Check out SACRED REICH’s new song

Legendary thrash metallers Sacred Reich have announced the release date for their highly anticipated new album Awakening. The band's first new music in twenty three years will drop on August 23rd via Metal Blade Records.  The band have also released the title track, 'Awakening', and the accompanying music video today. "Awakening" was premiered by Jose... Continue Reading →

Live report ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2019 – Day 1

Whit weekend means Rock Hard Festival since 2004. The open air festival at Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen has kept its family spirit with many fans of Metal and Rock returning to Gelsenkirchen every year. Also Markus‘ Heavy Music Blog is present and here‘s the report of the great 2019 edition.  It is with Vulture a local act... Continue Reading →

CD review DEATH ANGEL ‘Humanicide’

(8/10) San Francisco-based Metal pioneers Death Angel present their newest piece of work, which is 10 songs containing longplayer that shows the guys from California in excellent shape. A NWoBHM-rooted guitar line starts the opener and it's an ear-splitting scream of frontman Mark Osegueda that transfers the song into aggressive Thrash Metal. The song's a... Continue Reading →

CD review XENTRIX ‘Bury the Pain’

(8/10) You could get the feeling that all the oldschool Thrash Metal formations are coming back - some sooner, some later. UK metallist Xentrix is one of these bands, returning in 2017 with a show the quartet played at Bloodstock Festival. Xentrix is an outfit that started in the mid '80s, with a debut unveiled... Continue Reading →

DESTRUCTION unveil artwork of ‘Born in Perish’

Legendary German thrashers, DESTRUCTION, have revealed the cover artwork to their upcoming 17th studio album, »Born To Perish«.   This stunning visualization was created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary, who has also created artwork for ANNIHILATOR, GRAVE DIGGER, STRATOVARIUS, TANKARD and many more.

CD review EXUMER ‘Hostile Defiance’

(8/10) Since a few years German thrash veterans Exumer are back with excellent thrash metal. After returning in 2012 band released with ‘The Raging Tides’ an excellent album, followed by very energetic live shows. Three years later Mem von Stein and bandmates are back with a new offer. It’s entitled ‘Hostile Defiance’ and comes with... Continue Reading →

Line-up for ROCK HARD FESTIVAL completed

With the announcement of two more bands the 2019 edition of Rock Hard Festival has a full line-up. Next to The Spirit it's US metal pioneers Lizzy Borden being part of the festival. Here are all the bands and the days they perform: Friday, 7.6.WATAINLIZZY BORDENTYGERS OF PAN TANGTHE IDIOTSCHAPEL OF DISEASEVULTURESaturday, 8.6.GAMMA RAY CANNIBAL... Continue Reading →

DEATH ANGEL reveals first album details

Bay Area thrash metal legends Death Angel will release their long-awaited 9th full-length album, ‚Humanicide‘ on May 31st with Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has unveiled the artwork, tracklisting and the record’s first new single, the title track, via visualizer.  With their forthcoming album ‚Humanicide‘, Death Angel has maintained their throne in the universe... Continue Reading →

CD review MEGADETH ‘Warheads on Foreheads’

(*/10) The moment Dave Mustaine and Metallica partedways not that many metalheads could predict a such successful career of the guitarist. I guess almost no one would have said that Mustaine will start an own band that’s still around after more then three decades.  Mustaine, together with Dave Ellefson, Greg Handevist and Dijon Carruthers, represented the... Continue Reading →

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