Sunday, February 17, 2013 : 0 Comments

The German Folk/Power Metal band ORDEN OGAN last released an album in 2010: “Easton Hope”. This was also my first acquaintance with this band. You can see the review here. Later that same year AFM Records re-released the preceding album, … continue reading


Friday, January 18, 2013 : 0 Comments

No Metal this time, but it still rocks… somehow. MY SLEEPING KARMA, hailing from Germany, was very much unknown to me until the fall of 2012, when Napalm Records released the band’s fourth full-length, “Soma”, in September. So yes, this … continue reading

Looking Back At 2012

Saturday, January 5, 2013 : 0 Comments

As is custom each year, a gazillion Best Of lists appear on many websites, blogs, forums and in magazines, newspapers, etcetera. Last year it took me a while to make my list for 2011 (see here), but this time I’m … continue reading

VEXILLUM – The Bivouac


VEXILLUM, the name for the legionary banner of the Roman army which, carried before the troops, proudly bore the legion’s name. The band itself hails from Pisa in Italy and was formed in 2004 as SHADOW VEXILLUM. The following year, … continue reading

SINOPHIA – Blessed & Cursed

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 : 1 Comment

SINOPHIA is a Serbian Heavy/Power Metal band, formed in 2008. Each member has acquired musical experience in other bands and it isn’t until early 2012 that work commences on a first release. This first release is a 5-track EP called … continue reading

FOGALORD – A Legend To Believe In

Sunday, December 16, 2012 : 0 Comments

Italy and melodic Power Metal, it’s become a tradition: RHAPSODY (OF FIRE), LABYRINTH, KALEDON, ANCIENT BARDS, DRAKKAR, DOMINE, THY MAJESTIE, SECRET SPHERE, VISION DIVINE and many more. Now, a new one steps to the forefront: FOGALORD. FOGALORD is the brainchild … continue reading

SANITY BURNS – Sanity Burns

Thursday, November 15, 2012 : 2 Comments

SANITY BURNS is a young, London-based Heavy/Thrash Metal band. Bassist Don Merritt is the only surviving member since the founding in 2007 as AS SANITY BURNS BLACK. When guitarist James Phoenix joined, Don switched to bass (he was guitarist) and … continue reading

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