DRAGONLAND – Under The Grey Banner

Saturday, January 28, 2012 : 0 Comments

The Swedish Symphonic Power Metal band DRAGONLAND has been around for a good ten years now, since their founding in 1999. In the following year they released a demo called “Storming Across Heaven”. One year later the debut full-length came … continue reading

IRON MASK – Black As Death

Saturday, January 21, 2012 : 0 Comments

IRON MASK, the other band of MAGIC KINGDOM guitarist Dushan Petrossi, has been around for several years.  Since 2002 four albums have been made, starting with “Revenge Is My Name” (which Dushan considers a demo), followed by “Hordes Of The … continue reading

ANCIENT BARDS – Soulless Child

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 : 1 Comment

Last year, a new Symphonic Power Metal band rose from the underground. For the fans of RHAPSODY (OF FIRE) and similar, the Italian female-fronted formation ANCIENT BARDS was a blessing, as their forefathers (so to speak) had moved away from … continue reading

IRON SAVIOR – The Landing

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 : 0 Comments

The German Heavy/Power Metal band IRON SAVIOR is still alive and has, after an absence of 4 years, returned to the battlefield. Piet Sielck (vocals/guitar) and co. last released an album in 2007 under the title “Megatropolis”. See the review … continue reading

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS – Maria Magdalena

Sunday, November 20, 2011 : 0 Comments

The Austrian Symphonic Metal band VISIONS OF ATLANTIS released its 4th full-length album, “Delta”, in February 2011. You can read the review here. Several gigs, including supporting RHAPSODY OF FIRE, later the band returns with the EP “Maria Magdalena”, which … continue reading

ALMAH – Motion

Friday, November 11, 2011 : 0 Comments

Edu Falaschi is not unknown in the world of Metal. Mainly with the Brazilian Progressive Power Metal band ANGRA has he done and still does a great job. Since a few years he also has his solo band called ALMAH. … continue reading

VAN CANTO – Break The Silence

Sunday, October 23, 2011 : 1 Comment Van Canto - Break The Silence

The German A Cappella Metal band VAN CANTO returns to the scene with a new release. The same principle remains: five vocalists, one drummer. In 2010 the band released their third album, “Tribe Of Force” (see the review here), which … continue reading

BRAINSTORM – On The Spur Of The Moment

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 : 0 Comments

The German Power Metal formation BRAINSTORM last released an album in 2009 under the title “Memorial Roots” (see the review here), an album that was a bit disappointing to me, especially after the strong first releases. With “Downburst” (2008) you … continue reading

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