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The Dirty Denims

Dirty Denims - Back With A Bang (part 1)
Label: Handclap Records
Written by: Sabine van Gameren
Releasedate: 27-04-2017

Dutch Dirty Denims are not much of a stranger, most memorable for us was the Cityrock performance some years ago. The rock and rollers from the low land are now presenting us a brand new release. It is called “Back With A Bang” and is available now. Read more of this article »

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Welle:Erdball - Gaudeamus Igitur
Welle:Erdball - Gaudeamus Igitur
Label: Oblivion / SPV
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 28-04-2017

Welle:Erdball is a group from Germany often credited with being the pioneers of bitpop. The heavy use of the Commodore 64’s SID sound chip makes their sound instantly recognizable. Their sound is reminiscent of electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk. Read more of this article »

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Faunshead - Can't Dance
Faunshead - Can't Dance
Label: Bellfire Records
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 28-04-2017

Faunshead is a Berlin based rock band founded in 2014 by Matt Norman, a musician from New York living in Europe to study music with an appetite for loud Rock & Roll.  In Berlin Matt (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) met Francesco Fusco (lead guitar) an Italian guitarist who studied at the Berkley music school, Duarte Azevedo (bass) a portugese devotee of the great John Paul Jones and Stefan Bregenzer a Young drum prodigy from south Tyrol with an immesurable love for Queens of the Stone Age. Read more of this article »

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Ancient Ascendent - Raise The Torch
Ancient Ascendent - Raise The Torch
Label: Spinefarm Records
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 28-04-2017

Ancient Ascendant is a British based quartet pioneering a unique brand of songwriting based on a solid foundation of black and death metal, whilst injecting eclectic ideas from a wide range of fine metal traditions. Read more of this article »

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Manolo Panic - Chinchilla
Manolo Panic - Chinchilla
Label: Spinnup
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 03-03-2017

Manolo Panic is an indie rock band from Switzerland. The band has toured the world. Now, they have a new album out which is called “Chinchilla”. Read more of this article »

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While She Sleeps - You Are We
While She Sleeps - You Are We
Label: Arising Empire / Nuclear Blast / Warner
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 21-04-2017

While She Sleeps is an English metal core band from Sheffield. Formed in 2006, the group consists of vocalist Lawrence Taylor, guitarists Sean Long and Mat Welsh, bassist Aaran McKenzie and drummer Adam Savage. They are currently signed to Search and Destroy Records in the UK, SharpTone Records in the US and UNFD in Australia. Read more of this article »

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Life of Agony - A Place Where There's No More Pain
Label: Napalm Records
Written by: Sabine van Gameren
Releasedate: 28-04-2017
Alternative Metal formation Life of Agony has a legacy for us ready. They have not released a whole lot of albums, but those who saw light were a big hit and got the band to status. Their last full length album dates back to 2005, but finally something new is waiting. “A Place Where There’s No More Pain” is coming out now! Read more of this article »

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Nord - So Alive

Nord - Play Restart
Label: Geenger Records
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 21-04-2017

While singer Mihael Prosen (previously Father) and guitarist Vedran Vučković (formerly Unlogic Skill) are true veterans of the Croatian heavy rock scene, the other members add newer influences to the band’s sound. Nord’s idea of rock music is based on the concept of an infinite creativity and therefore breaks with genre expectations: The band’s influences range from hard rock and grunge to pop and experimental. Read more of this article »

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Axel Rudi Pell - The Ballads V
Axel Rudi Pell - The Ballads V
Label: SPV / Steamhammer
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 21-04-2017

Axel Rudi Pell is a German heavy metal guitar player and his eponymous band. He started off with the band Steeler (1984–88) before leaving to start his solo career in 1989. During this time, he has played with such drummers as Jörg Michael and Mike Terrana, and singers Johnny Gioeli, Jeff Scott Soto, and Rob Rock. Read more of this article »

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La Muerte - Headhunter
La Muerte - Headhunter
Label: Mottow Sounds / Soulfood
Written by: Nina Mende
Releasedate: 22-04-2017

La Muerte was founded in 1994. Fuelled by vitriol, compared to such legendary gutter-dwelling sleaze-merchants as The Birthday Party, Foetus, The Stooges and even Salvador Dali, La Muerte has become a standard reference when it comes to Belgium‘s underground rock scene. Now, they are back with a brand new EP. Read more of this article »

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