German metal

The Original Power Metal Maniac – Michael Weikath of Helloween

It was the odd intervention of the metal gods with technology while talking to Michael Weikath, the founding guitarist and one of the fellow "fathers of power metal," Helloween. Talking from his home in Tenerife, Spain, he sat down for a few cups of coffee and a very long conversation with Metal as Fuck.

Helloween according to many fans, journalists and associated hangers on are the “founders” of power metal as we know it.

The Bard and his Songs – An audience with Hansi Kursch of Blind Guardian

Now you all know the bards and their songs. With an illustrious career spanning over twenty years, Blind Guardian are as ambitious as ever. Hansi talks shop about the new record as well as the orchestral project, his love for Aussie power ballads and that damn haircut…

When I was first discovering metal as a kid that would wish his hair would hurry up and grow past his shoulders, I entered the wonderful world of power metal.