A New World

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Tommy ReinXeed calls his music “adventurous power metal,” but whatever you want to call it, we call it great stuff for fans of bands like Helloween, Hammerfall, Rhapsody of Fire, etc. Tommy has also recorded a few releases with Golden Resurrection, but since his being discovered in 2007 by Christian Liljegren (Narnia, Golden Resurrection), he has put together six amazing albums of his own (seven if you count his Swedish Hits Goes Metal project release). This album has a bit more metal edge to it, though. You can check out the music video for “Guitar Hero” now, until the album is released in September. As always, production is top-notch, as is the musicianship. Fans of this genre of metal should be pleased with another stellar release.


Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.


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My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.


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Employed to Serve

Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.


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