The Dark Element is one of these Frontiers Music - initiated bands that brings together singer and guitarist. In this case it's Anette Olzon (former Nightwish) and Finnish guitarist Jani Liimatainen that combined forces, resulting in a debut that hit the shelves in 2017. A continuation is now available. The sophomore album 'Songs the Night... Continue Reading →
The 'Black Butterfly' spreads its wings right before Christmas with Leaves' Eye unleashes their new EP, entitled 'Black Butterfly'. Four songs is what this release includes, symphonic tunes with a dark touch. The title track leads off things, a melodic metal songs that carries a lot of bombast. After having been part of the 'Sign... Continue Reading →
In case you're looking for an album that amplifies your autumn blues I can certainly recommend to listen to Esoteric's new longplayer. The UK-based Doom outfit celebrates again darkness and grief, this time on 'A Pyrrhic Existence', their seventh full-length album. 'A Pyrrhic Existence' ends an eight years break and almost as a compensation for... Continue Reading →
Ten years after having released their first single, Swedish Bombus unveil their next longplayer, which is already the fourth one for the guys from Gothenburg. 'Vulture Culture' is the title of this full-length release, an album that comprises of nine songs. Bombus doesn't seem solely add records to their discography, it's also that the guys... Continue Reading →
Meshiaak, hailing from Australia, unleashed their debut 'Alliance of Thieves' three years ago. Power- and Thrash Metal, that's what came together on the first album the Australian guys released. What slowed down of working on a next record is the fact that drummer Jon Dette stepped-out due to the long distance between Australia and his... Continue Reading →
Diabolic Night is the brainchild of guitarist, bassist and vocalist Heavy Steeler who started a solo project back in 2013. The so far countable results are an demo, ans EP and a single release entitled 'Infernal Power'. Time for Mr. Steeler to work on a full-length debut. 'Beyond the Realm' is this anticipated first longplayer,... Continue Reading →
Scottish Metal veterans Heavy Pettin' re-issues their debut 'Lettin Loose'. Originally unveiled in 1983 the album and features nine songs. All these Metal hymns are part of this re-release. Enriched by two bonus tracks 'Lettin Loose' reflects Metal from the earlier days, a time when Metal started to gain momentum. Release date for the re-release... Continue Reading →
Swiss-based Metal maniacs Matterhorn re-release their 'Crass Cleansing' record on vinyl on November 29th, 2019. The re-release will include two new songs and is also provided with a new artwork. Fans of bands like Celtic Frost shouldn't miss this release.
Tribulation seems to be a rather new band but has actually roots that go back to 2004. The break-through though came a few years ago with their third album 'The Children of the Night', followed by the excellent 'Down Below' release. Nearly a year ago today, on December 8th, 2018, Tribulation performed a special show... Continue Reading →
Swedish Opeth released a few weeks ago with 'In Cauda Venenum' a true masterpiece. Now Mikael Åkerfeldt and band mates embarked on a tour, performing a sold-out show at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. It's the Grote Zaal (the biggest room) being the scenery for a concert that doesn't not solely impresses with music, songs and musical... Continue Reading →
Die Krupps are probably more 'metal' than many other bands, at least when it comes to band name and logo, using the three steel rings representing Krupp, the German steel enterprise. But not only if it's about the logo Die Krupps shows some 'metal', their music reflects some Metal elements too. Die Krupps started some... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Roine Stolt is a musician with many projects up and running and so do some other band members too. Being active with many other engagements over the last years led to a pause when it comes to The Flower Kings and some line-up changes didn't speed up things either. Therefore it's good news that... Continue Reading →
Motörizer is a renowned Motörhead cover band from Northern Germany. The guys play some shows in November this year, followed by the Lemmyversary Show in Hamburg. Now the guys announce two extra shows in 2020.
(8/10) In case you start to think about having seen this artwork already earlier you might be right. At least there's a pretty similar artwork out there that comes with Agnostic Front's second album 'Cause For Alarm'. It was Sean Taggert how did the front cover of the album and the NY-based Hardcore veterans worked... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Violation Wound, that’s Chris Reifert, Joe Orterry and Matt O’Connell. The trio released with ‘With Man in Charge’ a remarkable debut that’s now followed by the sophomore longplayer ‘Dying to Live, Living to Die’. Violation Wound, that's the anarchy of Punk and the energy of Metal, combined with the dirty spirit of Rock'n'roll, documented... Continue Reading →