Review MASTER BOOT RECORD ‘Personal Computer’

Italy-based computer- and metal enthusiast Victor Love is the brain behind Mater Boot Record. The project premiered two years ago with an album called ‘Floppy Disc Overdrive’ and the sophomore release is now ready for a launch. ‘Personal Computer’ is the iconic and unusual title of the second effort and Master Boot Record picks it... Continue Reading →

Review JOE SATRIANI ‘The Elephants of Mars’

Joe Satriani is one of the most renowned guitarists in rock music. The guitarist from Westbury, Long Island, New York started his six-string adventure in the early 70s and became one of the most influential musicians in his craft. Not only that Satriani released numerous albums; he also worked as guitar instructor with students Kirk... Continue Reading →

Review CHOREOMANIC ‘Choreomanic’

Dutch bass player Joost van der Graaf is known from his time with bands like Dew-Scented. His bass can be also heard on Pestilence’s latest album ‘Exitivm’. In 2020 Van der Graaf started with Choreomanic a solo project and the self-titled album is the debut. Musically Choreomanic has not that much to do with the... Continue Reading →

Review TOUNDRA ‘Hex’

'Hex', this is the title of the new album of Spain's post-rockers Toundra. If the first albums were easy to remember in terms of title, they were numbered consecutively, the 2018 work 'Vortex' was a first break. Last year, with 'Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari', an album with a German title saw the light of... Continue Reading →

Review HEMELBESTORMER ‘Collide & Merge’

Hemelbestormer means ‘stormer of heaven’ and is the band name of a Belgium metal band that founded in 2012. The band premiered with ‘Portals’ in 2014 and released two additional longplayers to date. With having three records on their list of achievements, Hemelbestormer has finished work on ‘Collide & Merge’, the next step of the... Continue Reading →

Review GUS G. ‘Quantum Leap’

Gus G.’s guitar enriched many releases. He played with Ozzy Osbourne, added brute riffs to Nightrage’s death metal and has with Firewind a melodic metal powerhouse up and running. The great thing with Gus G. is that he usually combines his exquisite guitar play with songwriting skills which means that songs always stay songs without... Continue Reading →

Review GEORGE LYNCH ‘Seamless’

If you didn’t live under a rock for the last decades, you know the name of George Lynch. The axe wizard from Spokane, Washington enriched the most successful Dokken longplayers with his unique guitar sound and was a strong base for Dokken’s success. Also Lynch Mob belongs to the well-sounding monikers in rock with a... Continue Reading →

Review ZOMBI ‘Liquid Crystal’

The fact that Zombi's music reminds of a movie soundtrack doesn't appear out of nowhere. Zombi is very inspired by Italian progressive rock band Goblin that delivered numerous soundtracks with impact. Zombi, that's a duo of passionate musicians, hailing from Pittsburgh: Steve Moore and Anthony Paterra. The band premiered with the 'Cosmos' album back in... Continue Reading →

CD review MARTY FRIEDMAN ‘Tokyo Jukebox 3’

In the second half of the glorious '80s, shredding was gaining momentum and brought some quite interesting bands and projects to surface. On of these shred guitarists was Marty Friedman, who, together with Jason Becker, was a driving force of Cacophony. After the duo disbanded, Friedman joined no less than thrash experts Megadeth and was... Continue Reading →

LONG DISTANCE CALLING unveil a new song

Clockwork-tight drumming, a grooving bass and excellent guitar work, that's what Long Distance Calling stand for and all of this can be found on their newest song 'Black Shuck'. 'Black Shuck' is taken from the upcoming EP 'Ghost' which will be available on February 26th, 2021. Next to the stellar music the video stylewise connects... Continue Reading →

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