CD review BONFIRE 'Fistful of Fire'

Bonfire is more and more finding back to old strength and 'Fistful of Fire' can compete with the ‘Point Blank’-days, something I truly doubted during the last decades. 'Fistful of Fire' showcases a band that's on fire. Check it out.

CD review ROSS THE BOSS ‘Born of Fire’

I think that a lot of things regarding Manowar that can be controversially discussed and looked upon from different angles. What I think everybody agrees to is that fact that the years with Ross 'The Boss’ Friedman have been the most successful ones, including albums that became milestones in Heavy Metal and the moment Friedman... Continue Reading →

CD review SHAKRA ‘Mad World’

It really feels like a mad world we are living in these days, one of the reasons why Swiss rockers Shakra entitled their new longplayer simply 'Mad World'. Now, what sounds like a depressive view on the current state of the blue planet is actually the opposite. 'Mad World' features 12 new songs that carries... Continue Reading →

CD review ANVIL ‘Legal at Last’

What to tell you about a new album of Canadian Metal pioneers Anvil? If you haven't lived under a rock over the last decades you're familiar with the trio from maple-leaf country and even-though you might heard very little of Anvil's music you at least saw the documentary 'The Story of Anvil', I guess. Lips,... Continue Reading →

CD review SERIOUS BLACK ‘Suite 226’

It was three years ago when German/US metallers Serious Black released the 'First Light'-album and it became a bit quiet around the band lately. However, the buzz is getting louder again these days with the band having a new album in the pipeline and capturing a support slot on the upcoming Hammerfall tour. Serious Black's... Continue Reading →

CD review A LIFE DIVIDED ‘Echoes’

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 →

CD review MAGIC KINGDOM ‘MetAlmighty’

Belgium guitarist Dushan Petrossi has basically two outlets for his musical creayivity. Iron Mask is one and Magic Kingdom is the other one. The latter releases with 'MetAlmighty' a new album as we speak, a longplayer that features an eleven songs comprising setlist. The guitar wizard is obviously a fan of powerful Metal that's inspired... Continue Reading →

CD review MOTORJESUS ‘Live Resurrection’

Motorjesus started in 2006 and is one of the most popular representatives of Heavy Rock hailing from Germany. The guys from Mönchengladbach premiered in 2004 with 'Dirty Pounding Gasoline' and their tank didn't get empty so far. Four additional longplayers followed the debut before the time felt right for a live album. So let's start... Continue Reading →

CD review HUMAN FORTRESS ‘Reign of Gold’

Human Fortress and the Scorpions have at least one thing in common, their hometown is Hannover in Germany. Furthermore both are busy in the fields of Metal although the Scorpions play in a totally different league. Human Fortress instead is the passionate worker, a band build on dedication. The six-piece outfit from Germany could score... Continue Reading →

CD review CORELEONI ‘II’

(8/10) Gotthard guitarist Leo Leoni is a restless mind with Rock’n’roll being the fuel. A lot of his time and energy are channeled towards Gotthard, the main band. Next to the mothership Leoni was part of the 2018 Rock Meets Classic tour and with CoreLeoni he has a rather new and still not new outfit... Continue Reading →

CD review SINNER ‘Santa Muerte’

(8/10) Sometimes small adjustments have an exciting effect and the new Sinner album is a good example for this. After nearly four decades of Sinner it’s the first time that bandleader Mat Sinner shares vocal duties. The bassist/producer/bandleader could gain for the new album ‘Santa Muerte’ with Giorgia Colleluori an extremely talented singer. The first... Continue Reading →

CD review RIOT V ‘Live in Japan 2018’

(*/10) Metal pioneers Riot V, formerly Riot, are a band that is one of the most under-rated bands in powerful Heavy Metal. The guys are inspiration to so many younger bands are rose to underground legends. Unfortunately the step from underground to the big stage never really happened. Records like ‘Fire Down Under’ and ‘Born... Continue Reading →

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