Johnny and his outlaws get Burned Alive!

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The area around Toronto seems to spawn those down’n’dirty rock bands. Halfway stuck between some punky country origins and Southern Heavy Rock, they kinda hack away at their trade as if they actually originate from somewhere further down towards the equator where the warmth dwells.

RMR already featured some of them from the cold shores of Canada. Gotta be the desolate stretches of downtown Toronto that does that to them. But hey, we appreciate it. Because we like to go where the rock is mean and the lyrics rough.

So, here we got Johnny Nocash and The Celtic Outlaws who … [...] Click to raid more!

Wobbler – Dwellers of the Deep (2020) – Review

Last updated on 1 January 2021

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I just browsed these age-old progressive rock pieces. You know, all those bands from back in the ’70s that didn’t quite know what to do with their talent.

Because their fare refused to fit the woozy woo-woo of the day, nor would it mix with the disco nerds. And let’s just forget about the harsher realms of an emerging Hard Rock and early metal scene.

Now, I kinda nursed the idea to scrutinize the old prog rock masters some more and finally get some of ’em on the blog. But this project didn’t … [...] Click to raid more!

Why RMR will never review Nickelback!

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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No, you are wrong, so wrong. I’m not gonna tell you how much I hate Nickelback, because – hey – it’s somehow fashionable. I actually don’t hate them at all.

Take that, you cold internet.


Thou shalt integrate rock, metal, and folk into the blog, sez the RockmusicRaider book of rulez. Yet strangely, scores of insanely catchy and truly popular rock bands never made it onto those august pages RMR occupies. And those bands made a killing off a music industry where the hungry mouths of the have-nots are legion. So, true million-dollar … [...] Click to raid more!

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

Last updated on 12 November 2020

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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 [...] Click to raid more!