PLAYLIST: EPIC 70s PART II (READERS‘ CHOICE)

A while ago we asked our Facebook and Instagram readers which songs from the 70s they consider particularly epic. Since there was a lot of feedback, we decided to make two lists. Here is No. 2 – have fun listening! Rush – 2112 Legend – The Destroyer Chris de Burgh – Crusader Wishbone Ash – The King Will Come […]

Interview: Antioch

Young bands dedicated to traditional metal have a permanent place on our blog. This category also includes the Canadians Antioch, who released their EP Antioch V on 14 May 2021. It is obvious that we wanted to have a chat with the guys. Jordan (bass, guitar) and Nick (vocals) answered all our questions. We even […]

BATHORY Tournament 2021 (6)

Once again we would like to thank you for your great participation in the last round. Here are the results (in %): QUARTERFINALS 13: Bathory vs. Blood Fire Death 39:61 14: Hammerheart vs. Destroyer of Worlds 97:3 15: Twilight of the Gods vs. The Return…  70:30 16: Under the Sign of the Black Mark vs. Blood on […]

BATHORY Tournament 2021 (5)

We would like to thank you for your lively participation in the Group D matches. Here are the results (in %): 10: Under the Sign of the Black Mark vs. Requiem 95:5 11: Under the Sign of the Black Mark vs. The Return… 69:31 12: The Return…  vs. Requiem 90:10 Qualified for the next round: Under […]

Review: Eisenhand – Fires Within

Release: 20.05.2021 Tu felix Austria! Wenn sich eine Heavy Metal-Band Eisenhand nennt, liegt sie bei mir schon vor dem Anpfiff mit 2:0 vorne. Gesellt sich noch ein ebenso schlichtes wie feurig-symbolträchtiges Coverbild hinzu, bin ich vollständig angefixt. Erfreulicherweise erfüllt die Musik sämtliche Erwartungen, die man im Vorfeld in das Quintett aus Linz setzt. Eisenhand verwöhnen […]

Playlist: Epic 70s Part I (Readers‘ choice)

A few days ago we asked our Facebook and Instagram readers which songs from the 70s they consider particularly epic. Since there was a lot of feedback, we decided to make two lists. Here is No. 1 – have fun listening! Rainbow – Stargazer Deep Purple – Child in Time Uriah Heep – Pilgrim Styx […]

Review: Anahata – Auspicious Atavism

Release: 14.05.2021 Nur wenige Genres haben eine so enge Verknüpfung mit dem Underground wie der Epic Metal! Viele Bands, die selbst für die meisten Metal-Hörer – deren Zahl in den jüngeren Generationen ohnehin schon vergleichsweise niedrig ist – unbekannt sind, werden im Epic Metal mit einer Leidenschaft vergöttert, die wahrlich einzigartig ist. Und dabei ist […]

Review: Pharaoh – The Powers That Be

Release: 18.06.2021 Pharaoh sind zurück! Die Band um High Spirits-Sänger und -Mastermind Chris Black, hier an den Drums, hatte sich satte neun Jahre Zeit gelassen seit ihrem letzten Output, aber die lange Wartezeit hat sich gelohnt! Mit The Powers That Be entfesseln diese absoluten Ausnahmemusiker nämlich ein weiteres Mal ein Feuerwerk an kraftvollem US-Metal, angereichert mit anspruchsvollen […]

BATHORY Tournament 2021 (4)

We would like to thank you for your lively participation in the Group C matches. Here are the results (in %): 07: Twilight of the Gods vs. Blood on Ice 67:33 08: Twilight of the Gods vs. Nordland I 72:28 09: Nordland I vs. Blood on Ice 25:75 Qualified for the 2nd round: Twilight of […]

BATHORY Tournament 2021 (3)

We would like to thank you for your lively participation in the Group B matches. Here are the results (in %): 04: Hammerheart vs. Nordland II 91:9 05: Hammerheart vs. Blood Fire Death 60:40 06: Blood Fire Death vs. Nordland II 79:21 Qualified for the 2nd round: Hammerheart, Blood Fire Death Today we continue with […]