There is never a boring moment with a releases, coming from Canadian metal wizard Devin Townsend. It's a sheer endless flow of ideas that led to releases under the moniker of Strapping Young Led, Devin Townsend Project and of course Devin Townsend himself. One of his collaboration was with Ché Aimee Dorval as Casualties Of... Continue Reading →
The inflationary usage of the term ‘supergroup’ is why I’m hesitantly using the expression. In case of Flying Colors though, ‘supergroup’ describes the band in an excellent fashion. There is no other way to summarize a musical powerhouse that includes Steve Morse, Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Dave LaRue and Casey McPherson. The band's release pattern... Continue Reading →
'Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX' is a release fans of Septicflesh will appreciate and if you are lacking a certain vibe of live shows, it might be a bit of a cure too. And last but not least, it's the enthusiastic Mexican Metal audience that shows why nothing can compensate for not existing live shows.
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 →
'Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)' shows in perfection how creativity can be used to challenge existing frames without losing its own core. Filmed with various cameras, this release transports music and spirit of a unique concert right into your living room. It's jaw-dropping music and you can see it with fan reactions. Instead of being a wild crowd, rapt fans fill the sold-out big hall at 013 and it was enthusiastic, but also respectful cheering that rewarded Warrior, Triptykon and everybody involved for all the effort put into this project. Impressive.
'The Great Adventour - Live in Brno 2019' will bring a lot of joy and entertainment to the homes of Prog Rock fans. It's a really cool thing to see the protagonists live at work, but last but not least it's the music being the golden nugget of The Neal Morse Band. To enjoy it you might want to close your eyes once in a while, allowing you to dive into the world of the greatness of sounds by The Neal Morse Band.
Thrash Metal veterans has been on the 'Apocalypse tour' two years ago, playing over 150 shows. One stop on the European leg of this tour was at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands, while the last gig of this long journey took place at Roundhouse in London.The final concert was recorded and captured on video, being... Continue Reading →
Tribulation seems to be a rather new band but has actually roots that go back to 2004. The break-through though came a few years ago with their third album 'The Children of the Night', followed by the excellent 'Down Below' release. Nearly a year ago today, on December 8th, 2018, Tribulation performed a special show... Continue Reading →
(*/10) As part of the 'Genesis Revisited tour' Steve Hackett and band mates played a show at Royal Festival Hall in London on October 4th, 2018. Thirteen beautiful songs filled the venue that night, a show split into two parts. Hackett's years with legendary Genesis have been the base for the setlist and with 'Dance... Continue Reading →
(10/10) German Post-Rock powerhouse Long Distance Calling played three special show in early 2019. The quartet has chosen unusual locations for concerts that have been performed under the banner of ‘Seats & Sounds’. The final show of this triple took place in Hamburg at Kulturkirche Altona. The neo-gothic church, built in 1873, was the impressive... 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 →
(9/10) The old Roman amphitheater in Plovdiv, Bulgaria has been the scenery for various shows over the last years. Amongst others Paradise Lost and Devin Townsend performed gigs at this unique location and now it’s Sons Of Apollo that played there. Based on suggestion by their manager Andy Farrow things got shape and form over... Continue Reading →
(9/10) Introducing King Diamond feels like carrying sand to the beach. The frontman of legendary Mercyful Fate started a solo career in 1985 and premiered with ‘Fatal Portrait’ a year later. My entry point to the music of the ‘Danish King’ was in 1987 when he release with “Abigail’ a classic that is timeless. Songs... Continue Reading →
(9/10) If not done already, Amon Amarth fans and enthusiasts of melodic Swedish death metal should mark November 16th in red in the calendars. The metal Vikings from the North will release their new documentary/live album that day, a package you shouldn’t miss. Amon Amarth belongs to the group of bands that constantly gained new... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Ray Wilson became well-known by a wider audience during the 90's when he, together with Stiltskin, had with 'Inside' a real hit. Unfortunately, things cooled down for Stiltskin as a band, but their frontman Ray Wilson started into an impressive career in rock music. Wilson joined legendary Genesis and it is his voice that enriches... Continue Reading →