Classics: RUFFIANS ‘Ruffians’

With this classic, we go back in time even further than with the latest 'Classics' posts. The Delorean brings us back to 1985. In a phase when metal gained momentum and many bands pushed into the market, it was Ruffians from San Francisco that unveiled a brilliant six-track album. Simply entitled 'Ruffians' the debut EP of... Continue Reading →

METAL DAYZ 2019 – dates announced

On September 21st and 22nd, the cult venue in northern Germany, the Markthalle in Hamburg, was again the location for the 7th Hamburg Metal Dayz. Battle vests and band shirts, music experts, entertainment industry people, metal lovers and happy faces: Those were the impressions at the hardest event during this year’s Reeperbahn Festival. “We’re again... Continue Reading →

CD review TREAT ‘Tunguska’

(8/10) Swedish hardrocker Treat are a longtime player in the fields of melodic hardrock. The first and successful era ended with a split in 1993 before Treat reunited in 2006. The second era also included some good longplayer, starting with 'Coup de Grace'. I have to admit that the 1987 'Dreamhunter' album is still my... Continue Reading →

Classics: MORDRED ‘Fool’s Game’

Today I want to take you back into 1989, a time when San Francisco-based Mordred premiered with 'Fool's Game'. After having produced three demo tapes the guys could ink a contract with Noise International and released a debut that showed a well-executed fusion of thrash metal and funk. In the second half of the 80's thrash... Continue Reading →

SATAN enters German album charts

September 7th saw the long-anticipated release of the latest SATAN album 'Cruel Magic'! The NWOBHM legends can now announce they have reached a sensational position 28 on the official German album charts with this longplayer! Comments the band: "It's pretty insane. Once you realize it's not some practical joke you think well why not? We've... Continue Reading →

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