Review SAXON ‘Carpe Diem’

Looking at Saxon’s new studio album, you wonder who made the decision for the artwork. The band had always chosen appealing motifs for the packaging of their records, but this time it is an almost childlike drawing with two Roman soldiers standing on a wall looking uninspired into the distance. A certain reference to the… Continue Reading →

SAXON announce ‘Carpe Diem’

The title of the upcoming Saxon longplayer couldn’t have been chosen better, considering the times we are in since a few months. ‘Carpe Diem’, that’s the name of Saxon’s 23rd album which contains ten new songs. The album will be released on February 4th, 2022 and comes through Silver Lining Music. The title track has… Continue Reading →

CD review SAXON ‘Inspirations’

That Saxon can not only write brilliant heavy metal anthems, but also do good cover versions is known since 1988. The ‘Destiny’ album opens with ‘Ride Like the Wind’, a Christopher Cross classic that Saxon sets perfectly into scene. Now, it seems like Biff Byford and bandmates have been going through their own record collections… Continue Reading →

SAXON unleash ‘Paperback Writer’

British metal pioneers Saxon will release an album entitled ‘Inspirations’ on March 19th via Silver Lining Music. The NWoBHM icons went through their record collections and distilled songs that influenced band and musicians. One of these songs is ‘Paperback Writer’, orginally a The Beatles song, which is now unleashed as a single taken from ‘Inspirations’…. Continue Reading →

SAXON’s ‘Thunderbolt’ as special tour edition

British metal pioneers Saxon will release on September 7th their latest longplayer ‘Thunderbolt’ in an special tour edition. The album contains two live bonus tracks plus a 10″x10″ photo of the band on tour. Tracklist: Olympus Rising Thunderbolt The Secret of Flight Nosferatu (The Vampire’s Waltz) They Played Rock and Roll Predator Sons of Odin… Continue Reading →

A lot of news and new music from AMON AMRTH

Metal Vikings Amon Amarth unleashed with ‘Get in the Ring’ a new song. The riff assault is taken from the band’s upcoming album ‘The Great Heathen Army’ which will be released on August 5th, via Metal Blade Records. Speaking on the announcement of their new album, Amon Amarth vocalist, Johan Hegg shares: “Overall ‘The Great… Continue Reading →

Review SPITFIRE ‘Denial to Fall’

Spitfire stands for heavy metal of the traditional style. The band from Athens, Greece has gone through an interesting career. Founded in 1984, the guys got to work and three years later they were able to release their debut album ‘First Attack’. Unfortunately, it remained for a long time with this ‘first attack’ which is… Continue Reading →

Review IRON FATE ‘Crimson Messiah’

One year as Crypteria and since 2005 as Iron Fate, monikers that stand for remarkable power metal from Germany. Goslar in Lower Saxony is the home of a quintet that premiered in 2010 with an album called ‘Cast in Iron’.  If one expected the sophomore album rather quickly might have been disappointed since it took… Continue Reading →

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