Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

Live review NINE INCH NAILS, Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 27.05.2014

Veröffentlicht am 29. Mai 2014 von Caroline K. in Nine Inch Nails, NIN, Live Review, News, Industrial, Modern Metal

Live review NINE INCH NAILS, Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 27.05.2014

Nine Inch Nails known for their industrial heavy weight awing performances came back with a vengeance. An epileptic inducing graphic light show did not disappoint and was totally in sync with their thunderess sounds. Surprisingly the show was not sold...

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CD review ANATHEMA "Distant satellites"

Veröffentlicht am 29. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Anathema, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, Rock, CD Review, News

CD review ANATHEMA "Distant satellites"

(9/10) Finest prog rock from the UK – that’s what Anathema stands for. It’s amazing what kind of change the band made. Some of you maybe can still remember the early days of the band ("Serenades") when they played a mix of doom and gothic metal. They...

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CD review URIAH HEEP "Outsider"

Veröffentlicht am 29. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Uriah Heep, Hardrock, Rock, Classic Rock, CD Review, News

CD review URIAH HEEP "Outsider"

Mike Box and his guys did a great job. The have written and recorded a new album with ... awesome hardrock tunes. This is one of the records that rock'n'roll has nothing to do with age. It's about passion and dedication. Uriah Heep has obviously both....

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New album from the GUANO APES

Veröffentlicht am 29. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Guano Apes, Alternative Metal, News

New album from the GUANO APES

(8/10) If you have not been stranded on a desert island for the last two decades you know the Guano Apes. Actually is was 20 years ago that the band from Göttingen, Germany started their success ... Three years after the Guano Apes released their 'reunion'...

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CD review BLOODY HAMMERS "Under satan's sun"

Veröffentlicht am 28. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Bloody Hammers, Black Sabbath, Doom Metal, Heavy Metal, Stoner Rock, CD Review, News

CD review BLOODY HAMMERS "Under satan's sun"

(8/10) Anders Manga is the man behind Bloddy Hammers. He is the mastermind of the Transylvania County based band. I have to admit that I haven't had the band on my metal radar so far, but this changed with their third album. The name of the disc is "Under...

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CD review NEIL YOUNG "A letter home"

Veröffentlicht am 27. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Neil Young, Rock, CD Review, News

CD review NEIL YOUNG "A letter home"

(9/10) If you have achieved a status like Neil Young did you have the total freedom to experiment and unleash your creativity. This is what happened with his latest album "A letter home". This record will lead to some controversial discussions, but I...

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CD review DUST BOLT "Awake the riot"

Veröffentlicht am 27. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Dust Bolt, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, CD Review, News

CD review DUST BOLT "Awake the riot"

(7/10) German thrashers Dust Bolt are back with a new album. They proof again that there is more than Lederhosen and Volksmusik in Bavaria. What you get with "Awake the riot" are in total 12 thrash anthems with a total running time from almost an hour....

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CD review MOTHER ROAD "Drive"

Veröffentlicht am 26. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Mother Road, Deep Purple, Whitesnake, CD Review, Hardrock, Classic Rock, Blues, News

CD review MOTHER ROAD "Drive"

(7/10) Mother Road is the successful result of an US/German cooperation. It was singer Keith Slack (Steelhouse Lane & Michael Schenker Group) from Austin, Texas and guitarist Chris Lyne (also Soul Doctor) from Berlin, Germany who had the idea to start...

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CD review CROWBAR "Symmetry in black"

Veröffentlicht am 26. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Crowbar, Pantera, CD Review, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal, Sludge, News

CD review CROWBAR "Symmetry in black"

(8/10) Three years after "Sever the wicked hand" has seen the light of day it's time for a new release from Crowbar. Kirk Windstein and his three companions cleared out their agendas and focussed on the new album called "Symmetry in black". Windstein...

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CD review SERPENTINE PATH "Emanations"

Veröffentlicht am 23. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Serpentine Path, Death Metal, Doom Metal, CD Review, News

CD review SERPENTINE PATH "Emanations"

(7/10) Doom-/Death Metal from New York. That's what you can expect from Serpentine Path. Founded already in 2011, out of the ashes of Unearthly Trance, the band released their debut in the same year. "Emanations" is the second crushing album of the band...

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CD review SONIC STATION "Next stop"

Veröffentlicht am 22. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Sonic Station, AOR, Rock, CD Review, News

CD review SONIC STATION "Next stop"

(5/10) Sonic Station is the another AOR band from Sweden. In this case the guys are coming from Stockholm. The main man behind Sonic Station is guitarist Alexander Kronbrink. He is also the main composer of the band, which names the westcoast AOR sound...

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CD review THE WINERY DOGS "Unleashed in Japan - Live"

Veröffentlicht am 21. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, CD Review, News, Hardrock, Rock, Dream Theater

CD review THE WINERY DOGS "Unleashed in Japan - Live"

(8/10) There are three 'supergroups' at the moment which go into a similar direction. We are talking about California Breed and KXM who release(d) their first studio records in May. Next to those two there are The Winery Dogs who published their debut...

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CD review U.D.O "Steelhammer - live in Moscow"

Veröffentlicht am 21. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in UDO, Accept, Heavy Metal, CD Review, News

CD review U.D.O "Steelhammer - live in Moscow"

(7/10) The German with the raspy voice is back - Udo Dirkschneider. The undestoyable 'German tank' with the significant vocals is releasing another live album end of May. This time it's recorded in Moscow, Russia. The new live record is already number...

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CD review MARTY FRIEDMAN "Inferno"

Veröffentlicht am 20. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Marty Friedman, Heavy Metal, CD Review, News

CD review MARTY FRIEDMAN "Inferno"

(9/10) One of the best guitarists, Marty Friedman, worked on his new solo album, which is out in the stores now. I don't have to tell you a lot about the guy. At least everybody who's interested since a longer time in metal should know the six stringer...

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