Posts Tagged ‘symphonic metal’

Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Delain: Calgary AB Mar 5, 2016

March 19th, 2016

Nightwish
w/ Sonata Arctica & Delain

March 5, 2016

Review by JP Wood
Photos by Monika Deviat

Nightwish © Monika Deviat

Nightwish © Monika Deviat

I have not seen the 2500+ capacity MacEwan Hall sold out for a Metal show in a long, long time. Not even for bands that also pull in the more mainstream crowds like Blind Guardian and Gwar. But Nightwish did it!  At their second concert in Calgary in over 20 years, the place was packed for an extra-ordinary bill of Euro-Metal. Delain and Sonata Arctica have also been through Calgary before and the crowds were out in force to see the triple stacked show. I’m not surprised Nightwish is riding a career high with a triumphant North American tour with their new signer as they just recently won the award for Best Metal album in their homeland of Finland.

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Nightwish @ Wembley Arena, London

January 4th, 2016

Nightwish + Arch Enemy + Amorphis

@ Wembley Arena

19th December 2015

Review by Jacob Ovington

Photography by Graham Hilling

Nightwish

Nightwish

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Leaves’ Eyes – Interview With Liv Kristine @ Islington Academy

November 27th, 2015

Leaves’ Eyes

Interview with Liv Kristine

10th November 2015

Interview by Jacob Ovington

Leaves’ Eyes have become well known for their epic, Norse themed take on symphonic metal. Prior to their London show, we had the chance for an impromptu interview with Liv Kristine, one of metal’s most influential women. We talked about conquering the UK and Harald Fairhair’s link with the British Isles, balancing musicianship with family life, the golden era of gothic metal and her upcoming solo tour with special guest and former bandmate, Raymond Rohonyi of Theatre of Tragedy.

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Diabulus In Musica – Interview With Zuberoa Aznárez

November 26th, 2015

Diabulus In Musica

Interview With Zuberoa Aznárez

10th November 2015

Interview by Jacob Ovington

Photography by Graham Hilling

Diabulus In Musica

Diabulus In Musica

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Ethereal (Iyaan and Naut) @ Bloodstock, Catton Park

August 12th, 2015

Iyaan and Naut of Ethereal

Bloodstock Open Air, Catton Park

9th August 2015

Interview by Jarod Lawley

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After thrilling a large crowd at the Sophie Lancaster stage on Saturday, we spoke to vocalist Naut and band founder Iyaan from the “Beasts of UK darkness”, Ethereal at Bloodstock Open Air.
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Interview with Xandria in London

June 2nd, 2014

Xandria

Xandria

Xandria

9th May 2014

Interview by Victoria Fenbane
Photography by Ashlinn Nash

Metal Rules caught up with Dianne van Giersbergen and other members of symphonic metal act Xandria while they were in the UK for two gigs as part of their Sacrificium tour.  Dianne reveals how she joined the band, describes her research into the fusion of metal and classical music and the band later joined to explain the direction the band is taking and how this influenced the structure of the new album. Read the rest of this entry »

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