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:

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

AGATUS – THE ETERNALIST

14 years have passed since the last Agatus album (‘The Weaving Fates’, 2002) but this long wait worth’s every single day, because with this release we witness history in the making. ‘The Eternalist’ is a genre-breaking album that captures the soul and passion of metal music through the visionary … Read More

AGATUS INTERVIEW: “I WAS HIGHLY INSPIRED BY ELOY, RUSH AND BATHORY”

Once upon a time, there were two brothers with a unique musical aura and vision. Archon Vorskaath created Zemial in 1989 and Eskarth The Dark One created Agatus in 1992. They were both swapping ideas and each one helped the other capture their creativity. Starting in Greece, then moving to … Read More

SACRED STEEL – HEAVY METAL SACRIFICE

For 20 years, Sacred Steel, the metal armada from Germany, have been walking a path of steel and have sacrificed their souls to heavy metal. The band’s new ninth album ‘Heavy Metal Sacrifice’ is a bold statement of how passionate and uncompromising metal should be played. There are … Read More

MAUSOLEUM GATE INTERVIEW: “CALL ME OLD FASHIONED BUT MUSIC FOR ME IS THE THING THAT COUNTS”

When it comes to new bands who stand head and shoulders above the metal warrior brigade, Finland’s Mausoleum Gate are one of the first names that comes to mind. Their 2014 eponymous debut album was a shock to the system and of the best albums of that year. Now the band is … Read More

OMEN INTERVIEW: “I GAVE IT EVERYTHING” KENNY POWELL PUTS THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON ‘HAMMER DAMAGE’

While we tend to bathe in our own homeland’s glory, let’s not forget that the United States had a great history of heavy metal too. During the 1980s, legends were forged in every state, city, neighbourhood, and OMEN is one of the best bands of that era with three landmark … Read More