Music On Vinyl re-releases VENDETTA debut

Go and Live... Stay and Die is the debut album by the German trash metal band Vendetta. After their formation in 1984 they started working on this album full of killer riffs and phenomenal choruses. The tracks that runs for over 6 minutes develops from soft and acoustic passages to energetic technical metal sounds. It gives a good... Continue Reading →

ANATHEMA tour dates 2018

Prog rockers Anathema will perform a few special acoustic shows in October this year. The dates are mentioned further down this post. David Cavanagh says about the shows: “Welcome to a new Anathema experience: Ambient Acoustic. In exploring what we might do to expand the music still further, out of thin air came the idea to arrange... Continue Reading →

ANATHEMA ‘Best of…’ album in October

Anathema announced a 'Best of...' album for October this year. 'Internal Landscapes 2008-2018)' is a compilation of the band's cooperation with KSCOPE/Edel and features songs from the last 10 years.  Daniel Cavanagh comments: “The band isn’t just a way of life, its been much more than that. To us, as a family, writing music of such... Continue Reading →

BLOODBATH announces a new album

Now it is in the open, 'The Arrow of Satan is Drawn' is the title fo Bloodbath's 5th studio album. The longplayer will be released on October 26th and comes via Peaceville Records. “What are we presenting with this album? Humanity’s unfaltering march prone towards downfall,” declares guitarist Blakkheim. “The threat to this world isn’t... Continue Reading →

KADAVAR announces live album

Berlin-based rock overlords Kadavar have announced to release a brand new live album called »Live in Copenhagen«, featuring their infamous show at Pumpehuset in Denmark's capitol in November 2017 during the band's tour in support of the most recent album, »Rough Times«. The album is set for a release on October 12th 2018 with Nuclear Blast, and will be... Continue Reading →

Massive hardcore from THE GREAT LIE

The Great Lie is a hardcore band, hailing from Long Island, NY. The five-piece consists out of Gerry Giacalone, John LaFata, Scott Martin, Kerry Merkle and Mike Scarola. These five guys recorded and released a five track EP that was unveiled earlier this summer. 'All Roads Lead to Where You Stand' features five raging hardcore... Continue Reading →

CD review STONEMAN ‘Geil und elektrisch’

(5/10) Stoneman started in 2004 and released five longplayers from then till now. The band started with in the fields of dark rock before they shifted their music towards Neue Deutsche Härte - which is actually not that new anymore. Their newest album ‘Geil und elektrisch’ marks another leg on this journey, featuring 12 new... Continue Reading →

CD review ANNISOKAY ‘Arms’

(8/10) The rise of German melodic metalcore outfit Annisokay is a really impressive one. Things began in 2007 in Halle, Germany and since then the band seems to be an unstoppable force in German metal. The band that had to face some line-up changes in the early years, evolved with each album unveiled. It took... Continue Reading →

CD review TRAPPIST ‘Ancient Brewing Tactics’

(7/10) Beer, metal and rock is a combination that works very well together. Therefor it’s not a big surprise that some bands pick-up the topic as an overarching theme for lyrics. Bands like German metallers Tankard are well-known for such lyrics and also Gang Green, with their fabulous ‘Older Budweiser’ album, expresses their favor for... Continue Reading →

CD review MOB RULES ‘Beast Reborn’

(8/10) Longtime German metal outfit Mob Rules finished work on their newest longplayer ‘Beast Reborn’ that will be available on August 24th this year. With the new album the band continues a journey that began in 1999 when the guys released the debut ‘Savage Land’, followed by seven more records. Mob Rules belongs to the... Continue Reading →

CD review BAEST ‚Danse Macabre‘

(8/10) Baest is Danish, the word and the band. ‘Baest’ means ‘beast or ‘brute’ in English and having chosen this moniker is a perfect match with the music this Danish quintet has in the offer. The five-piece band is hailing from Aahus and they are a rather new band. The starting point was in 205 when Baestwas formed and since... Continue Reading →

CD review U.D.O. ‘Steelfactory’

(8/10) Udo Dirkschneider is more than a well-known name when it comes to German metal. There are many singers in metal and there are many singers with a raspy voice, but there is one voice that can be immediately identified – the one of Udo Dirkschneider. It was him and his way of singing that... Continue Reading →

ACE FREHLEY announces solo album

Ace Frehley has a new solo album right in the starting blocks. 'Spaceman' will be released on October 19th and it features a nine song tracklist. The longplayer is the first one with new songs since 2014 when the 'Space Invader' album hit the shelves. Next to Frehley handling the six string guitar and vocals,... Continue Reading →

DAVE GROHL presents ‘Play’

Foo Fighter frontman Dave Grohl seems to be a restless mind. The former Nirvana drummer grew over time to one of the most influential and respected musicians in (alternative) rock and while he is still on tour with Foo Fighter, Grohl announces with ‘Play’ a spectacular project. ‘Play’ is a two episodes mini documentary Grohl... Continue Reading →

LP review PHARAO ‘After the Fire’

(8/10) ‘After the Fire’ is the album that started things for Cruz del Sur. Originally published in 2003 the album carries catalog number ‘Cruz01’ and is a starting point of one of the most important underground labels for traditional and epic metal. The label grew over time and is after 15 years a safe bet... Continue Reading →

WACKEN 2019 – first bands announced

The last riffs of the Wacken 2018 edition haven't even been played yet, while an outlook to 2019 kicks-off some extra excitement. First bands have been already announced and here are they are:   Sabaton Parkway Drive Demons & Wizards Powerwolf Airbourne Rose Tattoo Within Temptation Meshuggah Krokus Dark Funeral Avatar   The 'Wacken days'... Continue Reading →

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