Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review GUANO APES "Offline"

Veröffentlicht am 19. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Guano Apes, Rock, Alternative Rock, CD Review, News

CD review GUANO APES "Offline"

(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 story. Selling in total more than 4 million records as well...

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CD review KXM "KXM"

Veröffentlicht am 19. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in KXM, King's X, Lynch Mob, Dokken, Korn, Hardrock, Rock, Alternative Rock, CD Review

CD review KXM "KXM"

(9/10) Is KXM a new supergroup? I don't know. Are they a bunch of experienced guys? Absolutly. Are they playing cool music? Of course they do. KMX is the name of the new band which was formed by three well-known guys. Doug Pinnick from King's X, George...

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CD review AVATAR "Hail the apocalypse"

Veröffentlicht am 18. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Avatar, Modern Metal, CD Review, News

CD review AVATAR "Hail the apocalypse"

(8/10) I haven't known Avatar before and when I got the new album I was curious what to expect. Based on the cover my thoughts went into a wrong direction. Not pirate style traditional metal came out of the speaker, it was riff based modern metal with...

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Live review GUS G. / MARTY FRIEDMAN , De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands, 16.5.2014,

Veröffentlicht am 18. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Gus G., Firewind, Marty Friedman, Heavy Metal, Live Review, News, Ozzy Osbourne

Live review GUS G. / MARTY FRIEDMAN ,  De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands, 16.5.2014,

Guitar, riff and shred night in Holland. The motto could have been 'Let the f**king guitar scream'. Why? Because two of the best guitarists decided to play a co-headliner tour. Marty Friedman, well known from Megadeth, Cacophony and his solo releases,...

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CD review SABATON "Heroes"

Veröffentlicht am 16. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Sabaton, Power Metal, CD Review, News, Heavy Metal

CD review SABATON "Heroes"

(7/10) Next round for the power metal band from Falun, Sweden. Or should I say: the next battle to fight for the guys in the camouflage pants? Sabaton had an enormous increase in popularity over the last years. In my point of view this has mainly to do...

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CD review POP EVIL "Onyx"

Veröffentlicht am 15. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Pop Evil, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, CD Review, News

CD review POP EVIL "Onyx"

(9/10) As a metalhead you are at least hesitating while readin 'pop' in whatever context. But of course 'pop' isn't a bad thing in itself. Honestly I think that each metalhead has also pop music faves - but nobody mentiones them normally ;o) Anyhow, here...

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CD review NEIL SCHON "So U"

Veröffentlicht am 14. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Neil Schon, Journey, Bad English, Hardline, Hardrock, Blues, CD Review, News

CD review NEIL SCHON "So U"

(8/10) I don't think, that I have introduce Neil Schon to you. The six stringer from Oklahoma City gained a lot of reputation with Journey - the band he had the biggest successes with. Other highlights in his discography are the two genre highlights of...

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CD review TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON "Angels of the apocalypse"

Veröffentlicht am 13. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Timo Tollki's Avalon, Startovarius, Heavy Metal, Melodic Metal, CD Review, News

CD review TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON "Angels of the apocalypse"

(6/10) Oh man. Another album of the egocentric Finnish guitar wizard Timo Tolkki. The second album of his band/project called Avalon got the title "Angels of the apocalypse". Honestly, I think it's at least in parts more an oath of manifestation. I'm...

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CD review OUTLOUD "Let's get serious"

Veröffentlicht am 13. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Outloud, Firewind, Hardrock, Heavy Metal, CD Review, News

CD review OUTLOUD "Let's get serious"

(6/10) Outloud is from Greece and they are in business already since six years. Founded by six stringers Tony Kash and Bob Katsionis (Firewind) the band focus on melodic rock, mainly based on the 80's rock. Over time the line-up changed a bit and it is...

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CD review 21 OCTAYNE "Into the open"

Veröffentlicht am 12. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in 21 Octane, Axxis, Hardrock, Heavy Metal, CD Review, News

CD review 21 OCTAYNE "Into the open"

(8/10) The start of 21 Octayne was aready in 2008 when Axxis was looking for a new drummer. That was the moment when Marco Wriedt and Alex Landenburg met in the rehearsal room. Eventhough Landenburg didn't join the German melodic hardrock institution...

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CD review KILLER BE KILLED "Killer be killed"

Veröffentlicht am 11. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Killer Be Killed, Sepultura, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon, The Mars Volta, Thrash Metal, CD Review, News

CD review KILLER BE KILLED "Killer be killed"

(8/10) This is really a cool album. When De La Tierra released their album I expected something like this. But now it's Killer Be Killed who publish an album which grooves like hell and has some real killer tracks. But who is Killer Be Killed? The project...

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CD review DOWN "Down IV part 2" EP

Veröffentlicht am 11. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Down, Doom Metal, Stoner Rock, Sludge, CD Review, News

CD review DOWN  "Down IV part 2" EP

(8/10) As promised Down released part 2 of the announced EP series. Another six anthems from the Louisiana based all-star band. What started many years ago with their highlight "Nola" climaxed in this EP. And Part 2 is a logical continuation for Part...

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Live review KATATONIA (unplugged), P60, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

Veröffentlicht am 10. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Katatonia, Live Review, Anathema, Unplugged, Rock, News, Messenger

Live review KATATONIA (unplugged), P60, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

After quite a while Swedens dark metal band Katatonia decided to go on tour again. I think it is the first time since 2011 that the band plays a few shows. In the meantime things changed, last but not least even the line-up of the band. In a renewed constellation...

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CD review VALLENFYRE "Splinter"

Veröffentlicht am 9. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in Vallenfyre, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Paradise Lost, Triptykon, CD Review, News

CD review VALLENFYRE "Splinter"

(9/10) The foundation of Vallenfyre is a very special one. The initiative was taken by Paradise Lost guitarist Greg Mackintosh. He started Vallenfyre as something to compensate the grief about the death of his father. Greg started to write down things...

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