Hamburg’s PLATTENKISTE and the limited 3-CD set

Hamburg-based Plattenkiste found a new creative way to handle the COVID crisis in an inspiring and heavily rocking way. It's a 3-CD set that is announce and here is the official statement from the Plattenkiste-Facebook site: "Since the governmental support package doesn't provide us with anything, we have to help ourselves in another way. The... Continue Reading →

CD review BUTTERFLY ‘Doorways of Time’

The sticker on the album promises "Traditional Heavy Metal displaying twin guitar and vocal harmonies, huge power chords and a pounding rhythm section!" and I can't disagree. If you have a look at the artwork first, the sound of the band could go two directions. Either we are facing a band that appreciates epic metal... Continue Reading →

Hamburg’s rock & metal scene in times of corona – PLATTENKISTE

Covid-19 and the taken measures have a big impact on everybody individually, but have also an impact on the music business. Enough of a reason to reach out to club, bands,… in the greater Hamburg area to see what the situation is and how everybody can stand together to go though this. Today we continue with Plattenkiste and Christian Kind, describing the situation there.

CD review BLACK HAWK ‘Destination Hell’

Hamburg's Metal veterans Black Hawk deliver with 'Destination Hell' an album that isn't polished neither it's over-produced. It has a solid sound and a lot of edges. The ten songs might not bring that much new to the plate. Still they are authentic and real. No frills, some thrills and a lot of passion, that's Black Hawk's new album. If you like traditional Heavy Metal straight from the underground you should give the album a chance.

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