Chris Galea
Important releases in 2007
Rhapsody Of Fire – Dawn of VictoryRush – Vapor Trails

Antiquus – Eleutheria

Nightwish – Dark Passion Play

Winds – Prominence and Demise

Korpiklaani – Tales Along this Road

Symphony X – Paradise Lost

Therion – Gothic Kabbalah

Krux – Krux II

After Forever – After Forever

Mirror of Deception – Shards

Live show 2007
Kamelot, Threshold and Serenity at the Astoria, London, England Patti Smith at the Roundhouse, London, England
Newcomer 2007
Mortal Sin (well…’new’ if you consider their return as a starting point) Antiquus Illogicist Crowning Glory
Things you could have been without in 2007
George W. Bush
Claus Melsen
Important releases in 2007
Pagan’s Mind: God’s Equation – I think the closest to perfection in progressive, melodic power metal I’ve ever heard. Exodus: The Atrocity Exhibition – Exhibit A – the ultimate thrash release of this year – I just love Exodus (they still kick serious ass!), and can’t wait ‘til the release of more Exhibits… Haste The Day: Pressure The Hinges – my first encounter with screamo/metalcore – this one really hooked me from day 1. Non-divine: Asylum 45 – really groovy metal/heavyrock. Overkill: Immortalis – because of the live-DVD from their concert in Wacken this year (and finding out I’m on the motherf***er, hehe). Porcupine Tree: Fear Of A Blank Planet – not their best release ever, but it opened my eyes for this great prog band. Saga: Worlds Apart Revisited – nothing really new, but good live versions of good old tracks.
Live show 2007
Metallica – nice to see more than 50000 people attend a metal concert on my home ground in Aarhus – actually I had decided not to go, but a friend offered me his ticket in the last moment – as Thomas wrote in the review, it was a mixed experience, and all though their later albums haven’t done anything for me, they are still icons in metal. Tourettes pre-release mini-concert in the press-tent at Wacken. It was almost scary in power, intensity and control. Overkill, All That Remains and Sacred Reich also at Wacken Open Air. Saga, the farewell tour for Michael Sadler – I’ve seen them better than this, but I never get tired of listening to the many personal hits I have…
Newcomer 2007
Demia – Dutch thrash/metalcore Drone – German Thrash Non-divine – Dutch melodic metal/heavyrock Slavior – American progressive, melodic hard rock Soulbreach – Swedish melodic thrash
Things you could have been without in 2007
Our crappy camp-placing on W:O:A – it sucks to have to walk for 30 minutes (or more) to or from a concert if you’re half-pissed or “a bit” tired… Overall of course stuff like bad news on TV (terrorism, global warming and what-have-you…), lazy and stupid people in general, stress and too little time for everything I want to do.
Biggest experience in 2007
Meeting and interviewing Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth of Overkill, one of my absolute favourite singers in (thrash) metal of all times, and finding out that he’s a really cool and down-to-earth guy.
Wishes for 2008
That I finally, after months of searching and trial-rehearsals, find a band that fits me musically and mentally. Less stress and more time to do the things I like…
Jørgen Ditlev
Important releases in 2007
Cage – Hell DestroyerDream Theater – Systematic Chaos

Steel Assassin – War of the Eight Saints

Candlemass – King of the Grey Islands

DoomSword – My Name will Live on

Mystic Prophecy – Satanic Curses

Sonata Arctica – Unia

Live show 2007
Sacred Reich at Wacken.
Newcomer 2007
Forbidden (he, he).
Things you could have been without in 2007
Voiceovers.
Wishes for 2008
New CD’s from Forbidden, Sacred Reich & Ureas.
Kenn Jensen
Important releases in 2007
Dream Theater – Systematic Chaos Nightwish – Dark Passion Play Alter Bridge – Blackbird Symphony X – Paradise Lost Threshold – Dead Reckoning Krypteria – Bloodangel’s Cry Neal Morse – Sola Scriptura Machine Head – The Blackening Blackfield – Blackfield II Sieges Even – Paramount
Live show 2007
Communic, Sacred Reich & Therion at Wacken, and to some degree Metallica in Aarhus
Newcomer 2007
Krypteria Pathosray Hardcore Superstar (Newcomer to me!)
Things you could have been without in 2007
2007 has been good to me, and I have only been saddened by the demise of the San Francisco 49ers (again I might add)!
Wishes for 2008
The Forbidden comeback results in an album! Great albums from Ayreon (check!), Jag Panzer, Opeth, Evergrey and maybe even Metallica. The White Lion re-union is worth the effort. Hitting the jackpot in the Lottery!
Peter Laursen
Important releases in 2007
Bloodbound – Book of the Dead Biomechanical – Cannibalised King Diamond – Give Me Your Soul…Please Symphony X – Paradise Lost Turisas – The Varangian Way Almost Saint – …For and Against Everybody Kill the Romance – Take another Life Maze of Torment – Hidden Cruelty
Live show 2007
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Newcomer 2007
Kill the Romance
Things you could have been without in 2007
War and hatred all around the world!
Wishes for 2008
Well… it’s hard to say… – Peace on earth, a new album from Ace Frehley and lots of snow in January and February.
Reinier de Vries
Important releases in 2007
Pathosray – Pathosray Exodus – The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A Lazarus – The Onslaught Pagan’s Mind – God’s Equation Entombed – Serpent Saints Cage – Hell Destroyer Threshold – Dead Reckoning Steel Assassin – War of the Eight Saints Daath – The Hinderers Dream Theater – Systematic Chaos
Live show 2007
Kamelot at the Podium in Hardenberg
Newcomer 2007
Lazarus Pathosray Raintime Steel Assassin (old newcomer)
Things you could have been without in 2007
My mother dying at the age of 64, much to early, she deserved better. Thanks for always being there for me mum!
Best thing to happen to me in 2007
The opportunity to write for powermetal.dk. I hope I can live up to expectations.
Wishes for 2008
A remedy for every form of cancer. A healthy year for all the people. Imprisonment for illegal downloading (stealing) music.
Thomas Nielsen
Important releases in 2007
2007 has been a great year in metal, methinks. New people came around and kicked arse, some of the old folk came back with a vengeance.These impressed me the most: Volbeat – Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil Svartsot – Ravnenes Saga Annihilator – Metal HateSphere – Serpent Smiles and Killer Eyes Paradise Lost – In Requiem Lumsk – Det vilde kor Amorphis – Silent Waters Type O Negative – Dead Again Candlemass – King of the Grey Islands Megadeth – United Abominations Mnemic – Passenger DevilDriver – The Last Kind Words
Live show 2007
Sabbat at Wacken. At last I saw them! That experience had been almost 20 years under way… Slayer at With Full Force. Brutal!
Newcomer 2007
Svartsot – their folk metal debut made me jump up and down in my car seat many a time.
Things you could have been without in 2007
My mate Jon passed away suddenly on the 15th of December – what a crap way to end the year! R.I.P. Jon. 🙁 Korn releasing a completely irrelevant album.
Wishes for 2008
No deaths, no car accidents, just peace and quiet and great music. And of course that the Carcass gig at Wacken will be the HAMMMER!
Tye Brown
Important releases in 2007
Blackfield – Blackfield II Helloween – Gambling with the Devil Tesla – Reel to Reel Nightwish – Dark Passion Play Hardcore Superstar – Dreamin’ in a Casket Gamma Ray – Land Of The Free II Lions Share – Emotional Coma Megadeth – United Abominations Within Temptation – The Heart of Everything Overkill – Immoratalis
Live show 2007
Flying 2 hours to Melbourne to see Blind Guardian two nights in a row and meeting them. Finally seeing Dio right here in front of me after waiting 20+ years & Tesla, one awesome show.
Newcomer 2007
Pathosray Nightingale (For me)
Things you could have been without in 2007
Jimmie Johnson winning NASCAR. And voice overs on promo’s, that sucks
Wishes for 2008
Winning Lotto so I can go and see my buddy Kenn 🙂 Peace! The new Iced Earth with Matt Barlow kicks major ass. Overkill to tour Australia \m/