Malacoda rerelease Ritualis Aeterna!

Last updated on 3 December 2020

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Malacoda - Ritualis Aeterna - Album Cover

Malacoda flapped about the RMR office’s mutual conscience for a long while already, like one of them big fat vampire bats. The ones from places where the moon reigns supreme with its big, shiny fangs. Their EP Ritualis Aeterna initially released in December 2016 and now got on global distribution by this January 2018.

Named after a character in Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, Malacoda takes the idea of Gothic Metal to a next level. The band paints this vivid, slightly decadent debauchery of soundscapes in bold baroque and Victorian strokes. Some sort of a delicious, [...] Click to raid more!

Intermittent Digest – Tome V

Last updated on 10 July 2020

RockmusicRaider Editorial - Tome V It is high time for a new update of the latest state of affairs and exciting findings on the RMR website. Many months have elapsed since Tome IV came aboard and the 2016 Top 10 saw the light of day.

The mighty post count now is way beyond the three hundred mark, and a new logo was unleashed. RMR has just a few days ago gone fully secure on this virus infested internet, too. That is something the IT security officer was nagging us about for some time – and rightly so. 

Last year [...] Click to raid more!

Xandria – Theater of Dimensions (2017) – Review

Last updated on 20 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Xandria - Theater of Dimensions - Album CoverThey did it. They finally dit it. Xandria managed to keep one of their female fronts a bit longer than for a felt stretch of one album only. So, here they again feature the classically trained Dutch singer Dianne Van Giersbergen on their second album in a row. And rightly so. Talented girl that she is, she can easily match a range from Tarja Turunen, over Floor Jansen and back to Simone Simons. And that means something.

As the band’s progression goes, already their last contribution Sacrificium was a step up the star-studded [...] Click to raid more!

Moonspell – Night Eternal (2008) – Review!

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Moonspell - Night Eternal - Album Cover By Loki, the 9th studio album Night Eternal of the Portuguese band Moonspell is hard chow. You really need to listen to this jumble of tracks a few times and apply some goodwill at first. And I mean really go for it!

To take it all in IS tough – blackened, darkly ominous Gothic Metal sounds emerging from my earphones. Brutal, technically very demanding, riffs and harsh vocals assaulting your eardrums and virtually marching through your brain. If it is not burned away – that is – after listening to this record repeatedly. 

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