Kirk Windstein is a name that’s very well-known in Heavy Metal. The guitarist and frontman of the mighty Crowbar belongs to the pioneers of Sludge Metal. His unique voice and guitar sound are the base for so many of the Crowbar albums. Windstein is a great musician, but he also became and is a personage... Continue Reading →
Honestly, what should go wrong when guys like Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Scott Soto, Derek Sherinian and Ron Thal team-up to record an album. Right, nothing can go wrong. Usually supergroups are more of a marketing thing and often you wonder what‘s ‚super‘ with such a project. In Sons Of Apollo‘s case things are... Continue Reading →
One of the first real surprises this year reaches us from Holland. Psychedelic Rock trio DeWolff shows the world that fancy productions and newest recording technique isn‘t needed to record a damn cool album. ‘Tascam Tapes‘ comes without hammond, drums and guitar amps. DeWolff recorded the 12 songs for this album on a Tascam Porta... Continue Reading →
I’m impressed and I haven’t seen an Epica show that has such a tight connection between fans and band. Awesome ... and a benchmark for all the upcoming Epica shows. After nearly 2 hours the fulminant show comes to an end with satisfied Epica fans leaving the Webster Hall with a big smile on their faces.
The driving forces behind Wolfpakk are Michael Voss and Mark Sweeney, both known form several other bands they worked with and contributed to. With the moniker of Wolfpakk the duo already released four longplayer of which the first one was shipped to the record stores in 2011. Next to the two Melodic Rock experts it’s... Continue Reading →
German synth-rocker A Life Divided premiered in 2003 and the latest two releases delivered success by entering the German longplayer charts. These moment are 5+ years back in time with ‚Human‘ having a release date in 2015. With ‚Echoes‘ the wait comes to an end for fans. The new longplayer features a 13 songs tracklist,... Continue Reading →
Dead Kosmonaut’s hailing from Sweden and is a band that’s rather new. The protagonists though are the opposite of ‚new‘. It's veterans in Heavy Metal that found together under the moniker and started a cooperation with first tangible result in 2017. ‚Expect Nothing‘ was the title of the debut that’s now followed by the sophomore... Continue Reading →
UK-based Rock veterans Magnum is a real phenomena. Founded in 1972 the band still delivers great music to date after being in business for so many years. Even a hiatus at the end of the ‘90s couldn't stop Tony Clarkin and Bob Catley. The band returned in 2002 and picked it up where they left... Continue Reading →
‘The Sun and the Cold’ is an album with songs that, allegorically spoken, reflect the darkness of the Mariana Trench as well as it shows the beauty of the colorful sea that invites for easy-going snorkeling. So put on your diving googles and jump into ‘The Sun and the Cold’. It will be a surprising dive.
The King, The Vicar and The Burgher, also known as Märvel, are a well-established Rock band hailing from Sweden. The trio premiered in 2005 with ‚Five Smell City‘ and before releasing a longplayer the band had two EP’s out in the record shops. What’s not known that much is the fact of a 4-track EP... Continue Reading →
One of the first Thrash Metal attacks of the new decade comes from Bonded. Although Bonded premiers with ‚Rest in Violence‘ it can’t be said that the band lacks experience. Some genre veterans are the driving force behind this powerhouse that delivers a first milestone of the new metallic decade. After having parted ways with... Continue Reading →
Haunt from Fresno, CA is probably one of the most productive bands these days. It was three years ago when the quartet appeared on the scene with an EP called ‚Luminous Eyes'. A debut followed in 2018 and with ‚Mind Freeze‘ album three reaches the record stores in early January this year. Haunt, that’s Heavy... Continue Reading →
Cello-metallers Apocalyptica released 'Plays Metallica by Four Cellos' in 1996, a milestone moment that changed a lot for the three cello players. It was a starting point into a career with a constantly growing fanbase, large tours and festival appearances like at the legendary Wacken Open Air. Songs from eight longplayers have been the base... Continue Reading →
A Die Happy show in Hamburg on December 30th, that's in the meantime a beloved tradition if you will. The German Alternative Rock band plays in Hamburg at the end of December since many years and a small break in the pattern in 2018 couldn't stop the guys to pick up the tradition where they... Continue Reading →