“(Heavy) Metal is getting older. There are no good bands anymore. Musicians nowadays are so uncreative.“ Year for year we have to hear the same statements implying a steady decay of our scene. And once again André and I feel our blood boiling as these for the most part quite conservative and simply ignorant remarks […]
On the occasion of André’s birthday, we have a special playlist today: It contains 36 songs with which we look back on shared concert experiences and also look ahead to the coming year. Have fun listening! Playlist: Click here.
Release: 30/09/2022 If I were to draw a life motto out of the music accompanying me through this journey called life, it would probably be the verse “Searching for a distant chilhood dream“ taken from the song “On the Edge of Twilight” from Dark Forest‘s unexcelled fourth album Beyond the Veil. Having lived on the […]
Release: 22/04/2022 As announced, we present you two reviews of this album. Today it’s Aidan’s turn. In order to create a perfect record, a timeless piece of art, it is in my opinion is essential that it has an overarching atmosphere which in itself is conclusive and consummate. Due to this it is hardly surprising […]
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 […]
Today is a special day, even though it shouldn’t have to be. Some may deny it, yet still women in many parts of their lives have to face inequality and discrimination on a regular basis. Some might say that there a other things one should focus on right now, yet in reality this shows the […]
As for many, 2021 was a very special, emotional year. Despite some Ups especially in the second half of the year it still was traversed by many Downs placing me in front of unbearable tasks and decisions. Nevertheless, I would say that in this flood of emotions I have found myself, reconnected to who I […]
(Firsty, I dearly apologise for the title, but the alliteration simply had to be fulfilled.) It’s Christmas time again and also time to spread a little kindness. Therefore, I out of hand decided to write a little appreciation article about one of the most important people in our scene: Sarah Vincent. It was at the […]
In the past few days, our co-chief editor Aidan Stein has created four excellent playlists under the motto “Four Decades of Epic Metal”. With this he not only made me, André, very glad for my birthday, but also proved once again that he has excellent taste. Have fun listening!
One memory that still hasn’t loosened its breathtaking grip on me is the performance of the German Epic Doom band Wheel on this year’s Keep it True Rising festival. After already having enthralled me at the Stormcrusher Festival in September I expected to know what was awaiting me, but I was dead wrong! Writing this […]