Alcatraz Line up: 2023
French author Alexandre Dumas’ famous book ‘Man in the Iron Mask’ not only inspired the name of this Belgian power metal outfit but also formed the backdrop for several songs on the first album ‘Revenge is My Name’, which was released shortly after their formation in 2002. Iron Mask is the project of guitarist/songwriter Dushan Petrossi, whom you may also know from the symphonic metal-oriented band Magic Kingdom. There have been numerous personnel changes over the years – only bassist Vassili Moltchanov remains master guitarist Petrossi’s loyal wingman – but this has never affected the quality of their output. Over the years Iron Mask has racked up countless performances at European concert venues and festivals. Their most recent slab is called ‘Master of Masters’ (2020), featuring vocalist Mike Slembroeck.