Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review VISIGOTH "Conqueror's Oath"

Veröffentlicht am 8. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Visigoth, Conqueror's Oath, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, US Metal, Metal Blade, News, CD Review

CD review VISIGOTH "Conqueror's Oath"

(8/10) It was three years ago, when Visigoth debuted with “The Revenant King”. The album was acclaimed by fans and media who were hungry for traditional metal. Such a positive response was motivation enough to continue the journey. It the guys 36 month...

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CD review LISTENER "Being Empty - Being Filled"

Veröffentlicht am 7. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Listener, Being Empty Being Filled, Rock, Garage Rock, Hardrock, Alternative Rock, News, CD Review

CD review LISTENER "Being Empty - Being Filled"

(6/10) Listener started as a one man project, being the brainchild of Dan Smith. This was in 2002 and over time Listener evolved to a rock band that also includes Jon Terrey, Kris Rochelle and Tim Stickrod. Up to date Listener released several longplayers...

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CD review VOJD "The Outer Ocean"

Veröffentlicht am 6. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Vojd, The Outer Ocean, High Roller Records, News, Hardrock, Classic Rock

CD review VOJD "The Outer Ocean"

(8/10) What feels like something new isn't necessarily what it seems to be. Now, Vojd is definitely a new rock outfit with a line-up that's very well known. Vojd is no less than 1/2 of Swedish metal outfit Black Trip. The guys released two excellent records...

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CD review HÄMATOM "Bestie der Freiheit"

Veröffentlicht am 4. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Hämatom, Bestie der Freiheit, Rock, Punkrock, News, CD Review, Sony Music

CD review HÄMATOM "Bestie der Freiheit"

(8/10) German punk rockers Hämatom releases their next studio album "Bestie der Freiheit" end of January and it is the band's seventh longplayer that enters the record stores. The band from Franken was founded in 2004 and their debut "Nein" saw the light...

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CD review RICK SPRINGFIELD "The Snake King"

Veröffentlicht am 3. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Rick Springfield, The Snake King, Rock, Hardrock, News, Frontiers Music, CD Review

CD review RICK SPRINGFIELD "The Snake King"

(7/10) Two years after having released the latest longplayer "Rocket Science" Australian singer/guitarist Rick Springfield has a new album ready to connect to fans all over the world. The artist from Guildford, New South Wales, Australia began his musical...

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CD review EKTOMORF "Fury"

Veröffentlicht am 2. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Ektomorf, Groove Metal, Thrash Metal, News, CD Review, AFM Records, Fury, Heavy Metal

CD review EKTOMORF "Fury"

(8/10) Ektomorf is the brainchild of Zoltán Farkas who founded the band in 1993. Farkas and Ektomorf didn't only sail on the sunny side of life. The band had to face prejudices and their music was partly described as a copycat of Brazilian thrash pioneers...

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CD review AMMUNITION "Ammunition"

Veröffentlicht am 1. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Ammunition, Hardrock, Rock, Classic Rock, Melodic Metal, Melodic Rock, News, CD Review, Frontiers Music

CD review AMMUNITION "Ammunition"

(8/10) Former Wig Wam singer Age Sten Nilsen and Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse, W.E.T. and Nordic Union) founded Ammunition back in 2014. The debut “Shanghaied” saw the light of day in 2015 and was a very positive surprise. The musical CV of founders and band...

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ROCK HARD festival announces first bands

Veröffentlicht am 1. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Rock Hard Festival, News, Saxon, Cirith Ungol, Live, Concert, Overkill, Marduk, Thundermother, Night Demon, Dool, Attic, The New Roses, Diamond Head, Tiamat, Uli Jon Roth

ROCK HARD festival announces first bands

This year’s Rock Hard Festival edition will take place from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th of May - the Whit Weekend. As usual the Rock Hard team could put together a very exciting billing, which looks like this so far: Saxon Overkill („Feel The Fire“ & „Horrorscope“-Set)...

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CD review AMOR "Love vs Logic"

Veröffentlicht am 1. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Amor, Love vs Logic, Rock, News, CD Review, Alternative Rock, Modern Rock, Arising Empire, Nuclear Blast

CD review AMOR "Love vs Logic"

(6/10) Amor is the name of a band hailing from Phoenix, Arizona. The quartet, consisting out of Dillon Conneally (v), Ryan Daminson (g), Tre Scott (b) and Tyler Brown (d), worked intensively on their debut entitled "Love vs. Logic". The longplayer, which...

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CD review EARTH CALLER "Crystal Death"

Veröffentlicht am 31. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Earthcaller, Crystal Death, Hardcore, Metalcore, Thrash Metal, New, CD Review, eONE

CD review EARTH CALLER "Crystal Death"

(7/10) Melbourne-based hardcore gang Earth Caller is a young hardcore outfit, inspired by bands like Madball and Terror. The five-piece powerhouse released their debut in 2015. "Degenerate" went right into the AIR charts with Earth Caller gaining quite...

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CD review WHITESNAKE "The Purple Tour (Live)"

Veröffentlicht am 30. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Whitesnake, News, Deep Purple, David Coverdale, CD Review, Live, Classic Rock, Rhino, Hardrock, Rock

CD review WHITESNAKE "The Purple Tour (Live)"

(*/10) After having released “The Purple Album” in 2015, David Coverdale and band mates hit the road for promoting the new release, an album that pays attention to Coverdale’s Deep Purple days. “Burn” and “Mistreated” have been some classic of MK3 and...

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CD review HOODED MENACE “Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed”

Veröffentlicht am 29. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Hooded Menace, Doom Metal, Death Metal, News, CD Review, Season Of Mist, Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed

CD review HOODED MENACE “Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed”

(8/10) Finnish doom death outfit Hooded Menace is ready with their fifth album entitled “Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed”. As with the earlier longplayers also the new one combines slo-mo riffs with deep growls. It has been the early Candlemass albums...

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CD Review VERHEERER "Maltrer"

Veröffentlicht am 28. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Verheerer, Black Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, CD Review, News, Maltrer

CD Review VERHEERER "Maltrer"

(8/10) As many other black metal bands also Verheerer is from the North. What's different though is the fact that the guys aren't Scandinavian. Verheerer is from the Northern parts of Germany, hailing from Flensburg to be precise. There isn't that much...

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CD review ACCUSER "The Mastery"

Veröffentlicht am 27. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Accuser, The Mastery, Thrash Metal, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, News, Metal Blade, CD Review

CD review ACCUSER "The Mastery"

(8/10) German thrash pioneers Accuser has a new album in the starting blocks. “The Mastery”, that's the title of this new metal diamond and it features ten new thrash anthems. Accuser never made it to the top of German thrash metal. The quartet is definitely...

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