CD review SOULLINE ‘The Deep’

(7/10) SoulLine is a Swiss metal outfit, hailing from Gentilino - close to lake Lugano. The quintet began in 2001 and it took 6 years before the debut  'Oblivium' was launched. In the meantime the five-piece metal band added three more records, of which the latest one, 'Welcome My Sun', was launched in 2015. Three... Continue Reading →

Track-by-Track: UNDERTOW ‘Reap the Storm’

German metal veterans Undertow spend quite some time in the studio for recording their next power strike, entitled 'Reap the Storm'. The album will be released on September 21st, via El Puerto Records.  Markus 'Brandy' Brand and Joachim 'Joschi' Baschin spend some time with Markus Heavy Music Blog and did a track-by-track session, giving more... Continue Reading →

CD review CAULDRON ‘New Gods’

(8/10) Toronto, Ontario is the homebase of rock and metal outfit Cauldron, a band that is around since 2006. The guys are a regular guest on the release schedule overview with in total four albums that saw the light of day to date. After ‘In Ruin’ hit the shelves in 2016 it was time for... Continue Reading →

CD review CLUTCH ‘Book of Bad Desicions’

(9/10) Damn, time flies! ‘Book of Bad Decisions’ is already album number 12 in Clutch’s impressive discography. Obviously the band didn’t take a lot of bad decision in their musical career since otherwise it wouldn’t have been possible to maintain the band and their sound for such a long time, with the new album not being... Continue Reading →

CD review ENTIERRO ‘Entierro’

(7/10) Entierro is an interesting band, hailing from Connecticut. The outfit, that originally started as Treebeard in 2010, is consisting of Christopher Taylor Beaudette (v/b), Christopher Begnal (g), Dave Parmelee (d) and Victor Arduini (g), the latter known from his time with metal pioneers Fates Warning. This quartet recorded an album that features eight songs,... Continue Reading →

CD review ISKALD ‘Innhøstinga’

(8/10) Right in the middle of some warm and hot summer days in the Northern hemisphere, it's a cold storm from Norway that provides cooling and announces winterly darkness. The storm is a metallic one and it's Norwegian black metal vikings Iskald that are responsible for it. 'Innhøstinga' is the band's newest strike with nine... Continue Reading →

CD review THE PINEAPPLE THIEF ‘Dissolution’

(9/10) The Pineapple Thief’s new album ‘Dissolution’ is a very thoughtful and reflective one. ‘Dissolution’ is a word that has many meanings. It’s this word that is the anchor point for Bruce Soord, to address the topic of social media, effecting human beings and human interaction, which is not only a positive one. The lyrical... Continue Reading →

CD review SOURCE ‘Source’ – re-issue

(9/10) Don’t get confused while thinking about Source from Sweden. There are two bands with this moniker, while this one here is the epic metal powerhouse. Source is the brainchild of former Portrait axeman Richard Lagergren. After having left Portrait in 2012 the guitarist immediately started to work on an own band – Source. To... Continue Reading →

CD review THE VINTAGE CARAVAN ‘Gateways’

(10/10) It's amazing what Island has in its offer. Not only that they have an awesome soccer team and an impressive nature, Island also has a very vital music scene. This time it's classic rock passionistas The Vintage Caravan that added a new longplayer to their musical vita, an album that screams for attention. 'Gateways'... Continue Reading →

CD review WILSON ‘Tasty Nasty’

(5/10) Detroit Rock City - is it Wilson's new album that can underline the statement? Not really. The band, that has its starting point in 2010, has released two quite successful records with the latest one being entitled ‘Right to Rise’. Three years later the band comes around the corner with a new longplayer and... Continue Reading →

ARCH/MATHEOS re-signs with Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records has re-signed ARCH/MATHEOS for a worldwide deal! ARCH/MATHEOS began as a reunion between founding Fates Warning members John Arch (vocals) and Jim Matheos (guitar), who hadn't collaborated since John Arch's solo EP, 'A Twist Of Fate' (2003) - and hadn't fully collaborated for a whole album since Fates Warning's 'Awaken the Guardian'... Continue Reading →

CD review NOTHING ‘Dance on the Blacktop’

(7/10) American rock outfit Nothing was formed in 2010 and it was a self-released EP that brought them a contract with relapse Records. To date the band released two longplayers via the label and it’s ‘Dance on the Blacktop’ that continues a fruitful cooperation. ‘Dance on the Blacktop’ will be unveiled on August 24th and... Continue Reading →

CD review AIRRACE ‘Untold Stories’

(7/10) Airrace is a UK-based rock outfit that was originally formed in 1982. The band that opened for Meat Loaf and the mighty Queen in the 80’s regrouped in 2009, a year that faced a re-release of the ‘Shaft of Light’ album and a show played at Firefest festival. This year the band launches their... Continue Reading →

DISTURBED unveiled details of ‘Evolution’

Disturbed unveiled the artwork and tracklist from their upcoming album 'Evolution', which is the bands seventh full-length release. Release date is October 19th and HERE is a first video/song.   Tracklist: Are You Ready No More A Reason to Fight In Another Time Stronger On Your Own Hold On To Memories Savior of Nothing Watch... Continue Reading →

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 →

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