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EPICA: ‘We Still Take You With Us – The Early Years’ (Nuclear Blast) – a personal retrospective

EPICA: ‘We Still Take You With Us – The Early Years’ (Nuclear Blast) – a personal retrospective

With the release of a lavish box set ‘We Still Take You With Us – The Early Years’, Dutch symphonic metal band Epica rightly commemorate their early triumphs. - Read More

Ten Minutes, Ten Questions with Empress

Ten Minutes, Ten Questions with Empress

A new name on the symphonic metal scene, from a country not readily associated with the genre, Empress have their exciting debut album ‘Fateweaver’ set for release on 19 August. - Read More

Ten Minutes, Ten Questions with DREAM OCEAN

Ten Minutes, Ten Questions with DREAM OCEAN

Originally founded in Istanbul in 2010, the remarkably talented Dream Ocean are now based in Germany. - Read More

Atomic Fire

Atomic Fire

Brought to you by the same people who launched Nuclear Blast back in 1987, Atomic Fire is a new independent metal label... - Read More

2021 End Of Year Top 20

2021 End Of Year Top 20

Another December, another end of year Top 20... - Read More

Ten Minutes, Ten Questions with REAPER’S REVENGE

Ten Minutes, Ten Questions with REAPER’S REVENGE

Preceded by a single, ‘Phlegmatrix’, in August, ‘Versus’ is an accomplished album, exciting and dramatic in equal measure. - Read More

Ten Minutes, Ten Questions with rekkorder

Ten Minutes, Ten Questions with rekkorder

Back in business with their blistering second album ‘One’, German / Colombian act REKKORDER show no sign of letting up - Read More

DAMNED IF YOU DO – Chris Neighbour and Jon Hoare talk about Damned Nation, the debut album from Trapped In Purgatory

DAMNED IF YOU DO – Chris Neighbour and Jon Hoare talk about Damned Nation, the debut album from Trapped In Purgatory

“Not a reformation but a rebirth,” is how Trapped In Purgatory describe their second coming. - Read More

2020 End Of Year Top Twenty

2020 End Of Year Top Twenty

This seems to come around quicker every year! Despite the fact that 2020 was dominated by coronavirus, it didn’t stop the release of a bumper crop of truly great albums and here’s my favourites... - Read More

STARS IN THEIR EYES – interview with Mihály Szabó of The Moon And The Nightspirit

STARS IN THEIR EYES – interview with Mihály Szabó of The Moon And The Nightspirit

"We play ethereal pagan folk music inspired by Mother Nature. It is a musical journey to the depth of human soul, in search of the long-lost unity and the revival of the eternal link between man and nature." - Read More