Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

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CD review TOUNDRA "Vortex"

Veröffentlicht am 15. April 2018 von Markus W. in Toundra, Instrumental, Vortex, Rock, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Hardrock, Post-Metal

CD review TOUNDRA "Vortex"

(8/10) Spanish prog rocker Toundra break the pattern. Two years after having released their latest album “IV”, following “I”, “II” and “III”. So there was a crystal clear numbering system connected to their releases and everybody expected – indeed – “V”....

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CD review LONG DISTANCE CALLING "Boundless"

Veröffentlicht am 17. Januar 2018 von Markus W. in Long Distance Calling, Boundless, News, CD Review, InsideOut, Post-Rock, Rock, Instrumental, Alternative Rock

CD review LONG DISTANCE CALLING "Boundless"

(9/10) And here comes the next band from Muenster, Germany, releasing a new album. This time it’s post-rock passionistas Long Distance Calling that unveils a new pearl. The quartet, comprising of Jan Hoffmann (b), Dave Jordan (g), Florian Füntmann (g)...

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CD review MARTY FRIEDMAN "Wall of Sound"

Veröffentlicht am 19. Juli 2017 von Markus W. in Prosthetic Records, Marty Friedman, Instrumental, Heavy Metal, Shred, Rock, Prog Metal, News, CD Review

CD review MARTY FRIEDMAN "Wall of Sound"

(9/10) Marty Friedman is definitely no dark horse when it comes to rock and metal. The guitarist from Washington DC, who lives in Japan since more than a decade, earned some first credits as being part of Cacophony. Together with Jason Becker he was the...

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CD review TUESDAY THE SKY "Drift"

Veröffentlicht am 28. Juni 2017 von Markus W. in Tuesday The Sky, Rock, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Ambient, Instrumental, News, CD Review, Inside Out

CD review TUESDAY THE SKY "Drift"

(8/10) Jim Matheo's creativity and inspiration doesn’t seem to know any restrictions. It feels like writing new songs is a natural gift of the guitar virtuoso. Not only that he is one of the main pillars when it comes to prog metal legend Fates Warning,...

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New TUESDAY THE SKY video

Veröffentlicht am 16. Juni 2017 von Markus W. in Jim Matheos, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, Rock, Ambient, Instrumental, Tuesday The Sky, News, Video

New TUESDAY THE SKY video

Taken from the upcoming album "Drift" out June 30th 2017. Order it now! http://smarturl.it/TuesdayTheSkyDRIFT TUESDAY THE SKY - Today The Sky (Album Track) InsideOutMusic 2017 Tuesday The Sky , the new Ambient Instrumental Rock project by Fates Warning...

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CD review DER ELEFANT "Der Elefant" EP

Veröffentlicht am 29. Dezember 2016 von Markus W. in Der Elefant, Tieflader, Farmer Boys, Power Metal, Modern Metal, Instrumental, Alternative Metal, CD Review, News, Rock

CD review DER ELEFANT "Der Elefant" EP

(8/10) Alex Scholpp should be no new name to you guys. The guitarist from Stuttgart, Germany is known from his activities with Farmer Boys, Tieflader, Tarja and some more projects. Scholpp teamed-up with bassplayer Kevin Chown and Timm Schreiner on drums...

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Live review AMORPHIS / LONG DISTANCE CALLING, 013, Tilburg, 01.12.2016

Veröffentlicht am 2. Dezember 2016 von Markus W. in Long Distance Calling, Amorphis, Prog Rock, Instrumental, Heavy Metal, Melodic Metal, Death Metal, Live Review, Tour, News, Alternative Metal

Live review AMORPHIS / LONG DISTANCE CALLING, 013, Tilburg, 01.12.2016

It might become a tradition that Finnish Amorphis embark on a smaller winter tour around Christmas, celebrating the anniversary of milestone albums. It was two years ago when the guys played a few shows between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, focusing on...

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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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New video from LONG DISTANCE CALLING

Veröffentlicht am 15. April 2016 von Markus W. in Long Distance Calling, News, Video, Prog Rock, Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Instrumental

New video from LONG DISTANCE CALLING

"Getaway" is the new video of German rockers Long Distance Calling. The tune is taken from the upcoming album "Trips" that's coming via Inside Out Music later this month. The band could gain German actor Ralf Richter for playing a role in this clip. All...

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CD review ZOMBI "Shape Shift"

Veröffentlicht am 31. Oktober 2015 von Markus W. in Zombi, Goblin, Soundtrack, Instrumental, Rock, Electro, Prog Rock, News, CD Review

CD review ZOMBI "Shape Shift"

(8/10) You could that this is the right review for Halloween - a band called Zombi. No, seriously, Zombi is from Pittsburgh and the guys stand for progressive rock music that comes with many electronic features and synthesizers. Zombi was inspired by...

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CD review VINNIE MOORE "Aerial Visions"

Veröffentlicht am 22. Oktober 2015 von Markus W. in Vinnie Moore, UFO, Shred, Heavy Metal, Instrumental, Classic Rock, News, CD Review

CD review VINNIE MOORE "Aerial Visions"

(7/10) Vinnie Moore belongs to the golden generation of shred guitarists from the eighties. The first time I heard the sixstringer was on Vicious Rumors' "Soldiers of the Night" which he enriched with is guitar play. But very soon Moore started to release...

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CD review PAUL GILBERT "Stone pushing uphill man"

Veröffentlicht am 5. August 2014 von Markus W. in Paul Gilbert, Mr.Big, Racer X, Loverboy, Aerosmith, Instrumental, Rock, Hardrock, CD Review

CD review PAUL GILBERT "Stone pushing uphill man"

( 8/10) Paul Gilbert is one of the most important shred guitarists from the eighties and he still keeps this status till today. The albums from his band Racer X speak a clear language. Esp. the debut is still one of my all time faves. Next to those more...

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