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CD review UNISONIC "Live in Wacken"

Veröffentlicht am 10. Juli 2017 von Markus W. in Unisonic, Kai Hansen, Wacken, Melodic Metal, News, CD Review, Live, Heavy Metal, Hardrock, Rock

CD review UNISONIC "Live in Wacken"

(8/10) earMusic releases end of June a Hansen & Friends live album (see review), recorded 2016 at the famous Wacken festival.T he guys played a 75 minutes set with Unisonic folowing them on the same stage one hour later. This meant two shifts for Kai...

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CD review HANSEN & FRIENDS :Thank You Wacken (Live)"

Veröffentlicht am 22. Juni 2017 von Markus W. in Hansen & Friends, Wacken, earMusic, Live, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Power Metal, News, CD Review

CD review HANSEN & FRIENDS :Thank You Wacken (Live)"

(8/10) Kai Hansen and Wacken share a longtime common history. It was back in 1994 when Hansen played the Wacken open ait festival with Gamma Ray. At that time the festival was far away from being as big as it is these days - it was a smaller event in...

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KAI HANSEN announces "Thank You Wacken"

Veröffentlicht am 5. Mai 2017 von Markus W. in Kai Hansen, Hansen & Friends, News, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Wacken, Speed Metal, Melodic Metal

KAI HANSEN announces "Thank You Wacken"

Kai Hansen & Friends played a show as part of last years Wacken festival. The iconic guitarist from Hamburg, Germany nailed down a brilliant show that included many songs from last years debut album. On June 23rd earMusic releases a live album that features...

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CD review DIMMU BORGIR "Forces of the Northern Night"

Veröffentlicht am 27. April 2017 von Markus W. in Dimmu Borgir, Death Metal, Black Metal, Live, News, Heavy Metal, CD Review, DVD Review, Wacken

CD review DIMMU BORGIR "Forces of the Northern Night"

(9/10) There were many attempts of combining classic music and metal to something exciting and breath-taking. Sometimes things ended in a failure while rock history also shows some true wins. Fortunately this longplayer belongs to the latter, showcasing...

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CD review DEEP PURPLE "From the setting sun (in Wacken)" & To the rising sun (in Tokyo)"

Veröffentlicht am 30. August 2015 von Markus W. in Deep Purple, Hardrock, News, Live, CD Review, Classic Rock, New, Heavy Metal, Wacken

CD review DEEP PURPLE "From the setting sun (in Wacken)" & To the rising sun (in Tokyo)"

(*/10) Rock dinosaur Deep Purple surprises us with two live releases this summer. One covers a show the guys did in Wacken in 2013 while the second one was recorded in the legendary Budokan in Tokyo a few months later. In this review I can only refer...

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CD review U.D.O. "Navy metal night"

Veröffentlicht am 22. Juli 2015 von Markus W. in U.D.O., Accept, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, News, CD Review, NWoBHM, Wacken

CD review U.D.O. "Navy metal night"

(8/10) I guess it’s not that easy for a guy like Udo Dirkschneider, who has done and experienced already a lot in his career, to come up with something really new. He had his very successful times with Accept and since many many years he is a constant...

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Always a cool drink...

Veröffentlicht am 21. Juli 2015 von Markus W. in News, Festival, Wacken, Summerbreeze

Always a cool drink...

You want to have constantly cool drinks available during your festival stay? This is something I found today in the web: Rent-a-cool box. Sounds like something that is worth to share. Available for, amongst others, Wacken and Summerbreeze. Als jahrelanger...

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"25 years - Louder than hell" - The W.O.A. documentary

Veröffentlicht am 20. Juni 2015 von Markus W. in Wacken, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, News, Speed Metal, Power Metal, Alternative Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal

"25 years - Louder than hell" - The W.O.A. documentary

This landmark film weaves together the full story of the world’s most unique and biggest hard rock festival, featuring dozens of exclusive interviews with musicians, fans and the festival producers. WACKEN OPEN AIR has never simply been a ‘festival’…it...

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CD review SAVATAGE "Return to Wacken"

Veröffentlicht am 10. Juni 2015 von Markus W. in Savatage, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, US Metal, News, CD Review, Wacken

CD review SAVATAGE "Return to Wacken"

(*/10) O man, it took so long to see some signs of life from the mighty Savatage again. Of course, there is the Trans-Siberian Orchestra that celebrates huge successes and their live shows also include a couple of Savatage songs, but it's still something...

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DVD review ALICE COOPER "Raise the dead - Live from Wacken"

Veröffentlicht am 25. Oktober 2014 von Markus W. in Alice Cooper, Hardrock, Rock, Wacken, DVD review, News

DVD review ALICE COOPER "Raise the dead - Live from Wacken"

(8/10) I will not go too deep into the music and the setlist, since I talked about this already in the CD review from a few days ago. The DVD though contains the same songs as the CD. This means that you get the full package with this release. The show...

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CD review ALICE COOPER "Raise the dead - Live from Wacken"

Veröffentlicht am 17. Oktober 2014 von Markus W. in Alice Cooper, Hardrock, Wacken, Rock, Heavy Metal, News, CD Review

CD review ALICE COOPER "Raise the dead - Live from Wacken"

(8/10) The master of shock rock Alice Cooper played at the mighty Wacken festival in 2013 and the gig is now released as CD/DVD. It was another moment when legends came together. Rock dinosaur Alice Cooper and the famous Wacken festival. The result is...

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Cover and track list from ALICE COOPER CD/DVD

Veröffentlicht am 13. September 2014 von Markus W. in Alice Cooper, Hardrock, News, Rock, Wacken

Cover and track list from ALICE COOPER CD/DVD

Here comes the cover and the tracklist from the upcoming Alice Cooper CD/DVD from the mighty Wacken festival. Tracklist: Hello hooray House of fire No more Mr. Nice Guy Under the wheels I'll bite your face off Billion dollar babies Caffeine Department...

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WACKEN 2015 - SOLD OUT

Veröffentlicht am 4. August 2014 von Markus W. in Wacken, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal, News

WACKEN 2015 - SOLD OUT

Not even 24 hours after the offical sales start for the Wacken festival 2015 one of the biggest metal festivals is sold out already. Source: Wacken Homepage

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SAVATAGE reunion gig at Wacken 2015!!

Veröffentlicht am 2. August 2014 von Markus W. in Savatage, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Wacken, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, News

SAVATAGE reunion gig at Wacken 2015!!

This is the best news since ages. US power metal legend Savatage will play a reunion show on the next years Wacken festival. What almost nobody thought that it will happen became real. While the 2014 festival is still up and running the first bands for...

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