Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review HARLOTT "Extinction"

Veröffentlicht am 10. April 2017 von Markus W. in Harlott, News, Speed Metal, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, CD Review, Metal Blade Records

CD review HARLOTT "Extinction"

(8/10) The Bay Area isn't located in Australia but it's the Bay Area metal sound that crossed the ocean. Thrash metal stranded at the Australian East coats and has been picked up by a four-piece band called Harlott. Harlott are Andrew Hudson, Ryan Butler,...

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CD review ALFAHANNE "Det Nye Svarta"

Veröffentlicht am 9. April 2017 von Markus W. in Alfahanne, Rock, Classic Rock, Punkrock, Dark Rock, Gothic, News, Video, CD Review, Heavy Metal, Black Metal

CD review ALFAHANNE "Det Nye Svarta"

(7/10) And if there aren’t enough style in metal alreadt, there’s a new one around since quite a while – ‘Alfapocalyptic Rock’. Created by Swedish rock outfit Alfahanne, the style combines different variations of metal and rock. There are some black metal...

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CD review NIGHTRAGE "The Venomous"

Veröffentlicht am 8. April 2017 von Markus W. in Nightrage, Despotz Records, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Thrash Metal, News, CD Review

CD review NIGHTRAGE "The Venomous"

(8/10) Nightrage belongs to the group of bands that, with a high level of motivation, is releasing records on a constant base. In 2003 the debut “Sweet Vengeance” hit the surface, an album that remains as being the reference record for everything that...

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CD review AXEL RUDI PELL "The Ballads V"

Veröffentlicht am 8. April 2017 von Markus W. in Axel Rudi Pell, Steamhammer, Rock, Hardrock, News, CD Review, Bang Your Head, Ballads, Live, Classic Rock

CD review AXEL RUDI PELL "The Ballads V"

(8/10) Normally this kind of records have a street date that's a few weeks before Christmas because they can act as nice presents for people that don’t want to do something wrong. Longplayers, filled with ballads, are a safe bet since this kind of songs...

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CD review NIGHT DEMON "Darkness Remains"

Veröffentlicht am 7. April 2017 von Markus W. in Night Demon, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal, US Metal, NWoBHM, CD Review, Steamhammer, SPV

CD review NIGHT DEMON "Darkness Remains"

(8/10) Actually what happened over the last five years was the opposite of 'darkness remains'. It was in 2011 when the trio from Ventura, California started in darkness with a smaller fan base. The first ray of spotlight hit the band when they unveiled...

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CD review ECLIPSE "Monumentum"

Veröffentlicht am 6. April 2017 von Markus W. in Eclipse, Melodic Metal, Heavy Metal, Hardrock, News, CD Review, Frontiers Music, Rock

CD review ECLIPSE "Monumentum"

(8/10) 2 years after having published their latest longplayer “Armageddon”, Swedish melodic metal outfit Eclipse has a new records in the blocks. Erik Maårtensson, Magnus Henriksson, Philip Crunser and Magnus Ulfstedt wrote eleven new songs, at least...

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CD review DEEP PURPLE "inFinite"

Veröffentlicht am 5. April 2017 von Markus W. in Deep Purple, News, CD Review, earMusic, Hardrock, Rock, Classic Rock, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice

CD review DEEP PURPLE "inFinite"

(9/10) I think that there's no one who doesn’t know Deep Purple. And even the ones that lived under a rock for the last 4 decades of rock at least heard a classic rock song called “Smoke on the Water”. Ian Gillan and Co. are belonging to the generation...

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CD review ASSIMILATION "The Laws of Power"

Veröffentlicht am 4. April 2017 von Markus W. in Assimilation, SOAL, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, News, CD Review, Heavy Metal

CD review ASSIMILATION "The Laws of Power"

(7/10) Vancouver, British Colambia is the hometown of this death metal powerhouse that comes up with oldschool metal. Death metal roots and thrash influences are blended, leading to ten songs that all made it on the band's debut. After having published...

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FOREIGNER announces "40"

Veröffentlicht am 4. April 2017 von Markus W. in Foreigner, Hardrock, Rock, Classic Rock, News, Tour, Live

FOREIGNER announces "40"

Hardrock dinosaurs Foreigner will celebrate the bands 40th anniversary with a collection of remastered classics. The album that comes via Rhino/WMG will include 40 songs (23 tracks on the vinyl edition) and it goes without saying that hits like “Cold...

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CD review THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM "The Doomsday Kingdom"

Veröffentlicht am 4. April 2017 von Markus W. in The Doomsday Kingdom, Doom Metal, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, NWoBHM, CD Review, Candlemass, Leif Edling, Avatarium, News

CD review THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM "The Doomsday Kingdom"

(9/10) It's hard to keep track of all the bands and releases being the brainchild of Swedish master of doom Leif Edling. The iconic bass player became famous with Candlemass, a band that heavily influenced doom bands all over the world. Next to this metal...

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CD review ROYAL THUNDER "Wick"

Veröffentlicht am 3. April 2017 von Markus W. in Royal Thunder, Classic Rock, Hardrock, Rock, Alternative Rock, News, CD Review, Spinefarm Records

CD review ROYAL THUNDER "Wick"

(9/10) The first time I took notice of Royal Thunder was two years ago when the four piece band from Atlanta. Georgia released an album called “Crooked Doors”. I was very impressed of what I got to hear. Royal Thunder released an album that was build...

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GIN FIZZY pics from their show in De Lier, The Netherlands

Veröffentlicht am 2. April 2017 von Markus W. in Gin Fizzy, Thin Lizzy, Rock, Hardrock, Live Review, Classic Rock, News, Live, Tour

GIN FIZZY pics from their show in De Lier, The Netherlands

Gin Fizzy is a Dutch cover band who did a show on April 1st in De Lier, The Netherlands. The five-piece band played the entire "Live and Dangerous" album from classic rock legends Thin Lizzy. Here are some pics from this night. Gin Fizzy are: Vincent...

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CD review HEAVY TIGER "Glitter"

Veröffentlicht am 2. April 2017 von Markus W. in Heavy Tiger, Rock, Hardrock, Classic Rock, News, CD Review, Wild Kingdom, Punkrock, Glam Rock

CD review HEAVY TIGER "Glitter"

(7/10) The albums’ named “Glitter”, the girls wear a lot of glitter and the remaining question is, how shiny the new record is. “Glitter” is the second disc from Stockholm-based trio Heavy Tiger. It was two years ago, almost to date, when the three-piece...

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CD review WARBRINGER "Woe to the Vanquished"

Veröffentlicht am 1. April 2017 von Markus W. in Warbringer, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, News, CD Review, Napalm Records

CD review WARBRINGER "Woe to the Vanquished"

(8/10) Thrash metal and the Bay Area are more than strongly connected. But the American West coast has more places that act as the home base for good metal bands. Ventura, California is one of these places. It’s the hometown of thrash metal machine Warbringer...

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