Higher Power release these days their sophomore longplayer '27 Miles Underwater'. 3 years after having premiered with 'Soul Structure' the guys from Leeds, UK reveal a package of eleven new songs, all mainly based on Hardcore. However, Higher Power has more in the offer, since they merge several styles and genres to a sound that... Continue Reading →
This live album belongs to the more unusual ones of its kind. First and foremost the concert, being the base for this release, took place in 2006 in Waltrop, Germany. So why is the release 14 years later. The concert was part of the Parkfest festival that featured a wider range of sounds, incl. bands... Continue Reading →
What to tell you about a new album of Canadian Metal pioneers Anvil? If you haven't lived under a rock over the last decades you're familiar with the trio from maple-leaf country and even-though you might heard very little of Anvil's music you at least saw the documentary 'The Story of Anvil', I guess. Lips,... Continue Reading →
'Sonic Playground Revisited’ brings some musical color into a grey winter season. It might be that you miss some vitamin D due to a lack of sunlight, but at least you will get some ‘vitamin rock’ with this album which helps to bridge the months until spring breaks through.
'Schöpfungswut' is the 3rd longplayer of German Black Metal outfit Porta Nigra, a band that began in 2010 in Koblenz. Four years after the sophomore release 'Kaiserschnitt' saw the light of day it's the new album marking a slight change when it comes to the sound of the band. Porta Nigra is know for avantgarde-ish... Continue Reading →
It was three years ago when German/US metallers Serious Black released the 'First Light'-album and it became a bit quiet around the band lately. However, the buzz is getting louder again these days with the band having a new album in the pipeline and capturing a support slot on the upcoming Hammerfall tour. Serious Black's... Continue Reading →
Powerwolf faced a stellar ascend over the last years with one highlight leading to a next one. The 15th anniversary is a good moment to celebrate all the achievement and what would be better to doe it with a retrospective. 'Best of the Blessed' is doing exactly this, celebrating 15 years in Heavy Metal. A... Continue Reading →
Canadian guitar wizard Jeff Waters started Annihilator more than 30 years ago. He and the band went through all the ups and downs in Metal, surviving even the challenging '90s and to me there are two main factors for this decades-bridging success. There is Waters' 100% dedication to Metal, an energy that he never lost... Continue Reading →
Kirk Windstein is a name that’s very well-known in Heavy Metal. The guitarist and frontman of the mighty Crowbar belongs to the pioneers of Sludge Metal. His unique voice and guitar sound are the base for so many of the Crowbar albums. Windstein is a great musician, but he also became and is a personage... Continue Reading →
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 →
I’m impressed and I haven’t seen an Epica show that has such a tight connection between fans and band. Awesome ... and a benchmark for all the upcoming Epica shows. After nearly 2 hours the fulminant show comes to an end with satisfied Epica fans leaving the Webster Hall with a big smile on their faces.
German synth-rocker A Life Divided premiered in 2003 and the latest two releases delivered success by entering the German longplayer charts. These moment are 5+ years back in time with ‚Human‘ having a release date in 2015. With ‚Echoes‘ the wait comes to an end for fans. The new longplayer features a 13 songs tracklist,... Continue Reading →
Dead Kosmonaut’s hailing from Sweden and is a band that’s rather new. The protagonists though are the opposite of ‚new‘. It's veterans in Heavy Metal that found together under the moniker and started a cooperation with first tangible result in 2017. ‚Expect Nothing‘ was the title of the debut that’s now followed by the sophomore... Continue Reading →
UK-based Rock veterans Magnum is a real phenomena. Founded in 1972 the band still delivers great music to date after being in business for so many years. Even a hiatus at the end of the ‘90s couldn't stop Tony Clarkin and Bob Catley. The band returned in 2002 and picked it up where they left... Continue Reading →
‘The Sun and the Cold’ is an album with songs that, allegorically spoken, reflect the darkness of the Mariana Trench as well as it shows the beauty of the colorful sea that invites for easy-going snorkeling. So put on your diving googles and jump into ‘The Sun and the Cold’. It will be a surprising dive.