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Band Interviews

Band Interviews

Letters From The Fire Interview

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: October 25 2016
  • By Robin Stryker
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Letters From The Fire Interview
September 22, 2016 (live)

Letters From The Fire Interview

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I strolled into the venue to meet up with Letters From The Fire vocalist, Alexa Kabazie, for an interview before the band’s Spokane show. In the promo pictures, everyone looks suitably grim and leather-clad. Likewise, the band’s new album, Worth The Pain, has plenty of rocking riffs, but still has a dark and aching quality to the lyrics. “Give In to Me” (based on Alexa’s love-hate relationship with her ADHD meds) is written from a drug’s perspective, as it attempts to seduce a user into just giving in. A few songs later, “Last December” tells of her cousin’s slide into hopeless, helpless addiction. Dark stuff, right?

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Epica Interview 2016

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: October 03 2016
  • By Ton Dekkers
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Epica Interview 2016
In Person Interview

Epica Interview 2016 

Related to the release of Epica’s new album The Holographic Principle, Nuclear Blast organized a press day in Amsterdam. Sonic Cathedral was given the opportunity to meet Mark Jansen (guitars). Although Mark is endorsed by Ibanez, the meeting was at the new Gibson headquarter in Amsterdam Tower, with a nice view over Amsterdam harbor. In a very relaxed atmosphere we could meet Simone and Mark before going into in the interview mode.

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Forever Still Interview

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: October 11 2016
  • By Robin Stryker
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Forever Still Interview
(via Skype)

Forever Still Interview

These days, it seems rare for a major label to sign a band on the strength of a few self-released EPs. But that is precisely what happened with the Danish rock band, Forever Still, after they popped up on Nuclear Blast’s radar. See? Sometimes working your ass off and investing all your energy in music really does pay off! Forever Still hits that sweet spot between having enough bite to appeal to metal fans, while still having those catchy hooks that open the doors for cross-over appeal.

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Hail Sagan Interview

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: September 15 2016
  • By Robin Stryker
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Hail Sagan Interview\
August 22, 2016 (via Skype)


Hail Sagan 

 

Los Angeles-based hard rockers, Hail Sagan have all the hallmarks of a band to keep a very close eye on. Megadeth’s co-founder, bassist and producer David Ellefson obviously agrees, since he snapped them up for his label, EMP Label Group. Hail Sagan’s line-up is partially shrouded in mystery -- you’ve got Sagan Amery on vocals, with Nick Quijano (Powerman 5000) and Andrew Weissberg on guitars; however, the rhythm section and keyboardist are masked musicians, collectively known as “The Nothing”. Hail Sagan have released their first single, “Dark Cloud”, and are busily preparing for the release of their self-titled EP in October 2016 and a tour to convert the masses to the Supreme Order of Saganism.

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