Due to no live activities in most of 2020, Alter Bridge started to review live recordings from the latest shows in January and February. This work has been an inspiration to the guys for also sharing ideas for new songs, resulting in 'Last Rites'. The track is a true COVID-19 song, written and recorded during... Continue Reading →
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 →
After the chart breaking release of German Heavy Metal heroes Grave Digger’s 20th studio album on their 40 year band jubilee, the band around singer Chris “Reaper” Boltendahl have released the fourth video, taken from 'Fields Of Blood', 'Barbarian'. Heavy riffs, thundering drums and the distinctive vocals take us back to 1746 - to the... Continue Reading →
Now it's already four years ago that DevilDriver released a studio album called 'Trust No One'. In October this year the wait has come to an end because a new album is scheduled with 'Dealing With Demons I'. The tracklist looks like this: Keep Away From MeVengeance Is ClearNest Of VipersIonaWishingYou Give Me A Reason... Continue Reading →
People mention the term of being in a 'new reality' all the time these days. The more it's important to have a few anchor points providing continuity in times of radical change. One of these anchors is called 'Fields of Blood' and is Grave Digger's new album. The clansmen from North Rhine-Westfalia are back with... Continue Reading →
BPMD is a new name in Metal although the protagonists are very well-known. BPMD – simply the abbreviation for Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs Sons Of Apollo), Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance) and Phil Demmel (Violence, ex-Machine Head). These four guys unveil today a first song, a cover version. They re-did Aerosmith's 'Toys in the Attic' and... Continue Reading →
'Weapons of Tomorrow' became a pretty good Thrash Metal album with which the quintet unleashes a lot of energy and aggressiveness. Equipped with a good level of variation the 10 songs on Warbringer's new album are a real headbanger's delight.
BPMD is a new name in Metal although the protagonists are very well-known. BPMD - simply the abbreviation for Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Mike Portnoy (The Winary Dogs Sons Of Apollo), Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance) and Phil Demmel (Violence, ex-Machine Head) - recently signed a deal with Austrian label Napalm Records and here are some statements:... Continue Reading →
In a time when live shows and live dates are like looking into the crystal ball, former Creed frontman Scott Stapp announces 'The Survivor Tour'. Here are the dates and let's see what will happen between now and then.
Genre-defining Candlemass used the dark season of the year to work on new material, songs they will release end of March under the banner of 'The Pendulum'. The six tracks comprising EP comes through Napalm Records and show again why the band belongs to the spearhead of Doom Metal. Actually it's more like a 3... Continue Reading →
'Waiting For the Night', the third single off Audrey Horne’s upcoming same-titled first live album, to be released on February 28th via Napalm Records, is a purely energetic, compelling audiovisual Norwegian hard rock experience. Once again, Audrey Horne proves their reputation as one of the best and most energetic live hard-rock bands in Europe. Audrey Horne states:“'Waiting For the Night' sums up... Continue Reading →
Swedish doom masters Candlemass announce a new EP for end of March. 'The Pendulum', so the title of the release contains a tracklist that looks like this: 1. The Pendulum2. Snakes Of Goliath3. Sub Zero4. Aftershock5. Porcelain Skull6. The Cold Room Says band mastermind Leif Edling: "The Pendulum" is about hard riffing, epic choruses and total... 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 →
If I counted right it's the fifth time I can witness a Delain show and it's the first time for me, seeing them on stage outside The Netherlands. Was it always 'home-game shows' so far I joined the last times, it's this December night that brings me to Gruenspan in Hamburg. The great location in... Continue Reading →