Archive for the ‘Classic Rock’ Category

Symphonic Terror

Posted: November 13, 2018 in Classic Rock, General

This is interesting. Accept will release “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017” in all formats on November 23. They performed all their hits as well as some Wolf Hoffmann tracks alongside a full blown symphony orchestra on this night.

Check out the official trailer here.

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Lovely nostalgia

Posted: November 13, 2018 in Classic Rock, General, Magazines

This is a nice cover. French publication Styles Vintage (issue) 3 2018. And Queen is in it as well, a feature on the “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie.

Death! Death! Death! (2)

Posted: November 11, 2018 in Babymetal, Classic Rock

No, this is not a new DVD from Babymetal (although I wish it was!). I just had some fun here but I do believe that a DVD that celebrates the rise of Babymetal would be a pretty good idea. God knows they have enough in the vaults that would make an amazing visual document if somebody put an effort into it. I know that the girls have never been featured on any CD or DVD covers (save for some early Singles) but for a potential release like this I think they should go for a high energy live performance shot like the one you see here (that represents them so well) and give them their due. I picked the title here because I feel that the Tokyo Dome gigs represented the incredible rise of this band better than anything else. Also, “Only The Fox God Knew” is a little joke that the fans would appreciate. People who like the Babymetal lore.

I think a compilation like this would sell like crazy.

(No malice intended!)

The New Normal

Posted: November 10, 2018 in Babymetal, Classic Rock, General

Former Alice Cooper guitarist Ken Roberts is to release a star studded solo album called “The New Normal” on January 25. It features names like Kip Winger, Nita Strauss, Alissa White-Gluz as well as the old man himself, Alice Cooper. “Beginning Of The End” features Babymetal drummer Aoyama Hideki, whom Kane rates highly. In an interview with Blabbermouth he says: “I was obsessed with getting drum monster Aoyama Hideki from Babymetal. After he heard the song, he immediately came on board and played with controlled fury like only he can…. AMAZING”.

Looking good.

Just finished reading the Babymetal Graphic Novel “Apocrypha – The Legend of Babymetal” (Z2 Comics) and for friends of Marvel and DC this is great stuff. Good versus evil all the way. You have Gods, heroines and a story that begins in 1640 and ends today. You have your Babymetal lore but all in all (spoiler alert!), Babymetal themselves is not to be seen in this book, just a spread of good people (rockers) attending a rock concert (meaning: Babymetal are the carriers of light) towards the very end of the book. Fans of comics will love this. Kobametal is a bit of a genius, we all know that. Letting artist GMB Chomichuk loose on this mythology is exactly what they need to pull this off. The Kawaii (cute) part is not there, this is crazy stuff on a level that only Babymetal can get away with. And it is absolutely great.

Babymetal is anything but predictable – that is a strength that will serve them well.

Clockwork Immortality

Posted: November 8, 2018 in Classic Rock, General

Japanese all female Metal outfit Lovebites have a new album called “Clockwork Immortality” coming out on December 7. They have spent quite some time in Europe (tour ongoing, dates for 2019 coming up) and they did win the Metal Hammer Golden Awards “Best New Band” category back in June. Good to see them doing well. Very nice album cover too.

Watch earlier video “Crusade” here.

Jump!

Posted: November 8, 2018 in Books, Classic Rock, General

Martin Popoff has a new book out on Van Halen, “Unchained – A Van Halen User Manual”.

I like the cover.