Interviews
Amaranthe

In person at the restaurant of spa hotel Laine, before the gig at American Beaty Car Show in Haapsalu, Estonia, 19.07.2014.

I get to the spa hotel by getting very, very vague directions from the local band-manager. Surprising even myself, I end up at the right place with barely a wrong turn. Even before I can say hello I had already gotten two comments on my Freak Kitchen t-shirt, showing that the band know their fellow home-town musicians. It takes a bit of time while I grab some water, the band takes a picture with the hotel staff, and so on. We start our interview with Olof and Jake, as Elize gets her dessert which in its apparent goodness keeps her occupied and listening for the first part of the interview. A short while later Henrik joins us, mostly listening.

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Posted: 27.07.2014 by Ivor | Comments (3)

Interviews
4th Dimension

We had the chance to have a nice long chat with 4th Dimension's vocalist Andrea Bicego, whose band just released their sophomore effort, Dispelling The Veil Of Illusions. Below you can watch the video for the first single off the album, "Kingdom Of Thyne Illusions", while here you can read what our reviewer had to say about this release.

Luigi: Well, how would you describe Dispelling The Veil Of Illusions to a new listener? What did you try to create?

Andrea: After the release of our debut album (ed. The White Path To Rebirth) and after the first tour, we took some time for ourselves to metabolize everything. The experience we just had (ed. tour with Sonata Arctica and Labyrinth) helped us understand what we were missing in our older tracks, so we tried to correct our mistakes. In particular, we chose to simplify the tracks, to compose songs that could be well executed live, avoiding hugely structured songs that don't work in those kinds of performances.

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Posted: 22.07.2014 by R Lewis | Comments (1)

Interviews
Wretched

Wretched, who are currently on tour with Havok and just released their fourth studio album, played an awesome show in Colorado Spring, CO at The Black Sheep.

We had the opportunity to chat with some of the guys about the new album Cannibal, being on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival tour this summer and about tons of other stuff; tune in and make sure you catch them live.

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Posted: 20.06.2014 by D.T. Metal | Comments (0)

Interviews
F.O.B.

Corbow: bass and vocals
Manafob: manager

- The traditional first question, could you introduce your band to our readers?

Corbow: Well, I think that the best thing is to go to our homepage www.fob.cz and read about us in the history section. Anyway we are death metal band from Czech Republic. J

- Tell us a bit about your first "real" full-length album "Follow the Instructions", what are the general topics for example?

Corbow: This was our first CD which was released under a label. I think it's more technical then the previous stuff and we also push the sound borders to professional sound.

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Posted: 12.06.2014 by Destroyer_666 | Comments (0)

Interviews
Sabaton

The Swedish power metal band Sabaton finished their very successful tour through North America a couple weeks back. While in Denver, CO we had the pleasure of sitting down with bassist Pär Sundström to talk about the band's new album and new members among other things.

Pär was on a roll that day; hence the rather long interview time. We had a blast and he was very candid about a lot of things. Do listen to the interview in it's entire - some interesting stuff there.

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Posted: 10.06.2014 by D.T. Metal | Comments (1)