Staff Want List for 2017!
Posted on 1/20/2017 1:12:19 PM by Frank Hill

Hello 2017!

A new year is upon us and all of us here have wants and anticipations that we hope will ripen to metal fruition! Here's some generic fun from us here at MM and a chance to throw out a plug or three.

Drum roll Nicko……

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» Looking Back--Staff Top 10 Albums of 1987!
"History was in the making and my generation could feel the fire and desire in the air and on the airwaves. We held our breath hoping this would trap that year in a paradox gasping for oxygen and still blowing the winds of rock across America forever. ...[More]

» Staff Year End Awards for 2016!
We've gathered up our thoughts on the hard rock/metal releases of 2016! Even if you really don't give a shit what any of our opinions are, there are so many releases put out in this age of do-it-yourself creation that you may see names you missed, older bands you forgot existed or unknowns to look up and sample. ...[More]

» Down the Roads of Madness: Pigeonholing Metal
The Devil's Music. Hymns to Hell. Come up with whatever ostentatious name or descriptive title you may have heard over the years. As metalhead's, at some point in our musical lives we've inevitably been told that we are going to hell for listening to that "Devil Music". ...[More]

» New Performers Added to Our Metal Maidens Section!
Dutch singer-songwriter Charlotte Wessels (Delain) has a voice that is both infectious and emotive. Able to go from sing-song siren vocals to powerful emotional tones and then to almost operatic without missing a note. With her vocal arsenal, Wessels can stand voice to voice with any contemporary. ...[More]

» New Concert Report for The Pretty Reckless!
One of the most amazing places for a loving father and husband to rock is House of Blues at Disney Springs....After a pre-rock show warm-up of all the Coke you can do at the Coca-Cola store (international flights of suds!), I headed over to find my kind --1,000 lost souls all garbed in black. ...[More]

» (Stephen) King of Metal: His Influence on Hard Music!
Stephen King is one of the most prolific writers of our modern time with over 350 million copies sold from the 67 novels and books he's published of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.Within his works are many references to bands like the Ramones and AC/DC. ...[More]

» Concert Report: Halloween Horror Nights 26
You know Halloween is around the corner when Universal Studios starts closing their park at 5PM each day. The reason? It gets all of the normal people out of the area so it can re-open at 6 for all of the freaks like yours truly. Out go the thirtysomethings pushing their strollers--in comes the skinny jeans, converse high tops and Slayer t-shirts. ...[More]

» Metal Goes Wild West!
The rugged West...outlaws, gunfights and bravado. It's rebellion in history, mythology and Hollywood's big screen. The North American wild, wild West of the late 1700s through the turn of the 20th century is popularized in pop culture through movies, books and comics galore. ...[More]

» Ex-Y&T Drummer Leonard Haze...Our Best Of
In 1974, Leonard Haze was a founding member of the hard rock band known as Y&T (formerly Yesterday & Today). Many rock connoisseurs consider the group's early 80s albums--"Earthshaker", "Black Tiger" and "Mean Steak", as groundbreaking triumphs of US hard rock. ...[More]

» New Interview with Ingo Powitzer--
Guitar Tech with the Scorpions

The Scorpions are currently celebrating their 50th anniversary with a worldwide tour. Locations include: China, Japan, North America, Europe and even Australia will see them for the first time to play down under this year.Is it as glamorous as it might seem to be touring the world with one of the most iconic German Hard Rock bands? It can be, but it also takes time, dedication and a lot of sweat. ...[More]

» Maximum Metal's Eric Compton Remembers His Friend: Drummer Lenny Haze
With regret we pass along the news that original Y&T drummer Leonard Haze has passed away at age 61 after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for several years. Today was supposed to be just another day, grinding away at work with hot coffee and a half-smile. ...[More]


Scorpions' Guitar Tech--Ingo Powitzer
"If it's not 100% bullet proof, tested and modified to its best performance etc., I'm not using it."

Voices of Ruin
"You can always make songs that are just brutal or just a wild combination of riffs but we believe that the song comes first..."

Drummer Joey Muha
"I've always kind of drummed along to these 'out of left field' songs. It's just how my crazy mind hears all of these songs!"
· The Pretty Reckless
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· Children of Bodom, Havok
· Scorpions
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The Grinding Wheel

Invasion of the Tentacube

Lords of the Trident

A Sound of Thunder
Who Do You Think We Are?

In His Infernal Majesty's Service

The Pretty Reckless
Who You Selling For?


The Empire

   Testament - Brotherhood of the Snake
The best album in over 20 years for these Bay-Area titans
   In Flames - Battles
Lethargic energy levels
   Crobot - Welcome to Fat City
Phenomenal record from this PA stoner rock band
   Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage
A good album, but something is just amiss
   Desecrate the Faith - Unholy Infestation
Great Texas tech death with plenty of groove
   Deserted Fear - Dead Shores Rising
German death metal with a touch of the old school
   Bloodwraith - The Omnipresent Darkness Demos
Lo-fi Black Metal from West Virginia

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