Good music does not need much wrapping to unfold its full brilliance. A musician capable of writing such good music is Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The guitarist is publishing his first concert video these days, recorded on November 25, 2019 in Leverkusen during the Leverkusen Jazztage. The concert was recorded by the iconic Rockpalast Team and... Continue Reading →
Listening to experts at work is always a pleasure, and watching them on stage even amplifies the experience. Dream Theater, the experts of progressive metal, are known for their great musical journeys through the world of sounds, manifested in numerous releases. The band from New York wasn't diffident when it comes to live releases. A... Continue Reading →
Live albums gain momentum these days and I don't think that that anybody is surprised. This time, it's Sci-Fi trashers Voivod that have a live release in the starting box, bringing a live show to your home that took place in Québec City, Canada on July 13th, 2019. 'Lost Machine - Live' is Voivod's first... Continue Reading →
In late summer this year, prog thrash veterans Anacrusis released with 'An Evening With Anacrusis - Live at Delmar Hall 2019' a live album you shouldn't miss. Although having released only excellent metal to date, Anacrusis is still one of the most underrated bands. Already the debut 'Suffering Hour' is more than just a first... 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 →
Katatonia, formed in 1991 as a band with passion for death- and black metal, slowly transformed into an outlet that delights musical gourmets with stellar progressive rock and metal. Their latest studio album 'City Burials' has seen the light of day in April this year and brought a bit of positivism into the days of... Continue Reading →
If you could choose a running time for a death metal album, what would you go for. I guess that 66 minutes is a pretty good choice. Autopsy's newest strike features death metal hymns, rolled out precisely over one hour and six minutes. Anyhow, the death metal veterans from Oakland, California played a show at... Continue Reading →
The actual plan of Alter Bridge for 2020 included a massive tour schedule, which we all know didn't happen. To not stand still, the quartet worked on an EP that tries to bring a live atmosphere to your home but also features with 'Last Rites' a new song. Base for this EP are the live... Continue Reading →
Kenny Wayne Shepherd has released his latest studio album so far in late May 2019 and to find a Kenny Wayne Shepherd live album, you need to go back much further in time. The first and only live album was released about ten years ago. To see the iconic guitarist live is a special and... Continue Reading →
Canadian metal veterans Voivod recorded a show they played in Quebec City as being part of their 'TheWake' tour. 'Lost Machine - Live' will be released on November 27th and comes via Century Media. Last but not least, a first song, The Lost Machine' has been unveiled already and can be watched here: https://youtu.be/zG8QfDEsPC0. Voivod’s... Continue Reading →
Iron Maiden announce a new live album. The band recorded three sold-out shows in Mexico City in September 2019, being the base for 'Nights Of The Dead – Legacy Of The Beast, Live in Mexico City'. 100 minutes of live music is what release will deliver in times when concerts are heavily missed. Release date... Continue Reading →
The last show of Steve Hackett's 'Genesis Revisited 2019'-tour took place at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in London, England. As the title of this tour announces, Hackett went back in time, days when he was guitarist with Genesis. 'Selling England by the Pound', originally released in 1973, is Genesis' fifth full-length album and Hackett's favorite record... Continue Reading →
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 →
'4 Songs Live' is a lively release that spreads joy through great music, emotions and feeling. Elegant melodies and sensitive vocals make the album a relaxing journey through worlds of sound. '4 Songs Live' is a soundtrack that helps to slow down in hectic times.
'Born To Thrash – Live In Germany' is a live album that brings back memories. It's more this emotional aspect, making this live record special since we all know the songs. But listening to them in a live setup is great and by the way, the song-selection is well done when it comes to reflecting all Destruction eras. Build up your tent in your living room, open a beer, heat-up Ravioli in a can and press the start button. You will not get more festival atmosphere this year.