Interviews
Skyclad

Seeing Skyclad live finally? Sure. Interviewing them? Sure too! But well, it's been a while since I last interviewed artists… And it shows I was a bit rusty, so I'm not really satisfied on how I did that. But everything went really well anyway, as everyone was so nice; this was indeed a cool moment, and time to learn a few juicy bits!

Darkside Momo: My first question will be a simple one… How would you describe Skyclad in a few words for those of our readers that don't know you yet?

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Posted: 14.08.2014 by Darkside Momo | Comments (15)

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 (5)

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)