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Nookie

Daria Stavrovich, a.k.a. Nookie, lead vocalist of Russian metal sensation The SLoT, recently released her third solo album, Исключения / Exceptions. After reviewing the album, I had a few questions for her.

ScreamingSteelUS: Hello, and thank you very much for taking the time to do this interview with Metal Storm.

Your new album is entitled "Exceptions." Could you explain the concept behind that name and the attitude of the album?

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Posted: 12.09.2018 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (1)

Interviews
16

More often than not, interviews are events that are carefully planned, scheduled and timed. Last night though, I was attending a Primitive Man gig in which the opening bands were VVVLV and 16, the former a local band and the later an US band that I later found out are surprisingly early originators, releasing their debut album in 1993. I was so impressed by their performance that, during the headliner's set, I approached one of the band members and asked him for an interview, after having written the few questions I could come up with in 15 minutes. I was pointed to Bobby, founder and guitarist of the band, as the person most suitable for it, so after the show we went outside for a small chat.

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Posted: 09.09.2018 by RaduP | Comments (5)

Interviews
Ordinul Negru

Having been active in several bands from Timișoara, Romania since 1996, Fulmineos has a lot of music under his belt and also ran the Banatian Darkness label. Lately, only a few are still active, namely Argus Megere, Kultika, Dara and the one who released an album at the latest, Ordinul Negru. I've known Fulmineos for a few years now given that I go to college in Timișoara and we've often seen each other at concerts. We tried to synchronize the interview with the release of the album, but our schedules were quite tight and after the band's first performance after the release already having happened, we finally managed to go for a beer somewhere out in the town.

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Posted: 22.08.2018 by RaduP | Comments (5)

Interviews
Omnium Gatherum

Omnium Gatherum will soon release their eight album, The Burning Cold. Founding member, main songwriter and guitarist, Markus Vanhala, agreed to answer some questions over Skype, and was also kind enough to get over all the technical issues like having to re-record a few question because the program I used only recorded 10 minutes at a time, so he just joked that it was just a rehearsal.

Clarification: OG means Omnium Gatherum not Original Gangsta.

Radu Patroiu: You will soon release a new album. In a previous interview, Jukka said that after the more epic Beyond, you were looking for something more in-your-face with Grey Heavens. Is there another similar change of overview regarding The Burning Cold? What does it bring new to the table?

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Posted: 11.08.2018 by RaduP | Comments (22)

Interviews
Chthonic

Later this year, Chthonic will be releasing Battlefields Of Asura, their follow-up to 2013's Bú-Tik and their first album since frontman Freddy Lim's election to Taiwan's Legislative Yuan (roughly equivalent to Parliament) in 2016. I'd always be excited to talk to (or about) Chthonic, but Freddy's new job also makes him the first foreign dignitary I've ever interviewed. Perhaps this is the start of a new chapter in my life. Probably not. Anyway, here's the skinny:

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Posted: 09.08.2018 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (10)