Orden Ogan is a promising german band that it seems to be carrying the torch of power metal in the 21st century, their musical style is often compared to Blind Guardian and Running wild, even though that the band’s sound its different as they have mastered the used of elements from folk, progressive and even modern metal into their songs, there are some parallel sounds you can hear from time to time within Orden Ogan’s music. This year Orden Ogan is releasing their new album, Ravenhead, an 11 track power metal machine, that will give a lot to talk about this 2015.
Ravenhead is a chapter more in the growing up process of Orden Ogan, the album has a clear power metal approach, but with singular progressions that make each track different from each other without compromising the whole character of the album. songs like Ravenhead, F.E.V.E.R, and In Grief And Chains have a massive power metal approach. There is also modern metal components in songs like; The Lake and Here At The End Of The World, they even throw a bit of folk metal into the mix in A Reason To Give. It’s interesting to see how Orden Ogan uses such diverse musical tendencies to orb around their power metal sound, and still making it sound big, epic and tight.
Ravenhead is not only an appealing album for the sake of the music itself, but also it throws bits of a story that has been in the works for quite sometime embedded within their previous albums. So if you are still have some craving left for well done and carefully crafted power metal, I will recommend you to check out Ravenhead once it comes out on February 3rd via AFM Records.
Last week we were able to speak with Sebastian ‘Seeb’ Levermann vocalist & guitar player of Orden Ogan, we talked about Ravenhead, their upcoming tour with Hammerfall, the musical style of Orden Ogan, and their experience at ProgPower USA XIV last year.
Orden Ogan Tour 2015
with Hammerfall & Serious Black
16.01.2015 GER, Bremen – Aladin
17.01.2015 GER, Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
18.01.2015 GER, Cologne – Essigfabrik
19.01.2015 NED, Tilburg – O13
20.01.2015 BEL, Antwerp – TRIX
22.01.2015 GER, Stuttgart – Longhorn
23.01.2015 GER, Kaufbeuren – All KartHalle
24.01.2015 SUI, Pratteln – Z7
25.01.2015 SUI, Pratteln – Z7
26.01.2015 GER, Munich – Backstage
28.01.2015 ITA, Milano – Live Club
29.01.2015 FRA, Lyon – Ninkasi Kao
30.01.2015 ESP, Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
31.01.2015 ESP, Madrid – Shoko
01.02.2015 ESP, Bilbao – Kafe Antzokia
03.02.2015 FRA, Paris – Trabendo
04.02.2015 GER, Langen/Frankfurt – Stadthalle
05.02.2015 GER, Saarbrücken – Garage
06.02.2015 CZE, Prague – Meet Factory Prague
07.02.2015 GER, Bamberg – Brose Arena
09.02.2015 AUT, Graz – PPC
10.02.2015 AUT, Vienna – Arena
12.02.2015 GER, Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
13.02.2015 GER, Hamburg – Markthalle
14.02.2015 GER, Fulda – Wartenberg Oval