CD review SKULL PIT ‘Skull Pit’

(8/10) Skull Pit is a great example of what can be achieved with a global approach. In this specific case, it's a collaboration of two musicians that identified a common passion for bands like Motörhead. The two guys we're talking about is Mem V. Stein (Exumer) and Tatsu Mikami (Church Of Misery). The two guys... Continue Reading →

CD review HANK VON HELL ‘Egomania’

(9/10) 'Egomania' ends eight years of waiting, with fans of the singer desperately looking forward to some new material and songs. It seems like the wishes have been heard by the legendary frontman of Turbonegro. Hank Von Hell is back with a new album entitled 'Egomania'. This album comes out of leftfield and is a very... Continue Reading →

CD review NORTHWARD ‘Northward’

(9/10) Northward is an exciting project that needed quite some time to grow. It was in 2008 when Dutch singer Floor Jansen and Pagan’s Mind guitarist Jorn Viggo Lofstad started to work together on new songs they planned to record and release under the banner of Northward. Due to busy agendas and other commitments, things... Continue Reading →

CD review BONFIRE ‘Legends’

(*/10) German hardrocker Bonfire entered a rather successful new era a few years ago. The last three studio records showed a good development of a band that scored bigger achievements in the second half of the 80's when they toured with bands like Judas Priest. This time Bonfire unleashes a double CD with cover versions.... Continue Reading →

CD review ACE FREHLEY ‘Spaceman’

(8/10) What makes more sense than the real ‘Spaceman’ recording an album entitled ‘Spaceman’? Exactly, nothing makes more sense. Kiss founding member Ace Frehley is the first ‘Spaceman’ of Kiss and will ever be. Although Frehley isn’t part of the multi-selling hardrock outfit since 2002 he is still active as Ace Frehley with really good... Continue Reading →

CD review VULCAIN ‘Vinyle’

(7/10) It was in 1981 when the Puzio brothers founded a band they named Vulcain. Already one year later the band premiered with 'Rock'n'Roll Secours' and became one of the most constant outfits in French metal and hard rock. Also an eleven years time-out couldn't kill the rock'n'roll spirit. After a split-up in 1998 the... Continue Reading →

CD review KADAVAR ‘Live in Copenhagen’

(8/10) Berlin-based Kadavar is a band that really gained momentum over the last years. Their latest studio album, Rough Times', belongs to the best records the classic rock genre recently added to the offer and after having done some excellent studio albums the band decided to go for a second live record. Kadavar, that's Christoph... Continue Reading →

CD review AXXIS ‘Monster Hero’

(8/10) Is there anybody out there that expects major adjustments to Axxis’ sound? Probably not. ‘Monster Hero’ is Axxis 15th studio album and bandleaders Bernhard Weiss and Harry Öllers continue with what the band is best in – catchy melodic rock songs that are built on Weiss unique vocals and Öllers’ catchy keyboard sound. ‘Monster... Continue Reading →

CD review DC4 ‘Atomic Highway’

(8/10) In an almost clandestine way, DC4 released their fourth full-length album ‘Atomic Highway’. DC4, that's almost family business if you will. It’s the three Duncan brothers, Jeff, Matt and Shawn, together with former Dio guitarist Rowan Robertson. The successor of the 2011 album ‘Electric Ministry’ sneaked into the stores mid-September and is available in... Continue Reading →

CD review TREAT ‘Tunguska’

(8/10) Swedish hardrocker Treat are a longtime player in the fields of melodic hardrock. The first and successful era ended with a split in 1993 before Treat reunited in 2006. The second era also included some good longplayer, starting with 'Coup de Grace'. I have to admit that the 1987 'Dreamhunter' album is still my... Continue Reading →

CD review ACE MAFIA ‘Ace Mafia’

(8/10) Ace Mafia is a hard rock band, hailing from the UK. The band was founded by Geos Letona and it was now less the current Judas Priest axeman Richie Faulkner that played with Ace Mafia for several years. In March 2010 the band’s debut ‘Vicious Circle’ was released, supported by some live shows. Faulkner... Continue Reading →

CD review THRICE ‘Palms’

(8/10) ‘Palms’ is Thrice’s second album in the new era of the band. After a start with hard and harsh sounds and a shift towards alternative rock, the band went on a hiatus in 2012. The return to the scene in 2015 led to a new longplayer, entitled ‘To Be Everywhere is to Be Nowhere’.... Continue Reading →

KADAVAR tour dates for Europe

German rockers Kadavar will be on tour in Europe this fall together with Monlord. Here are the dates: 22.09. D Hamburg - Reeperbahn Festival* 25.10. D Dresden - Beatpol 26.10. D Magdeburg - Factory 27.10. D Berlin - Festsaal Kreuzberg 28.10. D Rostock - Peter-Weiss-Haus 30.10. DK Aarhus - Atlas 31.10. S Malmö - KB... Continue Reading →

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