If you are regular guest at Markus' Heavy Music Blog you recognized that I once in a while take a short detour to an album or a live show that might not be fully relevant in the context of rock and metal. Still, there is a lot of good music out there and releases like... Continue Reading →
If you wonder what Saxon's Biff Byford and his son Seb did during the COVID-lockdown, they worked on songs for a project called Heavy Water. 'Red Brick City' is the title of their full-length album that will be in the record stores on July 23rd and comes via Silver Lining. Today, the title title track... Continue Reading →
Myles Kennedy is a busy guy, and a successful one too. Being an important part of Alter Bridge and also enriching Slash And The Conspirators songs with his excellent voice guided the spotlights of rock to the singer from Boston, Massachusetts. In addition it has been guest appearances (Halestorm, Disturbed,...), painting the dot on the... Continue Reading →
Good music does not need much wrapping to unfold its full brilliance. A musician capable of writing such good music is Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The guitarist is publishing his first concert video these days, recorded on November 25, 2019 in Leverkusen during the Leverkusen Jazztage. The concert was recorded by the iconic Rockpalast Team and... Continue Reading →
Kenny Wayne Shepherd has released his latest studio album so far in late May 2019 and to find a Kenny Wayne Shepherd live album, you need to go back much further in time. The first and only live album was released about ten years ago. To see the iconic guitarist live is a special and... Continue Reading →
'Rumors' is an album a lot of people know, being a commercially successful record of a band that has a history that starts far ealier in time. Fleetwood Mac premiered already in 1968 with a self-titled album and their sound was slightly different than what was released later on. Rooted in Blues and adding a... Continue Reading →
Listening to The Last Internationale on vinyl/CD is a great thing, sure. But seeing them live is another ballgame. To feel the vibe and intensity of a The Last Internationale shows is special, something that fascinates from start to end.
Hailing from Melbourne Zenith Moon bring a retro and classic rock fusion that draws in the best influences from that glory era, delivering raunchy female fronted rock that harks the sound of European counterparts Blues Pills, Pristine and Forever Still. Their first single, ‚Going Under‘, out now through Golden Robot Records, is a groove laden,... Continue Reading →
Vinnie Moore belongs to a generation of shredding guitarist that boomed in the second half of the '80s. Especially 'Mind's Eye' and 'Time Odyssey' are great instrumental records to date, exciting longplayers for guitar heroes and jaw-dropping music for non-musicians. During his career, Moore contributed also to records of Alice Cooper and Vicious Rumors, next... Continue Reading →
(9/10) Fans of very well-done Hard Rock music shouldn't miss this album. French Laura Cox is the deliverer of an album that, just by listening to it, wouldn't me connected with France. Influenced by bands like ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynryd and AC/DC the French singer and guitarist recorded a longplayer that is a pure treat... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Frontiers Music has some really intersting releases to offer in the month of October and here's another one. Wayward Sons' newest longplayer 'The truth Ain't What it Used to Be', a full-blooded Rock album, is the prefect fusion of Hard Rock, Blues and Classic Rock. The strongly grooving opener marks a perfect starting point.... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Retro-based Hard Rock gained momentum over the last years with bands like Rival Sons and The Answer being the spearhead of this movement. Newcomers Greta Van Fleet are another contributor since a number of years and here is a band from Nashville sharing the same musical passion. Goodbye June, that's a family business if... Continue Reading →
„No drum kit, no Hammond and no guitar amps”: Dutch rockers DeWolff announce their next album entitled ‚Tascam Tapes’. Release date is January 10th, 2020 and the album comes through Mascot Label Group. An interesting album trailer can be watched HERE also explaining the „No drum kit, no Hammond and no guitar amps” statement.
(9/10) Right away, 'War in My Mind' is one of the most touching albums this year and it comes from Beth Hart. The singer and musician from California releases with 'War in My Mind' her thirteenth album and it's a very peronal one. Hart's life was a rollercoaster with many ups and number of downs... Continue Reading →
(*/10) Canadian Rock icon Lee Aaron toured through Germany in 2017 to also promote the 2016 release ‘Fire and Gasoline’. Two shows were filmed and the ready-made product will drop in September this year. Two show are the base for this live release and they couldn’t be much more different. It was the concert at... Continue Reading →