Interview: Gatekeeper

Exactly two years ago, on 26 January 2021, we published for the last time an interview with Jeff Black from Gatekeeper – this article was released as a part of our big Manilla Road Special. Since we always enjoy chatting with Jeff and the new Gatekeeper album From Western Shores will be out on 1 […]

Interview: SPELL

We are of course glad about every interview on our blog. But, and you may forgive me for saying this, there are interviews that are particularly close to my heart. That’s because this blog would never have come into being without the music of some bands. One of these bands is undoubtedly Spell from Canada, […]

Review: Fer de Lance – The Hyperborean

Release: 22/04/2022 It is certainly no exaggeration to claim that the vast majority of our readers are mainly waiting for two releases this year: Gatekeeper’s second studio album and Fer de Lance’s full-length debut The Hyperborean. The latter has already been in front of us for a few weeks – and I can already reveal […]

Interview: Ryghär

You didn’t seriously think there would be an Epic Metal Blog Birthday Special for Aidan without Ryghär? If you did, you don’t know our blog that well… There is hardly any other band that my friend and colleague has been so intensively dealing with since the beginning of his blogging career. So it’s only fitting […]

Review: Knight and Gallow – For Honor and Bloodshed

Release: 17/03/2022 Knight and Gallow came to our attention back in 2020, when the guys from Sacramento released their promising demo Men of the West. At the time, I was particularly taken with the title track – you really can’t go wrong with epic heavy metal that is lyrically set in Middle Earth. With For […]

Sarah’s Sanctified Sacralities

(Firsty, I dearly apologise for the title, but the alliteration simply had to be fulfilled.) It’s Christmas time again and also time to spread a little kindness. Therefore, I out of hand decided to write a little appreciation article about one of the most important people in our scene: Sarah Vincent. It was at the […]

Review: Jeff Black – Endless Night/Too Big to Fail

Jeff Black müssen wir keinem Epic Metal Blog-Leser vorstellen. Daher können wir uns gleich der Musik widmen, die uns in diesem Fall recht überraschend erreicht hat. Mit „Endless Night“ und „Too Big to Fail“ präsentiert der Gatekeeper-Gründer erstmals Solo-Nummern, die ganz schlicht unter seinem Namen veröffentlicht werden. Wer nun Epic Metal wie bei seiner Hauptband […]