Newsflash: Hitman starts The Offering!

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The Canadian East seems to be afloat with reckless rockers. Those in love with high octane, scratchy rock’n’roll that will just get on your good side. There must be something in the water that generates crunch and genuine oomph. But whatever the reason may be, this is jolly good news for us rock adepts.

The RockmusicRaider deck crew already came across this devil-may-care attitude with bands like the excellent Last Bullet or again Vinyl Hero. But none do it with more abandon than the Halifax-based Hitman and their first installment of an EP The Offering: [...] Click to raid more!

Dio – The Last in Line (1984) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Dio - The Last in Line - Album CoverI know. For a long time the review horizon stayed devoid of any new Dio records. To avoid overcooking the stew and scare our fans off, I guess. But – by Loki – the temptations are sometimes just too juicy. Specifically when The Last in Line released on 2 July some 34 years ago. So, here’s to a few moments for this fanboy to gush about Dio and his travels about the early metal landscape.

The ’80s definitely were a superb decade for metal in general. And without the crystal clear voice of Ronnie-James [...] Click to raid more!

Henry Metal – So It Hath Begun (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Henry Metal - And So It Hath Begun - Album CoverYou have records that follow you around like some sort of a ghost. They lurk in the background, hide in the corners of your auditory senses. With a sound that is kinda good, but not really good. Sturdy metal that should warrant your attention, but then again doesn’t really captivate. Because the vile mainstream raises its ugly head each time you pick up the record, out of a morass of same, same but different. Stuff we somehow heard before in a misty broth of elements loosely strung together with guitar strings. This so happened with [...] Click to raid more!