orchestral metal

Written with Black and White - Oliver Palotai of Kamelot

A German in an American band fronted by a Norwegian, Oliver is used to keeping an arm's length from the usual. He spoke Metal as Fuck about his passion for the keys, Kamelot's new album and how he'd "bankrupt the band in half a year" if he was trusted with show bookings.

In heavy metal history we hear endlessly of guitarists, bassists, drummers and vocalists – who was the greatest? Who are our favorites? Which one do we try to emulate in our own playing?

The Bard and his Songs – An audience with Hansi Kursch of Blind Guardian

Now you all know the bards and their songs. With an illustrious career spanning over twenty years, Blind Guardian are as ambitious as ever. Hansi talks shop about the new record as well as the orchestral project, his love for Aussie power ballads and that damn haircut…

When I was first discovering metal as a kid that would wish his hair would hurry up and grow past his shoulders, I entered the wonderful world of power metal.