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Interviews
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 (3)

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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 (5)

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Rolo Tomassi

I remember coming across the artwork for Rolo Tomassi's latest album, "Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It" and thinking how odd the title is. If you know the album, you probably can imagine my surprise first hearing "Aftermath" turn into "Rituals". Needless to say, it became one of my favorite albums of last year, so when I heard that Rolo Tomassi were coming all the way to my city, I just had to find out more about it. So I went to the venue straight after work and got to sit around a bit with James Spence to talk about their creative process, touring and emotional release from music.

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Posted: 26.07.2019 by RaduP | Comments (3)

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Frontierer

It's usually weird going to a festival where you only care about one or two bands, but this was the case when I decided to sacrifice my sleep by staying in a tent for two nights in a row just to see Frontierer (and Ministry). Frontierer and Sectioned have been some of my favorite discoveries of last year regarding mathcore, so obviously I jumped at the opportunity of talking with the mastermind behind both projects. So in between drunk punks, a techno stage and a metal one, we tried to find a quiet enough spot for the interview.

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Posted: 20.07.2019 by RaduP | Comments (1)