Manilla Road Special (45): Manolis Karazeris (Dexter Ward)

Today we have a very special interview for you: Manolis Karazeris (Dexter Ward; ex-Battleroar), who we don’t have to introduce to any of our readers, talks about his great love for Manilla Road. Up the Hammers! André: Would you classify Manilla Road as an important source of inspiration for your music? Manolis: I would categorise […]

Playlist: Dragon Tunes

It’s time again for a new Epic Metal Blog Playlist: Today we dedicate ourselves to the topic of “Dragons”. We hope you enjoy our stylistically diverse selection! Manilla Road – Hour of the DragonOmen – Dragon’s BreathNevermore – The River Dragon Has ComeManowar – Ride the DragonDomine – Dragonlord (The Grand Master of the Mightiest […]

Interview: Akis Pastras (Dexter Ward)

As you probably already know, all of us are fervent fans of Greek/Italian epic heavy metal band Dexter Ward that this year crafted a true masterpiece called III. That’s why it’s a great pleasure for us to publish our second interview with a member of this outfit: Akis Pastras plays guitar on all Dexter Ward […]

Interview: Manolis Karazeris (Dexter Ward)

When I listened to Dexter Ward‘s latest output III for the first time, it blew me away. Even after a lot of spins, nine months later, it’s still an engrossing album that never bores me. For me, it’s one of the best records released in 2020, no doubt about it – and it contains a […]

Our Top 20 albums of 2020

2020 comes to an end and without any doubt it will be rememberd as a historic year. But not only for the mad circumstances: a pandemic that drives all of us insane, an election that might have prevented the end of democracy, no, but also for tons of amazing albums that will write history. Epic […]

Review: Possessed Steel – Aedris

Release: 30.11.2020. Line-up: Talon Sullivan (Gesang, Gitarre), Steve Mac (Gitarre), Don Bachinski (Bass) und Richard Rizzo (Schlagzeug). Noch vor ein paar Wochen hatte ich Possessed Steel gar nicht mehr auf dem Zettel. Vor ungefähr zwei Jahren waren das selbstbetitelte Debüt (2014) und dessen Nachfolger Order of the Moon (2017) in meine digitale Sammlung gewandert. Beide […]

Review: Crystal Skull – Ancient Tales

May the Lords of Crystal ride with you Wenn man die Worte “Epic Metal” und “Italien” in einem Satz erwähnt, denken die meisten von euch vermutlich prompt an die mächtigen DoomSword, die mit dem Doppelschlag Resound The Horn (2002) und Let Battle Commence (2003) Genre-Geschichte geschrieben haben. Das Einmann-Projekt Crystal Skull, hinter dem sich Sänger […]