Review BALA ‘Maleza’

Bala, hailing from Galicia, is a duo that has already added two longplayers to the books. The debut ‘Human Flesh’ was unleashed in 2015, followed by the second delivery called ‘Lume, two years later. The longplayers brought Bala to the attention of Century Media, who inked a deal with the duo. ‘Maleza’ is the first... Continue Reading →

CD review ENFORCED ‘Kill Grid’

Just when you think that Iotunn have with 'Access All Worlds' delivered a strong candidate for the newcomer album of the year, the next candidate is already lurking around the corner - Enforced. The are guys from Richmond, Virginia and what they deliver with their first longplayer is a blast. The five musicians are not... Continue Reading →

BROILERS announce a new album

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 →

CD review ELLEFSON ‘No Cover’

Megadeth founding member and bass-ace David Ellefson signed a deal with earMUSIC and the first delivery is available at the record stores. It’s an album with cover versions which was also done in cooperation with Combat Records. ‘No Cover’, so the title of this longplayer, builds on an 19 songs featuring tracklist with covers versions... Continue Reading →

CD review CRO-MAGS ‘In the Beginning’

Cro-Mags belong without doubt to the pioneers of hardcore. The history of the genre and the history of the band are deeply connected and when an album called 'Age of Quarrel' was unleashed in 1986, the power of an explosive crossover of punk, metal and crossover became evident. The record is a great piece of... 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 WALTARI ‘Global Rock’

If there is one band on this planet that takes the word ‘crossover’ very serious, than it’s Waltari from Finland. The band, nowadays driven by Kärtsy Hatakka.and Jari Lehtinen, seems to have an endless flow of border-crossing creativity. Not forgotten is the extraordinary ‘Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep C’ album, a... Continue Reading →

CD review SLIME ‘Wem gehört die Angst’

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.

CD review PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES ‘Fuctifano’

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.

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