Traditional Heavy Metal
Base: Aschaffenburg • Deutschland
Genre: Heavy Metal
Title: Heading For The Crown
FFO: Warlock, Running Wild, Accept
Release: April 22, 2022
• Debut album of the talented old school Heavy Metallers
• Pithy, refreshing, powerful-teutonic material
• Top songs, absolute whiz-bang potential
Lyric video • „Heading For The Crown“:
BÖLLVERK explain the thematic background to the album title track „Heading For The Crown“:
„It’s about our beloved regular pub, which is called ‚The Crown‘. So album and song title have a double meaning – we want to go straight to the regular pub! But also to the top of the genre! And finally to put on the crown, which colloquially also means to pour one’s own joie de vivre exuberantly with deliciously cool barley brew“.
When the three friends Raphi (guitar), Zahn (vocals, guitar) and Markus (drums) formed the band BÖLLVERK in May 2018, this fortunate circumstance marked the initial spark for a quite enormous revitalization of the German Heavy Metal guild!
The three playful enthusiasts quickly wrote their first own songs, and the common favourite direction crystallised out very quickly: core-traditional and above all fundamentally honest HEAVY METAL with a damn iconic 80s touch!
Svenja • Vocals
Zahn • Guitar, Vocals
Raphi • Guitar
Tim • Bass
Angelo • Drums
From September 2018, bass player Sense completed the line-up. The very first live shows were played and received great feedback from the audience. With this momentum, BÖLLVERK entered the studio in autumn 2019 to record the first demo „Let’s Ride Till Dawn“. It was released on March 6, 2020 and received good reviews from the press and fans.
Unfortunately, due to the lockdown at the time, the CD could not be promoted on the stages. During the worldwide misery of the global pandemic, however, BÖLLVERK by no means stood still.
Personnel changes were also managed with determination, whereby the stylistic directness always remained completely the same. The BÖLLVERK rhythm section was re-staffed with Angelo (drums) and Tim on bass.
And Svenja as a promising new singer raises the solid musical foundation to an even higher level with her enormously powerful and distinctive voice.
01. Ask The Angel, Listen To The Devil (06:05)
02. Let’s Ride Till Dawn (03:27)
03. Good Morning Rock’n’Roll (04:25)
04. Heading For The Crown (04:49)
05. The 7th No (IS A KO) (04:37)
06. Master Of Thunder (06:26)
07. Live Fast (04:20)
08. Next Level Of Service (03:56)
09. Someday We Will Die (05:50)
total: 44:07 min.
With this new line-up, the fantastic debut album „Heading For The Crown“ was recorded.
The experienced Rolf Munkes is responsible for the crisp and deliciously kicking overall sound with his Empire Studio, who is also known in the scene as the axeman of Crematory.
The old school-addicted battlevest banger fraction can expect refreshingly pure, wonderfully powerful and teutonically forged Heavy Metal material in the gloriously timeless style of early Accept, Warlock & Running Wild!
2020 • Let’s Ride Till Dawn • EP
2022 • Heading For The Crown • Full-length
►► Heading For The Crown • Album • 2022 ◄◄
8 / 10
➤ „… dynamically powerful Old School Heavy Metal … strongly staged … with the guitar work of Raphi and Zahn classic Judas Priest mood comes up, Svenja and Zahn in the duet go far out … also technically and by the wonderful production ‚Heading For The Crown‘ can be called a huge leap forward, so that every Old School Metalfan must get something out of this album. …“
(Rock Castle Franken)
7,5 / 10
➤ „… traditional old-school … with double-bass, lots of steam and anthemic choruses … the new front witch does her job really well … comparisons to Judas Priest and Running Wild (musically) as well as Zed Yago, Velvet Viper and Crystal Viper (vocally) open up … this is new Heavy Metal, which is not too retro and too cheap for me, but sounds fresh and unspent … very cool!“
➤ „… good old school 80s Heavy Metal, with kicking guitar solos …“
(The Bible Of Metal)
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