Playlist: Favourite Riffs (Readers‘ Choice)

This weekend we asked our Facebook users for their favorite guitar riffs. We have now selected 20 of them for our playlist. We hope you enjoy listening to it! Heir Apparent – Tear Down The Walls Savatage – Power of the Night Crimson Glory – Heart of Steel Manilla Road – The Veils of Negative […]

Review: is LOVE alive? – Second to None

Release: 18.10.2020 Warum in die Ferne schweifen, wenn das Gute liegt so nah? Das sagte schon meine Urgroßmutter – und damit lag sie gar nicht so verkehrt, auch wenn der Blick über den Tellerrand zweifellos essenziell ist. Wer unseren Blog schon eine Weile verfolgt, weiß, dass es bei uns immer wieder Platz für „Exoten“ gibt, […]

Lyrics: Black Sabbath – Children of the Grave

Anyone who claims that metal and politics don’t belong together either has their own political agenda or no idea about the roots of our music. It is indisputable that Black Sabbath are among the founding fathers of hard electric guitar music. Already on their second album Paranoid (1970) there were several socially critical songs, including […]

Interview: Reinforcer

Dass wir in Deutschland seit einigen Jahren eine äußerst vitale Underground-Metalszene erleben, steht außer Frage. Eine Band, die man spätestens seit ihrer ersten LP Prince of the Tribes zu den Nachwuchshoffnungen zählen darf, ist Reinforcer. Das Power/Heavy Metal-Quintett aus Ostwestfalen ist nicht zuletzt wegen seiner Lyrics, in denen sich fast alles um historische Themen dreht, […]

Interview: Claymorean (Part II)

Today we present to you the second part of our big interview with all band members of Claymorean. Have fun reading! (First part: Click here) Let’s start with “local history“: You are from Lazarevac. Please tell us more about your hometown. Vlad: Lazarevac is a small town in the heart of Šumadija (or Forestia in […]

Playlist: Epic 70s Part I (Readers‘ choice)

A few days ago we asked our Facebook and Instagram readers which songs from the 70s they consider particularly epic. Since there was a lot of feedback, we decided to make two lists. Here is No. 1 – have fun listening! Rainbow – Stargazer Deep Purple – Child in Time Uriah Heep – Pilgrim Styx […]

Review: Orodruin – Epicurean Mass (Re-Release)

Release: 28.05.2021 English version below Orodruin aus Rochester, New York, zählen zweifellos zu den talentiertesten Doom Metal-Bands der Gegenwart. Ihr letzter Output Ruins of Eternity war im Jahr 2019 ein strahlendes Genre-Highlight, dessen erhaben-melancholische Songs auch live beim Hammer of Doom desselben Jahres die Anhänger in der Posthalle begeistern konnten. Da trifft es sich gut, […]

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 […]

Playlist: Hymns from Heaven Part II

A few days ago we published our playlist Hymns from Heaven – inspired by William J Tsami’s death. Due to the many positive reactions to this post, we are launching a second part today, in which other departed heroes of our scene are honoured. Enjoy listening! Black Sabbath – The Shining (RIP Geoff Nicholls) Scald […]

Playlist: Hymns from Heaven

On the occasion of the death of William J Tsamis, we are launching a playlist that honours him and many other heroes who left this world far too early. You are unforgotten! Warlord – Deliver us from Evil (RIP William J Tsamis) Vicious Rumors – Out of the Shadows (RIP Carl Albert) Omen – In […]