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Trick or Treat – Creepy Symphonies

I didn't think I'd like a power ballad about a ninja turtle in love with April O'Neill, but here we are.

Avantasia – Moonglow

When Avantasia first became a thing, nobody really knew what to expect. An ambitious project, as demonstrated by their impressive 2-part debut, The Metal...

A Ghost in the Moon: An Interview With Tobias Sammet of Avantasia

Few bands create as much buzz as Avantasia. Unlike many of the so-called "super groups" out there, it never felt like a cash grab....

Get Ready for Wacken 2017!

Greetings fellow metalheads, it’s that time of the year again! Wacken Open Air Festival is nearly upon us. (Read our review of the 2016 edition...

A Twisted Mind: An Interview with Tobias Sammet of Avantasia and Edguy

I was really excited to finally meet with Tobias Sammet. I had tried (a lot ) to get an interview with him several times before, but the label...

Avantasia – Ghostlights

To say that there are high expectations when a new Avantasia album is coming out, doesn't really cut it. It's more than that. It's impatience and excitement...

Jorn Lande & Trond Holter – Dracula: Swing of Death

I have a thing for dramatism. I like it when productions are larger than life and the performers go out of their way to...

Edguy – Space Police – Defenders of the Crown

Tobias Sammet is a little bit like Andy Kaufmann, the famous American comedian who was notorious for pulling pranks that left people wondering whether...

The Worship of Evil in the Heavy Metal Scene

Michael Kiske, a devout Christian, gives his opinion on what he sees as the glorification of evil in heavy metal and how it affects people.

Place Vendome – Thunder in the Distance

I can't say that I know Place Vendome. While I am familiar with a big chunk of Michael Kiske's projects, I had somehow overlooked...

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The Dark Side of Business: An Interview with Scott Ian Lewis of Carnifex

Scott Ian Lewis on the dangerous state of live music, comics, and Necromanteum

Belphegor – The Devils

Belphegor's twelfth studio album, "The Devils," is a dark and intense offering that showcases the band's signature blackened death metal sound. From the opening...
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