Powerwolf faced a stellar ascend over the last years with one highlight leading to a next one. The 15th anniversary is a good moment to celebrate all the achievement and what would be better to doe it with a retrospective. 'Best of the Blessed' is doing exactly this, celebrating 15 years in Heavy Metal. A... Continue Reading →
Victor Smolski's Almanac work on their 3rd sutio album. 'Rush of Death', the title of the record, will be released on March 6th via Nuclear Blast and will feature the following track listing: PredatorRush Of DeathLet The Show BeginSoiled ExistenceBought And SoldThe Human EssenceSatisfiedBlink Of An EyeCan't Hold Me BackLike A Machine Smolski states:"Hi everybody,... Continue Reading →
Canadian guitar wizard Jeff Waters started Annihilator more than 30 years ago. He and the band went through all the ups and downs in Metal, surviving even the challenging '90s and to me there are two main factors for this decades-bridging success. There is Waters' 100% dedication to Metal, an energy that he never lost... Continue Reading →
Kirk Windstein is a name that’s very well-known in Heavy Metal. The guitarist and frontman of the mighty Crowbar belongs to the pioneers of Sludge Metal. His unique voice and guitar sound are the base for so many of the Crowbar albums. Windstein is a great musician, but he also became and is a personage... Continue Reading →
Honestly, what should go wrong when guys like Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Scott Soto, Derek Sherinian and Ron Thal team-up to record an album. Right, nothing can go wrong. Usually supergroups are more of a marketing thing and often you wonder what‘s ‚super‘ with such a project. In Sons Of Apollo‘s case things are... Continue Reading →
One of the first real surprises this year reaches us from Holland. Psychedelic Rock trio DeWolff shows the world that fancy productions and newest recording technique isn‘t needed to record a damn cool album. ‘Tascam Tapes‘ comes without hammond, drums and guitar amps. DeWolff recorded the 12 songs for this album on a Tascam Porta... Continue Reading →
I’m impressed and I haven’t seen an Epica show that has such a tight connection between fans and band. Awesome ... and a benchmark for all the upcoming Epica shows. After nearly 2 hours the fulminant show comes to an end with satisfied Epica fans leaving the Webster Hall with a big smile on their faces.
The driving forces behind Wolfpakk are Michael Voss and Mark Sweeney, both known form several other bands they worked with and contributed to. With the moniker of Wolfpakk the duo already released four longplayer of which the first one was shipped to the record stores in 2011. Next to the two Melodic Rock experts it’s... Continue Reading →
German synth-rocker A Life Divided premiered in 2003 and the latest two releases delivered success by entering the German longplayer charts. These moment are 5+ years back in time with ‚Human‘ having a release date in 2015. With ‚Echoes‘ the wait comes to an end for fans. The new longplayer features a 13 songs tracklist,... Continue Reading →
Dead Kosmonaut’s hailing from Sweden and is a band that’s rather new. The protagonists though are the opposite of ‚new‘. It's veterans in Heavy Metal that found together under the moniker and started a cooperation with first tangible result in 2017. ‚Expect Nothing‘ was the title of the debut that’s now followed by the sophomore... Continue Reading →
UK-based Rock veterans Magnum is a real phenomena. Founded in 1972 the band still delivers great music to date after being in business for so many years. Even a hiatus at the end of the ‘90s couldn't stop Tony Clarkin and Bob Catley. The band returned in 2002 and picked it up where they left... Continue Reading →
‘The Sun and the Cold’ is an album with songs that, allegorically spoken, reflect the darkness of the Mariana Trench as well as it shows the beauty of the colorful sea that invites for easy-going snorkeling. So put on your diving googles and jump into ‘The Sun and the Cold’. It will be a surprising dive.