Album Reviews

MaYan – Dhyana

23rd September 2018 Reinier de Vries

The third album of MaYan, the band around Epica’s Mark Jansen. The album sounds like a soundtrack of symphonic death metal. With crowdfunding the band could finance the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra for the [Read »]

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MaYan

22nd September 2018 Reinier de Vries

Biography MaYaN was conceived early 2010 by versatile musician and Epica mastermind Mark Jansen and old friend, ex-After Forever keyboardist Jack Driessen to write an album in the style they always really wanted. Mark asked [Read »]

Album Reviews

Heavatar – Opus II – The Annihilation

14th February 2018 Reinier de Vries

Stefan Schmidt (Van Canto) is the mastermind behind this classical power metal band Heavatar. Adding influences of Chopin, Beethoven and Mozart to metal music isn’t new of course. Especially guitar virtuosi like Yngwie Malmsteen and several [Read »]

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Heavatar

14th February 2018 Reinier de Vries

Heavatar, the classical inspired metal band revolving around VAN CANTO mastermind Stefan Schmidt (vocals, guitar), drummer Jörg Michael (former Stratovarius), Sebastian Scharf (lead guitars), Daniel Wicke (bass)… and some of the greatest classical composers of [Read »]

Scarlet Records

15th April 2017 Tommy Sonne Skøtt

Scarlet Records is an Italian independent record label based in Milan. It is most notable for featuring two side projects from Soilwork front-man Björn “Speed” Strid, as well as band like Agent Steel, Royal Hunt, [Read »]

Massacre Records

22nd March 2017 Tommy Sonne Skøtt

Massacre Records is an independent record label based in Abstatt, Germany. The label was founded in 1991 by Torsten Hartmann. The label specializes in bands of the harder genres of metal. Connected to Massacre Records [Read »]

Lion Music

20th March 2017 Tommy Sonne Skøtt

Lion Music was founded in 1989 by Lars Eric Mattsson as a production company to handle production and licensing for his records in Europe, the United States, and Asia, where a number of deals were [Read »]