Newsflash: On Top gets Top Dollar!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - On Top - Top Dollar - Album CoverWasn’t I just cruisin’ along these older and newer Hard Rock and Heavy Metal records? Boring down well-worn wormholes to them offerings always does my soul good. And stellar rock and metal they used to produce and still do to this day.

So, surfing about my review pipeline later I came across a sound reminiscent to what I just heard. On Top is their name and their new EP Top Dollar is their game. And by Jove, they come along with a remarkable swagger, throwing their Heavy Metal and Hard Rock infused rock’n’roll at you with a vengeance. A fair dose of Iron Maiden, some (and only some) thrashy snazziness of Metallica and a hint of Dio.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: 10 Hateful things for Tornado Kid!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Tornado Kid - Hateful 10 - Album CoverIt is variety that got my attention first and their tongue-in-cheek genre description of Booze’n’Blues on their Facebook page. Then the corniness kicked in – profanity and blasphemy galore included. But that’s alright. And next came the interesting title Hateful 10. Going by the lore Tornado Kid tell us, they were so fed up with painfully re-doing their 10 tracks of musical prowess for their first full length, they started to hate it. So, they went ahead and changed the name from Cowboys of the North to the aforementioned Hateful 10 moniker. Cool story and as the Italians say: Si non è vero, è ben trovato.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...

Newsflash: Fifteen for Infinight!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - InfiNight - Fifteen - Album CoverDo you thirst for comfort in Heavy Metal? Something with enough oomph to please da stainless self, yet not used to beat you into the dust with at the same time? Clear, concisely written tracks, delivered with German precision? Well, then good ‘ol RockmusicRaider might just have the remedy for ye. 

Here’s to a blurb, released end of 2016 by the German band InfiNight. Their birthday EP Fifteen – for 15 years of service – will slay that burning thirst for stellar metal in a heartbeat. They feature this very precise Heavy / Power Metal style, a real healer after all that fuzziness the metal music world seems to disintegrate into these days.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: Pyroxene issue an EP!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Pyroxene - EP - Album CoverQuirky, experimental bands often get a lot of face time around the RMR officescape. It is just refreshing to see bands come in and offer a new spin on overused genres in the metal multiverse. The Slovenians Pyroxene do just that with their newest concoction. Even if they did not demonstrate a great lot of creativity by calling their EP – well – EP. The record is signed to the Finnish label Inverse Records.

Creativity will however arrive at your doorstep once you start on the first track. Energy levels going up straight away with Fireborn, the band happily mixes Hard Rock with Heavy Metal, throwing in some stoner and bluesy elements throughout the record.Got hooked? Raid this some more...