Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review VINTERSORG "Naturbål"

Veröffentlicht am 21. Juni 2014 von Markus W. in Vintersorg, Pagan Metal, Folk Metal, Black Metal, Heavy Metal, CD Review, News

CD review VINTERSORG "Naturbål"

(6/10) Vintersorg started already in 1998 with their first EP and released released another eight records till today. Their ninth album called "Naturbål" will be released in the coming days via Napalm Records and I was curious. So far I followed the band...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION announce South America dates

Veröffentlicht am 20. Juni 2014 von Markus W. in Within Temptation, Rock, Symphonic Metal, News, Tour

WITHIN TEMPTATION announce South America dates

Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation announces some show in South America during November this year. After I have seen the show in Amsterdam I can recommend to watch the gig. Cool stuff. Source: Facebook The Netherlands seem to be THE place to...

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CD review TANKARD "R.I.B."

Veröffentlicht am 20. Juni 2014 von Markus W. in Tankard, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, CD Review, News

CD review TANKARD "R.I.B."

(8/10) "Rest in beer" - the name fits again very well to an album from German beer metal guys from Tankard. The Äppelwio (German alcoholic drink made from apples) rockers from Frankfurt, Germany worked hard on their new record which is available now....

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CD review DEATHSTARS "The perfect cult"

Veröffentlicht am 19. Juni 2014 von Markus W. in Deathstars, Dark Metal, Dark Rock, Hardrock, Gothic Rock, CD Review, News

CD review DEATHSTARS "The perfect cult"

(8/10) Ach ja, what should I say about Deathstars? The band from Strömstad, Sweden releases their fourth full length album in these days. So, what is new with the "The prefect cult", which is name of the newest publication. Actually nothing is new. Yeah,...

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BILLY IDOL works on a new album and is on tour

Veröffentlicht am 19. Juni 2014 von Markus W. in Billy Idol, Rock, Punkrock, Steve Stevens, News

BILLY IDOL works on a new album and is on tour

After 10 years punk/rock icon Billy Idol is back in business. And he is working on a new album too. The release will be in October this year and will be produced by Trevor Horn. Almost parallel he will release his auto-biography "Dancing with myself"....

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CD review ANNISOKAY " The lucid dream(er)"

Veröffentlicht am 19. Juni 2014 von Markus W. in Annisokay, Metalcore, Hardcore, Alternative Rock, CD Review, News

CD review ANNISOKAY " The lucid dream(er)"

(6/10) Annisokay is a band from Halle, Germany, focussing on a mix between port-hardcore and alternative rock, spiced up with some metalcore elements. The name Annisokay looks very special. It needs to be spelled as 'Ann is okay' and than it makes more...

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Live review RICHIE SAMBORA feat. ORIANTHI, 013, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Veröffentlicht am 18. Juni 2014 von Markus W. in Richie Sambora, Bon Jovi, Orianthi, Hardrock, Live Review, News, Rock

Live review RICHIE SAMBORA feat. ORIANTHI, 013, Tilburg, The Netherlands

It is not that often that Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora comes to Europe for playing some solo shows. If I have it right in mind it was in 2012 when he played a few shows on this side of the Atlantic Ocean. Since he decided to have a break from Bon...

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CD review VOYAGER "V"

Veröffentlicht am 18. Juni 2014 von Markus W. in Voyager, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, Rock, CD Review, News

CD review VOYAGER "V"

(8/10) Guess how many records have been released by Voyager. Right - it's five. Actually "V" is the fifth one and it comes with 13 prog rockers, which all have a high quality in common. The band is not a rooky at all. Their success is growning with each...

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CD review THE WIREPUSHERS "Electric puppetry"

Veröffentlicht am 17. Juni 2014 von Markus W. in The Wirepushers, Hardrock, Heavy Metal, Rock, Alternative Rock, CD Review, News

CD review THE WIREPUSHERS "Electric puppetry"

(8/10) You probabaly know Sascha Paeth in his role as producer of bands like Edguy and Kamelot. But Paeth is also musician. He is guitarist and played already with bands like Avantasia. But over all those years he also had the idea of creating an album...

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CD review JAN DELAY "Hammer & Michel"

Veröffentlicht am 16. Juni 2014 von Markus W. in Jan Delay, Rock, CD Review, News

CD review JAN DELAY "Hammer & Michel"

(9/10) You might wonder why this album gets a review on Markus' Heavy Music Blog. It's maybe not real metal, but it rocks quite a lot. That's why it is worth to be mentioned on my blog. Whom we are talking about? Jan Delay is a German artist from Hamburg....

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New single from IN FLAMES

Veröffentlicht am 15. Juni 2014 von Markus W. in In Flames, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, News

New single from IN FLAMES

Gothenburg, Sweden based In Flames released their first "Rusted nail" a few days ago. It's the first new song since their last album "Sounds of a playground fading" in 2011. The song is a typical In Flames track. It's a mid tempo tune with a very dense...

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CD review LEHMANN "Lehmanized"

Veröffentlicht am 15. Juni 2014 von Markus W. in Lehmann, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Industrial, CD Review, News

CD review LEHMANN "Lehmanized"

(6/10) This album is diverse, confusing and weird. The disc had a few rounds in the player so far and I still don't know what to think about it. So what makes it that difficult? The Italian band around singer Mat Lehmann combines so many different styles...

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CD review MADSEN "10 Jahre Madsen live"

Veröffentlicht am 15. Juni 2014 von Markus W. in Madsen, Rock, Alternative Rock, CD Review, News

CD review MADSEN "10 Jahre Madsen live"

(8/10) German indie rockers Madsen have been on tour. But not only that. They also took the opportunity to record a live album too. Since the band is not well-known all over this planet I would like to start with a short introduction. The name of the...

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CD review MACHINERGY "Sounds evolution"

Veröffentlicht am 12. Juni 2014 von Markus W. in Machinergy, Thrash Metal, CD Review, News

CD review MACHINERGY "Sounds evolution"

(7/10) Interesting music from Portugal. The sunny country along the Atlantic coast isn't that much known fro heavy metal, of course with some exceptions like Moonspell. But the other day I got a CD from a band called Machinergy. I haven't heard about...

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