Anneke van Giersbergen - Symphonized Review by Rainer Kerber She is probably one of the best singer in rock and metal, Anneke van Giersbergen. Whether with The Gathering, Gentle Storm, Ayreon or as a solo artist and her band VUUR, with her unique and diverse voice she always managed to create a
Voices of the Succubi 2018 Review by Rainer Kerber Location: The Garage, Ħaż-Żebbuġ (Malta) Date: September 22nd, 2018 Meanwhile, I am almost a regular guest on the small island in the Mediterranean Sea. So, I flew to Malta for the second time this year. For the third time the band Martyrium invited to the
Crystal Viper - At The Edge Of Time Review by Rainer Kerber After a lengthy illness-related break, Crystal Viper released their long-awaited sixth album "Queen Of The Witches" in February of last year. After surviving illness frontwoman Marta Gabriel seems to have a veritable boost in creativity. In June, the band around
Graveshadow - Ambition's Price Review by Rainer Kerber The home of Graveshadow is Sacramento, the capital of California. Since their founding in 2013, the band has kept the banner of Symphonic Metal mixed with Doom, Thrash and Epic Power Metal. As influences the five mentioned, among others Nightwish, Kamelot, Moonspell or Iced
Kobra and the Lotus - Prevail II Review by Rainer Kerber One year ago, "Prevail I" was published. After a successful crowdfunding campaign, Kobra and the Lotus wanted to give their fans a double album. But the label disagreed. Purely financial reasons made sure that part two was published eleven months later.
Fates Warning - Live Over Europe Review by Rainer Kerber Fates Warning are among the institutions of prog rock. Since their founding in 1983, they have released thirteen studio albums. For the 2016 released "Theories Of Flight" the band went on tour around the world. The recordings for this live double album
Red Hot Chilli Pipers–15th Anniversary Tour, Hamburg 2018 By Rainer Kerber Location: Markthalle, Hamburg Date: April 21st, 2018 Rock, Metal, Pop played with bagpipes. Is that possible? Of course. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers from the Scottish metropolis Glasgow prove this impressively. Since their founding in 2002, musicians have toured around the world. Awards
Thundermother - The Revival Tour 2018 By Rainer Kerber Location: Logo, Hamburg Date: May 21st, 2018 Just over a year ago, Thundermother founder Filippa Nässil stood there alone. Her four bandmates left the band for various reasons. But as soon the power woman did not give up. She soon found new musicians with Guernica
69 Chambers – Machine Album Review by Rainer Kerber 69 Chambers were founded in 2009. In the same year, the debut album "War On The Inside" was released. Three years later, the Swiss released the successor "Torque". It was followed by an extended tour of Europe whose highlights were probably the appearances
FATES WARNING announce “Live Over Europe” album release! By Rainer Kerber Progressive Metal pioneers FATES WARNING are proud to announce the upcoming release of their new live album “Live Over Europe” on June 29th, 2018 via InsideOutMusic. Gathered during the group’s most recent European headlining run for FATES WARNING’s much acclaimed latest studio
Lyria – Immersion Album Review by Rainer Kerber Lyria is a symphonic metal band from Brazil. The band was founded by mezzo soprano Aline Happ back in 2012. Two years later, the debut album "Catharsis" was released. With a successful crowdfunding campaign, the band was able to finance production four years ago.
Velvet Viper – “Respice Finem” Release Show Location: Logo, Hamburg Date: April 5th, 2018 Can anyone remember Velvet Viper? At the beginning of the nineties the band was founded by Jutta Weinhold. Velvet Viper told the story of Zed Yago (the fictional daughter of the Flying Dutchman). Two albums have been released in