Live report: Northern Darkness II – ‘Brominion’ (Part II, Riot City, High Spirits, Visigoth)

written by Daniel Leons-Marder Canadian speed metallers Riot City were a band I was not hugely familiar with prior to this show. They and Seven Sisters are currently touring together and had played another show in Newcastle, also promoted by Byker Grave, the night before. Despite the two bands having played in the city so recently, there was still huge […]

Live report: Hell‘s Heroes V (Part III)

2 months ago I talked to R.F. Traynor on the Epic Metal Blog about his band Tower Hill, which I highly recommend to every fan of classic metal sounds. Today, the singer and multi-instrumentalist talks about his experiences at the fifth edition of Hell’s Heroes – and kicks off the second part of our review […]

Interview: Traveler

Traveler unquestionably belong to the spearhead of the currently so enormously strong Canadian metal scene. Therefore, we are very glad to be able to present to you an interview with Matt Ries (guitar) today. Have fun reading! Hi, thank you for your time, how are you? Matt Ries: Thanks for having me man! What’s the […]

Review: Pharaoh – The Powers That Be

Release: 18.06.2021 Pharaoh sind zurück! Die Band um High Spirits-Sänger und -Mastermind Chris Black, hier an den Drums, hatte sich satte neun Jahre Zeit gelassen seit ihrem letzten Output, aber die lange Wartezeit hat sich gelohnt! Mit The Powers That Be entfesseln diese absoluten Ausnahmemusiker nämlich ein weiteres Mal ein Feuerwerk an kraftvollem US-Metal, angereichert mit anspruchsvollen […]

Interview: Skyryder

Skyryder is undoubtedly a traditional metal band that everybody who goes for soaring twin guitars will appreciate. Honestly, I got to know them due to a positive review my colleague Aidan had written in April 2020. I’m therefore glad to present to you today an interview with Skyryder‘s drummer Andrew Macknight who talked to me […]

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 […]