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Founded in 1989 by Kai Hansen in Hamburg, Germany after leaving Helloween, Gamma Ray borrowed straight from the Helloween classics, and continued to pioneer Hansen's style of power metal.
After four years with Helloween, Kai Hansen decided to leave the band at the height of their career. He then went on to do some studio work with Blind Guardian.
Kai and his friend Ralf Scheepers from Tyran' Pace decided to start a project. They recruited bassist Uwe Wessel and drummer Mathias Burchard. The resulting sound was very close to Helloween's power metal style.
The first album Heading For Tomorrow was released in 1990. Two lineup changes resulted in Uli Kusch (who would later join Helloween) becoming the ban...
Rhapsody of Fire (formerly known as Rhapsody and originally as Thundercross) is an Italian symphonic power metal band led by Alex Staropoli. Since forming in 1993 in Trieste, Italy, the band has released nine studio albums, one live album, three EPs, and a live DVD. Rhapsody of Fire is known for its conceptual lyrics that constitute a fantasy story throughout all of their albums.
Rhapsody was created by Luca Turilli and Staropoli, and is now seen as a pioneer of the symphonic power metal subgenre (though they refer to themselves as "Hollywood metal"). In July 2006 the band changed their name to Rhapsody of Fire due to copyright and trademark issues.
In 2011, following the release of From Chaos to Eternity which conc...
Dynazty was formed in early 2008 by five young talents. This thunderous hard rock/heavy metal group dominated the Swedish live scene with its flamboyant shows and powerful anthems for many months before hooking up with producer Chris Laney to record a debut album.
For one month Dynazty worked with Laney at the Polar Studios in Stockholm, creating a fierce album that will make a lasting impression. This masterpiece will be known as "BRING THE THUNDER" and will be released worldwide on PERRIS RECORDS 2nd of June 2009.
Dynazty consists of Rob Love - guitars, formerly of Zan Clan, John Berg - guitars, formerly of Sharp, George Egg - drums and Joey Fox - Bass, both from Foxey and rising star Nils Molin on Vocals. Read ...