German death metal veterans will release their new album, entitled 'Okkult II', on July 6th and Markus' Heavy Music Blog had the chance to get some first-hand insights, provided by Alex and Tosso of Atrocity. Markus’ Heavy Music Blog: Hello Alex and Tosso, thanks for taking a bit of time for Markus‘ Heavy Music... Continue Reading →
HERE comes a first teaser for the upcoming Heir Apparent album 'View From Below', which will be released on October 15th via No Remorse Records. Stay tuned for more. Tracklist: 1. Man in the Sky 2. The Door 3. Here We Aren't 4. Synthetic Lies 5. Savior 6. Further and Farther 7. The Road to... Continue Reading →
Prior to his impressive career as being the frontman of legendary Deep Purple, Ian Gillan played in some smaller bands. One of those was called The Javelins. The singers states: "Who’d have thought it?! In the early 1960’s, you might have seen The Beatles doing Chubby Checker’s ‘Twist and Shout’ at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, or... Continue Reading →
Sinsaenum unveiled a second song from their next album. 'Repulsion For Humanity' will hit the shelves on August 10th and comes via earMUSIC. 'Sacred Martyr' also features Lauren Hart of Once Human and can be watched HERE.
Symphony X guitarist Michael Romeo will launch his solo debut 'War of the Worlds / Pt. 1' on July 27th and 'Djinn' is one song, coming from the tracklist of this longplayer. The tune got a video that can be watched HERE.
Over the last few months some activity at the Hittman camp was noticeable. The band played an highly acclaimed show at the Keep It True Festival in Germany, new songs have been played there and the debut has been re-issued by No Remorse Records. Enough reasons to reach out to Jim Bacchi and Dirk Kennedy... Continue Reading →
(9/10) I think that one of the reasons why a Kissin‘ Dynamite album creates some excitement on my side is the fact that the guys partly remind me of my own youth. Grown up in Swabia and being thrilled by metal is what I get in my mind when listening to Kissin‘ Dynamite‘s music. It... Continue Reading →
(6/10) The label sheet that came with Halcyon Ways’s new album ‘Bloody but Unbowed’ mentions Megadeth, Dream Theater, Testament and Chimaira as a source of inspiration for the five guys from Atlanta, Georgia. After having listened to the album several times I think that the mentioned comparison nails it pretty much and what could be... Continue Reading →
(7/10) Bullet For My Valentine's roots go back to 1998 when the band started as Jeff Killed John. After some name-changes the guys transformed to Bullet For My Valentine and started an impressive career in metal. The band debut with ‘The Poison’ in 2005, becoming a rising star in modern metal. The first album could... Continue Reading →
German metal veteran Udo Dirkschneider is back with a new U.D.O. album, entitled 'Steelfactory'. Release date will be August 31st and will come via AFM Records.
German power metal pioneers Brainstorm launches their 12th longplayer, 'Midnight Ghost', on September 28th.
Alice In Chains announced there new album 'Rainier Fog' for August 24th and the quartet unveiled a new track entitled 'So Far Under', which can be enjoyed HERE. It's a dark and oldschool tune and is an excellent appetiser for more. 'Rainier Fog' is the first Alice In Chains studio album within five years and... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Atrocity belongs to the pioneers of German death metal. Formed in 1985 the band debut in 1989 with 'Blue Blood'. Since then various releases followed. The band became known by a wider audience in the late 90's when the 'Werk 80' album was revealed. The approach of taking 80's and 90's pop-/electro songs and turning... Continue Reading →
(7/10) Stormwitch is a band name most of you should be familiar with. The glorious early longplayers, such as 'Tales of Terror' and 'Walpurgis Night', were underground highlights in the mid 80's. These records made Stormwitch to 'the masters of black romantic' and it was this band that brought Gerstetten, their home-village, for the first... Continue Reading →