Uriah Heep – Remembering Ken Hensley!

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Some pieces of news render me thoughtful and mellow. One of these was the passing of Ken Hensley on 4 November 2020, a key and founding member of Uriah Heep with a tenure of 10 years. A short while ago, we already had to digest the demise of Lee Kerslake after a long illness, and now this. Truly, 2020 will not stay in our memory as a good year.

Hensley left a mighty footprint during his time with the Heep people. It would be a moot point to list all of the works from 1970 to 19801), there … [...] Click to raid more!

10 Most Popular Posts @ RMR – Edition II

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Howdy fans and friends!

A long while ago, the RMR deck crew issued that first attempt at glory. A list of most popular posts. Those that stuck with the audience, appreciation expressed through the sheer force of a great many clicks.

Since our last measurement, things changed dramatically and RockmusicRaider progressed further down that road to blog nirvana. In other words, from being totally on the outskirts of the metal music blogosphere, we find ourselves today at least somewhat more center stage. So, compared to our first attempt, there’s a tad more oomph behind our stats this time.

It … [...] Click to raid more!

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 [...] Click to raid more!

Opeth – In Cauda Venenum (2019) – Review

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If there was one 2019 album that kinda lurked in the back of my mind, it is Opeth‘s In Cauda Venenum. The piece generated a constant and considerable background chatter, one that we found difficult to ignore. To the point that the crew here finally decided to give it a go.

The band graced the fan crowd with their 13th installment late last year. If this will be their lucky number remains to be seen. But they sure tried their best with an English and a Swedish version on that very same … [...] Click to raid more!