Hamburg's Plattenkiste is an institution for fans of rock- and metal music. This year, Plattenkiste celebrates its 10th anniversary, which is more than a good reason to reach out to owner, heart and soul of Plattenkiste Christian Kind. Enjoy reading the success story of a record store that clearly shows that music & retail is... Continue Reading →
The artwork shows it right away. The hellfire is still burning and a band that musically fuels the hellfire is Mayhem from Norway. ‘Deathcrush’ was the first raw piece of music, the band released in 1987. The iconic, as well as controversially discussed band from Oslo, released more genre-defining longplayers and belong to the veterans... Continue Reading →
Capra is a band, 'In Transmission' is an album and opinions can differ when it comes to the music. The wild blend of metal, punk and hardcore leads to music that is massive and furious. Although the start, '[Exordium]', is rather atmospheric, hell breaks loose with 'Hollow Doll'. 'In Transmission' is not an album that... Continue Reading →
Cro-Mags have been ready to embark on a worldwide tour with a supposed start at Webster Hall in New York City in March 2020. The tour never got off the ground due to the upcoming pandemic, with gatherings and concerts having been banned. To not become paralyzed and passive, Harley Flanagan and band mates played... Continue Reading →
Brooklyn, NY's powerhouse Life Of Agony used the concert-less time of a pandemic to put the finishing touches to a documentary called 'The Sound of Scars'. It was two years ago, when UK-based director Leigh Brooks started the project, a documentary that was filmed across several countries while Life Of Agony was on and off... Continue Reading →
Just when you think that Iotunn have with 'Access All Worlds' delivered a strong candidate for the newcomer album of the year, the next candidate is already lurking around the corner - Enforced. The are guys from Richmond, Virginia and what they deliver with their first longplayer is a blast. The five musicians are not... Continue Reading →
Tour dates are something very unpredictable these days. Here is the itinerary from Lionheart for late 2021. Please check the local venues for potential changes along the way.
'Weigth of the False Self' is the name of Hatebreed's new studio album which will be launched in late November and the masters of grooving metal/hardcore remain true to their sound on their new offer. Twelve songs manifest again that Hatebreed have found their own powerful sound, which is constantly evolving. Jamey Jasta, Chris Beattie,... Continue Reading →
Killer Be Killed released their debut album in 2014 and received a lot of positive feedback. Well, this has also to do with the fact that Killer Be Killed are well-known faces in metal who came together in a new constellation. Killer Be Killed are Max Cavalera, Greg Puciato, Troy Sanders and Ben Koller. All... Continue Reading →
Hardcore is a musical style that releases a lot of energy, even on records. Still live concerts are the ultimate way to experience and feel hardcore and a live album can deliver in parts the unbound excitement. One of the big names in hardcore are Lionheart from California. With a first appearance in 2007, the... Continue Reading →
Michigan-based riff grinders Plague Years unleashed a first wrecking ball called 'Unholy Infestation' in 2018. eOne has noticed the potential of the band, hailing from Detroit, and after a contract has been signed the full-length debut will be in the shelves mid September. There can't be a much better moniker for a band these days... Continue Reading →
Cro-Mags belong without doubt to the pioneers of hardcore. The history of the genre and the history of the band are deeply connected and when an album called 'Age of Quarrel' was unleashed in 1986, the power of an explosive crossover of punk, metal and crossover became evident. The record is a great piece of... Continue Reading →
Six songs, 13 minutes - that's hardcore and that's the newest release of Long Island, NY-based The Great Lie. Nearly two years after having released an EP entitled 'All Roads Lead to Where You Stand' the quintet returns with 'Defying Extinction'. The six tracks on this EP are like musical twisters and there is not... Continue Reading →
30 years after having founded the band, the masters of Rap Metal release one of the strongest albums to date. It for sure lives up to expectations of fans and it also has the potential to give the band an extra push. Authentic and emotional music, that’s what you get with ‘Carnivore’ and you shouldn’t miss it.