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Bloodstock Open Air 2014

August 29th, 2014

Bloodstock Open Air 2014

@ Catton Hall Derbyshire

7th- 10th August 2014

Review by Ashlinn Nash

Photography by Michelle Murphy 

Bloodstock 2014

Bloodstock 2014

Bloodstock has become something of a staple holiday for many metal heads, with its fine selection of musical delights, the drinking until dawn, great company, dressing up and of course the bin jousting! What more could you want besides all of this?

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Signus Regis – bandleader/bass player Ronnie König

April 16th, 2014

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Bandleader/bass player Ronnie König – Signus Regis

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Emil Westerdahl at Ulterium Records for setting up the interview
Thanks to Ulterium Records for the promo pictures of the band
Thanks to Ulterium Records for the additional live pictures of the band taken by: Daniele Fuligno, Michael Bolli and Nate Summer-Cook

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Signus Regis – the Slovakian heavy metal band unleashed their third album EXODUS last year. The album is a theme album with guests vocalists like Göran Edman, Daisa Munhoz, Michael Vescera and Lance King. Since I thought the album was great I thought I should hook up with bandleader/bass player Ronnie König in order to get to know a little bite more about the band and their history. We handled issues like EXODUS, the matter of guest vocalists, the line-up and labels. Another topic that was handled was also the status of heavy metal/hardrock in Slovakia. Enjoy.

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Conan – Interview With Jon Davis

April 9th, 2014

 Conan Interview

with Jon Davis at Sanctuary, Basingstoke

22nd March 2014

Interview by Ashlinn Nash

Conan; a three piece from the North West of England, they are a pioneering member of the growing in popularity doom scene of the UK. With their infectious dark tones, blistering beats, harsh vocals and thundering bass lines; that are rich in reverb heavy feedback that could melt iron from a statue.

The band have been consistently touring, writing and recording albums, with hard work and determination, it’s no wonder they are sought after. As part of their UK tour with Bast, we caught up front man for a chat Jon Davis in the bands van, parked outside for tonight’s gig in Basingstoke’s intimate venue; Sanctuary.

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Conan

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Conan @ Sanctuary Basingstoke

April 2nd, 2014

Conan and Guests

@ Sanctuary, Basingstoke

22 March 2014

Review and Photos by Ashlinn Nash

Today’s gig had been moved from Mousetrap [just down the road from Sanctuary] as well as a venue change, another gig has been added too – an upstairs hardcore/metal-core combination so by the end of the day – the small building was packed.

Conan

Conan

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Mario Pastore – Band leader/singer Mario Pastore

August 30th, 2013

Pastore – bandleader/singer Mario Pastore

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Emil Westerdahl at Inner Wound Recordings for setting up the interview
Thanks to Inner Wound Recordings for the promo pictures of the band

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The Brazilian heavy metal act Pastore, led by singer Mario Pastore (Soulspell), released their second album last year called THE END OF OUR FLAMES. The music ought to appeal to fans of Judas Priest, Iced Earth and Iron Maiden and since I’m a fan of those acts I decided to hook up with Pastore in order to talk about the new album (which is brilliant) the bands past present and future. Since this interview was made, Pastore has changed the line-up totally!  Read about what Mario Pastore had to say below. Read the rest of this entry »

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My Black Light – singer Monica Primo

December 7th, 2012

 

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Singer Monica Primo – My Black Light

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Massacre Records for the promo pictures of the band

 

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My Black Light is a new Italian goth metal act that late last year released their brilliant debut album HUMAN MAZE and because of the great album I felt it was time to hook up with singer Monica Primo in order to get to know the band better. The music of My Black Light isn’t the ordinary Goth music instead they have featured some really interesting progressive influences so if this sounds like something you may like then check out the interview.

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ARTHEMIS Interview – Guitarist Andrea Martongelli

November 20th, 2012

Arthemis Interview

 with Andrea Martongelli (Guitars/Backing Vocals)

Interview by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

www.arthemismusic.com

 

Metal is an art form – fair enough one that is responsible for more sore necks than anything by Van Gogh or Picasso (well maybe not Picasso – funny angles and what not) but art none the less. And like art there’s a lot of different schools of thought. One set of artists wielding their brushes in the power-thrash scene is Italy’s Arthemis. Guitarist and backing vocalist Andrea Martongelli takes a break from the canvas and talks about the band’s latest body of works We Fight, and recent live antics. Oh and we discover pigs can’t sweat…

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Nightqueen – guitarist and bandleader Rex Zeco

October 29th, 2012

 

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Guitarist/bandleader Rex Zeco – Nightqueen

 

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Massacre Records for promotional pictures.  

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FOR QUEEN AND METAL is the debut album from the goth/fantasy act Nightqueen that comes from Belgium. I hooked up with guitarist and bandleader Rex Zeco in order to talk about the brand new album, about the band, the past present and future. If you’re into goth music with female vocals and fantasy influences be sure to check out Nightqueen.

 

 

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KATATONIA Interview with Drummer Daniel Liljekvist

October 27th, 2012

Katatonia Interview

with Drummer Daniel Liljekvist

www.katatonia.com

Interview by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

 

 

As masters of melancholy, Katatonia have been a little bit like a perpetual raincloud on the musical weather map, since they appeared on the scene in 1991. Within these darker thunderclouds though, is a fascinating portrayal of humanity and the sadness that touches us all at times. With each album Katatonia develop and deepen their sound, and latest offering Dead End Kings is no different. Stilling the rain for a moment, drummer Daniel Liljekvist gives us a fleeting insight into Katatonia’s world…

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PROCESS Interview with Guitarist Anders Møller Pedersen

October 13th, 2012

Process Interview

with Guitarist Anders Møller Pedersen

https://www.facebook.com/processdenmark

Interview by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs

 

Any artist worth their salt, pepper, and other condiments knows you can’t rush the creative process. So the fact that Danish metallers Process took some time over the recording of their debut album Through Acknowledgment Only isn’t going to get tongues wagging. What might is the musical cacophony contained within. Laying the groundwork, guitarist Anders Møller Pedersen gives us an insight into this particular Process…

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Coronatus – drummer Mats Kurth

August 28th, 2012

Mats Kurth drummer of Coronatus

 Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Tom Hack for setting up the interview.

Thanks to Massacre Records for providing me with promo pics.

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Mats Kurth, the drummer of the German goth act Coronatus and I hooked up a while ago after I heard their new album TERRA INCOGNITA and became curious about the guys. The band has two female vocalists who sings in English and German which must be considered as a bit unusual so our conversation evolved of course a lot about the new album and the atmospheric music. We also talked about the bands past present and future and scroll down to see how the interview turned out.

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MARK STANWAY (MAGNUM) Interview at Belfast

July 21st, 2012

Mark Stanway (Magnum) Interview

at Belfast

Interview by Mark Dean

http://www.markstanway.com 



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Evil Masquerade Release party for the new PENTAGRAM album 2012 at Raahuset Copenhagen, Denmark

June 15th, 2012

Evil Masquerade

Release party for the new PENTAGRAM album

Raahuset

Copenhagen

Denmark

19/5 – 2012

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

Guest contributor: Ulrika Henriksson

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Nightwish on Imaginerium European Tour 2012 at Falconer Theater Copenhagen, Denmark

April 26th, 2012

 

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Nightwish – headline

Imaginerium European Tour 2012 – first leg

Battle Beast – special guest

Eklipse – support act

Falconer Theater

Copenhagen

Denmark

11/4 – 2012

Live review and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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Iced Earth on Dystopia World Tour 2011-2012, Europe Under Ice at Amager Bio Copenhagen Denmark

January 31st, 2012

 Iced Earth

Dystopia World Tour 2011-2012, Europe Under Ice

Fury UK (support act)

Amager Bio

Copenhagen

Denmark

December 3, 2011

Live review and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

 

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