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Temperance Interview
Written by Robin Stryker   
Monday, 20 April 2015

TEMPERANCE Interview
March 15, 2015 (via Skype)

 


Temperance

 

Sonic Cathedral’s Robin Stryker circled up with Chiara Tricarico (vocals) and Giulio Capone (drums) from the Italian melodic metal band, Temperance, shortly before the release of their second full-length album, Limitless. Dive in for a behind-the-scenes look at the band’s new album, their upcoming British invasion, the passion that fuels their music, and much more!

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Battle Beast + Delain (+ Sabaton)
Written by Ton Dekkers   
Friday, 24 April 2015

Battle Beast + Delain (+ Sabaton)
@ Melkweg Amsterdam (Netherlands)
February 2015

 


Delain

 

Some say a Sunday is not the right time for a big gig. The show in de Melkweg in Amsterdam proved that that is not correct. When arriving for the Heroes on Tour Europe 2015 of Sabaton (Sweden) with special guests Delain (Netherlands) and Battle Beast (Finland) I was happy that I get a quick pass through instead of having to wait in the enormous queue until Leidse Plein (passing the camouflaged tour bus). Doors opened at 6:30PM and there was loud cheering from the first people entering the venue. They still had to wait until 7:30PM for the first activity on stage but that didn’t matter. The sold-out house made up for a big party.

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Mercy Isle Interview
Written by Doctor T.   
Friday, 27 March 2015

Mercy Isle Interview
Conducted live and via Skype at the Club Tavern
Middleton, Wisconsin
March  2015


Mercy Isle

 

Mercy Isle is a new music project in it’s infancy from here in the state of Wisconsin and elsewhere. It had an interesting birthplace, one I think most of you will be familiar with. And, it is composed of some of my personal favorite musicians, in this country and elsewhere. A lot of other serious musicians are familiar with them too and have long appreciated their talent. I’ve been screaming both in person and in print for this project for a number of years as have others so no one is more excited about its potential than I am.

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Pamela Moore - Live at the Metal Grill
Written by Doctor T.   
Monday, 23 March 2015

Pamela Moore - Live at the Metal Grill
Cudahy, Wisconsin, March 5, 2015


PamelaMoore

 

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MFVF XII – Day 3
Written by Ton Dekkers   
Friday, 06 February 2015

MFVF XII – Day 3
@ Oktoberhallen
Wieze (Belgium)


MFVF XII

 

Day 3 started a little later than Day 2. That helped to be on time after another night partying. What happened there will not be revealed in the report, sorry. To be able to use the backstage entry is quite convenient as there were already people queuing for the doors. A good sign for bands and organizers. Not only the headliners need attention, you might see as one of the first a new great band.

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Serenity + Delain
Written by Ton Dekkers   
Friday, 13 February 2015

Serenity + Delain
@ Doornroosje Nijmegen (Netherlands)
Saturday 31 October 2014

 

 


Delain

 

The venue for tonight is the recently opened Poppodium Doornroosje. As it is in the city center almost next to the station, public transport was to way to go. The show was sold out, when arriving already a great crowd was waiting for the doors. As Serenity and Delain played more often together the “interest” of the audience is mixed. Clearly there were quite some fans that would have preferred Delain to be support. As regular visitor of gigs it’s not that hard to wait as you see a great number of known faces of die-hard Female Fronted Metal fans.

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MFVF XII – Day 2
Written by Ton Dekkers   
Tuesday, 06 January 2015

MFVF XII – Day 2
@ Oktoberhallen Wieze (Belgium)


MFVF XII

 

Although it was early after the partying I managed to get to the venue on time. As I could use the backstage entry, I didn’t need to go into the queue in front of the doors. It was not bad there because the sun was shining. There were fewer people than I can remember from previous editions but still a nice number so early in the morning (10AM), great for the small bands that open the day. Being in the empty venue before the doors open, it’s great to see the crowd getting in for a long day of Female Fronted Metal.

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Triosphere 2014 Interview
Written by Robin Stryker   
Monday, 05 January 2015

Triosphere 2014 Interview
(via Skype)


Triosphere

 

The snowy reaches of Trondheim, Norway is home to many fine metal bands, and the four-piece outfit, Triosphere, continues to stake its place within the flourishing music scene locally and internationally. Fans have had a long, four-year wait for Triosphere’s third album, The Heart Of the Matter, but good things come to those who wait. The new album adds symphonic elements (sparingly) and a surprisingly tender ballad to the existing melodic power metal base layered with progressive elements and a strong rock sensibility. However, the heart Triosphere’s sound remains the distinctive voice of Ida Haukland.

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