Kitchener, Ontario is a Canadian city a bit South West from Toronto. As not expected differently, Kitchener has a metal community too and some of the bands teamed-up to work on a compilation album featuring covers. 'Kitchener-Waterloo Metal Cover Compilation' is the title of a release that will see the light of day on May... Continue Reading →
That Saxon can not only write brilliant heavy metal anthems, but also do good cover versions is known since 1988. The 'Destiny' album opens with 'Ride Like the Wind', a Christopher Cross classic that Saxon sets perfectly into scene. Now, it seems like Biff Byford and bandmates have been going through their own record collections... Continue Reading →
Since summer 2019, Weathermaker Music has released digital singles of Clutch on a regular base and under the banner of 'The Weathermaker Vault Series'. The singles are a mixture of cover versions of other artists (ZZ Top, John Fogerty, Willie Dixon) and Clutch classics that have been newly recorded. On November 27th, a first summary... Continue Reading →
Out of left-field comes a new EP from Death Angel. Today, the California-based thrash metal veterans unveil a new release entitled 'Under Pressure'. Name-giver for the EP is a cover version of the Queen/David Bowie classic 'Under Pressure'. The thrash metal heroes release an excellent interpretation of this highlight in rock, showing that there is... Continue Reading →
'Cover to Cover' is a fun project and it's noticeable that Prog and Metal are not really the focus while selecting songs. Instead, the guys follow their passion for very-well crafted Rock music on this album and by that pay homage to their musical heroes. All three albums are certainly worth discovering and listening to. Timeless music.
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.
To bridge the wait until the next studio album, Mantar is to release a new mini LP called ' Grungetown Hooligans II'. The record contains cover songs from bands that have influenced Mantar significantly. With 'Ghost Highway' the duo has launched a first song, in this case a cover of Mazzy Star. Release date is... Continue Reading →
Italian orchestral-death metal giants Fleshgod Apocalypse reveal a very special gem for their fans today: The band recorded a stunning video with their interpretation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 'Lacrimosa', taken from his masterpiece 'Requiem In D Minor'.Dive yourself into the world of the tearful and check out the video HERE.The band states:"Even if the whole world is in lockdown, we... Continue Reading →
(7/10) Barcelona-based thrashers Crisix is a five-piece band, musicians with a passion Thrash Metal. To pay tribute to some of their 'inspirators' the guys recorded an album with cover songs, all Thrash Metal classics from overseas. It's the glorious '80's sound from Bay Area and US East-cost being interpreted by the guys from Catalonia. Testament,... Continue Reading →
Right before embarking on a 18 shows comprising tour A Pale Horse Named Death unveils with 'Uncovered' a new 7". The release feature with 'One' a Three Dog Night cover. Furthermore The Cure's 'Prayers For the Rain' has been redone too and release date is October 11th. And in case you missed the tour dates,... Continue Reading →
(8/10) The ones of you that had the chance to witness a The Dead Daisies live show know, that these guys are going for 100% and more. One of the things that led to a fast growing fan base is the unlimited Rock’n’roll power that comes with the band as well as the authentic approach... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Arch Enemy got in the spotlight more than wished between Christmas and New Year. I think that everything's said about 'Photogate', for the good and the bad, and I will not elaborate on this during this review. This post is about something more positive. meaning a new album from the Swedish/Canadian quintet. The idea... Continue Reading →
(*/10) German hardrocker Bonfire entered a rather successful new era a few years ago. The last three studio records showed a good development of a band that scored bigger achievements in the second half of the 80's when they toured with bands like Judas Priest. This time Bonfire unleashes a double CD with cover versions.... Continue Reading →
(*/10) Pittsburgh-based punk rockers of Anti-Flag took the American series of two albums and rearranged some of the songs for ‘American Reckoning’. The quartet took songs of the 2015 release ‘American Spring’ and the 2017 album ‘American Fall’, rearranged them as acoustic tunes and put them on this compilation. Although the songs are known from... Continue Reading →
(8/10) I don’t think that I have to introduce Ann Wilson to readers of Markus Heavy Music Blog. The singer is very well known from Heart, the band she and her sister Nancy celebrate huge success with. Ann Wilson worked recently on a solo album that will be released mid-September. ‘Immortal’ is the title of... Continue Reading →