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 →

CD review AYREON ‘Transitus’

A release that has carved the moniker Ayreon on the cover artwork is always more than merely a longplayer. Ayreon is the outlet for Arjan Lucassen's creative ideas, already manifested in stellar outputs such as 'Into the Electric Castle', The Human Equation' and some more. The latest album was the 2017 release 'The Source', followed... Continue Reading →

Details about the upcoming VANDENBERG release

Dutch guitar mastermind Adrian Vandenberg recently announced the return of Vandenberg. After having had some successful years in the '80s, the axeman reactivated the band that also includes singer Ronnie Romero, Randy van der Elsen and Koen Herfst. '2020' is the simple title of the album that also includes 'Shadows of the Night' , a... Continue Reading →

CD review DEWOLFF ‘Tascam Tapes’

One of the first real surprises this year reaches us from Holland. Psychedelic Rock trio DeWolff shows the world that fancy productions and newest recording technique isn‘t needed to record a damn cool album. ‘Tascam Tapes‘ comes without hammond, drums and guitar amps. DeWolff recorded the 12 songs for this album on a Tascam Porta... Continue Reading →

CD review MESHIAAK “Mask of All Misery’

Meshiaak, hailing from Australia, unleashed their debut 'Alliance of Thieves' three years ago. Power- and Thrash Metal, that's what came together on the first album the Australian guys released. What slowed down of working on a next record is the fact that drummer Jon Dette stepped-out due to the long distance between Australia and his... Continue Reading →

DEWOLFF announce new album

„No drum kit, no Hammond and no guitar amps”: Dutch rockers DeWolff announce their next album entitled ‚Tascam Tapes’. Release date is January 10th, 2020 and the album comes through Mascot Label Group. An interesting album trailer can be watched HERE also explaining the „No drum kit, no Hammond and no guitar amps” statement.

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