Newsflash: Damage Limit Crank it Up!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Damage Limit - Crank - Album CoverIt must be the long, cold nights in Finland that drives people to music when the wind howls through the empty tundra and frozen forests. And you got a friggin’ wave of ’em bands rolling down on ye from yonder lands. RockmusicRaider just did a piece on Moonsorrow and their stellar latest offering. And covered a felt gazillion of Finnish bands since the blog’s beginnings. Now, here we go again: Of course, Damage Limit and their EP Crank – signed to Secret Entertainment – do not boast the latter’s style at all. They more remind me of a less cheeky, yet more down-to-earth version of Bear Bone Company.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Smokey Fingers – Promised Land (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Smokey Fingers - Promised Land - Album CoverSometimes it does the soul good to be transported to yonder laid back times of Easy Rider (the film), Doc Hollyday, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Creedence Clearwater Revival and the likes. Just makes you want to put on your cowboy boots, hunt for these tight jeans, don a Stetson and go a-cruisin’. Down dusty highways, across broken service stations to stop at a saloon in a windy town for beers, burgers and fun.

Now, when I first saw the trailer Smokey Fingers issued and these guys talked in Italian, I scratched my head, not sure where this was all heading. But then you start twirling Promised Land and out comes stellar Stoner Rock of the Southern kind, (Italian tainted) drawl and all.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash – Black Absinthe show Early Signs of Denial!

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Black Absinthe! Ah, a hint of the forbidden and past debauchery, but it is not the green fairy, it is the black one. From Canada, no less. An interesting choice for a band name, getting you really interested in what’s actually coming to you. The band just served their newest EP Early Signs of Denial to the drinking – ahem – the music-loving public and it is a good one to boot. 

Being very active in and around the Toronto scene since 2011, they will now focus on a cleaner, heavier and more professionally produced sound going forward to reach the masses. Then they up the ante: In the bands own words, they plan to deliver – and I quote “…an emphasis of crushing modern tone, polished instrumental sections, soaring vocals and a blending of contemporary and classic metal.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash – Vinyl Hero plan Springtime EP!

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Do you like your Rock served together with a whiskey – well – on the rocks? Down by the bayou, sitting on the porch? Rocking chair and all? New Orleans style?

There ya go! You may want to check out Vinyl Hero. Crunchy, scratchy, somewhat jazzy and bluesy rock seemingly blowing over from times long past. Only, they ain’t near any bayou, they dwell in Montréal up in Canada of all places. But never fear, they crunch about that gravel path of theirs like there is no tomorrow. In a way they sound something like a slower, mid-tempo, bluesy version of Bear Bone Company. Even if that don’t quite cut it.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Intermittent Digest – Tome III

Howdy, fans and friends! Months have passed again way too fast since the last point of the situation (as we say in French) and already it is time to halt the horses again and take stock. The first full year @ RockmusicRaider – 2015 – has passed and we start to approach mid-year 2016. By Loki, things are moving fast and I am not getting younger. So, what happened since Tome II. I can say one thing: Dark, dark is the going, when the going gets tough.

Felt waves of Black or blackened Metal are coming our way. I am amazed – seems to be a sign of the times.Got hooked? Raid this some more...