Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The video of The Producer´s brilliant song "Freeway" featuring the hitmakers Trevor Horn, Chris Braide, Lol Creme and Steve Lipson. Chris Braide has left the band but the album will be released under the new name US with the album title "The path of Sydney Arthur".
Monday, September 28, 2009
Rasmus Seebach - Engel VIDEO!, taken from the self titled debut out today Sept 28. Danish artist Rasmus sing in his own language but what an awesome singer he is.
Sure the music is R&B influenced pop but the song is great!
Download the single here:
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Sonic Syndicate´s new single "Burn this city" from the new EP out on Nov.6, download the single here:
(available for 7 days or 100 downloads)
I´m expecting the new album from the ultra cool Swedish band RUH today, the new album is called "Find the essence and multiply" and this is the video of the new single "I´ll be dead til the end of May". What a great song!
A huge dose of German numetal is never wrong, Emil Bulls 2003 album "Porcelain" was excellent but then the band has fallen in a downgoing trend with the following "Southern comfort" (2005) and the angry "The black path" (2008).
However, the new album is wicked. They´re back to what they´re good at, huge numetal in the same vein as "Porcelain".
"Phoenix" will fulfill all your needs if you want super heavy riffs and big choruses, I love this album where songs like "The Architechts of my Apocalypse", "Nothing in this world", "Time" and "It´s high time" are metal monsters.
"Phoenix" made me real happy!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Their debut EP "Dearest I´m sorry" takes the listener on a ride in pop, metal, screamo and clean vocals.
It´s a great EP that the band is giving away for free, here it is:
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Marc- It`s difficult to decide which is your best born child because you love them all … for years it was "Metal Rendezvous" but that was before "Rock The Block" saw the light of day !!! Certainly the most "flawless" album , every track a killer !
Marc- Easy Rocker has been on every "Set-List" since it was released and I can never get enough of this majestic anthem which is dedicated to all our loyal fans .
"Burning Bones"; "Rock City" and "Winning Man" are also dynamite .
For a while back there we even had "She`s Got Everything" in the "Live-Set"… each one a gem .
ONE VICE AT A TIME (1982)
Marc-The opening track "Longstick Goes Boom " is heavy enough to sink a Battleship in one blow and has opened hundreds of our shows !
"Bad Boys Rag Dolls" is like a freight train speeding through your living room .
"American Woman" gets the girls swinging their hips and the boys loosened up!
"Down The Drain" is a rarity just because it’s a heavy shuffle Krokus style and a cool sing-a-long !
"To the Top" is on my solo-band`s live repertoire and is solid as a rock.
Marc- This album was one of a kind .We spared no horses from begining to end .A real boneshaker !
The all time Classic Rock Ballad "Screaming in the Night" is still played on American Radio to this day and has never left our Live "Set-List".
I was deeply influenced by the Film "Conan the Barbarian" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger when I wrote the Lyrics to the Title Track "Headhunter".
"Eat the Rich"… our`s is the very First Authentic Original!
THE BLITZ (1984)
Marc- Here we slowly started losing touch with our "CORE" and got sucked in by this Glam-Rock Commercial "Carnival" which was happening around us .
Our record company wanted to have some Airplay Hits .
Still we managed to write a few Kick Ass Killers like "Midnite Maniac" ,"Out of Control" ,"Ready to Rock" and made a wild rocker out of Sweet`s old glam hit "Ballroom Blitz".
Today I do a raunchier version of the ballad "Our Love" with my Solo-Band .
CHANGE OF ADDRESS (1986)
Marc- As if things weren`t bad enough ,our record company got this bug in their Corporate heads and they firmly insisted on this producer who would give us that Crossover Top 40 Sound .
Once across "the bridge" they would easily recoup the Million Dollars they sank into the longest and most expensive Krokus record production in history !
Our Demo sounded ballsier than the finished product … (laughter) and the album took a nose-dive ……!!! A shame ,and some good songs went to waste .
Marc- Thanks to the last "Plan of Genius" we had landed deep in the red !
Our last attempt to get back on our feet with a New Record Company also failed .
With "Heart Attack" we did not return to our norm as we had hoped and our older Krokus sound was by now no longer in demand .
A couple of good songs there but a new wave of rock had taken over !!!
At this point we were all burnt out and surrounded by chaos …… I cannot stand intrigue and so I decided to call it a day !
Next stop… home to the sunny Maltese Islands for a spot of fishing .
Marc- After my long needed break from Krokus and a few other musical ventures inbetween to freshen me up !
I was again objective and "right on the money" for Krokus .
I knew what was good for "my old baby" and got straight down to work .
A whole load of high carat energy rock on this one .
The whole album is great !
Marc- This really is indeed the strongest album ever and I hope to God that we shall all never forget the winning formula .
Many factors contributed to this ,for example one was that we allowed enough time till the songs matured ,and another was the independent way in which we approached the studio production .
The band worked out their own schedule in the main studio in Lausanne ,
and I had my own thing going ,at my own steady pace ,at home in Basel .
This way I was able to write lyrics and be with my family during the daytime and sing my heart out any night I felt ready !
In this day and age ,communication is very fast so we were always closely
connected and what really mattered in the end was the satisfactory excecution of the individual final performances !
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Former singer Michael Bormann recorded 6 albums with the band between 1994-2004 and he was replaced by the Swede Johan Fahlberg.
"Perfect insanity" is JH´s 9th studio album and the 3rd to feature Fahlberg on vocals, I´m not that fond of his voice but the production is classy and the performance from the band is faultless.
However, the songs doesn´t move me the way I want melodic hard rock to be. Too many cliche´s I´m afraid.
Their fans will probably have no problem with this release whatsoever, but I think you could expect more from a band that has been around for 15 years.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I am a huge Kiss fan and really love Ace´s classic solo album from 1978, as usual Ace is backed up by his friend and super drummer Anton Fig who is drumming like a god on "Anomaly".
Ace Frehley hasn´t written as many classic songs in Kiss as Stanley and Simmons but his songs truly fill one album of great rockers like "Rocket ride", "Shock me", "Talk to me", "Save your love", "Hard times", "Dark light" and "Into the void".
His new solo album is quite solid and contains a few classic Frehley songs like "Change the world", "Sister", "A little below the angels" and "Outer space".
But the real highlight is the instrumental "Fractured quantum", amazing piece of music!
I don´t think "Anomaly" can match his 1978 album but the new is good, no doubt.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Lifer - IV 2002 EP
Lifer´s Universal Records debut from 2001 was produced by Alex Lifeson, the band recorded one more "hard to get" EP in 2002 before they parted ways.
Vocalist Nick Coyle formed The Drama Club and the remaining members went on to form myDownfall.
Numetal / Alternative Metal
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Spindle - Self Serve Surgery (2004) Triple Crown Records
Featuring Grant Arnow on Lead Vocals (Takota), this unreleased album contains the original version of "Diary" that was re-recorded by Takota.
2.I´m not blind
5.I try you try
7.Kings of emotion
8.Knock me down
10.Type a protocol
11.At the end of the day
Alternative Rock / Modern Rock
The download link is only available for 7 days or 100 downloads