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GRENDEL'S SYSTER – Myrtle Wreath / Myrtenkranz

Let me ask you something. Do you miss the days when SLOUGH FEG played folk infused Epic Metal? Do you like the European Folk...

BLAZON RITE – Dulce Bellum Inexpertis

It seems that Epic Metal is on the rise nowadays, with tons of new bands arriving each week and sensational new music going on...

SOLAR FLARE – Solar Flare

The same titled debut album by Ohio's SOLAR FLARE will be released on May 23rd. The band is delivers an outstanding combination of melodic Heavy...

GRENDEL'S SYSTER – Orphic Gold Leaves

What a nice surprise this EP was! Yes I am referring to "Orphic Gold Leaves" by Germany's GRENDEL'S SYSTER. OK. "It was a surprise,...
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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MOUNTAIN THRONE – The Silver Light

Underground. True. Epic doom metal. Are you into the above? Then, don’t waste another moment; order MOUNTAIN THRONE’s new album, β€œThe Silver Light” NOW! It’s as EPIC as it...

ATROPHY – Asylum

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.