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: Northern Darkness II – ‘Brominion’ (Part I, Spartan Warrior, Seven Sisters)

written by Daniel Leons-Marder A few weeks ago, the UK metal community was in a gloomy mood following the announcement that the debutant Dominion Festival had been cancelled following an initial postponement from last year due to low ticket sales. Following that cancellation, another newer UK metalfest, ManorFest, was also cancelled having been similarly postponed in 2022. There […]

Live report: Hell’s Heroes V (Part VII)

We close this week’s coverage of Hell’s Heroes with an article and great photos from Marcus Hettlage, who travelled all the way from Germany to Texas to experience this terrific festival – a second time. (Feature image: Greyhawk) André: Where are you from? And how long did you travel to get to the festival location? […]

Live report: Hell’s Heroes V (Part VI)

We are nearing the end of our live reports on Hell’s Heroes V – but we still have a few highlights. Today it’s the turn of Evgeny Gromovoy, drummer and songwriter for the great power metal band Adamantis. We also thank him for the great photo – you can’t get more Epic Metal Blog than […]

Live report: Hell’s Heroes V (Part II)

Today we continue with the second part of our live report from Hell’s Heroes V. Our reader Timothy Harris, who also provided us with the featured image, shares his thoughts with you. André: Where are you from? And how long did you travel to get to the festival location? Was it your first time there? […]

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 […]

Review: Riot City – Electric Elite

Release: 14/10/2022 English version below Ein schöner Gruß aus der aufrührerischen Stadt in Kanada! Aus den nordamerikanischen Wäldern und Bergen rund um Calgary kommt zum zweiten Male eine Portion traditionellen Stahls erster Güte zu uns. Schon mit ihrem Erstling Burn the Night konnten Riot City 2019 bei den Anhängern klassischen Heavy Metals mit ordentlichem NWOBHM-Einschlag und speedigem […]

Interview: BIWO

English version below Heute möchten wir euch eine deutsche Newcomer-Band vorstellen, die in stilistischer Hinsicht vor allem Anhänger klassischer Metal-Töne gefallen sollte: BIWO. Im folgenden Interview kommen die vier Bandmitglieder, Gründer Sven (Gesang, Lead-Gitarre), Finley (Rhythmus-Gitarre), Hanno (Schlagzeug) und Justus (Bass), zu Wort. Viel Spaß beim Lesen! Wie würdet ihr den Stil von BIWO beschreiben? Finley: […]