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InnerWish – drummer Fragiskos Samoilis

July 1st, 2016

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Drummer Fragiskos Samoilis – InnerWish

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Emil Westerdahl at Ulterium Records for setting up the interview
Thanks to Ulterium Records for the promo pictures of the band.
Thanks to Ulterium Records for the additional promo pictures of the band.

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For some strange reason the music of InnerWish totally past me by, the band have been active for about 20 years and after a really long break the band released the album INNERWISH. The previous album came 6 years ago and I was interested in knowing more about what the band had been up to in between releases, so I got in touch with drummer Fragiskos Samoilis to know more about the status of the band. Members have come and gone, especially singers, and the new album is, like the previous one, mixed in Sweden by the legendary producer Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd. We talked about what the future has in store for the band and if you’re interested in learning more about traditional melodic metal sprinkled with great vocals make sure to read and listen to InnerWish.

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Diviner – band leader/singer Yiannis Papanikolaou

June 10th, 2016

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Band leader/singer Yiannis Papanikolaou- Diviner

Thanks to Emil Westerdahl at Ulterium Records for setting up the interview
Thanks to Ulterium Records for the promo pictures of the band.

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The Greek heavy metal act Diviner released their debut album FALLEN EMPIRES last year and since I thought the album was great I hooked up with one of the band’s leaders, singer Yiannis Papanikolaou, to learn a bit more about them. The band is jammed with experienced and skilled musicians like guitarist Thimios Krikos (Innerwish) and drummer Fragiskos Samoilis (Innerwish). Innerwish is one of the biggest metal acts from Greece and Yiannis was also a member of that band before joining Diviner. Besides Diviner this busy man also leads and fronts the Dio cover act Rock N Roll Children, whom we discussed during our interview. To learn more about Greek heavy metal lean back and enjoy…

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Millennial Reign – band leader/bass player Dave Harvey

May 10th, 2016

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Band leader/bass player Dave Harvey – Millennial Reign

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Emil Westerdahl at Ulterium Records for setting up the interview
Thanks to Ulterium Records for the promo pictures of the band

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U.S. heavy metal act Millennial Reign is the brainchild of bassist Dave Harvey (Aska). The band released its first album CARRY THE FIRE (released by a record label) at the end of 2015. Harvey and I hooked up to talk about the band, the line up changes the band has gone through, as well as the debut album released independently. CARRY THE FIRE ought to appeal to fans of Judas Priest, Queensryche and Iron Maiden. Get a taste of what the band and their music is all about in the interview below.

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Waken Eyes – Band leader / Guitarist Tom Frelek

April 13th, 2016

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Band leader/guitarist Tom Frelek -Waken Eyes

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Emil Westerdahl at Ulterium Records for setting up the interview
Thanks to Ulterium Records for the promo pictures of the band

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EXODUS is the name of the brand new Waken Eyes album. The Canadian band is led by guitarist Tom Frelek, whom I had the pleasure of interviewing. In the following chat we spoke about the new album, the line up of the band, which includes Mike LePond (Symphony X etc.), Henrik Bath (Darkwater) and Marco Minnemann (Joe Satriani). EXODUS is an album that speaks to you if you’re into progressive metal music, however the main focus is not on longer instrumenal solos but on vocals which makes the album a bit different to other progressive metal albums.

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Harmony – Band leader / guitarist Markus Sigfridsson

July 27th, 2015

Interview_harmony_logo_2015Band leader / guitarist Markus Sigfridsson – Harmony

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Emil Westerdahl at Ulterium Records for setting up the interview, and to Ulterium Records for the promo pictures of the band

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At the end of November last year Harmony unleashed their third album THEATRE OF REDEMPTION. The album is jammed with melodic metal and since I really got hooked by what I heard, I thought I should give band leader/guitarist Markus Sigfridsson a call. We hooked up and I had a lot of questions for Sigfridsson; we handled topics like the band’s past albums and why it has taken Harmony so long to follow up CHAPTER II: THE AFTERMATH from 2008. THEATRE OF REDEMPTION was mixed by the legendary Fredrik Nordström so I simply had to ask how it was to work with him. Parts of Harmony are also involved in the band Darkwater and I asked how the members handle being in two acts at once.

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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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Black Fate – Guitarist Gus Drax

February 3rd, 2015

BlackFate_logo_interview_2014Gus Drax – Guitarist for Black Fate

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Emil Westerdahl at Ulterium Records for setting up the interview
and Ulterium Records for the promo pictures of the band

Live photos taken by: Julie Lesage & Frank HSJ.com

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Black Fate is a Greek melodic/power metal act that released their great fourth album at the end of last year. The title of their newest album is BETWEEN VISIONS AND LIES and ought to appeal to every fan of this style of metal. Black Fate’s only remaining original member is drummer Nikos Tsintzilonis and he has kept the band rolling since 2000. After a few absent years, it was time to bring the band back to life with BETWEEN VISIONS AND LIES as their first album since 2009. With new members and a record label, it’s now time for Black Fate to conquer the world. I hooked up with the very young and talented guitar virtuoso Gus Drax in order to hear how they would manage to take over the world with their music. I’m sure this band has a great future ahead of them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Signus Regis – bandleader/bass player Ronnie König

April 16th, 2014

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Bandleader/bass player Ronnie König – Signus Regis

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Emil Westerdahl at Ulterium Records for setting up the interview
Thanks to Ulterium Records for the promo pictures of the band
Thanks to Ulterium Records for the additional live pictures of the band taken by: Daniele Fuligno, Michael Bolli and Nate Summer-Cook

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Signus Regis – the Slovakian heavy metal band unleashed their third album EXODUS last year. The album is a theme album with guests vocalists like Göran Edman, Daisa Munhoz, Michael Vescera and Lance King. Since I thought the album was great I thought I should hook up with bandleader/bass player Ronnie König in order to get to know a little bite more about the band and their history. We handled issues like EXODUS, the matter of guest vocalists, the line-up and labels. Another topic that was handled was also the status of heavy metal/hardrock in Slovakia. Enjoy.

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