Old’n’Tasty Records @ RockmusicRaider – Vol. I

RockmusicRaider - Old n Tasty - Old Rock and Metal of all kindsDid you know that RockmusicRaider covered many old(er) Rock and Metal records over time? No? We did. And will continue – as time allows – to add more to this specific endeavour.

The performance of bands in the ’70s and ’80s brought about some absolute classics that many enjoy to this day. Be it now in a Progressive Rock arena or the early stages of Heavy Metal or any other sub-genre for that matter. All of these bands contributed to the musical soundscape we find ourselves in today.

And to top all this, whilst all of the original band members start to get kinda old, many of them are still alive and kicking.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

UFO – Lights Out (1977) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - UFO - Lights Out - Album CoverI admit, the British rock band UFO is one of my long time favorites. They have created great, great Hard Rock over time and helped pave the way into what is today called #metal. 

One of the best periods in the distinguished career of UFO are indisputably – what is commonly called – the Schenker years. Back in the ’70s, a super-gifted young lad, almost too young to be that good a guitarist joined this band led by Phil Mogg in search of a riff maker. Who better to choose than German-born Michael Schenker, a founding member of the Scorpions.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: Wendigo rock their Initiation!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Wendigo - Initiation - Album CoverI’ll stick it to the bad weather. Because there is always bad weather up there. And so cold you have trouble staying on the beach. Rain pouring down, sheep galore and flat, vast, windy, watery landscapes. This is Frisia, where Wendigo rock from since 2012. So, what else can you do in this wet environment than making music? And it is not the traditional songs, but – by Loki – absolutely great Hard Rock.

Their début EP – appropriately named Initiation – will just make you forget about the wet and let you start rocking around the hall. Influences clearly visible – there is a lot of AC/DC and Krokus in there – they feature a stoner influenced, very bluesy rock style that will absolutely catapult you out of your comfy chair.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Slap Betty – Nothing out of Nothing (2016) – Review

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Slap Betty Nothing out of NothingFancy some real crunchy rock to go with your burger and beer? Well, try some Slap Betty from the Baltic Sea city Kemi in Finland and their newest item Nothing out of Nothing. Complete with hot, runny-nose sauce and sticky fingers. Their smoky, raspy brand of punkish Hard Rock with a metallic hue will certainly wake you up alright. And help with digestion too, ’cause you are gonna do a little dancing and headbanging once you start listening.

Looks like, at least for the time getting the record done, Slap Betty were able to keep track of their guitarist and did not lose him somewhere in Russia.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Krokus – Headhunter (1983) – Review

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KRockmusicRaider Review - Krokus - Album Coverrokus spawned a few remarkable records in their early days. Names like Pay It In Metal, Hardware, Metal Rendez-Vous (with which yours truly felt the vampire pull of this band) come to mind. And sweaty, rocky concerts in “the pit” come back to memory. But nothing mentioned before really blew the true Heavy Metal record Headhunter of 1983 out of the water, their 7th studio album. Not equaled then and not ever since.

And a word to the album cover: The metal skull and bones together with the name Headhunter – just superb. A fitting visual to a very #metal album. The disc also features its very own epic spicy stories: For instance, Chris Von Rohr got himself fired from the band later in 1983.Got hooked? Raid this some more...