CD review COREY TAYLOR ‘CMFT’

Slipknot frontman, Stone Sour founding member and numerous guest appearances, that's all Corey Taylor. What's missing so far is a Corey Taylor solo album and from Friday on the gap will be closed. October 2nd is the release date of 'CMFT', Taylor's solo debut that features thirteen songs. 'Black Eyes Blue' and 'CMFT Must Be... Continue Reading →

CD review KATAKLYSM ‘Unconquered’

Canada-based Metal force Katakylsm release their new longplayer 'Unconquered' as we speak (read). It's their 14th longplayer in the bands long history, a story that started nearly 30 years ago in Montreal, Quebec. 'Unconquered', a well-chosen title for the world we are living in in right now, has an approach of brutality beating filigree. Kataklysm's... Continue Reading →

CD review ENSLAVED ‘Utgard’

The Northmen return with a new album called 'Utgard', three years after 'E' was shipped from Norway to the rest of the world. 'Utgard', the outerworld, has its roots in Nordic mythology. There is with Midgard the area of humans and there is Asgard, where the Gods are at home. Utgard is beyond the two,... Continue Reading →

CD review FINNTROLL ‘Vredesvärd’

The Metal trolls are back and different to the internet trolls these ones are very welcome. It’s Finntroll that launch their next longplayer in September, a next chapter of a story, Somnium and Katla probably didn’t have in mind when founding the band in a rehearsal room back in 1997. Deviating from traditional Black Metal,... Continue Reading →

CD review LIK ‘Misanthropic Breed’

Stockholm-based Lik (the Swedish word for "corpse), release with 'Misanthropic Breed' their third album, a longplayer with a title that's very relevant these days in various ways. Lik was founded in 2014, with a debut album that alighted from the moistly soil of Stockholm in 2015. 'Misanthropic Breed' follows 'Carnage' from 2018 and marks a... Continue Reading →

DVD review STEVE HACKETT ‘Selling England by the Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith’

The last show of Steve Hackett's 'Genesis Revisited 2019'-tour took place at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in London, England. As the title of this tour announces, Hackett went back in time, days when he was guitarist with Genesis. 'Selling England by the Pound', originally released in 1973, is Genesis' fifth full-length album and Hackett's favorite record... Continue Reading →

CD review GAZPACHO ‘Fireworker’

Norwegian Art-Rock veterans Gazpacho are for sure belonging to spearhead of progressive music, hailing from the Scandinavian country. Delivering numerous longplayers in 17 years means a lot of experience the guys utilize for working on new material. This approach and effort capitalizes in a new offer from Gazpacho, called 'Fireworker'. Although being the opener, 'Space... Continue Reading →

CD review AYREON ‘Transitus’

A release that has carved the moniker Ayreon on the cover artwork is always more than merely a longplayer. Ayreon is the outlet for Arjan Lucassen's creative ideas, already manifested in stellar outputs such as 'Into the Electric Castle', The Human Equation' and some more. The latest album was the 2017 release 'The Source', followed... Continue Reading →

CD review SATAN ‘Early Rituals’

UK Metal veterans Satan recently announced a new release called 'Early Rituals'. Instead of publishing new songs the guys went back in time. At the beginning of their career the quintet, hailing from Newcastle, released three demo tapes. The first two led to the debut 'Court in the Act' while the 'Dirt Demo' followed in... Continue Reading →

CD review HEXX ‘Entangled in Sin’

Hexx's reference album is the 1986 release 'Under the Spell' and the new longplayer from the California-based powerhouse will not cause a change. 'Entangled in Sin', so the title of the record, is the new release forged by Hexx and although it can't reach the milestone it's still an excellent Metal record. Hexx disappeared from... Continue Reading →

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