Austrian metallers Visions of Atlantis go fully nautical on their new album Pirates, and because we happen to like pirates, we had to check it out. Continue reading
Hello loyal readers and welcome! It is that time of the year again where we look back on what came before and look ahead to what we may expect. In 2022 we slowly left the pandemic behind us and finally ventured outside again and into concert halls, which means our list of favourite gigs can finally make a return. Of course, there was more than enough time throughout the year to check out new releases and share our thoughts about those as well, and as eclectic a blog as we try to be, there is bound to be something below that you like as well. Maybe you’ve missed something along the road, maybe there’s something you’ve been meaning to check out but haven’t come around to yet? Time then to check out our lists, let’s go.
Swedish female fronted doom/rock outfit Avatarium have just dropped their fifth album Death, Where Is Your Sting. Question is: can they hit five homeruns in a row? Continue reading
Finland’s power metal masters Stratovarius have returned after seven years of silence. Was Survive worth the wait? Let’s find out. Continue reading
Japanese black metal horror maestros are back with their twelfth effort Shiki. And since we like our music unpredictable and creepy once in a while, we dug in. Continue reading
Fifty-two years of Uriah Heep being very ‘eavy and very ‘umble means it’s time for a (magician’s) birthday party in TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. We were there. Continue reading
Deep Purple hit Amsterdam on a sober, chilly Monday evening, still touring their 2020 album Whoosh! and bringing Jefferson Starship with them. We went to see what they were up to.
Three years after their orchestra project and seven (!) years after their last proper studio album, Blind Guardian is back. Time What Is Time indeed. Let’s have a look. Continue reading
After more than 30 years of fronting Greek black metal legends Rotting Christ, Sakis Tolis releases his first solo album. We investigated. Continue reading
Let’s have a look at what interested us musically in the first half of the year.