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My world of music - est. 2013

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Video and tour dates of CLUTCH

Veröffentlicht am 3. August 2016 von Markus W. in Clutch, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, News, Video, Stoner Rock

Video and tour dates of CLUTCH

Clutch posted a watchable video, done for "A Quick Death in Texas", that's now online. Furthermore the guys can be seen live and here you can find out where and when: 06.08. Wacken Open Air 07.08. Bremen - Modernes 12.08. Rocco del Schlacko 13.08. Taubertal...

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"I Apologize" - the new video from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

Veröffentlicht am 1. August 2016 von Markus W. in Five Finger Death Punch, Heavy Metal, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Nu Metal, Video, News

"I Apologize" - the new video from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

Five Finger Death Punch has unveiled the video for their next single “I Apologize”. Culled from their sixth studio album, "Got Your Six", the chilling clip follows Ivan Moody through a cemetery housing our era’s most notable deceased rock icons, ranging...

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CD review SCHMUTZKI "Spackos Forever"

Veröffentlicht am 30. Juli 2016 von Markus W. in Schmutzki, Punkrock, Rock, Indie Rock, News, CD Review, Alternative Rock, Hardrock

CD review SCHMUTZKI "Spackos Forever"

(8/10) It was pretty much a year ago when I got an album of a band I never heard before: Schmutzki. Their name sounded German and the title of this debut was "BAM". No idea what to expect and to my big surprise this album blew me away after I heard it....

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CD review AEGES "Weightless"

Veröffentlicht am 26. Juli 2016 von Markus W. in Ae4ges, News, CD Review, Modern Metal, Modern Rock, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Nu Metal, Post-Grunge

CD review AEGES "Weightless"

(7/10) Aeges (pronounced as 'ages') are from Los Angeles, CA and the band consists of Kemble Walters, Tony Baumeister, Cory Clarke and Mike Land. The quartet releases these days their new longplayer "Weightless" which follows "The Bridge" from 2012. A...

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FAITH NO MORE re-releases "King for a Day" and "Album of the Year"

Veröffentlicht am 25. Juli 2016 von Markus W. in Faith No More, Alternative Metal, Crossover, News, Alternative Rock, Modern Metal, Modern Rock, Nu Metal

FAITH NO MORE re-releases "King for a Day" and "Album of the Year"

It was last summer when Faith No More released their latest longplayer "Sol Invictus" which was the first studio release after almost two decades. Faith No More celebrated a tremendous return and the album scored many top 10 positions all over the world....

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CD review RUN LIBERTY RUN "We are"

Veröffentlicht am 12. Juli 2016 von Markus W. in Run Liberty Run, Rock, Pop, Alternative Rock, News, CD Review

CD review RUN LIBERTY RUN "We are"

(3/10) When I received the new album from Run Liberty Run my expectations haven't been very high. OK, I haven't heard of the band before but there were two things that struck me. What should I look forward to when a band calls themselves Run Liberty Run?...

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CD review SHADOW HUNTERS "Avatar"

Veröffentlicht am 8. Juli 2016 von Markus W. in Shadow Hunters, Alternative Rock, Rock, News, CD Review, Modern Rock

CD review SHADOW HUNTERS "Avatar"

(7/10) Shadow Hunters is a young duo coming from the North, Norway is the home base of Ingar LH and Will S., the two mainman behind Shadow Hunters. The guys describe their sound as "Modern Energetic Sci-Fi Rock", whatever that exactly means. However,...

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ALTER BRIDGE - new album and tour dates

Veröffentlicht am 7. Juli 2016 von Markus W. in Alter Bridge, Volbeat, News, Tour, Alternative Metal, Modern Metal, Alternative Rock

ALTER BRIDGE - new album and tour dates

Three years after "Fortress" has been shipped for the first time to the record shops it's time for a new Alter Bridge album. October this year is the moment of truth when Mark Tremonti and friends will release their fifth album. The band will be also...

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CD review NONPOINT "The Poison Red"

Veröffentlicht am 7. Juli 2016 von Markus W. in Nonpoint, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, News, CD Review, Rock

CD review NONPOINT "The Poison Red"

(8/10) Nonpoint's album starts with a strong punch. Not only that the opener is a very rhythm based number, it's also a well composed alternative metal track. Catchiness meets heaviness meets intelligent lyrics, that's how I could summarize this beginning....

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CD review DAN REED NETWORK "Fight Another Day"

Veröffentlicht am 22. Juni 2016 von Markus W. in Dan Reed Network, Dan Reed, Hardrock, Rock, Alternative Rock, News, CD Review

CD review DAN REED NETWORK "Fight Another Day"

(7/10) It was a year ago when Dan Reed released with "Transmission" his third solo album. It wasn't the best release of the musician from Portland, Oregon. Too many average songs have found a spot on the tracklist which led to an hardrock album that doesn't...

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CD review IF THESE TREES COULD TALK "The Bones of a Dying World"

Veröffentlicht am 8. Juni 2016 von Markus W. in If These Trees Could Talk, News, CD Review, Post Rock, Instrumental, Rock, Alternative Rock

CD review IF THESE TREES COULD TALK "The Bones of a Dying World"

(9/10) If these trees could talk, they would tell the story of an instrumental band from Ohio that has released already two records and gaining momentum. If these trees could talk, the story would be about a band that convinced Brain Slagel that much...

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CD review STEPFATHER FRED "Dummies, Dolls and Masters"

Veröffentlicht am 2. Juni 2016 von Markus W. in Stepfather Fred, News, CD Review, Hardrock, Alternative Rock, Modern Rock, Sleaze Rock

CD review STEPFATHER FRED "Dummies, Dolls and Masters"

(7/10) Normally I first discover a band on CD, followed by a live show. In this case things have been slightly different. The first time I heard about Stepfather Fred was when I joined the Brainstorm album release show earlier this year. Stepfather Fred...

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CD review ZOAX "Zoax"

Veröffentlicht am 30. Mai 2016 von Markus W. in ZOAX, News, CD Review, Post Rock, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Rock, Prog Rock

CD review ZOAX "Zoax"

(7/10) ZOAX found a way of making music exciting. There sound is actually quite melodic rock/metal that acts like a foundation for each of the 12 songs on "ZOAX". In order to not make things too catchy and too much mainstream-like the guys add some aggressive...

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CD review BLACK SPACE RIDERS "Beyond Refugeeum" EP

Veröffentlicht am 13. Mai 2016 von Markus W. in Black Space Riders, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Rock, News, CD Review, Psychedelic Rock

CD review BLACK SPACE RIDERS "Beyond Refugeeum" EP

(9/10) "Refugeeum" is the title of Black Space Riders latest album that get now a kind of add-on. "Beyond Refugeeum" is an EP that features songs from the album session, material that is worth to be released. But it's also slightly different from what...

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