Review INDUCTION ‘Born from Fire’

Even though Induction's history is not too long, the band has already experienced quite a bit. Formed in 2014 in the Czech Republic as Martin Beck's Induction, the group delivered its self-titled debut album in 2019. For a band that was just taking off, the emerging pandemic was anything but beneficial. The year 2022 became... Continue Reading →

Review EPICA ‘The Alchemy Project’

Epica turned 20 this year, which the band celebrated with a brilliant live show at the legendary 013, Tilburg. Since only a limited number of fans could participate in such an event, the Dutchmen came up with something special. Epica has recorded a very exciting album called 'The Alchemy Project'. A total of seven songs... Continue Reading →

Review THE 69 EYES ‘Drive’ – EP

Finland's goth'n'rollers The 69 Eyes have been in business for more than 30 years now and man, time flies. The band debuted in 1999 with the 'Wasting the Dawn' album, which marked the beginning of an impressive career. The last studio album was released three years ago and now it was time to please fans... Continue Reading →

Review SEVENTH SEA ‘Maledictus’

'Maledictus' is the debut album of Seventh Storm, a band that has a distinct captain in Mike Gaspar. Gaspar started Seventh Storm after providing the rhythm for Moonspell for more than two decades. His new band, however, has little to do with his former employer. Perhaps it's the dark aura that may still be a... Continue Reading →

AMORPHIS & ELUVEITIE add tour dates for 2022 and 2023

Amorphis and Eluveitie add new tour dates for their co-headliner tour through Europe. Furthermore the package will be completed by Gothenburg's metal veterans Dark Tranquillity and Nailed To Obscurity. Here are the dates: AMORPHIS & ELUVEITIE2022 European Co-Headline-Tour10.11. CH Zurich - Komplex 457 *NEW*11.11. DE Filderstadt - FILharmonie13.11. IT Trezzo sull'Adda (MI) - Live Club15.11. FR... Continue Reading →

Review LESSMANN/VOSS ‘Rock is Our Religion’

When the German rock/metal icons Claus Lessmann and Michael Voss announce a new album, it raises expectations. Both musicians belong to a generation of musicians who have helped shape melodic rock/metal in Germany. Claus Lessmann, his voice is connected with Bonfire and Michael Voss is the driving force of Mad Max. Voss has also gained... Continue Reading →

Review HEART ATTACK ‘Negative Sun’

Cannes is known for the film festival, for glamour and sunshine. But metal? A band that started in 2006 to brings Cannes on the metal map is Heart Attack. Hailing from Southern France, the quartet didn’t rush towards the release of their debut album. It took until 2013 before the first Heart Attack longplayer reached... Continue Reading →

Review CORELEONI ‘III’

Swiss rock band Gotthard slowly and over the span of years moved away from hard rock and redirected their sound towards mainstream rock that allowed the band the enlarge their fanbase. Since the heart of rock’n’roll is still what drives Gotthard founding member Leo Leoni, the guitarist started a side-project called CoreLeoni. That was in... Continue Reading →

LESSMANN / VOSS album in July

Michael Voss and Claus Lessmann, both are veterans when it is about rock music from Germany. Bonfire, Casanova, and Mad Max are bands, connected to these names and now the two pioneers started a cooperation called Lessmann / Voss. The debut album, ‘Rock is Our Religion’, is scheduled for a release on July 22nd this... Continue Reading →

HELLOWEEN announce ‘Best Time’ and starts touring

Helloween announced a vinyl single called ‘Best Time’ on May 20th, 2022 and equally exciting is the start of their tour. Together with Swedish metal icons Hammerfall, Helloween starts the ‘United Forces’-tour tomorrow at Manchester Academy in Manchester, UK. The grand finale will take place one year later on May 6th, 2023 in Hamburg. And... Continue Reading →

Review UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER ‘My Way’

One week after Ronnie Romero released an album, full of cover songs, German metal pioneer Udo Dirkschneider presents his newest effort. No doubt, there can be a discussion about sense and nonsense of such an album although I have to say that Dirkschneider’s roaring voice adds a special touch to most of the songs. Dirkschneider... Continue Reading →

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