CD review STRYPER ‘Even the Devil Believes’

Summertime is bubble bee time and yellow/black is the color of the season. Thinking about yellow/black brings of course also Metal to metalheads' minds. California-based Stryper brought these colors to Heavy Metal in the second half on the '80s when the quartet started their quite special mission. The first records have been discussed controversially and... Continue Reading →

CD review ASSIGNMENT ‘Reflections’

‘Reflections’ is an album that might be interesting for fans of bands like Dream Theater, Savatage and Symphony X. Melodic Metal with progressive song structures is what this longplayer offers. Even if it feels like the guys being ahead of themselves here and there, the album is a well-done one and has the potential to enlarge the Assignment fan-base.

CD review REDEMPTION ‘Alive in Colour’

Redemption is the brainchild of guitarist Nick van Dyk who founded the band in 2000. The self-titled debut was unleashed in 2003, but it was the second longplayer, which led to some extra attention. Very well-crafted progressive Metal is the trademark of Redemption and no less than Fates Warning's Ray Alder was the 'voice' of... Continue Reading →

CD review MAD MAX ‘Stormchild Rising’

If a band is already four decades in business the guys must do something right. German melodic rockers Mad Max belong to this group of longtime-experts in their field. Having premiered in 1982 with an album called ‘Heavy Metal’, the band maintained their own sound and became a constant player in the fields of Melodic... Continue Reading →

CD review POWERWOLF ‘Best of the Blessed’

One of the bands that was growing the fastest over the last years is certainly Powerwolf from Saarbrücken, Germany. Referred to as being the high priests of Heavy Metal, the band can show impressive achievements, which were maybe a dream scenario back in 2005, when the guys unveiled their debut album. But sometimes dreams become... Continue Reading →

Friday starts with a new PRIMAL FEAR video

Primal Fear will release their highly anticipated 13th studio album, „Metal Commando“ on July 24th. The title of the album is self-explainatory - „Metal Commando“ contains 110% Primal Fear and is full to the brim with their signature power and energy. Last month, the band released the first single 'Along Came The Devil’. Today, the second single 'I Am Alive'... Continue Reading →

CD review BEYOND THE BLACK ‘Hørizøns’

Looking at the success of their previous albums one has to state that Beyond The Black certainly belong to the more successful German rock band these days. Nevertheless, Jennifer Haben and bandmates did not always receive only positive feedback. Especially the year 2016 was a caesura, with Haben replacing all her musicians, a full line-up... Continue Reading →

DOKKEN announce ‘The Lost Songs: 1978-1981’

It wasn’t always multi-platinum sales and stadium gigs for Dokken. There was a first-phase and there were early days, and it is those bold first steps to stardom which are celebrated comprehensively on Dokken’s The Lost Songs: 1978-1981 album, out on August 28th 2020 through Silver Lining Music.   Featuring spectacular sleeve art by renowned US artist Tokyo Hiro (Motörhead,... Continue Reading →

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