Posts Tagged ‘Persuader’
Tags: Efraim Juntunen, Emil Norberg, Felipe Machado, Guillotine, Heavy melodic metal, Persuader, Savage Circus, Sweden, THE FICTION MAZE, Thomen Stauch, WHEN EDEN BURNS
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The fourth PERSUADER album “The Fiction Maze” will be released in Europe on January 17th and in North America on January 21st through Inner Wound Recordings. Avalon/Marquee will release the album in Japan on December 25th.
”The Fiction Maze” is another step forward for PERSUADER as they constantly continue to develop their sound, song-writing skills and performance. Persuader describes the sound: “A lot of hard work was put into creating the perfect mix of everything we’ve done so far. We’ve expanded on the Persuader sound while keeping true to the core that is the band; heavy riffing, strong melodies, pounding rhythms and soaring vocals.”
Piet is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the brilliant German band Iron Savior. He’s also guitarist in another new band called Savage Circus which features ex-Blind Guardian drummer, Thomen Stauch, along with 2 member’s of Sweden’s thrash/speed/power-metal gods, Persuader. I got to speak to Piet about both of his bands and the plans for each in the coming months.
Dark Empire: Guitarist Matt Moliti
Interview by EvilG & Lord of the Wasteland
Matt Moliti’s Dark Empire offers a mix of power, prog, and thrash elements with a lot of shred and powerful vocals on their debut album DISTANT TIDES. Most of you will not recognize Matt’s name…yet. With the amount of talent he possesses he could very well have a bright future in metal. Matt, who’s been playing guitar since he was 13, attended the Berklee College of Music where his guitar teacher was none other than Joe Stump. The name from Dark Empire that many will recognize is vocalist Jens Carlsson of Persuader and Savage Circus. Rounding out the line-up is bassist Noah Martin (Lilitu) and Teemu Tahkanen (DIG). In the following interview we talk to Matt about how the band works, his guitar playing, and his future plans for Dark Empire.
Pekka Kiviaho, guitarist for Persuader
Interviewed by EvilG in Sept. 2000
If you checked out the CD reviews for August 2000, you’ll know that I was VERY impressed with Persuader. So much so, that I hunted down guitarist Pekka and got the scoop on the band. If there is one new up and coming band from Sweden to keep your eyes on then this is THE band. Fans of heavy power metal will not regret checking this band out!