Planet of Zeus - Live in Athens Review By Rainer Kerber The quartet was founded in 2000. Since then, four studio albums have been released. Already the 2008 debut album received excellent reviews, among others from Metal Hammer and Kerrang. Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) also played it on his BBC radio show.
Burning Witches - Hexenhammer Album Review By Rainer Kerber I "discovered" the Burning Witches for myself several years ago. I'm the proud owner of the strictly limited Demo CD of December 2016 (100 pieces, if I remember the right one) and the also limited original edition of the self-titled debut album (2017).
Malevolent Creation ‘The 13th Beast’ Album Review By Adam McCann Century Media Records - 2019 - Death Metal It has been four years since Malevolent Creation released the fantastic ‘Dead Man’s Path’, but following this, Malevolent Creation underwent a huge line-up change, one that saw three quarters of the band change with only
Arch Enemy - Covered In Blood Album Review By Adam McCann Century Media Records - 2019 - Melodic Death Metal Following the commercial success of 2017’s ‘Will To Power’, the latest Arch Enemy studio album, the band have decided to capitalise on their downtime by adding to their career spanning boxset ‘1996-2017’released early
Hecate Enthroned ‘Embrace of the Godless Aeon’ Album Review By Adam McCann M-Theory Audio - 2019 - Symphonic Black Metal Following their nine-year absence, Hecate Enthroned returned to the scene in 2013 with their ‘Virulent Rapture’ album, an album which garnered mixed reviews from both fans and critics alike. As the tour concluded,
Thornbridge - Theatrical Masterpiece Album Review By Rainer Kerber He is a busy man, the Order Ogan mastermind Seeb Levermann. I've been discussing a variety of albums produced by him over the last few months. And all of these were excellent. Now he was also active for the Lower Franconian Power Metaler
Overkill - The Wings Of War Album Review By Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records - Thrash Metal Since 2010’s ‘Ironbound’ album, Overkill have been in somewhat a purple patch and their latest album ‘The Wings of War’ is certainly craft from this mould. Whereas their previous album ‘The Grinding Wheel’ may have taken a
Grave Digger & Burning Witches in Hamburg Live Review By Rainer Kerber Almost forty years and twenty studio albums, three compilations and two live albums, that is the balance in figures for the Metal grandseigneurs Grave Digger. In addition, countless tours and appearances at various festivals. In 2019 they are on the
Aephanemer ‘Prokopton’ Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release-2019-Melodic Death Metal Following the release of their critically acclaimed 2016 debut album ‘Memento Mori’, 2019 finally sees the return of French melodic death metal band Aephanemer with their second album ‘Prokopton’. ‘Prokopton’ follows perfectly in the footsteps of the bands debut album, yet with a
Mountain Eye - ‘Roads Uncharted’ Review by Adam McCann Independent Release-2019-Alternative Metal/Nu-Metal Mountain Eye are a Dutch quintet whose music is steeped in the deep nostalgia of the nu-metal and alternative metal movement of the late 90’s and early 2000’s with their debut ‘Roads Uncharted’ ready for imminent release. But is it time to
Haken - Vector Album Review By Samuel Turner Inside Out Music - 2018 - Progressive Metal This year has been very successful for London-based prog metal trailblazers Haken, with the release of their fantastic introduction to the world of live albums, L-IVE, and now their highly anticipated fifth album ‘Vector’ has finally dropped,
Blacklist 9 Groove Metal With Swag By Michael Aronovitz (Band Photo Credits to Marie Randall) Groove Metal is bad-ass if it’s done right. Blacklist 9 does it better. A band from Los Angeles, this quartet is ready for the world. Right now. I just listened to their debut album, Mentally Ill, Legally Sane, that
FLOWERLEAF Interview + "STRONGER" Album Review By John Paul Romero FLOWERLEAF is a symphonic power metal band from Brazil, home of Angra, Seputlura and lots of other quality metal groups. They have gained their popularity over youtube with their first single “Firesoul”, but stepped into the spotlight upon the release of their second
Female Metal Fest 2018 Review Location: Villa Tacchini Date: December 1st, 2018 The fourth Female Metal Fest was in advance under an unlucky star. The crowdfunding campaign to fund the festival fell far short of expectations. Thus, the organizers were forced to cancel the first day of the festival (Woman Vocal 187) without
Bonfire - Legends Album Review By Rainer Kerber Cover albums are currently booming. Whether Exit Eden or Mystic Prophecy, pop, rock or metal have been rearranged and ported into the musicians' sound environment. Only a few months after "Temple Of Lies", the German hardrock institution Bonfire presents its own version of cover