Michael Kiske


Helloween – Helloween

The best Helloween album in over a decade

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....

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...

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...

Defenders of the Faith: Metal and Religion

There are certain hypocrisies in the metal world when it comes to religion; a double standard that we all apply when it comes to...

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...

Michael Kiske Interview: Of Gods and Metal

"I honestly think that you don't have to believe anything. If you really want to know you can know; your eyes can be opened and you can see these kind of things"

Avantasia – The Mystery of Time

Avantasia’s legendary Metal Operas are the main reason I am into Power Metal to this day. I've always admired Tobias’ ability to link the two seemingly...


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...