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WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE POWER METAL BAND?

Hey Metalheads! I hope you’re having a great week so far. Last month it was all about debut albums. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite Power Metal band. Each week I’ll choose two bands and please let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite power metal band last week. Last week it was Blind Guardian vs. Ed Guy.  Although I love both my choice:

BLIND GUARDIAN

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Here are this week’s choices:

STRATOVARIUS

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VS.

PAGAN’S MIND

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I look forward to your responses. Let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also, don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE POWER METAL BAND?

Hey Metalheads! I hope you’re having a great week so far. Last month it was all about debut albums. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite Power Metal band. Each week I’ll choose two bands and please let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite album last week. Last week it was Mercyful Fate – Melissa vs. King Diamond – Fatal Portrait.  This was EXTREMELY hard for me but I chose:

KING DIAMOND – FATAL PORTRAIT

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Here are this week’s choices:

BLIND GUARDIAN

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VS.

ED GUY

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I look forward to your responses. Let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also, don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

DEMONS AND WIZARDS – TOUCHED BY THE CRIMSON KING

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L to R: Jon Schaffer and Hansi Kursch

Pictures courtesy of Metrolyrics and Discogs.com

Featured image courtesy of jerrygonzalezart.com

Happy Wednesday Metalheads! To continue with our Power Metal Mania month, today we’re going back to 2005 to the second album by Demons and Wizards called “Touched by the Crimson King.”

The band which started as a side project, was conceived in 1998 by Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer and Blind Guardian vocalist Hansi Kursch with Schaffer writing the music and Kursch the lyrics. The album which is partially based on “The Dark Tower” series by Stephen King uses the Crimson King as a reference to the antagonist in the Dark Tower story.

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The band which currently has two albums in their catalog, the self titled Demons and Wizards and Touched by the Crimson King, are working on new material for their next album and will be playing at the Wacken Open Air Festival, Hellfest and ProgPower USA in the summer of 2019.

Check out the video below for “Terror Train” 

BLIND GUARDIAN – IMAGINATIONS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

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L to R: Marcus Siepen, Thomen Stauch, Hansi Kursch and Andre Olbrich

Pictures courtesy of Wikipedia and Pinterest

Featured image courtesy of jerrygonzalezart.com

Happy Wednesday Metalheads! This month it’s all about Power Metal and today we take a trip back to 1995 to the fifth album by German power metallers, Blind Guardian called “Imaginations From The Other Side.”

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The album which is darker in comparison to their previous albums, is the first album that drew me to the band. I heard the song “Bright Eyes” and was hooked from there. This is also the first album that Kai Hansen did not make a guest appearance on and also the last album vocalist Hansi Kursch played bass on. The album contains references to many great movies including: The Wizard of Oz, The Lord of the Rings and Peter Pan to name a few and spawned two singles: “A Past and Future Secret” and “Bright Eyes.”  Definitely a great album to add to your collection.

Check out the video for “Bright Eyes” below