“We didn’t want to disappear right after our first release” – interview with Adrian Thessenvitz of Ad Infinitum about ‘Chapter I Revisited’

Ad Infinitum conjured a new spell, transforming their debut album, Chapter I: Monarchy into an enchanting acoustic reimagination. The quartet brought to life back in 2018 rapidly made its way straight into the hearts of the symphonic metal community and even beyond! Chapter I Revisited is a really special version of their first full-length, looks back on this successful path, and opens the gates for everything which is about to come. These ten acoustic songs carrying the listener on gentle wings into a dream-world of soothing acoustic soundscapes – we had the pleasured opportunity to talk about it with the guitarist, Adrian.

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“At some point, you want the real thing” – exclusive interview with Clémentine Delauney about ‘A Symphonic Journey To Remember’

It’s not an easy year, but despite this Visions Of Atlantis continue their everlasting symphonic journey! The band released their first-ever live DVD & Blu-ray, “A Symphonic Journey To Remember”, which was recorded live at the last year’s Bang Your Head!!! Open Air Festival with the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague. Before the DVD’s official release (October 30th, 2020) we had the opportunity to talk with Clémentine Delauney – she shared some behind the scenes secrets and also talked about the fate of her other project, Exit Eden.

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“I was finally ready to do it” – exclusive interview with Samer Elnahhal (Ex-Lordi)

Samer Elnahhal delivers his new funky industrial space metal melodies in his brand new album “Supernova Kill Road”. After departing from Lordi in 2019, where he played bass as “OX” for almost 14 years, he has been recording his album of funky industrial space metal, while he is also busy tapping that bass for Down South Junkies. We had an opportunity to do an exclusive interview with Samer – scroll down, to get to know him!

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“I really took a listen to all that stuff and saw the potential” – exclusive interview with Tony Campos of Static-X

The story of Static-X has begun back in 1994, when Wayne Static, Ken Jay, and Tony Campos got together (however the full story is more complex). When Wayne Static had died in 2014 it seemed that this is the end for Static-X. But everything changed when Tony Campos’ producer friend called and told him about the long-lost demos. After the launch of Project Regeneration Vol. 1 we had an opportunity to do an exclusive interview with the band’s original bassist, Tony Campos.

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“I don’t go looking for inspiration” – exclusive interview with Marko Hietala

Marko Hietala. Writing the perfect lead – this is definitely the most challenging part of this article. Marko Hietala is the Gandalf of Metal, a living legend, and he has a special place in many metalheads’ heart. He joined Nightwish back in 2001, and Century Child was his very first album with the Finnish band. Last year he released his first solo album, Mustan sydämen rovio, the English version, Pyre of the Black Heart came out this January under the flag of Nuclear Blast. Prior to his show in Budapest, we had the opportunity to do an exclusive interview with him.

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“It’s super important to stay positive” – exclusive interview with Jennifer Haben about Beyond the Black’s new album, Hørizøns

Beyond the Black’s modern blend of melodic rock and metal emerges from the cocoon and reaches the next level with the brand new album, Hørizøns, which was released via Napalm Records on June 19th. Led by vocalist Jennifer Haben, the band unbolts their unequaled, differentiated spectra of melodic rock spiced with sonorous melodious metal soundscapes in 13 manifold songs. Hørizøns‘ atmospherically dark harshness creates the stylistic bow over the distinctive melodic rock meets pop sound in symbiosis with fragile yet strong fragments. The charismatic outfit persuades with rousing, emotional clout, and strong, confident message off self-assertion!

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“We didn’t guide the music, but the music guided us” – exclusive interview with Fabienne Erni about Illumishade’s debut album, Eclyptic: Wake of Shadows

When I first heard of Illumishade… It was love at first listen without even realizing that this band has been created by  Fabienne Erni & Jonas Wolf (Eluveitie). And what exactly is Illumishade? Well, I don’t have a proper answer, but it’s something magical and mysterious. But we were given an opportunity to gain inside into the enigmatic world of Illumishade.

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“I’ve been through that extreme period in my life” – exclusive interview with Joakim Brodén of Sabaton

Sabaton has worked its way up to the top in the past few years. The Swedish heavy metal band was formed back in 1999 and during those long years, they faced many difficulties and line-up changes. 2012 was probably the toughest year for the band, that was the year when two-thirds of Sabaton’s lineup left the band, and that time even Joakim himself confirmed the rumors, that the band would be going separate ways. Luckily this option didn’t become a real-life scenario, and the band is now more successful than ever! We had a pleasure to do an exclusive interview with the frontman of Sabaton, Joakim Brodén prior to their show in Budapest.

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“It’s a contradiction” – exclusive interview with Charlotte Wessels & Martijn Westerholt about Delain’s upcoming album, Apocalypse & Chill

The dance on the edge of the abyss and its soundtrack: Dutch chart-topping metal outfit Delain have spent the last several years increasingly taking the world by storm, one album at a time. Now, with five successful releases already under their belts, the heavy crossover icons reach new heights with their latest multi-faceted dystopian masterpiece, Apocalypse & Chill. On Apocalypse & Chill, Delain leaves all stereotypes and preconceived notions in the dust – exploring themes of impending doom and human indifference – making this their boldest, most daring and undeniable offering yet. On a cold and foggy Friday evening, we had the opportunity to do an exclusive interview with Charlotte Wessels and Martijn Westerholt about their upcoming album.

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