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CD review THE UNITY "The Unity"

Veröffentlicht am 25. April 2017 von Markus W. in The Unity, Gamma Ray, Heavy Metal, Melodic Metal, News, CD Review, Hardrock, Classic Rock

CD review THE UNITY "The Unity"

(8/10) A real interesting new project takes off on May 5th, when The Unity releases their self-titled debut. This powerhouse from Germany bridges hardrock and melodic metal with 12 songs that are highly entertaining. The Unity is the brainchild of two...

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Sensational news from HELLOWEEN: 'Pumpkins United'!

Veröffentlicht am 14. November 2016 von Markus W. in Helloween, Gamma Ray, News, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Power Metal, Tour, Revival, Pumpkins United

Sensational news from HELLOWEEN: 'Pumpkins United'!

STOP! DROP EVERYTHING - here comes the sensation for all HELLOWEEN fans: PUMPKINS UNITED World Tour 2017 / 2018!!! This is sensational news for all Helloween fans - especially for the ones of you that follow the band since the very early days. What was...

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New video and more details of HANSEN & FRIENDS

Veröffentlicht am 3. August 2016 von Markus W. in Kai Hansen, Hansen & Friends, Helloween, Gamma Ray, News, Video, HardHea, Power Metal, Hamburg

New video and more details of HANSEN & FRIENDS

As reported earlier Kai Hansen worked on his solo debut under the banner of Hansen & Friends. The iconic guitarist from Hamburg worked together with Eike Freese on guitar, Heaven Shall Burn guitarist Alex Dietz on bass and Carcass' Dan Wilding on drums....

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CD review GAMMA RAY "Insanity and Genius" (Anniversary Edition)

Veröffentlicht am 18. Mai 2016 von Markus W. in Gamma Ray, News, Power Metal, Speed Metal, CD Review, Heavy Metal, Kai Hansen

CD review GAMMA RAY "Insanity and Genius" (Anniversary Edition)

(9/10) New cover, many extras and also a full remastering, done by Eike Freese, that's "Insanity and Genius" from Gamma Ray in the anniversary edition. I guess that the most of you are familiar with the album. However, here comes a short view back in...

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CD review GAMMA RAY "Lust For Live" (Anniversary Edition)

Veröffentlicht am 18. Mai 2016 von Markus W. in Gamma Ray, Kai Hansen, News, CD Review, Power Metal, Speed Metal, Melodic Metal, Heavy Metal

CD review GAMMA RAY "Lust For Live" (Anniversary Edition)

(8/10) As a part of the 25-years party Gamma Ray re-releases their albums as an anniversary edition. The start of this series was already done a few months ago, followed now by the second wave. One of the real highlights in this cycle is "Lust For Live"....

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Live review GAMMA RAY/SERIOUS BLACK/NEONFLY, 013, Tilburg, 09.12.2015

Veröffentlicht am 12. Dezember 2015 von Markus W. in Gamma Ray, Serious Black, Neonfly, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, Live Review, News, Speed Metal, NWoBHM

Live review GAMMA RAY/SERIOUS BLACK/NEONFLY, 013, Tilburg, 09.12.2015

I have been a few times to the legendary 013 in Tilburg, but I haven't seen the venue since they finalized the renovation works. Actually it was more a rebuild than a renovation. The result is impressive. The acoustic was always great but I have the feeling...

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CD review GAMMA RAY "Sign no more" (Anniversary edition)

Veröffentlicht am 21. September 2015 von Markus W. in Gamma Ray, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, News, CD Review, Helloween, Speed Metal

CD review GAMMA RAY "Sign no more" (Anniversary edition)

(10/10) Already one year after the fantastic debut, Gamma Ray released their second full-length longplayer. Could the new founded band live up to the high expectations they set with "Heading for tomorrow"? Already the first songs made very clear, that...

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CD review GAMMA RAY "Heading for the East" (Anniversary edition)

Veröffentlicht am 19. September 2015 von Markus W. in Gamma Ray, Primal Fear, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal, News, CD Review, Live

CD review GAMMA RAY "Heading for the East" (Anniversary edition)

(8/10) Another highlight of Gamma Ray's anniversary releases is the live album called "Heading for the East". The longplayer was recorded in November 1990 and contains a show that was performed in Tokyo, Japan. The original release was on VHS (for younger...

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GAMMA RAY on tour

Veröffentlicht am 7. Juli 2015 von Markus W. in Gamma Ray, Serious Black, Power Metal, Tour, News, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Party, positiveday

GAMMA RAY on tour

Iconic Hamburg-based metal band Gamma Ray will be on tour towards the end of this year. The header for the shows is "Best of the best - Party tour 2015" which is a celebration tour of 25 years of Gamma Ray. The guys will be supported by Serious Black....

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CD review GAMMA RAY "The best of Gamma Ray"

Veröffentlicht am 25. Januar 2015 von Markus W. in Gamma Ray, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal, CD Review, News, Unisonic, Helloween, Rock

CD review GAMMA RAY "The best of Gamma Ray"

(*/10) It’s always a good signal if a band is many many years in business. And it’s also a good thing to celebrate certain anniversaries. German metal enthusiasts from Gamma Ray are around since 25 years and it feels like yesterday when I heard their...

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CD review NEOPERA "Destined ways"

Veröffentlicht am 20. Juli 2014 von Markus W. in Neopera, Gamma Ray, Dark Age, Symphonic Metal, Heavy Metal, Rock, CD Review, Yngwie Malmsteen, News

CD review NEOPERA "Destined ways"

(8/10) Rocking news from Hamburg. The city, which is known as the native town from bands like Helloween, Gamma Ray and Dark Age, to name just a few of them, revealed a new band/project. The name: Neopera. Nomen et omen when it comes to the band. Neopera...

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CD review UNISONIC "Light of dawn"

Veröffentlicht am 10. Juli 2014 von Markus W. in Unisonic, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, Melodic Metal, CD Review, News

CD review UNISONIC "Light of dawn"

(9/10) I wanted to try writing this review without mentioning Helloween. I failed in the first sentence. Unisonic is back with a new album. This is great news. What started more as a project from Michael Kiske (v), Kai Hansen (g), Mandy Meyer (g), Dennis...

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CD review GAMMA RAY "Empire of the undead"

Veröffentlicht am 28. März 2014 von Markus W. in Gamma Ray, Speed Metal, CD Review, Heavy Metal, News

CD review GAMMA RAY "Empire of the undead"

(9/10) The pre-conditions for the new Gamma Ray album haven't been really good. You all heard about the disaster which happened in Hamburg. In November last year a fire destroyed the entire Hammer Studios in Hamburg. What a shock. And I guess it was even...

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