Live report ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2019 – Day 1

Whit weekend means Rock Hard Festival since 2004. The open air festival at Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen has kept its family spirit with many fans of Metal and Rock returning to Gelsenkirchen every year. Also Markus‘ Heavy Music Blog is present and here‘s the report of the great 2019 edition.  It is with Vulture a local act... Continue Reading →

SONS OF APOLLO announced a new live album

Plovdiv in Bulgaria was already more than once the scenery for a live recording. This time it's the Allstar team of Sons Of Apollo that played a show at the Ancient Roman Theatre alongside a full orchestra and choir. The quintet played the tracks of the debut 'Psychotic Symphony' as well as some other songs,... Continue Reading →

OPETH reveals details for the new album

Swedish masters of progressive heavy-rock Opeth have revealed today the title and tracklisting for their awaited 13th album, 'In Cauda Venenum', that’s due out this fall from Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment.Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, 'In Cauda Venenum' will be released in two versions, in both Swedish and English languages.  Tracklist: 1. Livet’s Trädgård / Garden Of Earthly Delights (Intro)2.... Continue Reading →

CD review MYRATH ‘Shehili’

(8/10) Myrath is an interesting outfit in many aspects. Myrath, that’s Arabic for ‘heritage’, hails from Tunisia, which is per se already something more unusual and it shows that Metal is uniting people from all over this planet. Secondly it’s the great music that comes through Myrath. The band, being the brainchild of guitarist Malek... Continue Reading →

Exciting new from ARCH/MATHEOS

In progressive metal circles, the names of guitarist Jim Matheos and vocalist John Arch are spoken with due reverence. With the former having been a driving force in Fates Warning for thirty-five years, and the latter the original front-man of that band, they also have a single seminal work under the Arch / Matheos banner,... Continue Reading →

CD review DEVIN TOWNSEND ‘Empath’

(10/10) Canadian guitar wizard Devin Townsend is an extremely creative mind. Musical ideas and thoughts manifests themselves in a lot of songs, spread out over many longplayers and it's impossible to put a certain label on Townsend's music. The music is certainly rooted in heavy metal and progressive metal, but Townsend takes things much wider... Continue Reading →

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