Rhapsody of Fire


A Bard’s Eye View: 70,000 Tons of Metal Recap (Day One)

70,000 Tons of Recap Day One For normal folk, the new year begins on 1 January of every year but for me, it doesn’t start until after the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise has completed its course.  I can officially say that we are now in the next season of […]


A Bard’s Eye View: 70,000 Tons of Metal Preview (Part 2)

70,000 Tons of… Oh my God, Holy shit Part II Last week I looked at Bloodbath, Insomnium, Carach Angren, At the Gates, Tyr, Turisas, My Dying Bride, Delain, Belphegor, and Sodom.  This week I look at ten other bands that I am excited to see (and by now already have!) […]


A Bard’s Eye View: Like a Butterfly?

Like a Butterly? Uh, sure As music evolves and things change, so too can change the name of a band.  I’m not talking about Prince, Snoop Dog/Lion/That Guy that Likes Gin and Juice (laid back), or Sean Combs StayPuft Daddy, I’m talking about when bands go through lineup changes or […]


A Bard’s Eye View: Mixtape 2015

I Made You a Mixtape 2015 Edition   2015 wouldn’t be complete without some kind of list of some of my favorite songs.  I’m not ranking them, though!  Instead, I’m creating what would be a pretty cool mix CD to put in your car and celebrate.  Now, obviously, I don’t […]