So, about 8 weeks ago I saw a used Ibanez Jem 555 in my music shop and as luck would have it I was actually looking to buy one. It looked old, had some stains on the hardware and the original Lo-TRS II tremolo didn’t stay in tune face with ‘regular’ abuse, but it played […]
I had originally planned to interview Neal Morse and Mike Portnoy for Backstage in Hamburg but my request wasn’t even answered. So I changed plans, spent the afternoon with the kids, arranged with the neighbors to take the baby monitor once they were asleep and then headed to the Markthalle. I did catch the last […]
At one point last week I began collecting album release dates from bands I like and I have to say, 2013 is going to be a big year: March 1st Soilwork March 8th Bon Jovi March 11th Amplifier March 12th Adrenaline Mob March 26th Sebastian Bach, Sevendust April Spock’s Beard April 2nd Killswitch Engage April […]
Lots of music last year. Not enough time to listen to everything yet. But here it goes (see 2011 here): Flying Colors – Flying Colors Van Halen – A different kind of truth Black Country Communion – Afterglow Paul Gilbert – Vibrato Steve Vai – The Story of Light Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire […]
If Trivium manages to put out a decent follow-up to “In Waves” then there will be no stopping them. With their relentless touring schedule they have put themselves in a prime position to be heir apparent to Metallica. Just an observation.
This is a review I didn’t expect to write. Not that I don’t mind writing bad reviews or anything but I’d rather write about records that trigger some kind of emotion. And I didn’t expect Black Country Communion’s (BCC) Afterglow to do that for the simple reason that I am not such a big fan […]