Welcome to Unstoppable Force
Welcome to UNSTOPPABLE FORCE-A site/zine devoted to the only thing on this earth worth living for.. .HEAVY METAL! Not "trendy" bullshit "nu-metal," nor is it devoted to the 80's glam rock/hair metal crowd! So who is this site for. The TRUE HEAVY METAL FAN! Fans of Thrash/Speed/Classic/Power/NWOBHM/Progressive/and Death Metal fans. This site mainly covers older bands as well as some of the newer bands that play METAL the way it should be played... in the tradition of the old-school bands that founded metal. As long as the flame burns within us, we shall never fall!

"Slipknot are not a rock band, they've got no tunes, no chords or choruses.They have no idea how to behave onstage and they wear masks and red boiler suits. I came from the Beatles and Little Richard, they came from the circus. Maybe I'm too old to get it, but I don't mind because they're crap" -LEMMY

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SOME PERSONAL MESSAGES FROM THE WEBMASTER

MARCH 9, 2019

R.I.P. TOM O/BRIEN. We were close growing up through his late brother CHRIS. We all walked to school togther & discussed every little subject one could fathom. Kids gre up & became men. When Chris passed away in 2013, Tom & I grew closer than ever. We went on to experience several road trips together, countless concerts, long conversations, a TON of laughs, and more. I miss this guy so much!!!! Twenty-five years of friendship with Tom...Twenty years of friendship with Chris. Two very important & close friends in my life are now gone. The podcast created in honor of Chris, which included Tom & I, stops in its tracks. The airwaves are silent for us now....there is a possibility the MBH Podcast will spawn one last episode. Thank you for reading this.


DECEMBER 26, 2013

R.I.P. CHRIS O'BRIEN. My best friend & brother. We went through it all together. Chris started this site in 1999/2000, on a site called FRIENDPAGES. I created a similar page, under the name METAL SHADOWS. We combined forces and wrote this site together.

I could write a book on everything Chris & I went through. For now, know that his passing is a severe loss to this world, and to my life as a whole. I am utterly destroyed right now.


The contents of this website spoke to many great stories shared amongst great friends, as reflected in the CONCERT REVIEWS section. I will keep Chris's & Tom's memory alive....

WHAT WE'VE GOT!

· UPDATES, informing you what's new here at UNSTOPPABLE FORCE. If any section of this webzine is changed or added to, you'll know about it.

· NEWS from record labels about up-coming releases,bands on tour in your area,and other related things you might want to know.

· INTERVIEWS with artists from the past as well as those individuals who promote he underground through zines,labels,and bands keeping thr spirit of true metal alive.

· LINKS to various metal sites, including other webzines, magazines, etc. and of course, a continuously growing data-base of band links for easy navigation making UNSTOPPABLE FORCE a great foundation for a home page.

· REVIEWS of albums which you might have passed in the hunt for metal,not sure if it is good or shit. We review what we get,and we take nothing or nobody for granted. If it sucks,we'll tell you. If it rules,you'll know.

· PHOTOS of various bands Anthony gets to see live in concert, including PRIMAL FEAR, THE REIGN OF TERROR, STEEL PROPHET, and many more.

· TOUR DATES of any band touring the globe or your town...if we like them, we post their tour dates (if we've overlooked/forgotten someone...additions or recommendations are welcomed)

· AREA SHOWS which will most likely be attended by UNSTOPPABLE FORCE. Any good metal show in the NY/NJ area will be posted here (if we've overlooked/forgotten someone...additions or recommendations are welcomed).

· LOCAL BANDS from the NY/NJ/PA area that are underground and kick ass. Each band has their own page of news, tour dates, info, and a link to their respective websites and MP3 site.

· NATIONAL BANDS outside the NY/NJ/PA area that are underground and kick ass. Each band has their own page of news, tour dates, info, and a link to their respective websites and MP3 site.

· INTERNATIONAL BANDS from other countries that are underground and kick ass. Each band has their own page of news, tour dates, info, and a link to their respective websites and MP3 site.

· CONTACT us if you are a band or from a zine and want exposure on this site. Got an opinion or suggestion? Let us know!


OTHER STUFF!

If you are a band or label and you want exposure on this site,LET US KNOW! WE WANT TO HELP YOU! WE WILL REVIEW YOUR DEMO/CD MATERIAL AS WELL AS HELPING YOU PROMOTE YOUR BAND ON OTHER PAGES AND SHIT LIKE THAT.

If you think we suck as writers, submit a review of a show or a record and show us how you think we should be writing this page! Even if you LIKE the site,e-mail me (Anthony or Chris) and write what you want about a show or a record. It'll be up on the page, and you will be given credit for your work. NO BLACK METAL PLEASE.

If you want to give us feedback about the site (what's good, what sucks, what should be changed,etc.) e-mail us and let us know.

Copyright 2000-2012 Unstoppable Force. All Rights reserved. Best viewed while listening to heavy metal.


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Latest Site Updates
JULY 05, 2020:

A new RECORD REVIEW is up, covering the latest album from OLD SEASON.



JULY 04, 2020:

A new RECORD REVIEW is up, covering the latest album from SOLICITOR.



JUNE 30, 2020:

A new RECORD REVIEW is up, covering the latest album from GRAVE DIGGER.



JUNE 29, 2020:

New RECORD REVIEWS are up, covering albums from CIRITH UNGOL and HELLRIPPER.



MARCH 29, 2020:

A new CONCERT REVIEW is up, recapping my latest experience seeing THE CULT.

2020 hasn't seen much on my end with too much action, especially with many large gatherings being canceled now. Perfect time to dust things off here!

More to come......



DECEMBER 08, 2019:

Some new CONCERT REVIEWS are in the works from my latest experiences seeing KING DIAMOND, SLAYER, and THE CULT.

Plans are underway for more contributions to the RECORD REVIEW section in 2020.

Some new LOCAL & NATIONAL BANDS may be added with new CONCERT REVIEWS for 2020, as I will be attending NJ's DARK SIDE OF THE CON.
Details regarding this weekend festival can be found by clicking the following image:



OCTOBER 16, 2019:

NEWS FROM NJ TRUE METAL TITANS, ARCTIC FLAME

Press Release 10/12/2019
Yes, it's been a long time but we do have some news to announce. ArcticFlame has signed a 5 year deal with Killer Metal Records of Germany. The first album on our new home, will be "Demons in Rome" which release date will be announced at a later date. Thanks to Jens Häfner for his support! Prost!!!!! Hot Dawg..!!!!!! Looking forward to this!!!!
Morty



AUGUST 04, 2019:

Catching up on some long overdue items. A new CONCERT REVIEW is up from March of this year.....go check it out & more to come in a timely manner.



JUNE 26, 2018:

N.W.O.B.H.M. legends SATAN announce new album & US tour! Statement from the band & information follows...


We will release our new album 'Cruel Magic' on September 7th!

A preview of 'Cruel Magic' is available over at www.metalblade.com/satan, where you can watch the video for the first single 'The Doomsday Clock'. 'Cruel Magic' will be available in several formats including a limited boxset, several vinyl editions and two CD formats. Pre-order starts today!

For the new album we once again worked with our trusted team Dave Curle (recording/engineering, First Avenue Studios) and Dario Mollo (mix) - and we're extremely excited about the result! We truly feel we've got it 100% right this time, the balance between considered content and reckless performance. We always break loose on stage so why not on record?

Continuing the tradition of the last three albums, the artwork for this new LP was created by the fantastic Eliran Kantor!

Track listing:

01. Into The Mouth Of Eternity
02. Cruel Magic
03. The Doomsday Clock
04. Legions Hellbound
05. Ophidian
06. My Prophetic Soul
07. Death Knell For A King
08. Who Among Us
09. Ghosts Of Monongah
10. Mortality

US Tour Flyer Below!



JANUARY 15, 2018:

Last night, the first METAL BEER HORROR Podcast was recorded, honoring Chris!! Once edits are complete, a link will be posted.


***HELLOWEEN ANNOUNCE 2018 NORTH AMERICAN PUMPKINS UNITED TOUR DATES WITH MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN***



German metal legends Helloween, who have reunited with vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen, have announced North American dates for their Pumpkins United World Tour.

Says the band: “Indeed, the North American Helloween fans had to be very patient. Reading about Pumpkins United’s touring schedule and sold out shows in Latin America, Europe & Asia, but yet any shows in the upper half of the American continent... but your constant demands were heard! We proudly announce the Pumpkins United shows in the USA & Canada!”

North American dates:

September
7 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
8 - Los Angeles, CA - The Palladium
10 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
12 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
14 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
15 - New York City, NY - Irving Plaza

More dates are listed below:

October
25 - Gran Carpa de las Américas - Bogota, Colombia
28 - Espaço das Américas - São Paulo, Brazil (Sold Out)
29 - Espaço das Américas - São Paulo, Brazil
31 - Pepsi On Stage - Porto Alegre, Brazil

November
2 - Estadio Luna Park - Buenos Aires City, Argentina
3 - Teatro Caupolican - Santiago, Chile (Sold Out)
5 - Teatro Caupolican - Santiago, Chile (Sold Out)
10 - Samsung Hall - Zurich, Switzerland
11 - Porsche-Arena - Stuttgart, Germany (Sold Out)
12 - Zenith - München, Germany
14 - O2 Academy Brixton - London, United Kingdom
15 - Zénith Paris La Villette - Paris, France
18 - Medionlanum Forum - Milan, Italy
20 - 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
24 - Ruhr Congress - Bochum, Germany
25 - Tipsport Aréna - Prague, Czech Republic
26 - Aegon-arena - Bratislava, Slovakia
28 - Hala Kolo - Warsaw, Poland
30 - Black Box - Helsinki, Finland (Sold Out)

December
2 - Partille Arena - Partille, Sweden
4 - Tempodrom - Berlin, Germany
9 - Wiznik Center - Madrid, Spain
14 - Arena Armeec Sofia - Sofia, Bulgaria
15 - Romexpo - Bucharest, Romania

March
18 - Zepp - Sapporo, Japan
21 - Zepp Bayside - Osaka, Japan
23 - Zepp - Tokyo, Japan
24 - Zepp - Tokyo, Japan
25 - Zepp - Nagoya, Japan

Helloween’s “Pumpkins United” track is available via Helloween.org as a free download.



DECEMBER 10, 2017:

December brings fond memories of Chris. He was born & died in December; he loved Heavy Metal & he loved Horror movies. With that said, it seemed suitable to throw out there a new 2017 RECORD REVIEW on POLKADOT CADAVER'S new album, "Get Possessed". Go get some.....



JUNE 25, 2017:

The founding member of The 13th Floor Elevators and a pioneer of the psychedelic rock genre, ROKY ERICKSON, is on tour!!
Further details can be found on Roky's official Facebook page.





FEBRUARY 6, 2017:

A new CONCERT review is posted. Read all about ATTACKER's latest show! New RECORD reviews coming soon....



DECEMBER 4, 2016:

A few CONCERT & RECORD reviews are being composed. This page shall continue on, in tribute to Chris!!

PODCAST possibilities are being looked into. As this developes, information will be provided.



APRIL 17, 2014:

I conducted an interview with California's CAGE a while back in 2010. I finally managed to find a way to upload this onto the net; sorry for the delay. It's actually quite informative!!!

CLICK HERE FOR THE CAGE INTERVIEW!!



CLICK HERE FOR THE SATAN INTERVIEW!!



APRIL 11, 2014:

I conducted an interview with Brian Ross (Vocals), Steve Ramsey (Guitars), and Graeme English (Bass) of N.W.O.B.H.M. Legends SATAN @ Black Bear Bar, in Williamsburg - Brooklyn NY on night #1 of their first EVER tour of the States. The following link will bring you to YouTube for this audio only interview. ENJOY!!!!

CLICK HERE FOR THE SATAN INTERVIEW!!



February 19TH, 2013: Hello everyone!! The BAD DOG BAD show review can be found in 2013 CONCERT REVIEWS. Enjoy!!!

February 10th, 2013: Hello readers!! The ATTACKER show a few weeks ago was amazing.A new review can be found in 2013 CONCERT REVIEWS. Enjoy!!!

January 3rd, 2013: Happy New Year!! Several 2012 CONCERT REVIEWS were just added. Enjoy!!!

December 28th, 2012: Back up & running?

July 2nd, 2012: A new review has been posted for Mercury Tide's album, "Killing Saw." Click here to check it out.

July 2nd, 2012: The Mercury Tide band page is now online! Check back soon for an exclusive interview and more information.



July 2nd, 2012: The website relaunch is now online! More updates coming soon.