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:

SANCTUARY – INCEPTION

‘Refuge Denied’ is the classic debut album of the Seattle-based US power (could we call them thrashers?) mob, Sanctuary. It was produced by Dave Mustaine and released in 1988. One more album followed two years later (‘Into The Mirror Black’) and after a while, Sanctuary fell into oblivion for … Read More

DEMON – CEMETERY JUNCTION

We all love the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal bands and those myths of some talented, some simply filled with passion and dreams, but all who left us a legacy of few but classic songs. And not all made it big like Iron Maiden or Def Leppard; there were the lesser … Read More

HOLY MARTYR – DARKNESS SHALL PREVAIL

It’s been a long time since the third and last studio album from these Italian epic metal warmongers. Six years after the Samurai sagas and more years after the Greek and Roman themes, Holy Martyr deliver a concept album based on the mythos created by J.R.R. Tolkien. 

While … Read More

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

BLAZON STONE – WAR OF THE ROSES

You know what, I really liked the latest Running Wild album ‘Rapid Foray’. However, after a few spins, I can’t listen to it with the same passion. Hell, I even bought the limited edition deluxe box set! But forget Germany, let’s go to Sweden; there is a guy named Cederick Forsberg … 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