Iron Fist Magazine

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CAUCHEMAR INTERVIEW: “WE LOVE FRENCH METAL FROM THE ’80S”

It’s no surprise that we love CAUCHEMAR here at Iron Fist. The Montreal metal machine are fronted by the one and only Annick Giroux, author of our World Downfall column. But nepotism be damned, even if Annick wasn’t part of the family we’d still be a sucker of their Sabbath … Read More

INTO BATTLE: SATAN’S SATYRS

Virginia biker doom punks SATAN’S SATYRS have been one of the standout bands of 2013, espousing the same traditional values and old school spirit as Iron Fist. So, it was no surprise that our boss Will Palmer signed them up for his new label BAD OMEN. With a new album … Read More

INTO BATTLE: FLIGHT

Flight is the latest collaboration to emerge out of Norway’s ‘Kolbotn Thrashers Union’; a comical term invented some time ago to support the mass of talent in this mystic part of Norge. Flight shares its members with those in Condor, Gouge, Purple Hill Witch, Mion’s Hill and Mabuse. Bass player … Read More

INTO BATTLE: GATEKRASHÖR

“Speed metal rites!” Claims vocalist, Speed Metal Enforcer of upcoming, Canadian maniacs, Gatekrashör. One can only assume they formed by hanging out in a garage listening to Razor and Running Wild records. Speedeceiver (bass) informs us that, “Back in 2008, me and Speed Metal Enforcer got the idea of starting … Read More

WITCHGRAVE INTERVIEW: “WE HAD TWO GOALS: GET DRUNK AND MAKE A RECORD”

Raise hell, get seduced by the dark and shun the light – three things WITCHGRAVE make us want to do in 2013. The young Swedes have just vomited forth their first full-length and it’s not been off the Iron Fist stereo since it landed. Hearing everything from Venom to the … Read More

THOR INTERVIEW: “I WOULD LIFT FRANK SODA UP WITH ONE ARM WHILE HE PLAYED A BLAZING LEAD”

Keep It True Festival, Germany, 2011. The storm is coming thick and fast and whenever there’s a flash of lightning some guys start singing ‘Lightning Strikes Again’. Suddenly there’s a crash of thunder and another group of guys on the opposite side of the field started singing ‘Thunder On The Tundra’. … Read More

MARK SHELTON (HELLWELL/MANILLA ROAD) INTERVIEW: IT’S TIME TO PUT THE PEDAL TO THE METAL”

It’s time to delve into the mystic realm of the apocalypse, otherwise known as Hellwell’s debut album ‘Beyond The Boundaries Of Sin’. Simplistically catchy yet technically excellent, Manilla Road’s Mark ‘The Shark’ Shelton has created something heavier, more experimental and evil than any other album he has released during his … Read More

HIT THE LIGHTS: HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR

HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR BRANDE-HORNERKIRCHEN Arriving on Thursday afternoon to the “the biggest garden party in the world” there is one hour to spare before the first band of the weekend unleashes hell upon us all. Swedish Mercyful Fate fanclub presidents Portrait open proceedings in true old school heavy metal style. They hype up … Read More

ATTIC – ATTIC

 

If John Cyriis (ex-Agent Steel) and King Diamond had a son it would probably sound like ATTIC’s frontman Meister Cagliostro. What a voice! The hair-raising falsetto screams and evil-melodic undertones layer perfectly over the warming riffs of Satan. The dual-lead axe work sounds like Iron Maiden on a sad day … Read More