Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review ATENA "Possessed"

Veröffentlicht am 31. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Atena, Possessed, Indie Recordings, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Modern Metal, News, CD Review

CD review ATENA "Possessed"

(7/10) “Possessed” is already record number three of Norwegian metal outfit Atena. The band, hailing from Drammen, releases an eleven songs comprising record that features melodic death metal, reminding me in the widest sense of In Flames even though...

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CD review DR. LIVING DEAD! "Cosmic Conqueror"

Veröffentlicht am 30. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Dr. Living Dead!, Thrash Metal, Crossover, Speed Metal, Hardcore, News, Century Media, CD Review

CD review DR. LIVING DEAD! "Cosmic Conqueror"

(8/10) Stockholm is, at least when it comes to metal music, known for outstanding hardrock and sinister death metal. But there's a thrash scene either and one of the most known bands is Dr. Living Dead!. The group, featuring four doctors (Dr. Rad, Dr....

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CD review SAVAGE MESSIAH "Hands of Fate"

Veröffentlicht am 29. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Savage Messiah, Hands of Fate, Century Media, News, Heavy Metal, Melodic Metal, Thrash Metal, Modern Metal, CD Review

CD review SAVAGE MESSIAH "Hands of Fate"

(7/10) Savage Messiah debut in 2009 with a first release entitled “Insurrection Rising”. In a regular fashion more records have been added to the discography and it’s “Hands of Fate” being longplayer number four in a time span of eight years. Savage Messiah,...

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Live review AIRBOURNE/DESECRATOR, Melkweg, Amsterdam, 13.10.2017

Veröffentlicht am 29. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Airbourne, Desecrator, Melkweg, Live, Live Review, News, Tour, Hardrock, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal

Live review AIRBOURNE/DESECRATOR, Melkweg, Amsterdam, 13.10.2017

An Australian rock power package stopped in Amsterdam a few days ago, bringing a lot of high voltage and rock’n’roll power to The Netherlands. It was AC/DC’s grandsons Airbourne that are on a current tour throughout Europe, trying to blow away the grayness...

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CD review DESTRUCTION "Thrash Anthems II"

Veröffentlicht am 28. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Destruction, Thrash Anthems, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, News, Nuclear Blast

CD review DESTRUCTION "Thrash Anthems II"

(*/10) Ten years after having shipped “Thrash Anthems” to the record stores it’s German powerhouse Destruction that releases with 'part 2' another chapter of highly successful German metal music. “Thrash Anthems II” was originally meant to be a PledgeMusic...

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CD review JEFF SCOTT SOTO "Retribution"

Veröffentlicht am 28. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Jeff Scott Soto, News, CD Review, Hardrock, Melodic Metal, Melodic Rock, Rock, Frontiers Music

CD review JEFF SCOTT SOTO "Retribution"

(8/10) Jeff Scott Soto is a busy man these days. Not only that he enriched the excellent Sons Of Apollo album with his brilliant voice, he also recorded a new solo album entitled “Retribution”. We don’t need to beat around the bush; Jeff Scott Soto belongs...

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IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will release his biography

Veröffentlicht am 27. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden, Book, What Does This Button Do?, Heavy Metal, News, Biography, NWoBHM, Heyne Hardcore

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will release his biography

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson will publish his auto biography “What Does This Button Do?” on January 22nd, 2018. Dickson’s life is for sure not a boring one. Not only being the singer of one of the most influential metal bands on earth, Bruce Dickinson...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH announce Greatest Hits Compilation album "A DECADE OF DESTRUCTION"

Veröffentlicht am 27. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Five Finger Death Punch, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, Nu Metal, 5FDP, News

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH announce Greatest Hits Compilation album "A DECADE OF DESTRUCTION"

LA-based multiplatinum hard rock band, Five Finger Death Punch, (consisting of vocalist Ivan Moody, guitarists Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook, bassist Chris Kael, and drummer Jeremy Spencer) are excited to unveil that they will be releasing a greatest...

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Pure Steel Records re-issues RAGE's debut in November

Veröffentlicht am 27. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Rage, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Power Metal, News, Pure Steel Records, Re-issue, Classic

Pure Steel Records re-issues RAGE's debut in November

The release date of the RAGE album „Reign Of Fear“ on limited double vinyl edition is November 24th, 2017 with a pre-order phase that will start on November 10th, 2017. The album will be released in a limited edition of 350 black and 150 blue copies with...

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PAIN OF SALVATION announce special vinyl releases

Veröffentlicht am 27. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Pain Of Salvation, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, News, InsideOut Music, Rock

PAIN OF SALVATION announce special vinyl releases

Even though Swedish progressive rock/metal innovators Pain of Salvation continue to promote their much acclaimed newest studio album “In The Passing Light Of Day”, released in January via longtime label InsideOutMusic, a set of very special vinyl re-releases...

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MAGNUM tour dates for Europe

Veröffentlicht am 27. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Magnum, Tour, Live, Steamhammer, Hardrock, Melodic Rock, Rock, Classic Rock

MAGNUM tour dates for Europe

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New MAGNUM record in January 2018

Veröffentlicht am 27. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Magnum, Rock, Melodic Rock, News, Hardrock, Classic Rock, Steamhammer

New MAGNUM record in January 2018

Melodic rock dinosaur Magnum will release their new album entitled "Lost on the Road to Eternity" on January 19th via Steamhammer/SPV. It will be the band's 20th studio reocrd and it's the first one with two new band members Rick Benton (key) and Lee...

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SIKTH tour dates for Europe

Veröffentlicht am 27. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in SikTh, Math Metal, Prog Metal, News, Live, Tour

SIKTH tour dates for Europe

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CD review SHAKRA " Snakes and Ladders"

Veröffentlicht am 27. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Shakra, CD Review, News, Rock, Hardrock, AFM Records, Heavy Metal

CD review SHAKRA " Snakes and Ladders"

(8/10) Having a new Shakra album in my inbox is always a moment of appreciation. In one or another way the Swiss rock outfit never really disappointed me with one of their albums. OK, it‘s always the same principle the band builds their songs on. But...

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