Review STRATOVARIUS ‘Survive’

'Firefly', 'Survive' and 'World on Fire', these were songs Stratovarius fans already got to hear live at the Wacken Open Air 2022 and the entire album is now available. Seven years after their last album 'Eternal' the Finns have recorded eleven new songs and continue the series of high quality releases. Not only musically Stratovarius... Continue Reading →

Review TRIAL (SWE) ‘Feed the Fire’

Trollhättan, known as the home of Saab, is also known to metal fans as the homebase of Trial (Swe). The band, which started expressing their passion for traditional heavy metal in 2007, released a remarkable debut album called 'The Primordial Temple'' in 2011. It quickly became evident that not only the legendary waterfall of Trollhättan... Continue Reading →

Review TRAUMA ‘Awakening’

Trauma, for many, is the band where Cliff Burton played bass before joining Metallica, providing the guys with an incomparable groove. Trauma, however, are more than just the above-mentioned band with Cliff Burton. Trauma began in 1981 in San Francisco and delivered no more than one album in their first phase. 'Scratch and Scream' was... Continue Reading →

Live report W:O:A 2022 – August 5th, 2022

There have been a few rain showers overnight and it is also noticeably chillier in Germany's smallest/biggest heavy metal community. After the last little rain showers have disappeared, and with them, temporarily, the dust of the previous days, everyone is prepared for day three, which holds another highlight with Iowa's metal export number one, Slipknot.... Continue Reading →

Review SEVENTH SEA ‘Maledictus’

'Maledictus' is the debut album of Seventh Storm, a band that has a distinct captain in Mike Gaspar. Gaspar started Seventh Storm after providing the rhythm for Moonspell for more than two decades. His new band, however, has little to do with his former employer. Perhaps it's the dark aura that may still be a... Continue Reading →

Review SEVENTH WONDER ‘The Testament’

Seventh Wonder started in 2000 when bassist Andreas Blomqvist, guitarist Johan Liefvendahl and drummer Johnny Sandin joined forces to form Seventh Wonder after their previous bands broke up. The five Swedes released their first album 'Become' in 2005 and three more records followed before drummer Johnny Sandin left the band after the launch of 'The... Continue Reading →

Review ANVIL ‘Impact is Imminent’

Passion is the fuel and guitar/bass/drums are the engine for Canada-based metal icons Anvil. The trio, hailing from Toronto, didn’t only face the sunny side if life being a musician. Up and down, that followed the band for many years and made them to real heroes in heavy metal and never gave up. Anvil always... Continue Reading →

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