Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013


New AXEL RUDI PELL song feat. Bonnie Tyler

Veröffentlicht am 31. März 2017 von Markus W. in Axel Rudi Pell, Bonnie Tyler, Rock, Ballad, Hardrock, Classic Rock, News, Video, Steamhammer

New AXEL RUDI PELL song feat. Bonnie Tyler

ANATHEMA unveils details of the new album

Veröffentlicht am 30. März 2017 von Markus W. in Ambient, Rock, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, News, Video, Anathema, Ksope

Photo by Caroline Traitler

Photo by Caroline Traitler

Ambient rockers Anathema will release a new longplayer on June 9th via Kscope. It's entitled "The Optimist" and eleven new exciting songs of which the first one, "Springfield", is online as a video on the bands website.



  1. 32.63N 117.14W
  2. Leaving It Behind
  3. Endless Ways
  4. The Optimist
  5. San Francisco
  6. Springfield
  7. Ghosts
  8. Can`t Let Go
  9. Close Your Eyes
  10. Wildfires
  11. Back To The Start

"World Gone Mad" by LIFE OF AGONY

Veröffentlicht am 30. März 2017 von Markus W. in Life Of Agony, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Crossover, News, Hardcore, Rock, Video

Brooklyn hard rock legends LIFE OF AGONY have completed work on their new album and Napalm Records debut "A Place Where There's No More Pain", which will be released April 28th via Napalm Records.  So far only one song from the album has been released to the public, the title track “A Place Where There’s No More Pain”. 


Today Invisible Oranges and Brooklyn Vegan are stoked to debut the second single from A Place Where There's No More Pain. Get a first listen to “World Gone Mad”.


"The message behind ‘World Gone Mad’ could not be more relevant to what's going on all over this planet right now. People are more divided than ever, and if we continue to ignore the fact that this world is busting at its seams and just continue to "stick our heads underground," like the lyrics suggest, we will see a madness in our lifetime like we've never experienced before,” says bassist Alan Robert.


GOJIRA private session show on ARTE

Veröffentlicht am 8. August 2016 von Markus W. in Gojira, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, News, Video

Gojira played a private session in Studio 500 to present their sixth studio album "Magma". The 60 minutes show took place on June 9 and it's TV channel ARTE that recorded the show and placed it in their media library. Check it out. It's worth to watch.


DELAIN tracklist, lyric video and tour dates for Europe

Veröffentlicht am 8. August 2016 von Markus W. in Delain, Evergrey, King And The Lotus, Symphonic Metal, Bomastic Metal, News, Video, Heavy Metal, Rock

Dutch symphonic rockers Delain will release their new album "Moonbathers" on August 26th via Napalm Records. It's the bands fifth studio album and the tracklist looks like this:

  1. Hands Of Gold (feat. Alissa White-Gluz)
  2. The Glory and the Scum
  3. Suckerpunch
  4. The Hurricane
  5. Chrysalis - The Last Breath
  6. Fire With Fire
  7. Pendulum
  8. Danse Macabre
  9. Scandal
  10. Turn the Lights Out
  11. The Monarch

Bonus CD

  1. Suckerpunch - Live In The Netherlands
  2. Turn The Lights Out - Live In The Netherlands
  3. The Glory And The Scum - Live In The Netherlands
  4. Don't Let Go - Live In The Netherlands
  5. The Glory And The Scum - Orchestra
  6. Hands Of Gold - Orchestra


The first songs from Delain's new album got a lyric video. "The Glory and the Scum" is online. HERE you go.


"Moonbathers" will also be promoted by a tour with Evergrey as special guests and King And The Lotus as support. Here are the dates:

14.10.2016 DE – Köln, Essigfabrik
15.10.2016 DE – Stuttgart, Im Wizemann
16.10.2016 DE – Hamburg, Gruenspan
17.10.2016 DK – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
19.10.2016 DE – Berlin, Columbia-Theater
20.10.2016 PL – Cracov, Kwadrat
21.10.2016 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
22.10.2016 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Club
25.10.2016 SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
27.10.2016 AT – Vienna, Szene
28.10.2016 DE – Munich, Backstage
29.10.2016 DE – Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
30.10.2016 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
31.10.2016 FR – Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
02.11.2016 ES – Madrid, Arena
03.11.2016 FR – Toulouse, Metronum
04.11.2016 FR – Paris, Elysee Montmartre
05.11.2016 FR – Lille, Le Splendid
06.11.2016 BE – Antwerp, Trix
08.11.2016 UK – Birmingham, Institute
09.11.2016 SCO – Glasgow, The Classic Grand
11.11.2016 IRE – Dublin, Button Factory
12.11.2016 UK – Manchester, The Ritz
13.11.2016 UK – London, Koko
15.11.2016 UK – Norwich, Waterfront
16.11.2016 UK – Southampton, Engine Rooms
17.11.2016 UK – Cardiff, Tramshed


DELAIN tracklist, lyric video and tour dates for Europe

New song from DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT + tour dates

Veröffentlicht am 5. August 2016 von Markus W. in Devin Townsend Project, Devin Townsend, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, News, Video, Rock, Heavy Metal

New stuff from Canadian guitar wizard Devin Townsend. Together with his Devin Townsend Project he worked on his next studios release called "Transcendence". Release date is September 9 and the album comes via InsideOut. "Failure" is the first video that has been released, a song that promises another great DTP album.

The new album will be supported by extensive touring activities in North America and Europe:

European Tour 2017
28.01 – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
30.01 – Rockhall, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
31.01 – Le Bataclan, Paris, France
01.02 – Roclschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
05.02 – Le Moulin, Marseille, France
07.02 – Live Club, Milan, Italy
08.02 – Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
09.02 – LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany
10.02 – Backstage, Munich, Germany
12.02 – Tvornica Club, Zagreb, Croatia
13.02 – A38, Budapest, Hungary
14.02 – Arena, Vienna, Austria
16.02 – The Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
17.02 – Täubchenthal, Leipzig, Germany
18.02 – Kwadrat, Krakow, Poland
19.02 – Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
21.02 – Grünspan, Hamburg, Germany
22.02 – Voxhall, Aarhus, Germany
23.02 – Pustervik, Gothenburg, Sweden
25.02 – Blastfest, Bergen, Norway
26.02 – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
28.02 – The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
01.03 – Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki, Finland
03.03 – Berns, Stockholm, Sweden
04.03 – KB, Malmö, Sweden
05.03 – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
07.03 – Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany
08.03 – FZW, Dortmund, Germany
09.03 – 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
10.03 – De Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
12.03 – Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
13.03 – Academy, Manchester, UK
14.03 – Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK
16.03 – Institute, Birmingham, UK
17.03 – Eventim Apollo, London, UK
18.03 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK


North American Tour 2016

2nd Sep – Level Night Club, Kelowna, BC*
3rd Sep - SAIT, Calgary, AB*
4th Sep – Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB*
6th Sep – Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg, MB*
7th Sep – Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN*
9th Sep – Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN
10th Sep – Prog Power Fest, Atlanta, GA*
11th Sep – The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
12th Sep – Amos’ Southend, Charlotee, NC
13th Sep – The Fillmore Silverspring, Silverspring, MD
15th Sep – Theatre Of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
16th Sep – PlayStation Theatre, New York, NY
17th Sep – The Palladium, Worcester, MA
18th Sep – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, QC
19th Sep – The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
21st Sep – Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
22nd Sep – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
23rd Sep – House of Blues, Chicago, IL
24th Sep – The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
25th Sep – Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY
27th Sep – The Joy Theater, New Orleans, LA
29th Sep – Gas Monkey Live!, Dallas, TX
5th Oct – The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
6th Oct – The Novo, Los Angeles, CA
7th Oct – The Marquee, Tempe, AZ
8th Oct – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NZ
9th Oct – Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
11th Oct – Knitting Factory, Boise, IH
12th Oct – Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
13th Oct – Chrystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
14th Oct – Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
15th Oct – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC

New song from DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT + tour dates

KANSAS unveiled first new single

Veröffentlicht am 5. August 2016 von Markus W. in Kansas, Rock, Classic Rock, News, Video, Prog Rock, Hard

Legendary Kansas will release their next studio album called "The Prelude Implicit" on September 23rd. The longplayer is the first one in 16 years for the band that calls classics like "Dust in the Wind" their own.

"With this Heart" is the first single that has been unveiled and you'll find the link at the end of this post.

Furthermore, here comes the cover and the tracklist:

1.) With This Heart
2.) Visibility Zero
3.) The Unsung Heroes
4.) Rhythm in the Spirit
5.) Refugee
6.) The Voyage of Eight Eighteen
7.) Camouflage
8.) Summer
9.) Crowded Isolation
10.) Section 60

KANSAS unveiled first new single

Video and tour dates of CLUTCH

Veröffentlicht am 3. August 2016 von Markus W. in Clutch, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, News, Video, Stoner Rock

Clutch posted a watchable video, done for "A Quick Death in Texas", that's now online. Furthermore the guys can be seen live and here you can find out where and when:

06.08. Wacken Open Air
07.08. Bremen - Modernes
12.08. Rocco del Schlacko
13.08. Taubertal Festival
14.08. Open Flair Festival
16.08. Bochum - Zeche


New video and more details of HANSEN & FRIENDS

Veröffentlicht am 3. August 2016 von Markus W. in Kai Hansen, Hansen & Friends, Helloween, Gamma Ray, News, Video, HardHea, Power Metal, Hamburg

New video and more details of HANSEN & FRIENDS

As reported earlier Kai Hansen worked on his solo debut under the banner of Hansen & Friends. The iconic guitarist from Hamburg worked together with Eike Freese on guitar, Heaven Shall Burn guitarist Alex Dietz on bass and Carcass' Dan Wilding on drums.

The album will be released on September 16th and come via earMUSIC/Edel. The title is "XXX Three Decades in Metal", a name that says it all.

Hansen will perform the songs from his solo debut at this years Waken festival for the first time live and a teaser of the record is already online. "Born Free" is the first song that was unveiled and it's an awesome piece of metal. "Born in Hamburg in 1963..." - words that couldn't have been chosen better.

"Born Free" is a brilliant metal anthem that sticks as a wet spaghetti to the wall. Great riffs, a melodic chorus and a powerful arrangement makes this tune to a true headbanger. Take a look at the video.


New video and more details of HANSEN & FRIENDS

AIRBORNE published a lyric video for "Breakin' Outta Hell"

Veröffentlicht am 1. August 2016 von Markus W. in Airbourne, Heavy Metal, Video, News, Hardrock

“I’m gonna hit the highway and never look back” - these are the words Airborne's new single, taken from the fourth album, starts with. "Breaking' Outta Hell" will be released on September 23rd via Vertigo/Universal Music and the video clip for the title track is the first teaser that's being revealed.

“We get a lot of feedback from our fans saying how much they love the faster tracks,” states Airbourne frontman Joel O’ Keeffe, “but when they play them in the car… well, it can be tough on their pocket with all the speeding fines! ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’ is definitely one of THOSE numbers… even the guys who filmed the lyric video were stopped by the police and given a fine. For us, these visuals really sum up the feeling behind the song, and the album, too – the whole message is right there. Put on the single, or the album, and it’s fuck the boss and fuck all the tax I owe. I’m going out, I’m getting pissed and I’m going to listen to some hard rock ‘n’ roll. No ballads, no bullshit. I’m breaking out of hell!”

The album was produced by Bob Marlette and was mixed by Mike Fraser.

Furthermore the four guys are on the road (with Volbeat) during autumn and these are the dates:

28.10.2016 Hamburg (DE) Barclaycard Arena
29.10.2016 Berlin (DE) Mercedes-Benz Arena
31.10.2016 Munich (DE) Olympiahalle
01.11.2016 Linz (AT) Tipps Arena
02.11.2016 Vienna (AT) Stadthalle
04.11.2016 Innsbruck (AT) Olympiahalle
05.11.2016 Geneva (CH) Arena
07.11.2016 Stuttgart (DE) Schlayerhalle
08.11.2016 Zurich (CH) Hallenstadion
09.11.2016 Cologne (DE) Lanxess Arena
10.11.2016 Frankfurt (DE) Festhalle
12.11.2016 Leipzig (DE) Arena
13.11.2016 Oberhausen (DE) Koenig-Pilsener Arena
14.11.2016 Brussels (BE) Forest National
15.11.2016 Amsterdam (NL) Ziggo Dome

AIRBORNE published a lyric video for "Breakin' Outta Hell"

"I Apologize" - the new video from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

Veröffentlicht am 1. August 2016 von Markus W. in Five Finger Death Punch, Heavy Metal, Modern Metal, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Nu Metal, Video, News

Five Finger Death Punch has unveiled the video for their next single “I Apologize”. Culled from their sixth studio album, "Got Your Six", the chilling clip follows Ivan Moody through a cemetery housing our era’s most notable deceased rock icons, ranging from Elvis to Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse to Jimi Hendrix. The clip was shot at Los Angeles’ famed Angelus Rosedale Cemetery with Nathan Cox directing the band-conceived storyline.


New ODDLAND song online

Veröffentlicht am 12. Juli 2016 von Markus W. in Oddland, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Heavy Metal, Video, News

In case you're interested in bands like Opeth and Pain Of Salvation you might be curious about Oddland's newest video. The band comes from Finland and released their debut in 2012. The sophomore record, "Origin", will enter the shops on September 9th.

It was Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames) that was responsible for the mix and mastering and "Hidden" is a first track that was posted the other day.


New video from IN EXTREMO

Veröffentlicht am 7. Juli 2016 von Markus W. in In Extremo, Folk Metal, Heavy Metal, Rock, News, Video

German In Extremo took one of the best song from their new album "Quid Pro Quo" and produced a video clip. "Störtebeker" is the name of the tune and you can get to the video via the link at the end of this post. Have fun and enjoy a few minutes of being a kind of Störtebeker.


New DECEMBRE NOIR video posted

Veröffentlicht am 7. Juli 2016 von Markus W. in Decembre Noir, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Video, News

"Small.Town.Depression" is the first video that's taken from the upcoming Decembre Noir album. "Forsaken Earth" is the title of this longplayer that will be released via FDA Rekotz on August 12th.

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