Newsflash: The Riven caught a Blackbird!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - The Riven - Blackbird - Album Cover Some records just put a smile on your face. No hesitation at all to take them on and into the pipeline; and get your fingers hacking away at the keyboard. The tune just talks to you. And this is how it should be, if you feel like covering some juicy rock piece.

Well, this so happened with the début EP Blackbird from the UK-based band The Riven. Now, if you are looking for some London accent on this record, think again. Instead the band seems – at times – to step straight out of the Bourbon fueled swamps [...] Click to raid more!

Sideburn – Evil or Divine (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Sideburn - Evil or Divine - Album Cover RockmusicRaider is having Swedish Rock and Metal week. We just finished a newsflash on Endbite. And now we’re ready to hit the folks from Sideburn and their 2015 album Evil or Divine. Not to be confused by the Swiss Metal band of the same name, by the way.

Sideburn are part of a very significant rock and metal community active in the land of stellar blond chicks, even better breakfast, ever behaving citizens and stringent speed controls.

Not so? Damn! 

In fact, the neat surface of this country hides this pretty exciting underground culture. Way cool that. Some big [...] Click to raid more!

Dio – Lock Up The Wolves (1990) – Review

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RockumsicRaider Review - Dio - Lock Up The Wolves - Album CoverOkay, when looking through the older records that are living in the confines of this vast collection of mine, I stumbled across Dio (the one with the spider that came along). Good, old and heartwarming Heavy Metal. One of my favorite suppliers of good, crunchy and relaxing Night Music. Long time no hear, by the way, as I was much concentrating on the new age metal stuff that keeps on getting thrown at us.

Founded by Ronnie James Dio after his departure from Black Sabbath (yes, the Ozzy, Tony and Geezer one) in 1982 together with Vinnie Appice, [...] Click to raid more!