One of the bands that was growing the fastest over the last years is certainly Powerwolf from Saarbrücken, Germany. Referred to as being the high priests of Heavy Metal, the band can show impressive achievements, which were maybe a dream scenario back in 2005, when the guys unveiled their debut album. But sometimes dreams become... Continue Reading →
Falconer originated from Mithotyn, a band that disbanded in 1999 and it was Stefan Weinerhall who founded Falconer with songs that were originally intended to be for used in a solo project. Falconer released a self-titled debut in 2001 and after numerous other records the ninth album will follow this summer. 'From a Dying Ember',... Continue Reading →
OZ show with ''Forced Commandments'' that they aren't on the shelf yet and that Swedish steel doesn't rust that easily. The spirit of denim and leather, that what this album is about. Not more, but certainly also not less.
Bloodbound stands for Melodic Metal from Sweden, presented by several longplayers but also a significant amount of live shows. Four years ago the first Bloodbound live album has been released and now it is an EP, being the next live coverage from the Swedish steel workers, at least looking at four out of five songs.... Continue Reading →
Palace, that's not a new player in Metal, considering the fact of seven releases to date. The guys from Speyer, Germany startet 30 years ago and the fact that they are still releasing records shows willpower and staying power. 'Reject the System' is the newest release that reaches us from Speyer, featuring ten tracks of... Continue Reading →
The Unity can be truly pride for what they achieved on this album. “Pride’ is heavy enough for the denim and leather fraction as well as it features a melodic aspect that allow the band to open up for Rock fans. This album is one of the best ones so far in this category.
When Finnish sextet Nightwish announce a new studio album people tend to take notice. They know that something special is brewing. The band's new and ninth record 'Human. :II: Nature.' will be released on 10th April 2020 and will be a double album containing 9 tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on... Continue Reading →
It was three years ago when German/US metallers Serious Black released the 'First Light'-album and it became a bit quiet around the band lately. However, the buzz is getting louder again these days with the band having a new album in the pipeline and capturing a support slot on the upcoming Hammerfall tour. Serious Black's... Continue Reading →
Powerwolf faced a stellar ascend over the last years with one highlight leading to a next one. The 15th anniversary is a good moment to celebrate all the achievement and what would be better to doe it with a retrospective. 'Best of the Blessed' is doing exactly this, celebrating 15 years in Heavy Metal. A... Continue Reading →
Belgium guitarist Dushan Petrossi has basically two outlets for his musical creayivity. Iron Mask is one and Magic Kingdom is the other one. The latter releases with 'MetAlmighty' a new album as we speak, a longplayer that features an eleven songs comprising setlist. The guitar wizard is obviously a fan of powerful Metal that's inspired... Continue Reading →
Human Fortress and the Scorpions have at least one thing in common, their hometown is Hannover in Germany. Furthermore both are busy in the fields of Metal although the Scorpions play in a totally different league. Human Fortress instead is the passionate worker, a band build on dedication. The six-piece outfit from Germany could score... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Besides all the musical quality that comes with ‘Undress Your Madness’ the longplayer is a special one for Danish powerhouse Pretty Maids. Frontman Ronnie Atkins was diagnosed with lung cancer a few weeks ago and hopefully he will win the fight against this insidious disease. All the focus gets now on his recovery and... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Induction is the brainchild of Czech guitarist Martin Beck, who kick-started the band in 2014. Influenced by French composer Peter Crowley, Beck followed his musical vision of creating melodic Power Metal that's timeless, not following any trend. Beck was lucky and found a great singer for Induction, Dutch Metal siren Nick Holleman, known from... Continue Reading →
(*/10) Helloween's 'Pumpkins United' tour feels like a dream that became true. Instead of performing some shows in an 'old-school setup', Helloween decided to go for a slightly different approach. 'Pumpkins United' is the banner for a very special band setup that includes all the current band members with the addition of no less than... Continue Reading →