Bloodclot – Up In Arms (Metal Blade) – Bloodclot is a project featuring true hardcore pioneer: John Joseph of the Cro-Mags, plus former members of Queens of the Stone Age (Joey Castillo, drums; Nick Oliveri, bass), Ace Frehley’s band and Danzig (Todd Youth, guitar).
Bloody Hammers – The Horrific Case Of Bloody Hammers EP (Self) – Heavy Sleeze Rock with a modern creepy feel. Interestingly, they hail from Transylvania County in North Carolina.
Edguy – Monuments DVD/CD (Nuclear Blast) – This German powerhouse releases their “best of” celebrating 25 years of power metal. The recording also features 5 new tracks. A live DVD is also included.
Ewigkeit – Cosmic Man (Svart) – James Fogarty resurrects experimental metal band with this latest release.
Kissin’ Dynamite – Dynamite Nights (AFM) – This hard rocking German powerhouse brings their intense live show to the masses with 2 CDs and a DVD featuring 25 songs.
This list was researched by Joe Becht. Follow him on Twitter @JoeBecht