Band: DrakumAlbum: Zombie Dragons from Outer SpaceRelease Date: 31st January 2020Record Label: Helheim Records I have heard the band name Drakum flying about for a
LIVE REVIEW – Jorvik Takeover 2020
Festival: Jorvik TakeoverVenue: The Barbican, YorkDates: 19th-21st February 2020Promoters: Descended From Odin Disclaimer: These are my own personal views on the event, and are not
LIVE REVIEW – HRH Metal IV
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Baldrs Draumar – Magnus
I think this would have been up there in my favourite albums of 2019 if I’d reviewed it last year. Baldrs Draumar are definitely a band you need to check out if you’re into your folk metal!
Ye Banished Privateers – Hostis Humani Generis
With plenty of track to dance, toe-tap and drink to, it’s a shame I won’t be able to see Ye Banished Privateers live any time soon…
LIVE REVIEW: Sabaton, Apocalyptica, Amaranthe; Wembley Arena, 8th February 2020
So much fire, so much energy, so many memories, I was very glad I went with my heart and bought a ticket to this show. I went without my reviewer hat on for this show, but it was amazing first gig of 2020, so I had to document it.
I would love to be able to thank Sabaton in person for an amazing night where I conquered some of my inner mental demons, but I hope this review from a small review site run by little old me goes a little way to doing that.
FESTIVAL PREVIEW – Descended From Odin Jorvik Takeover
Festival: Jorvik TakeoverVenue: The Barbican, YorkDates: 19th-21st February 2020Promoters: Descended From Odin Check out my playlist of (almost) all the bands playing at the Jorvik
Elvarhøi – Dansen låter fra graven åter
From my Ostara Orbits Norway edition, Elvarhøi have released their debut album Dansen låter fra graven åter, and I finally got around to giving it a listen.
FESTIVAL PREVIEW – HRH Metal
The bands I’m most excited to see at HRH Metal this year!
Brothers of Metal – Emblas Saga
A great start to 2020 for power metal. I’d love to be able to see Brothers of Metal live!
Kalasfolket – Älvornas Dans
A little more work on mixing and mastering and there is a great little instrumental EP here!
Ostara Metal’s Albums of 2019
It’s been yet another great year for album releases, and sadly I did not have the time to review or listen to them all. So
Ostara Metal’s 2019 In Music
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REVIEW: HRH Vikings Chapter II
An amazing second edition of HRH Vikings, with an incredible announcement already for next year!
The Ferrymen – A New Evil
The Ferrymen once again have released their own brand of heavy metal onto the world in the form of A New Evil, combining fantasy, motivational, and lost love themes with hard hitting metal and slower, ballad-like sections. With the addition of Ronnie Romero’s outstandingly powerful vocals, it’s a formula that just can’t go wrong!
Forlorn Hope – Over the Hills
Chris (vocals, rhythm guitar) is a Peninsula War enthusiast, and you can definitely hear that in the lyrics. I have even learned a bit of history, including what a “Forlorn Hope” is! Forlorn Hope have their own sound, and it’s damn good. I’m hoping to hear a lot more from the band in the future, and I wish them the best of luck for going far in their music careers!
Forgotten North – Kinder Des Zorns
Forgotten North are definitely a band that would appeal to a lot of different people, and I would highly recommend to anyone interested in folk metal, or German music in general.
Wind Rose – Wintersaga
Wind Rose have capitalised on the aspects of their previous successful tracks and created an album based on those themes. With two tracks I don’t think I will ever get tired of (Drunken Dwarves and Diggy Diggy Hole), and the majority of the album being absolutely spot on!
REVIEW: Power Metal Quest Fest 2019
Every year, Power Metal Quest Fest gets even bigger and better, and this year was definitely not a disappointment! I will definitely be attending next year, and encouraging others to do the same!
REVIEW: Warhorns Festival 2019
Yet another incredible edition of Warhorns Festival at The Trades in Rotherham. Don’t miss out on buying your tickets for 2020 now, otherwise you’ll miss out on some of the amazing bands already booked for next year!