Posts Tagged ‘Rising Force’

Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist)

September 4th, 2005

Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist)

Interviewed By EvilG

Back in 1998 when I learned that Mark Boals would be returning to Yngwie’s “Rising Force” band for the CD Alchemy, I was very excited. He had after all sang on what is perhaps the best Malmsteen CD, Trilogy! So out came Alchemy and to no surprise – I loved it…the best Yngwie CD to come along since Trilogy. Mark did the Alchemy tour and then began work on his own solo album. Partway through the recording, he was called in to do vocals on the new Yngwie CD, War To End All Wars. A slightly less exciting CD than Alchemy, but nonetheless godly (despite the strange sounding production)!! Right before the new tour was to begin I read a press release about Mark no longer being in the band…WTF?? Very shortly after this I was contacted by Mark with news of his new solo CD Ring of Fire. I quickly jumped on the chance to pick his brain about what happened and to get more information on his solo album. Below is the result of our Q-n-A session.

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STRATOVARIUS – Jens Johansson

August 22nd, 2005


Stratovarius Keyboardist Jens Johansson
Interview By EvilG / Transcription by Duke
Live Pics Metal-Rules.com, Promo Pics from SanctuaryRecords

After a turbulent year, Stratovarius has emerged from the soap opera that was the band with a new self-titled album and a new approach. The music is still easily identifiable as Stratovarius, but the trademark speed is completely absent from the new album as is the presence of most (not all) shredding guitars and most of the blazing keyboard solos that the pair are known for. Despite the changes, and the missing ingredients, the songs are catchy and quite good. I questioned Jens on the new direction, the past year?s events, and among other things touched upon the infamous ?release the fury? Yngwie recording for which he was present as a member of Yngwie?s Rising Force band.


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HammerFall Drummer Anders Johansson

April 28th, 2005

HammerFall
Drummer Anders Johansson

Interviewed by EvilG
Transcribed by Duke

Anders Johansson is not normally the mouthpiece for HammerFall. For that reason alone I was interested in doing this interview. As well, Anders has a long and interesting history in hard rock / heavy metal. I managed to squeeze in a few questions out his early days with Yngwie along with some questions about his solo and fusion projects along with the usual HammerFall stuff. Enjoy….

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