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Live review DESTRUCTION/BARK/HELLBENDER, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden - 24.11.2017

Veröffentlicht am 25. November 2017 von Markus W. in Destruction, Schmier, Mike, Vaaver, Bark, HellBender, Power Metal, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Live, Tour, Live Review, Gebr. de Nobel

Destruction, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, 24.11.2017

Just a few days after Hamburg-based metal icons Helloween played an impressive show in Tilburg it was another German metal legend that delighted Dutch metal fans with excellent songs, covering a time span of more then three decades.

Destruction hit the road for playing three shows in The Netherlands. The starting point of this short trip was Leiden. It was the Gebr. De Nobel that hosted this thrash metal attack with a setlist that was built with an oldschool approach - the thrash anthems.   

 

But before Schmier, Mike and Vaaver started their hellish thrash inferno it was a local band that kicked-off that night. HellBender calls Leiden their home base, something that became very obvious by the encouraging amount of metalheads in front of the stage. The harsh thrash/death metal mix of HellBender motivated more and more fans to leave the bar for enjoying HellBenders brutal riff attacks. Honestly, I haven’t heard of the guys before and I think it was the first time that they entered a stage in bigger venue. However, it was a striking metal set with songs that did their job as energizers. HellBender’s sound might not by the most innovative one, but the intensity and passion that was put into each note played that night led to a well-deserved and rewarding applause.

Live review DESTRUCTION/BARK/HELLBENDER, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden - 24.11.2017
Live review DESTRUCTION/BARK/HELLBENDER, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden - 24.11.2017
Live review DESTRUCTION/BARK/HELLBENDER, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden - 24.11.2017
Live review DESTRUCTION/BARK/HELLBENDER, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden - 24.11.2017
Live review DESTRUCTION/BARK/HELLBENDER, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden - 24.11.2017
Live review DESTRUCTION/BARK/HELLBENDER, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden - 24.11.2017
Live review DESTRUCTION/BARK/HELLBENDER, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden - 24.11.2017
Live review DESTRUCTION/BARK/HELLBENDER, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden - 24.11.2017
Live review DESTRUCTION/BARK/HELLBENDER, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden - 24.11.2017
Live review DESTRUCTION/BARK/HELLBENDER, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden - 24.11.2017
Live review DESTRUCTION/BARK/HELLBENDER, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden - 24.11.2017

We stay in the Benelux but ‘move’ to Belgium. Bark, hailing from Antwerp, was next on the list. The band is still a rather new one with a foundation date in 2014. The noticeable thing with their performance is the power that comes with this five-piece outfit. These guys inflame a sonic blast and it felt like standing in the middle of a metal storm. Unfortunately there was a smaller crowd in front of the podium, which maybe also had to do with the fact that the songs felt very similar. It was a storm, blowing on a constant level right into your face.  A bit more variation wouldn’t have been a bad thing.

Live review DESTRUCTION/BARK/HELLBENDER, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden - 24.11.2017
Live review DESTRUCTION/BARK/HELLBENDER, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden - 24.11.2017
Live review DESTRUCTION/BARK/HELLBENDER, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden - 24.11.2017

Finally it was time for Destruction to enter the stage. The trio didn’t loose any time and started right into a set that was build very much around the “Infernal Overkill” album. Schmier, Mike and Vaaver put smashers like “Antichrist”, Black Death” and the excellent instrumental “Thrash Attack” on the setlist; songs that belongs to the best German thrash metal ever brought to surface. These tunes are classics and it wasn’t a big surprise that fans celebrated each of the seventeen anthems with a 90 minutes mosh pit.

Destruction’s set didn’t include any minute for recovery. “Curse the Gods” marked the excellent beginning of a concert that included everything fans of the German powerhouse came for. “Mad Butcher”, “Release From Agony” and the ‘newer’ “The Butcher Strikes Back” (from 2000) led to a hellish metal party, with the latter being the closer of the regular set.

After a very short break the trio returned on stage for two more tunes. It was a blood curdling scream by Schmier that introduced “Thrash Till Death” before “Bestial Invasion” acted as the Grande Finale of a show that took fans back to the first half of Destruction’s impressive musical history. I guess that nobody, including the band, would have been disappointed by just going on for a bit longer, but due to a strict curfew (a disco party followed that night in the same room) the 90 minutes had to do the job, and they did. Witnessing a Destruction show is always a delight and so was this night.

 

Live review DESTRUCTION/BARK/HELLBENDER, Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden - 24.11.2017

Tracklist Destruction:

  1. Curse The Gods
  2. Tormentor
  3. Nailed to the Cross
  4. Mad Butcher
  5. Dethroned
  6. Life Without Sense
  7. Release From Agony
  8. The Ritual
  9. Black Death
  10. Antichrist
  11. Satan’s Vengeance
  12. Total Desaster
  13. Thrash Attack
  14. Second to None
  15. The Butcher Strikes Back
  16. Thrash Till Death
  17. Bestial Invasion

 

Location: Gebr. De Nobel, Leiden, The Netherlands

Date: 24.11.2017

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Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017

Veröffentlicht am 24. November 2017 von Markus W. in W.A.S.P., Rain, Heavy Metal, Melodic Metal, Alternative Metal, Rock, Live, Live Review, 013, Reidolized, Tour

Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017

It was Blackie Lawless and band that stopped at 013 in Tilburg for celebrating the 25th anniversary of W.A.S.P.'s classic "The Crimson Idol" album. Before the four guys began with telling the 'story of Jonathan' is was up to Italian rock outfit Rain to get everybody into the right mood for the show. The band joint the tour recently after Beast Of Black stepped out a few days ago and they did a good job even though their playing time wasn't extensively long. In a bit more than 25 minutes Rain gained some new fans in Holland. I don't think that a lot of people knew about the band beforehand but a warm applause at the end of their show should be a motivator for the five-piece to come back to Holland in the near future. Finally it would be something positive saying things like …  "again 'Rain' in The Netherlands.”

Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017
Live review W.A.S.P. / Rain, 013, Tilburg, 12.11.2017

What followed has been more 90 minutes of pure nostalgic pleasure. The glory days from the 80's might be over but it's the songs and the music that stays. W.A.S.P. had some ups and downs along the way with a couple of recent releases that presented the band revitalized and in an excellent condition, leading to pretty good longplayers such as "Golgotha" from 2015.

The undisputed highlight though is „The Crimson Idol“ from 1992, which is the best album Blackie Lawless ever wrote and it was like a jump into a metallic fountain of youth listening to tracks like "The Invisible Boy" and "Chainsaw Charlie" in a live set. It felt like entering a time capsule that brought you right back to a time when metal music was on a first all-time-high.

25 years later, W.A.S.P. celebrated their most successful longplayer with the 'ReIDOLized' tour, leading Blackie Lawless and gang to Tilburg. The scenery at the 013 was kept in dark blue and red, which gave the three screens in the background a lot of attention. These screens gave the W.A.S.P. classics a visual framing with video sequences around the 'crimson idol' being a well-done add-on to a show that showcased W.A.S.P. and Lawless in a good shape and form. Blackie's voice sounded powerful and clean, even though not every pitch was spot-on, esp. during "L.O.V.E. Machine".

After having gone through the entire „The Crimson Idol“ album a bit of a too long break, with the film credits on the screens and a stage covered in black, led to the encore. Some sirens, helicopter samples and some furious light beams introduced extra classics, allying fan's hunger for more W.A.S.P.. „L.O.V.E. Machine“ was the first classic that filled the room and it was very well received by every W.A.S.P. fan. With "Golgotha" a new song followed and it was "Wild Child" that finally brought a party mood with it. Unfortunately "Wild Child" was the end of the set and the finish-line for everybody that night. I guess that nobody would have had a complaint if a few more songs, like e.g. “The Headless Children”, “Mean Man” or “Blind in Texas” would have been performed that night.

All in all W.A.S.P. performed a good show with excellent metal song that benefited from a well-done sound. However, during the  90 minutes the audience wasn't really electrified till the first chords of "Wild Child" have been played. I guess that everybody was positive but not much more. Maybe it was due to the little interaction between band and fans or it was the fact that the concert was on a Sunday night or it had other reasons. Anyhow, a good concert that made you cheer for the 'good 'ol days'.

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Live review HELLOWEEN, 'Pumpkins United', 013, Tilburg, 20.11.2017

Veröffentlicht am 21. November 2017 von Markus W. in Helloween, Pumpkins United, Michael Kiske, Kai Hansen, 013, Tilburg, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Power Metal, Keeper of the Seven Keys, Live, Live Review, Tour

Live review HELLOWEEN, 'Pumpkins United', 013, Tilburg, 20.11.2017
Helloween, 'Pumpkins United', 013, Tilburg, 20.11.2017

2017 is coming closer to an end, a year that had many highlights with one announcement that was sticking out - the Pumpkins United tour. Actually the first news came out in 2016 with things getting more concrete in spring this year. Helloween's 'Pumpkins United' tour feels like a dream that became true. Instead of performing some shows in an 'old-school setup', Helloween decided to go for a slightly different approach. 'Pumpkins United' includes all the current band members with the addition of no less than Michael Kiske and Kai Hansen. Even Ingo Schwichtenberg, who passes away in 1995 far too early, was and is part of this tour. The band honours the drummer with a drum solo via the backdrop screen, a solo he does together with Dani Löble. You can't interpret the word 'united' much better than this.

As a part of the world tour the band had a stop in The Netherlands on November 20th. It was the 013 in Tilburg that hosted a fantastic three hour show, featuring finest heavy metal. Helloween bridged in a perfect fashion old and new; not only when it comes to the line-up. The focus was, how could it be different, on the two parts of the 'Keeper of the Seven Keys" album. Five songs each turned the venue into a madhouse.

It was the Robbie Williams smash hit "Let me Entertain You" that acted as an intro to an unforgettable night of which "Halloween" was the starter, followed by "Dr. Stein" and "I'm Alive". These songs are classics and pure energizers.

Next to the great songs, the excellent musicians and the very well-done sound it was the stage scenery that completed a perfect metal show. As mentioned already earlier, it was a big screen that acted as a backdrop. Helloween used it to make Ingo Schwichtenberg part of this three hours metal journey. Next to this highlight of the night, one out of many, it has been short intermissions with Seth and Doc that have been placed after every second song. These nice and amusing breaks were the icing on the cake. Each of the short clips included a twinkle in the eye, stating the humour Helloween stand for.

Being grown up with the 'Keeper'-albums it felt like a journey back in time. Listening to the brilliant medley "Starlight/Ride the Sky/Judas" (from the "Walls of Jericho" release) and the epic "Keepers of the Seven Keys" was a delight for fans and metalheads. Of course time didn't stand still and we all got older. However, the magic survived and after all the decades that passed it's still a pleasure to listen to these classics in metal.

An exciting thing with this line-up is the fact that Helloween can benefit of three guitarists, providing a lot of riff-power and an extremely powerful sound. Next to the three axemen it's Andi Deris and Michael Kiske that performed more than well. It's the rougher voice of Deris that feels like an excellent counterpart to Kiske's high pitch moments, all climaxing when both have been on stage together, performing as a duet. It never felt like the one being better than the other or the both competing. It was more a completion of Helloween's sound. Still I must say that I was impressed how good Kiske's voice is after all these years. This man was and is one of the most influential singers in heavy metal - or how he stated towards the end of the show: "I lost my hair, but I didn't lost my voice". And he's so damn right - with both.

Time was flying that night and even the best things come to an end. The Grand Finale that night included two more classics. "Future World" and "I Want Out" have been excessively celebrated. The ending of a show couldn't have been better than with these two Helloween-hits.

Initiating 'Pumpkins United' was an outstanding idea. This set-up is fun for everybody. The band seemed to enjoy every single minute and also fans finally got what they were asking for such a long time - Helloween from then and now, all in one package. A night to remember and, at least when it comes to me, the by far best show in 2017.

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VUUR live dates for UK and Europe

Veröffentlicht am 13. November 2017 von Markus W. in Vuur, Live, Tour, Heavy Metal, Prog Metal, News

VUUR live dates for UK and Europe
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BLACK SABBATH "The End"

Veröffentlicht am 13. November 2017 von Markus W. in Black Sabbath, The End, Heavy Metal, Hardrock, Doom Metal, NWoBHM, Classic Rock, Live, CD Review, DVD Review

BLACK SABBATH "The End"

Actually 'the end' happened already some months ago. Black Sabbath, the iconic four-piece band that influenced metal and rock music as much as probably no one else, said goodbye after almost 50 years in rock. After half of a century the band returned to their cradle of metal, Birmingham, to play a final show. It was like coming home and ending things at the place where this legendary journey began.

It was on February 4th, when Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler, together with drummer Tommy Clufetos, entered the stage for a final show with the final curtain dropping that night.

Black Sabbath has a huge amount of fans all over this planet and not everybody could make it to England that night. Therefor Black Sabbath will publish a DVD/Blu-ray package entitled "The End" which tells the story of the final tour with its highlight in Birmingham.

Black Sabbath final release will come in various formats. Next to DVD and Blu-ray there will be a 2 CD set as well as the record being available as 3LP vinyl version.

It goes without saying that this final show was a glorious retrospective bringing the metal foundation to life. The setlist sorely consisted out of songs that have been published during the 70' - from "Black Sabbath" to "Technical Ecstasy".

It gives you the shivers when Ozzy announced the final song. Not only because of the folks got what they wanted; it has been also the last chords that has been performed in this constellation. "Paranoid" has been the glorious closer; not only of a single show. It marked the ending of an era in rock.

Black Sabbath became a legend already during life time and they will be never forgotten. Their extremely influential role in rock and metal music can't be emphasized enough and now it's up to the next generation to take the lead, spreading powerful metal music all over the world. Thank you Black Sabbath for all the excellent songs that make you immortal. 

 

Label: Eagle Vision

Genre: Heavy Metal

Release Date EU: November 17th, 2017

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CD/DVD review SPOCK'S BEARD "Snow - Live"

Veröffentlicht am 9. November 2017 von Markus W. in Spock's Beard, Neal Morse, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, Rock, News, Radiant Records, Live, CD Review, DVD Review, Snow - Live, Snow

CD/DVD review SPOCK'S BEARD "Snow - Live"

(9/10) It was in March this year when Neal Morse, together with The Neal Morse Band, released an awesome capturing of a show the band did during the 2015 edition of the well-known Morsefest. Spread out over two nights the band created a real prog rock feast, which included enough excellent material to fill three CD’s and DVD’s.

Seven months after this release saw the light of day it’s again Neal Morse who delivers a new live album which will be a next delight for fans of progressive rock music. This time it’s him, together with Spock’s Beard, releasing another unique moment in time. As you probably know, it was the awesome “Snow” album from 2002 that marked the end of a first era of Spock’s Beard. It was the last album that included Neal Morse who decided the leave the band after the longplayer was finished and in the shelfs.

Since the release was the last step of the first Spock’s Beard era means that “Snow”, with all its musical brilliance, never got the attention needed. Fans welcomed the album very much and it’s more Neal Morse and Spock's Beard themselves who never really had a chance the see the seed growing.

What felt like a missed grande finale over all these years led to a live show at Morsefest 2016 with Spocks’ Beard, in the original line-up and with current members, performing the entire “Snow” album. The show, that took place in Nashville, felt like a dream that became true – for fans and band. The missing link isn’t missing anymore and the grande finale was a great moment for prog rock.

It goes without saying the production and the sound of this live album is exquisite, giving the songs on the two CD’s the right frame and foundation to shine. What's even more exciting is the DVD set. As with the previous Neal Morse Band live release also "Snow - Live" is kept rather simple when it comes to the scenery. The songs from the "Snow" album are so good that extra gimmicks on stage aren't needed at all. Actually they would be a distraction from what such a concert is about - the music. Instead the approach was more to support the "Snow"-anthems with a video installation in the back and a well-done light installation. Various camera's capture in a perfect manner the pure joy of everybody involved that night. Not only that Neal Morse and his musical companions obviously enjoyed very minute of this gig, also fans were hungry for a live performance of these progressive rock classics.

"Snow - Live" is a treat for ears and mind. Excellent musicians perform great songs which is very much appreciated by fans who joined that night. 

 

(9/10)

 

Tracklist:

 

CD 1:

  1. Made Alive/Overture
  2. Stranger In A Strange Land
  3. Long Time Suffering
  4. Welcome To NYC
  5. Love Beyond Words
  6. The 39th Street Blues (I’m Sick)
  7. Devil’s Got My Throat
  8. Open Wide The Flood Gates
  9. Open The Gates Part 2
  10. Solitary Soul
  11. Solitary Soul (continuation)
  12. Wind At My Back
  13. Second Overture
  14. 4th Of July

CD 2:

  1. I’m The Guy
  2. Reflection
  3. Carrie
  4. Looking For Answers
  5. Freak Boy
  6. All Is Vanity
  7. I’m Dying
  8. Freak Boy Part 2
  9. Devil’s Got My Throat Revisited
  10. Snow’s Night Out
  11. Ladies And Gentlemen, Mister Ryo Okumoto On The Keyboards
  12. I Will Go
  13. Made Alive Again/Wind At My Back
  14. Falling For Forever

DVD 1:

  1. Made Alive/Overture
  2. Stranger In A Strange Land
  3. Long Time Suffering
  4. Welcome To NYC
  5. Love Beyond Words
  6. The 39th Street Blues (I’m Sick)
  7. Devil’s Got My Throat
  8. Open Wide The Flood Gates
  9. Open The Gates Part 2
  10. Solitary Soul
  11. Solitary Soul (continuation)
  12. Wind At My Back
  13. Second Overture
  14. 4th Of July

DVD 2:

  1. I’m The Guy
  2. Reflection
  3. Carrie
  4. Looking For Answers
  5. Freak Boy
  6. All Is Vanity
  7. I’m Dying
  8. Freak Boy Part 2
  9. Devil’s Got My Throat Revisited
  10. Snow’s Night Out
  11. Ladies And Gentlemen, Mister Ryo Okumoto On The Keyboards
  12. I Will Go
  13. Made Alive Again/Wind At My Back
  14. Falling For Forever

 

Spock’s Beard features:

  • Neal Morse (lead vocals, piano, synths, electric and acoustic guitar),
  • Alan Morse (electric guitars, vocals),
  • Ted Leonard (electric and acoustic guitar, vocals),
  • Jimmy Keegan (drums, percussion, vocals),
  • Nick D'Virgilio (drums, percussion, vocals, acoustic guitars),
  • Ryo Okumoto (keyboards, hammond organ, mellotron, jupiter 8, minimoog, vocoder),
  • Dave Meros (bass, vocals).

 

Label: Radiant Records / Metal Blade Records

Genre: Prog Rock

Release Date EU: November 10th, 2017

 

 

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Live review EPICA/MAYAN/3RD MACHINE, Patronaat, Haarlem, 21.201.2017

Veröffentlicht am 8. November 2017 von Markus W. in Epica, 3rd Machine, Mayan, Death Metal, Live, Live Review, Heavy Metal, Symphonic Metal, News, Tour, Melodic Metal

Live review EPICA/MAYAN/3RD MACHINE, Patronaat, Haarlem, 21.201.2017

It was a grey weekend in October when Epica embarked on a short three leg journey through The Netherlands to bring 'The Dutch Principles' closer to people. It was October 21st when the symphonic metal outfit stopped at the Patronaat, Haarlem for celebrating a 90 minutes headliner show in front of crowd that was hungry for heavy riffs, symphonic soundscapes and big melodies.

Epica played the big room and it goes without saying that the show was sold-out. No surprise too that the focus was on the last two longplayers, but the concert covered more. It was the entire Epica story that was on the agenda that night, from "The Phantom Agony" ("Crying for the Moon") to band's latest EP "The Solar System" ("Wheel of Destiny"). Epica showed again why they are belonging to the spearhead of symphonic metal. It's great songs, a lot of riff-power, outstanding vocals and a stage set based fire and light which makes an Epica concert to an event. I think there wasn't anybody in the room that didn't enjoy these 90 minutes metal fireworks.

Before Epica entered the stage, two more Dutch bands that increased the temperature at the Patronaat enormously. Some first riffs filled the room by 3rd Machine. More progressive metal was what created some first waves of enthusiasm, also based on the fact that this outfit is from Haarlem and had a home game evening.

MaYan was next. MaYan means excellent progressive (death-) metal songs and a lot of people on stage. Just the amount of singers is enormous, adding so many different colours to this musical picture. What might work easier on records worked perfectly on stage too. The level of tightness and the dense sound is amazing. MaYan, supported by an excellent sound and good light, created another metal storm, just as with one of their latest shows at Schollenpop a few months ago when the MaYan  metal storm smoothly turned into a real thunderstorm at Scheveningen Beach.

Epica, Patronaat, Haarlem, 21.10.2017
MaYan, Patronaat, Haarlem, 21.10.2017
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IRON MAIDEN will stream "The Book of Souls - Live Chapter"

Veröffentlicht am 7. November 2017 von Markus W. in Iron Maiden, The Book of Souls - Live Chapter, News, NWoBHM, Heavy Metal, Live, YouTube

IRON MAIDEN will stream "The Book of Souls - Live Chapter"
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CD review BLUES PILLS "Lady in Gold - Live in Paris"

Veröffentlicht am 5. November 2017 von Markus W. in Blues Pills, Live in Paris, Nuclear Blast, CD Review, Live, Rock, Hardrock, News, Vintage, Classic Rock, Lady in Gold, Le Trianon

CD review BLUES PILLS "Lady in Gold - Live in Paris"

(*/10) A band that belongs to the Champions League of the current retro rock peak is Blues Pills, hailing from Sweden. Having only two longplayers out there in the record stores up till now doesn’t mean that the quartet isn’t present. in contrary. Blues Pills is a band that love to be on the road and play live in front of fans of good rock music. 

Blues Pills that belongs to the rising stars when it comes to classic rock music that’s built on the bluesy rock roots of the 70’s. What happened over the last years sounds almost like a dream that became true, probably not even expected by the band themselves. The sophomore longplayer “Lady in Gold”, released last year, went right into the charts, leading to a number one position in the German longplayer charts.

To promote this fantastic album the band embarked on a longer tour and one of the shows of this journey took place in Paris on October 30th last year. Much to the joy of every Blues Pills fan the show was recorded. In front of 1,200 enthusiastic fans the quartet celebrated blues and rock music in a perfect fashion. The band turned Le Trianon into a madhouse by igniting a pure rock’n’roll vibe. Blues Pills, live and on studio releases, stands for the basics of rock music. There’s no need for unnecessary decoration and any frills would be a distraction of the musical spirit that's embedded in each of the tunes.

“Lady in Gold – Live in Paris” captures all the highlights of this exciting rock outfit. If you haven’t heard anything of Blues Pills before it’s this longplayer (and DVD) that gives you an excellent overview about what was created so far by this terrific four-piece band. Fans of the band will love this live release anyhow and in case you're looking for moments that give you the shivers I can recommend “I Felt a Change” with Elin and her awesome voice being literally in the spotlight.

 

(*/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Lady in Gold
  2. Little Preacher Boy
  3. Bad Talkers
  4. Won’t Go Back
  5. Black Smoke
  6. Bliss
  7. Little Sun
  8. Elements and Things
  9. You Gotta Try
  10. High Class Woman
  11. Ain’t No Change
  12. Devil Man
  13. I Felt a Change
  14. Rejection
  15. Gone So Long

 

Label: Nuclear Blast Records

Genre: Classic Rock

Release Date EU: November 3rd, 2017

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Live review AIRBOURNE/DESECRATOR, Melkweg, Amsterdam, 13.10.2017

Veröffentlicht am 29. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Airbourne, Desecrator, Melkweg, Live, Live Review, News, Tour, Hardrock, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal

Live review AIRBOURNE/DESECRATOR, Melkweg, Amsterdam, 13.10.2017

An Australian rock power package stopped in Amsterdam a few days ago, bringing a lot of high voltage and rock’n’roll power to The Netherlands. It was AC/DC’s grandsons Airbourne that are on a current tour throughout Europe, trying to blow away the grayness of autumn. Actually they succeeded across the board. Not only that they played a great shop at Melkweg; they actually also brought the Australian sun to Holland and the temperature at the sold-out venue was as hot as a beach day in Sydney during summertime.

“Ready to Rock”, “Breakin’ Outta Hell” and the obligatory “Runnin’ Wild” are songs that just act like a shot of caffeine, right into your veins. There’s no way to stand still and therefore it took now time till the quartet turned the Melkweg into a madhouse of rock.

A glimpse on the setlist shows a coverage of all four longplayers with a focus on the debut and the latest smasher “Breakin’ Outta Hell”. This isn’t a too big of a surprise to me since these two releases stand for the best Airbourne has brought into the open yet.

The band that completed the Australian metal package was the opening act. Desecrator, releasing their new album as we speak, acted as support for the mighty four-piece from Down Under. The guys play some thrash-based metal and not by coincidence the bands honored thrash dinosaurs like Metallica with some tones here and there. Desecrator was the big surprise that night. I guess that everybody expected what he/she got from the Airbourne show, but it was Desecrator who convinced folks in no time, leading to a quite massive pit at the end of their show.

All in all it was a great night of rock and metal, proving again that Australia has more to offer than only AC/DC. Horns up.

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MAGNUM tour dates for Europe

Veröffentlicht am 27. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Magnum, Tour, Live, Steamhammer, Hardrock, Melodic Rock, Rock, Classic Rock

MAGNUM tour dates for Europe
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SIKTH tour dates for Europe

Veröffentlicht am 27. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in SikTh, Math Metal, Prog Metal, News, Live, Tour

SIKTH tour dates for Europe
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