CD review EKTOMORF ‘Reborn’

Zoltán "Zoli" Farkas certainly cannot be blamed for a lack of willpower, and Ektomorf's career was certainly not a straight highway to success. Farkas and Ektomorf were confronted with several difficulties. Due to his gypsy roots, Farkas was confronted with racism and prejudice while Ektomorf was often labeled as being a Sepultura-clone. However, all these... Continue Reading →

CD review THERION ‘Leviathan’

Therion, this name stands for symphonic metal since 1988. Initially devoted to death metal, Christofer Johnsson quickly developed a liking for epic metal, orchestrated with more bombast and drama. In 1996, at the heyday of grunge, Therion released 'Theli', a milestone album, and many years later the band is still at the top of the... Continue Reading →

CD review ASPHYX ‘Necroceros’

Holland's death metal machine Asphyx have fired up their engine once again and are releasing their tenth studio album 'Necroceros' end of January. Asphyx, that is a long history of successes and split-ups. The last reunion dates back to 2007 and since 2014 the line-up of the band became quite stable again. Fans of the... Continue Reading →

CD review WIG WAM ‘Never Say Die’

Norway's flagship glam rockers Wig Wam had their first creative era from 2001-2014 before they decided to disband as a band. One of the highlights of the quartet during this time was certainly their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, where they represented their home country Norway and achieved a respectable ninth place. After... Continue Reading →

CD review WARDRUNA ‘Kvitravn’

Wardruna’s new masterpiece was announced for a release in summer 2020 and had to be postponed to January 2021. Limitations and restriction, based on the pandemic situation, forced the band to bring their new longplayer to the record stores a bit later than expected. In the meantime the new release date is announced, which will... Continue Reading →

CD review REZET ‘Truth in Between’

'Raped Law' was Rezet's first demo and saw the light of day in 2004. 16 years later the four guys from Schleswig, Germany can look back on four longplayers while they are already planning their next musical strike with 'Truth in Between'. The new longplayer contains thirteen tracks and is therefore more than just a... Continue Reading →

CD review W.E.T. ‘Retransmission’

W.E.T., that's still Robert Såll (the “W” from Work of Art), Erik Mårtensson (the “E” from Eclipse), and Jeff Scott Soto (the “T” from Talisman) who teamed up with a few more musicians to work on and record the forth longplayer. 'Retransmission' is the title of the new musical treat that reaches us from the... Continue Reading →

CD review PERSUADER ‘Necromancy’

For six years it was rather quiet about Swedish power metallers Persuader who released with 'The Fiction Maze' their fourth album in 2014. After a long absence the four Swedes are back, equipped with a new deal with Frontiers Music. 'Necromancy' is the name of the new CD, a longplayer that contains seven songs, which... Continue Reading →

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