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Brothers Of Metal - Emblas Saga

I was so highly unimpressed by the over the top cos-play power “metal” of Sweden’s Brothers Of Metal, that I easily decided to give em a pass at Sweden Rock fest after a momentary pass by their stage proved to be a futile experience and as another band that I actually wanted to watch was performing at a different stage. I thought they were exactly the type of band that Napalm would sign and cherish. Ohh Napalm.

Powerwolf re-signs with Napalm Records

Germany’s currently most successful heavy metal band, Powerwolf, has extended their deal with renowned label Napalm Records.

Guitarist Matthew Greywolf states: “We are pleased to inform you that we have extended our great collaboration with the Napalm Records team. To have people behind us that help to spread the word of metal with know-how, energy and - above all - passion is great”.

HammerFall and Candlemass Nominated for 2020 Grammis Awards in the category “Best Hard Rock / Metal Of the Year”

Swiftly following the recently announced first Grammy Award nomination for Napalm Records and Candlemass, the Swedish doom metal legends and Scandinavian heavy metal idols HammerFall are building upon this achievement with additional award nominations. Both bands have been nominated for 2020 Grammis Awards – the most prestigious award in the Swedish music industry.

Stormburner - Shadow Rising

Hmm… given the album title, company, country of origin and track titles, I sort of knew what to expect, but in all truth I wasn’t expecting it to be delivered with such aplomb.
 
Epic power metal that feels as if someone mixed Enforcer with Manowar with slightly more straightforward songwriting that feels a little like Hammerfall at their “heaviest” with a bit more shouting and ear splitting falsettos than it should be legal.
 

Bloodstock reveals Devin Townsend setlist plans and 5 new bands

As Winter rolls in and Christmas approaches, Bloodstock has been busy confirming yet more bands for 2020’s best heavy metal weekender, plotting daily festive competitions, preparing to launch this year’s deposit scheme, and even devising an early Christmas present, with a little help from Friday headliner, Devin Townsend… 

Powerwolf live in Athens 2019

The long queue of people waiting outside going around the corner could only mean too things, ie that actually lots of people had turned up and that the doors had not opened at the appointed time and it was probably a bit of both. Gloryhammer, who were the support band, had been late to arrive, as they had their own traveling arrangements and as such their soundcheck was delayed.