April 2021

LED ZEPPELIN - The no-name myth

19. April 2021

Led Zeppelin

LED ZEPPELIN - Der No-Name-Mythos

50 years ago Led Zeppelin put the finishing touches to their legendary fourth album. With songs like "Stairway To Heaven", "Rock And Roll" and "The Battle Of Evermore" it not only became the best-selling record of Jimmy Page & Co. - the untitled album has long been considered a majestic monument of 70s rock. Countless fans and generations of musicians still revere it as an opus magnum and a never-ending source of inspiration. We examine how this album came to be and how it achieved its unique status.

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LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT - "Even Faster, Even Longer, Even Crazier!"

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT - „Noch Schneller, noch länger, noch verrückter!“

At the mention of the name LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT, the hearts of many instrumental prog fans beat faster. This all-star band, recruited from members of Dream Theater (John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess), King Crimson (Tony Levin) and Transatlantic (Mike Portnoy), has stood since 1998 for musical high-performance sports and at the same time for melodies that remain in the memory for a long time.

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GRETA VAN FLEET - The Changing of the Guard

6. April 2021

Greta Van Fleet

GRETA VAN FLEET - Die Wachablösung

Greta Van Fleet's debut "Anthem Of The Peaceful Army" was a first tremor, with "The Battle At Garden's Gate" now follows a bang: an album with which the quartet from Frankenmuth, Michigan, prepares to change the guard in rock music - with anthems for a new generation that mature genre icons like the Stones, Led Zep or The Who have long since ceased to reach. After all, today's youth - says bassist Sam Kiszka in an eclipsed interview - want their own heroes, mouthpieces and songs.

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT - A Light In The Black

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT - A Light In The Black

For just under a quarter of a century, Deep Purple/Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore has been part of the music scene with his wife Candice Night in medieval garb. By devoting himself to live hard rock in recent years with a newly formed Rainbow lineup, the musical pressure on Blackmore's Night has been lessened. This also seems to have had an effect on their new album "Nature's Light". Candice Night at least seems very deeply relaxed - and definitely takes a look beyond the horizon of medieval pop ..

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WHEEL - "I'm probably a masochist who likes to be spanked."

6. April 2021

Wheel

WHEEL - „Wahrscheinlich bin ich Masochist und stehe auf Prügel“

The rock band Wheel may come from Finland, but their frontman James Lascelles is a real Brit who, by the way, doesn't mince his words. On their second album, a stimulating mixture of new artrock and progmetal with very political lyrics, they again show themselves strongly influenced by atmospheric-progressive music à la Tool.

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THUNDER - "Guys, we're still needed!"

6. April 2021

Thunder

THUNDER - „Jungs, wir werden doch noch gebraucht!“

Thunder, for 32 years now an integral part of the blues-soaked classic English hard rock scene, have since their founding already provided many a genre highlight. Their first two albums "Backstreet Symphony" and "Laughing On Judgement Day" have remained unsurpassed. Now, with the grandiose "All The Right Noises", they are going all the way again. "Gold Voice" Danny Bowes took the editors' praise in a British-casual manner.

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On her new studio album ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN surprises with soft tones

6. April 2021

Anneke Van Giersbergen

Auf ihrem neuen Studioalbum überrascht ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN mit sanften Tönen

The Dutchwoman is known for her versatility, her musical biography accordingly dazzling. Many will remember her as the frontwoman of The Gathering, and she has also drawn attention to herself through numerous collaborations with Devin Townsend, Arjen Lucassen, Anathema and Within Temptation. With her prog project Vuur (Dutch for "fire") and solo she rocks the stages of European clubs and has already released six albums under her own name. Why "The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest" has become less rocky and much more intimate instead, she explains in an eclipsed interview

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