Review KAYAK ‘Out of This World’

Progressive rock and metal have a strong fanbase in The Netherlands and one of the cornerstone-bands hailing from there is Kayak. The veterans from Hilversum started back in 1972 and can already look back on nearly five decades, split into two eras. After having parted ways in the early eighties, Kayak returned in the early... Continue Reading →

Review SONIC HAVEN ‘Vagabond’

Sonic Haven is a new powerhouse from Germany with band members, being for sure no rookies. Sonic Haven is the brainchild of metal frontman Herbie Langhans, known from numerous projects and bands. Recently Langhans enriched the latest Firewind album with his vocals and guitarist Gus G. had a lot of kind words about the collaboration.... Continue Reading →

Review CALIBAN ‘Zeitgeister’

An album title is more than just words. It is in a way the framing for what fans and listens can expect from a longplayer and Caliban's newest record 'Zeitgeister' is the perfect example in many aspects. Caliban connect history with present on 'Zeitgeister' and they do it in a way that is more than... Continue Reading →

Review ROBIN McAULEY ‘Standing on the Edge’

A new album with Robin McAuley at the mic is always an interesting release, knowing the great voice of the Irish rock singer. Unforgotten is the McAuley Schenker Group album 'Prefect Timing', the frontman enriched with his vocals. In general, the collaboration with Michael Schenker is a very fruitful one, also thinking about the Michael... Continue Reading →

Review ANTIOCH ‘V’

Guess what: 'V' is the fifth release of Canadian metal outfit Antioch. Now, I guess a glimpse on the album title nurtured the thought already and if you're familiar with the discography of the metal warriors from Emeryville, Ontario you knew it anyhow. It was in 2013 when a few metalheads met in Emeryville and... Continue Reading →

HEAVY WATER, a father and son project

If you wonder what Saxon's Biff Byford and his son Seb did during the COVID-lockdown, they worked on songs for a project called Heavy Water. 'Red Brick City' is the title of their full-length album that will be in the record stores on July 23rd and comes via Silver Lining. Today, the title title track... Continue Reading →

Review MYLES KENNEDY ‘The Ides of March’

Myles Kennedy is a busy guy, and a successful one too. Being an important part of Alter Bridge and also enriching Slash And The Conspirators songs with his excellent voice guided the spotlights of rock to the singer from Boston, Massachusetts. In addition it has been guest appearances (Halestorm, Disturbed,...), painting the dot on the... Continue Reading →

Review CANDLEMASS ‘Green Valley Live’

Also Swedish doom metal veterans Candlemass, as everybody else, couldn't play shows during 2021 and after a certain resistance to live stream shows, more and more band took the opportunity to stay connected with fans through such a digital event. Bands and fans have been a bit wary but step by step, and due to... Continue Reading →

Review LUNA’S CALL ‘Void’

Luna's Call offer with their new work 'Void' a perfect basis for analysts and friends of the sophisticated detail. What the guys from Lincoln, UK deliver is music, that is made of beautiful acoustic melodic arcs, which lead to extreme death metal excesses. The whole music is embedded in multilayered and complex song structures that... Continue Reading →

Review SETH ‘La Morsure du Christ’

Now, my French isn't the very best I have to admit and even with this little limitation, the new album from French black metal veterans Seth knows how to shine in darkness. Seth started at a time when black metal had a growing momentum. It was in 1996 when a demo called 'Apocalyptic Desires' has... Continue Reading →

Review GOJIRA ‘Fortitude’

The quartet started in 2001 when they successfully completed a renaming from Godzilla to Gojira. The debut 'Terra Incognita' was released in the same year and since then the band has become essential.Gojira slowly and steadily built up a fanbase that is constantly growing. This can be recognized among other things by the chart entries,... Continue Reading →

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