Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review LIGHT THE TORCH "Revival"

Veröffentlicht am 28. März 2018 von Markus W. in Light The Torch, Devil You Know, Metalcore, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, News, CD Review, Nuclear Blast, Revival

CD review LIGHT THE TORCH "Revival"

(7/10) You might hear the name Light The Torch for the very first time, but if you’re into metal the name Devil You Know sound far more familiar. Now, Light The Torch and Devil You Know are the same. After going through some rough times in 2016 the band...

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CD review EARTHLESS "Black Heaven"

Veröffentlicht am 28. März 2018 von Markus W. in Earthless, Black Heaven, News, CD Review, Nuclear Blast, Classic Rock, Rock, Hardrock, Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock, Stoner Rock

CD review EARTHLESS "Black Heaven"

(8/10) Earthless, a rock band hailing from San Diego, California, started in 2001 by Isaiah Mitchell, Mike Eginton and Mario Rubalcaba. The trio shared a common passion for psychedelic rock music and German Krautrock, which built the base for a debut...

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CD review ESCAPE THE FATE "I am Human"

Veröffentlicht am 27. März 2018 von Markus W. in Escape The Fate, News, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore, CD Review, Eleven Seven Music, Post-Hardcore

CD review ESCAPE THE FATE "I am Human"

(6/10) "I am Human" is Escape The Fate's 6th longplayer. The album will be released on March 30st which means that fans had to wait a bit longer since the release day was moved by a few weeks. However, here it is. "I am Human" is slightly different. "Empire",...

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CD review THE SWORD "Used Future"

Veröffentlicht am 26. März 2018 von Markus W. in The Sword, News, Spinefarm Records, Rock, Classic Rock, Heavy Metal, Hardrock, CD Review

CD review THE SWORD "Used Future"

(8/10) The first time I got the chance to listen to The Sword was back in 2009 in Antwerp, Belgium when the band opened for no less than Metallica. I still remember that I liked their sound and songs, but their at that time more traditional metal was...

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CD review SAXON "Saxon" / "Wheels of Steel" / Strong Arms of the Law" - re-issues

Veröffentlicht am 26. März 2018 von Markus W. in Saxon, Reissue, News, NWoBHM, Heavy Metal, Wheels of Steel, Strong Arms of the Law, CD Review

CD review SAXON "Saxon" / "Wheels of Steel" / Strong Arms of the Law" - re-issues

(8/10) (10/10) (9/10) I few weeks ago I could witness Saxon live on stage. The five-piece from Birmingham played a fabulous show at 013 in Tilburg, a set that featured classics like "747 (Strangers in the Night)", "Heavy Metal Thunder" and Wheels of Steel"....

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CD review AURI "Auri"

Veröffentlicht am 25. März 2018 von Markus W. in Auri, News, CD Review, Rock, Folk, Celtic, Nuclear Blast, Nightwish

CD review AURI "Auri"

(9/10) Even though two third of Auri is known from Finnish symphonic metal giant Nightwish the music of this trio sounds very different. But let’s take things step by step. Auri is a trio consisting out of vocalist Johanna Kurkela who, together with Nightwish...

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Photo report TRIVIUM/POWER TRIP/VENOM PRISON, Patronaat, Haarlem, 10.03.2018

Veröffentlicht am 25. März 2018 von Markus W. in Trivum, Venom Prison, Thrash Metal, Power Trip, News, Live, Live Review, Metalcore, Modern Metal, Heavy Metal, Deathcore, Patronaat, Haarlem

Photo report TRIVIUM/POWER TRIP/VENOM PRISON, Patronaat, Haarlem, 10.03.2018

Beginning of March I had the chance to witness a powerful metalcore package that's on it way through Europe at the moment. Trivium, Power Trip and Venom Prison embarked on a tour and I did some photos of the show for my friends of Zware Metalen . I don't...

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CD review NAPALM DEATH "Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs"

Veröffentlicht am 25. März 2018 von Markus W. in Napalm Death, Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs, Grindcore, Hardcore, Extreme Metal, Punk, News, CD Review, Century Media, Compilation

CD review NAPALM DEATH "Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs"

(*/10) Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death released 15 full-length records, spread over three decades. The awesome "Apex Predator - Easy Meat", released in 2015, was the latest one to date and it has been a lot of singles and some split releases that also...

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CD review FM "Atomic Generation"

Veröffentlicht am 25. März 2018 von Markus W. in FM, Hardrock, News, Atomic Generation, Rock, AOR, Classic Rock, CD Review, Frontiers Music

CD review FM "Atomic Generation"

(7/10) British rockers FM have been really productive since the band reunited in 2007. After having brought their first era to an end, meaning a split in 1995, it was in 2007 that FM performed again on stage for the first time in13 years. It was the starting...

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Iconic IRON MAIDEN singer BRUCE DICKINSON published "What Does This Button Do?"

Veröffentlicht am 24. März 2018 von Markus W. in Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden, Samson, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, Book, Heyne Hardcore Verlag, Autobiography, Biography, Singer, Frontman

Iconic IRON MAIDEN singer BRUCE DICKINSON published "What Does This Button Do?"

Introducing Bruce Dickinson feels like carrying sand to the beach. If you're interested in metal there's now way around it, knowing the iconic frontman of NWoBHM spearheads Iron Maiden. The legendary singer from Worksop, England started was part of many...

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CD review MUSTASCH "Silent Killer"

Veröffentlicht am 24. März 2018 von Markus W. in Mustasch, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, NWoBHM, Melodic Metal, Stoner Rock, CD Review, News, Sony Music, Silent Killer

CD review MUSTASCH "Silent Killer"

(8/10) Three years after Swedish metal outfit Mustasch released with “Testosterone” their latest longplayer, it’s “Silent Killer” that marks a next step of this powerful band from Gothenburg. Active since 1998, the band released a debut entitled “Above...

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CD review DEATH ALLEY "Superbia"

Veröffentlicht am 23. März 2018 von Markus W. in Death Alley, Punkrock, Psychedelic Rock, Hardrock, Classic Rock, Rock, Century Media, News, CD Review, Superbia

CD review DEATH ALLEY "Superbia"

(7/10) Death Alley, hailing from Amsterdam, NL, is the brainchild of former The Devils' Blood guitarist Oeds Beydals. It was in 2013 when Beydals started this powerful rock outfit that builds on roots that refer to punk on the one hand and classic (progressive)...

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CD review ZEKE "Hellbender"

Veröffentlicht am 23. März 2018 von Markus W. in Zeke, Punkrock, Punk, Rock, Metal, News, CD Review, Relapse Records

CD review ZEKE "Hellbender"

(7/10) The epicenter of rock music in the 90’s was located in Washington. Seattle is still known as the city where grunge was born and it was this new musical genre that overshadowed the fact that there were much more band hailing from Seattle outside...

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CD review L.A. GUNS "Made in Milan"

Veröffentlicht am 22. März 2018 von Markus W. in L.A. Guns, Made in Milan, Hardrock, Rock, Sleaze Rock, Live, Frontiers Music, CD Review, News

CD review L.A. GUNS "Made in Milan"

(*/10) The yearly Frontiers Rock festival in Milan is a good moment in time to see bigger parts of Frontiers Music's portfolio live on stage and it's a happening that's highly entertaining for fans of hardrock, AOR and melodic metal. Additionally it offers...

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