Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review THUNDERMOTHER "Thundermother"

Veröffentlicht am 21. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Thundermother, Heavy Metal, Hardrock, Classic Rock, CD Review, News, Despotz Records

CD review THUNDERMOTHER "Thundermother"

(8/10) Thundermother released their sophomore longplayer "Road Fever" in 2015 and between then and now quite some things happened. It's almost the entire line-up that went through a process of renewal with Guitarist and founder Filippa Nässil being the...

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CD review NECROPHOBIC "Mark of the Necrogram"

Veröffentlicht am 20. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Mark of the Necrogram, Necrophobic, Death Metal, Black Metal, Thrash Metal, News, Century Media, CD Review

CD review NECROPHOBIC "Mark of the Necrogram"

(8/10) Swedish metal horde Necrophobic belongs to the pioneers of Swedish death metal with roots going back to the late 80’s. It was in 1989 in Swedens capitol Stockholm when this quintet was formed by David Parland and Joakim Sterner and it was Slayer’s...

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CD review WILSON & WAKEMAN "The Sun Will Dance in its Twilight Hour"

Veröffentlicht am 19. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Damian Wilson, Adam Wakeman, Wilson & Wakeman, The Sun Will Dance in its Twilight Hour, Rock, Acoustic, News, Blacklake, CD Review

CD review WILSON & WAKEMAN "The Sun Will Dance in its Twilight Hour"

(9/10) For the second time Damian Wilson and Adam Wakeman combines forces for releasing a new longplayer. "The Sun Will Dance in its Twilight Hour" will be published on February 16th this year and feature ten new songs of this extraordinary duo. One of...

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CD review LETTERS FROM THE COLONY "Vignette"

Veröffentlicht am 18. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Letters From The Colony, News, Death Metal, Math Metal, Prog Metal, Nuclear Blast, CD Review

CD review LETTERS FROM THE COLONY "Vignette"

(9/10) I guess you can only write extreme music if, in one or another way, extreme things happened in your life. Now, why am I mentioning this. Swedish death metal outfit Letters Of The Colony is very much into extreme metal and one ‚extreme‘ is coming...

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CD review PUREST OF PAIN "Solipsis"

Veröffentlicht am 17. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Purest Of Pain, CD Review, News, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Merel Bechtold, Delain, Mayan

CD review PUREST OF PAIN "Solipsis"

(9/10) Purest Of Pain is a melodic death metal outfit, hailing from The Netherlands. The five-piece band was founded in 2008 and released so far an EP and a 7". Ten years after having started Purest Of Pain the five guys have the debut right in the starting...

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SODOM confirmed for ROCK HARD festival with new line-up

Veröffentlicht am 16. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Sodom, New Line-Up, Thrash Metal, Rock Hard Festival, News, Heavy Metal, Tour, Live, Traitor

SODOM confirmed for ROCK HARD festival with new line-up

Photo: Monsterpics German metal pioneers Sodom are confirmed for this year's Rock Hard festival and what's even better is the fact that it will be the very first show in the new line-up. Sodom grew to a quartet that includes no less than Frank Blackfire...

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CD review WE SELL THE DEAD "Heaven Doesn't Want You and Hell is Full"

Veröffentlicht am 16. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in We Sell The Dead, In Flames, Spiritual Beggars, HIM, Modern Metal, Modern Rock, News, earMUSIC, Heaven Doesn't Want You and Hell is Full, CD Review

CD review WE SELL THE DEAD "Heaven Doesn't Want You and Hell is Full"

(8/10) You might not heard of this band before and therefor we need to have a look into who these guys are. Actually we are talking about well-known names in rock and metal. We Sell The Dead is no less than Niclas Engeling (In Flames), Gas Lipstick (ex-HIM),...

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CD review ARMORED DAWN "Barbarians in Black"

Veröffentlicht am 15. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Armored Dawn, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, News, AFM, CD Review

CD review ARMORED DAWN "Barbarians in Black"

(5/10) Brazilian metal outfit Armored Dawn was founded in 2011 and it took the guys 5 long years till their debut saw the light of day. “Power of Warrior” was the title of this album and I have to admit that I missed it. What I didn’t miss though was...

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CD review IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC "Anywhere Loud"

Veröffentlicht am 14. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Imperial State Electric, Anywhere Loud, Hardrock, Classic Rock, Vintage, News, CD Review, Psychout Records

CD review IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC "Anywhere Loud"

(*/10) Swedish rock powerhouse Imperial State Electric released a few really good studio albums of which the excellent "All Through the Night" was the latest one that hit the record stores. With these great records in their backpack it's a given that...

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CD review DON BROCO "technology"

Veröffentlicht am 13. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Don Broco, Modern Metal, Modern Rock, Crossover, News, Sharptone Records, CD Review, Hardrock, Alternative Rock

CD review DON BROCO "technology"

(7/10) I don‘t know why, but when I heard the band name Don Broco my association was a hard rocking outfit that fits sound wise best in a bar that is filled with a s smoky air, beer and sweat. The bigger was my disappointment while listening to the opener....

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CD review THERION "Beloved Antichrist"

Veröffentlicht am 12. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Therion, Beloved Antichrist, Rock Opera, Nuclear Blast, News, CD Review, Heavy Metal, Symphonic Metal

CD review THERION "Beloved Antichrist"

(7/10) Therion has a long history in metal. Founded by Swedish multi-instrumentalist Christofer Johnsson, Therion began as a death metal band before slowly shifting toward symphonic metal. After having released a debut album in 1991, entitled "Of Darkness...",...

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CD review ANGRA "ØMNI"

Veröffentlicht am 11. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Angra, ØMNI, earMUSIC, Symphonic Metal, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, News, CD Review

CD review ANGRA "ØMNI"

(8/10) 2018 is the year Angra opens a new chapter in their career - „Ømni“. This is the title of Angra’s new album that comes up to surface mid-February via earMUSIC. The new album follows the “Secret Garden” release from 2015 and as the predecessor also...

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CD review MIKE LEPOND'S SILENT ASSASSIN "Pawn and Prophecy"

Veröffentlicht am 10. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Mike LePond's Silent Assassin, Pawn and Prophecy, Frontiers Music, News, CD Review, Heavy Metal, Prog Metal, Power Metal

CD review MIKE LEPOND'S SILENT ASSASSIN "Pawn and Prophecy"

(9/10) If bass wizard Mike LePond and metal siren Alan Tecchio combine forces the result can’t be anything else than excellent and progressive heavy metal. After having released the critical acclaimed debut “Mike LePond’s Silent Assassin” in 2014 the...

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CD review LIONE/CONTI "Lione/Conti"

Veröffentlicht am 9. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Lione-Conti, Hardrock, News, Rock, Melodic Metal, Frontiers Music, CD, Melodic Rock

CD review LIONE/CONTI "Lione/Conti"

(7/10) As the band's name predicts, Lione/Conti consists out of no less than Fabio Lione and Alessandro Conti, both having an history with Rhapsody / Rhapsody Of Fire. In addition Alessandro Conti is also part of Italian power metal outfit Trick Or Treat,...

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