BREAKING NEWS!!! Mefisto is back after almost 30 years of absence.



Poprawiony (czwartek, 22 stycznia 2015 20:03)




At the end of the year, we're releasing a new number of Oldschool Metal Maniac. If you're interested if any sort of advertising inside the magazine, write e-mail on Adres poczty elektronicznej jest chroniony przed robotami spamującymi. W przeglądarce musi być włączona obsługa JavaScript, żeby go zobaczyć. . You can also pay non-cash, for instance in the music releases in your label. We have only one condition - the band's that will be advertised must play oldschool music or be oldschool themselves.


P.S. If you're sending the materials for reviews, let it be music siutable to the magazine's profile. Otherwise we won't make reviews. Till now we reviewed almost everything, but now we focus only on what is in our interest.


Poprawiony (czwartek, 22 stycznia 2015 20:03)


HIRAX OBSCENE EXTREME Festival 2015. July 8 - 12, 2015 TRUTNOV - Battlefield CZECH republic (Europe).





This month, on Haloween the long-waited album of Polish REPULSOR will be available! Nine extremely energetic speed metal compositions. Fully professional release including 16-page booklet, obi. Limited up to 500 copies.

Thrash Metal Attack by REPULSOR "is heading on" ! This year you’ll get the ”Trapped in a Nightmare” full-length. The album includes 6 songs from the band’s EP plus 3 brand new tracks, which makes 9 solid metal hits between the eyes! The music is an excellent, energetic 80’s-inspired thrash metal.

Poprawiony (wtorek, 21 października 2014 19:29)


Steamhammer - News

Battleaxe is a heavy metal band from Sunderland, England. As one of the notable bands of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene, they started out with the name Warrior and morphed into Battleaxe sometime in early 1980. The band consisted of Dave King (vocals), Brian Smith (bass), Steve Hardy (guitar), and Ian Thompson (drums). After playing around the area and honing their chops, they entered the studio to make the first album called "Burn This Town". The second album "Power From The Universe" was released in 1984 with a new drummer named Ian McCormack followed by a massive UK Tour with Saxon.

The current line-up consists of the original members Dave King (vocals) and Brian Smith (bass) as well as Mick Percy (guitar) and new member Ricky Squires (drums)

The highly acclaimed studio album "Heavy Metal Sanctuary, which was mastered by Fred Purser (ex-Tygers Of Pan Tang), was released in February 2014.

Poprawiony (środa, 22 października 2014 12:00)


SPV / Steamhammer NEWS

"Sacred Warpath" will be released worldwide through SPV / Steamhammer on November 28th in Germany, December 01st in Europe and late January 2015 in the USA as CD, 10" clear vinyl (limited to 1.000 copies) and download.

Tracklisting "Sacred Warpath":


1. Sacred Warpath,2. The Saw Is The Law (live)

3. City Of God (live),4. Stigmatized (live)


Listen up, everybody! Mister Tom Angelripper has import_ant things to say on the subject of the brand-new Sodom EP Sacred Warpath, on the state of the world and on life in general. He’s really vented his feelings: “Since we’ve been getting the impression that the world is falling apart at the seams, we’ve decided to make our voices head … while there’s still time. ‘Sacred Warpath’ was originally written for our upcoming album, but we feel it’s a good idea to release it now as an appetiser for future Sodom tracks. Because it’s going to get raw, brutal and will be a reflection of all the things that we’re afraid of and that give us nightmares. Pretty much like that hate-filled world we live in. And it’s probably more authentic than any of our releases so far.”​​

Tom Angelripper on the bonus material of Sodom’s new EP: “The record includes three representative titles which we recorded in Germany this year, and it’s guaranteed to become a rare collectors’ item. The cover will feature a re-paint of an old design from the 80s which I did for a demo cover, painted in oil by Christian Ermel. This may all sound a little old-school, but that’s intentional. That’s what we’ve always been and always will be about. We very much hope to tie over the waiting time until the arrival of our new album. And now listen to my unmistakable demand on this world: turn back on your sacred warpath and find the path of peace before it’s too late. Our music will help you!”





Poprawiony (środa, 22 października 2014 11:55)


ALPHA TIGER New album iDENTITY out on January 19th 2015

There are a number of significant features which help to distinguish a good metal act from an outstanding one. Musical skills, strong songwriting qualities and a professional performance are some of the prerequisites which every band should have, but much more import_ant is an individual style, an independent artistic signature, a band’s own trademark. Alpha Tiger from Freiberg in Saxony have found their own DNA. Their latest album is not only called iDENTITY, it also presents precisely that individual profile. “When we released our debut album Man Or Machine in 2011, it was greeted by raving reviews because lots of fans felt reminded of the golden age of heavy metal. Although this was an ideal start for us, it was nothing we wanted to limit ourselves to,“ guitarist and main songwriter Peter Langforth explains, adding: “Instead of remaining in the comfort zone of our newly-acquired fan base, our second release Beneath The Surface already saw us develop more individualistic and topical traits without straying too far from our basic style. We’ve completed this process on iDENTITY, now we sound the way we always felt Alpha Tiger should.”

2LP Version (please note: cover with black frame)

Side 1
1. Intro 0:43,2. Lady Liberty 04:14,3. Scripted Reality 06:21
Side 2
1. Long Way Of Redemption 05:54,2. Identity 05:52,3. We Won`t Take It Anymore 04:31
Side 3
1. Revolution In Progress 05:05,2. Closer Than Yesterday 04:54,3. Shut Up & Think 04:31
Side 4
1. This World Will Burn 07:21

Video for "Lady Liberty":


CD+DVD Digi Version (please note: cover with white frame)

1. Intro 00:43,2. Lady Liberty 04:14,3. Scripted Reality 06:21,4. Long Way Of Redemption 05:54,5. Identity 05:52,6. We Won`t Take It Anymore 04:31,7. Revolution In Progress 05:05,8. Closer Than Yesterday 04:54,9. Shut Up & Think 04:31,10. This World Will Burn 07:21
DVD - Live at Bang Your Head

1. The Alliance 08:49,2. From Outer Space 04:35,3. Against The Time 05:28,4. Beneath The Surface 05:41,5. Waiting For A Sign 06:18,6. Along The Rising Sun 04:10,7. Karma 05:18,8. Black Star Pariah 07:49

Steamhammer - News

BATTLEAXE - NWoBHM cult album "Power From The Universe" 30th Anniversary re-release -

SPV / Steamhammer
will release one of NWoBHM cult albums on December 01st (Germany November 28th, USA late January 2015)

"Power From The Universe" was digitally remastered and will come in a high class digipak incl. 4 bonus tracks and a new extended booklet incl. liner notes, history special and track by track commentary

This is a must for every fan of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal!


1.Chopper Attack ,2. Metal Rock ,3. Licence To Rock ,4. Fortune Lady ,5. Shout It Out ,6. Over The Top ,7. Power From The Universe ,8. Make It In America

Bonus Tracks:

9. Killer Woman 10.,Radio Thunder ,11. My Love`s On Fire ,12. Love Sick Man

Poprawiony (środa, 22 października 2014 12:03)




Thrashing Madness along with HELLIAS band are preparing a reedition of classic material "Closed in the Fate Coffin / Noc Potępionych." The material will consist of many unique bonus rarities, 16-page booklet with a bunch of previously unpublished photos, band's story in a form of a interview with Wojtek Lis. The CD release is planned for later this year or within the first days of 2015. It's noting that this CD will come out in a strict limit of 500 copies.

Poprawiony (środa, 15 października 2014 23:10)



VARATHRON will have its new album released in various formats including: digipack CD, box CD (including a bonus CD with rare tracks, a patch and a poster; limited to 350 copies), black vinylcoloured vinyl (hand-numbered) and digital.



01. Kabalistic Invocation of Solomon
02. Realm of Obscure
03. Arcane Conjuring
04. Leprocious Lord
05. The Bright Trapezium
06. Death Chant
07. Delve Into the Past

Poprawiony (wtorek, 14 października 2014 13:04)