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MartYrium Review

MartYrium Review By Chelf I’ve never seen MartYriuM live. Which is sad and also kind of cool because at least I have something to look forward to in the future. I will definitely catch up with them sooner or later where no shadows cast the fire light. I’ve been following their ventures for a

Diamond Head European Tour Review

Diamond Head European Tour Manchester Factory 251 October 14, 2018 Review by Adam McCann   Set List: Borrowed Time Dead Reckoning Bones Helpless In The Heat Of The Night Set My Soul On Fire Call Me Lightning To The Nations Diamonds Shoot Out The Lights It’s Electric The Prince Am I Evil? Sucking My Love   For the last few years, there has been a significant revival within the

Yes – Relayer Review

Yes - Relayer Review By Adam McCann Elektra Records/Atlantic Records - 1974 - Progressive Rock Although the initial reception to the bands previous album ‘Tales From the Topographic Oceans’ from 1973 had been warm, musically the band had reached saturation point with ‘Tales…’ being overblown, bloated and aimed almost entirely at a niche

Sons Of Apollo – World Tour Review

Sons Of Apollo World Tour - Manchester Academy 2 (Oct 10, 2018) By Adam McCann Set List: God Of The Sun Signs Of The Time Divine Addiction Just Let Me Breathe Labyrinth Billy Sheehan Bass Solo Lost In Oblivion The Prophet’s Song Save Me Alive The Pink Panther Theme Opus Maximus Derek Sherinian Keyboard Solo Lines In The Sand Ron Thal Guitar Solo And The Cradle Will Rock… Coming

Randy Cooper’s Victory Season Review and Photoshoot

Randy Cooper's Victory Season Review and Photo Shoot By Jet Pace DEAN, the Perfect “Lit" Match for “The Arsonist” Randy Cooper’s skills from Emperors and Elephants and THC to Victory Season, 2018.   Since 1988, Randy Cooper has been shredding with Dean Guitars.  His Deans are the “lit” match for his skills that set every show "on fire” from Emperors and

Voices of the Succubi 2018

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

Bathushka Live Review

Batushka - Live Review By Chelf A story has no beginning or end; Arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead. Graham Greene, the End of the Affair, 1951 To those who witnessed the Batushka phenomenon, there will be no turning back. We

Heavy Montreal Recap

Heavy Montreal Recap by Dillon Collins   It has taken several weeks to relieve the hangover that was Heavy Montreal. Simply put, it’s the best display of heavy metal throughout the course of a single weekend in Canada. There’s little debate about that after attending on multiple occasions, and having witnessed the event

Dead Kennedys Review

Dead Kennedys Review And Why Half My Friend's Didn't Go By Chelf It was sweaty, rampageous and slightly deranged as expected from these punk rock legends. Quite predictable as well. Not necessarily in a bad way that is. It’s a formula, you follow it, you get your kudos -or not, and you make

Gary Moore ‘Victims of the Future’ Album Review

Gary Moore ‘Victims of the Future’ Album Review by Adam McCann Virgin Records/1983/Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Following the success of the previous years ‘Corridors of Power’, Gary Moore returned with his band in 1983 with ‘Victims of the Future’, an album that has all the potential to not only equal, but also to surpass

UFO ‘Making Contact’ Album Review

UFO ‘Making Contact’ Album Review by Adam McCann Chrysalis Records/1983/Hard Rock By 1983, UFO were running on fumes, years of heavy drinking and drug abuse had left the band almost high and dry, yet the biggest blow of all was about to come. Following the conclusion of the ‘Mechanix’ tour, founding member and

Kiss ‘Creatures of the Night’ Album Review

Kiss ‘Creatures of the Night’ Album Review by Adam McCann Mercury/Casablanca Records/1982/Hard Rock/Heavy Metal By 1982, it had been a tough few years for Kiss, after the pop orientated ‘Unmasked’ and the ludicrous concept album ‘Music from the Elder’ the hottest band in the world suddenly found themselves struggling in a brave new

Bloodbath ‘The Fathomless Mastery’ Album Review

Bloodbath ‘The Fathomless Mastery’ Album Review by Adam McCann Peaceville Records/2008/Death Metal It had been four years since the success of ‘Nightmares Made Flesh’, but when Bloodbath released its follow up ‘The Fathomless Mastery’ in 2008, there had been some changes in the revolving line-up. Back on the vocals was founding vocalist and

Chris Cornell ‘Scream’ Album Review

Chris Cornell ‘Scream’ Album Review by Adam McCann Suretone Records/Mosley Music Group 2009 After the success of ‘Carry On’ and ‘You Know My Name’, the song which was the theme to the ‘James Bond’ movie ‘Casino Royale’, Chris Cornell was king of the world. The bronze-skinned curly haired vocal maestro from rainy Seattle

Riot V ‘Armor of Light’ Album Review

Riot V - ‘Armor of Light’ Album Review by Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records 2018 Heavy Metal/Power Metal Riot are probably one of the unluckiest heavy metal bands, not only have they lost a host of members to varying cancers and illness’, but they have been dogged with a host of line-up changes that would

Graveshadow – Ambition’s Price Review

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

A Sound Of Thunder – It Was Metal Review

A Sound Of Thunder - It Was Metal Review by Rainer Kerber Is it really already three years ago? In September 2015, the last regular studio album by A Sound Of Thunder ("Tales Rrom The Deadside") was released. A year later, the quartet from Washington DC followed it up with the cover

Cyrcus Flyght – The Clueless Caravan Review

Cyrcus Flyght - The Clueless Caravan Review by David Kerber In 2012, the then Vigilance members Uwe Fleischhauer and Kai-Uwe Broek decided to found their own prog band. But it took some years until the band from Oldenburg decided to write their own songs and produce an album. Well, 2018, it finally

The Pink Slips – Trigger Review

The Pink Slips – Trigger Review by Rainer Kerber She is the daughter of Gun's N 'Roses bassist Michael Andrew "Duff" McKagan - Grace Elizabeth McKagan aka GRAVE. Her mother is model and swimwear designer Susan Holmes, the third wife of Duff. She probably owes the stage name "Grave" to the faulty

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