HAIL OF THE WEEK – CONORACH

HAIL OF THE WEEK – CONORACH

Another Twitter suggestion gone right, Conorach is everything that power metal should be. Epic grandiose stories of battle and bloodshed are what Dutch power metal band Conorach is all about, and they’ve been delivering them since they released their first demo,...
HAIL OF THE WEEK – DYRNWYN

HAIL OF THE WEEK – DYRNWYN

You all know by now that I’m a sucker for folk metal, right? So we can skip the introductory paragraph where I go on at length about how great it is? Good. Dyrnwyn is an Italian folk metal band that was suggested to me after I followed Celtibeerian on Twitter. I...
HAIL OF THE WEEK – WELICORUSS

HAIL OF THE WEEK – WELICORUSS

Of all the European countries consistently churning out high-quality metal, the Czech Republic doesn’t exactly come to mind immediately. Folk metal is a primarily Scandinavian thing, and western Europe is the realm of melodeath. Welicoruss, a band based in...
HAIL OF THE WEEK – BORGO PASS

HAIL OF THE WEEK – BORGO PASS

I have seen Borgo Pass exactly one time in my life, before they disappeared forever. Since Borgo Pass is a band based in Long Island, I must have caught one of their random “branch-out” shows. A similar thing happened to me with Doomsday Mourning —...
HAIL OF THE WEEK – STOBE

HAIL OF THE WEEK – STOBE

One of my favorite ways to discover new bands to write about is to look at lineups for shows I want to but can’t attend, make a list of the supporting bands, and then Facebook-stalk the list. That is, in fact, how I discovered Stobe, an awesome Finnish...
HAIL OF THE WEEK – BLACK DAWN

HAIL OF THE WEEK – BLACK DAWN

Hey kids, do you miss coming home from 8th grade and putting K-Rock on? Well, if you’re like me and you want to recapture the magic of falling for a band you never heard of, somewhere between metal and grunge on the Mohs scale of music hardness, listen to Black...