Traditional Metal

Sweden Rock Festival 2019 - Day 3

Following a good night’s sleep and getting some stuff from a local supermarket, we returned for the third time, to the festival grounds, this time, without having to grind through heavy traffic. We did watch the last song of impressive looking all female Suiss metallers, Burning Witches, after an anemic cover of “Holydiver”, who despite having the 80s aesthetic and sound perfectly figured, sounded quite plain, to make some lasting impression. Maybe in the future, who knows.

Sweden Rock Festival 2019 - Day 2

Due to it, being Sweden’s National Day (Thursday 6th June, as we found out later – Go Sweden!) there was more traffic on the roads than usual, so despite our best calculations, we only managed to arrive midway Blaze Bayley’s show, missing Canadian’s The Wild! completely.

Sweden Rock Festival 2019 - Day 1

After a friend bailed out on us, me and my good friend and huge KISS fan Achilles, got onboard the plane and landed in Copenhagen (since it easier to get to Solvesborg that way) on the 4th. A reasonably priced car hire (100€ for 5 days + 55€ gasoline) and a couple of hours later, we were at the festival site, getting accredited and then off to Immeln (some 40km away – near a lake) where some reasonably priced and idyllic cabin was hired (75€/pp for 5 days) perhaps a little too far from civilization as we found out…
 

Burning Witches announce vocalist Laura and stream new single “Wings of Steel”

The sad news of frontwoman Seraina leaving Burning Witches has been circulating the internet over the last week, highlighting that sometimes there are things beyond your control that you don’t see coming... Continuing in their relentless pursuit of bringing heavy metal magic to the masses, the band are delighted to welcome new witch Laura from the Netherlands into the fold. The band are introducing Laura to their fans in the form of a new track.

Mirror - Pyramid of Terror

Cyprus’s own Mirror, a band that did comprise of an interesting and international ensemble of musicians, who released a pretty impressive debut on Metal Blade some four years prior, but were unable to capitalize on it being well received, both by the domicile of its members just as much as by how difficult it has become to successfully enter the higher echelons of the metal scene, where most of it is controlled by certain cliques, return seemingly unrepentant, twice as dark as on their debut, with now a purely Cypriot lineup that seems to lend a coupl

Zonder/Wehrkamp release music video for “The Next Big Thing”

Zonder/Wehrkamp, featuring drummer Mark Zonder and guitarist/keyboardist Gary Wehrkamp, released their debut album “If It’s Real” on May 24th, 2019!

The band has unleashed the 3rd production-performance video for the song “The Next Big Thing”, taken from the debut album. Watch the video below.

Gary on the video:

Saxon to release “The Eagle Has Landed 40 (Live)” on August 2nd 2019

On August 2nd, 2019, Saxon, the British Heavy Metal vanguards, who continue to deliver their seminal metal music to sold-out venues worldwide, will salute their 40th Anniversary by releasing “The Eagle Has Landed 40 (Live)” via Militia Guard/Silver Lining Music, a cracking, crunching and wholly representative celebration of four decades as one of the UK’s leading heavy metal lights.

Holocaust

So, what’s up with Holocaust? You released a follow up to predator in four years, while it took you three times that long to follow up “Primal” (incl. changing the bandmembers). Why did it all take so long?