Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review KREATOR "Coma of Souls" / "Renewal" / "Cause of Conflict" / "Outcast" - reissues

Veröffentlicht am 3. März 2018 von Markus W. in Kreator, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, News, CD Review, Re-releases, Heavy Metal, Coma of Souls, Outcast, Renewal, Cause of Conflict

CD review KREATOR "Coma of Souls" / "Renewal" / "Cause of Conflict" / "Outcast" - reissues

(8/10) (7/10) (7/10) (8/10) German thrash metal pioneers Kreator recently delighted fans with re-releases of the band’s first four classics - “Endless Pain”, Pleasure to Kill”, “Terrible Certainty” and “Extreme Aggression”. These four albums were not...

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CD review OCEANS OF SLUMBER "The Banished Heart"

Veröffentlicht am 2. März 2018 von Markus W. in Oceans Of Slumber, The Banished Heart, News, Century Media, CD Review, Prog Metal, Prog Death Metal, Death Metal

CD review OCEANS OF SLUMBER "The Banished Heart"

(8/10) American Oceans Of Slumber do have already two longplayers on the list of releases up to date. The debut “Aetherial” was published in 2013 followed by “Winter”, the band’s debut for Century Media. After turbulent years in which love, loss, struggle...

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CD review MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST "Ressurection"

Veröffentlicht am 1. März 2018 von Markus W. in Michael Schenker, Michael Schenker Fest, Ressurection, Nuclear Blast, News, Hardrock, Melodic Metal, Heavy Metal, CD Review

CD review MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST "Ressurection"

(8/10) If you didn’t live under a rock for the last decades the name Michael Schenker isn’t something new to you. The iconic guitarist has a long history in metal with many ups and some down. Michael started, together with his brother Rudolf Schenker,...

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Live report SAXON / DIAMOND HEAD / ARMORED DAWN, 013, Tilburg, 27.02.2018

Veröffentlicht am 28. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Saxon, Diamond Head, Armored Dawn, News, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Classic Metal, NWoBHM, 013 Poppodium, Live Review, Live, Tour, Rock Hard Festival

Live report SAXON / DIAMOND HEAD / ARMORED DAWN, 013, Tilburg, 27.02.2018

It was an ice cold February evening when British metal icons Saxon had a stop at 013 in Tilburg to warm up the city with some hot metal riffs. No less than the legendary Diamond Head joined Saxon on their European tour and it was Brazilian metal newcomers...

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CD review IRON REAGN & GATECREEPER - Split

Veröffentlicht am 28. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Iron Reagan, Gatecreeper, Relapse Records, News, Hardcore, Crossover, Punk, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, CD Review

CD review IRON REAGN & GATECREEPER - Split

(7/10) Relapse Records has a split release in the pipeline that sees the light of day beginning of March. Crossover thrashers Iron Reagan share an album with death metal powerhouse Gatecreeper. The latter added three songs to the total while Iron Reagan...

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CD review SACRED LEATHER "Ultimate Force"

Veröffentlicht am 27. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Sacred Leather, Ultimate Force, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Cruz Del Sur, CD Review, News, NWoBHM

CD review SACRED LEATHER "Ultimate Force"

(8/10) Sacred Leather hails from Indianapolis, Indiana and is a metal powerhouse that was formed some years ago. A can’t tell you the exact date, but the first release dates back to 2014 when a single entitled “Hunger in the Night” hit the scene. Since...

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CD review OLD MOTHER HELL "Old Mother Hell"

Veröffentlicht am 26. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Old Mother Hell, Cruz Del Sur, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Epic Metal, News, CD Review

CD review OLD MOTHER HELL "Old Mother Hell"

(8/10) Old Mother Hell? Never heard of them earlier and maybe it‘s the same on your side. Therefor let’s have a quick look into who these guys are. Old Mother Hell is a trio, hailing from Mannheim, Germany. The band was founded in 2015 and formed from...

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CD review VELVET VIPER "Respice Finem"

Veröffentlicht am 25. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Velvet Viper, Heavy Metal, Melodic Metal, News, CD Review, Respice Finem

CD review VELVET VIPER "Respice Finem"

(7/10) The older ones of you are still familiar with the name of Jutta Weinhold. The charismatic singer was the founder of Zed Yago, a German metal outfit that had huge success in the 80's with their debut From Over Yonder". The sophomore record "Pilgrimage"...

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CRADLE OF FILTH and MOONSPELL photos from Haarlem show

Veröffentlicht am 24. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Cradle Of Filth, Moonspell, News, Live, Tour, Dark Metal, Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Patronaat Haarlem

CRADLE OF FILTH and MOONSPELL photos from Haarlem show

Cradle Of Filth and Moonspell played the Patronaat in Haarlem, The Netherlands early February and here are some photos of this excellent show.

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CD review CORELEONI "The Greatest Hits Pt.1"

Veröffentlicht am 24. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Coreleoni, Gotthard, News, CD Review, Frontiers Music, Hardrock, Rock, Classic Rock

CD review CORELEONI "The Greatest Hits Pt.1"

(*/10) Swiss rock outfit Gotthard belongs to the spearhead of European hardrock, celebrating big success with longplayers that went right into the charts. While step by step gaining a lot of new fans, Gotthard’s sound also shifted in parallel more towards...

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CD review DUKES OF THE ORIENT "Dukes of the Orient"

Veröffentlicht am 23. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Dukes Of The Orient, Asia, AOR, Prog Rock, News, CD Review, Rock, Hardrock, Frontiers Music

CD review DUKES OF THE ORIENT "Dukes of the Orient"

(8/10) Very often it’s the pairing of singer and guitarist that leads to a new band or project. Here things are slightly different since Duke Of The Orient is the banner for a collaboration of singer and keyboarder. Vocalist John Payne, known from his...

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CD review THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT "A Deeper Cut"

Veröffentlicht am 23. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in The Temperance Movement, A Deeper Cut, News, Blues, Hardrock, Rock, Earache Records

CD review THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT "A Deeper Cut"

(9/10) The Temperance Movement is a British rock outfit that was founded in 2011 by singer Phil Campbell, guitarist Luke Potashnik and Paul Sayer. The band faced a stellar ascent and it was the debut that went right into the top 12 of the UK charts. The...

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CD review TIEFLADER "Apokalypse jetzt"

Veröffentlicht am 22. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Tieflader, Alec Scholpp, Groove Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, News, CD Review, Apokalypse jetzt, Spinnup

CD review TIEFLADER "Apokalypse jetzt"

(8/10) If you're interested in metal music, and I guess that's what you are since you read Markus' Heavy Music Blog, the name of Alex Scholpp rings a bell. The German guitarist is guitarist of German metal outfit Farmer Boys as well as he worked together...

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CD review DESTRÖYER "Call of the Wild" EP

Veröffentlicht am 22. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Deströyer 666, Thrash Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal, News, CD Review, Call of the Wild, Season Of Mist

CD review DESTRÖYER "Call of the Wild" EP

(8/10) Metal horde Deströyer 666 worked on a new and evil EP entitled "Call of the Wild". As the earlier releases also this 4-track disc doesn't contain any compromises nor it features songs that are heading for the mainstream. "Call of the Wild" is a...

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