2020, in a lot of ways, was a massive clusterfuck of a year. As it gradually progressed, we were more and more trapped inside. Concerts and festivals were understandably cancelled or indefinitely postponed and with only one proper concert under our collective belts, we here at Sounds from the Dark Side have seen better, more productive and overall happier times. The upside, as always, is the same: at least we still have music. And because staying at home provides with a lot more time to actually sit down and listen to albums, we’ve extended this year’s album lists with an extra ten entries each, giving you even more stuff to check out. Here we go.
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2020, 2021, 3, 925, A Thousand Scars, Abyss, album review, Alestorm, All Thoughts Fly, Amersfoort, Amy Macdonald, Anna von Hausswolff, Atramentus, Blind Guardian, Brothers of Metal, Bruce Springsteen, By The Fire, Christmas, Clot, Cradle of Filth, Cumbia Siglo XXI, Curse of the Crystal Coconut, Deep Purple, Del Rio, Dinosaur Jr., Drunk Tank Pink, Earth and Other Worlds, Electric Pentagram, Emblas Saga, Ensiferum, Eric Clayton, Falconer, Fields of Blood, Folkesange, From a Dying Ember, Grave Digger, Havukruunu, Healing Is a Miracle, III, III: Pentecost, Instagram, Iron Savior, Jim White, Julianna Barwick, KARKARA, Khruangbin, Kooba Tercu, Letter to You, Lovebites, Magnum, Marisa Anderson, Master Oogway, Mercyful Fate, Meridian Brothers, Mordechai, Motorpsycho, Mr. Bungle, Myrkur, new year, nijimusi, Nowhere Land, Oceans of Slumber, Oh Yeah?, OOIOO, Proto Tekno, Ralph Plug, Sacred Outcry. Damned for All Time, Sex Swing, SftDS, Shame, Skycrest, SLIFT, Sloath, Sorry, Sounds from the Dark Side, Stygian, Sunwatchers, Thalassic, The All Is One, The Human Demands, The Nine, The Quickening, The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo, The Serpent Rings, Thor & Friends, Thurston Moore, Top 20, Type II, U.D.O. And The Musikkorps Der Bundeswehr, Uinuos syömein sota, UMMON, Unleash the Archers, USA/Mexico, Utrecht, Wander Meulemans, Wax Chattels, We Are One, We Love to Look at the Carnage, Whoosh!, Wrekmeister Harmonies, Wytch Hazel, year list, Ylva Eriksson
After over forty years of being in the metal business, Udo Dirkschneider might have just released his biggest album yet. Continue reading
2020, AC/DC, Accept, AFM Records, Deep Purple, Dimmu Borgir, Epica, heavy metal, Metallica, Moody Blues, orchestra, power metal, Therion, U.D.O.
Let’s face it, our planet is doomed so let’s get the hell out of here while we still can. Venus is just around the corner! Here’s some music to hare off by. Continue reading
2019, album review, Australia, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Fishing for Fishies, Greta Thunberg, hellscape, Infest the Rats’ Nest, Joey Walker, King Gizz, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Melbourne, Metal, Metallica, Michael Cavanaugh, psych rock, review, rock & roll, sci-fi, Stu McKenzie, thrash metal, Venus
Time flies when you’re having fun so let’s saw 2017 into half…
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2017, A-Team, Amy Macdonald, Arca, avant-garde rock, Avatarium, blues, cd, classic rock, classical music, Deep Purple, Drunk, Elephant Man, Ex Deo, Hannibal, Hurricanes and Halos, Infinite, Is This The Life We Really Want?, Jazz, Music, pints, Prisoner, R&B fusion, Ralph Plug, review, Roger Waters, Rome, Ryan Adams, Scott H. Biram, singer songwriter, Sounds from the Dark Side, The Bad Testament, The Immortal Wars, The Necks, Thundercat, top albums, Under Stars, Unfold, Wander Meulemans, year list
With Infinite, Deep Purple releases their twentieth and likely last album before embarking on an extensive farewell tour. We take a look. Continue reading
The idea of hard rock and afrobeat joining forces seems slightly silly. Slightly… well guess what, it is not an idea anymore, it’s real and it sounds pretty good as well. Continue reading
2017, acid funk, Afrobeat, Antibalas, cd, Deep Purple, Feli Kuti, Geoff Mann, hard rock, Marcos Garcia, Meridian Brothers, polyrhythms, review, RidingEasy, Rock
More old farts this week as we attend Status Quo‘s Last Night of the Electics Tour. One more night of pure, old-fashioned boogie rock. We also had an opinion or two on it. Continue reading
2016, Amsterdam, Black Sabbath, boogie rock, Deep Purple, Francis Rossi, Heineken Music Hall, Laurence Jones, Live review, Manowar, review, rock 'n roll, Rush, Status Quo
It has taken British rock legend Deep Purple over seven years to come up with a sequel to Rapture of the Deep. That is a long time, especially given the more advanced age of the various band members (ranging between 58-67), and I am sure there will have been people out there not even expecting another studio release by the band. Last month, however, Deep Purple decided to grace us with the appropriately titled Now What?!, and boy, is it good. Continue reading