German metal

Powerwolf- Blessed and Possessed (Napalm Records)

Have the werewolves struck again? Or is it time to get a silver bullet and send them the way of Old Yeller?

By all rights, Powerwolf is a band that shouldn’t really require much critical appraisal.

Scorpions: Return to Forever

The new studio abum celebrating the bands 50th stage anniversary includes the single We Built This House

The brand-new Scorpions studio album Return To Forever will be released on February 20, 2015 via Sony Music Australia

Dysangelium- Thanatos Askesis (WTC Productions)

Some gripping Teutonic black metal
Release Date: 
23 Dec 2014 - 11:30pm

Well, it’s summertime here in Australia yet again. For most people it means that they have the opportunity to soak up the sun and start living easy.

Grave Digger- Return of the Reaper (Napalm)

The Reapers return with some solid as fuck metal.
Release Date: 
10 Jul 2014 - 11:30pm

To move forward into the future, you must come to terms with your past”.

Maik Weichert from Heaven Shall Burn: "We've no plans for any Tankard covers"...

Politics, economics, veganism...and metal...

My interview with guitarist Maik Weichert from Heaven Shall Burn begins with him apologising for ringing later than scheduled, and he thoughfully (though jokingly)

Bust A Move – There’s No Place Like Home (Bastardized Recordings)

German metalcore to annoy the neighbours.
Release Date: 
19 Oct 2012 (All day)

No, not those machines you see in arcades where dedicated teenagers and drunken adults try their hand (or feet) at dancing, Bust A Move is the newest progenitor of formidable hardc

Grave Digger: Metal, Greek Mythology, and Body Wash.

'In the end, we just want to play metal.'

Formed in 1980, Germany's Grave Digger has been consistently churning out scorching traditional heavy metal, staying true to their metal roots, with th

The Man With the Mighty Axe – Marcus Siepen: Gamer, geek and Blind Guardian rhythm guitarist

He’s got connections in Blizzard Entertainment. He’s been playing rhythm guitar for 25 years and wouldn't have it any other way. He’s Marcus Siepen, and he’s the riffwraith for German power metal gods, Blind Guardian. Read on - and don't get too jealous, gamers.

If you’ve played, read or watched sci-fi or fantasy and dropped the word “metal” into polite conversation, it’s more than likely you’ve heard the name Blind Guardian u

Tearing Down the World - Schmier, Destruction and thrash metal

One of the figureheads of the Teutonic Thrash movement, Schmier has nothing but an unquenchable thirst for thrash metal that has fueled him for over 30 years on the road, as he explains.

Destruction has been thrashing for a very long time. Almost 30 years in fact.

Helloween - 7 Sinners (Sony)

The third in a trilogy of exceedingly superb records, 7 Sinners continue Helloween’s galactic return to form.

Metal as Fuck talked to Helloween veteran guitar