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 →
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 →
To introduce Motörhead is like carrying sand to the beach. If you haven’t lived under rock for the last decades you couldn’t miss the band and their legendary frontman Lemmy Kilmister. Although Lemmy passed away far to early a few years ago there is still material available that faces a release. In this case it... Continue Reading →
’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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
It was 40 years ago that a group of young metal heads from Stourbridge, England released a debut album that was recorded in seven days and came without frills and decoration. Without getting full support, the album didn’t get the attention music and songs deserved. ‘Lightning to the Nations’, so the title of Diamond Head’s... Continue Reading →
A prequel, known from several movie series, is now also coming from a band that belonged to the main acts in melodic Metal in the '80s ... Dokken. 'Breaking the Chains' is the title of the fulminant debut album that paved the way for another three longplayers that had big impact on this genre. After... Continue Reading →
'Born Innocent' is the anticipated new Alcatrazz album. It features excellent music, written and recorded by passionate and experienced musicians that still follow their heart, which is driven by the beat of Rock'n'Roll.
It wasn’t always multi-platinum sales and stadium gigs for Dokken. There was a first-phase and there were early days, and it is those bold first steps to stardom which are celebrated comprehensively on Dokken’s The Lost Songs: 1978-1981 album, out on August 28th 2020 through Silver Lining Music. Featuring spectacular sleeve art by renowned US artist Tokyo Hiro (Motörhead,... Continue Reading →
Mike Lepond and his enthusiastic band mates show once again how well done and powerful heavy metal should sound. Without losing the basic structures, LePond gives this album so many twists and turns that you want to press the start button again.
Soundwise Buffalo Summer is rooted in Hard Rock of the '70s/'80s with bands Like Led Zeppelin, Free and Whitesnake being a strong source of inspiration. The quartet uses these influences and connect them with a modern sound, leading to grooving and dynamic songs like 'Hit the Ground Running' and 'Deep Water'.
'School of Hard Knocks' is a authentic album without frills. It's an album that carries street life vibes and is done with a down-to-earth mindset. In this way it reflects exactly what Biff Byford stands for, making 'School of Hard Knocks' to a real Byford solo album.
Canadian guitar wizard Jeff Waters started Annihilator more than 30 years ago. He and the band went through all the ups and downs in Metal, surviving even the challenging '90s and to me there are two main factors for this decades-bridging success. There is Waters' 100% dedication to Metal, an energy that he never lost... Continue Reading →