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CD review BULLET "Dust to Gold"

Veröffentlicht am 9. April 2018 von Markus W. in Bullet, Heavy Metal, Hardrock, News, CD Review, SPV, Steamhammer, Dust to Gold

CD review BULLET "Dust to Gold"

(7/10) There isn't that much distraction in Småland in general and also Växjö isn't the center of entertainment either. So what should you do in order to not waste your time and having fun rather than hanging out. Indeed, you start your own band. This...

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CD review CREMATORY "Oblivion"

Veröffentlicht am 5. April 2018 von Markus W. in Crematory, Oblivion, News, Steamhammer, SPV, Dark Metal, Dark Rock, CD Review, Goth, Melodic Rock

CD review CREMATORY "Oblivion"

(6/10) It's not easy to write a review for this album. Normally I don't want to be influenced by anything more than by listening to an album a few times in a row, which shapes a picture about the release and the included songs. What makes it less easy...

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CD review THE DEAD DAISIES ""Burn It Down"

Veröffentlicht am 21. März 2018 von Markus W. in The Dead Daisies, Hardrock, Rock, Classic Rock, News, CD Review, Spitfire Music, SPV

CD review THE DEAD DAISIES ""Burn It Down"

(8/10) The Dead Daisies are one of the rising stars that constantly enlarged their fan-base over the last years. After having released three records and played many powerful live shows The Dead Daisies went back to the studio for recording their next...

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CD review AXEL RUDI PELL "Knight Call"

Veröffentlicht am 15. März 2018 von Markus W. in Axel Rudi Pell, Knight Call, News, CD Review, SPV, Steamhammer, Classic Rock, Heavy Metal, Melodic Metal

CD review AXEL RUDI PELL "Knight Call"

(8/10) „Knight Call“ is the title of the next brilliant longplayer of German guitar wizard Axel Rudi Pell. Pell is a hard working ‚craftsman‘ in the fields of classic rock and metal. Over almost 30 years the blond six-string player released many excellent...

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CD review ANVIL "Pounding the Pavement"

Veröffentlicht am 30. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Anvil, Pounding the Pavement, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal, News, CD Review, Steamhammer, SPV

CD review ANVIL "Pounding the Pavement"

(8/10) The story of Anvil is an emotional rollercoaster, the story of a band that never gave up, following their passion. These guys are a role model for staying true to themselves and fighting for what you live for. Anvil is more than just a a band....

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CD review MAGNUM "Lost on the Road to Eternity"

Veröffentlicht am 27. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Magnum, Bob Catley, Tony Clarkin, Hardrock, Rock, Melodic Rock, Classic Rock, Steamhammer, SPV, CD Review, News

CD review MAGNUM "Lost on the Road to Eternity"

(9/10) Introducing Magnum feels like carrying sand to the beach. I can't imagine that there are fans of rock and metal that never heard at least the name of the British hardrock legend. Guitar wizard Tony Clarkin and singer Bob Catley began in 1972 and...

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CD review JAG PANZER "The Deviant Chord"

Veröffentlicht am 14. September 2017 von Markus W. in Jag Panzer, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, US Metal, News, Steamhammer, SPV

CD review JAG PANZER "The Deviant Chord"

(9/10) One of the most exciting news this year was the one of Jag Panzer working on a new longplayer. The power metal legend, that released ground breaking records like “Ample Destruction”, had a second peak period in the beginning of this century before...

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CD review TRAVELIN JACK "Commencing Countdown"

Veröffentlicht am 5. September 2017 von Markus W. in Travelin Jack, Steamhammer, SPV, Hardrock, Classic Rock, Blues, News, CD Review, Rock, NWoBHM

CD review TRAVELIN JACK "Commencing Countdown"

(8/10) A band that’s swinging a hot bat at the moment is Travelin Jack from Berlin. The four-piece band that was founded in 2013, inked a deal with Steamhammer/SPV earlier this year and the first countable result of this cooperation is the anticipated...

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CD review ALPHA TIGER "Alpha Tiger"

Veröffentlicht am 12. August 2017 von Markus W. in Alpha Tiger, Hardrock, Melodic Metal, Rock, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, News, CD Review, Steamhammer, SPV

CD review ALPHA TIGER "Alpha Tiger"

( 8/10 ) "Alpha Tiger" is the self-titled fourth longplayer of the Freiberg, Germany based metal outfit. After having published "iDENTITY" in 2015 things evolved. While the third album was more a wild horse it's the new longplayer that reflects a more...

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CD review REX BROWN "Smoke on This"

Veröffentlicht am 23. Juli 2017 von Markus W. in Rex Brown, Hardrock, Pantera, Down, Blues, Southern Rock, Rock, CD Review, News, Steamhammer, SPV

CD review REX BROWN "Smoke on This"

(9/10) I guess that the name Rex Brown makes you immediately think about the legendary Pantera and the mighty Down. Brown was/is bass player in these two metal outfits and in the meantime he also worked on his solo debut. Now, in case you expect a sludge...

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CD review PRONG "Zero Days"

Veröffentlicht am 4. Juli 2017 von Markus W. in Prong, SPV, Steamhammer, Crossover, Thrash Metal, Hardcore, News, CD Review, Groove Metal, Heavy Metal, Punk, Alternative Metal

CD review PRONG "Zero Days"

(8/10) After having had a first career high in the beginning of the 90's its New York-based powerhouse Prong who had a fantastic comeback in the 2010 years, starting actually with "Scorpio Rising" and the following "Power of the Damager" album in 2007....

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JAG PANZER announces a new studio album

Veröffentlicht am 30. Juni 2017 von Markus W. in Jag Panzer, News, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, US Metal, SPV, Steamhammer

JAG PANZER announces a new studio album

Legendary Jag Panzer has a new longplayer in the starting blocks. "The Deviant Chord" is the name of this upcoming longplayer that will be released on September 28th, via SPV/Steamhammer. This means that six years waiting period comes to an end. Jag Panzer...

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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 MAGNUM "The Valley of Tears - The Ballads"

Veröffentlicht am 15. Januar 2017 von Markus W. in Magnum, Rock, Hardrock, Ballad, SPV, CD Review, News

CD review MAGNUM "The Valley of Tears - The Ballads"

(*/10) Magnum without any ballads is something I can't imagine. Even though the band of hardrock dinosaurs Tony Clarkin and Bob Catley wrote excellent hardrock songs, it has been always the ballads that gave each Magnum longplayer a certain width and...

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