Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review DOWN "Down IV part 2" EP

Veröffentlicht am 11. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Down, Doom Metal, Stoner Rock, Sludge, CD Review, News

CD review DOWN  "Down IV part 2" EP

(8/10) As promised Down released part 2 of the announced EP series. Another six anthems from the Louisiana based all-star band. What started many years ago with their highlight "Nola" climaxed in this EP. And Part 2 is a logical continuation for Part...

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Live review KATATONIA (unplugged), P60, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

Veröffentlicht am 10. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Katatonia, Live Review, Anathema, Unplugged, Rock, News, Messenger

Live review KATATONIA (unplugged), P60, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

After quite a while Swedens dark metal band Katatonia decided to go on tour again. I think it is the first time since 2011 that the band plays a few shows. In the meantime things changed, last but not least even the line-up of the band. In a renewed constellation...

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CD review VALLENFYRE "Splinter"

Veröffentlicht am 9. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Vallenfyre, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Paradise Lost, Triptykon, CD Review, News

CD review VALLENFYRE "Splinter"

(9/10) The foundation of Vallenfyre is a very special one. The initiative was taken by Paradise Lost guitarist Greg Mackintosh. He started Vallenfyre as something to compensate the grief about the death of his father. Greg started to write down things...

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Live review HELSTAR, Baroeg, Rotterdam, 08.05.2014

Veröffentlicht am 9. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Helstar, Live Review, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, News

Live review HELSTAR, Baroeg, Rotterdam, 08.05.2014

It was a rainy and stormy night in May when Helstar from Texas stopped for a show in Rotterdam. It was the first show of the small tour. Eight more gigs, which will bring Helstar to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain,..., will follow. According to James...

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CD review ELVENKING "The pagan manifesto"

Veröffentlicht am 7. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Elvenking, Power Metal, Folk Metal, Pagan Metal, CD Review, News

CD review ELVENKING "The pagan manifesto"

( 5/10) Elvenking from Italy. What should I say? Since they are in business since more than 15 years they are definitely doing some things right. They released in all these years seven records and number eight is now available at your record shop. The...

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CD review IQ "The road of bones"

Veröffentlicht am 7. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in CD Review, IQ, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, News

CD review IQ "The road of bones"

(7/10) British prog icon IQ have with "The road of bones" a new album ready for release. After quite some changes in the past the band worked on the new record in almost the original line-up. After 5 years of waiting it was time for some new tunes of...

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CD review CALIFORNIA BRRED "California Breed"

Veröffentlicht am 6. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Glenn Hughes, Hardrock, Blues, California Breed, CD Review, News, Rock

CD review CALIFORNIA BRRED "California Breed"

(8/10) After the Black Country Communion found their end a while ago Glenn Hughes had look for a new challenges. Together with BCC drummer Jason Bonham the bass and volcalist legend started California Breed. So, what was need in addition? True, a guitarist....

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CD review GOLDEN GRASS "The golden grass"

Veröffentlicht am 6. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in The Golden Grass, Blues, Rock, Classic Rock, Hardrock, CD Review, News

CD review GOLDEN GRASS "The golden grass"

(7/10) The Golden Grass from Brooklyn, NY have a new disc out in the record shops. Since it only has five songs and a bit more than 30 minutes running time you can actually see it as a longer EP or a short full-length record. Anyhow, the songs are cool....

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CD review BLACK STONE CHERRY "Magic mountain"

Veröffentlicht am 4. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Black Stone Cherry, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Rock, Hardrock, CD Review, News

CD review BLACK STONE CHERRY "Magic mountain"

(8/10) Three years after "Between the devil and the deep blue sea" the next creative output from Black Stone Cherry is available in the record shops. "Magic mountain" is the name of the disc and it really rocks. It feels like the band used a bit more...

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CD review EPICA "The quantum enigma"

Veröffentlicht am 4. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Epica, Symphonic Metal, CD Review, News

CD review EPICA "The quantum enigma"

(8/10) Another symphonic metal release from a Dutch band. After Within Temptation and Delain we have the new album from Epica in the stores. The sixth album got the name "The quantum enigma". This time the band decided to try out new ways. After working...

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Live review WITHIN TEMPTATION /DELAIN, 03.05.2014, Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam

Veröffentlicht am 4. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Within Temptation, Live Review, Heavy Metal, Rock, Symphonic Metal, News, Delain, Heineken Music Hall

Live review WITHIN TEMPTATION /DELAIN, 03.05.2014, Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam

The Netherlands seem to be THE place to be when it is about female-fronted symphonic metal. What started in the early 90's with The Gathering found it's continuation in bands like Within Temptation, Delain and Epica. Even the Finnish Nightwish have with...

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Interview with Sharon Den Adel from WITHIN TEMPTATION about the current tour

Veröffentlicht am 3. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Within Temptation, Interview, Heavy Metal, Symphonic Metal, News

Interview with Sharon Den Adel from WITHIN TEMPTATION about the current tour

A few days ago I had the chance to have Sharon den Adel from Within Temptation on the phone. Sharon was in Leipzig, Germany at that time, since there was a Within Temptation show on the agenda for the evening. I had the chance to ask her some questions...

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CD review RPWL "Wanted"

Veröffentlicht am 3. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in RPWL, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, CD Review, News

CD review RPWL "Wanted"

(9/10) German prog rockers RPWL released already a few days ago their new album called "Wanted". The five guys from Freising, Germany are an established part of the prog scene and they have in the meantime quite some excellent releases in their discography....

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