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MANILLA ROAD – Atlantis Rising (Reissue, 2022)

"Crystal Logic", "Open the Gates", "The Deluge", and "Mystification", were enough to create and persevere the myth of MANILLA ROAD. The band afterwards tried...
Manilla Road, Mark Shelton

KIT XXII: Announces MANILLA ROAD Tribute Headlining Act

Keep It True organisers announced one of the headlining acts for the XXII edition of the festival. It's going to be a tribute to...

SHELTON & CHASTAIN: Lost Songs Ξ‘ppeared

The Heavy Metal world was shocked about the unexpected death of one of its legends: Mark Shelton. Mark was a musician with many projects...
Manilla Road, Mark Shelton

Rest In Peace MARK SHELTON

Bryan Patrick vocalist of MANILLAR ROAD posted a message earlier today stating the Mark "The Shark" Shelton, mainman and driving force behind the band,...

MANILLA ROAD – Crystal Logic

I'm about to review the best album of the absolute Gods, the fathers of epic metal MANILLA ROAD. As you can imagine this...
Forgotten Scroll Fanzing Issue #6

Issue #6 Out Now

76 pages, 10 interviews. DAMASCUS (US) SANCTUM (US) HORIZON'S END (GR) LORD OF LIGHT (SWE) ETERNAL CHAMPION (US) GOTHIC STONE (IT) LEVIATHAN (US) NEAR INFINITY (US) ANGEL EDGE (US) OBLIVION KNIGHT (US) plus LEGIONED MARCHER (US)...

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CLOVEN HOOF – Heathen Cross

None can describe better the essence of β€œHeathen Cross” than Lee Payne, founding member (bass) of CLOVEN HOOF and the only one remaining in...

WARLORD: The legend of William J Tsamis lives – Interview and...

To tell you the truth I was a little bit skeptical when I first learned about the Warlord tribute project set by drummer and founding member Mark Zonder and singer Giles Lavery to honor the music and memory of founder guitarist William J Tsamis who unfortunately passed away back in 2021. I was looking at the facts very closely, reading announcements about forthcoming live shows, new line up and a new album. The response from the fans was massive including both positive and negative (or very negative) comments about the above facts. "How can Warlord exist without Bill Tsamis?", they were asking. One afternoon I got a call from Giles Lavery himself asking me if I wanted to do an advance review of the forthcoming Warlord album. I replied positively still being in this skeptical mood. It all went away after the first listen... William J Tsamis was there. His music, his legend, his compositions, evolved into complete songs. In total excitement I texted Giles a single message "Bill is alive". The very next evening found Mark, Giles and I talking about the album, about Bill, about the music and the legacy. It was late at night when we ended the call. I asked them if I can publish our conversation and they got no problem. So here it is again: Me talking with Warlord. The usual stuff I am doing the last 25 years for various reasons. But this time I would not call this conversation an interview. To my eyes this is a big ethical, artistic and soulful statement, by some people who want to keep the Dream, alive.