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 […]

RHF 2022 (I): Blind Guardian is love

We are followingThe will of the oneThrough the dark ageAnd into the storm Since 1958, Gelsenkirchen’s leading football club has been waiting for a championship in the 1st Bundesliga – the last time they won the title, Konrad Adenauer still resided in the Bundeskanzleramt, and that was located in Bonn. Fortunately, the metal fans in […]

Playlist: German Gems

Today we present you a playlist containing ten of the most magnificent, epic songs that have been released by German bands in recent years. We hope you enjoy listening to them! 1. Lunar Shadow – Hadrian Carrying Stones 2. Cross Vault – Gods Left Unsung 3. Thronehammer – A Fading King 4. Old Mother Hell […]

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: Fer de Lance – The Hyperborean

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 […]

Review: Adamantis – The Daemon’s Strain

Release: 15/04/2022 written by Igor Jakobsen (Dreamslain) Having bought the Adamantis album Far Flung Realm after finding it at the Epic Metal Blog, I’m very happy to review their EP The Daemons’s Strain for the same blog. The 4 song ep was recorded by Jeff Stark (vocals), Evgeny Gromovoy (drums), Cody Pelchat (Bass) Javier Estrada (guitars) and Jeff […]

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 […]