Powerwolf, Orden Ogan, Xandria – live O2 Academy, Islington London, 9 September 2015

Sometimes, somebody simply “gets it right”. Very often we cover gigs where the support bands are simply ‘on the same label’ as the headliner and the label is just looking to promote a band that has no place being in the same building as the main act as their musical styles are poles apart. Not so with this line up. Someone with a clear eye (and ear) for the right mix has wisely blended some of the finest symphonic and power metal you’ll find in Europe at the moment. As such a three band bill (that often can result in you standing there wishing the time away until the headline act appears) for once is very very welcome indeed.

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Orden Ogan – Ravenhead Review

I would have preferred to have at least one or two additional speedy tracks, but overall Ravenhead is another epic, dark and very heavy power metal album, sure to please existing Orden Ogan fans, as well as anyone looking for some ridiculously catchy power metal, with awesome choruses. To The End is a personal favorite of mine, and despite a couple very minor flaws, I’m enjoying this one almost as much, so that’s the sign of a band that keeps delivering.

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Interview with Sebastian Levermann (aka Seeb), Vocals, Orden Ogan

There are two European tours in 2015. We will be, as I said before, on tour with Hamerfall during January and February and then there will be a couple of festivals in the summer, a couple in Germany. There will be another European tour in Autumn 2015 but let me say another band that is almost as big as Hammerfall will be another very good tour for us but I can’t talk about that yet

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