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MEURTRIERES – Ronde de Nuit

So, it seems we, the listeners, enjoy the rebirth of French heavy metal. First it was HERZEL, next it was TENTATION, afterwards it was...

SORDID BLADE – Every Battle Has Its Glory

The arcane Epic Metallers SORDID BLADE generated quite a buzz into the underground realm thanks to their MMXXI demo that was released on cassette...

SΓΆLICITΓΆR – All Debts On Death (7″ EP)

After their demo and the EP in 2019, SOLICITOR from Seattle, Washington, deputed in 2020 with the album Spectral Devastation, leaving many promises with...

TENTATION – Le Berceau Des Dieux

There was quite a hype generated lately, about this forthcoming debut full length by TENTATION from Torreilles, Occitanie, France. In fact the band is...

BLAZON RITE – Endless Halls of Golden Totem

A year after the release of their brilliant "Dulce Bellum Inexpertis" EP, Philadelphia’s BLAZON RITE -that were founded back in 2019- return with their...

HERZEL – Le Dernier Rempart

It's been a long time since I really focused on a French Heavy Metal record, although I must admit that I have actually spent...

TRAVELER – Termination Shock

It seems like yesterday when I did a review on TRAVELER's debut album. At that point of time the band had created a buzz...

SKELATOR – Cyber Metal

Yes I admit SKELATOR have always been a guilty pleasure for me. Their ultra cheesy themes combined with the raw guitar driven metal sound...

VULTURES VENGEANCE – The Knightlore

I was always fond of the Italian metal scene. Not only it gave us some really cool metal acts, but most of them have...
Iron Griffin - Curse of the Sky

IRON GRIFFIN – Curse of The Sky

I have something to say: I hate this "proto" thing. Not the actual music, but the term. It's another stupid industry gimmick just to...
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.