RockmusicRaider’s Intermittent Best of… – Tome II

It for sure feels like a gazillion months since I first wrote the Tome I Best of earlier in 2015. But we are only a few months down the road and already a new one is due.

Eventful was the time: From flamers attacking us with comments displaying a level of stupidity I never thought possible, to full-blown hacker attacks on the site, one total breakdown of the site with subsequent reloading and salvaging the server contents. This last one was quite heavy, barely avoiding losing months of writing.

Wondrous things were happening, too!

For example, Anneke van Giersbergen almost jumped onto the hood of [...] Click to raid more!

Cradle of Filth – Hammer of the Witches (2015) – Review

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I think they must have worn out the drummer. This guy looks like his own ghost on videos from the newest 2015 album of Cradle of Filth called the Hammer of the Witches.

CoF‘s 11th studio edition features the new guitarists Marek ‘Ashok’ Šmerda and Richard Shaw. You’ll also find Lindsay Schoolcraft on keyboards and female vocals for the first time with the cradle. So a lot of newbies in this band, and this is always somewhat of a worry when a new release is due. Either they wreck it, or it comes out really good.

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