Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

CD review INSOMNIUM "Winter's Gate"

Veröffentlicht am 24. September 2016 von Markus W. in Insomnium, CD Review, News, Death Metal, Pagan Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal

CD review INSOMNIUM "Winter's Gate"

(9/10) Waltari did it, Edge Of Sanity did it and now it's Insomnium that does it as well - releasing an album that comes with one song of epical length - a story, a mind-movie, a masterpiece, all in one song on one album. Things started with the guys...

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CD review THE QUIREBOYS "Twisted Love"

Veröffentlicht am 24. September 2016 von Markus W. in The Quireboys, News, CD Review, Rock, Hardrock, Sleaze Rock, Blues, Classic Rock

CD review THE QUIREBOYS "Twisted Love"

(9/10) I can remember the moment when I listened the first time to The Quireboys debut back in "A Bit of What You Fancy". It was in 1990 when the guys from London released the album that gave me some jaw-dropping moments. Right at the end of the overdone...

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RIVERSIDE talks about the band's future

Veröffentlicht am 23. September 2016 von Markus W. in Riverside, Prog Rock, Rock, Avangarde, News

RIVERSIDE talks about the band's future

Photo: Pirate Smile (Promotion) Polish prog rockers Riverside informs about the future of the band after the loss in February this year. Here is the statement: Dear Friends, We'd like to thank you again for your friendship and support throughout this...

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IRON MAIDEN continues "Book of Souls tour" also in 2017

Veröffentlicht am 23. September 2016 von Markus W. in Iron Maiden, Tour, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, Power Metal, Classic Metal, Rock, Live

IRON MAIDEN continues "Book of Souls tour" also in 2017

Iron Maiden will continue with their "Book of Souls" world tour by adding more European dates. Here are they are and it looks like at this stage that no additonal European shows will be added: 22. April Belgium – Antwerpen / Sportpaleis 24. April Germany...

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CD review SAHG " Memento Mori"

Veröffentlicht am 23. September 2016 von Markus W. in Sahg, Prog Metal, Doom Metal, Psychedelic Rock, News, CD Review

CD review SAHG " Memento Mori"

(8/10) Sahg hail from Bergen, Norway and are a constant factor in metal. Their first three records have been simple numbered and it was their fourth longplayer "Delusion of Grandeur" that broke this pattern. "Memento Mori", the reminder of evanescence,...

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CD review IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC " All Through theNight"

Veröffentlicht am 22. September 2016 von Markus W. in Imperial State Electric, News, CD Review, Hardrock, Classic Rock, 70's Rock, Glam Rock

CD review IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC " All Through theNight"

(8/10) Many years ago Def Leppard released an album called "On Through the Night", a title that sounds very similar to "All Through the Night" which is the next strike of Nicke Anderson's Imperial State Electric. The Swedish powerhouse released good records...

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CD review LED ZEPPELIN "The Complete BBC Sessions"

Veröffentlicht am 21. September 2016 von Markus W. in Led Zeppelin, Rock, Hardrock, Classic Rock, News, CD Review, BBC Session

CD review LED ZEPPELIN "The Complete BBC Sessions"

(9/10) This album is a kind of surprise and a gift for fans of the legendary Led Zeppelin. Everybody that is interested in rock music will cherish this release since it comes with some extra treats. It was in 1997 when a Led Zeppelin compilation album...

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CD review HIGH SPIRITS "Motivator"

Veröffentlicht am 21. September 2016 von Markus W. in High Spirits, NWoBHM, Heavy Metal, Hardrock, Classic Rock, News, CD Review, Iron Maiden

CD review HIGH SPIRITS "Motivator"

(8/10) This five-piece from Chicago is a gift for heavy metal. The guys prove that you can play traditional metal that comes with a fresh expression without moving too far away from its roots. The ones of you that know the debut "Another Night" and the...

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SHARK - the new band of ABATTOIR founding member Mark Caro

Veröffentlicht am 20. September 2016 von Markus W. in Abattoir, Heavy Metal, Shark, News, Rock, Hardrock, Melodic Rock

SHARK - the new band of ABATTOIR founding member Mark Caro

Shark is the new rock group launched by metal veteran and co-founding member, lead guitar player and songwriter of 80’s thrash metal icons Abattoir, The band features: Mark “The Shark” Caro, (Guitar / Lead Vocals) Craig “Stretch” Miller (from LA club...

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DOUBLE CRASH SYNDROME's new video and tour dates

Veröffentlicht am 20. September 2016 von Markus W. in Double Crash Syndrome, Hardrock, Punkrock, News, Tour, On the Road, Alternative Rock

DOUBLE CRASH SYNDROME's new video and tour dates

Andy Brings' Double Crush Syndrome posted a new video. "Die For Rock'n'Roll" is the name of the track that will be released as 7" on October 7th. Furthermore the guys are on the road and here are dates: 01.10.16 Hameln - Mad Music 02.10.16 Leipzig - Flowerpower...

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CD review NARNIA "Narnia"

Veröffentlicht am 20. September 2016 von Markus W. in Narnia, Hardrock, Rock, News, CD Review

CD review NARNIA "Narnia"

(8/10) The other day I received an album from a band that I haven't expected. Swedish Narnia are back with a new album, simply named "Narnia". Seven years after "Course of a Generation" this new album came a bit out of leftfield. It was in 2010 when CJ...

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CD review ANCILLOTTI "Strike Back"

Veröffentlicht am 20. September 2016 von Markus W. in Ancillotti, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, News, CD Review, NWoBHM, Hardrock, Speed Metal, US Metal

CD review ANCILLOTTI "Strike Back"

(7/10) Ancillotti is an Italian powerhouse that has nothing to do with bombast metal from Rhapsody or modern metal a la Lacuna Coil. This four-piece from Prato is into pure heavy metal that has a quite traditional touch. The first time I have seen the...

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DVD review IN FLAMES "Sounds From the Heart of Gothenburg"

Veröffentlicht am 19. September 2016 von Markus W. in In Flames, Death Metal, DVD review, CD Review, News, Melodic Death Metal

DVD review IN FLAMES "Sounds From the Heart of Gothenburg"

(8/10) If you haven't lived under a rock for the last decades you heard about In Flames. The guys from Gothenburg can look back on a fantastic career in metal with a debut as a first earmark for something big that started to grow. 23 years later In Flames...

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CD review Wild Throne "Harvest of Darkness"

Veröffentlicht am 19. September 2016 von Markus W. in Wild Throne, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Doom Metal, Psychedelic Rock, News, CD Review

CD review Wild Throne "Harvest of Darkness"

(7/10) This album is a wild ride. Wild Throne hail from Bellingham, Washington and the guys released a few days ago their "Harvest of Darkness" album. The sound of this trio is hard to describe. Imfluences from Masterdon are present but also Dillinger...

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