If you read the name Döda Havet and you’re thought is that we’re talking about Extreme Metal, than you need to re-adjust you’re musical mindset before pressing the ‘Play’-button. The Swedes have nothing to do with any kind of musical boarder stretching when it comes to how extreme music can be played. Instead, Döda Havet... Continue Reading →
Introducing Deep Purple is like carrying sand to the beach. Therefor let's skip any introduction and laser in right away on the new longplayer, released by the Classic Rock legends. Three years after 'InFinite' saw the light of day, it is the new longplayer 'Whoosh!' that marks a next cornerstone in Deep Purple's impressive success... Continue Reading →
Even if we miss The Neptune Power Federation playing live on stage at the moment, this EP provides a little replacement. It at least helps to bridge the waiting time until we can witness again the highly energetic live peformance. Cool stuff from Down Under.
With 'Nothing At All', Rock giants Deep Purple release a third single, taken from the upcoming album 'Whoosh!'. The brand new longplayer will be released on August 7th via earMUSIC and 'Nothing At All' acts as a next appetizer. 'Nothing At All' is not only a cool rocking song, it also focusses on Mother Earth... Continue Reading →
Kansas and 'The Absence of Presence', that is sophisticated rock, rooted in the '70s merged with a modern sound and a lively dynamic, ensured by a modern production. This album is definitely a recommendation for anyone who calls himself a rock fan.
Amercian rock pioneers Blue Oyster Cult played a special show at the iHeart Theater in NYC on December 17, 2012. The concert had a very intimate atmosphere as only 200 lucky fans could be present in the small concert hall. But this didn't affect the mood. On the contrary. This kind of club show has... Continue Reading →
'Sudden Death' isn't deadly. On the contrary. Horisont's new album is vital and alive from start to finish. It exudes a lightness that makes it easy for the fans of well-crafted rock music to listen to the album. At the same time Horisont manage to ensure a long term listening experience through multi-layering and with every new round on your recordplayer new details appear. All in all 'Sudden Death' is a great album which actually should be enjoyed as vinyl.
It is almost impossible to have an overview of all bands and releases these days and sometimes it is also a coincidence that draws your attention to a certain band. In this case it is The Neptume Power Federation and their second album that came to me in such an unusual fashion. It was a... Continue Reading →
Consistency is a virtue in fast changing and dynamic times. One of these anchor points, at least when it comes to Rock music, is Axel Rudi Pell. The German guitarist found his success formula many years ago and sticks to it since more than 30 years. Also the newest longplayer 'Sign of the Times' isn't... Continue Reading →
Unfortunately, the upcoming Blues Pills album, 'Holy Moly!', will not be released as planned on June 19th, 2020. Together, the band, its management and label have decided to postpone the album indefinitely. The band states: "It’s with a heavy heart that we must tell you that our new album "Holy Moly!" must be postponed. Due to the situation with... Continue Reading →
Soundwise Buffalo Summer is rooted in Hard Rock of the '70s/'80s with bands Like Led Zeppelin, Free and Whitesnake being a strong source of inspiration. The quartet uses these influences and connect them with a modern sound, leading to grooving and dynamic songs like 'Hit the Ground Running' and 'Deep Water'.
Freeways, hailing from Ontario, Canada, have a new album in the starting blocks. 'True Bearings' is the title of their newest delivery, a seven songs comprising record acting as a full-length debut for the band. The first time I heard of the band was while listening to the 'Trapped Under Ice Vol.1'-compilation, featuring many (in... Continue Reading →
Dutch guitar mastermind Adrian Vandenberg recently announced the return of Vandenberg. After having had some successful years in the '80s, the axeman reactivated the band that also includes singer Ronnie Romero, Randy van der Elsen and Koen Herfst. '2020' is the simple title of the album that also includes 'Shadows of the Night' , a... Continue Reading →