Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

alternative rock

ALICE IN CHAINS unveils a new song

Veröffentlicht am 6. Mai 2018 von Markus W. in Alice In Chains, News, Video, Grunge, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock

ALICE IN CHAINS unveils a new song

Photo: Promo Alice In Chains (Singer/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney, bassist Mike Inez and singer/guitarist William DuVall) release “The One You Know”, the first new song of the quartet in five years. It's the first song from the upcoming,...

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CD review SHINEDOWN "Attention, Attention"

Veröffentlicht am 28. April 2018 von Markus W. in Shinedown, Rock, Hardrock, Post Grunge, News, CD Review, Atlantic, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Modern Rock, Attention Attention

CD review SHINEDOWN "Attention, Attention"

(9/10) Shinedown’s story in rock is an impressive one. What began in 2001 in Knoxville, Tennessee evolved to one of the most influential rock acts in the here and now. The debut “Leave a Whisper”, released in summer 2003 and produced by no less than Bob...

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CD review GOZU "Equilibrium"

Veröffentlicht am 20. April 2018 von Markus W. in Gozu, News, CD Review, Metal Blade, Stoner Rock, Heavy Rock, Hardrock, Alternative Rock

CD review GOZU "Equilibrium"

(8/10) It isn’t an easy thing to place Boston, MA-based Gozu into a certain category when it comes to style and sound. The quartet builds their music on various sources of inspiration, leading to songs that are exciting from beginning to end. 2018 is...

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CD review GODSMACK "When Legends Rise"

Veröffentlicht am 20. April 2018 von Markus W. in Godsmack, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, News, Spinefarm, When Legends Rise, Rock, Hardrock

CD review GODSMACK "When Legends Rise"

(9/10) Godsmack isn't a band having a massproduction approach when it comes to producing longplayers. The band started in the second half of the famous 90's with a self-titled debut that hit the scene in 1998. From then till now five additional records...

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BIFFY CLYRO will release an unplugged live album in May

Veröffentlicht am 16. April 2018 von Markus W. in Biffy Clyro, Rock, Hardrock, Video, Alternative Rock, Warner Music

BIFFY CLYRO will release an unplugged live album in May

Photo by Andy Willsher Biffy Clyro have a new live release in the pipeline. "MTV Unplugged - Live at Roundhouse London" will be published on May 25th and comes via Warner Music. As the title tells already, the album was recorded at Roundhouse London on...

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CD review TOUNDRA "Vortex"

Veröffentlicht am 15. April 2018 von Markus W. in Toundra, Instrumental, Vortex, Rock, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Hardrock, Post-Metal

CD review TOUNDRA "Vortex"

(8/10) Spanish prog rocker Toundra break the pattern. Two years after having released their latest album “IV”, following “I”, “II” and “III”. So there was a crystal clear numbering system connected to their releases and everybody expected – indeed – “V”....

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CD review STEPFATHER FRED "Enhancer"

Veröffentlicht am 13. April 2018 von Markus W. in Stepfather Fred, News, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Rock, El Puerto Records, CD Review, Hardrock

CD review STEPFATHER FRED "Enhancer"

(8/10) The first things that stand out from a lot of other bands is the name. I can’t tell you who inspired Stepfather Fred for choosing such a name, but it’s for sure an unusual one in rock and metal. The first time I was confronted with the name was...

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CD review STONE TEMPLE PILOTS "Stone Temple Pilots"

Veröffentlicht am 17. März 2018 von Markus W. in Stone Temple Pilots, STP, News, CD Review, Grunge, Post-Grunge, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Rhino

CD review STONE TEMPLE PILOTS "Stone Temple Pilots"

(8/10) Grunge was invented in Seattle and that's where iconic bands like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and many more came from. In parallel a rock outfit was formed in San Diego, California that started with a similar sound. Scott Weiland, Dean...

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CD review BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME "Automata I"

Veröffentlicht am 7. März 2018 von Markus W. in Between The Buried And Me, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, News, Sumerian Records, Rock, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock

CD review BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME "Automata I"

(9/10) Between The Buried And Me started in 2000 and since then the quintet released a few albums, featuring progressive metal that stretches the boarders. "Automata I" is the band's newest album, number eight on an impressive list of records that saw...

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CD review THERE DAYS GRACE "Outsider"

Veröffentlicht am 4. März 2018 von Markus W. in Three Days Grace, Outsider, Sony Music, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Post Grunge, Rock, Hardrock, News, CD Review

CD review THERE DAYS GRACE "Outsider"

(9/10) Multi-platinum certified Canadian alternative rockers Three Days Grace return with a new album, the first one since the 2015 release “Human”. The band’s sixth longplayer is entitled “Outsider” and features twelve new rock songs that easily live-up...

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CD review DON BROCO "technology"

Veröffentlicht am 13. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Don Broco, Modern Metal, Modern Rock, Crossover, News, Sharptone Records, CD Review, Hardrock, Alternative Rock

CD review DON BROCO "technology"

(7/10) I don‘t know why, but when I heard the band name Don Broco my association was a hard rocking outfit that fits sound wise best in a bar that is filled with a s smoky air, beer and sweat. The bigger was my disappointment while listening to the opener....

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CD review LISTENER "Being Empty - Being Filled"

Veröffentlicht am 7. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Listener, Being Empty Being Filled, Rock, Garage Rock, Hardrock, Alternative Rock, News, CD Review

CD review LISTENER "Being Empty - Being Filled"

(6/10) Listener started as a one man project, being the brainchild of Dan Smith. This was in 2002 and over time Listener evolved to a rock band that also includes Jon Terrey, Kris Rochelle and Tim Stickrod. Up to date Listener released several longplayers...

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CD review AMOR "Love vs Logic"

Veröffentlicht am 1. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Amor, Love vs Logic, Rock, News, CD Review, Alternative Rock, Modern Rock, Arising Empire, Nuclear Blast

CD review AMOR "Love vs Logic"

(6/10) Amor is the name of a band hailing from Phoenix, Arizona. The quartet, consisting out of Dillon Conneally (v), Ryan Daminson (g), Tre Scott (b) and Tyler Brown (d), worked intensively on their debut entitled "Love vs. Logic". The longplayer, which...

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CD review LONG DISTANCE CALLING "Boundless"

Veröffentlicht am 17. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Long Distance Calling, Boundless, News, CD Review, InsideOut, Post-Rock, Rock, Instrumental, Alternative Rock

CD review LONG DISTANCE CALLING "Boundless"

(9/10) And here comes the next band from Muenster, Germany, releasing a new album. This time it’s post-rock passionistas Long Distance Calling that unveils a new pearl. The quartet, comprising of Jan Hoffmann (b), Dave Jordan (g), Florian Füntmann (g)...

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