Posts Tagged ‘Power metal’

PEAVY WAGNER – Refuge and Rage

June 28th, 2015

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Peavy Wagner

INTERVIEW BY MARKO SYRJALA

Peavy Wagner is a German heavy metal musician who is best known as the lead singer and bassist of the band Rage which he founded in 1984. The band is an important part of the German metal / power metal scene along with names such as Helloween, Running Wild and Blind Guardian. Rage enjoyed great success in the years 1988-1993 when the band released their best-known albums: SECRETS IN WEIRD WORLD, TRAPPED! and THE MISSING LINK. The line-up of this classic era Rage consisted of Peavy, guitarist Manni Schmidt, and drummer Chris Efthimiadis. Schmidt left the Rage in 1994, and Efthimiadis left in 1999, but that did not stop the band from continuing. The guitarist Victor Smolski joined the band in 1999 and drummer Andre Hilgers replaced Mike Terrana in 2007. This lineup released four studio albums until Smolski and Hilgers left the band in February 2015. Around the same time, Peavy contacted Schmidt and Efthimiadis and they decided to start playing together once again under the name of Refuge. Wagner also announced that despite the dissolution of Rage in February, the band would continue with new members that will be announced in late June. Sounds more than a bit complicated, does not it? I met Peavy at the Sweden Rock Festival in early June, and we discussed Refuge, the recent line-up changes in Rage and the future of the two bands.

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Within Silence – guitarist and founder Richard Germanus

June 27th, 2015

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Within Silence: Guitarist and founder Richard Germanus

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Emil Westerdahl at Ulterium Records for setting up the interview and for the promo pictures of the band. Additional promotional photos taken by: YD Photography, Shorty Profo.sk, 3Media Prodction

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Within Silence is a new power metal band from Slovakia led by guitarist and founder Richard Germanus. I had the pleasure to have a chat with Richard and I thought it was suitable to dig into the past of the band and also talk about their debut album GALLERY OF LIFE. That album was just released in Europe and the USA in May of this year. If you’re into bands like Sonata Arctica, Stratovarious, Hammerfall and Gamma Ray, then I’m pretty sure you’re going to like what you hear when you push play on GALLERY OF LIFE.

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Axenstar – singer/bass player Magnus Wilterwild

March 25th, 2015

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 Axenstar: Singer/bass player Magnus Wilterwild

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.

Axenstar 2014

Axenstar is a power/metal act from Sweden that is back with their 6yh album WHERE DREAMS ARE FORGOTTEN. It follows up the album AFTERMATH which was released in 2011. I had the pleasure to talk to singer/bass player Magnus Wilterwild to see what he had to say about the new album, working with legend producer Pelle Saether, and the past, present and future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Alestorm interview @Sub 89 Reading 23/10/14

November 13th, 2014

Alestorm Interview with Dani Evans

Interview by Ashlinn Nash
Photos by Graham Hilling

23rd October 2014

@ Sub 89, Reading

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Saying that Alestorm have been a busy band is an understatement, with a new album just out and the Scottish pirate crew are ready to release the Kraken that is their new album “Sunset on the Golden age”.We caught up with Dani Evans, who lends his guitar talents to Alestorm, for a quick chat about the new album, the current tour and plans for the future.
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DragonForce and Neonfly @ The Hub, Plymouth

October 28th, 2014

Dragonforce and Neonfly

@ The Hub, Plymouth

2nd October 2014

Review by Victoria Fenbane

Gig Photography by Jo Moolenschot

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There is a current trend of high profile artists touring small venues in the UK, giving fans the opportunity to get up close in their home regions. In the past Plymouth was very rarely visited by big names. With it being my home city this is something I know all too well and is actually a reason I left for bigger cities. However the music industry has changed and this has led to a change in the way bands tour. Plymouth has recently lost a music venue due to redevelopment, but luckily the city has another great venue to take on the booked shows.

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Edguy with support act Freedom Call on Space Police World Tour 2014 – European leg 1 at Kulturbolaget Malmo, Sweden

October 25th, 2014

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Edguy – headline act
Space Police World Tour 2014 – European leg 1
Freedom Call – support act

Kulturbolaget, Malmo, Sweden
21/9 – 2014

Review and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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Hammerfall – Swedish Outbreak Tour 2012, Kulturbolaget Malmoe

April 5th, 2012

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Hammerfall

Swedish Outbreak Tour 2012

Imminence – support act

Kulturbolaget

Malmoe

Sweden

11/3 – 2012

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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Garagedays – master mind / singer,guitarist Marco Kern

January 21st, 2012

 

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Marco Kern master mind / singer, guitarist – Garagedays

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Tom Hack at Massacre Records for setting up the interview.

Thanks to Massacre Records for providing the promo pics.

 

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Garagedays is the name of the Austrian band that recently released their brilliant debut album DARK AND COLD to the metal masses. I hooked up with band leader and master mind Marco Kern in order to set the record straight regarding the bands past present and future as well as DARK AND COLD as the recording process that took them to Sweden. Garagedays has also been out as support act to the band Master and the music of Garagedays ought to appeal to fans of heavy metal. 

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Wizard – bandleader/drummer Soren “Snoppi” Van Heek

January 11th, 2012

 

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Bandleader/drummer Soren “Snoppi” Van Heek

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Tom Hack at Massacre Records for setting up the interview.

Thanks to Massacre Records for providing the promo pics.

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If you’re into power/heavy metal music then you should check out the brand new Wizard album  ….OF WARIWULFS AND BLUOTVARWES from the German act Wizard. The band have been active for 22 years so I thought it was time to get a hold of bandleader Soren “Snoppi” Van Heek and to have a long talk about the band, its history, the new album, and of course the future.

 

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Edguy with support on Age Of The Joker European Tour 2011 at Kulturbolaget Malmoe, Sweden

November 23rd, 2011

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Age Of The Joker European Tour

Kottak – Special Guest

Fullforce – Support Act

Kulturbolaget, Malmoe, Sweden

September 23, 2011

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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Edguy launched their European tour at Kulturbolaget in Malmoe Sweden. I was there and saw the world premier of the new tour and it was amazing. Along with Edguy were special guests Kottak and the support act Fullforce. Read below and see what happened during the show.


 

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Fireforce – Guitar player Erwin Suetens

October 28th, 2011

 

Guitar player Erwin Suetens – Fireforce

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Tom Hack at Massacre Records for making the interview possible.

Thanks to Masacere Records for the promo pictuers on the band

 

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Fireforce is a an act from Belgium that recently launched their debut album MARCH ON to the world. I met up with Erwin Suetens, one of the guitar players, to have a chat about the band and the new album. The bands music can be categorized as power metal and MARCH ON is jammed with every element a great power metal album needs. Read the interview if you you’re curious on how the Belgian metal-scene is doing.

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Thunderstone – Nino Laurenne

August 19th, 2007

Interview and live pics by Arto Lehtinen

Thunderstone have carved its mark on the Finnish metal map with strong albums and tight gigs. The band’s latest effort EVOLUTION 4.0 is strong evidence of the band’s ability to create melodic but tightly played metal. The five piece spent the whole spring in the limelight as they were semifinalists in the Eurovision song contents here in Finland. So, it was about time to get a hold of the band’s mastermind Nino Laurenne to discuss the latest album and of course other interesting topics such as working with the Finnish idol winner, a new guitar album project and recalling the time when he used to play in Antidote and toured with Accuser and HeadHunter all around in Europe.

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Nocturnal Rites bass player Nils Eriksson

November 8th, 2005

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Nils Eriksson is the bass player in the Swedish act Nocturnal Rites, a band that celebrates a decade as a band. Their new album is now out in the stores, it’s called GRAND ILLUSION. I got in touch with Nils for the  second time around in order to talk about the new album and the fact that the band have been in the business for a stunning 10 years.

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Jenny Walroth at Century Media Sweden for help with the interview

Thanks to Century Media for Promo pictures of the band

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