Scorpions – Blackout (1982) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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The avalanche of new music and – for sure – new styles that became available in the ’70s and ’80s, to the early ’90s was absolutely tremendous. Metal found itself strongly on the upswing from the early 80’s onwards. Whereas Hard Rock already started to lose a lot of its shiny luster by this time.

Many of today’s well-known metal genres were in full development mode back then. This led to this crazy and fragmented metal multiverse we (do not quite) enjoy today.

The culprits?

A number of major rock bands – some still [...] Click to raid more!

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

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Did 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 [...] Click to raid more!

10 Most Popular Posts @ RMR – Edition I

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Howdy fans and friends!

It is time again to take stock of sounds discovered and bands unearthed. But for the first time from an angle of the posts themselves and how they rated with you, the readers. The RockmusicRaider officescape would, of course, like to think that the likes and shares are a result of masterful penmanship.

But, hey, dream on. The written word is one of the vectors to get to the most popular posts, of course. But it is the musicians that really delivered their music with their hearts’ blood and essence [...] Click to raid more!

UFO – Lights Out (1977) – Review

Last updated on 2 June 2021

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I admit, the British rock band UFO is one of my long-time favorites. They have created great, great Hard Rock over time and helped pave the way into what is today called metal. 

One of the best periods in the distinguished career of UFO are indisputably the Schenker years. Back in the ’70s, a super-gifted young lad, almost too young to be that good a guitarist, joined this band led by Phil Mogg in search of a riff maker.

Who better to choose than German-born Michael Schenker, a founding member of the Scorpions[...] Click to raid more!