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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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CD review MYLES KENNEDY "Year of the Tiger"

Veröffentlicht am 8. März 2018 von Markus W. in Myles Kennedy, Rock, Blues, Folk, Americana, News, CD Review, Napalm Records

CD review MYLES KENNEDY "Year of the Tiger"

(8/10) I guess it’s not necessary to introduce Myles Kennedy. The singer from Boston is well known as being the frontman of Slash as well as he is the singer of Alter Bridge. This time the singer with the iconic voice takes a slightly different musical...

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CD review SHAWN JAMES AND THE SHAPESHIFTERS " The Bear"

Veröffentlicht am 18. September 2017 von Markus W. in Shawn James, Shwan James and The Shapeshifters, Americana, Blues, Folk, CD Review, News

CD review SHAWN JAMES AND THE SHAPESHIFTERS " The Bear"

(7/10) Next to his new solo release “On the Shoulder of Giants” Shawn James also publishes a new EP with The Shapeshifters. “The Bear” is part two of a trilogy and tells the story an old bear who awakes from along winter sleep , going through his final...

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CD review SHAWN JAMES "On the Shoulders of Giants"

Veröffentlicht am 17. September 2017 von Markus W. in Shawn James, Blues, Rock, Bluegrass, Folk, News, CD Review

CD review SHAWN JAMES "On the Shoulders of Giants"

(7/10) Shawn James is a multi-instrumentalist hailing from Chicago. The guy released already some solo albums as well as he realized projects together with The Shapeshifters. Even though non of his previous albums has been released in countries like Germany...

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CD/DVD review IN EXTREMO "40 wahre Lieder"

Veröffentlicht am 1. September 2017 von Markus W. in In Extremo, News, CD Review, DVD Review, Live, Rock, Hardrock, Mediaval Rock, Folk, Dark Rock

CD/DVD review IN EXTREMO "40 wahre Lieder"

(8/10) German mediaeval rockers In Extremo are a quite productive rock outfit with some releases spread out over the last years. The band started their winning streak back in 1995 and belongs to the spearhead of this genre. Twelve longplayers represent...

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CD review ALESTORM "No Grave but the Sea"

Veröffentlicht am 4. Juni 2017 von Markus W. in Alestorm, Heavy Metal, Melodic Metal, News, CD Review, Rock, Napalm Records, Folk

CD review ALESTORM "No Grave but the Sea"

(7/10) I guess that nobody really expects poetry when it comes to lyrics of Scottish metal outfit Alestorm. This couldn’t be found back on the earlier releases and also the new record, “No Grave but the Sea”, continues with stories around piracy, beer,...

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CD review FLOGGING MOLLY "Life is Good"

Veröffentlicht am 3. Juni 2017 von Markus W. in Flogging Molly, Folk, Rock, Punkrock, News, CD Review, Hardrock, Blues, Spinefarm

CD review FLOGGING MOLLY "Life is Good"

(8/10) What fits better to a sunny late May afternoon than listening to some good music with a solid punch and excellent melodies? I could enjoy this experience while listening to Flogging Molly’s newest album “Life is Good” The California-based band...

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New WALDRUNA album in autumn

Veröffentlicht am 9. August 2016 von Markus W. in Waldruna, Black Metal, Folk, Pagan Metal, News, Tour

New WALDRUNA album in autumn

The last part of Waldruna's trilogy is entitles "Runaljod – Ragnarok" and will be released on October 21st, 2016 through Norse Music. In short, the ambitious idea behind the trilogy was to create musical interpretations of each of the twenty-four old...

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New IN EXTREMO song unveiled

Veröffentlicht am 27. Mai 2016 von Markus W. in In Extremo, News, Rock, Heavy Metal, Folk

New IN EXTREMO song unveiled

"Sternhagelvoll" is the first new song from In Extremo's upcoming album "Quid Pro Quo". The guys performed the song in the studio and posted the video on their Facebook side. Check it out via the link below. By the way, release date is June 24th and the...

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CD review Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik’s Skuggsjá "Skuggsjá"

Veröffentlicht am 8. März 2016 von Markus W. in Ivar Bjørnson, Einar Selvik, Enslaved, Wardruna, Folk, Pagan Metal, Heavy Metal, Prog Rock, News

 CD review Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik’s Skuggsjá "Skuggsjá"

(8/10) There are some records that are just exciting to listen to because they demand quite something from you as the listener; records that develop existing sounds further, that are demanding and still approachable. "Skuggsjá" is one of those longplayers...

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THE ORDER OF ISRAFEL unveils details of their next album

Veröffentlicht am 26. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in The Order Of Israfel, Heavy Metal, Folk, NWoBHM, Alternative Metal, News

THE ORDER OF ISRAFEL unveils details of their next album

Swedish The Order Of Israfel will release their second album on May 27th. "The Red Robes" is the next strike after having published the well received debut a few month ago. Here is the tracklist: 1. Staff In The Sand 2. The Red Robes 3. In Thrall To The...

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CD review SUPERSUCKERS "Holdin' the Bag"

Veröffentlicht am 6. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Supersuckers, Eddie Spaghetti, Rock, Southern Rock, Hardrock, Country, Folk, News, CD Review

CD review SUPERSUCKERS "Holdin' the Bag"

(8/10) It was a tough time for Supersuckers mainman Eddie Spaghetti. The singer and bassman has been confronted with the diagnosis of cancer, right at the time when the band's newest album was ready to be released. Eddie went into a period of treatment...

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CD review CASUALTIES OF COOL "Casualties of Cool"

Veröffentlicht am 13. Januar 2016 von Markus W. in Casualties Of Cool, Devin Townsend, Rock, Folk, News, CD Review, DVD review, Stabbing Young Lad, Ché Aimee Dorval

CD review CASUALTIES OF COOL "Casualties of Cool"

(9/10) Devin Townsend is a real allrounder. It's his passion for music and art that drives him. Rgeardless if it has been the releases of Stabbing Young Lad, the Devin Townsend Project or, as now, Casualties Of Cool, this man has a great sense for music...

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CD review KAMPFAR "Profan"

Veröffentlicht am 8. November 2015 von Markus W. in Kampfar, Black Metal, Pagan, Folk, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, News, CD Review

CD review KAMPFAR "Profan"

(8/10) Norwegian black metal horde Kampfar has finished the work for their seventh longplayer that got the title "Profan". Often' profane' is used to express that something is common and usual. This isn't valid for Kampfar's new longplayer. Just the fact...

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