Iron Fist Magazine

Born in the '70s and raised with the sounds of the heavy metal and hard rock legends. Currently working at No Remorse Records, in the past he has written for magazines and newspapers about the art of film, while working for construction companies. Dead serious and happiest with a cup of coffee and music on the go

Andreas’s Posts:

INTO BATTLE: LUNAR SHADOW

Among the countless new metal bands, there are few of them that build their reputation on true passion and great music. LUNAR SHADOW from Germany have readied their first album ‘Far From Light’ and be sure that their regressive metal is more inspired than most bands out there, both new and … Read More

CRYSTAL VIPER – QUEEN OF THE WITCHES

A decade after their debut release, Crystal Viper return with their sixth album. The opening track is the band’s statement: ‘The Witch Is Back’. The voice of Marta Gabriel sounds better than ever and ‘Queen Of The Witches’ is in the band’s usual high standards. Rooted in the … Read More

QUICKSAND DREAM – BEHEADING TYRANTS

This is a unique case of a band you’ve probably never heard of. Born from the ashes of Epic Irae, Quicksand Dream took shape as a duo in 1996 with Goran Jacobson (vocals) and Patrick Backlund (instruments) keeping a very low profile and during 2000 they privately released a … Read More

CARONTE – CODEX BABALON

Hailing from Italy, the Fenriz-approved three Bones brothers (Dorian, Henry and Tony) and drummer Mike de Chirico deliver doomed rock ‘n’ metal and since 2011 they have released one EP (‘Ghost Owl’, 2011), two albums (‘Ascension’, 2012 and ‘Church Of Shamanic Goetia’, 2014), and a split release with Doomraiser … Read More

VORNTH – BLACK PYRES

Coming from the depths of the Swedish underground since the early 2000s, Vornth offer their second sacrifice after their debut album three years ago. ‘Black Pyres’ sounds like an album inspired by ’80s German thrash metal and bands like Kreator, Sodom and Destruction, but also brings to mind contemporary maniacs like … Read More

NIGHT DEMON – NIGHT DEMON

The debut EP of Night Demon, the metalheads from Ventura USA (hometown of the mighty Cirith Ungol) was like a nuclear bomb going off in 2012 and was hailed as one of the best new heavy releases of that year. It was released independently by the band, followed by … Read More

DAWNBRINGER – XX

Chris Black is a modern genius. Period.  The mind behind Dawnbringer (and also High Spirits) returned with a five-track EP back in February and ended the lonely path Dawnbringer have marked. The ‘Into The Lair Of The Sun God’ album from 2012 was a instant classic but Dawnbringer had a … Read More

KHEMMIS – HUNTED

Just a year after their debut full-length album (‘Absolution’), the doomsters from Denver return with the perfect follow-up keeping their momentum strong. Once again, a great cover catches your eye before you even listen to the five songs herein.

‘Hunted’ is dominated by an eerie harmony courtesy of the emotional … Read More

SUMERLANDS – SUMERLANDS

Two years before, a band under the name Sumerlands  appeared on Bandcamp with a three-song digital demo. From the first notes of ‘The Guardian’ we foresaw that something special was brewing, and then a familiar voice sent shivers down the spine… Mr. Phil Swanson, one of our favourite singers of … Read More

VULTURES VENGEANCE – WHERE THE TIME DWELT IN

These Italians, after a demo last year, present a mini-album of five tracks (including an intro) and what you get here is epic and dark traditional metal inspired by ’80s US power metal, Iron Maiden (of course) and the early years of Running Wild and Blind Guardian. Add to … Read More