Krokus – Live Review – Hallenstadion Zürich 2019

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Videos are a good thing. Usually. The music industry depends on them to promote their wares and to boost sales. Thanks to YouTube and their ilk.

It is also well known that you need to make the first 30 seconds of airplay or so count, or you will lose this finicky audience at once. You know, these suckers that should keep their eyes glued to YOUR clip, and then come back for seconds. Tons of clicks, conversions on fire, that kind of thing.

Well, the same goes for videos that bands project during live shows. Short, crisp and like Thor’s … [...] Click to raid more!

Ghost – Live Review – Wembley Arena 2019

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If you’re not familiar with Ghost, it is quite difficult to explain what they bring to the table. Even their musical style is questioned. Some call them a metal band, others scoff at the mention of such an idea and call them a rock band.

The right answer is somewhere in the middle of those two opinions.

Ghost are very much a rock band that dips their fingers in all sorts of pies. Metal, pop, and classical elements are wrapped around a solid hard rock foundation that is both unique and compelling. And that’s before … [...] Click to raid more!

Dirty Sound Magnet – Live Review – Rock Oz’Arènes 2018

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I now have seen Dirty Sound Magnet live twice. The first time around in 2014, promoting their flagship What Lies Behind. That was back in their old incarnation, a time when they sported Zep-fueled tunes on a bed of crunchy rock.

This time they got my attention right this week at the Rock Oz’Arènes festival in Avenches, the old Roman stronghold in Switzerland.

And boy did things change.

Gone are the musings from the past and in comes what the band calls Cryptic or Creative Rock. A mixture of Psychedelic and (very) Avantgarde Rock. Want proof of the pudding? [...] Click to raid more!