Bay Area guitarcore pioneers LoNero are back with a new studio album, “The Defiant Machine”. Released in August 2016, this instrumental metal concept album is already racking up stellar reviews for its brilliant musicianship and relentless riff onslaught.
If you’re into Joe Satriani, Dream Theater, Fate’s Warning, and Megadeth, you owe it to yourself to check out LoNero.
The video for the album’s first single just got an exclusive premiere at Guitar Player Magazine and once you see and hear it, you’ll know why people like Joe Satriani have great praise for Bill Lonero and crew.
The idea behind guitarcore is that the songs are so well put together that you don’t miss the lyrics. Check it for yourself. Then pick up “The Defiant Machine”.
This week marks the return of the mighty Iron Maiden with their 16th studio album, “Book of Souls”, which recalls their classic form with a refreshingly retro sound. In fact their first studio album in five years is a DOUBLE album, and includes an 18 minute opus called “Empire of the Clouds”.
Check out the first video release from the new album, “Speed of Light” which, in keeping with the throwback sound of the album, brings us mascot Eddie in a 16-bit Donkey Kong style video game as he goes for the girl!
This epic album drops at roughly the same time as the revelation that Bruce Dickinson, lead singer and pilot of the band’s jet Ed Force One, is battling tongue cancer. Wishing Bruce all the best and hope to see them on tour soon. Up the Irons!