Classic Review: Blind Guardian – Somewhere Far Beyond

Release: 29/06/1992 When the acoustic guitars atmospherically introduce “Time What Is Time“, I immediately feel at home. I close my eyes and forget the world around me. At the same time, anticipation grows for one of the most exciting journeys one can experience with a power/heavy metal band. Somewhere Far Beyond celebrates its 30th birthday […]

Review: Oathbringer – Tales of Glory

Release: 22/06/2022 MoriaWe are passing throughThrough the darkTo the bridge of Khazad-Dum Those who know our blog know that we regularly look to Serbia. This is not primarily because you can spend a wonderful time with all kinds of culinary delights in Novi Sad, for example, but because of Claymorean. But Serbia has even more […]

Live report: MANOWAR (Krefeld, 16/06/2022)

Text: André; Pics: Aidan & Christoph If someone had told me a few weeks ago that I would be attending a Manowar club concert in mid-June with my two Epic Metal Blog colleagues Aidan and Christoph, I probably would have laughed out loud. But sometimes things happen that no one expects and that even, when […]

Interview: Fabula Rasa

English version below Heute widmen wir uns mal einem Genre, das auf unserem Blog eher selten beleuchtet wird: Power Folk! Ihr könnt euch darunter nichts vorstellen? Dann lest euch am besten mal das unten stehende Interview durch, das wir mit Fabula Rasa aus Düsseldorf geführt haben. Viel Spaß dabei! Danke, dass ihr euch Zeit für […]

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 […]

Interview: Angel Martyr

This interview is to be considered as part of our recent Epic Metal Blog Birthday Special, honouring our co-editor-in-chief Aidan on the occasion of his 19th birthday. Unfortunately, however, we had to postpone our talk with Angel Martyr because one of the band members was confronted with private matters that are much more important. We […]

Interview: Heathen Kings

With this part of the Epic Metal Blog Birthday Special, we enter Albion, the island where Aidan spent the first years of his life. There is hardly a band from there that has made such an impact on us in the past year as the Heathen Kings – both Aidan and I wrote very positive […]