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CLOVEN HOOF – Heathen Cross

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

WARLORD – Free Spirit Soar

What we got here is the result of the hard and careful in very detail work of Mark Zonder -founding member-, Giles Lavery and the rest of the...

SENTRY – Sentry

SENTRY are ¾ MANILLA ROAD. Andreas “Neudi” Neuderth (drums), Phil Ross (bass) and Bryan “Hellroadie” Patrick (vocals) have all been in the line-up of MANILLA...

WARLORD: The legend of William J Tsamis lives – Interview and album advance review

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.

SORTILÈGE – Larmes de Héros/Hero’s Tears (Reissue, 2023)

I firmly believe that when SORTILEGE formed in the early 80's never imagined the impact they would have in the French Metal Scene. Indeed,...

SORTILÈGE – Métamorphose/Metamorphosis (Reissue, 2023)

We are in 1984 and SORTILÈGE release their first LP, “Métamorphose”, which followed the self-titled debut EP. It was very important back then for...

SORTILÈGE – Sortilège (Reissue, 2023)

There’s been a time, back in the early 80’s, when France was full of great metal bands – Britain’s seeds had instantly flourished there...

WARLORD – The Hunt for Damien (Reissue 2023)

After the loss of the beloved guitar player and composer Bill Tsamis two years ago, it is time for a new edition of “The...

AIR RAID – Fatal Encounter

The Swedish band AIR RAID returns with its fourth album, “Fatal Encounter”. The album continues the change which began with the previous record, “Across...

LUZIFER – Iron Shackles

LUZIFER is a quite interesting new band; it is the side project of German thrashers VULTURE and after one EP and one single, they...

FORTRESS – Don’t Spare the Wicked

FORTRESS is a new band from California and Don't Spare the Wicked is their first album after an EP in 2018. They have a...
Hitten - Triumph & Tragedy

HITTEN – Triumph & Tragedy

HITTEN from Spain is not unknown to those interested in the traditional heavy metal sound. The band started in 2013, and their debut First...

HEXX – Entangled in Sin

HEXX! The legendary Power / Speed / Thrash band that originally came out during the 80’s is back! Well to tell the truth, they...
Black Viper - Hellions of Fire

BLACK VIPER – Hellions of Fire

I finally managed spend some time listening to BLACK VIPER's debut album. This heavy / speed metal band from Oslo, Norway was founded back...

FORTRESS – Fortress

I will put it simply: "Witchcraft" is the best Heavy Metal song I listened during 2018. I found myself simply not being able to...
Hitten - Twist Of Fate

HITTEN – Twist of Fate

HITTEN are no stranger to the ripen retro metal scene. They have been active for almost ten years now, providing us with decent, though...

ASHBURY – Eye Of The Stygian Witches

"Endless Skies"’ by ASHBURY has been one of my favorite obscure albums since the first time I ever listened to it some 15 years...
Leather - II

LEATHER – II

Without the shadow of a doubt Leather Leone is one of the most legendary female heavy metal vocalists of all time. She began her...
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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WAXWING – Appetizer EP (CD Reissue 2024)

Sometime between 1983 and 1987 and the States of Florida and Washington, Snyder on guitars and Gil Thrill on vocals created and kept WAXWING...

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.