Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

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CD review SEPULTURA "Machine Messiah"

Veröffentlicht am 5. Januar 2017 von Markus W. in Sepultura, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, Hardcore, News, CD Review, Nuclear Blast, Heavy Metal

CD review SEPULTURA "Machine Messiah"

(8/10) My level of curiosity rises when Brazilian thrashers Sepultura announce a new longplayer. The excitement comes less from the question if the new album comes closer again to the earlier releases. It’s more based on the fact that the band constantly...

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CD review SISTER "Stand Up, Forward, March!"

Veröffentlicht am 27. November 2016 von Markus W. in Sister, Hardcore, Sleaze Rock, News, CD Review, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock

CD review SISTER "Stand Up, Forward, March!"

(7/10) Wohoo. What a storm breaks loose on Sister's new album "Stand Up, Forward, March!". "Destination Dust" is more than an opener. This song is a wake-up call. The Swedish metal gang from Stockholm obviously didn't choose for a slow start into their...

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New IRON REAGAN album in February

Veröffentlicht am 17. November 2016 von Markus W. in Iron Reagan, News, Crossover, Thrash Metal, Hardcore, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Punk

New IRON REAGAN album in February

American crossover punks Iron Reagan are planning the release of their next album. "A Dying World", that's the title of the longplayer and here is the tracklist: 01. A Dying World 02. You Never Learn 03. Grim Business 04. Dead With My Friends 05. No Sell...

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CD review SICK OF IT ALL "When the Smoke Clears"

Veröffentlicht am 13. November 2016 von Markus W. in Sick Of It All, Hardcore, Punkrock, Punk, News, CD Review

CD review SICK OF IT ALL "When the Smoke Clears"

(8/10) Fans can look back on three decades of Sick Of It All - an anniversary the band celebrates together with their fans by releasing a new EP with five tracks that are reflecting Sick Of It All with 100%. The New York hardcore dinosaur stays true to...

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CD review WAKRAT "Wakrat"

Veröffentlicht am 11. November 2016 von Markus W. in Wakrat, RATM, Prophets Of Rage, Crossover, Punk, Hardcore, News, CD Review, notmypresident

CD review WAKRAT "Wakrat"

(7/10) As already reported earlier, Wakrat is the name of a cooperation of one American and two Frenchmen. Tim Commerford is the bassplayer of this trio, known from the iconic Rage Against Machine and the ground winning Prophets Of Rage. The four-stringer...

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"Choosing Death - Die Unglaubliche Geschichte von Death Metal und Grindcore geht weiter..."

Veröffentlicht am 27. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Book, Death Metal, Grindcore, Punk, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Hardcore, News, Review

"Choosing Death - Die Unglaubliche Geschichte von Death Metal und Grindcore geht weiter..."

When death metal and grindcore started in the mid 80's things began slow, but not easy. And it wasn't a silent start either. These extreme styles in heavy metal have been like a blast wthin the existing metal scene, adding a new shade to heavy music....

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First teaser from the upcoming LIFE OF AGONY album

Veröffentlicht am 17. Oktober 2016 von Markus W. in Life Of Agony, Alternative Metal, Modern Metal, News, Hardcore, Groove Metal, Heavy Metal

First teaser from the upcoming LIFE OF AGONY album

Brooklyn's hard rock legends Life Of Agony recently signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. They are currently hard at work on their new album and Napalm Records debut A Place Where There's No More Pain, which is due in early 2017. The first...

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CD review HEAVEN SHALL BURN "Wanderer"

Veröffentlicht am 18. September 2016 von Markus W. in Metalcore, CD Review, Heaven Shall Burn, News, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Hardcore, Death Metal

CD review HEAVEN SHALL BURN "Wanderer"

(9/10) My first Heaven Shall Burn moment was "Endzeit". For many years this was, at least for me, one of the best songs the band ever released. "Endzeit" includes this apocalyptic rage, translated into a music experience that was and is outstanding. 2016...

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CD review BENT LIFE "Never Asked for Heaven"

Veröffentlicht am 1. September 2016 von Markus W. in Bent Life, Hardcore, News, CD Review, Thrash Metal, Groove Metal, Punk

CD review BENT LIFE "Never Asked for Heaven"

(7/10) After having released several singles and EP's Bent Life recently finalized work on their debut album "Never Asked for Heaven" which was published a few weeks ago. Bent Life is Andy Voorhees (v), Brock Stephens (g), Chanse Goetz (d) Chris Miller...

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New SUICIDAL TENDENCIES album in September

Veröffentlicht am 7. August 2016 von Markus W. in Suicidal Tendencies, Hardcore, Punk, Skatecore, News, Dave Lomardo, Mike Muir

New SUICIDAL TENDENCIES album in September

"World Gone Mad" is the name of Suicidal Tendencies' next studio album that will be released on September 30 via Suicidal Records. Some new musicians joined the band for the recording session but also for touring activities. No less than Dave Lombardo...

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CD review RINGWORM "Snake Church"

Veröffentlicht am 7. August 2016 von Markus W. in Ringworm, Hardcore, Thrash Metal, News, CD Review, Punkrock, Groove Metal

CD review RINGWORM "Snake Church"

(8/10) Two years after having released “Hammer of the Witch” Cleveland, Ohio based Ringworm comes with a new album called “Snake Church”. For the ones of you that never heard of the band I can describe their sound as a mixture of hardcore and thrash....

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New tour dates from LIFE OF AGONY

Veröffentlicht am 15. Juli 2016 von Markus W. in Life Of Agony, LOA, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Thrash Metal, Hardcore, Modern Metal, Groove Metal

New tour dates from LIFE OF AGONY

As mentioned in an earlier post, LOA drummer Abruscato was injured causing the band to cancel their upcoming European tour dates. Sal will be fully recovered soon and the band will be returning to Europe this November. The European jaunt kicks off November...

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CD review TRUE LOVE "Heaven's Too Good for Us"

Veröffentlicht am 14. Juli 2016 von Markus W. in True Love, Hardcore, Punkrock, Punk, News, CD Review

CD review TRUE LOVE "Heaven's Too Good for Us"

(7/10) In case you're only reflecting on the name of the band and the title of the album you might end up in total shock and confusion. What looks like a compilation of love songs is basically the total opposite. True Love has only one 'true love' and...

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CD review BURN "...From the Ashes"

Veröffentlicht am 13. Juli 2016 von Markus W. in Burn, Hardcore, News, CD Review

CD review BURN "...From the Ashes"

(6/10) Burn started before I was really interested in hardcore music. It was in 1989 when the guys released their self-titled debut before the band hibernated for a few years after singer Chaka Malik left the band. Burn never officially disbanded but...

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