Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review DEEP PURPLE "Live in Long Beach 1976"

Veröffentlicht am 21. Juni 2016 von Markus W. in Deep Purple, News, CD Review, Classic Rock, Hardrock, Rock

CD review DEEP PURPLE "Live in Long Beach 1976"

(7/10) It's seems like someone sitting on an unlimited treasure box of Deep Purple live recordings. At least you could get this impression by looking back on the various albums that have been published over the last years. Here is another one. "Live in...

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CD review HARM/SHELTER "Paycheck"

Veröffentlicht am 20. Juni 2016 von Markus W. in Harm-Shelter, Hardcore, Punk, News, CD Review, Madball, Hatebreed

CD review HARM/SHELTER "Paycheck"

(7/10) It was five years ago in Giessen, Germany when Harm/Shelter kickstarted their hardcore band. Build on passion for music and wild concerts the guys took things step by step. Their first demo, simply called "Demo", was release in 2012 followed by...

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THE DEAD DAISIES reveal a new video

Veröffentlicht am 19. Juni 2016 von Markus W. in The Dead Daisies, Hardrock, Rock, Sleaze Rock, News, Video, Heavy Metal

THE DEAD DAISIES reveal a new video

The Dead Daisies, a collaboration of various well-known hardrock musicians like Dough Aldrich, John Corabi, Marco Mendoza and more, released their debut a while ago. Getting quite some positive feedback, the guys have been on tour, being the opener for...

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'Noise lebt!' - reissues of the Noise Records back catalogue

Veröffentlicht am 19. Juni 2016 von Markus W. in Noise lebt!, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, News, CD Review, Kreator, Running Wild, Grave Digger, Helloween

'Noise lebt!' - reissues of the Noise Records back catalogue

Normally my level of excitement is rather low when I get "Best of..." albums. In the digital world, when everybody can create their own personal playlist with iTunes, Spotify and others, the meaning of these kind of releases is, let's say, at least limited....

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CD review CRYSTAL PALACE "Dawn of Eternity"

Veröffentlicht am 18. Juni 2016 von Markus W. in Crystal Palace, News, CD Review, Rock, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Ambient, Classic Rock

CD review CRYSTAL PALACE "Dawn of Eternity"

(8/10) Crystal Palace started back in 1994 which means they are more than twenty years in business and their debut "On the Edge of the World" dates back to 1995. However, the guys never had a real break-through and even the hymn for Berlin's icehockey...

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CD/DVD review STEVE HACKETT "The Total Experience - Live in Liverpool"

Veröffentlicht am 17. Juni 2016 von Markus W. in Steve Hackett, Genesis, News, Rock, Prog Rock, New, CD Review, DVD review

CD/DVD review STEVE HACKETT "The Total Experience - Live in Liverpool"

(8/10) Steve Hackett, known from bands like Genesis and GTR, will release a live album that is a well-crafted retrospective on the immense discography of the UK-based guitarist. After having published the latest studio album "Wolflight", Hackett got the...

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CD review JORN "Heavy Rock Radio"

Veröffentlicht am 16. Juni 2016 von Markus W. in Jorn, CD Review, News, Rock, Hardrock, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal, Iron Maiden

CD review JORN "Heavy Rock Radio"

(8/10) 'Another album with coverversions and hopefully better than the latest Hammercult release' ... this was my first thought when I got Jorn's new album. And yes, it is far better. The great rock singer from Norway recorded twelve rock/metal classics...

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CD review RICHARDS/CRANE "Richards/Crane"

Veröffentlicht am 15. Juni 2016 von Markus W. in RichardsCrane, Ugly Kid Joe, Godsmack, News, Acoustic, Rock, Blues, Grunge, CD Review

CD review RICHARDS/CRANE "Richards/Crane"

(7/10) Hmmmm. What to write about this album? Not easy and even after quite some rounds of listening I'm not hundred percent sure when it comes to "Richards/Crane". Richards/Crane is the first album out of a cooperation of Godsmack's Lee Richards and...

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CD review HIGH FIGHTER "Scars & Crosses"

Veröffentlicht am 14. Juni 2016 von Markus W. in High Fighter, News, CD Review, Stoner Rock, Sludge, Doom Metal, Alternative Metal

CD review HIGH FIGHTER "Scars & Crosses"

(8/10) Hamburg Rock City, something that gets proven by various bands with High Fighter being one of them. The career of this quintet began in 2014 when members of A Million Miles, Buffalo Hump and Pyogenesis found together, forming High Fighter. "The...

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CD review SYLVAINE "Wistful"

Veröffentlicht am 13. Juni 2016 von Markus W. in Sylvaine, Post Rock, Ambient, Dark Metal, News, CD Review, Gothic

CD review SYLVAINE "Wistful"

(7/10) In case you're missing all shades of grey provided by autumn then at least there is some acoustic stuff available that brings the dark and melancholic season into your home. The title of Sylvaine's new longplayer is a clear indication of what to...

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SORCERER's EP will be available digital via Metal Blade Records

Veröffentlicht am 12. Juni 2016 von Markus W. in Sorcerer, News, Doom Metal, Heavy Metal, Classic Metal

SORCERER's EP will be available digital via Metal Blade Records

It was in November last year when Swedish doomsters Sorcerer released an independent EP called "Black", featuring 30 minutes of classy doom metal. The disc featured four songs and it was published on CD and vinyl only. Now it's Metal Blade Records that...

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SODOM's new album's called "Decision Day"

Veröffentlicht am 12. Juni 2016 von Markus W. in Sodom, Heavy Metal, News, Thrash Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal

SODOM's new album's called "Decision Day"

German thrash legend Sodom are working on a new release called "Decision Day". Tom Angelripper and his gang put eleven new tracks on this album that is adressing D-Day, linking historic occurences with current world affairs. The album will be released...

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New video for GOOD CHARLOTTE

Veröffentlicht am 12. Juni 2016 von Markus W. in Good Charlotte, Rock, Punkrock, News, Video

New video for GOOD CHARLOTTE

Pop punk rockers Good Charlotte unveiled a new video for "40 oz. Dream". The number is the first single, taken from the upcoming album "Youth Authority" which is the band's sixth record. Release date is July 15. Furthermore Good Charlotte will play a...

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