Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

LOUDNESS returns with "Rise to Glory"

Veröffentlicht am 7. November 2017 von Markus W. in Loudness, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, News, earMusic, NWoBHM, Classic Metal, Rise to Glory

LOUDNESS returns with "Rise to Glory"

Japanese metal pioneers Loudness started very succesful into metal back in 1981. Records like "Thunder in the East" and "Lightning Strikes" are part of every seriously meant metal collection. Fortunatelly the following years could connect to these successful...

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SCORPIONS unveil details about “Born to Touch Your Feelings – Best of Rock Ballads”

Veröffentlicht am 7. November 2017 von Markus W. in Born to Touch Your Feelings – Best of Rock Ballads”, Scorpions, Ballads, News, Rock, Compilation, Best of

SCORPIONS unveil details about “Born to Touch Your Feelings – Best of Rock Ballads”

A pretty safe bet that Christmas is just around the corner can be based on the amount of ‘Best of…’ releases, with some of those solely focusing on the soulful moments of a band. This pattern comes back year by year and also 2017 will not be an exception....

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SAXON announces "Thunderbolt"

Veröffentlicht am 7. November 2017 von Markus W. in Saxon, Thunderbolt, News, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, Power Metal

SAXON announces "Thunderbolt"

Metal pioneers Saxon announced a new longplayer that’s supposed to be in the record stores on February 2nd, 2018. “Thunderbolt” is already record number 22 in the bands long and rich history in metal. The new studio longplayer features eleven songs and...

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CD review PRIMAL FEAR "Best of Fear"

Veröffentlicht am 7. November 2017 von Markus W. in Primal Fear, Best of Fear, Frontiers Music, News, CD Review, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Melodic Metal

CD review PRIMAL FEAR "Best of Fear"

(*/10) Besides the fact that Primal Fear belongs to the most important German metal acts and not thinking for a moment about all the great songs that made it on this 'best of...' album the questions remains when it comes to the purpose of such a release....

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CD review SWEET & LYNCH "Unified"

Veröffentlicht am 6. November 2017 von Markus W. in Sweet & Lynch, Unified, Frontiers Music, Melodic Metal, Heavy Metal, Hardrock, News, CD Review, George Lynch

CD review SWEET & LYNCH "Unified"

(7/10) Even though it’s only Michael Sweet and George Lynch being the name giver of this band/project it’s each of the involved musicians that can look back on a long track record in rock music. Next to Sweet and Lynch it is James Lorenzo on bass, known...

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CD review BLUES PILLS "Lady in Gold - Live in Paris"

Veröffentlicht am 5. November 2017 von Markus W. in Blues Pills, Live in Paris, Nuclear Blast, CD Review, Live, Rock, Hardrock, News, Vintage, Classic Rock, Lady in Gold, Le Trianon

CD review BLUES PILLS "Lady in Gold - Live in Paris"

(*/10) A band that belongs to the Champions League of the current retro rock peak is Blues Pills, hailing from Sweden. Having only two longplayers out there in the record stores up till now doesn’t mean that the quartet isn’t present. in contrary. Blues...

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CD review THE BROTHERHOOD OF SONIC LOVE "The Brotherhood of Sonic Love"

Veröffentlicht am 5. November 2017 von Markus W. in The Brotherhood of Sonic Love, Fuzz, Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Hardrock, News, CD Review

CD review THE BROTHERHOOD OF SONIC LOVE "The Brotherhood of Sonic Love"

(7/10) The Brotherhood of Sonic Love, what a band name. It’s as complicated as cool and it describes pretty well what this quintet is about. It’s about their love for sound and music that brought them to a point when these guys from Copenhagen had the...

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CD review PINK CREAM 69 "Headstrong"

Veröffentlicht am 4. November 2017 von Markus W. in Pink Cream 69, Hardrock, Melodic Metal, Heavy Metal, Frontiers Music, News, CD Review, Rock

CD review PINK CREAM 69 "Headstrong"

(8/10) German melodic metal without Pink Cream 69 is something that’s hard to imagine. The quintet’s foundation took place in 1987 and since then the guys released longplayers that were all equally good. Even a change of singers couldn’t stop the powerhouse...

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CD review BEAST IN BLACK "Beserker"

Veröffentlicht am 3. November 2017 von Markus W. in Beast In Black, Beserker, CD Review, News, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Melodic Metal, Melodic Power Metal, Nuclear Blast

CD review BEAST IN BLACK "Beserker"

(6/10) Actually I was curiously looking forward to “Berserker”, Beast In Black’s debut. The band is the brainchild of former Battle Beast guitarist Anton Kabanen and therefore it’s not a too big of a surprise that Beast In Black shows some parallels with...

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CD review RAM "Rod"

Veröffentlicht am 2. November 2017 von Markus W. in RAM, Rod, Metal Blade, News, CD Review, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, Power Metal

CD review RAM "Rod"

(8/10) In times when grunge began to top out and all kinds of crossover sounds, from nu-metal to modern metal, became the next big thing, it was a guitarist from Sweden who wanted to bring back traditional metal. A lot of the earlier metal bands had a...

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CD review ANNIHILATOR "For the Demented"

Veröffentlicht am 2. November 2017 von Markus W. in Annihilator, Jeff Waters, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, News, CD Review, Neverland Music

CD review ANNIHILATOR "For the Demented"

(9/10) Jeff Waters and Annihilator are a constant factor in metal since many years. I still can remember the moment when the band's debut blew me away in 1989. The power and the punch that came with "Alice in Hell" was enormous and it's not a big surprise...

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CD review VICE "Veni, Vidi, Vice"

Veröffentlicht am 1. November 2017 von Markus W. in Vice, Hardrock, Rock, News, CD Review, Pride & Joy Music, Sleaze Rock

CD review VICE "Veni, Vidi, Vice"

(5/10) It was in the late eighties when a sleaze/glamour rock peak was undeniable. Bands like Mötley Crüe, Poison and many more where living on the fast lane, with spandex trousers and hairspray replacing denim and leather. Many bands tried to jump on...

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CD review SINSAENUM "Ashes"

Veröffentlicht am 31. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Sinsaenum, Joey Jordison, Frederic Leclercq, Black Metal, Death Metal, News, ear Music, Ashes, EP, CD Review

CD review SINSAENUM "Ashes"

(8/10) Time is flying. It’s already more than a year ago when death metal supergroup Sinsaenum released the highly anticipated debut “Echoes of the Tortured”. In order to keep the hellish fire burning the guys put more wood on the fire with a new EP that...

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