Video: Eli Van Pike feature In Flames!

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What better style than Industrial Metal to invoke all of them demons that seem to haunt the modern global workings these days. And the German NDH movement may be the perfect backdrop for that kind of theme.

Eli Van Pike indeed have ample material for their tune in these troubled times, with the American government running roughshod over everything and anything. And the German class politique – indeed the whole of Europe – unable or unwilling to stand up to the bully. So, in a sense, the title In Flames (not the band, the track) is … [...] Click to raid more!

Eluveitie – Ategnatos (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - eluveitie - Ategnatos - Album CoverI said it, didn’t I. After Evocation II released in 2017, I could already feel that this bright stage light for Fabienne Erni was not going to last for too long. So, here we find ourselves with Ategnatos, Eluveitie‘s newest in early 2019.

With a friggin’ 16 tracks crammed into one hour of air coverage. That is 3′ 45” of play time for each track on average, exactly what the pop industry and the infamous labels demand for radio coverage. Well, kind of. Only, here we deal with Folk and Pagan Metal, not pop. We reckon, at least.[...] Click to raid more!

Eli van Pike – Welcome to my Dark Side (2017) – Review

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Ha! RockmusicRaider is on the experimental warpath again. This time with slightly new flavors that were not really present on the blog yet until now.

And – in truth – those were undercurrents the local staff office did not fancy to walk into for fear of ending up in an Amaranthe-esque type of swamp. But never fret, oh fearsome one, things look a bit juicier here than in Pop Metal nirvana.

Welcome to the realm of Oomph! and Rammstein, burning dicks and all. Plus the wide wastes of electronically tainted metal the movement Neue Deutsche Härte [...] Click to raid more!

Eluveitie – Evocation II – Pantheon (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Eluveitie - Evocation II - Pantheon - Album Cover Monumental change took place within the confines of Eluveitie. Anna Murphy and her entourage (or faction, as evil tongues have it) left the band in 2016 seemingly in protest. And that meant long-time drummer Merlin Sutter and guitarist Ivo Henzi left with her to found Cellar Darling. Or – as the lore goes – Merlin got left first and the others chose to follow suit. 

Well, whatever the sequence of events may have been, fact is that the growler-in-chief had the decidedly thorny task to recruit and train a new crew. This may also explain the unusually long wait [...] Click to raid more!