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My world of music - est. 2013

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CD review NOTHING "Tired of Tomorrow"

Veröffentlicht am 5. Mai 2016 von Markus W. in Nothing, Post-Rock, Rock, Alternative Rock, Modern Rock, Grunge, CD Review, News

CD review NOTHING "Tired of Tomorrow"

(8/10) Nothing's second strike is called "Tired of Tomorrow". The band from Philadelphia released their debut "Guilty of Everything" two years ago and I was already at that time impressed by the quality of their songs, something that raised the expectation...

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CD review LONG DISTANCE CALLING "Trips"

Veröffentlicht am 28. April 2016 von Markus W. in Long Distance Calling, Rock, Prog Rock, Alternative Rock, News, CD Review

CD review LONG DISTANCE CALLING "Trips"

(9/10) Münster, Germany is a city that has a rich cultural scene that generated bands like Black Space Riders, Eat The Gun and ... Long Distance Calling. All these bands have in common that they found their own style with their own trademarks. It's hard...

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CD review TREMONTI "Dust"

Veröffentlicht am 24. April 2016 von Markus W. in Tremonti, Alter Bridge, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Modern Metal, News, CD Review

CD review TREMONTI "Dust"

(8/10) Mark Tremonti releases his highly anticipated new solo album "Dust" in the coming days, which is, I guess, a great moment for all fans of the iconic guitarist. "Dust" was recorded already during the "Cauterize" session. Tremonti had material for...

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Ville Valo from H.I.M. teamed-up with MGT for an ABBA cover

Veröffentlicht am 15. April 2016 von Markus W. in Abba, MGT, H.I.M., Rock, Hardrock, Alternative Rock, News, Video

Ville Valo from H.I.M. teamed-up with MGT for an ABBA cover

Some news from H.I.M. singer Ville Valo. He teamed-up with British guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite (MGT) for recording an ABBA cover. The guys have chosen "Knowing me, Knowing you" but unfortunately it became a quite bloodless version of this exciting ABBA...

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CD review CULT OF LUNA & JULIE CHRISTMAS "Mariner"

Veröffentlicht am 11. April 2016 von Markus W. in Cult Of Luna, Julie Christmas, Post Metal, Post Rock, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Hardcore

CD review CULT OF LUNA & JULIE CHRISTMAS "Mariner"

(8/10) Cult Of Luna's new album comes with only five song, but these pack a punch. In the end this record provides you with 55 minutes of confusion, experiments, intensity and depth, unveiling a new approach to post-metal. The guys from Cult Of Luna slightly...

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CD review BLACK STONE CHERRY "Kentucky"

Veröffentlicht am 11. April 2016 von Markus W. in Black Stone Cherry, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Rock, Southern Rock, News, CD Review

CD review BLACK STONE CHERRY "Kentucky"

(8/10) A new Black Stone Cherry album is like walking on a slagline. If the sound of a new record moves a bit too much towards the left it will become too much mainstream and too little rock. And if the movement is a bit too much to the right it gets...

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New video from BLACK SPACE RIDERS' "Beyond Refugeeum" EP

Veröffentlicht am 8. April 2016 von Markus W. in Black Space Riders, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, News, Video, Rock

New video from BLACK SPACE RIDERS' "Beyond Refugeeum" EP

Muenster-based Black Space Riders provide fans with some more songs from the "Refugeeum"-session. The band releases an EP that's called "Beyong Refugeeum". The disc will be availbale from May 13th onwards and will come with the following tracklist: Willkommen...

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CD review FILTER "Crazy Eyes"

Veröffentlicht am 4. April 2016 von Markus W. in Filter, NIN, Industrial, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Modern Metal, CD Review, News

CD review FILTER "Crazy Eyes"

(8/10) Even tough I'm more into metal, I always had a certain interest in industrial rock too. Regardless if it's Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson or Ministry, I have to say that the power those bands create(d) by using samples and keyboards is massive. Filter...

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CD review FIELDS OF TROY "Hardship"

Veröffentlicht am 3. April 2016 von Markus W. in Fields Of Troy, Tremonti, Alter Bridge, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Modern Metal, Rock

CD review FIELDS OF TROY "Hardship"

(7/10) Some good news from Belgium, metal outfit Fields Of Troy released their album "Hardship" which sounds pretty good. It's actually the band's second disc recorded by the renewed band (only bassist Jürgen Elias is still on board). The debut was published...

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CD review DESERT MOUNTAIN TRIBE "Either That or the Moon"

Veröffentlicht am 29. März 2016 von Markus W. in Desert Mountain Tribe, Monster Magnet, News, CD Review, Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Stoner Rock, Alternative Rock

CD review DESERT MOUNTAIN TRIBE "Either That or the Moon"

(9/10) Before I listened to this album I had a hard time to imagine a combination of sounds that reflects psychedelic rock a la Monster Magnet, UK indie rock the Oasis style and Coldplay's mainstream rock, all spiced up with some Beatles-based roots....

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CD review 3 DOORS DOWN "Us and the Night"

Veröffentlicht am 7. März 2016 von Markus W. in 3 Doors Down, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, CD Review, News, Hardrock, Rock

CD review 3 DOORS DOWN "Us and the Night"

(6/10) Five years are a long time and especially in rock biz you might get out of sight as a band. Multiplatin rockers 3 Doors Down did release their latest album "Time of My Life" in 2011 which means that it took them, for various reasons, those five...

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DEFTONES tour dates

Veröffentlicht am 5. März 2016 von Markus W. in Deftones, News, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Tour, Rock

DEFTONES tour dates

Deftones will release their next album "Gore" later this year, followed by some touring activities in North America and Europe. In case you want to see the guys live on stage, here are the dates: 03/05 Costa Mesa, CA Musink Festival 03/16 Mission, TX...

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New BLACK SPACE RIDERS EP

Veröffentlicht am 5. März 2016 von Markus W. in Black Space Riders, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Rock, News

New BLACK SPACE RIDERS EP

German riffonauts Black Space Riders will come out with a new EP later this spring."Beyond Refugeeum" is the title of this album that contains four songs from the "Refugeeum" session. According to guitarist/singer/keyboarder JE the tunes are slightly...

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CD review MIDRIFF "Road Worn" EP

Veröffentlicht am 5. März 2016 von Markus W. in Midriff, Hardrock, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, News, CD Review, Rock

CD review MIDRIFF "Road Worn" EP

(7/10) "Road Worn" is the new live EP from Austrian alternative rockers Midriff. The songs have been recorded on October 9th, 2015 in the VZ Komma in Woergl, Tyrol. The show was part of the "Doubts and Fears" promotion, the second album of the band that...

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