Ukrainian bands @ RMR, a summary!

RockmusicRaider - Ukraine Coverage 2022

Since its inception, the RMR webzine offers band coverage from 40 countries all over the world, plus a handful of outfits that garnered the label ‘international’. And that is simply because they’re not really based in any one country, but sport members scattered all about the blue planet. Ukraine is part of that august assembly of territories that we currently cover.

Now, the recent unsavory, violent, and utterly catastrophic events in that country made us ponder how we could better support these artists on our blog. And this with the limited means that a music webzine like ours has at … [...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s 2017 Top 10 Records

RockmusicRaider 2017 Top 10

I have the feeling that the 2016 Top 10 just about released. But time does move fast when you are having fun. And we now need to attack the 2017 Top 10 quickly, lest another few months go by. 

Methinks that the records retained in 2017 were not as blackened as in former years. Instead, we found a fair share of interesting progressive and avant-garde pieces that bubbled to the surface.

Many bands also engaged in all flavors of Post Rock or Metal. And those – I admit – delivered the best quality stuff, in general. In other words, those [...] Click to raid more!

Intermittent Digest – Tome V

RockmusicRaider Editorial - Tome V

It is high time for a new update of the latest state of affairs and exciting findings on the RMR website. Many months have elapsed since Tome IV came aboard and the 2016 Top 10 saw the light of day.

The mighty post count now is way beyond the three-hundred mark, and a new logo was unleashed. RMR has just a few days ago gone fully secure on this virus-infested internet, too. That is something the IT security officer was nagging us about for some time – and rightly so. 

Last year however the RMR deck crew experienced a massive [...] Click to raid more!

Balfor – Black Serpent Rising (2017) – Review

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The RockmusicRaider offices were literally flooded with Black Metal offerings of all 50+ shades and beyond in 2016. A trend to move towards the dark waters of the river Styx that we saw emerging already in late 2015. And which continues to this day. Indeed anything blackened was pretty much game and lots of it in stellar format. 

Now, the year of the Dark Lord 2017 already starts to shape up well. A first pitch-black offering reaches us from the cold, cold steppes of Ukraine. And it promises to be a juice-dripping chunk of metal. Or does it?

Now, follow me to the realm of the beast and meet Balfor. Just be … [...] Click to raid more!