February 2021

FRATERNITY - An almost forgotten band with two world famous singers

22. February 2021

Fraternity Bon Scott AC/DC

FRATERNITY - Eine fast vergessene Band mit zwei weltberühmten Sängern

Bon Scott is certainly one of the most individual and style-defining rock singers of the 20th century - even though his time with AC/DC only lasted a little more than half a decade. However, the hard rock shouter had already left his musical mark before joining the now legendary Australian outfit: After the breakup of The Valentines, he became the lead singer of the band Fraternity in 1971. The box set "Seasons Of Change - The Complete Recordings 1970-1974" now makes all their material available on three CDs for the first time.

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DeWOLFF go for the big drama again with the new album "Wolffpack

22. February 2021

Dewolff

DeWOLFF setzen mit dem neuen Album „Wolffpack“ wieder auf das große Drama

Zoom calls are in and in Corona times one of the technical possibilities, so that you at least know what the other person looks like: Pablo van de Poel and his brother Luka, along with fellow Corona member Robin Piso, lounge on a sofa in their studio in Utrecht, Holland, looking a little pale, but the three, between their mid-20s and early 30s, rarely give their answers without a smug grin flitting across their faces. "We take the bizarre Corona circumstances as they are," they say in unison.

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SYRINX CALL surprise with progressive sounds, Eloy musicians and sophisticated sci-fi storyline

22. February 2021

Syrinx Call Eloy

SYRINX CALL überraschen mit progressiven Sounds, Eloy-Musikern und anspruchsvoller Sci-Fi-Story

If Ian Anderson established the flute in rock, the same could apply to Volker Kuinke's recorder on Syrinx Call's albums. Their new, now third work goes one step further. More prog than before, less world music and new age. With no less than three musicians from the Eloy camp, including mastermind Frank Bornemann himself, they are also musically prepared for a highly sophisticated work about the evolutionary step of an artificial intelligence towards human empathy.

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OUT OF FOCUS - Five intense Krautrock years

22. February 2021

Out Of Focus Krautrock

OUT OF FOCUS - Fünf intensive Krautrockjahre

Two flute solos simultaneously, one from the right, one from the left stereo channel - this is how the 48-minute track "Huchen 55", spread over LP sides 3 and 4, begins on Out Of Focus' third album "Four Letters Monday Afternoon" (1972, released on the Kuckuck label). As I said, 48 minutes and 1972. That's a minute longer and a year earlier than Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells"!

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STEVEN WILSON - "There's no need to repeat what I've done before"

1. February 2021

Steven Wilson

STEVEN WILSON - „Es gibt keinen Grund zu wiederholen, was ich schon einmal getan habe“

In the course of his 30-year musical career, the British songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson has constantly developed and tried out new things. His problem: part of his audience meets him with growing incomprehension. Yet the versatile musician has always remained himself, even if instruments and sounds have changed again and again. In the eclipsed interview he explains why he has no desire to live up to expectations

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With their ear to the ground, the FLEET FOXES are heading for the big standstill

1. February 2021

Fleet Foxes

Das Ohr am Kommenden, steuern die FLEET FOXES dem großen Stillstand entgegen

Seattle is known for raw and aggressive sounds. More than any other genre, the Northwest metropolis is associated with grunge. And yet folk also has a firm place in Seattle. Back in the late 1980s, the Walkabouts established their first psychedelic folk efforts on Sub Pop, the label of Mudhoney, Nirvana and Soundgarden. So it wasn't at all far-fetched that exactly three decades later, the Fleet Foxes also set off into the wondering world, at least in the US via Sub Pop.

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England's best new hard rock band INGLORIOUS underpins their exceptional position

1. February 2021

Inglorious

Englands beste neue Hardrock-Band INGLORIOUS untermauert ihre Ausnahmestellung

"We Will Ride" is the fourth album of the band around ex-Trans Siberian Orchestra/Uli Jon Roth vocalist Nathan James. Already after the Inglorious debut in 2016, fans of British hard rock got shiny eyes and big ears. The two albums that followed, "II" (2017) and "Ride To Nowhere" (2019), cemented the formation's stellar reputation. Then, shortly after the release of the third album, there were sweeping line-up changes. Only James and drummer Phil Beaver remained in the line-up. Lead guitarist Danny Dela Cruz, guitarist Dan Stevens and bassman Vinnie Colla were new additions.

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THE DEAD DAISIES are now drilling thick hardrock boards with Glenn Hughes

1. February 2021

The Dead Daisies Glenn Hughes

THE DEAD DAISIES bohren nun mit Glenn Hughes ganz dicke Hardrock-Bretter

With an inherited billion-dollar fortune up his sleeve, Australian businessman David Lowy (who runs shopping centres in the UK, the US and his homeland, among other places) remembered his old love, hard rock, in 2012. In his younger days, the rhythm guitarist had already made it into English clubs with his band Mink, but The Dead Daisies were then to attack a few levels higher for the then fiftysomething.

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