Author Archives: Miguel Rozo

Top Six European Metal Festivals for 2024

Posted by on December 27, 2023

  As we say goodbye to 2023, we wonder what festivals we should visit in 2024. The landscape of offers is immense, and the lineup structures of festivals are changing as time progresses. (see Download Festival in the UK or Hellfest in France & Graspop in Belgium) a beautiful mix of old-school, well-known, and “new” […]

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Album Review: Serenity – ‘Nemesis AD’

Posted by on November 8, 2023

    Austrian power metal band Serenity once again delivers a historical metal statement with their new album, Nemesis AD. Inspired by the life of German Renaissance painter Albrecht Dürer (1494–1528), the band pays tribute to the medieval-feeling opening track, Memoriae Alberti Dureri. The album’s ferocity is condensed in the track “The Fall of Men,” […]

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EP Review: Insomnium- ‘Songs of the Dusk’

Posted by on November 3, 2023

  If there is a band that has become a singular example of melodic death metal, it has to be Insomnium. Not only are they pioneers within the genre, but they have also managed to keep releasing soul-breaking records throughout the years. From “While We Sleep” to “Ephemeral” to “Heart Like a Grave,” these dark […]

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Live Review: Powerwolf w/ Lord of the Lost & Serenity spook Mitsubishi Electric Hall in Düsseldorf on Halloween 2023

Posted by on November 3, 2023

  Powerwolf has scheduled five exclusive gigs for November as part of their approaching sabbatical—perhaps for a new record or a well-deserved relaxation. We were fortunate enough to assist in the first of these exhibits, held at the Mitsubishi Electric Hall in Düsseldorf. The event was memorable not just because of the approximately 7,000 people […]

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Live Review: Amorphis, Sólstafir, Lost Society @ Carlwerk Victoria- Cologne (10/27/2023)

Posted by on October 30, 2023

  After having experienced Amorphis headlining the Dong Open Air last July, I was more than thrilled when I heard about their European tour this autumn. So last Friday, I took the train to Cologne and arrived at the Carlwerk Victoria-Köln on the northeast side of the city. The venue has a capacity of 1,600 people, and it was […]

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Live Review: Paradise Lost, Primordial, Harakiri For The Sky & Omnium Gatherum in Oberhausen, Germany – 10/14/2023

Posted by on October 19, 2023

Going to performances in Germany is exciting not only because of the variety of events available but also because it is an experience where you never know when you will return home. Traveling from Bonn to Oberhausen was no different from seeing the Vltimas Ratio tour 2023 (Omnium Gatherum, Harakiri For The Sky, Primordial, and […]

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Live Review: Blind Guardian brought ‘The God Machine’ to Germany on 10/02/2023

Posted by on October 4, 2023

  Blind Guardian have been one of the most significant influences in power metal for the past thirty years, possessing one of Germany’s most dedicated fan bases. Many should recall the band’s stunning performances at Wacken Open Air, where thousands of fans enthusiastically sang along to classics such as “Valhalla,” “The Bard’s Song,” and “Mirror-Mirror.” […]

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Album Review: Blackbriar – ‘A Dark Euphony’

Posted by on September 26, 2023

  Dutch symphonic-alternative metal band Blackbriar are releasing their sophomore album, A Dark Euphony, this Friday (29th) via Nuclear Blast. With it, the band continues their nearly 12-year musical adventure, in which they have built a fascinating symmetrical combination of symphonic and alternative metal elements along with an aesthetic imagery that comes straight from the darkest […]

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A conversation with Septicflesh guitarist Christos Antoniou on new live album ‘Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX’

Posted by on July 3, 2020

  Greek symphonic death metal giants Septicflesh are gearing up for their upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray/CD of Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX, which is scheduled to arrive on July 31st via Season of Mist. This release consists of the group’s iconic performance in February 2019 at the Metropolitan Theater in Mexico City, MX, which included over 100 musicians from […]

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A Conversation with Ardek of Carach Angren on new album ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus’

Posted by on June 22, 2020

  Dutch metal-horror maestros Carach Angren are back with one of their most ambitious works yet. Their new album titled Franckensteina Strataemontanus is a 12 track record filled with gruesome and bloody-soaking songs based on the life of Johann Conrad Dippel, a German Alchemist that was obsessed with the idea of eternal-life and that legend says it was […]

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