Bands

  • Hammerfall
  • Apocalyptica
  • Overkill
  • Kärbholz
  • Diamond Head
  • Satan
  • Eric Fish & Friends
  • Skyclad
  • Annisokay
  • Mundstuhl
  • Burning Witches
  • Cobra Spell
  • Insanity Alert
  • Mister Misery
  • Skyline
  • Motörizer
  • Baibang
  • Mr. Irish Bastard
  • Frozen Crown
  • Hammerfall

    Pure Swedish Heavy Metal!
    Die Heavy Metal Vorreiter HAMMERFALL lassen wieder den Hammer schwingen und versprühen mit ihrem zwölften Studioalbum Hammer Of Dawn Power auf allen künstlerischen Ebenen! Als HAMMERFALL 1997 ihr Debütalbum Glory To The Brave veröffentlichten, brachten sie nicht nur frischen Wind in die Metalszene, sondern schafften es auch, für einen gigantischen Aufschwung im traditionellen Heavy Metal zu sorgen. Seitdem haben HAMMERFALL ein starkes Album nach dem anderen veröffentlicht. Diese unverwechselbare Kraft der Schweden, gepaart mit der großen Gabe unaufhaltsam ihren Weg weiter zu gehen findet sich auch auf Hammer Of Dawn wieder. Dem Album ist in jeder Sekunde anzuhören dass die Band pandemiebedingt so viel Zeit wie noch nie hatte an jedem kleinen Detail zu arbeiten, was deutlich hörbar ist und das Album bei jedem Durchlauf stärker macht.

  • Apocalyptica
    Apocalyptica are true explorers, always seeking new frontiers and uncharted territories in which to express themselves. With Cell-0, their 9th studio album, the ambitious and electric quartet have not simply returned to their non-vocal roots, they have traveled deeper and further into the universe of instrumental music than ever before. That first love and passion which fuelled Apocalyptica to form during 1993 in Helsinki now carries richer layers of knowledge and experience, which in turn have led to the band to a fundamental realization and creative path.
    
    “We wanted to challenge ourselves to find further flavours in the cello itself,” says cellist Perttu Kivilaakso “had we found them all? Had we explored every corner to find them?”
    
    “We went about creating Cell-0 as a full piece of art and not thinking about singles or ‘the timing of singles’ or anything like that,” continues Eicca “it’s challenging to get all the details and colours right and still have the energy of being a real metal cello band.” continues Eicca, who like Perttu and fellow cellist Paavo Lötjönen graduated from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki “So that was the main goal for us when doing this album, to have those two very different worlds connecting to each other in a stronger, more explorative way than ever before.”
    
    The genesis for Cell-0’s creation arrived as Apocalyptica were busy revisiting their initial
    breakthrough turf on tour. During 2018’s 20th anniversary tour celebrating their genre-breaking debut album Apocalyptica Plays Metallica By Four Cellos, the importance and potential of their roots started to take on deeper proportions.
    
  • Overkill

    Seit der Gründung im Jahre 1980 zählt Overkill zu den bekanntesten Trash-Metal Bands der Welt und baut diesen Status auch nach über 30 Jahren ständig weiter aus.

    Gefeierte Veröffentlichungen und weltweite Touren vor enthusiastischen Fans zeigen, dass auf die New Yorker Verlass ist. Während andere Bands den Fuß vom Gas nehmen, pflügen sich die Gründungsmitglieder Bobby „Blitz“ Ellsworth und D.D. Vernie, zusammen mit ihren langjährigen Mitstreiter, wie ein Güterzug durch die Musiklandschaft und weigern sich, ihre Fans mit Stilbrüchen zu verwirren. Trotz persönlicher Schicksalsschläge und einigen Besetzungswechseln sind Overkill heute stärker denn je, zelebrieren ihren dritten Frühling und begeistern mit Chart-Knallern wie „Ironbound“ oder „The Electric Age“.

    Kaum ein Metal-Fan, der auf das schneidende Organ von Blitz, den metallisch-klappernden Bass von D.D. die harten, melodischen Riffs von Dave und Derek oder das tighte Dampfhammerspiel von Jason verzichten will. Overkill sind eine Macht. Und werden es noch lange bleiben!

  • Kärbholz

    Kärbholz; ziemlich erfolgreich diese Kapelle. „Rastlos“ (#16 in 2013), „Karma“ (#7 in 2015), „Überdosis Leben“ (#2 in 2017) und „Herz und Verstand” (#3 in 2019). Seit dem Jahr 2005 machen die Vier aus dem nordrhein-westfälischen Ruppichteroth, mitten in der grünen Lunge Kölns nun gemeinsam Musik und haben seit März diesen Jahres ihr neues Album „Kontra.“ am Start.

    „Ein Album, das mit seiner Energie und seinen lebensbejahenden Hymnen gemacht ist für die Bühne.“ So und so ähnlich klingen die Reaktionen auf das aktuelle Album „Kontra.“.

    Das Album stieg aus dem Stand auf Platz #4 in die Deutschen Album-Charts ein. Nur die Bühne, auf die es gehört, gab es Corona bedingt nicht. Die geplante Release-Tour musste aufgrund der Pandemie leider ausfallen, umso mehr freuen sich die Jungs nun nach Monaten der Stille, die neuen Songs endlich auf der Bühne präsentieren zu dürfen.

  • Diamond Head

    Die bereits im Jahr 1976 im englischen Stourbridge gegründeten DIAMOND HEAD zählen zweifellos zu den Wegbereitern der New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. Als die Band angesichts solcher Giganten wie IRON MAIDEN etwas ins Hintertreffen zu geraten drohte, brachten ein paar junge Amerikaner die Engländer mit einer gehärteten Neufassung von deren Hit „Am I Evil“ wieder in Erinnerung – der bei METALLICA noch immer zu den meiste gespielten Live-Songs gehört.

  • Satan

    While standard bearers of the NWOBHM movement and responsible for “83’s seminal Court In the Act and “87’s Suspended Sentence, with Cruel Magic Satan make it abundantly clear that in 2018 they are not interested in simply capitalizing on past glories. Comprised of 10 tracks of searing metal, it is blatantly and profoundly the work of the Newcastle upon Tyne natives at their very best, infusing their signature sound with a more raw, wild and spontaneous vibe than they showcased on 2015’s mighty Atom By Atom, in the process displaying more passion and energy than slews of bands half their age.

  • Eric Fish & Friends

    Am 21. August 2020 erschien das neue Album von ERIC FISH & FRIENDS: GEZEITEN

    Dreizehn deutschsprachige Lieder, geschrieben und gespielt von

    ERIC FISH: Gesang, Gitarren, Bouzouki, Cinco

    GERIT HECHT: Klavier, Akkordeon

    RAINER MICHALEK: Gitarren, Mundharmonica

    FRIEDEMANN MÄTHGER: Schlagzeug


    Dieses Album ist ein Musik gewordener Ausdruck dessen, was Menschen in diesen denkwürdigen Zeiten empfinden. Diese Zeit macht uns reif für neues Nachdenken, neue Ansätze oder ganz einfach auch für den Versuch, sich auf Ursprüngliches zu besinnen.
    Die Texte von ERIC FISH geben ein Fundament, machen Mut, geben Hoffnung und rütteln auf.

    Musikalisch bleiben ERIC FISH &FRIENDS spartanisch. Fantasievolle Arrangements, mehrstimmiger Gesang, filigran gespielte Saiteninstrumente, mitreißende Grooves und der eindrückliche Gesangsvortrag ERIC FISHs machen dieses Album zu einem nachhaltigen Hörerlebnis.

  • Skyclad

    SKYCLAD are a British band formed in 1990 in their home town of Newcastle upon Tyne. Combining British indie/post-punk and folk influences with heavy metal, they created a highly original and influential sound. Today SKYCLAD are widely regarded as one of the originators of folk metal. The band’s lyrics are generally in the vein of a classic protest band, discussing politics, social issues and the environment.

    From 1990 till 2016, SKYCLAD played hundreds of shows both electric and acoustic all across Europe and released 12 critically acclaimed LPs plus several EPs and compilation albums.

    After a quieter period during the 2010s, the band’s 13th studio album titled “Forward Into The Past” was released in April 2017 via Listenable Records. This album also marked the return of guitarist Dave Pugh to SKYCLAD’s as a permanent member. Since the release of “Forward Into The Past” SKYCLAD have made numerous appearances at festivals, played two headliner tours of Greece and toured as “special guests” with Ensiferum.

  • Annisokay

    Annisokay was founded in 2007 and has since been considered one of the most talented
    German bands with international flair. The band has already played successful tours in
    Europe, Great Britain, Japan and the USA. With several headline shows in Russia, Belarus and
    Ukraine, the band gained a loyal and massively increasing fan base. Highlights were support
    shows for PARKWAY DRIVE in sold-out halls in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The established
    independent record label SPV signed the band in 2014 and three studio albums were
    released, all of which made it into the top 100 of the official German album charts. In 2018,
    Annisokay moved from SPV to Arising Empire. In the same year, the fourth studio album
    „Arms“ was released, which made the band’s highest chart entry to date with number 26.
    The idea for the band’s name came from the song „Smooth Criminal“ by Michael Jackson.
    Annisokay released a Michael Jackson cover EP in 2016 with „Annie are you okay?“ to honor
    a true musical genius who served as the inspiration for the band’s name. What sound and
    what kind of music Annisokay stands for? Free from genre-typical clichés or current sound
    trends and still sounding modern, that is the maxim. Guitarist and singer Christoph
    Wieczorek has been the band’s producer since the beginning. This is how all Annisokay
    albums are created, directed by Christoph, in his recording studio „Sawdust Recordings“ in
    Halle/Saale. After four studio albums, the brand new album „Aurora“ is all about the new
    shouter. Aurora symbolizes the mystical northern lights, full of hope on the dark horizon.
    Annisokay had toured extensively in previous years and made the leap to international
    stages outside of Europe. The start was a four-week US tour with I SET MY FRIENDS ON FIRE,
    from New York City to Los Angeles. Japan and Russia followed, as well as an extensive
    European tour. The band spent almost a year close together on the tour bus. After the
    summer 2019 festival, the big cut came and the band parted ways with the previous shouter.
    Longtime friend and experienced shouter Rudi Schwarzer was hired for the upcoming shows
    in 2019. Rudi has been playing in various hardcore bands for over 10 years. It quickly became
    clear that this would fit! With new strength, fun and a lot of energy, Annisokay continue
    their successful genre mix and set new standards for modern and melodic rock/metal music.

  • Mundstuhl

    Das Duo MUNDSTUHL besteht aus den Komikern Lars Niedereichholz (*1968) und Ande Werner (*1969) und gilt als das erfolgreichste und wandelbarste Comedy-Duo Deutschlands. Mit den Figuren „Dragan und Alder“ erlangten Lars Niedereichholz und Ande Werner 1997 nahezu kometenhaft einen immens hohen nationalen Bekanntheitsgrad, den sie in den Rollen ihrer Alter Egos „No Pressure“, „C- & F-Hörnchen“, „Andi“, „Grill-Schorch“, „Peggy & Sandy“ und vieler anderer durchgeknallter Typen im Laufe der Jahre weiter festigten und sogar noch ausbauten.

    Die zwei Freunde aus Hessen lernten sich Mitte der 90er Jahre kennen, als sich die Wege ihrer jeweiligen Rockbands kreuzten. Nach einer gemeinsamen Deutschlandtour dieser  Rockbands, beschlossen Lars und Ande, gemeinsam den Comedy-Olymp zu erklimmen. Schnell folgten eine eigene Radiosendung und der Major-Deal bei einer großen Plattenfirma. Von hier an ging es steil und schnell bergauf. Seit nun mittlerweile mehr als 20 Jahren sind die beiden „gehessischen“ Comedians in aller Munde. Trotz umfangreicher Medienpräsenz bleibt die Lieblingsbeschäftigung der beiden die ununterbrochene Präsentation ihrer einzigartigen Bühnenprogramme.

  • Burning Witches

    Pure witchery: barely twelve full moons after the release of their third opus, Dance With The Devil, Burning Witches return steeled and superior with The Witch Of The North, their most fiery and thunderous work to date.

    An album equipped to become a modern metal classic, a work of reference for honest, true steel. It’s obvious: anyone who manages to deliver such a Witch Hammer after just one year has to have the magic touch. Black magic that is!

    But that’s exactly what this band have always possessed. For five years the Swiss witches have been putting their occult mark on the international metal world. Not only holding their ground in a male-dominated field, they are also initiating a desperately needed change of power. The triptych consisting of Burning Witches (2017), Hexenhammer (2018) and Dance With The Devil (2020) instantly brought them to festivals like Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze and Rock Harz Open Air, and the battle cries of these three records are still ringing.

    Few bands in recent memory have established themselves as quickly as Burning Witches, and few are able to write such timeless, grand tunes with somnambulistic ease; carrying Judas Priest in their hearts without becoming overly nostalgic, whilst rapidly developing their own unique voice. “We’re not really into bigger experiments,” confesses guitarist and main songwriter Romana. “We’re all burning for classic metal like Maiden, Priest and Slayer. For me nothing’s better than this kind of music, so Burning Witches will always stay true to themselves. Whenever you come to my place for a barbecue,” she laughs, “only very rarely will you get to hear a record that wasn’t born in the eighties.”

  • Cobra Spell

    Founded by the up-and-coming guitar phenomenons Sonia Anubis (CRYPTA, Ex-BURNING
    WITCHES) and Sebastian Silva (UNTO OTHERS). COBRA SPELL is slithering its way into the
    revival era of the 80’s Glam and Heavy Metal sound. The worldwide sleaze quintet is completed
    with Alexx Panza (HITTEN) on vocals, Sonia Anubis on Lead Guitar, Esmée Van Sinderen on
    Rhythm guitar, Angelina Vehera on Bass and Léonard Cakolli on Drums.
    Second founder Sebastian Silva, is still being involved with the band activities and lyrics writing as
    a low-key member of the band.
    In September 2020, the band released their debut EP titled Love Venom. The songs paint a
    glistening image of night-life fun, reckless lust and sleazy love. Love Venom is an EP driven with
    many shred guitar parts, hook infused vocals and thunder-like rhythm sections. With this release,
    the band saw many positive reviews worldwide, pushing their drive to make new music even
    further.
    In December 2021, the band gathered up in Madrid, Spain, to record their second EP.
    Anthems Of The Night was recorded in December 2021 at PKO Studios. Produced, mixed and
    mastered by Alejandro Gabasa Barcoj from Comeback Studios. The band meticulously crafted 4
    new songs, aptly fit for a summer’s night drive with the top down and the music loud.
    They also shoot their first videoclip, for the song “Addicted To The Night”.
    COBRA SPELL is armed and ready to take on the stage, with a hunger to put on a show that will
    leave audiences around the globe speechless and wanting more.

  • Insanity Alert

    Insanity Alert is a crossover/thrash metal band from Innsbruck, Austria. Musically

    influenced by bands like SOD, Suicidal Tendencies, DRI, Nuclear Assault and Municipal Waste, to name just a few. Since forming in 2011, the band has released two Eps and released three albums, the latest disc ‚666-Pack‘ in January 2019 on Season Of Mist Records. Insanity Alert now has a number of concerts and tours around the world well-known bands and festivals under its belt. In 2019 they were the first Austrian band ever to play the main stage at Hellfest. In 2021/22 they successfully finished two ‘World needs mosh’ tours with Spanish Crisix, and were among very few international bands touring in Europe during the pandemic. Insanity Alert is always and everywhere ready to provide the ultimate thrash party! Run to the pit, mosh for your life!

  • Mister Misery

    MISTER MISERY, is a modern, alternative metal band from Sweden, blending clean/gritty vocals along with high energy riffs and anthemic choruses. Their sound borders the genres of both old school rock n roll, sleaze and aggressive metal, all mixed perfectly together to create the unique sound that characterizes MISTER MISERY today. After the pace-setting release of their praised debut album “UNALIVE” in 2019, the band has not slowed down, despite the fact a global pandemic crushed schedules, MISTER MISERY kept busy during quarantine, writing new breathtaking material, while still releasing numerous compilations for their fans in the meantime.

  • Skyline
  • Motörizer

    You must have a certain maturity to cope with a Motörhead Tribute Band. These three musicians meet all demands. Since 2012 Motörizer celebrate their „Motörhead Tribute Show“ trying to achieve a suitable tribute to their biggest musical influence of the last 35 years. A Motörizer Show lasts 60 – 90 minutes and contains the complete set of the legendary „No Sleep ‚til Hammersmith“ from 1981.

    After Lemmy’s death 2015 the life of Ian Fraser Kilmister and the music of Motörhead is celebrated with every Motörizer Show to keep the memory alive. („… and don’t forget us“)

  • Baibang

    Bai Bang has been around since late 80s when the first album was released called Enemy Lines. Until now Bai Bang has released 9 albums and lots of singles. On May 31 Bai Bang will release a Best of album. Actually the best songs from the 4 last albums. The band is very much a touring band. Bai Bang play all over the world and play great festivals like Rocklahoma, HRH  and Wacken open air plus many Moore. Bai Bang has joined company on tours with Alice Cooper, DIO, Ratt, Glam nation, Union, Axel Rudi Pell and many more. This year BI Bang will do many shows in Europe. The band will hit Canada at the end of August. Gigs and a festival i scheduled. Bai Bang are Diddi Kastenholt vocals, Christoffer Swensson bass, Filip Wilhelmsson guitar and Oskar Wennberg on drums.

  • Mr. Irish Bastard

    Most bands don’t exactly get off to a glamorous start. When MR. IRISH BASTARD began to positively shake the world with their fast beats and high-proof hymns in 2006, the stages were so small that half of the musical crusaders fell off the back. Today, three studio albums and over 700 concerts later – taking them to places like China and Japan, and to huge festival stages alongside acts like The Pogues, Flogging Molly, the Dropkick Murphys and the Levellers – the troop has long since become an internationally celebrated folk-punk outfit. With their new album, “The Desire for Revenge”, MR. IRISH BASTARD are setting out on the second decade of their existence with all the energy of freshly minted musical maniacs.

  • Frozen Crown

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