News Posts

Legendary German thrash outfit Holy Moses unleashed another single from the upcoming last album ‘Invisible Queen’ (set for release in April via Fireflash Records) with ‘Cult of the Machine’!

Brutal death metal outfit Stillbirth will release their new album ‘Homo Deus’ in April via Distortion Music Group and unleashed a first single/video ‘Autonomous Eradication’!

Blackened death metal masters Thulcandra announce new album ‘Hail The Abyss’ to be released via Napalm Records in May, and unleash first single ‘As I Walk Through The Gateway’!

German outfit Downfall Of Gaia announced their new album ‘Silhouettes of Disgust’ to be released in March via Metal Blade Records and shared a first single/video with ‘Bodies As Driftwood’!

After the unholy return of Mystic Circle last year, they’re already back with new material through the single/video ‘The Scarecrow’ from upcoming album ‘Erzdämon’, out in March via Fireflash Records!

Symphonic metallers on the rise Beyond The Black unveiled the last single ‘Dancing In The Dark’ before their new self-titled album drops next January via Nuclear Blast!

German solo artist Chris Maragoth released his new single and video ‘Fading Away’, a song that shares its emotions with you right from the start both musically and lyrically.

German thrash metal legends Tankard unleashed another hilarious single of their upcoming new album with ‘Lockdown Forever’! The new album ‘Pavlov’s Dawgs’ will be out on September 30 via Reaper Entertainment!

The first batch of names for the Wacken Open Air 2023 edition was announced over the weekend and pre-sales start in an hour! Don’t miss out!

German metal giants Blind Guardian throw the new single ‘Violent Shadows’ into the world, from their upcoming album ‘The God Machine’, out in September via Nuclear Blast!

Photo Reports

Pixies at Munich’s Tonhalle: an intense night full of harmony and revivalism presented by the legendary American band, supported by Wunderhorse opening up for them.

German veterans of Heavy Metal Grave Digger are back on tour with their ‘Knights and Riots Tour 2023’. Together with Cellar Stone from Greece and Mystic Prophecy they entered the stage at LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany on 17th January 2023.

Skindred, a Welsh reggae metal band, were warming up a sold-out Schleyerhalle for VOLBEAT, and we had the opportunity to take some photos of their extraordinary performance for the German crowd.

Lordi and his monsters visited Backstage Munich with the “Lordiversitour” and we had a whole lot of fun! With them came the German power metallers of Almanac and the popular Czech metallers Dimitry and we saw it was good!

Gaahls Wyrd is going from city to city in Europe, spreading their dark tunes with the support of their label mates Gaerea and at the stop at the Backstage in Munich Winterfylleth!

We had the chance to visit the next to last gig of the ‘Symphonic Metal Nights Tour 2022’ with co-headliners Visions of Atlantis and Xandria and support from Ye Banished Privateers. A hot and sweaty night that got our photographer to go back home drenched!

An evening of fun and enjoyment in the large and beautiful hall of the Ollympiahalle in Munich with pop punk veterans Sum 41, special guests Simple Plan and surprising discovery Cassyette as opener.

The Australian up-and-coming metalcore outfit Polaris made Backstage Munich explode with the help of their friends of Alpha Wolf, Great American Ghost and Stepson!

Obscura proved yet again at Backstage Munich that metal can be complex and brutal at the same time with a bombshell of a show. Support came from Disillusion and Persefone.

Soen with support of the bands LizZard and Oceanhoarse brought some metal magic to the stage of Backstage Munich. A simply perfect heavy metal night!

Album Reviews

Erzfeynd second full-length album “Muspilli” invokes pagan and medieval atmospheres, mastermind Nahdrut Herlarecks utilizes a vast composition and brings a grandeur saga to his sonic oeuvre and with the music woven into grand atmospheric qualities. Out on Ván Records.

Wairua is the spirit of a person. Like when you die, it’s the spirit, or wairua, that leaves the body. To me, it feels like we are a spirit, and we get to go on a journey through this EP

The Germans of J.B.O. are back to lighten up the party with their brand new party-metal album ‘Planet Pink’!

Mystic Circle’s self-titled album delivers brilliant musicianship, arguably the eighth album is their most aggressive and melodic piece of black metal.

Kissing Dynamite is ready to rock again and spread rock music all over the world! With positivity as the key message.

Cherokee delivers some old school hard rock and heavy metal vibes with their debut full-length ‘Blood & Gold’!

Eremit’s sophomore album ‘Bearer of Many Names’ , bears the finest of atmospheric sludge doom,
out on Transcending Obscurity.

With just under 20 minutes of music on this EP, I’m sad it’s already over. This is just the first EP that Aeon of Awareness is releasing, so keep an eye out for their releases in the future.

ANNISOKAY’s latest release ‘Aurora’ is a daring album due to the mixing of other genre’s in their metalcore.

Female fronted symphonic power metal band Beyond the Black released their new album Hørizøns on June 19th. Check out our review here!