My Top 5: Ben Chadwick (On Atlas‘ Shoulders)

First of all, creating this top 5 list was challenging! Distilling all the amazing artists that have influenced me and that I look up to is no easy task, never mind which album to choose. Ask me in a month and there will probably be other records on the list… But let’s get started! 1. […]

My Top 5: Gordon Overkill (Atom Smasher)

During our interview with Gordon Overkill from Atom Smasher we also talked about his favourite albums. Here is his selection: 1. Manowar – Into Glory Ride 2. Bathory – Blood on Ice 3. Cirith Ungol – King of the Dead 4. Slough Feg – Traveller 5. Candlemass – Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

My Top 5: Uroš Kovačević (Claymorean)

As Aidan and I are big Claymorean fans, it is obvious that gradually all band members join in one of our categories. Today it’s guitarist Uroš Kovačević who shows us his five favourite albums of all time. Helloween – Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I Symphony X – V Cacophony – Speed Metal Symphony […]

My Top 5: Chris Blackwood (Gladius Dei)

These albums are the most important ones. They influenced my taste, my attitude and my life! (Chris Blackwood) Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath This is were it all began. I love everything of the Birmingham Boys. They have not one weak album (No, not even Forbidden is bad at all). Their influence for our beloved music […]

My Top 5: Vladimir Garčević (Claymorean)

Today, the focus is once again on one of our regular guests: Vladimir Garčević from Serbian heavy metal band Claymorean presents to us his five favourite albums of all time. Virgin Steele – Invictus Manilla Road – The Deluge Running Wild – Death or Glory Iron Maiden – Seventh Son of a Seventh Son King […]

My Top 5: Jonathan “Sealey“ Seale (Iron Void)

Jonathan “Sealey“ Seale can already be called a permanent guest on the Epic Metal Blog. Last year, my colleague Aidan interviewed his doom metal band Iron Void. A few months later, he answered my questions as part of our big Manilla Road Special. Today, the British bassist/vocalist introduces us to his five favourite albums of […]

My Top 5: Giannis Vrontis (Crystal Winds)

Today, Giannis Vrontis, guitarist of Greek heavy metal band Crystal Winds, shows us his five favourite records of all time. Judas Priest – Sad Wings of Destiny Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast Accept – Restless & Wild Helloween – Keeper of the Seven Keys (Part 1) Warlord – Deliver Us

My Top 5: Evgeny Gromovoy (Adamantis)

Today, Evgeny Gromovoy, drummer of US American power metal band Adamantis, presents to us his five favourite albums of all time. These are the 5 albums that influenced me the most: Judas Priest – Defenders of the Faith Blind Guardian – Imaginations from the Other Side Aria – Hero of Asphalt Bathory – Twilight of […]

My Top 5: Ion Philippon (Herzel)

This time, Ion Philippon, drummer of French epic heavy metal band Herzel, presents to us his five favourite records of all time. Bathory – Hammerheart Manilla Road – The Deluge Virgin Steele – The Marriage of Heaven and Hell – Part One and Two Blind Guardian – Follow the Blind Moonsorrow – V: Hävitetty