“When I start writing the lyrics I always try to find a subject that fits well together with the atmosphere” – exclusive interview with Morten Veland

I’m a huge Sirenia fan for years now! If you already follow our blog for a while, you could notice that how many Sirenia interviews we did during the years, and we also took every chance to see them live when they were in town. That’s why I was so excited when I got an e-mail from Morten Veland himself in which he informed me about the next releases of his solo project, Mortemia. Of course, we took a chance and did an interview with him about his plans.

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“It was clear that the album would not be something religious, or about the church, or all these crappy stuff – it should be about the character of Judas” – exclusive interview with Niklas Kahl about the new Lord Of The Lost album, “Judas”

It’s the 25th of June, Friday – one week left the official release of “Judas”, which is the 7th Lord Of The Lost album. After the first listening, it became pretty clear that “Judas” is a polished masterpiece. “I’m super nervous” – said the drummer, Niklas Kahl at the beginning of our interview. Well, it’s clear, that there’s nothing to worry about: the new, double album is just outstanding and a barrier breaker. 

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“A song should convey an atmosphere, and if possible a historic aura” – interview with Gerhard Storesund of Einherjer

With “North Star”, Viking Metal pioneers Einherjer released their eighth studio album on February 26, 2021, proving their status as the pioneers of blending Nordic Black Metal and Folk Metal genres once again. The album marks the band’s return to Napalm Records after 25 years and their release of the legendary “Dragons Of The North” album (1996). The Norwegian metal outfit remains musically true to themselves and reinforces their exceptional position.

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“I took jobs in kindergartens for a few years before I decided to pursue a career in film music” – exclusive interview with Roy Westad, alias “ILLT”

Get ready for some raw and mind-blowing extreme metal illustrating the ugliness of this world in the masterpiece “Urhat” (due 2021), made by the talented Roy Westad. ILLT is the alter ego of Norwegian composer and guitarist Roy Westad. It’s an uncompromising sandbox and a culmination of decades of passion and love for extreme metal as an art form. His debut album “Urhat” features session musicians from Megadeth, Soilwork, Chrome Division, and Nile. The album was mixed by Kurt Ballou @ Godcity and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Alan Douches.

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“I got into music literally by accident” – Exclusive interview with Shakey Sue of The Hellfreaks

Their return to this world began in February 2009 when Shakey Sue and her guitarist decided to amp up the sophistication of the music they were playing as members of an established surf-psycho band. Sue abandoned her drumsticks and the guitarist grabbed his Gretsch and after teaming up with two other friends who were rocking the punk world The Hellfreaks were born. Rather than trying to hide their horns any longer, they combined their musical roots in punk rock, psychobilly, and metal and the result was an original hard-hitting sound. In 2020 the band released their 4th album God On The Run, an unbridled stomp which unapologetically puts all before in the shade. We had a pleasured opportunity to do a full-depth interview with the one and only Shakey Sue!

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“We always try to bring something new and fresh to the table with every Sirenia album” – Exclusive interview with Sirenia

I was really excited when I heard that Sirenia will drop out a new album. It’s not a secret, that I’m a huge fan of the band, and I took every opportunity to see and hear them live. However, it seems that I won’t have this chance anytime soon, but the new album definitely compensates me. Riddles, Ruins & Revelations dropped out exactly one week ago, and prior to its official release, we had a chance to chit-chat with the band about the new album, and Morten even answered some questions sent by our Instagram followers as well. Get ready and dive into the magical world of Sirenia!

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“We steal the fanciest clothes we can find in the clothes-recycling-bin” – interview with Gatto Panceri 666 of Nanowar of Steel

It’s our time to make you smile and Nanowar of Steel is exactly what we all need at the end of this chaotic year! If you haven’t heard about them, here’s a brief summary of the band: they are the kings of masterful heavy metal parodies! On December 4th they released their album Stairway To Valhalla on vinyl for the first time – we had an extremely fun chat with the band’s bassist, Gatto Panceri 666, and not just about the new vinyl. An old joke still deserves a song, so have fun!

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“It’s important to document the sound of your time” – Exclusive interview with Snow Owl

Back in October, an interview request came from the press office of the world’s best bassist, Snow Owl. I was in shock, but of course, I was in it! Juan Garcia-Herreros was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award, he is currently working with Hans Zimmer, and is now off to pastures new. During our 20-minute conversation, we tried to touch upon every topic, yet it wasn’t a forced conversation, which was due to the bassist’s kind and friendly nature.

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“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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