CD review OVERKILL ‘The Wings of War’

(8/10) Overkill belongs to the very steady factors in thrash metal. Numerous albums from the New Jersey based quintet belong to the timeless classics in metal. Longplayers such as ‘Feel the Fire’, ‘Horrorscope’ and the latest release, ‘The Grinding Wheel’, are carriers of excellent thrash metal. On February 22nd,  Overkill adds a new record to… Continue Reading →

OVERKILL presents ‘Last Man Standing’

New Jersey thrashers Overkill will unleash their 19th studio record, ‘The Wings Of War’ , on February 22nd, 2019 via Nuclear Blast . Today, the band released their first single “Last Man Standing“. Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth comments,”The time has come, for a first taste, ‘Last Man Standing’.  This cut got the unanimous nod to openThe Wings of War, all they way… Continue Reading →

New OVERKILL album in February 2019

Legendary New Jersey thrashers Overkill will unleash their 19th studio record, ‘The Wings Of War’ , on February 22nd, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth comments:“It was a blast making ‘The Wings of War’! It is something old feeling new again, as our chemistry was altered by the addition of Jason Bittner.  I was curious from the get-go,… Continue Reading →

CD review OVERKILL ‘Live in Overhausen’

(9/10) Thrash metal pioneers Overkill returned to Oberhausen, Germany for playing a show with a special setlist. 30 years after having done their first video in the same area as being part of the Metal Hammer Roadshow, the New Jersey-based metal icons focussed on the legendary ‘Feel the Fire’ album and the extremely good ‘Horrorscope’… Continue Reading →

Review RAGE ‘Resurrection Day’

It wasn’t exactly easy for Rage and bandleader Peavy Wagner to work on the newest album ‘Resurrection Day’. Just after having decided to grow to a quartet again and after having onboarded Stefan Weber, it was Marcos Rodrigues who decided to leave the band. Still sticking to the idea of having two guitarists in the… Continue Reading →

Review METAL MASSACRE ‘XV’

In a time when everybody can create an own list of songs in streaming portals, when YouTube became an important source for promotion of bands and Bandcamp providing a platform for new and established bands, a compilation like Metal Massacre Vol XV feels a bit antiquated. But it is exactly this old-school spirit that makes… Continue Reading →

CD review SEPTAGON ‘We Only Die Once’

Septagon is a metal band that has its homebase in Heilbronn, Germany. The quintet was founded in 2013 and released with ‘Deadhead Syndicate’ a first longplayer in 2016. After the sophomore record ‘Apocalyptic Rhymes’ hit the shelves a few years ago, it’s ‘We Only Die Once’ being the direction-giving third album. Septagon, that’s Markus Becker… Continue Reading →

CD review GAMA BOMB ‘Sea Savage’

Ireland’s thrash metal specialists Gama Bomb can proudly look back on six successful albums and the seventh longplayer is lurking in waiting position. ‘Sea Savage’ is the title of the new album, which is also the first release for Prosthetic Records. Gama Bomb stand for well done crossover thrash metal which manifests itself again in… Continue Reading →

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