Review BRAINSTORM ‘Wall of Skulls’

Swabian power metal veterans Brainstorm used the pandemic months to work on their next studio album. Work is finished in the meantime and after facing a short delay, the album is ready to be released. ‘Wall of Skulls’ is the title of this eleven songs featuring power metal strike that shows the band in very... Continue Reading →

Review SOCIAL DISORDER ‘Love 2 Be Hated’

Let's start this review with some name-dropping. Tracii Guns, Rudy Sarzo, Jeff Duncan, Snowy Shaw and some more, all these exquisite musicians are part of Social Disorder. The mainman of Social Disorder though is someone else. The project is the brainchild of Swedish-born Anders Rönnblom (Killer Bee, X-Romance and Wolfpakk). 'Love 2 Be Hatred' is... Continue Reading →

Review HERMAN FRANK ‘Two For a Lie’

Herman Frank is one of the veterans when it comes to heavy metal from Germany. It was in the early eighties when the guitarist from Hannover became the forerunner of a genre that just started to gain momentum. Enriching the sound of Accept and Victory with his guitar play made Herman to an important person... Continue Reading →

CD review ARION ‘Vultures Die Alone’

Arion was not only a was a kitharode in ancient Greece but is also a melodic metal band hailing from Finland. The quintet got some attention while having been part of the Finnish Eurovision qualification program. Next to this rather genre-different context the quintet added two albums and an EP to the books. With ‘Vultures... Continue Reading →

CD review MOTORJESUS ‘Hellbreaker’

Authenticity is something that is precious to Motorjesus and the good thing is, that it comes naturally. The band, that operated in the beginning as The Shitheadz morphed into Motorjesus in the early 2000s. Since then the quintet released longplayers on a regular base with their latest studio album ‘Race to Resurrection’ which hit the... Continue Reading →

CD review U.D.O. ‘Live in Bulgaria 2020’

The concert Udo Dirkschneider played at Roman Amphitheater in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in Sept. 2020 was remarkable from two perspectives. First and most important, I guess it was the concert with the biggest audience in the pandemic year of 2020. U.D.O. performed in front of 2,500 fans and although the show took place in full compliance... Continue Reading →

CD review ORDEN OGAN ‘Final Days’

Metal storytellers Orden Ogan return with a new album and thus with a new story. Seeb Levermann and bandmates had already sung about 'Gunmen' and had also musically staged various other concepts. A white spot was Sci-Fi and this gap is closed with 'Final Days' on March 12th. Based on a dark Sci-fi concept, Orden... Continue Reading →

CD review BONFIRE ‘Roots’

Bavaria's metal and rock veterans Bonfire have regained strength over the past few years. 'Temple of Lies' and 'Fistul of Fire' are evidence of a band that has picked up momentum. Singer Alexx Stahl certainly added his share to this positive development, as Bonfire mainman Hans Ziller has now again a good frontman next to... Continue Reading →

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