Posts Tagged ‘symphonic metal’

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Eluveitie + Amaranthe + The Charm The Fury @ Islington Assembly Hall, London

November 13th, 2017

Eluveitie + Amaranthe + The Charm The Fury

@ Islington Assembly Hall, London

November 3, 2017

Review by Torbjørn ‘Toby’ Jørstad

Photography by Graham Hilling

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Delain + Serenity + Cellar Darling @ Koko, London

November 6th, 2017

Delain + Serenity + Cellar Darling

@ Koko, London

November 1, 2017

Review by Torbjørn ‘Toby’ Jørstad

Photography by Graham Hilling

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Delain – Interview with Martijn Westerholt

November 6th, 2017

Delain

Interview with Martijn Westerholt

November 1, 2017 – Koko, London

Interview by Torbjørn ‘Toby’ Jørstad

Photography by Graham Hilling

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Serenity – Interview with Georg Neuhauser

November 5th, 2017

Serenity

Interview with Georg Neuhauser

November 1, 2017 – Koko, London

Interview by Torbjørn ‘Toby’ Jørstad

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Epica – Interview with Mark Jansen

February 8th, 2017

Epica

Interview with Mark Jansen

February 3, 2017 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Interview by Torbjørn ‘Toby’ Jørstad

Photography by Graham Hilling

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Epica + Powerwolf + Beyond The Black @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

February 6th, 2017

Epica + Powerwolf + Beyond The Black

@ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

February 3, 2017

Review by Torbjørn ‘Toby’ Jørstad

Photography by Graham Hilling

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Dark Sarah – singer and leader Heidi Parviainen

January 28th, 2017

Singer and leader Heidi Parviainen – Dark Sarah

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.

Heidi Parviainen (ex-Amberian Dawn) and Dark Sarah are back to attack with the brand new album THE PUZZLE. The album is jammed with some excellent cinematic/symphonic metal and is the continuation where the last album BEHIND THE BLACK VEIL left off. The album contains vocals from some new acquaintances as well as from Manuela Kraller who participated on the debut album BEHIND THE BLACK VEIL. What Heidi has been up to since the last time we spoke, the pledge campaign, the cover art by Jan Yrlund, and if it was hard to write the follow up and the future of the band were the things we talked about. We also talked about why Finland doesn’t like female metal….read more about what Heidi has to say down below.

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Fleshgod Apocalypse – Interview with Tommaso Riccardi

January 21st, 2017

Fleshgod Apocalypse

Interview with Tommaso Riccardi

January 19, 2017 – The Underworld, London

Interview by Torbjørn ‘Toby’ Jørstad

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Delain + Evergrey + Kobra and the Lotus @ Koko, London

December 3rd, 2016

Delain + Evergrey + Kobra and the Lotus

@ Koko, London

13th November 2016

Review by Oliver M.

Photography by Graham Hilling

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Sirenia – Interview with Morten Veland

November 30th, 2016

Sirenia

Interview with Morten Veland

November 27, 2016 – O2 Academy Islington, London

Interview by Torbjørn ‘Toby’ Jørstad

Photography by Graham Hilling

Sirenia

Sirenia

 

Morten Veland, mastermind behind the Norwegian symphonic metal act Sirenia was kind enough to talk to Metal-Rules before going on stage for their final show of this years European tour in London. Morten talked about their highly anticipated new album, Dim Days of Dolor, changes in the lineup, and the glamorous touring life. Read it all below! Read the rest of this entry »

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Midnight Eternal – singer Raine Hilai

July 21st, 2016

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Singer Raine Hilai – Midnight Eternal

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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Midnight Eternal is the name of a new band from New York and is the brainchild of Operatika members Richard Fischer and Boris Zaks. The band’s self-titled debut album was unleashed in April and ought to appeal to fans of symphonic metal. Singer Raine Hilai and I hooked up and we had a talk about the album, which has taken the band 2 years to finish, the fact the band has become high profiled in the NY area with only their demo and their support shows to Doro, The Agonist and Quiet Riot amongst others. The album was mixed by the famous Tommy Hansen with art work by Jan Yrlund and is jammed with epic songs perfect for fans of Delain, Nightwish and Kamelot.

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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

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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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