Old’n’Tasty Records @ RockmusicRaider – Vol. I

RockmusicRaider - Old n Tasty - Old Rock and Metal of all kindsDid you know that RockmusicRaider covered many old(er) Rock and Metal records over time? No? We did. And will continue – as time allows – to add more to this specific endeavour.

The performance of bands in the ’70s and ’80s brought about some absolute classics that many enjoy to this day. Be it now in a Progressive Rock arena or the early stages of Heavy Metal or any other sub-genre for that matter. All of these bands contributed to the musical soundscape we find ourselves in today.

And to top all this, whilst all of the original band members start to get kinda old, many of them are still alive and kicking.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Video: Lion’s Share have Another Desire!

RockmusicRaider Video - Lion's Share - Another DesireSometimes they do wake up again after all from their endless beauty sleep. Like the proverbial mummy returning from the dead, Imhotep and all. Metal bands sometimes take a hiatus – a pause to reflect. Not that the band members themselves personally do nothing. It’s just that band activity dies down to an inanimate state in suspension, very much like death itself. 

So happened with the Heavy Metal outfit Lion’s Share from Sweden. For long years since their 2009 album Dark Hours got unleashed we have not really heard back from them in terms of new releases. Now they plan to come back, but as a duo this time.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Black Sabbath – Heaven And Hell (1980) – Review

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Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell Album CoverAt just some 40 minutes of air-time and a meagre 8 tracks, with a new front man the band just hired off The Rainbow bar on the Sunset Strip in L.A., a record really needed to be good. The classic and 9th studio album Heaven and Hell from Black Sabbath will qualify – to an extent. And yes, to an extent only. ‘Tis not all great and shiny disco lights! Not all tracks qualify to open heaven’s gate on this disc. But be this as it may, there definitely is improvement on this album, and this on several fronts at once. More to that later.

Ronnie James Padavone aka Dio was hired to pull this supposedly foundering ship called Black Sabbath off its moorings and into the deep sea where it belonged.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Dio – Holy Diver (1983) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Dio - Holy Diver - Album CoverWhen – in 1982 – Ronnie James Dio defected from Black Sabbath and got his own band in a tearing hurry, we were all kind of scratching our heads, not knowing where this was all going to end. Of course also counting the fact that Vinnie Appice took off with him on this flight from the witches. The vapors surrounding their somewhat abrupt departure were pregnant with disconsolate news about infights at Black Sabbathall about power and who should be calling the shots.

But the main reason hinted back in time were rumors about mixing and remixing schemes of pre-produced tracks, the unauthorized kind in cloak-and-dagger actions during foggy nights.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Hibria – Hibria (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Hibria - Hibria - Album CoverSomeone is knocking on Heavy Metal’s door! Big time. And who is brandishing these fucking pipes? ‘Tis must come from Ronnie James, but this dear friend and companion met the other side for a while now. It is Iuri Sanson of the Brazilian Power and Speed Metal band Hibria. And this on their self-titled 2015 amazingly rocky album, signed to Test Your Metal Records. And this stuff they are producing is really good #metal – for most parts! Old style #metal too, kind of showing the Great Old Ones of Heavy Metal, where the new masters are.

I really like the drum work provided by Eduardo Baldo, this is not just the whoom-tchack you usually get, but much more complex structures.Got hooked? Raid this some more...