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Author Archives: Siegfried Samer

Personal Retrospective: Albums that turn 10 in 2021

Posted by on October 15, 2021

    While we are still a few months away from the end of 2021, this time of the year is usually for retrospectives. However, instead of (already) looking at the best that this year had to offer in terms of metal music, I will be going a bit further back. Here is a look […]

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Festival in-depth Review: Rock Castle 2021 (CZ) – Live report by Siegfried Samer (Dragony)

Posted by on September 10, 2021

Being in a metal band (or any band, for that matter) has not been easy in 2020 and 2021. Many industries were hit hard in the past two years marred by the Covid-19 pandemic. But, I daresay few as hard as the music industry, in a time when physical and even digital sales are only […]

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Dragony vocalist Siegfried Samer reviews Metal On The Hill festival 2021

Posted by on August 26, 2021

  It’s a tough year for metal festivals worldwide, and European festivals are no exception. Numerous festivals had to be postponed yet another year to 2022, including the world-famous Wacken Open Air in Germany, their downsized spinoff “Bullhead City,” which should have taken place in September 2021, and the gigantic Hellfest in Clisson, France. The […]

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Rock Castle 2021 – heavy metal returns to Czechia

Posted by on August 13, 2021

    Czech promoter Pragokoncert is responsible for some of the finest festivals in the Czech Republic every year. After a year of unfortunate cancellations due to Covid-19, festivals are starting to make a triumphant return to Czechia in 2021. While some of the agency’s household festivals, notably Masters of Rock and Metalfest Pilsen, could […]

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Metal On The Hill – Napalm Records’ Metal Festival happening this week!

Posted by on August 9, 2021

  Since its inception in 2016, Metal On the Hill festival, organized by Austrian powerhouse metal label Napalm Records, has been a bona fide success story for the organizer. After an unfortunate cancellation in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival is back on schedule for its 2021 incarnation (buy tickets here). From 13th to […]

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