Claus Melsen
Important releases in 2006
Slayer – Christ Illusion (returning to the “old style” ala ‘South of Heaven’ / ‘Seasons in the Abyss’ (Lombardo rules!!!)).

Evergrey – Monday Morning Apocalypse

Vanden Plas – Christ O Rage – Speak of the Dead (first half)

Live show 2006
Volbeat at Train in September really took me by surprise in a very positive way. Saga – delivering the goods as usual… Metal Church, Mortal Sin and Whitesnake at Wacken.
Newcomer 2006
None really earthshaking for me. All my new “discoveries” of 2006 were not newcomers.
Things you could have been without in 2006
In the music business – nothing really (except maybe the seemingly high focus on black and death metal at W:O:A – gimme power… it’s better for partying!). Overall – off course stuff like bad news on TV, lazy and stupid people in general, stress and not enough time for everything I want to do.
Biggest experience in 2006
Meeting and interviewing Jim Crichton (Saga), one of the most important bands for me ever; listening to and playing music.
Wishes for 2007
Getting a more active life in music than the later years, listening more to recorded and live music (thanks for receiving me so well on this page – that’ll surely give me more oppertunities), and forming a new band to get to hammer my drums again.
Janus Lybro
Important releases in 2006
1. Pretty Maids – Welcome to the Real World 2. Final Frontier – Freelight 3. Slamer – Nowhere Land 4. Wetton/Downes – Icon II: The Rubicon 5. Domain – Stardown
Live show 2006
Foreigner, Live in Sydney, May 2006
Newcomer 2006
Slamer
Things you could have been without in 2006
Exams!
Wishes for 2007
Better production on Frontiers Records’ releases in general 🙂
Jørgen Ditlev
Important releases in 2006
Pharaoh – The Longest Night Dark Illusion – Beyond the Shadows Warmachine – The Beginning of the End Eidolon – The Parallel Otherworld
Live show 2006
Mambo Kurt at Wacken
Newcomer 2006
Aspire Dark Illusion Warmachine Dream Quest Widow
Things you could have been without in 2006
Iron Maiden playing the entire “A Matter of Life and Death” at the concert in Aalborg, damn it I wanted to hear the old stuff.
Wishes for 2007
Like every year a new Manowar album.
Kenn Jensen
Important releases in 2006
Trivium – The Crusade Beyond Twilight – For the Love of Art and the Making Communic – Waves of Visual Decay Andromeda – Chimera Blind Guardian – A Twist in the Myth
Live show 2006
King Diamond in Aarhus in May – awesome to catch the King early on the tour, and in such shape…
Newcomer 2006
Trivium Seventh Wonder Slamer Titanium Black
Things you could have been without in 2006
Vicious Rumors – Warball (can’t stand that album)
Wishes for 2007
I still hope for a Forbidden re-union! Great albums from Symphony X, Ayreon, Dream Theater, Jag Panzer, Pain of Salvation & Threshold The Malice re-union is worth the effort.
Peter Laursen
Important releases in 2006
Bloodbound – Nosferatu Divinefire – Into a New Dimension Dionysus – Fairytales and Reality Abandoned – Thrash notes Majesty – Hellforces Marty Friedman – Loudspeaker Psycroptic – Symbols of Failure Slayer – Christ illusion Sodom – Sodom Contradiction – Warchitect Paul Stanley – Live to Win Reckless Tide – Helleraser Evil Masquerade – Third act Vader – Impressions in Blood Domain – Stardawn Hammerfall – Threshold Firewind – Allegiance
Live show 2006
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Newcomer 2006
Bloodbound
Things you could have been without in 2006
Don’t know where to start…
Wishes for 2007
Don’t know where to start…
Thomas Nielsen
Important releases in 2006
Slayer – Christ Illusion Celtic Frost – Monotheist Cradle of Filth – Thornography Illdisposed – Burn Me Wicked Unleashed – Midwinterblot My Dying Bride – A Line of Deathless Kings…there were many!
Live show 2006
Morbid Angel at Wacken or King Diamond at Train, Aarhus, Denmark. It was great to see Morbid Angel with Dave Vincent again – a classic set. King played a perfect gig in Aarhus – fantastic sound, fantastic voice.
Newcomer 2006
Dawn of Demise – New York style death metal from Silkeborg, Denmark. Let’s see what happens when they get that debut release done!
Things you could have been without in 2006
Wacken’s A Night to Remember was not worth remembering at all!
Wishes for 2007
Metallica – back in metal? Sabbat recording new material (please!)
Biggest disappointment:
Anthrax skipping John Bush for Belladonna. Voivod’s Katorz. Not good.