Right now we actually should line-up at the entrance to Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen for kicking off this years edition of the Rock Hard festival. As we all know, this will not happen in 2020. To give a bit of a RHF feeling the Rock Hard team created a playlist on Spotify with bands that would have... Continue Reading →
The first time my attention was directed towards Anchillotti was when the band performed at the Heavy Metal Maniacs festival 2015 in The Netherlands. With their traditional heavy metal the four Italians knew how to impress the audience. At that time the guys had just released their debut 'The Chain Goes On' and everything still... Continue Reading →
Mike Lepond and his enthusiastic band mates show once again how well done and powerful heavy metal should sound. Without losing the basic structures, LePond gives this album so many twists and turns that you want to press the start button again.
Dark Arena is a band that isn't on the radar of many metal fans which doesn't mean that the guys from Cleveland, Ohio play bad music. Not at all and the the contrary is reality. The band premiered in 2006 with an album called 'Alien Factor'. Pure Steel Records is now re-releasing the longplayer that... Continue Reading →
It has been announced for quite some time and now it is about to be reality, a new record of Shok Paris. The band from Cleveland, Ohio had produced a small US metal icon in the 80s with 'Steel and Starlight', but disbanded in 1989 after the release of 'Concrete Killers'. Over the past few... Continue Reading →
Blazon Rite is a new metal outfit, hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band, including Pierson Roe (b), Ryan Haley (d), James Kirn (g) and Johnny Halladay (v), released a few weeks ago their first EP, a four-track record with pure underground metal. The album starts slow and with a cinematic intro, being the starting point... Continue Reading →
The importance of live shows and festivals can't be emphasized enough. Not only that these are the moment that bring metal to life, they are also initiator and motivator for some veteran bands to return onstage and maybe more. Tyrant, hailing from Pasadena, California, is one of these bands that had some first heydays in... Continue Reading →
In times of Covid-19, cancelled live shows and more, there is also more positive news to report. One of it is a new Firewind album, which will be released on May 15th. Firewind guitarist Gus G. made some time for MHMB and provides some details about the new album and gives also some insight into how the current crisis affects him as a musician.
Gus G. and Firewind have been in the business for 20 years now and after such a long time the guys release a self-titled new album, a new treat of melodic metal. 'Firewind' is like a kind of new beginning, considering the fact that long time member Bob Katsionis left the band and Henning Basse... Continue Reading →
US metal band Shok Paris unveil a new lyric video. The song 'Hell Day' is taken from the upcoming album 'Full Metal Jacket', which will be released on May 29th through No Remorse Records.The song and the album is the return of a band that has with 'Steel and Starlight' a real classic being part... Continue Reading →
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 clubs, 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... Continue Reading →
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.
A couple of days ago Metal Church released with 'From the Vault' an interesting longplayer that features new songs as well as cover versions, live songs and other stuff from the archive. Metal Church main man Kurdt Vanderhoof made some time for Markus' Heavy Music Blog to give some insights into the background of the... Continue Reading →
With 'Terminal Shock' Canadian metaller Traveler add a next album to their discography. The band, hailing from Calgary, premiered a year ago with 'Traveler' and it's the sophomore longplayer 'Termination Shock' unveiling again their passion for traditional Heavy Metal. Being enrooted in the spirit of the NWoHM, the sound of Traveler reflects pure Heavy Metal.... Continue Reading →