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It’s POWERZONE time once again! This week we play new tracks from Trollfest, Kreator, Majesty and Aeternam, plenty of power and folk metal, a classic EPIC track as well as a bunch of covers and we discuss random nonsense as usual.
Join us for 2 hours of quality metal and send your requests over to us on facebook.com/powerzonemetal!
First aired Monday 13th March 2017
Gwar – Immortal Corrupter
Majesty – YOLO HM
Dream Evil – Fight You ‘Till The End
Trollfest – Hen Of Hades
Korpiklaani – Vodka
Nightwish – Edema Ruh
Within Temptation – Ice Queen
Theocracy – Wishing Well (Metal Kombat)
Skiltron – The Brave’s Revenge (Metal Kombat)
Black Sabbath – Sabbra Cadabra (Epic Track)
Heaven & Hell – Atom & Evil
Testament – Brotherhood Of The Snake (Volt Track)
Kreator – Fallen Brother
Orphaned Land – The Simple Man
Aeternam – Damascus Gate
Silent Knight – The Call Of The Crow
Cadacross – Amongst The Stars
Tengger Cavalry – Cavalry In Thousands
Chthonic – Broken Jade
Sabaton – All Guns Blazing [Judas Priest Cover] (Overload!)
Amon Amarth – Aerials [System Of A Down Cover] (Overload!)
Jaldaboath – The Safety Dance [Men Without Hats Cover] (Overload!)
Sonata Arctica – Take One Breath
He’s back! Legendary Manowar co-founder and guitarist Ross “The Boss” Friedman has just embarked on a European tour with his Ross The Boss band. The current line-up features another former member of Manowar drummer, Kenny “Rhino” Earl, as well as Marc Lopes of Meliah Rage (vocals) and Symphony X‘s Mike LePond on bass.
Here’s the full list of dates:
16th March: Barcelona, Spain
17th March: Zaragoza, Spain
18th March: Erandio, Spain
19th March: Madrid, Spain
20th March: Cangas do Morrazo, Spain
21st March: Lisbon, Portugal
24th March: Brescia, Italy
25th March: Torino, Italy
26th March: Prato, Italy
28th March: Diest, Belgium
30th March: London, UK
31st March: Evesham, UK
1st April: Swansea, UK
2nd April: Dublin, Ireland
4th April: Glasgow, UK
5th April: Edinburgh, UK
6th April: Milton Keynes, UK
To celebrate the tour kickoff, the band has released a cover version of the Manowar classic song Blood Of My Enemies: