“Right now it should be clear to the last ones that culture is relevant for society. It is more than just drinking beer and headbanging. The pressure is rising, people are getting restless and need the compensation that concerts, festivals or club visits provide. We hope that we can compensate a little bit for the..
photo credit: VDPictures As one of this year’s most exciting collaborations, DIE KREATUR exceeded all expectations with their chart breaking debut album Panoptikum, presenting a smashing and intense adventure for the listener. Dero Goi and Chris Harms are now releasing another hit, Gott Verdammt (english. “God damned”), along with a lyric video. With organ parts..
Can anyone truly say when the right time is to release a "best of" compilation? Even "greatest hits" means something completely different to what it did in times gone by but for Powerwolf the time is now that they unleash a collection after a seventeen year, seven album career so far. There is something different..
It has been easy to wave off Mushroomhead. Eight people with masks - and in their early days - boiler suits. Have we not seen this before? The constant comparison with Slipknot has dogged the band despite history showing that Mushroomhead pre-date the Iowan mob by a couple of years and have a more alt...
Let's face it - 2020 has pretty much sucked so far. And for the music we love, we have gigs on ice for who knows for however long and even some choice releases are being held back. So when a pearl of an album comes around and it adds a big juicy cherry of fun..
New Ensemble Album, Swan Songs III, Out On August 7 photo credit: Jan Season Could you still love me with a splintered mind? LORD OF THE LOST's new classical ensemble album Swan Songs III proclaims its mission statement almost immediately. A surprising piano intro and Chris Harms' dark and distinctive voice quickly gives way to..
It is easy to forget what Germany has brought to music over the decades, an endless list of of electronic, avant-garde and underground bands. From Krautrock to Neue Deutsche Welle (New German Wave) heavy electronica with its roots in British punk but faithful to the German tongue. The late 1980s and early 1990s heralded a..
We're heading west, to the land that’s the bestand I ain't ever coming back. Tortuga! ALESTORM has just released their second single, Tortuga, off the upcoming album Curse of the Crystal Coconut - out on May 29 via Napalm Records. Live the devious buccaneer’s life with ALESTORM as they deliver their smashing homage to the..
With 15 studio albums released in 29 years, one cannot say Crematory are resting on their laurels – the guys (and girl!) just keep on releasing new music. Coming out less than two years after Oblivion, the new album Unbroken includes 15 songs into a duration of 66 minutes. OK, I can understand the confidence..
Credit: Stefan Heilemann A praise of fight and persistence – CREMATORY’s Rise And Fall dives deep into the dark struggles of human fate. The harsh wave of the electrifying synergy of industrial metal and gothic dimness hits stronger than ever before: German pioneers of European gothic metal, CREMATORY, release their third single, Rise And Fall..