Lucifer knows that every cloud has a silver lining

The band metal/doom rock band Lucifer was founded in 2014 by Johanna Platow Andersson, her name was then Johanna Sadonis, and she lived in Berlin. The band is ’70’s oriented, both in terms of music and sound. They are inspired by bands like Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult and Fleetwood Mac. There have been several … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Force Of Progress – R3Design

If you look at the cover of R3Design (ReDesign), it looks more like a CD ROM than a music CD. But prog lovers know that Force Of Progress is a German prog rock/metal project. The three band members all play a couple of keyboard instruments. Moreover Chris Grundmann and Markus Roth also play (bass)guitar. R3Design … Read more, available in English and Dutch

7even Bridges – Million Voices

The Dutch prog band 7even Bridges wants to create more awareness about PTSD worldwide, as Afghanistan veteran Erik Krikke received this diagnosis in 2013. He broke the silence with the album ‘Break the Silence’ (2018). Now the follow-up, ‘Million Voices’, is out. This concept album is dedicated to everyone who struggles with the consequences of … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Guy Verlinde – Standing In The Light Of A Brand New Day

The Belgian singer/guitarist recorded no less than 13 blues & roots albums in 12 years.His new album, released on September 1st, is called ‘Standing In The Light Of A Brand New Day’. Because of the cancelled concerts and thus the loss of income, Guy launched a crowdfunding campaign for the first time. That worked out … Read more, available in English and Dutch

GorMusik – Snakes & Angels

As a ten-year-old boy, Gordon (a.k.a. Gordo) Bennett wanted an acoustic guitar. Although it was only $15, he had to beg and plead to get it. About six years later, he bought his first eclectic guitar. He was inspired by bands like Genesis, Jethro Tull and Deep Purple. Later he was inspired by King Crimson, … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Aeon Zen – Transversal

To come straight to the point: ‘Transversal’ is the last album of Aeon Zen. The band didn’t want to stop without a farewell, hence this special album as final piece. In their own words, ‘Transversal’ is the most complete piece of music. The composition of this album started fourteen years ago, before the band was … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Made in Purple made ‘Made in Japan’ even more special.

Before the Corona crisis also took hold of the Netherlands and Belgium, Made in Purple had already played at De Bosuil. This Belgian Deep Purple tribute band was founded by guitarist Bert Verschueren. He is a teacher at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp, together with some colleagues he performed Sunday afternoon 12 September in De … Read more, available in English and Dutch

The Picturebooks: daredevils, biker freaks but above all musicians

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken Singer/guitarist Fynn Claus Grabke and drummer Philipp Mirtschink do wild things like skateboarding and motorcycling. Their music may sometimes be a bit rough, but these men from Gütersloh (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) have a gentle soul and a passion for music. They have … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Ray Wilson – The Weight Of Man

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken It has been almost twenty years since Ray Wilson started his solo carrier. In 2016, Ray released no less than two studio albums with only new material (‘Song For A Friend’ and ‘Makes Me Think Of Home’). Three years later, Upon my … Read more, available in English and Dutch