(8/10) Myrath is an interesting outfit in many aspects. Myrath, that’s Arabic for ‘heritage’, hails from Tunisia, which is per se already something more unusual and it shows that Metal is uniting people from all over this planet. Secondly it’s the great music that comes through Myrath. The band, being the brainchild of guitarist Malek... Continue Reading →
Tunesian metaller Myrath are a rising star in metal and a new album is in the making. Frontman frontman Zaher Zorgati tells the story behind the song 'Dance' that was revealed already some weeks ago.
Tunisian Myrath is one of the most successful oriental metal bands. The group is working on a next album that will be released in 2019 and a first appetizer’s available. Myrath merges power metal with oriental sounds and ‘Dance’ is a track that unites both influences in the typical Myrath fashion. Enjoy the song.
Robben Ford is a guitarist that might not be known by all of you. However, the ones being deeper into rock and blues might have heard his name earlier since the guitarist is known for his contribution to great projects with Chick Corea and B.B. King. 'Purple House' is the Ford's newest album and it's... Continue Reading →
(*/10) It was a bit more than seven years ago when the sad news was spread that guitar icon Gary Moore is no longer among us anymore. Gary Moore died of a heart attack in February 2011, but it’s his music that remains and reminds. ‘Moore Blues for Gary’ pays homage to Gary Moore and... Continue Reading →
(8/10) I guess that most of you are familiar with Stratovarius' 'Intermission' album from 2001. The record was a compilation that mainly featured live recordings, B-sides and bonus tracks of the Finnish powerhouse. 17 years later, Stratovarius reveals a new album and it's called 'Enigma: Intermission 2'. As with part one, also volume 2 comprises... Continue Reading →
(9/10) Ian Gillan & The Javelins has a history that goes back to the early 60's, a time when The Beatles and the Rolling Stones played some cover versions of songs of Chubby Checker and Chuck Berry. The Javelins is another band from this period and the guys were influenced by various pop-, soul-, country-,... Continue Reading →
Once Human unveiled a cover version of the Machine Head riff monster 'Davidian'. The song's recorded in the studio and shortens the waiting time for the band's first live album 'Stage of Evolution' that will be released on September 28th via earMUSIC.
(8/10) How could it sound if boundaries pushing rock a la Living Colour meets filigree metal riff power performed by George Lynch? This question is answered. It’s ‘Original Human Music’. This is at least the title of an album that was done by Living Colour frontman Corey Glover and guitar heroGeorge Lynch, known from Dokken,... Continue Reading →
(9/10) ‘Repulsion for Humanity’ is the second strike of supergroup Sinsaenum. The band started in 2016 and is a collaboration of musicians, known from other pretty successful extreme metal bands. Drummer Joey Jordison is known from his days with Slipknot. Next to the drummer the band consist of two growlers/shouters. Attila Csihar (Mayhem) is one... Continue Reading →
(9/10) Rock pioneers Marillion have a long track record in music. The band, that debut with 'Script for a Jester's Tear', has unveiled many brilliant rock albums from then till now. Most Marillion longplayers went right into the charts, some of those even achieving gold status. The latest studio release of Steve Rothery and bandmates... Continue Reading →
(*/10) An album that doesn't entirely fit into the context of Markus' Heavy Music Blog is the newest release of guitar legend Al Di Meola. Therefor I will not write a regular review for the album, but I still want to mention it. The passionate and talented musician from New Jersy is one of the... Continue Reading →
(9/10) Following Tarja’s ‘Act I: Live in Rosario’ release from 2012, the Finnish singer has the next chapter ready to be shared with fans and the world. ‘Act II’ is the continuation of Tarja’s successful first live album and it comes in two chapters. ‘Act II’ comprises of ‘Metropolis Alive’; an intimate show at Metropolis... Continue Reading →
Prior to his impressive career as being the frontman of legendary Deep Purple, Ian Gillan played in some smaller bands. One of those was called The Javelins. The singers states: "Who’d have thought it?! In the early 1960’s, you might have seen The Beatles doing Chubby Checker’s ‘Twist and Shout’ at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, or... Continue Reading →