AITTALA – Effigy

Monday, September 22, 2014 : 0 Comments

Back in 2012 was the first time I heard about the American band AITTALA, led by multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Eric Aittala. In that year the band had released their second full-length, “Haunt Your Flesh”. You can read my review here. On that … continue reading

DERDIAN – Human Reset

Saturday, August 30, 2014 : 0 Comments

Back when MySpace was booming, was the no. 1 social medium, DERDIAN was one of the many bands on that platform that caught my attention. They were then promoting their debut album, “New Era Pt. 1” (2005) like hell. Also, … continue reading

FIREFORCE – Deathbringer

Sunday, June 15, 2014 : 0 Comments

The Belgian formation FIREFORCE, playing Heavy/Power Metal since 2008, have returned to the battlefield. After their debut album, “March On”, in 2011, and many gigs later, including the one at Wizzfest (see here) in March this year, album no. 2 … continue reading

ANCIENT BARDS – A New Dawn Ending

Sunday, June 8, 2014 : 0 Comments

ANCIENT BARDS, the Italian heirs to the throne of RHAPSODY (OF FIRE), stepped into the spotlights in 2010 when their debut album, “The Alliance Of The Kings”, was released via Limb Music. Finally, Limb had found another diamond like he … continue reading

SKYLINER – Outsiders

Friday, May 30, 2014 : 0 Comments

SKYLINER, a fitting name for an American Power Metal band, considering this kind of buildings in the States… The band was formed in 2000. Five years later a first release was put out, the demo “Light Comes Out Of Black”. … continue reading

HELSTAR – This Wicked Nest

Saturday, May 10, 2014 : 0 Comments

In 2012 the Power Metal band HELSTAR celebrated its 30th anniversary with the live release “30 Years Of Hel” (see my review here), consisting of 20 songs covering most of their back catalogue. A required purchase for any HELSTAR fan … continue reading


Friday, May 2, 2014 : 0 Comments

NIGHTQUEEN is a Belgian Heavy/Power Metal band with symphonic influences. The band was formed ten years ago and has so far five releases up its sleeves: a self-titled demo from 2005, the EP “Inauguration” (2010), “X-mas Wonderland” single (2011), their … continue reading


Thursday, May 1, 2014 : 0 Comments

The German Power Metal band BRAINSTORM have returned, and have chosen the right path again, aided by the man aka Achim Köhler who guided them on some of their best albums: “Metus Mortis” (2001) and the splendid “Soul Temptation” (2003). He … continue reading

SINBREED – Shadows

Sunday, April 20, 2014 : 0 Comments

The German Power Metal band SINBREED started in 2000 as NEOSHINE, but due to a legal conflict with an American firm a new name needed to be chosen, hence SINBREED. This happened in 2008. In 2010 Ulterium Records released the … continue reading

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