Bavaria's metal and rock veterans Bonfire have regained strength over the past few years. 'Temple of Lies' and 'Fistul of Fire' are evidence of a band that has picked up momentum. Singer Alexx Stahl certainly added his share to this positive development, as Bonfire mainman Hans Ziller has now again a good frontman next to... Continue Reading →
It was on January 12, 2020 that Epica, on their way back from the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, stopped in New York City to play a show at the venerable Webster Hall. The author of these lines was fortunate enough to see the concert in person, and at the time no one thought it... Continue Reading →
Release day of the 'We Will Ride' album, forged by Inglorious. Additionally the band unveil a new video which is for 'Messiah'. The album review can be found HERE. Photo: Paul Harries
The interactive 'An Evening with Nightwish In a Virtual World' concert experiences that will kick off the 'Human. :II: Nature.' World Tour have been rescheduled from March to May due to changes in the band’s touring schedule. The new dates are Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29, 2021. More information can be found HERE.
Brian "Head" Welsh is certainly no stranger to modern metal, having been and still being with his lead guitar an integral part of Korn. During his absence from Korn, Welsh began working on several solo projects, including Love And Death. The guitarist launched the band in 2012 and released a debut album, 'Between Here &... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Edenbridge, that stands more than 20 years of Symphonic Metal from Linz, Austria. The quintet from Upper Austria has established itself in the music scene with ten released albums to date, even if the big breakthrough has remained unachieved. Nevertheless, Edenbridge, with the two still active founding members Lanvall and Sabine Edelsbacher, have established a... Continue Reading →
The most compelling line-up of Voodoo Circle was certainly the one from 2011 that recorded 'Broken Heart Syndrome'. Bandleader Alex Beyrodt, singer David Readman, bassist Mat Sinner and drummer Markus Kullmann were the key players for Voodoo Circle's second album and a decade later, the quartet has now teamed up again. The four-piece worked on... Continue Reading →
Alta Reign is the new project of an old acquaintance. Jeff Plate, drummer for TSO and well known from his time with Savatage, launched with Alta Reign a new band that includes next to Plate also TSO keyboard player Jane Mangini, vocalist & guitarist Tommy Cook, vocalist & guitarist Collin Holloway, as well as bassist... Continue Reading →
One of Holland's flagship rockers in the 80s was certainly Vengeance from Waalwijk and it is not surprising that the band from the carnival capital in Noord Brabant also delivered feel-good music. However, Vengeance were already back then more than just a party music outfit. Their songs were varied and for a hard rock band... Continue Reading →
2020 was a challenging year for everybody and it was music, that saved the day more than once. Also Iron Savior had to face challenges and managed the end the year in a good way. Pandemic and illness of bassist Jan were two main things the band had to face. Still Iron Savior kept the... Continue Reading →
Tour dates are something very unpredictable these days. Please always check the digital channels of local venues for possible changes along the way.
Iron Mask started as a side project of Magic Kingdom about two decades back in time and it was Dushan Petrossis who founded the band with a moniker being based on the novel of Alexandra Dumas. Iron Mask released their first album ‘Revenge is My Name’ in 2002 and a few more longplayers followed over... Continue Reading →
Germany's progressive metal flagship Vande Plas unleash with 'The Ghost Xperiment - Illumination' the eagerly-awaited second part of the 'The Ghost Xperience' story. It was 'The Ghost Xperiment - Awakeing' from 2019 that started the storyline and 12 months later the second chapter takes over. After having premiered in 1994 with 'Colour Temple', a time... Continue Reading →