Review: Velvet Viper – Cosmic Healer

Release: 2021/04/23 Velvet Viper, eines der wohl bestgehütetsten Geheimnisse der deutschen Metalszene (bis vor ein paar Jahren jedenfalls), haut das dritte neue Album binnen dreier Jahre raus, allerdings erst das fünfte seit 1991! Natürlich ist Sängerin und Bandkopf Jutta schon viel länger aktiv, und ihre alte Band Zed Yago dürfte noch mehr Leuten ein Begriff […]

Review: Starscape – Colony

One important aspect that makes bands like Manilla Road, Cirith Ungol, or Pagan Altar so special is the quaintness all of them possess. While sounding a little odd in the beginning, eventually, due to their unique and genius style, they have so much more to offer than most ‚ordinary‘ bands. In combination with their grand […]

Review: Sandstorm – Desert Warrior

Release: 2021/02/26 Der NWOTHM haben wir es zu verdanken, dass immer mehr junge Bands hervorkommen, die den Sound von Legenden der 80er aufleben lassen. Hierbei hat sich besonders Kanada als Juwelenmine erwiesen, so tauchen doch jedes Jahr aufregende neue Bands auf unserem Radar auf, die es schaffen, sich einen Namen zu machen, der auch noch […]

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 […]

Interview: Hammer King

Es gibt Bands, zu denen hat man einfach eine tiefere emotionale Verbindung. In meinem Fall zählt Hammer King aus sehr persönlichen Gründen dazu. Schon allein deshalb liegt es auf der Hand, dass ich mit der Speerspitze des „Royal Metal“ einmal ein längeres Interview für unseren Epic Metal Blog führen wollte. Da die Truppe aus Südwestdeutschland […]

Interview: Greg May (Tyrant)

In 2020, Tyrant finally released their fourth studio album: Hereafter. It was their first full-length after 24 years – and their first record with Robert Lowe. As you probably know, I already had the opportunity to interview the ex-Solitude Aeturnus and ex-Candlemass vocalist for our blog. We talked a while about Tyrant but also a […]

My Top 5: Joseph Tholl

A few days ago, I wrote about two wonderful classic rock performances at Hell Over Hammaburg in March 2020. If you’ve read my post, you know that Joseph Tholl (VOJD, ex-Enforcer) played an important role in this regard. That’s why I’m glad to present to you his pick in the context of our new series […]

Interview: Matt V. Peppe (Royal Hell)

Last week the four members of Royal Hell presented to us their five favourite bands of all time. Today, vocalist Matt V. Peppe tells us a bit more about his favourite music, his band, their future plans and some other topics. Enjoy reading! Hi, Matt, thanks a lot for your time. How are you doing? […]

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 […]