H O T . L I S T S

STAFF TOP 10 HOT LIST!
  • 1
    Alice in Chains
    Rainier Fog
    Sixth studio release from the grunge metal masters.
  • 2
    Omnium Gatherum
    The Burning Cold
    The band name is a Latin phrase that is literally translated as "a grouping of all things".
  • 3
    Cauldron
    New Gods
    Canadian metallers' 5th album.
  • 4
    Light the Torch
    Revival
    Released in March, but hitting our playlist.
  • 5
    Primal Fear
    Apocalypse
    New album from former Gamma Ray vocalist Ralf Scheepers and bassist/vocalist Mat Sinner.
  • 6
    Halestorm
    Vicious
    Fourth studio album by American rock band fronted by strong-voiced frontwoman Lzzy Hale.
  • 7
    Metal Allegiance
    II: Power Drunk Majesty
    David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi!
  • 8
    U.D.O.
    Steelfactory
    You should already know what to expect from Udo Dirkschneider.
  • 9
    Alice Cooper
    A Paranormal Evening at the Olympia Paris
    Alice Cooper--still doing it up!
  • 10
    The Spirit
    Sounds from the Vortex
    Need some darkness from a Scandinavian tomb? Try out The Spirit.

HONORABLE MENTION!
  • 11
    The Magpie Salute
    High Water I
    Debut studio album of original material via Mascot/Eagle Rock.
  • 12
    Parasite Inc
    Dead and Alive
    The album has running time of about 45 minutes and comprises 11 tracks, including the bonus track. Look for it on Bandcamp.
  • 13
    Night Demon
    Live Darkness
    First live release from this traditional metal band.
  • 14
    Dee Snider
    For The Love of Metal
    Lots of division among the staff for this one. You'll have to hear it for yourself.
  • 15
    Monstrosity
    The Passage of Existence
    Florida death metal from Metal Blade!
  • 16
    Skeletonwitch
    Devouring Radiant Light
    Available July 25th in Japan via Avalon and July 20th worldwide via Prosthetic Records.


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