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CD review STALLION "From the Dead"

Veröffentlicht am 19. Juni 2017 von Markus W. in Stallion, News, High Roller, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, NWoBHM, CD Review, Hardrock, US Metal, Speed Metal

CD review STALLION "From the Dead"

(8/10) Interested in some real heavy metal from the underground? Yes? In this case you shouldn’t miss Stallion’s sophomore release “From the Dead”. The guys from Baden-Wuerttemberg published their debut in 2014. “Rise and Ride” was a first wake-up call...

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CD review WALPYRGUS "Walpyrgus Nights"

Veröffentlicht am 9. Juni 2017 von Markus W. in Walpyrgus, Twisted Tower Dire, While Heaven Wept, News, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, Hardrock, Epic Metal, Cruz Del Sur, CD Review

CD review WALPYRGUS "Walpyrgus Nights"

(8/10) The history of Walpyrgus started in 2012 when mainly Twisted Tower Dire and While Heaven Wept musicians joined together working on traditional heavy metal songs under the banner of Walpyrgus. The band had some first releases with a debut EP and...

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CD review ROCK GODDESS "It's More Than Rock'n'Roll"

Veröffentlicht am 12. Mai 2017 von Markus W. in Rock Goddess, News, CD Review, NWoBHM, Heavy Metal, Hardrock, Classic Rock

CD review ROCK GODDESS "It's More Than Rock'n'Roll"

(6/10) It feels like the band needed ten years for each song on this three track EP. Of course this isn’t the case but it’s a fact that the London-based trio published a debut back in 1983 with two more records that followed. Rock Goddess is Jody Turner...

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CD review THE OBSESSED "Sacred"

Veröffentlicht am 17. April 2017 von Markus W. in The Obsessed, Doom Metal, NWoBHM, Heavy Metal, Classic Rock, News, CD Review, Relapse Records

CD review THE OBSESSED "Sacred"

(7/10) It was in the beginning of February this year when the inventors of doom metal started their well-deserved pension. Black Sabbath played their last show in Birmingham, UK and with the last riff fading in the black sky it looks very much the band...

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CD review TRIAL (SWE) "Motherless"

Veröffentlicht am 15. April 2017 von Markus W. in Trial, Heavy Metal, US Metal, News, Power Metal, CD Review, NWoBHM, Metal Blades

CD review TRIAL (SWE) "Motherless"

(8/10) Swedish snowmelt in Trollhätten unveils a new album from Trial. "Motherless" is the band's third release and the first one for Metal Blade Records. As with the first two discs, Trial decided to go again for a metal feast with songs that are rooted...

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CD review CLOVEN HOOF "Who Mourns for the Morning Star"

Veröffentlicht am 14. April 2017 von Markus W. in Cloven Hoof, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, Power Metal, US Metal, News, CD Review, High Roller Records, Rock

CD review CLOVEN HOOF "Who Mourns for the Morning Star"

(8/10) British metal outfit Cloven Hoof can look back on a long history in metal.The band belongs to the veterans of New Wave of British Heavy Metal, starting in the late 70's. 1984 was the year of Cloven Hoof's debut, an album that was very well-received....

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CD review NIGHT DEMON "Darkness Remains"

Veröffentlicht am 7. April 2017 von Markus W. in Night Demon, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal, US Metal, NWoBHM, CD Review, Steamhammer, SPV

CD review NIGHT DEMON "Darkness Remains"

(8/10) Actually what happened over the last five years was the opposite of 'darkness remains'. It was in 2011 when the trio from Ventura, California started in darkness with a smaller fan base. The first ray of spotlight hit the band when they unveiled...

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CD review THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM "The Doomsday Kingdom"

Veröffentlicht am 4. April 2017 von Markus W. in The Doomsday Kingdom, Doom Metal, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, NWoBHM, CD Review, Candlemass, Leif Edling, Avatarium, News

CD review THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM "The Doomsday Kingdom"

(9/10) It's hard to keep track of all the bands and releases being the brainchild of Swedish master of doom Leif Edling. The iconic bass player became famous with Candlemass, a band that heavily influenced doom bands all over the world. Next to this metal...

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New NIGHT DEMON longplayer in April

Veröffentlicht am 24. Februar 2017 von Markus W. in Night Demon, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, Power Metal, News, Steamhammer

New NIGHT DEMON longplayer in April

Heavy metal maniacs Night Demon will release their sophomore album "Darkness Remains" on April 21st, 2017 via Steamhammer/SPV. The disc follows the well-received debut "Curse of the Damned" and features ten new songs. Here comes the artwork and the tracklist....

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CD review STRIKER "Striker"

Veröffentlicht am 12. Februar 2017 von Markus W. in Striker, Heavy Metal, NWoBHM, Power Metal, Melodic Metal, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal, CD Review, News

CD review STRIKER "Striker"

(8/10) Edmonton, Alberta isn’t only known for ice hockey. Next to the well known Edmonton Oilers there’s also some metal anchored in the Canadian city. Striker is one of these bands having their home base in Alberta. The four piece band appeared on the...

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CD review CRYSTAL VIPER "Queen of the Witches"

Veröffentlicht am 9. Februar 2017 von Markus W. in Crystal Viper, AFM Records, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, NWoBHM

CD review CRYSTAL VIPER "Queen of the Witches"

(7/10) Time is flying, that was my thought when I received the upcoming Crystal Viper album. It was in 2013 when the quartet released their latest longplayer “Possession”. Four years later the quartet will unveil their next longplayer named “Queen of...

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CD review CHROME MOLLY "Hoodoo Voodoo"

Veröffentlicht am 29. Januar 2017 von Markus W. in Chrome Molly, Hardrock, Heavy Metal, Traditional Metal, NWoBHM, CD Review, News, Rock, earMUSIC, Power Metal

CD review CHROME MOLLY "Hoodoo Voodoo"

(7/10) Chrome Molly is a hardrock outfit, hailing from Leicester, UK. The history of this quartet comes with two eras. The first phase took place between 1981 and 1991, followed by a spilt. In 2009 the band reunited and released two additional longplayer,...

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Live review HAMMERFALL/GLORYHAMMER/LANCER, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, 16.01.2017

Veröffentlicht am 17. Januar 2017 von Markus W. in Hammerfall, News, Live Review, Live, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Gloryhammer, Lancer, Napalm Records, Nuclear Blast, Speed Metal, Fantasy Metal, Melodic Metal, NWoBHM, TivoliVredenburg

Live review HAMMERFALL/GLORYHAMMER/LANCER, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, 16.01.2017

A 66% Scandinavian metal package brought a cold breeze and hot metal to Holland. Swedish metal Templars HammerFall embarked on a headliner tour through Europe, supported by their label companions Gloryhammer and Swedish comrades Lancer - three bands that...

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DVD review ACCEPT "Restless and Live"

Veröffentlicht am 4. Januar 2017 von Markus W. in Accept, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Classic Rock, NWoBHM, CD Review, DVD, Nuclear Blast, Live

DVD review ACCEPT "Restless and Live"

(8/10) It was in 2009 when German metal legend Accept returned on stage and I can remember having seen them live at one of their first shows in Uden, Netherlands around the same time (I think is was in spring 2010). The guys built their set mainly on...

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