KULL Exile

If you ever wondered how the next studio album of mighty Bal-Sagoth could sound I guess that Kull is the answer. Well, the debut album from bothers Maudling (who stands actually behind the music of Bal-Sagoth) actually sounds like the second part of ”The Chthonic Chronicles”. Furthermore, some songs like ”A Summoning of War” really…

ARCH/MATHEOS Winter Ethereal

The last few years have been a really good time to be a Fates Warning fan. Not only the band itself is on the creative upswing, culminating with their best album in years entitled Theories of Flight, but they have also resurrected the legendary John Arch to celebrate live their immortal album Awaken the Guardian.…

POSSESSED Revelations of Oblivion

I have to admit at the very beginning that this will be one very hard review to write. Why? Because I fucking worship Possessed, that is why! Their debut album Seven Churches was one of my very first extreme metal records back in the day, the one that started it all for me along with…

ROCK HARD Festival 2019 Gamma Ray Head-liner

After the great “Pumpkins United” tour with Helloween, Kai Hansen in 2019 takes time for a few selected GAMMA RAY shows. We are delighted to have won the German metal legend as one of the headliners for our festival. Along with the 2015 addition of beaten second-singer Frank Beck will release her first concert in Germany since…

WITCHLORDS The Sorcerer’s Spell

Well, I just recently (like a few weeks ago) have noticed this newcomer band, Witchlords, a group that arrives from Belgium. Witchlords has just released their debut offering –Demons in the Dark”  and I think its already one of the most impressive and original works in 2019. Their music owns traditional heavy metal elements, but also…

HELHEIM Rignir

Let’s get one thing straight from the gate: Norwegian pagan metallers Helheim are one of my favorite names to bring up when the discussions ‘’the most underrated bands in metal’’ arose, and rightfully so. Pushing the boundaries of Viking black metal for almost three decades, yet Enslaved got far bigger accolades for doing the similar…