CD review MEMORIAM ‘Requiem for Mankind’

(9/10) It was three years ago when UK-based Death Metal outfit Memoriam started, initially meant as a tribute to Bolt Thrower drummer Martin Kearns, who passed away a few a months earlier. Metal pioneers Karl Willets and Frank Healy are the founders of the quartet that also includes Scott Fairfax and Andrew Whale. The ‘all-star’-quartet... Continue Reading →

AMON AMARTH announces European tour dates

14.11. Wien, Gasometer 15.11. München, Zenith 16.11. Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena 17.11. Prag, Tipsport Arena 19.11. Zürich, Samsung Hall 25.11. Paris, Zenith 26.11. Brüssel, Forest National 28.11. Birmingham, O2 Academy 29.11. Manchester, O2 Apollo 30.11. London, O2 Brixton Academy 02.12. Esch Zur Alzette, Luxembourg, Rockhal 03.12. Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle 04.12. Berlin, Velodrom 06.12. Göteborg, Partille Arena 07.12.... Continue Reading →

Live report ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2019 – Day 1

Whit weekend means Rock Hard Festival since 2004. The open air festival at Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen has kept its family spirit with many fans of Metal and Rock returning to Gelsenkirchen every year. Also Markus‘ Heavy Music Blog is present and here‘s the report of the great 2019 edition.  It is with Vulture a local act... Continue Reading →

CD review FIRESPAWN ‘Abominate’

(9/10) Swedish Death Metal powerhouse Firespawn premiered in 2015 with ‘Lucifer Has Spoken’. You can speak of an all-star band looking on the rich musical background of the five involved musicians. Although I don’t like the term a lot it fits in this context and there’s no doubt that LG Petrov, A. Impaler, Victor Brandt,... Continue Reading →

GEODA unveils a new video, feat. Steve Di Giorgio and Dirk Verbeuren

Argentina’s organic death metallers Geoda - feat. fretless guru Steve Di Giorgio and Dirk Verbeuren on drums - have released their first official video for the song "The Magic Mountain", taken from Geoda's upcoming album "Here and Now", coming out on June 7th. Geoda are:Facundo Lopez: Guitar/VocalsSteve Di Giorgio: BassDirk Verbeuren: Drums

HALL OF FLAME festival announced

A new festival will premier this autumn in Germany. Hall Of Flame festival will take place on October 5th at Markthalle in Hamburg and first bands have been announced. Headlined by Norwegian Kampfar the festival focusses on the dark side of Metal and fits perfectly into the dark season of autumn. Stay tuned for more.

CD review FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE ‘Veleno’

(8/10) Already the first notes of Fleshgod Apocalypse' fifth album are massive . The Italian orchestral Death Metal fanatics don't waste any time and start with 'Fury'. That's the title of the opener and it's more than only a four-letter word. 'Fury' is a deadly start into an album that combines harsh Death Metal, progressive... Continue Reading →

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