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This is a very shortened version of the review, please find, read and enjoy the full version at obsuro.eu After the 2018 debut and masterpiece „Therapy For An Empath“, Latvian death/thrash/groove metal band MĀRA released their second EP titled “Self-Destruct. Survive. Thrive!” on 13th May 2020. The EP “Self-Destruct. Survive. Thrive!” contains an interesting intro and four brand new songs plus the smashing “Life Kills (Fear)”, already pre-released in late 2019 as video. All these songs have a true and self-experienced storyline – feel invited to find out more on yourself! Despite deliberately disharmonic elements, such as many breaks and hasty…

You can find a slightly updated version at obscuro.eu Fury? Fury? Fury? Wasn’t there an American TV show about a Saddle breed stallion in the late 50ies named Fury? In addition, wasn’t there a film about an American tank with Brad Pitt in the leading role in 2014? But wait! That’s not all, there is also Fury, the band from the British West Midlands. And THEY are the real Fury-deal, so forget about the two others. Fury consists of Julian Jenkins, vocals and guitar, Becky Baldwin on bass guitar and becking vocals, Tom Fenn on drums and Jake Elwell on…

by Ms Cesar Little and Friend X, also published on obscuro.eu Ever since Waltari are well known for a wild and crazy mixture of genres. Given their first album, “Punk Monk” in 1991 already consisted Punk, Metal and Funk elements, they have experimented with nearly every existing musical genre. Now they released their newest masterpiece “Global Rock”. As usual, what we can expect the most is the most unexpected. True warriors of Finnish Heavy Metal Waltari is one of those bands that may be considered a muscle enabling the heart to beat of the Finnish metal scene despite they might…

By Friend X and Ms Cesar Little Beware! – A horrible force from the far North – Turmion Kätilöt – is about to conquer the world! The band from the Finnish city of Kuopio has just recently released their album “Global Warning” and better take it a warning. Their music is beyond any genre by default and their shows are disgusting, unpredictable, energetic and thus simply addictive! Once they made it into your mind you will never get rid of them again! No, sorry, they don’t sneak into your ear with soft tunes and sweet voices. No, they hit your…

Lindsay Schoolcraft’s “Martyr” (Album Review) Sticking out of a lot of albums, that all sound the same, is hard today. If you are critical with what you hear – also on an emotional level – finding new music hard can be hard. This album though is 100% approved to be fresh, original, emotionally accessible and plain out a masterpiece. Lindsay Schoolcraft, former witch at the keys in Cradle Of Filth, has a very unique style, both in her artistic appearance but also in her musical compositions, which are in no way inferior to those of her other bands. If you…

Rockharz Festival – a re-/preview 2019-20 A re-/preview by Cat Maverick and Friend X There are a lot of festivals in summer. Some are rainy. Some are sunny. Some are hot and dry, some are cold and wet. Some are located somewhere in a kind of desert-like steppe, in a park, on a racetrack, a muddy meadow and so on. Some are located in the middle of nowhere, some in a big city, nearby small towns, little villages, next to airfields and so on. However, there is only one festival embedded in such a wonderful, picturesque landscape as the Rockharz…

Eluveitie, special guests Lacuna Coil, support Infected Rain – or “A very busy November Rain day with three very different bands at once” Concert review by Friend X and Cat Maverick It was November, the eighth, the day, God created Rock and Roll. Sadly, he not only created Rock and Roll on this day but a lot of traffic on the motorway and streets not of London but in and around Stuttgart, the town which sites the venue of the day, “LKA-Longhorn”, a medium-sized club with a capacity of 1500 people. Further on, the God of Thunder, Lightning and Heavy…

Live Report from “The Black Heart Tour” of Marko Hietala Supported by Oceanhoarse @ Z7 in Pratteln Some shows are worth travelling to see them. Marko Hietala presenting his solo album accompanied by some exceptionally great fellow musicians and supported by Oceanhoarse certainly is such a show. Among the large number of projects he is in, is there any of those that matters more to him than the others – apart from obvious features, I ask him (interview to be posted soon)? He points out how special his solo album has become to him (check out the interview on obsuro.eu).…

Dragonforce @ Substage, Karlsruhe, 7.2.2020 It’s a rather cold and uncomfortable February day when people start queuing up at the entrance of the Substage in Karlsruhe and the reason is well known for spectacular high-speed guitar solos, to say so, the fastest band of the universe with an average of 200 bpm during their songs. Some people are also curious because they will present a new bass player. Anyway, let’s wait (in the cold) and see (in the warmth of the venue) … The Substage is located in Karlsruhe Oststadt, not too far away from the motorway A5, at the…

An updated review is availabe on obscuro.eu Dorja Dreikönigskeller Frankfurt, 20.2.2020 It’s the evening of Carnival Thursday, better known as “Altweiberfasching” in Germany when people start to gather in a little dead end street next to the shores of the river Main, a bit cold but at least not raining … Dreikönigskeller The Dreikönigskeller is located in Frankfurt Brückenviertel, next to the Eiserne Steg with a direct view over the Main. It is a tiny venue, very cozy, not much more than the stage and the bar with a little space for the audience. To say so, it has the…

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