Progressive death metal enthusiasts White Stones have their sophomore longplayer 'Dancing Into Oblivion' in the starting box, ready to be shipped to the record stores. Reason enough for Markus' Heavy Music Blog to reach out to White Stones mainman Martín Méndez for getting extra insights about the album and how the pandemic affected the release... Continue Reading →
Last month, Mayhem released their already highly praised new EP ‚Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando‘ which showcases the bands influences in the best possible way! Now the most fearsome black metal band has teamed up with renowned filmmaker Zev Deans to create a visual masterpiece for the song ‚Black Glass Communion‘. The video premiere is... Continue Reading →
After having been in a hibernation for around a year, Australian powerhouse Mammoth Mammoth return in their classic line-up. Frank ‘Bones Trobbiani, Ben ‘Cuz’ Couzens, Mikey Tucker and Pete Bell have signed a deal with Golden Robot Records, and it will be a live album that will be released later this year. Knowing about the immense live power of... Continue Reading →
The wait has been extremely long, and the absence of live shows was one of the big downers over the last months. The longing for heavy music, played live in front of an audience was huge and that’s one of the reasons why the announcement of the ‘Revolt! Goes Planten un Blomen’ was received so... Continue Reading →
Consistency is a virtue in fast changing and dynamic times. One of these anchor points, at least when it comes to Rock music, is Axel Rudi Pell. The German guitarist found his success formula many years ago and sticks to it since more than 30 years. Also the newest longplayer 'Sign of the Times' isn't... Continue Reading →
Hexvessel sketches pictures with their songs. Bigger soundscapes like in 'Phaedra' are musical storytelling that demands focus an attention from the listener. 'Kindred' isn't an album that supplies easy-listening music. It's an enormous depth and songwriting skills that demand focus and attention. If you want to take a break from reality, it's 'Kindred' and earphones that allows you to go on a trip through musical magic forest with songs being the trees and notes being the leaves.
Palace, that's not a new player in Metal, considering the fact of seven releases to date. The guys from Speyer, Germany startet 30 years ago and the fact that they are still releasing records shows willpower and staying power. 'Reject the System' is the newest release that reaches us from Speyer, featuring ten tracks of... Continue Reading →
Soundwise Buffalo Summer is rooted in Hard Rock of the '70s/'80s with bands Like Led Zeppelin, Free and Whitesnake being a strong source of inspiration. The quartet uses these influences and connect them with a modern sound, leading to grooving and dynamic songs like 'Hit the Ground Running' and 'Deep Water'.
The new longplayer is the first studio album in two decades and features nine songs. Multi-layered sounds and a generally dark vibe are the main features of an album that shows Conception in good shape and form. It feels like the guys wanted to make this album to become real. Musical freedom and love to detail is what each of the songs reflects, being the main pillars for a cinematic sound architecture that sketches bigger soundscapes. 'State of Deception' is an album that spreads joy and entertainment by layered songs that balance musical savvy and a greats sense for melodies. Details will be unveiled along the way while the melodies catch the listener's attention right away. Well done welcome back Conception.
'Summerland' is the anticipate bold next step of Dool. It showcases a band that maintain the revolutionary wildness of the debut, adding more layers and twists to their sound. Dool is one of the most exciting bands these days and their second longplayer underlines, why this is the case.
‘Rock World’ is like opening a treasure box. The well-selected songs show that greatness of Riot and honors Mark Reale and Riot in a great fashion. Riot is much bigger than what any sales figures ever showed and this rarity collection underlines the importance of Riot for Heavy Metal.
Bonfire is more and more finding back to old strength and 'Fistful of Fire' can compete with the ‘Point Blank’-days, something I truly doubted during the last decades. 'Fistful of Fire' showcases a band that's on fire. Check it out.
Martin Mendez steps out of the shadows and stands with White Stones in the spotlight with a first prove of work that shows that the Uruguayan musician has much more to offer than merely a solid grooving bassline for Opeth. 'Kuarahy' is a multi-layered album that shows the songwriting talent of a guy that hided this talent for too long.
Myrkur releases with 'Folkesange' an album that builds on the predecessors while taking partly another road too. Amalie Bruun gave this longplayer a very personal touch, a record that doesn't shock with brutal Black Metal outbursts. 'Folkesange' finds its way to your mind and soul through emotional depth and purism. It's the spirit that catches you and helps to escape from the challenges of daily life. It's an impressive album that unveils a new detail every time listening to it.
Although Stockholm is their homebase, Lucifer is an international Rock act with roots in Berlin, Germany. Lucifer is the brainchild of Johanna Sadonis who penned the first album together with Cathedral's Garry Jennings. Line-up changes in 2016 brought new players on board with veteran Nicke Andersson becoming an important musical partner for Sadonis. With Andersson... Continue Reading →