Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review SUPERSUCKERS "Holdin' the Bag"

Veröffentlicht am 6. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Supersuckers, Eddie Spaghetti, Rock, Southern Rock, Hardrock, Country, Folk, News, CD Review

CD review SUPERSUCKERS "Holdin' the Bag"

(8/10) It was a tough time for Supersuckers mainman Eddie Spaghetti. The singer and bassman has been confronted with the diagnosis of cancer, right at the time when the band's newest album was ready to be released. Eddie went into a period of treatment...

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TREMONTI festival dates for Europe

Veröffentlicht am 5. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Tremonti, Alter Bridge, Alternative Metal, Tour, News, Heavy Metal, Modern Metal, Post Grunge

TREMONTI festival dates for Europe

Tremonti announced a few festival dates for Europe. Here they are: 27/5/16 - GER, Gelsenkirschen Rock in Revier 29/5/15 - GER, Munich Rockavaria 05/6/16 - AUT, Vienna Rock In Vienna 10/6/16 - FRA, Paris Download 12/6/16 - UK, Download Fest 17/6/16 - FRA,...

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New ZAKK WYLDE solo album in April

Veröffentlicht am 5. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne, Heavy Metal, Hardrock, Rock, Black Label Society, News

New ZAKK WYLDE solo album in April

Zakk Wylde will release an new solo album. It will be called "Book of Shadows II" and the announced release date will be April 8th, 2016. The record will be his first solo release in 20 years, following "Book of Shadows" from 1996. Stay tuned for more.... Photo:...

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CD review MASTER "An Epiphany of Hate"

Veröffentlicht am 5. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Master, Paul Speckman, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, News, CD Review

CD review MASTER "An Epiphany of Hate"

(8/10) Paul Speckman is Master and Master is Paul Speckman. Both, Speckman and his band, stand for oldschool death metal. More than 30 years, 12 records and several EPs' are on Master's credit side and the next longplayer is in the starting blocks, ready...

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CD review THE MUTE GODS "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me"

Veröffentlicht am 4. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in The Mute Gods, Prog Rock, Rock, Classic Rock, News, CD Review

CD review THE MUTE GODS "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me"

(8/10) The Mute Gods are new to me. I haven't heard of the guys before, considering the founding date of 2014 also not a too big surprise. So I was very curiously looking forward to listen to their debut "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me". I have to admit...

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CD review DREAM THEATER "The Astonishing"

Veröffentlicht am 3. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Dream Theater, News, CD Review, Heavy Metal, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Rock Opera, Concept

CD review DREAM THEATER "The Astonishing"

(8/10) Dream Theater enters almost new territory with their new double header "The Astonishing". It's the second time that the New York-based band releases a concept album that is, this time, spread out over two CD's ("Scenes from a Memory" has been the...

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Metal Easter at the PAASPOP festival

Veröffentlicht am 2. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Paaspop, Festival, Tour, Monster Magnet, Exodus, News, Powerwolf, Baroness

Metal Easter at the PAASPOP festival

Are you done with traditional Easter parties? Than this is an alternative for you. Each year the Paaspop ('Easterpop' in English) takes place in Schijndel, The Netherlands. Paaspop started in 1978 is one of the oldest festivals - and it's one of the earliest...

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CD review THE RESISTANCE "Coup De Grace"

Veröffentlicht am 2. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in The Resistance, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, News, CD Review, Heavy Metal, In Flames, The Haunted

CD review THE RESISTANCE "Coup De Grace"

(7/10) Can you resist The Resistance? Some of you maybe can, but I think that at least fans of former releases of this Swedish band will also like this one. And the guys are quick. Not even a year after having released the "Torture Tactics" EP the new...

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CD review AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED "Arc"

Veröffentlicht am 2. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Grindcore, Hardcore, News, CD Review, Sludge, Doom Metal

CD review AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED "Arc"

(7/10) What a name: Agoraphobic Nosebleed. I wasn't very familiar with the band since grindcore noramlly isn't my true love. It was the band's name that made me curious when I got this album that is actually an EP. Three songs have been put on "Arc"and...

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CD review EXUMER "The Raging Tide"

Veröffentlicht am 2. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Exumer, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, News, CD Review

CD review EXUMER "The Raging Tide"

(8/10) Four years after having released "Fire & Damnation" Mem v. Stein and his thrash gang releases a new longplayer called "The Raging Tide". But Exumer's history starts far earlier. The German thrash veterans published their debut called "Possessed...

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CULT OF LUNA will release "Mariner"

Veröffentlicht am 1. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Cult Of Luna, Post Rock, News, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Punkrock, Rock

CULT OF LUNA will release "Mariner"

With their mindmelting eighth epos, Cult Of Luna & Julie Christams brings you to the outer rim of the ever expanding boundaries of the cosmos - where the rules of man is not applicable and the cold, dark nothing envelops the harsh realities of the un...

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KAMPFAR wins Norwegian Grammy

Veröffentlicht am 1. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Kampfar, News, Black Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal

KAMPFAR wins Norwegian Grammy

After over 20 years digging in the bile and muck of the underground these four hellblazers receive the acclaim they deserve. At the Spellemann 2015 (Norwegian Grammy) they were pitted against greats such as Enslaved and Tsjuder, but managed to run away...

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Pics from STAGGERING LEECH live

Veröffentlicht am 1. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Staggering Leech, Rock, Hardrock, Southern Rock, News

Pics from STAGGERING LEECH live

German hard rocker Staggering Leech played a show in Hamburg last night when the four-piece opened for the Pussycat Boys. Here are some pics from the show. Photos: Fanny Gellert

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CD review CAULDRON "In Ruin"

Veröffentlicht am 1. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Cauldron, Dokken, Bonfire, Heavy Metal, Melodic Metal, Power Metal, US Metal, News, CD Review

CD review CAULDRON "In Ruin"

(7/10) Canadian powerhouse Cauldron is back with "In Ruin", their new longplayer that features nine new tracks. The guys from Toronto released their last full-length album back in 2012 and in the meantime it was only an EP from 2014 that was published....

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