Girl 11. Truth Is A Lie Band Members: David Reece: Vocals Frank Pane’: Guitars Malte…

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ACCEPT – REVEAL ‘RESTLESS AND WILD’ LIVE CLIP

ACCEPT – REVEAL ‘RESTLESS AND WILD’ LIVE CLIP

Metal icons, ACCEPT, recently made the release of their new live package called »Restless And Live«, public. This package will include the entire show ACCEPT played at Bang Your Head!!! Festival 2015 on Blu-ray/DVD plus two CDs – the release will be available in stores from January 13th, 2017 (Nuclear Blast). But before fans can put their hands on this all-round impressive package, the band led by axe man Wolf Hoffmann presents another video taken…

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Herman Frank: The Devil Rides Out

Herman Frank: The Devil Rides Out

Artist: Herman Frank Album: The Devil Rides Out Genre: Metal Label: AFM Records Release Date: November 18, 2016 Review: From the opening riffs of “Running Back” you know Herman Frank has created another great album with “The Devil Rides Out”. Frank’s previous outing “Right In The Guts” is a prime example of what a metal album should sound like. It’s without a doubt one of the most solid, well done metal releases in the last…

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