Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review THE RAVEN AGE "Darkness Will Rise"

Veröffentlicht am 21. März 2017 von Markus W. in The Raven Age, Metalcore, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, News, CD Review

CD review THE RAVEN AGE "Darkness Will Rise"

(7/10) Being 'the son of' can open doors, but it can be a burden too. When it comes to Raven Age it's Steve Harris' (Iron Maiden) son George that is part of The Raven Age, being one of the two guitarist of the band. The guys had up to date one EP out...

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Live Report DANKO JONES /AUDREY HORNE, Melkweg, Amsterdam, 19.03.2017

Veröffentlicht am 20. März 2017 von Markus W. in Danko Jones, Audrey Horne, News, Hardrock, Rock, Roc'n'Roll, Melkweg, Live Review, Live, Punkrock

Live Report DANKO JONES /AUDREY HORNE, Melkweg, Amsterdam, 19.03.2017

Both bands, Danko Jones as well as Audrey Horne, are coming back to The Netherlands on a regular base; this year playing two shows in 'tulip country'; one in Tilburg on Saturday night followed by this gig in Amsterdam a day later. Bergen-based hardrockers...

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CD review SINNER "Tequila Suicide"

Veröffentlicht am 20. März 2017 von Markus W. in Sinner, AFM Records, Heavy Metal, Melodic Metal, News, Classic Rock, Thin Lizzy, Hardrock, Blues, Mat Sinner, CD Review

CD review SINNER "Tequila Suicide"

(8/10) I'm not sure if there are busier musicians in German rock/metal than Mat Sinner. Primal Fear, Voodoo Circle, ... are outfits that include the Swabian bass player on the four string guitar and sometimes also as being producer too. Next to all these...

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CD review NIGHT RANGER "Don't Let Up"

Veröffentlicht am 19. März 2017 von Markus W. in Nightranger, News, AOR, Hardrock, Rock, CD Review, Frontiers Music

CD review NIGHT RANGER "Don't Let Up"

(8/10) San Francisco has the Bay Area and Bay Area is closely connected to thrash metal. But San Francisco is also the cradle of melodic rock dinosaurs Night Ranger. Brad Gillis, Jack Blades and Kelly Keagy started the band in California back in 1981...

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Live report DELAIN/AEVERIUM, P60, Amstelveen, 17.03.2017

Veröffentlicht am 18. März 2017 von Markus W. in Delain, Aeverium, Melodic Metal, Symphonic Metal, News, Live Review, Live, Napalm Records, Heavy Metal, Hardrock, Rock, P60

Live report DELAIN/AEVERIUM, P60, Amstelveen, 17.03.2017

Three weeks prior to Delain's co-headliner North America tour with Hammerfall the Dutch six-piece band embarked on a small Dutch club tour. Having played already three sows with two more to come, Delain also stopped in Amstelveen's P60, a nice venue in...

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CD review BONFIRE "Byte the Bullet"

Veröffentlicht am 18. März 2017 von Markus W. in Bonfire, Heavy Metal, Hardrock, Melodic Metal, UDR, News, CD Review

CD review BONFIRE "Byte the Bullet"

(8/10) The comeback of German rockers Bonfire is quite impressive. The band went through some ups and downs over time, releasing records under header of Bonfire as well as Lessmann/Zeller and EZ Livin’, to mention just some. However, Bonfire never came...

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CD review ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO "Live Unbound"

Veröffentlicht am 17. März 2017 von Markus W. in Alex Skolnick Trio, AST, CD Review, Jazz, Testament, Rock, Scorpions, Aerosmith, News

CD review ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO "Live Unbound"

(*/10) I have to admit that jazz normally doesn't belong to my favorite styles of music and when entering the world of free jazz even leads to confusion. However, this album is maybe the foot in the door to jazz music. It’s not that it's the songs itself...

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New QUIET RIOT album delayed till later this year

Veröffentlicht am 16. März 2017 von Markus W. in Quiet Riot, Hardrock, Sleaze Rock, Rock, News, Tour, Live, Frontiers Music

New QUIET RIOT album delayed till later this year

Following the departure of singer Seann Nicols from Quiet Riot , both Frontiers Music Srl and band leader Frankie Banali have made the joint decision to delay the release of the new Quiet Riot album, “Road Rage” until later this summer. Both the band...

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CD review VENENUM "Trance of Death"

Veröffentlicht am 16. März 2017 von Markus W. in Venenum, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, CD, News, Sepulchral Records, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal

CD review VENENUM "Trance of Death"

(9/10) Venenum isn't really new in the world of metal since their first EP was already released in the beginning of this decade. At this early stage the songs on this first disc showed some potential and it's amazing what the four guys achieved between...

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CD review Tim Bowness "Lost in the Ghost Light"

Veröffentlicht am 15. März 2017 von Markus W. in Tim Bowness, Rock, Prog Rock, News, CD Review, InsideOut

CD review Tim Bowness "Lost in the Ghost Light"

(9/10) Let me paint an imaginary picture for you. You see a green meadow, surrounded by bushes in different heights. In the distance you see some hills, slightly covered in an late afternoon haze. In the front there’s an older tree that shows some scars...

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CD review BLACK MAP "In Droves"

Veröffentlicht am 14. März 2017 von Markus W. in Black Map, Alternative Rock, Post Metal, Alternative Metal, News

CD review BLACK MAP "In Droves"

(8/10) The Bay Area stands for more than just being the cradle of thrash metal. Also alternative rock/metal has a home in San Fransisco, California and one of the protagonists is Black Map. The trio has released first EP and the debut some years ago and...

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CD review WOLFHEART "Tyhiyys"

Veröffentlicht am 13. März 2017 von Markus W. in Wolfheart, Viking Metal, Thrash Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal

CD review WOLFHEART "Tyhiyys"

(8/10) Finnish Viking metal unit Wolfheart comes wit their third longplayer, continuing their journey through Finnish mythology and harsh metal. The debut from 2013, which was re-released in 2014 by Spinefarm, brought Tuomas Saukonnen and his gang into...

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CD review BATTLE BEAST "Bringer of Pain"

Veröffentlicht am 12. März 2017 von Markus W. in Battle Beast, News, CD Review, Nuclear Blast, Melodic Metal, Symphonic Metal, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Hardrock

CD review BATTLE BEAST "Bringer of Pain"

(8/10) Finnish metal outfit Battle Beast sticks to their pattern for realising new records. It’s every second year that a new longplayer from melodic metal band sees the light of day and since “Unholy Savior” came out in 2015 it’s 2017 being the year...

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