Interview: Ryghär

You didn’t seriously think there would be an Epic Metal Blog Birthday Special for Aidan without Ryghär? If you did, you don’t know our blog that well… There is hardly any other band that my friend and colleague has been so intensively dealing with since the beginning of his blogging career. So it’s only fitting […]

Interview: Morgul Blade

It’s only appropriate to conclude our Epic Metal Blog Birthday Special with a trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is the home of the band whose debut album Aidan chose as his album of the year in 2021: Morgul Blade! As he did shortly after the founding of this blog, Klauf (vocals, guitars, synth) answered our […]

Interview: Starscape

In this part of the Epic Metal Blog Birthday Special we enter Sweden. Last year, Starscape’s debut Colony was one of Aidan’s favourite records, which kept him excited all year long. I am therefore very happy that Anton Eriksson (all instruments) took the time to chat with us about his band and all sorts of […]

Interview: Heathen Kings

With this part of the Epic Metal Blog Birthday Special, we enter Albion, the island where Aidan spent the first years of his life. There is hardly a band from there that has made such an impact on us in the past year as the Heathen Kings – both Aidan and I wrote very positive […]

Classic Review: Hel – Das Atmen der Erde

Release: 07/04/2012 English version below Herrscher, Gebieter der MaschinenAllein Eure Sterblichkeit steht Euch im WegeUnd doch wird das Atmen der ErdeEure Gebeine verwehen Es gibt Alben, bei denen weiß man schon nach wenigen Sekunden, dass man sie sein ganzes Leben lang lieben wird. So erging es mir bei Hels Das Atmen der Erde, das vor […]

Review: Atrium Noctis – Atrium Noctis

Release: 22/02/2022 As you know, you won’t find many reviews about black metal releases on our blog – even though both Aidan and I are quite fond of this genre. If you haven’t noticed that yet, just have a look at our Best of 2021 lists and above all at these remarks of my colleague […]

Review: Claymorean – Alive in Vultureburg

Release: 24/03/2022 July 31, 2021 was a special day for Claymorean: The Epic Heavy Metal Night took place in Kragujevac, the fourth largest city in Serbia, which allowed the quintet to finally get back on stage and celebrate their new album Eulogy for the Gods live. I may also speak on behalf of my colleague […]

Review: Validor – Full Triumphed

Release: 02/02/2022 Do you also think that there hasn’t been any Metal from Hellas on this blog for far too long? Well, we feel the same way – therefore: Curtain up for Validor from Athens! Strictly speaking, Validor is not a classic band, but a solo project of Odi Thunderer. Nevertheless, on his fifth studio […]

Review: Iron Griffin – Storm of Magic

I have to admit that, when I first listened to Iron Griffin a couple of years ago, I was unsure what to think about this truly fascinating band. Maybe one could say that I was slightly overwhelmed back then, because if there’s one thing that can be stated with certainty, it’s the fact that the […]