Scorpions – Lovedrive (1979) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Scorpions - Lovedrive - Album CoverIt was the album art that drew me to this particular Scorpions album at first. Yeah, the sticky finger one. Of the guy who wanted to go a-touching, and paid the ultimate price. In a truly adolescent setting to boot.

These were the times of all kinds of surreal shit on album covers. And much more provocative ones than this one, too. This delicious rebel streak is long gone, unfortunately, and replaced by whitewashed rosiness of uniform political correctness. And some of them covers were decidedly tasty.

Oh, and did I mention it? Quite unsurprisingly and as always, the cover [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Hartsbane release As Summer Dies!

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RockmusicRaider - Hartsbane - As Summer Dies - Album CoverI always thought the Germans beat everyone to the punch with their proverbial efficiency. But here we have Hartsbane, who state that they will launch their new EP As Summer Dies on 20 April 2019 at 20.00 h, or so it says on their website.

Well, I’ll be damned. There you go for 20/20 foresight. This puts even the Swiss to shame, where trains need to leave on the millisecond. Lest a national emergency be declared swiftly and without remorse.

But jokes apart and whatever the case may be, the Israelis from Hartsbane trade in a somewhat watery mix [...] Click to raid more!

Tyr – Hel (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Tyr - Hel - Album CoverIt is true. These guys have an ego bigger than the tiny Faroe Islands, where they hail from. The swagger they deliver their fare with continues to astonish me. But what can you do, when warrior blood flows in your veins.

Right? 

Hel, the newest record of Tyr, feels, as if the beer-swirling folks of Alestorm moved North, and grew some muscle and real beards. And Amon Amarth should be ashamed of themselves, they just got keelhauled by some trve vikings. Or at least by the remnants of the descendants, or something. 

Or is it that Tyr worship [...] Click to raid more!