Interview: Atom Smasher

Atom Smasher zählt zu den Bands, die Aidan und ich ohne jegliche Einschränkung großartig und zu 100% Epic Metal Blog-kompatibel finden, nachzulesen auch in meinem Review der Debüt-EP The Age of Ice (2020) sowie auf unseren Newcomer– und EP-Bestenlisten aus dem zurückliegenden Jahr. So war es nur eine Frage der Zeit, bis wir das Duo […]

My Top 5: Chris Blackwood (Gladius Dei)

These albums are the most important ones. They influenced my taste, my attitude and my life! (Chris Blackwood) Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath This is were it all began. I love everything of the Birmingham Boys. They have not one weak album (No, not even Forbidden is bad at all). Their influence for our beloved music […]

My Top 5: Vladimir Garčević (Claymorean)

Today, the focus is once again on one of our regular guests: Vladimir Garčević from Serbian heavy metal band Claymorean presents to us his five favourite albums of all time. Virgin Steele – Invictus Manilla Road – The Deluge Running Wild – Death or Glory Iron Maiden – Seventh Son of a Seventh Son King […]

Playlist: Hymns from Heaven

On the occasion of the death of William J Tsamis, we are launching a playlist that honours him and many other heroes who left this world far too early. You are unforgotten! Warlord – Deliver us from Evil (RIP William J Tsamis) Vicious Rumors – Out of the Shadows (RIP Carl Albert) Omen – In […]

My Top 5: Giannis Vrontis (Crystal Winds)

Today, Giannis Vrontis, guitarist of Greek heavy metal band Crystal Winds, shows us his five favourite records of all time. Judas Priest – Sad Wings of Destiny Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast Accept – Restless & Wild Helloween – Keeper of the Seven Keys (Part 1) Warlord – Deliver Us

My Top 5: Manolis Karazeris (Dexter Ward)

Today, Manolis Karazeris (Dexter Ward, ex-Battleroar) presents to us his five favourite albums of all time. Manowar – Into Glory Ride Iron Maiden – Somewhere in Time Those two are on my Top 5 list every day. The other ones change regularly. Today: Cirith Ungol – King of the Dead Manilla Road – The Deluge […]

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 […]