January 2016

R.I.P. DAVID BOWIE - Blackstar is beautiful

20. January 2016

David Bowie

R.I.P. DAVID BOWIE - Blackstar is beautiful

In David Bowie's 25th studio album "★", joy and grief are close together: joy because it appeared on Bowie's 69th birthday, grief because the artist died of cancer only two days later. As with "The Next Day", he had been involved in a great deal of secrecy beforehand: Bowie hasn't been available for interviews for years, and there have been few comments on the recordings from his comrades-in-arms.

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DREAM THEATER - The Dream of the Great Theatre

20. January 2016

Dream Theater

DREAM THEATER - The Dream of the Great Theatre

When the progmetal pioneers Dream Theater were formed almost 31 years ago, first under the name Majesty, it soon became clear that the band would provide musical highlights and delicacies in the area of tension between progressive rock and metal. On their way to becoming one of the leading progmetal institutions, Dream Theater even landed a hit in 1992 with "Pull Me Under" from the album "Images And Words". Self-ironically they titled their first compilation "Greatest Hit (...And 21 Other Really Cool Songs)" in 2008.

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WITCHCRAFT - Atmospheric witchcraft

20. January 2016

Witchcraft

WITCHCRAFT - Atmospheric witchcraft

Witchcraft's singer/mastermind Magnus Pelander is sometimes considered difficult. He is an artist and a freethinker in the best sense of the word, but he is not very willing to provide information when it comes to his thoughts or his nature. It's just stupid that they're both closely intertwined with his art. "No questions about the past, just the new album. No questions about personality", is the motto in the run-up to interviews, which Mr. Pelander likes to burst from time to time. We are lucky: Pelander is on time, some of his answers are even longer than a sentence.

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FLEETWOOD MAC - the way out of success

20. January 2016

Fleetwood Mac

FLEETWOOD MAC - the way out of success

It was a damned difficult birth: What would follow "Rumours", the highly acclaimed 1977 Grammy-decorated album sold in astronomical numbers? Fleetwood Mac gave the answer two years later with the double LP "Tusk" - commercially not as successful as its predecessor, it offered a series of experimental approaches, which mainly sprang from Lindsey Buckingham's wealth of musical ideas.

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AVANTASIA - Epic and Wild

20. January 2016

Avantasia

AVANTASIA - Epic and Wild

Originally founded by Tobias Sammet as an all-star side project of the band Edguy, Fantasia have since served him as an outlet for his "Metal Opera" fantasies. But Avantasia have long since become an independent, permanent fixture. "Ghostlights" is the name of her most recent, all-round convincing work. It comes up with a lot of illustrious guest vocalists as usual.

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Killed by death! - R.I.P. LEMMY KILMISTER

20. January 2016

Lemmy Lemmy Kilmister Motörhead

Killed by death!  - R.I.P. LEMMY KILMISTER

It sounds macabre, but it's a status symbol: Lemmy made it to the Forest Lawn cemetery in L.A. - one of the top addresses for life after death. There he is now in good company: Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Nat King Cole and, well, Michael Jackson. Whereby his death, which was based on aggressive cancer in the brain and neck, provided for an unbelievable sympathy. Even the Rainbow, his favourite pub, closed the tap - on a Saturday evening!

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