Review ANN WILSON ‘Fierce Bliss’

Ann Wilson belongs to the group of singers with a really distinctive voice. She, together with her sister Nancy, is an anchor point of Heart’s music and songs like the stellar ‘Barracuda’ show the entire potential of these two queens of rock music. This time Ann Wilson launches a solo release called ‘Fierce Bliss’. The... Continue Reading →

SOEN announce ‘Live From Atlantis Grammofon Studios’ worldwide stream 

Further to the unavoidable and unfortunate postponement of their 2021 European IMPERIAL TOUR, the provocative and engaging Swedish-based metal group SOEN announce 'Live From Atlantis Grammofon Studios', a worldwide and exclusive on-demand stream recorded live event which will take place on February 18th 2022 at 8:00 pm CET/EST/AEDT. “This is something we have had in our minds for a very... Continue Reading →

Review SAXON ‘Carpe Diem’

Looking at Saxon's new studio album, you wonder who made the decision for the artwork. The band had always chosen appealing motifs for the packaging of their records, but this time it is an almost childlike drawing with two Roman soldiers standing on a wall looking uninspired into the distance. A certain reference to the... Continue Reading →

SAXON announce ‘Carpe Diem’

The title of the upcoming Saxon longplayer couldn't have been chosen better, considering the times we are in since a few months. 'Carpe Diem', that's the name of Saxon's 23rd album which contains ten new songs. The album will be released on February 4th, 2022 and comes through Silver Lining Music. The title track has... Continue Reading →

Review ALCATRAZZ ‘V’

A consistent line-up isn’t exactly what Alcatrazz stands for and considering a four years lasting first era of the band doesn’t speak for a stability either. This is a pity since the music that has been released by the band was always good stuff and a treat for metal fans. This was one of the... Continue Reading →

Review HEAVY WATER ‘Red Brick City’

Like father like son. That could be the header for the debut album of Heavy Water. The band premiers on July 23rd with ‘Red Brick City and although the outfit is a rather new one, the names behind this moniker are well-known. Heavy Water is the lockdown project of Saxon’s legendary frontman Biff Byford und his... Continue Reading →

HEAVY WATER, a father and son project

If you wonder what Saxon's Biff Byford and his son Seb did during the COVID-lockdown, they worked on songs for a project called Heavy Water. 'Red Brick City' is the title of their full-length album that will be in the record stores on July 23rd and comes via Silver Lining. Today, the title title track... Continue Reading →

CD review BUDDERSIDE ‘Spiritual Voilence’

’Spiritual Violence’ is the new longplayer from Budderside, a band that premiered with a self-titled debut in 2016. It took a while for the guys to unleash their sophomore record but now it’s in sight. ’Spiritual Violence’ ends the waiting time and what we can state right away, with 39 minutes it’s again not an... Continue Reading →

CD review SAXON ‘Inspirations’

That Saxon can not only write brilliant heavy metal anthems, but also do good cover versions is known since 1988. The 'Destiny' album opens with 'Ride Like the Wind', a Christopher Cross classic that Saxon sets perfectly into scene. Now, it seems like Biff Byford and bandmates have been going through their own record collections... Continue Reading →

SAXON unleash ‘Paperback Writer’

British metal pioneers Saxon will release an album entitled 'Inspirations' on March 19th via Silver Lining Music. The NWoBHM icons went through their record collections and distilled songs that influenced band and musicians. One of these songs is 'Paperback Writer', orginally a The Beatles song, which is now unleashed as a single taken from 'Inspirations'.... Continue Reading →

CD review SOEN ‘Imperial’

Super group and super project are rather inflationary used adjectives for the collaboration of various well-known musicians. Such a cooperation started at the beginning of the new millennium and was officially launched under the name of Soen in 2010. Former Opeth drummer Martin Lopez started Soen together with Steve Di Giorgio, Joel Ekelöf and Kim... Continue Reading →

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