Review: Whisper Killers – Hard as Rock

Release: 12/02/2022 We don’t need to introduce Chris Kappas to most readers of our blog – the Achelous frontman is a kind of regular guest here. Still, I think there are probably some who don’t know Chris‘ new band Whisper Killers yet. A little spoiler: It’s really worth listening to their debut album Hard as […]

Concerts in times of crisis

While we are collecting thoughts for our live report on the Epic Metal Night from last Friday, I would like to say a few basic words about “concerts in times of crisis“. Aidan and I already agreed on Friday that we would present you with a rather sober article without the usual “feel-good pictures“. We […]

Playlist: On Atlas‘ Shoulders Favourites

Today we present you a playlist compiled by the members of the German epic heavy metal band On Atlas‘ Shoulders. As a bonus, we have chosen three of our favourite On Atlas‘ Shoulders numbers – maybe we’ll hear some of them at the Epic Metal Night in a couple of hours. See you soon… Unleash the Archers – Abyss Seven […]

Playlist: Reinforcer Favourites

Today we present you a playlist compiled by the members of the German power metal band Reinforcer. As a bonus, we have chosen three of our favourite Reinforcer numbers – maybe we’ll hear some of them at the Epic Metal Night tomorrow evening… Ancient Empire – Nine Worlds Warrior Path – Beast of Hate The Watchers – Sabbath […]

Playlist: Don’t Drop The Sword Favourites

Today we present you a playlist compiled by the members of the German “epic speed metal“ band Don’t Drop The Sword. As a bonus, Aidan has chosen three of his favourite Don’t Drop The Sword numbers – maybe we’ll hear some of them at the Epic Metal Night on Friday… Anti (vocals): Unleash the Archers […]

Playlist: Hürlement Favourites

At the beginning of the month, we introduced a new category: Musicians tell us their favourite songs – and we create a playlist for you on Tidal. Today it’s the turn of François Porte, guitarist of the French heavy metal band Hürlement. Since a few songs are not available on the aforementioned platform, we have […]

Review: On the Loose – On the Loose

Release: 20/03/2022 It sounds like a platitude to say that a band comes out of nowhere. But in the case of the Portuguese On the Loose, this is indeed true. In September of last year, a song called “Midnight“ suddenly appeared, which probably made every epic doom fan sit up and take notice. Or even […]

Review: Eric Wagner – In the Lonely Light of Mourning

Release: 18/03/2022 I suspect that many reviews of Eric Wagner’s last album will primarily be a kind of obituary. This is perfectly understandable, given the singer’s importance for the doom metal scene. In this text, however, I only want to deal with In the Lonely Light of Mourning. The record deserves to be the centre […]

Interview: Achelous

Achelous are one of our favourite epic heavy metal bands from Greece. Therefore we are already looking forward to their upcoming second studio album The Icewind Chronicles. To bridge the waiting time for our review, we hereby present an interview with Chris Kappas, the powerful-voiced and incredibly likeable frontman of the band from Athens. André: […]

Vladimir Garčević (Claymorean): Metal and rebellion

After almost one and a half years, my latest publication in the field of Metal Studies is finished. It is entitled: Between Woodstock, Oss and Rammstein. Metal images in the Dutch press: The Nineties. It will be edited in German and be part of the publication series of my university. But there are a few […]