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CD review ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO "Live Unbound"

Veröffentlicht am 17. März 2017 von Markus W. in Alex Skolnick Trio, AST, CD Review, Jazz, Testament, Rock, Scorpions, Aerosmith, News

CD review ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO "Live Unbound"

(*/10) I have to admit that jazz normally doesn't belong to my favorite styles of music and when entering the world of free jazz even leads to confusion. However, this album is maybe the foot in the door to jazz music. It’s not that it's the songs itself...

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CD review SHINING "International Blackjazz Society"

Veröffentlicht am 18. Oktober 2015 von Markus W. in Shining, Black, Jazz, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, News, CD Review

CD review SHINING "International Blackjazz Society"

(8/10) There are two Shinings coming from Scandinavia. There are the brutal black metal Shining from Sweden that released their new album a few months ago, while this Shining is from Norway. The music of the Norwegian guys is 'slightly' different since...

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New and crazy video from SHINING (NOR)

Veröffentlicht am 14. Oktober 2015 von Markus W. in Shining, Heavy Metal, Rock, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, News, Video, Jazz

New and crazy video from SHINING (NOR)

Shining, the Norwegian ones, have posted, prior to the album release, a new video. It is done for "Last Day" and it is performed on one of the most impressive spots on nature - the Trolltunga in Norway. But check for yourself. Watch Last Day (Live At...

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New album from SHINING (NOR) in October

Veröffentlicht am 10. August 2015 von Markus W. in Shining, Black Metal, Jazz, Rock, Alternative Metal, News, Tour

New album from SHINING (NOR) in October

Norwegian black jazz band Shining announced their new album to be released in autumn this year. It will be October 16th when "International blackjazz society" will reach your local record dealers. Furthermore there are some tourdates announced.

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CD review GAVIN HARRISON "Cheating the polygraph"

Veröffentlicht am 26. April 2015 von Markus W. in Gavin Harrison, Porcupine Tree, News, Rock, Jazz, Swing, Prog Rock, CD Review

CD review GAVIN HARRISON "Cheating the polygraph"

(*/10) KScope proves again that they go for complex music rather than for mainstream. The latest album which underlines this is the longplayer from Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison. Next to this prog legend Harrison worked also together with King...

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CD review SHINING "IX - Everyone, everything, everywhere, ends"

Veröffentlicht am 20. April 2015 von Markus W. in Shining, Black Metal, Avangarde, Rock, Prog Rock, News, CD Review, Jazz

CD review SHINING "IX - Everyone, everything, everywhere, ends"

(9/10) This album would fit better into autumn and winter instead of spring that is re-vitalizing everything. Shining stands for black metal that is located somewhere between genius and insanity. Also the ninth record "IX - Everyone, everything, everywhere,...

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CD review SPECIAL PROVIDENCE "Essence of change"

Veröffentlicht am 18. April 2015 von Markus W. in Special Providence, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Ambient, Jazz, Fusion, Rock, News, CD Review

CD review SPECIAL PROVIDENCE "Essence of change"

(8/10) When I heard Special Providence for the first time I was sitting in my car. That wasn't a good idea, mainly because the music of the Hungarian band is rather complex. "Essence of change" includes nine instrumental songs that are all located somewhere...

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Video from metal/fusion/jazz masters TRIOSCAPES

Veröffentlicht am 22. August 2014 von Markus W. in Trioscapes, Fusion, Jazz, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Video, News

Video from metal/fusion/jazz masters TRIOSCAPES

You want it complex and wild. Here you go. Trioscapes released a video for "Digital dream sequence", the title track from their latest album. Metal, fusion, jazz at its best. Source: YouTube ( 8/10) If you get an album with 5 tracks you can imagine that...

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CD review CHICAGO "Now - Chicago XXXVI"

Veröffentlicht am 3. Juli 2014 von Markus W. in Chicago, Rock, CD Review, News, Jazz

CD review CHICAGO "Now - Chicago XXXVI"

(8/10) What started in 1967 as The Big Thing actually became a real big thing. Changing the name into Chocago Transit Authority the band was forced to adjust the name again. This time into Chicago. With Robert Lamm (keys), Lee Loughnane (Trumpet), James...

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