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CD review OZ "Transition State"

Veröffentlicht am 28. November 2017 von Markus W. in OZ, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, CD Review, AFM Records, News, Classic Rock

CD review OZ "Transition State"

(7/10) Why looking for new sounds if classic metal does the job. This could have been the thinking of OZ. The Scandinavian powerhouse premiered in 1982 with an album entitled "Heavy Metal Heroes". Four additional longplayers followed before OZ decided...

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CD review LUCIFER'S HAMMER "Victory is Mine" - EP

Veröffentlicht am 27. November 2017 von Markus W. in Lucifer's Hammer, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, US Metal, NWoBHM, CD Review, Shadow Kingdom, News

CD review LUCIFER'S HAMMER "Victory is Mine" - EP

(9/10) Lucifer‘s Hammer is hailing from Santiago, Chile and could be, next to Procession, the next metal band from South America‘s West Coast that could reach a bigger international fanbase. Lucifer‘s Hammer, that is Titan, Hades and Hypnos. Looking on...

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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...

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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"

The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter will premiere on YouTube on 11th November - as a thank you to all our loyal fans around the world we're streaming the entire concert film for free. Grab...

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LOUDNESS returns with "Rise to Glory"

Veröffentlicht am 7. November 2017 von Markus W. in Loudness, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, News, earMusic, NWoBHM, Classic Metal, Rise to Glory

LOUDNESS returns with "Rise to Glory"

Japanese metal pioneers Loudness started very succesful into metal back in 1981. Records like "Thunder in the East" and "Lightning Strikes" are part of every seriously meant metal collection. Fortunatelly the following years could connect to these successful...

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SAXON announces "Thunderbolt"

Veröffentlicht am 7. November 2017 von Markus W. in Saxon, Thunderbolt, News, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, Power Metal

SAXON announces "Thunderbolt"

Metal pioneers Saxon announced a new longplayer that’s supposed to be in the record stores on February 2nd, 2018. “Thunderbolt” is already record number 22 in the bands long and rich history in metal. The new studio longplayer features eleven songs and...

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CD review RAM "Rod"

Veröffentlicht am 2. November 2017 von Markus W. in RAM, Rod, Metal Blade, News, CD Review, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, Power Metal

CD review RAM "Rod"

(8/10) In times when grunge began to top out and all kinds of crossover sounds, from nu-metal to modern metal, became the next big thing, it was a guitarist from Sweden who wanted to bring back traditional metal. A lot of the earlier metal bands had a...

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IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will release his biography

Veröffentlicht am 27. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden, Book, What Does This Button Do?, Heavy Metal, News, Biography, NWoBHM, Heyne Hardcore

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will release his biography

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson will publish his auto biography “What Does This Button Do?” on January 22nd, 2018. Dickson’s life is for sure not a boring one. Not only being the singer of one of the most influential metal bands on earth, Bruce Dickinson...

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CD review SORCERER "The Crowning of the Fire King"

Veröffentlicht am 20. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Sorcerer, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, Classic Rock, Classic Metal, Doom Metal, Epic Metal, Power Metal, Metal Blade, CD Review, News

CD review SORCERER "The Crowning of the Fire King"

(9/10) In many aspects Sorcerer can‘t be equaled with ‚speed‘. This goes for their music as well as for the band‘s history. The metal Vikings, hailing from Stockholm, started back in the end of the 80‘s with two demos tapes ... and then came silence....

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CD review PROCESSION "Doom Decimation"

Veröffentlicht am 16. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Procession, NWoBHM, Heavy Metal, Classic Metal, News, CD Review, High Roller Records, Doom Metal, Oldschool, Power Metal, US Metal

CD review PROCESSION "Doom Decimation"

(9/10) It was in 2010 when a band, I haven’t heard of before, all of a sudden appeared on the scene with an album that was jaw-dropping good. Procession was the name of this quartet that came from Chile, sending a strong metal message to the world. “Destroyers...

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ANVIL will kick-start 2018 with a new album

Veröffentlicht am 14. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Anvil, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal, Steamhammer

ANVIL will kick-start 2018 with a new album

Canadian metal veterans Anvil worked on a new album. The longplayer is entitled "Pounding the Pavement" and will be released on January 19th, 2018 via Steamhammer/SPV. In total it is twelve new metal anthems that will kick-start another metallic year....

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CD review SARKE "Viige Urh"

Veröffentlicht am 10. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Sarke, Black Metal, Black & Roll, Indie Recordings, News, CD Review, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, Thrash Metal

CD review SARKE "Viige Urh"

(8/10) Hailing from Oslo, Norway, Sarke represents a group of well-known musicians, being part of the Norwegian metal scene for many years. What started back in 2008 as a solo project of Thomas ‘Sarke’ Bergli grew to a band over time with so far four...

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CD review BELL "Tidecaller"

Veröffentlicht am 7. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Bell, CD Review, News, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, High Roller, NWoBHM, Doom Metal

CD review BELL "Tidecaller"

(8/10) Receiving releases from High Roller Records is always an perfect moment in time, knowing the label’s great sense for exquisite metal music. Therefore I started to listen to “Tidecaller”, the new album of Swedish Bell, with full excitement – and...

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CD review PÄNZER "Fatal Command"

Veröffentlicht am 4. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Pänzer, Nuclear Blast, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, News, CD Review, Schmier, VO Pulver, Oldschool

CD review PÄNZER "Fatal Command"

(8/10) German metal outfit Pänzer returns with a new album, the first one after having premiered in 2014 with “Send Them All to Hell”. Next to the album there is some more new to report. The line-up changed with Pänzer shifting from a trio to a quartet....

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