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Band Interviews

Band Interviews

Clementine Delauney Interview

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: January 07 2014
  • By Frozen Angel
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Clementine Delauney Interview


Serenity

 

Before this year’s Metal Female Voices Fest, I had the chance to have a nice and cool chit-chat with the new face of the symphonic metal world, Clementine Delauney. Clementine joined Serenity (one of the bands on the MFVF lineup) earlier in 2013 as a permanent member. However, she had already entered the world of “beauties and beasts” a long time ago. She is very young, but this did not stop her from joining several bands before Serenity and working hard on her dream to make it come true. And guess what? She did it!

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Skeptical Minds Interview 2013

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: October 15 2013
  • By Robin Stryker
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Skeptical Minds Interview 2013
September 25, 2013 (via Skype)

 

 

The way to a metal journalist’s heart is (not surprisingly) music that offers a fresh twist on a beloved genre, but chocolate runs a close second. Oh yes, it does! With the Belgian band, Skeptical Minds, we get both. On the music front, Skeptical Minds combines metal riffing and vocals with electro elements and the organic warmth of a live cello. On the confectionary front, it has become something of a tradition for us to join Skeptical Minds for a jaunt to Belgium’s chocolate capital of Bruges after Metal Female Voices Fest.


Skeptical Minds

 

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Tuomas Holopainen Interview

Tuomas Holopainen Interview
Performed in November 2013 

 

As the saying goes, all things go in cycles, and so it was for me in regards to Nightwish’s Imaginaerum tour. I began the journey at the same time as they did: at the opening shows in Los Angeles, where fans heard the new songs live for the first time. It was also where I conducted my first interview with Tuomas Holopainen; he answered fan-submitted questions and did not shy away from anything his audience wanted to know. I found him charming, pleasant, and easy to talk to; he knows how to put people at ease and there is a way about him to where you do not feel as though you are giving an interview. You just get to talking and there is a natural flow to things that each answer gives way to another, and then another after that until your time is up.


Nightwish

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Magion Interview 2013

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: October 14 2013
  • By Robin Stryker
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Magion Interview
September 2013 (via Skype)

 

 

It is definitely hard to beat the Dutch for ear-tingling symphonic metal. Magion’s sophomore album, A Different Shade Of Darkness, created quite a stir at Sonic Cathedral HQ, after a few of us got a taste of un-mastered samples during last year’s Metal Female Voices Fest. Notwithstanding that we listened to the samples over tiny mobile phone speakers (with the roar of the festival in the background), it was something special indeed -- lush orchestration layered over the dual-guitar riffing, and Myrthe’s expressive voice soaring overhead.

 
Magion

 

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