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[prank] A Compendium of Iris’s Short Reviews

2015 is fun. Here are some ‘Twitter’ Reviews by Iris North The gist: Very freely associate words and phrases with whatever comes to mind first, based on the prompts. Adrenaline Mob – Dearly Departed EP: They’re cursed. Aptly named! Karyn Crisis’ Gospel Of The Witches – Salem’s Wounds: Gospel?! *gasp* Metal …

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Orden Ogan – Ravenhead

Orden Ogan - Ravenhead

Admittedly I had never heard of Orden Ogan until the video for ‘The Things We Believe In’ caught my eye, which was the single released from their 2012 album ‘To The End’. This was an album that turned out to be a real breakthrough for Orden Ogan as it was …

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Hammerfall – (r)Evolution

About 10-15 years ago power metal was the genre that enevitably went from popular to over-saturated. Bands like Edguy, Dragonforce and Blind Guardian had massive amounts of coverage and all the while Hammerfall were there to see it all happen.Not only were they there they came out of hype that spawned so …

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HAMMERFALL Band Reveals Third Album Trailer For Forthcoming Album ‘(r)Evolution’

The third trailer for (r)Evolution, the ninth studio album by Swedish heavy metallers HAMMERFALL, is now available for viewing on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel. Watch for a sneak preview of the band’s upcoming video for the track ‘Hector’s Hymn’:     Watch the second trailer here:   www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH0ryJuEQrQ   …

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Wacken 2014 Day 1 – Thursday Review

Day one at Wacken reviews include Hammerfall, Steel Panther and Accept. Hammerfall by Iris: Of the four bands I would end up watching, Gothenburg, Sweden’s Hammerfall were up first. The five-piece band ‘opened’ the second stage in the late afternoon, with flash pot pyro set to “Child of the Damned”, …

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Hammerfall interview with Oscar Dronjak – Wacken 2014

I had the pleasure of chatting with Oscar Dronjak  guitarist from Hammerfall at this year’s Wacken. We discuss the band, Wacken set, their new album ‘(r)Evolution’, touring, forth coming plans and much more. Links: www.hammerfall.net www.facebook.com/hammerfall www.twitter.com/hammerfall www.youtube.com/hammerfall4real  

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HAMMERFALL Reveal Second Album Trailer For Forthcoming Album ‘(r)Evolution’

The second trailer for (r)Evolution, the ninth studio album by Swedish heavy metallers HAMMERFALL, is now available for viewing on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:     Watch the guys describe how they achieved the ‘old HAMMERFALL sound’ to make this album ‘smell a little bit like the old days’ …

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HAMMERFALL – ‘(r)Evolution’ is near!

After taking a creative break last year, Swedish Heavy Metal pioneers HAMMERFALL are fully recharged and back with a vengeance. The next chapter of the HAMMERFALL success story, ‘(r)Evolution‘, will be released September 1st via Nuclear Blast. ‘(r)Evolution’ sees the band return to their roots by working with past producer Fredrik Nordström, who …

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WACKEN online Advent calendar latest band announcements!

The Wacken advent calendar started on the 1st Dec and the first bands revealed so far are: Skid Row, Bring Me The Horizon, Excrementory Grindfucker, Crematory, Hammerfall, Steel Panther, Bülent Ceylan, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Vogelfrey, Pampatut, The Vintage Caravan, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Saxon and August Burns Red. 2 new bands …

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WACKEN online Advent calendar – bands announced so far…

The Wacken advent calendar started on the 1st Dec and the first bands revealed so far are: Skid Row, Bring Me The Horizon, Excrementory Grindfucker, Crematory and Hammerfall. Since then the following bands have been announced Double package behind door 6 Steel Panther – Feel the steel! The mighty Steel Panther …

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Helker – ‘Somewhere In The Circle’

On first listen, you could be forgiven for thinking that Helker are German: in fact, they hail from that renowned hotbed of heavy metal Argentina, with ‘Somewhere In The Circle’ being their fourth album but the first to be both recorded in English and gain an international release, thanks to …

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Hammerfall – Gates Of Dalhalla Live CD

Gates Of Dalhalla is a live DVD and CD package that was recorded to commemorate Swedish heavy metallers Hammerfall’s 15 year-anniversary. The open-air concert was held in Dalhalla in Sweden on the 28th July 2012. With two hours and twenty minutes of HammerFall history featuring songs from every album as well as …

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U.D.O – Celebrator (Rare Tracks) CD review

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday metal legend… Udo Dirkschneider – Happy 60th birthday to you. Since leaving metal legends Accept, Mr Udo Dirkschneider has been very busy with his very own solo project with the very creative band name of U.D.O. Now 60 years into …

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Wacken 2nd to 4th August 2012

The biggest Metal Festival of the world! Wacken Open Air (W:O:A) takes place annually in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. With 70,000 festival visitors, it attracts all kinds of metal music fans, such as fans of black metal, death metal, power metal, thrash metal, gothic metal …

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