CD review PARADISE LOST ‘Obsidian’

‚Obsidian‘ is the impressive new album. Paradise Lost took all the strong moments of the different eras of the band and merged them in a great fashion. ‚Obsidian‘ is a very dense, dark, melancholic and heavy album. At the same time it carries a stronger gothic spirit and comprises of hooks that are irresistible. 2020 is already rich when it comes to great records and Paradise Lost adds another candidate for becoming 'album of the year‘ to the mix. It‘s your own fault if you miss this record.

CD review VADER ‘Solitude in Madness’

'Solitude in Madness' showcases a band that's as wild and fierce as they have been over the last 37 years. Vader didn't lose any of their intensity and power. No foot on the brake and no intention for compromising on aggressiveness, that's Vader. Together with an extremely well done production the longplayer is a real challenge for amplifiers and speakers. Now it's up to each of you if you accept the challenge.

Hamburg’s rock & metal scene in times of corona – ENDSEEKER

Covid-19 and the taken measures have a big impact on everybody individually, but have also an impact on the music business. Enough of a reason to reach out to clubs, bands,… in the greater Hamburg area to see what the situation is and how everybody can stand together to go though this. Today we continue with Hamburg's death metal powerhouse Endseeker and guitarist Ben, describing how the corona crisis affect the band.

CADAVER is back with a new EP

Norwegian death metal veterans Cadaver return today with a new 3-track EP. 'D.G.A.F.' is the title of this release that comes kind of left-field. Cadaver today, that's founding member Neddo, who teamed-up in 2014 with drum-ace Dirk Verbeuren. This EP is a first and big step for Cadaver to return to the metal scene. Cadaver... Continue Reading →

Hamburg’s rock & metal scene in times of corona – PLATTENKISTE

Covid-19 and the taken measures have a big impact on everybody individually, but have also an impact on the music business. Enough of a reason to reach out to club, bands,… in the greater Hamburg area to see what the situation is and how everybody can stand together to go though this. Today we continue with Plattenkiste and Christian Kind, describing the situation there.

CD review WHITE STONES 'Kuarahy'

Martin Mendez steps out of the shadows and stands with White Stones in the spotlight with a first prove of work that shows that the Uruguayan musician has much more to offer than merely a solid grooving bassline for Opeth. 'Kuarahy' is a multi-layered album that shows the songwriting talent of a guy that hided this talent for too long.

PARADISE LOST announce ‘Obsidian’

Obsidian… dark, reflective and black: it’s a pretty decent description of the music that Paradise Lost have been making over the last 32 years, even though this most resilient of British metal bands have stoically refused to be pinned down to one easily defined formula. Powered by a lust for creativity and a stout devotion to haunting... Continue Reading →

CD review MY DYING BRIDE ‘The Ghost of Orion’

‘The Ghost of Orion’ is the return of a band that belongs to the spearhead of Death- and Doom Metal. It seems like that the dark shades of the last years slowly fade away and reveal a band that finds back to their own strength. I guess there is no better way than celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary with an album like ‘The Ghost of Orion’.

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