Manilla Road Special (36): Andrew Halliday (Culloden)

In the 36th part of our Manilla Road Special, Andrew Halliday, singer and bassist of the English heavy metal band Culloden, has his say. We hope you enjoy the read. André: Would you classify Manilla Road as an important source of inspiration for your music? Andrew: For my own music I can’t cite them as […]

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: Achelous – The Icewind Chronicles

Release: 18/03/2022 Achelous are a phenomenon: although the band has everything that epic heavy metal fans usually love, they are still a kind of insider tip. Frankly, I don’t quite know why this is the case – but it says a lot about our scene, which always likes to focus on certain bands that are […]

Playlist: Day of Valkyries 22

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

Best of 2021: EPs

Today we present you our third “Best of 2021 list“: This time we focus on EPs. Admittedly, not so many EPs have been released this year that could really thrill us. Therefore we limit ourselves to a sixpack. But every record that shows up here is REALLY awesome! Aidan’s Sixpack 1. Knight’s Oath – s/t […]

Our Top 3 Songs of 2021 (first half)

You already know if you’re one of our regular readers: We love lists. That is why, after the first half of 2021, we will of course give you an overview of our highlights. We start with our respective Top 3 Songs, plus a bonus of four excellent tracks from albums that will be released in […]