Saturday, August 24, 2013

To France

Years ago, a colleague of mine used to listen to Mike Oldfield.
Nowadays, listening to Blind Guardian, I came across one of Oldfield's songs, To France, played by this German power/heavy metal band.
Mike Oldfield's version was interpreted by Maggie Reilly, and Blind Guardian's one by Hansi Kürsch (Demons & Wizards).
Usually the original is far better than the remake, only this case is some sort of a new interpretation, so I would say that both versions worth attention!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Demons and Wizards

Demons and Wizards is a power metal band, formed by the vocalist Hansi Kürsch from Blind Guardian and the guitarist Jon Schaffer from Iced Earth.

I have reached their song Fiddler on the Green while searching something related to folk metal.

Blind Guardian - The Bard's Song

Iced Earth - Anthem