Manilla Road Special (42): Peter Svensson (Anchorite)

In the 42nd part of our big Manilla Road Special, the Swede Peter Svensson, who is currently active in the international epic doom metal band Anchorite, has his say. André: Would you classify Manilla Road as an important source of inspiration for your music? Peter: I would definitely say so, from the more straightforward metal […]

Review: Bergfried – Romantik I

Release: 17/04/2022 If, like me, you have studied medieval history as a major and have also done a bit of German studies as a minor, a project called Bergfried (Engl. “keep“/“castle keep“) which is releasing an EP called Romantik I, is already 2:0 ahead before the first listen. But I’ll even raise it to 3:0 […]

Pressure – In A Dark Heart We Trust

Release: 03/06/2022 As the hottest day of the year so far is predicted for this Saturday, at least in Germany, it makes sense to check out one or two records that might be suitable as a summer soundtrack. This is where the Swedes Pressure come in, whose promo landed in my mailbox some time ago. […]

Live report: MANOWAR (Krefeld, 16/06/2022)

Text: André; Pics: Aidan & Christoph If someone had told me a few weeks ago that I would be attending a Manowar club concert in mid-June with my two Epic Metal Blog colleagues Aidan and Christoph, I probably would have laughed out loud. But sometimes things happen that no one expects and that even, when […]

Interview: Fabula Rasa

English version below Heute widmen wir uns mal einem Genre, das auf unserem Blog eher selten beleuchtet wird: Power Folk! Ihr könnt euch darunter nichts vorstellen? Dann lest euch am besten mal das unten stehende Interview durch, das wir mit Fabula Rasa aus Düsseldorf geführt haben. Viel Spaß dabei! Danke, dass ihr euch Zeit für […]

Review: Elusive God – Trapped in a Future Unknown

Release: 20/05/2022 If you want to put together a doom festival at the moment that features the most exciting newcomer bands of today, you have to look towards Croatia: Thanks to Elusive God, this Balkan gem is playing in the top league of this genre. If you don’t know the band yet, you should read […]

Review: Ash of Ashes – Traces

Release: 13/05/2022 There is no question that man will eventually perish from his hubris. The conviction that we can tame nature and exploit it as we please will inevitably lead to our downfall. Compared to the splendour of our planet, we are nothing, whose existence will be long forgotten when the earth continues to turn […]

RHF 2022 (III): Sulphur Demons at Midnight

Text: André, Pics & videos: Aidan On the last day of the Rock Hard Festival, there were three highlights on the bill for me: Sulphur Aeon, Night Demon and Midnight. A good portion of underground, I’m always up for that! Even though my legs were still quite heavy after the exhausting Saturday, I was already […]

RHF 2022 (II): Heed to the Atlantean Kodex

Text: André, Pics & videos: Aidan After we reported yesterday on the phenomenal Blind Guardian old school set at the Rock Hard Festival 2022, today we would like to take a closer look at the second day of the festival. It all started for us with the Villagers of Ioannina City, who I only knew […]