A band, that wrote one of the hymns of my youth is The Offspring. I don't know how often I listened to 'Self Esteem' and its iconic beginning. The songs had been played so often when we kids went out on the baseball field for circling the bases. That was in the '90s. In the... Continue Reading →
Hamburg-based explosive rockers Blast Bomb have made good use of the Corona days and have been working on a new EP. 'Rock'n'Roll Junkie' is the promising title of this EP which will be available at the end of February. The title song is already unwrapped and can be enjoyed HERE. Blast Bomb, that stands for... Continue Reading →
In times of social distancing, German rock icons Broilers are back with a new album. 'Puro Amor' is the title of the album that speaks for itself, a record being a 46 minute musical embrace. In focus is the theme of ' love ', with all its heights and lows addressed.'Pure Amor' will be in... Continue Reading →
Slipknot frontman, Stone Sour founding member and numerous guest appearances, that's all Corey Taylor. What's missing so far is a Corey Taylor solo album and from Friday on the gap will be closed. October 2nd is the release date of 'CMFT', Taylor's solo debut that features thirteen songs. 'Black Eyes Blue' and 'CMFT Must Be... Continue Reading →
With all the different influences Olsson succeeds in presenting a homogeneous Rock album by creating her own distinctive style. 'Mercy Machine' contains music that comes right from the heart and has a strong emotional component. You get the impression that every note on this album reflects the feeling of the very moment and that's what gives this album its dark charm and authenticity.
And on we go with our little series. 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... Continue Reading →
Blast Bomb stands for dirty and down-to-earth rock, spiced up with a strong pinch of a punk attitude. The first time I heard of Blast Bomb was when they opened for Life Of Agony last year in Hamburg. Due to a relatively late announcement as support and an early stage time, the guys had to... Continue Reading →
In days with a world that's thrown out of kilter, bands like Slime are like musical call for action. Although commercially more successful than in the '80s and in general more mature than in the early days, the band is still authentic, stick to their mindset and is never tired of holding up a mirror to society.
With 'Queen of Fucking Everything' the end of the album comes far too early. Fortunately there is a 'Start'-button that you can press again and I can assure you that you will use this button after running through the album for a first time. Peter And The Test Tube Babies in 2020 go strong. Peter and Del might got older but certainly not calmer. These guys still breathe the spirit of Punk Rock.
If you are done already with the usual radio x-mas songs then let me tell you that L.A. Guns offer an alternative. Not that this planet is lacking x-mas carols but if you want to have a rocking holiday period you have a new release you could go for. Sleaze Rock veterans L.A. Guns recorded... Continue Reading →
In case you can't listen anymore to Wham's 'Last Christmas' or Cris Rea on his way 'Driving Home for Christmas', here is an alternative. There are still a few tickets available for the extra show of German Feine Sahne Fischfilet in Hamburg on 22.12.2019.
Shit The Cow is a regular deliverer of new records. Was it in the beginning more four-track EP‘s the quartet started to work on full-length albums that lately saw the light of day. ‚Stoner Ghost‘ is the newest addition to Shit The Cow‘s discography and it‘s again filled with some surprises. The opener ‚Doctor Doctor‘... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Violation Wound, that’s Chris Reifert, Joe Orterry and Matt O’Connell. The trio released with ‘With Man in Charge’ a remarkable debut that’s now followed by the sophomore longplayer ‘Dying to Live, Living to Die’. Violation Wound, that's the anarchy of Punk and the energy of Metal, combined with the dirty spirit of Rock'n'roll, documented... Continue Reading →
A couple of week before starting 'The Sound of Scars'-tour, Life Of Agony asked local bands to apply for the opening slot for each of the German shows. The ‚winner‘ for Hamburg is Blast Bomb, a band with a sound that fits in a great fashion into the Hardcore/Metal context of this night. Some hard... Continue Reading →