Artists react on their albums being on the top of 2013 according to

Exclusive quotes from important artists that appear on our year end list

24/12/2013 @ 12:15
Rich Henshall (Haken)Rich Henshall (Haken)

We are extremely honoured to be on this list with so many great artists. When we created "The Mountain" we never expected it to receive such critical acclaim, so we're touched  by everyone's positive words. 2013 has been an amazing year for us, and is proving to be a pivotal time in our career. We're really looking forward to taking "The Mountain" back on the road in 2014!

Have a good Christmas.

Cheers, Rich

Toschie (Audrey Horne)Toschie (Audrey Horne)

We in Audrey Horne are proud and stoked to have been put on this list. We made an honest and fun-driven album, so the fact that people who devote so much time and energy into music, and have so much knowledge on this subject, regards our album among this years best releases really rocks our world. Thank you!

Olof Wikstrand (Enforcer)Olof Wikstrand (Enforcer)

It delights me to hear that Greece appreciated real metal. Always knew that Greece was special. Our humble thanks.

LeprousOystein (Leprous)

After all our hard work with 'Coal', seeing it among all these great albums only serves to fuel our motivation and dedication even more! This is our very first time, and we certainly don't hope it's the last;)  Big thanks to Rocking's editors' team for including us on this year's list!


Samsara Blues ExperimentChris Peters (Samsara Blues Experiment)

Thank you so much! We hope to meet our Greek fans as soon as possible again. Coming to Greece has always been very special. The reception there is one of the best on the planet. We’re always amazed by your passion for our music. No kidding. THANK YOU!!! EPHARISTO POLY

Heaven's BasementHeaven's Basement and everyone in Greece, to be in the top five albums of this year with "Filthy Empire" is a massive deal because - one - we have never been to Greece and also because there have been a number of pretty good albums this year! Thank you! You have great taste Greece!

Alter BridgeBrian Marshall (Alter Bridge)

We continue to be amazed by the tremendous support Fortress has received from our fans in Greece. It’s an honor and a privilege to bring our music to your country and this list proves that our Grecian fan base is growing strong. YOU truly know how to Rock!

Mariusz Duda (Riverside)Mariusz Duda (Riverside)

I'm so proud that we did this album. I think this is a new beginning for us. And I'm not talking about the beginning of singing songs only, which is not true (laugh), but the thing that we finally started to sound like a mature band since this one. We are so happy that this album appealed to many people. Thank you to all of the readers of for your votes and support.

Neil Fallon (Clutch)Neil Fallon (Clutch)

We are stoked to learn that Earth Rocker is #2 on the best of 2013 list!  Our show in Athens this summer was the biggest and best show of 2013.  The crowd was absolutely bonkers and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2014!

Steven WilsonSteven Wilson

I want to offer my gratitude to the editors of for selecting The Raven that Refused to Sing as their best album of 2013, which is indeed a great honour.  I’m only sorry we didn’t get the opportunity to bring the Raven live show to Greece, but I sincerely hope to put that right with the next album and tour (which we are already working on).  All the best for 2014!