ALBUM REVIEW: Orden Ogan – Final Days


 

It’s been all change in the Orden Ogan camp recently, and while obviously playing it’s part, not all of it due to the current Coronavirus situation. Firstly, because of a hand injury sustained in 2018, frontman Sebastian “Seeb” Levermann was forced to perform a series of summer dates minus his guitar, fronting the band as vocalist only. Realising he actually prefers performing this way, Levermann has chosen to step back from six-string duties, recruiting guitarist Patrick Sperling to take over in his stead.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Ellefson – No Cover


Cover songs can be tricky. A balancing act that often results in calamity. Lean too far one way and be accused of musical blasphemy; keep things too safe and be reliably informed you shouldn’t have bothered in the first place. So with that in mind, surely an album consisting entirely of cover versions is just asking for trouble, isn’t it?Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Firewind – Firewind


The ninth album from Greek power metallers Firewind finds the band introducing their latest vocalist Herbie Langhans, the former Sinbreed frontman replacing fellow German Henning Basse earlier this year. And the eponymously titled Firewind (AFM Records) is a fine way to get things rolling with their new frontman.Continue reading


Nightrage – Wolf To Man


Started by a couple of friends nearly two decades ago, Nightrage is a band that has been through a lot of changes over the years. One of the founders, the guitar hero Gus G moved on to other things, but the other creator, Marios Iliopoulos has been faithful in making monumental Metal with this act since the early 2000s. The evolution of this Greek/Swedish hybrid group has sculpted their sound into something uncommon and exceptional. Their eighth full-length album, Wolf To Man (Despotz Records) presents their particular music with severity and soul.Continue reading


Gus G. – “Letting Go” Video Released


Gus G. will be releasing his highly anticipated new album, Fearless, on April 20th via AFM Records. Continue reading


Metallica, Ghost, Sodom, Heaven Shall Burn, Dool And More Take Home Germany’s Metal Hammer Awards


Metal Hammer Germany held their award show this past weekend. Among the winners are Metallica, Ghost, Sodom, Heaven Shall Burn, Night Demon, Barney Greenway of Napalm Death and more. We have the full list of winners and nominees!Continue reading


Gus G. Comments On Zakk Wylde’s Reunion With Ozzy Osbourne


The big news of the week came on Friday when we learned that Zakk Wylde is reuniting with Ozzy Osbourne for a 2017 tour. We heard from Zakk and Ozzy, and now Gus G. has written a statement on the reunion. Continue reading


Firewind – Immortals


After 5 years, Greek Power Metal machine Firewind is back with a new album, Immortals (Century Media). In that time guitarist Gus G has been touring with Ozzy Osbourne, and the band has gone through another line-up change, with Henning Basse now admirably fulfilling the role of vocalist.Continue reading


Firewind Releases Hands Of Time From Immortals


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Firewind will be releasing Immortals on January 20th, 2017 via Century Media Records in Europe and AFM Records in North America. Continue reading