CD review IAMTHEMORNING ‘The Bell’

(*/10) A glimpse on my playlist unveils a gap that couldn't be much bigger than what I see. Next to deathcore powerhouse Thy Art Is Murder it's iamthemorning standing for the total opposite when it comes to music and sound. The Russian duo, consisting of singer Marjana Semkina and pianist Gleb Kolyadin is a regular... Continue Reading →

PATTERN-SEEKING-ANIMALS release their debut today

Pattern-Seeking-Animals is a new band that features well-known band members. Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan and Dave Meros, all having a history with Spock’s Beard, are part of the band as well as John Boegehold, who came with up the idea of Pattern-Seeking-Animals in 2018. The band’s self-titled debut hits the record stores today, an album... Continue Reading →

NAD SYLVAN ‘The Regal Bastard’

(8/10) 'The Regal Bastard' is the third and final chapter of a trilogy that started back in 2015. Initiated by Nad Sylvan it was 'Courting the Widow' that marked the first leg of a three level storybook. Two years after the debut hit the shelves it was 'The Bride Said No' that has been the... Continue Reading →

Exciting news from PSYCHOTIC WALTZ

Good news for fans of Prog Metal. Legendary Psychotic Waltz reunited with its original line-up in 2010. Now they signed with InsideOutMusic and announced a first studio album in 23 years. Release date is scheduled for early 2020 and the band comments: “We could not be happier about joining the InsideOutMusic roster! We are very... 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 →

DANIEL TOMPKINS’ ‘Castles’ out now

TesseracT frontman Daniel Tompkins releases today with ‘Castles’ his new solo album, a 13 songs containing record that’s released through KSCOPE. Six of these songs are alternative version for which the singer invited guests, rounding off an exciting musical experience. It’s an album with beautiful soundscapes, inspired by the arcs of relationships. Tompkins says: “Everyone... 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 PER WIBERG ‘Head Without Eyes’

(8/10) Swedish musician Per Wiberg is a well-known name in rock and metal. He was part of Opeth, is a member of hard rockers Spiritual Beggars and also Kamchatka is a band he's part of. Wiberg can be described as multi-instrumentalist with a focus on guitar, bass and keyboards. The Swede describes himself as a... Continue Reading →

CD review LONELY ROBOT ‘Under Stars’

(8/10) ‘Under Stars’ is the final chapter of a trilogy that began in 2015 with an album entitled ‘Please Come Home’. The following chapter ‘The Big Dream’ continued the concept in 2017 and another two years later it’s this release that marks the closing chapter. The creative mind behind this trilogy of Lonely Robot is... Continue Reading →

CD review RPWL ‘Tales from Outer Space’

(9/10) Music from Bavaria is often reduced to humpa-humpa Oktoberfest music, but the region in Germany's South-East brings more to table. One representative of Bavarian music with style is RPWL. The four guys from Freising, Bavaria is the successor of a band called Violet District. Kalle Wallner and Chris Postl played in this band and... Continue Reading →

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