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 →

GEODA unveils a new video, feat. Steve Di Giorgio and Dirk Verbeuren

Argentina’s organic death metallers Geoda - feat. fretless guru Steve Di Giorgio and Dirk Verbeuren on drums - have released their first official video for the song "The Magic Mountain", taken from Geoda's upcoming album "Here and Now", coming out on June 7th. Geoda are:Facundo Lopez: Guitar/VocalsSteve Di Giorgio: BassDirk Verbeuren: Drums

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 WAR CURSE ‘Eradication’

(8/10) War Curse, hailing from Ohio, is a rather new band. The guys founded the band in 2013 and already two years later the debut 'Final Days' was shipped to the record stores. This first sign of life draw the attention of Svart Records and after having inked a deal with the label the five-piece... Continue Reading →

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 →

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