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Interviews
The Ocean

After some e-mails and some wondering if they'll reach their target, I managed to schedule an interview with The Ocean during their performance in Timisoara, while they were on tour with Rosetta. Since I had no idea whether the interview will take place or not until the day of the concert, I did what research I could at work and wrote what questions I could and hurried to the venue so that we would have enough time between the time doors opened and when Rosetta's performance started, since they were the ones I hadn't seen before. The Ocean I had previously seen opening for Katatonia just one year beforehand. After finally meeting Paul near the merch stand, he invited me in the tour bus, where Robin was working and it was more quiet. At first Robin had a bit of work to do and didn't join until a bit after the interview started.

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Posted: 18.11.2018 by RaduP | Comments (1)

Interviews
Anneke Van Giersbergen

Soon to celebrate her 25th anniversary as a musician, Anneke Van Giersbergen is soon to release a live album, Symphonized, recorded during two carrer-spanning shows performed in May together with Residentie Orkest The Hague. Since she is such a prolific musician, whose resume besides her solo career includes collaborations with and membership of The Gathering, Ayreon, The Gentle Storm, Vuur and Devin Townsend just to name a few, so we've had plenty to talk about.

Vuur - Cities

Radu: Let's get right into it.

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Posted: 16.10.2018 by RaduP | Comments (5)

Interviews
Dark Tranquillity

Dark Tranquillity - no introduction needed; they have been on the top of the Gothenburg metal food chain for as long as I remember. This past weekend I had the opportunity to talk to the band's iconic frontman Mikael Stanne. We chatted about this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, recording a new album and more.

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Posted: 03.10.2018 by D.T. Metal | Comments (9)

Interviews
Wolfheart

Tuomas Saukkonen shocked the world five years ago when he put all of his bands to rest to start anew with Wolfheart. Now the band is becoming a household name on the metal scene, so we figured last year's interview wasn't enough to get a grasp of this Finnish melodic death metal band. Tuomas was kind enough to answer a few more questions over Skype.

Radu Pătroiu: So, you have a new album coming up in a few days, is there any specific concept behind the music or the title?

Tuomas Saukkonen: The title is a metaphor for inner darkness. Each song on the album is a different interpretation, but I wouldn't call it a theme album still. I don't know why but this time it came a little bit more like war and battle oriented.

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Posted: 22.09.2018 by RaduP | Comments (7)