Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review SHIT THE COW "Cavelord"

Veröffentlicht am 29. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Shit The Cow, Cavelord, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, News, CD Review, Stoner Rock, Noise, Self-Released, Fuzz, Garage

CD review SHIT THE COW "Cavelord"

(8/10) It was few years ago when a mail reached my mailbox, talking about a band with a very unusual name - Shit The Cow. That such a name creates attention is no-brainer but do these guys have more in the offer than a crazy name? They do. Before we go...

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CD review TANKARD reissues - Noise lebt!

Veröffentlicht am 28. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Tankard, Noise Lebt, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, Power Metal, Reissue, CD Review, News

CD review TANKARD reissues - Noise lebt!

German beer and Äppelwoin passionists Tankard started their thrash attack back in 1986 with their debut "Zombie Attack". The guys started four years prior to their first release as Avenger before they changed into Vortex the same year. Last but not least...

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CD review MAGNUM "Lost on the Road to Eternity"

Veröffentlicht am 27. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Magnum, Bob Catley, Tony Clarkin, Hardrock, Rock, Melodic Rock, Classic Rock, Steamhammer, SPV, CD Review, News

CD review MAGNUM "Lost on the Road to Eternity"

(9/10) Introducing Magnum feels like carrying sand to the beach. I can't imagine that there are fans of rock and metal that never heard at least the name of the British hardrock legend. Guitar wizard Tony Clarkin and singer Bob Catley began in 1972 and...

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CD review SINISTRO "Sangue Cassia"

Veröffentlicht am 22. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Sinistro, Doom Metal, Dark Metal, News, CD Review, Season Of Mist, Gothic

CD review SINISTRO "Sangue Cassia"

(9/10) The new year starts gloomy. Portuguese doom master Sinistro release their newest strike „Sangue Cassia“, an album I was very much looking forward to after having seen the band on stage, being the opening act on the latest Paradise Lost tour. It...

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Live review THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, De Helling, Utrecht, 13.12.2017

Veröffentlicht am 22. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in The Night Flight Orchestra, News, Live, Tour, Classic Rock, Rock, Hardrock, De Helling

Live review THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA, De Helling, Utrecht, 13.12.2017

Even though Utrecht, The Netherlands doesn't have an airport there was a first flight that left from the Holland's 5th largest city. It was The Night Flight Orchestra that invited for a flight from Utrecht with De Helling being the airport and starting...

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Live pics from UNDERTOW, Schwäbisch Hall, 16.12.2017

Veröffentlicht am 20. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Undertow, Cindy Kay, Live, Doom Metal, Thrash Metal, Tour, Heavy Metal

Live pics from UNDERTOW, Schwäbisch Hall, 16.12.2017

German metal powerhouse Undertow performed a show at Stage in Schwäbisch Hall a few days ago. Next to old classics the quartet 'tested' some of the new smashers in live set. The new songs will be on the highly anticipated next album which hopefully will...

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CD review AUDREY HORNE "Blackout"

Veröffentlicht am 20. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Audrey Horne, Blackout, Hardrock, NWoBHM, Rock, Classic Rock, CD Review, Napalm Records

CD review AUDREY HORNE "Blackout"

(9/10) Audrey Horne, hailing from Bergen, Norway, can hark back to some excellent longplayers and energetic live shows. Their hunger for hard rock music obviously can’t be fully stilled which is great for fans of classic rock music - in this case since...

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FATES WARNING announces European tour dates

Veröffentlicht am 13. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Fates Warning, Tour, Live, Prog Metal, Power Metal, US Metal, Heavy Metal, News, InsideOut

FATES WARNING announces European tour dates

Prog metal pioneers Fates Warning announced some tour dates for Europe. All of the upcoming European shows will be recorded for a live release to be mixed by Jens Bogren, who last worked with FATES WARNING on their “Theories Of Flight” studio album. The...

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CD review GHOST "Ceremony and Devotion"

Veröffentlicht am 13. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Ghost, Rock, Hardrock, Classic Rock, News, CD Review, Live, Spinefarm, Loma Vista, Ceremony and Devotion, Heavy Metal, Papa Emeritus III, Ghoul

CD review GHOST "Ceremony and Devotion"

(*/10) Seven years of Swedish rock outfit Ghost can be summarized as a roaring success story. The band, being the brainchild of Papa Emeritus III (Tobias Forge), began as Ghost B.C. back in 2006 and a debut that was published four years later. “Opus Eponymous”...

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CD review AUTOPSY "Puncturing the Grotesque"

Veröffentlicht am 12. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Autopsy, News, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Thrash Metal, CD Review, Peaceville

CD review AUTOPSY "Puncturing the Grotesque"

(9/10) It was three decades ago when one of the most influential death metal outfits appeared on the scene - and the guys came to stay. Even though having had a break along the way, it's 2017 being a year to celebrate. Autopsy is 30 years around and it’s...

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CD review MOONSPELL "1755"

Veröffentlicht am 11. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Moonspell, News, Napalm Records, Dark Metal, Gothic, Heavy Metal, Symphonic Metal, CD Review

CD review MOONSPELL "1755"

(7/10) Portuguese dark metal powerhouse Moonspell released a few weeks ago their twelfth longplayer. „1755“ is the title of this album that shows Moonspell from another angle. The newest output from Portugal’s finest is a concept album with the devastating...

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Live report DOOL / WOLVENNEST, Paard Van Troje, Den Haag, 02.12.2017

Veröffentlicht am 10. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Dool, Wolvennest, Dark Metal, Gothic, Live, Live Review, Tour, Paard Van Troje, News, Ambient, Noise

Live report DOOL / WOLVENNEST, Paard Van Troje, Den Haag, 02.12.2017

Dool is still a fairly new band with band members reflecting the best Dutch dark rock/metal has in the offer. Each of the five guys has a proven track record in rock and combining forces leads to this powerful dark rock outfit. Some intensive live shows...

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CD review PANORAMA "Around the World"

Veröffentlicht am 9. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Panorama, Rock, Melodic Metal, Melodic Rock, Hardrock, CD Review, News, ROAR

CD review PANORAMA "Around the World"

(8/10) Panorama is a quite new metal outfit with a history that takes us back into 2008, Swiss guitarist Sammy Lasagni met Adagio frontman Christian Palin on tour. Already then the two musicians found some solid ground when it comes to music. The guys...

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