With its over-the-top musicianship and grandiose imagery, few genres are better suited to a good concept album than heavy metal. Here are ten of the best, spanning from the 80s and 90s to the present day. 1. Emperor – ‘Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise’ (2001) Emperor’s final album was also their more far-reaching, […]
In last week’s album of the week poll, you, the fans, voted Iron Lamb to the top spot, for their album ‘Fool’s Gold.’ Check out the top five vote-getters below: 1. Iron Lamb – Fool’s Gold 2. U.D.O. – Decadent 3. Blind Guardian – Beyond the Red Mirror 4. Wolfheart- Winterborn Re-Release 5. Orden Ogan […]
This week sees new shit from Blind Guardian, Sumac, Wolfheart, and more hitting stores. Check out the list of releases below and let us know which ones you’re snagging a copy of and which record should be the Album of the Week. Pick your favorite and feel free to vote as many times as you […]
Not ones to let four years go to waste, symphonic-metal veterans Blind Guardian go all out on this first album since 2010’s At the Edge of Time, enlisting three classical choirs (from Prague, Budapest, and Boston) and two 90-musician orchestras to help harness the story of a young protagonist. Sure, Beyond the Red Mirror could […]
A day after Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer met up with and revealed plans to collaborate with Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen, today Schaffer has posted a video with Blind Guardian frontman Hansi Kürsch stating that their will be another Demons and Wizards album. Demons and Wizards is the side project of Schaffer and Kürsch that has thus […]
70,000 Tons just got heavier! The metal cruise festival just added German power-metal legends Blind Guardian and Canadian folk-metal group Blackguard to its lineup, which also includes Amon Amarth, Fear Factory, Iced Earth, and more! Click here for more details.