11th October 2016

Eric Johnson – EJ

Recently, I’ve presented Eric Johnson’s Europe Live opus to our readers here. What I have here now is this Texas guitar legend’s first all-acoustic solo album entitled simply EJ. The career of this guitar virtuoso […]
11th October 2016

Within Hate – Army of One

Within Hate is a moniker that represents four of my kinsmen (for whatever that is worth), both by nationality, and, to some extent, by heart: These four friends have set out to create the single-most […]
10th October 2016

Heimdalls Wacht – Geisterseher

Heimdalls Wacht is a German Black Metal quintet, one that recently partially re-invented itself when they added a new drummer and and additional vocalist to their already very experienced line-up. And, in order to celebrate […]
7th October 2016

Insane Vesper – Layil

I do believe to have mentioned (on numerous occasions) that I have a penchant for French Black Metal bands; The more French the band is, the better one could almost argue. That is probably why […]
6th October 2016

Albez Duz – Wings Of Tzinacan

Albez Duz (Albez Duz is a German language used 800 years ago, with “Albez” meaning “swan” and “Duz” meaning “noisiness” or “rush.”), is an occult doom unit that first emerged in Berlin in 2006. Initially […]
6th October 2016

Defiant – Time Isn’t Healing

Defiant is a Ukranian Power Metal quintet, one that has been around and making music since 2008, with the first EP being released in 2010. Later this year the bands second full-length release (entitled Time […]
27th September 2016

Grieving Mirth – Calamitosvs Omine

Grieving Mirth is quite an ambitious international project, made up of three musicians: One from England, one from Mexico and one from the United States. These three seem to have a common interest in creating […]
21st September 2016

Eric Johnson – Europe Live

Again I sit here listening to one of the album released almost two years ago, but despite of the fact it is old, it doesn’t mean that it’s good. Eric Johnson is the name of […]
20th September 2016

Meshiaak – Alliance of Thieves

Despite having only existed for two years as a band and so far released a single full-length release, Meshiaak has nonetheless created quite a bit of stir in my little head. Most noticeably because they […]
19th September 2016

Sticky Boys – Make Art

Despite having their own website, I have been able to learn precious little about this band (which seems to be a trend I somehow got into – I cannot say that I am a fan. […]
16th September 2016

Exp. Zeroone – Bioscrape

Exp. Zeroone is a band that I have had an almost notoriously hard time learning anything about, so I hope that you will bear with me and accept that I can tell very little about […]
14th September 2016

Pineal – Smiling Cult

Pineal are a relatively new british progressive trio founded in 2012 in London. In the time of the release of their first release Smiling Cult, the band were still unsigned. Smiling Cult is band’s debut […]
14th September 2016

Dan Deagh Wealcan – Fragmented Counsciousness

I remember having severe problems with defining and wrapping my head around Dan Deagh Wealcan at some point in the past, due to their rather (for me) peculiar and unique nature. Their newest release, Fragmented […]
12th September 2016

Bitterness – Resurrexodus

Bitterness is a German trio originally picthed to me a an ‘old-school Thrash Metal band’. Upon closer inspection, however, that quickly proved not to be the case. Examining this, their newest release (and sixth full-length […]
9th September 2016

Arsis – We Are The Nightmare (Re-release)

First of all, I might as well be blunt and admit that We Are The Nightmare is an album that offers absolutely nothing new – Quite litterally since, as mentioned in the title, it is […]
1st November 2007

Gamma Ray – Land of the Free II

Fifteen years after the release of their finest album to date, Land Of The Free, German power metal band Gamma Ray, with ex-Helloween guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen in front, is releasing Land Of The Free II. […]
1st November 2007

Queensrÿche – Take Cover

After releasing Operation Mindcrime II in 2006 and live album Mindcrime At The Moore earlier this year, Queensrÿche are already releasing another album. However, Take Cover doesn’t consist of any original songs, but it is […]
22nd October 2007

Serj Tankian – Elect The Dead

Serj Tankian is the first member of System Of A Down to release an solo album since the band took a break form each other in 2006, a break that according to some of the […]
15th October 2007

Monster Magnet – 4 Way Diablo

After his drug overdose last year and a trip to rehab, Monster Magnet’s only original member, Dave Wyndorf, is back among the living with the band’s seventh album. This return also sees the return of […]
1st October 2007

The Cult – Born Into This

Six years after their latest studio release, The Cult is back with the new album, a new record company and a few new band members. Beside Astbury and Duffy the band now consists of John […]
1st September 2007

DeadSoul Tribe – A Lullaby for the Devil

Few months before the release of Dead Soul Tribe’s fifth album (in five years), the band’s main man Devon Graves was very busy explaining how this album is the step in a new direction and […]
5th August 2007

Tool, 4th August 2007, Dom Sportova, Zagreb, Croatia

Archive press photo: Tim Candidate / Tool The interest for Tool’s headlining concerts in Europe is huge especially because they mostly play the festivals here on the old continent. Their last year’s visit to Roskilde […]
9th July 2007

Bad Religion – New Maps of Hell

There are few bands who mange to stay releavant and interesting without drastically changing the formula to their music much. Couple of good examples would be Iron Maiden and The Ramones. Bad Religion is one […]
1st June 2007

Dream Theater – Systematic Chaos

Dream Theater is one of those bands that always deliver great albums and their debut for Roadrunner in no exception. Their ninth studio album is perhaps the one that brings least experimenting which is pity. […]
1st May 2007

Shakra – Infected

With almost tens years behind them, Swiss rockers Shakra are somewhat established name in the world of hard rock. Infected is their third album with Mark Fox who replaced Pete Wiedmer back in 2001. The […]