- Torfinn Sirnes
New song, "The Power of Metal", is out
When grunge and alternative metal bands over night conquered the world of hard rock and heavy metal in the first half of the 1990's, some brave warriors resisted...
Those warriors fought in the army of power metal. They were surely outnumbered but were equipped with powerful weapons from the the heavy metal of the 80's: fast double bass kick drums, high melodic vocals, sing-a-along melodies, technical solos and fantasy lyrics. Thus they were quite different from the new alternative ruling class.
Still, they kept fighting and gained back some territory during the 1990's because of the firm generals from army founders Helloween and the focused and hard working officers from legions such as Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian, Stratovarius and Rhapsody (of Fire).
Our eighth song from the 2020 concept album "The History of Heavy Metal" pays tribute to the mighty force of power metal.
We are nothing but extremely proud that none other than Tommy Hansen, the legendary producer of the two "Keeper of the Seven Keys"-albums by Helloween, mixed our song to perfection. We are equally proud that our long standing partner and power metal mastering guru Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Stratovarius) mastered the song in his famous Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland.