I experienced four excellent bands though I focused on one band in particular. Ignea deserved and deserve all the attention they get and I really, really hope to see them again rather sooner than later with a full set. That doesn’t mean, I didn’t like the other bands, I just had my priorities with them.
Chris Maragoth’s Gatherer of Souls has introduced me to another version, another world of Metal. It is complex, it is melancholic. The album is very different. I can dream away with this wonderful gem and piece of art and can only invite you to give it a listen and watch out for more to come from Chris Maragoth.
Accidental after-show conversation with Mika Lammassaari from Mors Subita on evolution of personal style, the perception of music and why to go on writing albums. We also spoke of the soon-to-be-released album "Origin Of Fire" and the release tour.
Four metal bands of which all of the musicians are pure eye candy. Nevertheless, skills, hard work and talent over looks, all of them are first of all brilliant musicians, there is no doubt about it. I am talking about Ad Infinitum, Butcher Babies, Amaranthe and Beyond The Black. Stadthalle Offenbach seems to be the adequate size for these four metal jewels. The tour is double headlined by Amaranthe and Beyond The Black and was postponed several times due to you-know-what. Now there are no restrictions and the party can begin.
The Finnish Modern Melo Death band Distress Of Ruin are back with their new emotional single "Solace Of The Night". Guitarist Simo and vocalist Lauri give us share some tales of the band's evolution and dynamics. And then Wolfheart gave a howling waking kiss...
Interview with Mors Subita after their blast of a gig at the Dark River Festival back in August. With only two shows promoting the recent album "Extinction Era" is quite a challenge, but then only one of many!