Protector – “Three Legions”

2019 promises to continue, grow, and develop the reception of classics and ancient history in metal, starting with this sneak peak track from the German death/thrash metal band Protector‘s forthcoming album Summon the Hordes. The band now resides in Sweden, but this track is a testament to their German roots. The song “Three Legions” is about […]

Kreator – “Blind Faith”

Antagonism toward Christianity, and religion in general, is one of the most pervasive elements of metal’s more extreme genres (thrash, death, black, etc.). Such a spirit can easily color a band’s approach to ancient history. In 1987 one of the seminal German thrash bands, Kreator, was perhaps the first to set to metal music the Roman […]