Baby Killed the Roses – Baby Killed The Roses

‘BloYaTop’ fans are used to the “new” band name ‘Baby Killed the Roses’ (BKTR). For their self-titled album, the men collaborated with Mario Goossens (Triggerfinger). They returned to the roots of rock, including analogue recordings.You can already feel the energy on the opening track. The drumming is dynamic, the guitar riffs are delightful, there is … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Magnum – Here Comes the Rain

Early January, Magnum’s guitarist/songwriter Tony Clarkin passed away. The release of ‘Here Comes the Rain was scheduled for the following week. The band decided to release their 23rd studio album as usual. On this varied album, you will hear rock (‘n’ roll), slightly sugary, melodic and tender songs. Light classical elements return several times. Sometimes … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Noel Husser – Beyond

About a year ago, German singer/multi-instrumentalist Noel Husser launched the single ‘Footprints’. This is standalone from his new EP, which he will soon release on his own.The EP ‘Beyond’ is more or less a melange of his fantastic concept album ‘Tell Me Who I Am’ (2017) and the melodic album ‘A Little Dream’ (2020). Vocally … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Elettra Storm – Powerlords

Elettra Storm is a new powermetal band from Italy. ‘Powerlords’ is their debut album, which will be released 16 February. The two vocalists sing about archangels, moon goddesses and underground civilisations. Daily exhaustion, plus the good and bad things about humans are also mentioned. Singer Crystal Emiliani seems to hit the high notes easily. Her … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Kristoffer Gildenlöw – Empty

‘Empty’ is the new album by singer/multi-instrumentalist Kristoffer Gildenlöw.The quiet start of ‘Time To Turn The Page’ touches me immediately. The vocals sound distorted and are sometimes quite sharp and cynical in sound. Suddenly, the tempo and volume of the music are higher, a cynical laugh is heard. The music remains intense, this flows into … Read more, available in English and Dutch

The live premiere of ‘The Rise of Medici’ deserves a follow-up.

The multi-talented Clive Nolan plays in several bands and has made a number of solo albums. He is also a composer/producer of musicals and projects, such as Imaginaerium. This was founded by singer Laura Piazzai, and guitarist Eric Bouillette. In 2022, they released ‘The Rise of Medici‘. Eric passed away before the release. Friday 26 … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella – The Rainbow Tree

Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella is a duo from Germany. They release their albums through their own label, Gray Matters. Besides their own repertoire, they also make covers. ‘The Rainbow Tree’ is their fourth cover album. Again, they make their own acoustic versions of both new and old prog rock/metal songs. They start with “old” … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Wilson & Wakeman – Can We Leave The Light On Longer?

‘Can We Leave The Light On Longer?” is the third (acoustic) album by Damian Wilson and Adam Wakeman. Damian sings and plays acoustic guitar. Adam sings, plays piano, Hammond, guitars, bass and percussion. The personal lyrics are, among other things, about how people are connected. This twosome knows how to convey emotion. Adam voices this … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Physical Graffiti was virtuoso at De Bosuil

Physical Graffiti is an international Led Zeppelin tribute band. Last summer, they performed at Bospop (Weert). Saturday night 20 January they played in Weert again, this time in venue De Bosuil. The age of the audience was varied; many visitors were too young to have seen the real Led Zeppelin live. Well before the start, … Read more, available in English and Dutch