CD review SACRED REICH ‘Awakening’

(9/10) 23 years after having released with 'Heal' their so far latest album and after having played quite an amount of live shows over the last years, Sacred Reich is back with a whole new studio release. 'Awakening' is just their fifth album, it has to compete with genre defining longplayer such as 'Ignorance' and... Continue Reading →

CD review DESTRUCTION ‘Born to Perish’

(9/10) The ones of you that doesn’t know Destruction yet (are there any?) better fasten your seatbelt before pressing the ‘Start-button and all the other, go wild with this album. German Metal pioneers Destruction belong, together with Kreator and Sodom, to the spearhead of German Thrash Metal.  Starting in 1982 as Knight Of Demon a... Continue Reading →

CD review THE OFFERING ‘HOME’

(8/10) The Offering is a fairly new player in the fields of Metal. The band, hailing from Boston, MA, started in 2015 and consists out of Steve Finn (d), Nishad George (g), Alex Richichi (v) and Spencer Metela (b), the latter joining the band last year. The Offering has so far an EP in the... Continue Reading →

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.

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