Live Reviews

Hexed @ Manticora EU tour 2019

10th April 2019 Mia Hall

This is going to be my first time seeing HEXED live and as I really enjoy listening to bands with strong female fronted vocalists I am very much looking forward to it. I do have [Read »]

Album Reviews

Avantasia – Moonglow

14th February 2019 Laura Sønderskov Hansen

Moonglow, the upcoming release of metal opera project Avantasia, is ready to take metal fans by storm. From the first glance, it is clear that creator Tobias Sammet had great plans with this album. Besides [Read »]

Avantasia

13th February 2019 Tommy Sonne Skøtt

Side project of Edguy vocalist Tobias Sammet. Avantasia was originally intended only to be a one-off double album concept, but was later reformed with a new group of musicians and continued as an ongoing project. Avantasia performed a [Read »]

Rhapsody of Fire

11th February 2019 Tommy Sonne Skøtt

Rhapsody of Fire (formerly known as Rhapsody) is an Italian symphonic power metal band formed by Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli, widely seen as a pioneer of the symphonic power metal subgenre.

Album Reviews

Autumn – Stacking Smoke

2nd February 2019 Reinier de Vries

This is what I call promotion for a new album. Not just a link to some ‘far from album quality sounding’ mp3’s, but a real hardcopy. Included with the hardcopy, Painted Bass Records/Jbmpromotion send a [Read »]

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Autumn

31st January 2019 Reinier de Vries

Autumn is a rock band from Groningen, Netherlands. The band was formed in 1995 and quickly became an important component of the blossoming Dutch gothic metal scene. Their debut album “When Lust Evokes the Curse” [Read »]

Ignea

19th October 2018 Tommy Sonne Skøtt

IGNEA is a Ukrainian metal band blending modern sound, symphonic, oriental, and progressive vibes.

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 »]