Download Festival –LIVE REVIEW by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy
The UK’s biggest rock and metal festival returned to its full glory with its first full-scale event three years after the pandemic following the historic pilot event last year. It was a surreal and joyful feeling to be back at Donnington for festival goers and bands alike and was the sentiment of the weekend. We have all waited so long for live music to return, and it was worth the wait. The variety and calibre of music, the atmosphere and unusually stunning sunny weather made this anticipated return even better.
One of only three songs with German lyrics in POWERWOLF’s discography is “Glaubenskraft”. Celebrating its “live” premiere via the cinematic streaming event THE MONUMENTAL MASS – A CINEMATIC METAL EVENT, the song proves to be a real highlight in the live set of the band, ready to be unleashed to the masses at one of POWERWOLF’s massive tours or festival headline shows this year. The incredible sound production highlights this live version and turns it into a standout hymn for each fan of the genre.
First featured on their successful 2018 studio album The Sacrament Of Sin (#1 GER album charts), POWERWOLF have now revealed the haunting live action version of “Venom Of Venus” and its exciting video clip, both cut from THE MONUMENTAL MASS – A CINEMATIC METAL EVENT – a movielike live spectacle available via DVD, BluRay and many other physical formats on July 8, 2022! The song impresses with POWERWOLF trademarks like strong guitar solos, standout vocals and exciting dynamics.
Ahead of the two bands sharing the stage for two shows in Germany this July, POWERWOLF will be the second in-game collaboration of 2022 for Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast free-to-play mobile game.
Following successful collaborations last year with Amon Amarth, Lacuna Coil, Ghost and most recently with Disturbed, Iron Maiden‘s Legacy of the Beast team created a new character and storyline borrowing from POWERWOLF’s latest album, Call of the Wild.
At the end of 2021, POWERWOLF – the most successful German metal band to date – fascinated with a streaming event of unprecedented dimensions. Those who thought they had seen everything in the live sector were instantly proven wrong with unmatched audio production and visuals that can only be described as simply breathtaking. This summer, on July 8, 2022, this new benchmark for music streaming events will finally be available to view any time you crave. THE MONUMENTAL MASS – A CINEMATIC METAL EVENT will be unleashed on DVD, BluRay and many other physical formats!
Mysteries darken the skies, and only the bravest dare to lift the veil between mere mortals and the ominous forces lurking in the night. Blind Guardian have tracked down the ‘Secrets Of The American Gods’ and reveal their eponymous new single.
The powerful, majestic new track comes with a performance video that was filmed during the recording of the band’s new album in the Twilight Hall Studios between March 2020 and 2021. The masterfully arranged artwork for the single was created by Andrea Christen.