Review ACT OF DENIAL ‚Negative‘

Usually the word ‚super group‘ is used in a quite inflationary way. The collaboration of a few musicians, known from another band, is not immediately a super group. Act Of Denial though comes closer to the meaning of the term. Act Of Denial is the brainchild of Voi Cox and Luger. The two six string... Continue Reading →

ACT OF DENIAL announce ‘Negative’

All-star band Act Of Denial unveiled the artwork for their debut album 'Negative'. Act Of Denial, that is: Lead Git/Songwriter: Voi Cox (Koziak, Victim)Git: Luger (Koziak, Benighted-Cro)Voc: Björn Strid (Soilwork)Bass: Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament)Drums: Kerim “Krimh” Lechner (Septicflesh)Keys: John Lönnmyr (The Night Flight Orchestra) 'Negative' will be available on August 13th and comes via... Continue Reading →

AT THE GATES reveal ‘The Fall Into Times’

Two weeks prior to the album release, At The Gates reveal with ‘The Fall Into Time’ a next song that is taken from the ‘The Nightmare of Being’. The band will release their newest strike on July 2nd and the longplayer comes via Century Media. At The Gates vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant states, "Hello everybody! As... Continue Reading →

CD review CRYTOSIS ‘Bionic Swarm’

Raider became Twix and now it’s Dutch thrash metal trio Distillator that undergoes such a change too and become Cryptosis. After two longplayer, an EP and a split release with Space Chaser, Distillator called it an end while the guys moved on a created with Cryptosis a new power outlet for their electrifying thrash metal.... Continue Reading →

INSOMNIUM release ‘The Conjurer’

Finnish melodic death metal masters INSOMNIUM proudly present their new single “The Conjurer”. Follow THIS LINK to watch the video, which was once again created by renowned director Vesa Ranta.The band comments:"We haven't been idle during the pandemic. 'The Conjurer' is a tragic tale of jealous and searing love that opens this new chapter for Insomnium. Monumental composition... Continue Reading →

CD review DARK TRANQUILLITY ‘Moment’

Time is flying these days and many moments pass by everyday, some with impact. I had this thought when thinking about the fact of Dark Tranquillity's latest album 'Atoma' celebrating already its forth birthday. After extensive touring, Dark Tranquillity started work on their next album, 'Moment', which be available at the shops this November. And... Continue Reading →

CD review AMARANTHE ‘Manifest’

‘Manifest’, the term, stands for strong aims and ambitions, announced publically. ‘Manifest’ is also the title of Amaranthe’s new album that will available from October 2nd and having given the longplayer such a strong title raises the question of what the manifest is about. I can’t finally answer this question, but the album is certainly... Continue Reading →

New DARK TRANQUILLITY album and a first new song

Four years ago Dark Tranquillity unleashed with 'Atoma' a successful addition to their discography and last week the band announced their next longplayer, entitled 'Moment'. Release date will be November 20th this year and it wil comes through Century Media. The band comments:“It's happening again! We are proud to announce that our 12th album "Moment"... Continue Reading →

KATAKLYSM unveil a next new song

Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights Kataklysm will unleash their 14th full-length studio album, ’Unconquered’, on September 25th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases the music video for their second single entitled, ’Underneath The Scars’. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/PTbp1LoCbNo. Maurizio Iacono comments, "'Underneath the Scars' is a bulldozer of a track that will surely ignite the world's metalheads... Continue Reading →

CD review ENSIFERUM ‘Thalassic’

If you visit Markus' Heavy Music Blog more frequently, you know that Folk/Viking Metal is not my particular area of expertise. But there are exceptions and among them are certainly Ensiferum from Finland. Since 1995 the quintet has been one of the protagonists of a style that combines Death Metal, Folk Metal and Viking Metal... Continue Reading →

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