Rhapsody Of Fire - The Eighth Mountain Album Review By Rainer Kerber Rhapsody of Fire are among the pioneers of Symphonic Metal. The band was founded by Lucca Turilli and Alex Staropoli in Trieste in 1993, then still under the name Thundercross. This was followed by a record deal with Limb Music
Imperia - Flames Of Eternity Album Review By Rainer Kerber Easter 2004 is the founding date of Imperia. All four current band members belonged to the original line-up. Only guitarist John Stamm left the band in 2010. This is a very remarkable stability in the lineup. Although the band has been playing
NEW EDENBRIDGE ALBUM "DYNAMIND" Press release from Edenbridge (Austria) EDENBRIDGE will release their new, 10th studio album "DYNAMIND" in 2019 and are currently inmidst the recordings. Lanvall: "The whole songwriting process for the new album took around 18 months and I soon realized, that we could bring the band sound to a new
Blackdraft - The Quest Album Review By Rainer Kerber The north of Germany, marked by rough weather, sometimes interrupted by hot sunny phases, is the home of Blackdraft. Four northmen and a woman set out from Hamburg, the pearl of the north, to carry their definition of contemporary metal sound into the
Enemy Inside - Phoenix Album Review By Rainer Kerber Enemy Inside are a pretty young band. Founded in Aschaffenburg by singer Nastassja Giulia and German-Greek guitarist Evan K (Mystic Prophecy). Dominik Stotzem (b, Purple Rising, Beyond the Bridge) Feli Keith (dr, Shoot The Day Down) and Dave Hadarik (g) complete the quintet.
Dimlight - Kingdom Of Horrors Album Review By Rainer Kerber Dimlight was formed back in 2006. From the beginning they played a symphonic Death Metal, which is characterized by aggressive guitar work shrill female vocals and guttural male growls, but only three years later, the debut "Obtenebration" at Emotion Arts Ltd. appeared.
Kalidia - The Frozen Throne Album Review By Rainer Kerber Four years have passed since the debut album "Lies' Device". Kalidia from the provincial capital of Lucca, Italy, have spent a lot of time. Singer Nicoletta Rosellini has not been idle in the meantime, however. She has sung two outstanding albums in
Planet of Zeus - Live in Athens Review By Rainer Kerber The quartet was founded in 2000. Since then, four studio albums have been released. Already the 2008 debut album received excellent reviews, among others from Metal Hammer and Kerrang. Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) also played it on his BBC radio show.
Burning Witches - Hexenhammer Album Review By Rainer Kerber I "discovered" the Burning Witches for myself several years ago. I'm the proud owner of the strictly limited Demo CD of December 2016 (100 pieces, if I remember the right one) and the also limited original edition of the self-titled debut album (2017).
Thornbridge - Theatrical Masterpiece Album Review By Rainer Kerber He is a busy man, the Order Ogan mastermind Seeb Levermann. I've been discussing a variety of albums produced by him over the last few months. And all of these were excellent. Now he was also active for the Lower Franconian Power Metaler
Grave Digger & Burning Witches in Hamburg Live Review By Rainer Kerber Almost forty years and twenty studio albums, three compilations and two live albums, that is the balance in figures for the Metal grandseigneurs Grave Digger. In addition, countless tours and appearances at various festivals. In 2019 they are on the
Sirenia come to Hamburg By Rainer Kerber There are many symphonic metal bands, they are among the oldest, Sirenia from Norway. After five years with Tristania Morten Veland left the band because of artistic differences. Shortly after the birth of Sirenia suggested. Since then there have been many line-up changes, especially at
Female Metal Fest 2018 Review Location: Villa Tacchini Date: December 1st, 2018 The fourth Female Metal Fest was in advance under an unlucky star. The crowdfunding campaign to fund the festival fell far short of expectations. Thus, the organizers were forced to cancel the first day of the festival (Woman Vocal 187) without
Bonfire - Legends Album Review By Rainer Kerber Cover albums are currently booming. Whether Exit Eden or Mystic Prophecy, pop, rock or metal have been rearranged and ported into the musicians' sound environment. Only a few months after "Temple Of Lies", the German hardrock institution Bonfire presents its own version of cover