Uriah Heep – The Magician’s Birthday (1972) – Review

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Ah, it’s time for another one, ain’t it? A long time has passed since our last Heep review. And what better times than these difficult ones to write a new piece on one of the most underrated rock bands of all time.

And – of course – what immediately comes to mind is the year 1972. That is when the breakthrough record Demons and Wizards hit the shelves with a vengeance. And – more importantly – when Uriah Heep boasted one of their strongest lineups ever. David Byron, Ken Hensley, Mick Box, Lee Kerslake, and Gary Thain formed … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Eulogy unleash Memento Mori!

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Okay, it’s time again to reach into the depths of our review pipe and pull one of those records out at random.

And the winner is – Eulogy with their newest EP that just released late February of 2020.

The piece talks about Memento Mori, this terrible reminder of the inevitability of death. A solemn and serious theme, and a pretty difficult one to pick for a 17-minute blurb. This is indeed a subject that seriously occupied the creative brains of a multitude of philosophers, writers, and musicians over time. And even on this blog it already made an [...] Click to raid more!

Krokus – Live Review – Hallenstadion Zürich 2019

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Videos are a good thing. Usually. The music industry depends on them to promote their wares and to boost sales. Thanks to YouTube and their ilk.

It is also well known that you need to make the first 30 seconds of airplay or so count, or you will lose this finicky audience at once. You know, these suckers that should keep their eyes glued to YOUR clip, and then come back for seconds. Tons of clicks, conversions on fire, that kind of thing.

Well, the same goes for videos that bands project during live shows. Short, crisp and like Thor’s … [...] Click to raid more!

Krokus – Metal Rendez-Vous (1980) – Review

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Damn, nostalgia hits ye like a ton of bricks sometimes, doesn’t it? Sounds and smells of long bygone times return once a certain piece plays on rock radio.

This just so happened a few days ago when I cruised along the country highway with my snazzy carriage. And – suddenly – Tokyo Nights blazed out of my sound system. You know, the piece Krokus did back in 1980 on their fourth album Metal Rendez-Vous.

This also made me realize that Krokus‘ story is far from being told on RockmusicRaider and that a new review … [...] Click to raid more!