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CGCM Podcast EP#86-Germany-Around the World In 80 Episodes

There they go, jet setting once again! The two Canadian fools of CGCM Podcast (Canadian Geeks Chatting Metal) are visiting the land of oompah music and beer! That’s right, Germany! It’s CGCM Podcast EP#86-Germany-Around the World in 80 Episodes. In this segment of the ever-popular Around the World in 80 Episodes series, the boys manage […]

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BLIND GUARDIAN TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA – Legacy of the Dark Lands (Album Review)

Blind Guardian – High Concept Blind Guardian are a rare beast.  They take chances within their Power Metal domain, whilst retaining their rabid fanbase.  Their concept albums are neural networks of stories overlaid with melodies of inspiration. Blind Guardian formed in 1984 in Krefeld, Germany and are often credited as one of the seminal and […]

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Ace Frehley-Hamburg Rock City! Meister’s Eurotrip 2015

Ace Frehley-Hamburg Rock City! Meister’s Eurotrip 2015

Smokin’ Aces – Ace Frehley-Hamburg Rock City- Meister’s Eurotrip 2015: June 10 Learning about this event through a website that I’ve used before in Canada (Songkick.com), I planned to linger an extra day in Hamburg, Germany to see Ace Frehley in a club, especially after how good he was at Sweden Rock Festival. Basically, I […]

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Judas Priest…in Hamburg! Meister’s Eurotrip 2015

Judas Priest…in Hamburg! Meister’s Eurotrip 2015

Judas Priest in Hamburg, Germany-Meister’s Eurotrip 2015: June 8 And so in the continuing adventures of The Meister during his three week Eurotrip extravaganza that began with Sweden Rock Festival and will end with Hellfest Festival in France, he attended the Judas Priest concert in Hamburg, Germany. The concert went down at the Hamburg Sporthalle […]

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Prowler’s Stallions Of Steel

Prowler’s Stallions Of Steel

The German state of Saxony provides the heavy metal band Prowler. The band from Leipzig gained some attention with their 2012 self-released EP Hard Pounding Heart and now have returned poised to issue their debut full length, Stallions Of Steel. The nine tracks contained on the album (some of which also appeared on the aforementioned EP) boast “straight heavy […]

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The Judgement Of The New Scanner Album

The Judgement Of The New Scanner Album

Science-fiction images run abound with Scanner, a band hailing from Germany. The speed/thrash/power metal outfit began back in 1985 under the name of Lion’s Breed and the album Damn The Night. The moniker changed to Scanner in 1986 and since then there have been several line-up adjustments with guitarist and band leader Axel A.J. Julius […]

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U.D.O. Gets Decadent: A Review of The Forthcoming U.D.O. Album

U.D.O. Gets Decadent: A Review of The Forthcoming U.D.O. Album

German gravelly vocal-ed power metal superstar Udo Dirkschneider is still going strong, celebrating his 40th year in the business.  In the past couple of years, the staturally challenged front man has issued two double CD live albums, a double CD of rare recordings and his 14th top rated studio effort, Steelhammer.  The latest U.D.O. creation […]

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Shadowbane-Facing The Fallout

Shadowbane-Facing The Fallout

Since forming between 2007-2009, Germany’s Shadowbane have been rocking stages in their homeland and are now set to introduce themselves to the world with the full-length debut, Facing the Fallout  available January 16, 2015.  The quintet from Hamburg is compiled of Stefan providing vocals, guitarists Lukas and Markus, Mortiz on bass and drummer Rene. Shadowbane issued a demo […]

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Free Ride…..Can I Get My Money Back? (A Review of Cruizzen’s Free Ride Album)

Free Ride…..Can I Get My Money Back? (A Review of Cruizzen’s Free Ride Album)

I didn’t know that Brian Johnson had a side project from AC/DC!  What? That’s not Brian Johnson?  You’re pulling my leg, surely I know Brian Johnson‘s voice when I hear it!  Well according to all accounts and press releases it’s definitely not Brian Johnson.  From Bavaria come Cruizzen, a “bad ass”, hard drivin’ rock band, […]

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Lessons in Decay Taught by Helldorados

Lessons in Decay Taught by Helldorados

From Stuttgart, Germany comes Helldorados.  This raw sounding helping of straightforward heavy sleaze/punk rock is the sophomore effort from the Germans who have set stages for the likes of Y&T, Rhino Bucket, The Darkness and Bullet.  The title, Lessons in Decay may elude that this is an album more fitted into the death metal category, […]

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