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CD review NITROGODS "Roadkill BBQ"

Veröffentlicht am 13. Juni 2017 von Markus W. in Nitrogods, Heavy Metal, News, Rock, Hardrock, Blues, Steamhammer, CD Review

CD review NITROGODS "Roadkill BBQ"

(7/10) The Stuttgart/Hannover-based street rockers Nitrogods hit the studio some months back in time for recording their new output "Roadkill BBQ. The outcome of this hard working exercise is in the meantime availble in the recordshop, featuring 12 new songs. 

Nitrogods is Oimel, Klaus Sperling (Freedom Call, Primal Fear) and Henny Wolter (Thunderhead, Primal Fear, Sinner). These three guys are around since 2011 and the trio can look back on a debut, "Nitrogods", which was released in 2012. Five years later the sophomore record hit the stores and what you can expect of this disc is pure rock'n'roll entertainment. 

This longplayer is a nasty rocker. The loss of Lemmy and the end of Motörhead is still a very sad moment in rock music and the uniqueness of musician and band will stay forever. Fortunately the guys implemented a seed that was growing in the past and still grows. One of the fruitful results is Nitrogods from Germany.

Their newest longplayer "Roadkill BBQ" brings back some of the good 'ol Motörhead vibes. The opener "Rancid Rock" is one of these moments and "Bad Place Wrong People" is another one. It's the merciless groove and the hammering bassline that reminds of nice memories and also Oimel's coarse voice fit in an excellent way to what these tunes express - a pure joy of rock. 

However, even though the mighty Motörhead influences Nitrogod's sound more than a bit, the band is more in their bag than being 'just' a tribute band honouring their idols. There are moments when Status Quo delivered a blueprint for what you get to hear. The easy going title track is such a track while "I Hate" is not more, but also not less, than a cool rollin' rocker that will turn any clubshow into a madhouse experience.

Nitrogod's "Roadkill BBQ" is simple, to the point and an excellent soundtrack for your next BBQ party with friends and beers.





  1. Rancid Rock
  2. Roadkill BBQ
  3. My Love's a Wirebrush
  4. Boogeyman
  5. Bad Place Wrong People
  6. Wheelin'
  7. A Los Muerto
  8. The Price of Liberty
  9. Race to Ruin
  10. I Hate
  11. Father
  12. Where Have the Years Gone
  13. Russian Rocket (Bonus)
  14. Did Jese Turn water Into Beer (Bonus)


Label: Steamhammer / SPV

Genre: Street Rock

Release Date EU: May 26th, 2017



CD review NITROGODS "Rats & rumors

Veröffentlicht am 28. Oktober 2014 von Markus W. in Nitrogods, Rock, Hardrock, Blues, CD Review, News, Motorhead

(6/10) That the Nitrogods have a preference for Motörhead became already quite obvious with their debut. And the guys continued that way. I don't want to go that far to say that they are a copycat of the the mighty trio, but they are at least VERY inspired by them.

Already the opening double "Rats & rumors" and "Get pride" sounds like Lemmy and his mates. Fast boogie based rock'n'roll blows out of the speakers and Motörhead delivered more than just a blueprint. Tracks like "BMW" and "Lite bite" follows the same principle. 

But it's not only Lemmy, Phil and Mikkey who are the 'inspiration' for Nitrogods. The Clash delivered with "London calling" the prototype for "Irish honey", "Automobile" follows The Bosshoss with some country-based rock, "There is a bit of Aerosmith in "Nothing but trouble", and last but not least "Back home" comes with some Thin Lizzy melodylines.

And eventhough the music is for sure not innovative and unique I must admit that the album is done very well. If you like the above mentioned bands and if you're a bit open-minded you could find some fun in this album.

"Rats & rumors" is a 'tribute album' to mainly Motörhead based on some own songs. Music that works live very well and it's up to you if you want to invest in the CD. Probably better to see them live.





  1. Rats & rumors
  2. Got pride
  3. Irish honey
  4. Automobile
  5. Damn right (They call it rock'n'roll)
  6. Nothing but trouble
  7. Back home
  8. Dirty old man
  9. Ramblin' broke
  10. BMW
  11. Lite bite
  12. Nitrogods
  13. Whiskey supernova


Label: SPV

Genre: Rock'n'roll

CD review NITROGODS "Rats & rumors