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Interviews
Hamferð

The Omnium Gatherum / Hamferð / Heidra package was indeed the most packed I've seen a venue in my city be for a long while and it was beyond my expectations too. But it was clear from the start that this was a big event and I had to get on it. I had already interviewed Omnium Gatherum fairly recently (my first interview actually) so the obvious choice was Hamferð, a band that a lot of my friends really hyped when I missed their performance in 2016, that I really liked when I did see them in 2017, and whose latest album I really liked. So we scheduled our interview for 6PM.

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Posted: 14.10.2019 by RaduP | Comments (3)

Interviews
Borknagar

I've always been very fond of Borknagar, especially after seeing them in 2016 at Rockstadt Extreme Fest and having "Winter Thrice" among my most listened to songs of that year. I of course jumped at the opportunity of reviewing their upcoming album, and even more I got the opportunity to talk to founding member, Øystein Garnes Brun, so I wanted to know a little bit more about how they've been in the meantime.

True North

Radu: Have you done many interviews today?

Brun: Some. I think it's the fourth, or something like that.

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Posted: 22.09.2019 by RaduP | Comments (4)

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Der Weg Einer Freiheit

This wasn't the first time I saw either Der Weg Einer Freiheit or Downfall Of Gaia, and funnily enough I saw both of them in the same year, 2015, albeit at different festivals. But both bands were so great that I had to see them again, not that I needed much convincing to see an affordable gig in my home city. Having already interviewed Downfall Of Gaia, interviewing Der Weg Einer Freiheit too was a given. I even took some pics at the concert.

RP: We're here with...

NK: Der Weg Einer Freiheit, this is Nikita.

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Posted: 19.09.2019 by RaduP | Comments (9)

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Funereal Presence

Funereal Presence released one of my favorite black metal albums of this year, which in turn lead me to discover Negative Plane as well. I was obviously curious to discover more, a bit intimidated by the usual cloak of kvltiness that such underground bands usually have. I eventually managed to make Bestial Devotion answer some questions for us and give us some music reccs too.

Achatius

RP: All of your albums released under the Funereal Presence name have consisted of exactly four songs. Is there a reason for that?

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Posted: 11.09.2019 by RaduP | Comments (3)

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Sonata Arctica

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the biggest power metal fan and I haven't listened to Sonata Arctica in about four years, but they always held a special place in my heart for being one of my favorite bands at one time, one that I could share with friends who weren't that much into metal. So when the opportunity arose to talk with Tony Kakko, singer and songwriter of the band, I was a bit reluctant due to how long it was since I last gave the band any attention, but I took it nonetheless to satisfy what little is left of the young me, and also to flex on Euro power metal haters.

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Posted: 22.08.2019 by RaduP | Comments (6)

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Wormwood

Wormwood's melodic, atmospheric and folkish black metal has made the band one of Sweden's most exciting recent exports. Following the success of their debut Ghostlands - Wounds From A Bleeding Earth a couple of years ago, they have now unleashed strike two, entitled Nattarvet (review here). The band's guitarist, Tobias Rydsheim, was available for an e-mail interview, so I took the opportunity of asking him some questions about the new album as well as a few other things.

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Posted: 19.08.2019 by nikarg | Comments (8)