Wacken Open Air 2018 Review

Unlike previous years, which were largely shaped by different amounts of rain (from intermittent to "OH MY GOD, PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!"), 2018 promised...

Epica – The Solace System

With their new EP, the long-running Dutch symphonic metal band of Epica are sharing some songs which had to be cut from their most...

Sirenia – Dim Days of Dolor

When guitarist Morten Veland left celebrated gothic metal outfit Tristania in 2001, he quickly formed Sirenia. Their music went down a similar sonic path...

On Marketing and the Commercialization of Metal

If you’re a sports fan, you’re probably familiar with sports stars being little more than walking billboards. They are often parties to extremely lucrative...

Solving An Enigma: An Interview with Simone Simons

Together with Nightwish and Within Temptation, Epica are one of the few symphonic metal bands that have made it big. Starting with their 2003 release The Phantom Agony, Epica's combination...

Pulling A Wild Card: An Interview With ReVamp

"It's always good to put feelings into the music, only this time the feelings were extra heavy."

The Song that Angels Sing: An Interview with Delain

“Right now we are really free to let whatever happens, happen”

Iron Fire – Voyage of the Damned

After 2 years of silence, since the release of Metamorphosized back in 2010, this Danish power metal band brings us their newest work, Voyage...


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

Get Ready for Wacken 2023

Get ready to unleash your metal power because Wacken Open Air is back with a bang for its 2023 edition! Mark your calendars for...