I don’t think Deep Purple realized what influence they would have on the music business, nor did they have any clue that the band would still exist some 40 years later. In order to celebrate the anniversary of the release of the ‘Machine Head’ album, Eagle Record sort of re-releases the album, but the songs were covered by various famous and – in our countries that is – less famous artists.
Razzmattazz is a band formed in the German South, but actually only one member was born in Germany, the other two members coming from the UK, being bass player Timothy Toing and finally drummer Matthew Sting coming from Canada.
Having reviewed their latest studio album ‘Razorback Killers’, and rewarding that album with a good score, I was curious how this live album would sound like.
My first remark is that new singer Brian Allen acquits himself very well of the job but is sometimes struggling with the really high notes in the older songs from the Carl Albert era. I have no comments to make about the other musicians, it sounds very good.
I had heard that a Magnum release was imminent, but hadn’t paid any further notice to it. Wait and see was my motto. I finally got a copy of the ‘new’ album about just a week before I was heading towards their gig in the Biebob. But I was rather disappointed, since the album only contains 2 brand new tracks, and the other 10 tracks are old songs, all but two of whom have been partially been re-recorded.
In the world of the guitar loving music fan, Joe Stump is hardly an unknown entity.
The Sword is an American heavy metal band from Austin, Texs. Formed in 2003, the band is composed of vocalist and guitarist John D. Cronise, guitarist Kyle Shutt, bassist Bryan Richie, and drummer Santiago "Jimmy" Vela III. Originally signed to New York-based independent label Kernado Records, the group released its debut album Ages Of Winters, which was largely written by Cronise before the band's formation, in 2006.
Almost a decade before one Steve Harris would start up what was to become one of the more successful Heavy Metal bands still around (somewhere in 1966 to be more precise, bassist Barry Skeels, singer Steve Drewett and guitarist Chris Rose (whom had that far been active in an acoustic band) witnessed a performance of Cream at their school hall in Basildon (Southern border of Sussex, some 50 km East from the center of London)!