Since forming in 2004 the trio known as Metalian has been waving the flag of traditional heavy metal proudly. These guys hail from Montreal and so far have released two demos, a split venture and one full-length album. While a underground favorite, Metalian are not well known this side of the border which is truly a shame. That is where New York’s Heavy Artillery Records comes in. As part of the label’s “Wax Maniax” demo series Metalian will be issuing "Rock Solid" in limited vinyl and CD pressings. Available exclusively from the Heavy Artillery web store this six track affair is aptly titled. This is indeed rock solid traditional heavy metal with a nice raw edge and a no trick plays kind of attitude. This is the sort of sound that is making a comeback and I for one couldn't be happier as true heavy metal never gets old. As the fourth installment in the label’s “Wax Maniax” demo series "Rock Solid" is a pretty good pick-up for those of you out there that still believe regular hard and heavy metal can be dangerous. Good stuff.