New bands announced for NORD Open Air in Essen

Nord Open Air in Essen celebrates this year its 10th anniversary. The dates are with July 26th and 27th fixed and also the line-up for the two days gets more and more concrete. With Madball and The Adicts two new acts have been announced. The line-up so far: The AdictsSodomMotor JesusMadballThe OtherGrand MagusSlapshotUndertowGruesomeDeserted Fear Destroy... Continue Reading →

MHMB – Top 20 longplayers 2018

The metallic year 2018 is coming closer to an end, giving space for a promising 2019. It's a good moment to look back and here are my favorite 20 longplayers of 2018. 1.Heir Apparent - The View from Below2.Fifth Angel - The Third Secret3.Metal Church - Damned If You Do4.Judas Priest - Firepower5.Ultha - The... Continue Reading →

CD review UNDERTOW ‘Reap the Storm’

(9/10) A lot of things happened since Undertow released their seventh album „In Deepest Silence“. A line-up change took place in 2017 when longtime member Thomas Jentsch left Undertow and a successor needed to be found rather quickly. At that time recording activities have been planned already and things shouldn‘t face major delays. Fortunately Andreas... Continue Reading →

Track-by-Track: UNDERTOW ‘Reap the Storm’

German metal veterans Undertow spend quite some time in the studio for recording their next power strike, entitled 'Reap the Storm'. The album will be released on September 21st, via El Puerto Records.  Markus 'Brandy' Brand and Joachim 'Joschi' Baschin spend some time with Markus Heavy Music Blog and did a track-by-track session, giving more... Continue Reading →

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