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Band Interviews

Band Interviews

Edenbridge Interview 2013

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: June 11 2013
  • By Robin Stryker
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Edenbridge Interview 2013
May 31, 2013 (via Skype)


It has been well over a decade since Edenbridge first emerged on the symphonic metal scene with their 2000 debut, Sunrise In Eden. Founding members Sabine Edelsbacher and Lanvall have been tested in the crucible of time with both its victories (eight studio albums, massive gigs, etc.) and staggering losses. Perhaps the testing was never more severe than the past two years, when a series of personal losses gave birth to Edenbridge’s upcoming release, The Bonding. The album is not an ode to despair, but rather a reflection on universal energy, birth and renewal, complemented by the 50-plus Klangvereinigung Orchestra of Vienna. Still, you might want to have a hanky available the first time you hear tracks like “Into A Sea Of Souls” and “Death Is Not The End.”

Edenbridge

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Tristania Interview 2013

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: June 03 2013
  • By Robin Stryker
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Tristania Interview 2013
May 19, 2013 (via Skype)


Fourteen years after their acclaimed debut, the Norwegian gothic metal pioneers, Tristania, are poised to release their seventh studio album, Darkest White. Tristania have shifted considerably from the sepulchral chill of their early albums to a warmer, more organic feel, due in no small part to the addition of Mariangela Demurtas in 2007 on vocals. Rubicon served as something of a preview of this new direction, with its elaborate harmonies, catchy riffs, and brighter song; however, it was only a foreshadowing of things to come. (After all, Tristania had a nearly total change in their line-up prior to recording Rubicon.) If you liked Rubicon, you will love Darkest White!


Tristania

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Pamela Moore Interview 2013

Pamela Moore Interview 2013
Performed in May 2013



Back in 2007, I had the privilege of interviewing Pamela Moore; known by most in the metal community as the voice of “Sister Mary”, the lead female character in Queensrÿche’s legendary concept album, 1988’s Operation: Mindcrime (and its sequel; 2006’s Operation: Mindcrime II). As a longtime Rÿche fan, it was nothing short of a dream come true to have the opportunity to interview her. However, I learned quickly that Pamela was more than just “Sister Mary”; she was a diverse singer/songwriter who came from a musical family and had been singing professionally long before the prog-metal titans from Seattle came calling. Her musical range ran the gamut from everything to “blue-eyed soul” to alternative to sultry blues-rock. Pamela Moore was not someone you could easily pigeonhole into one genre, or classify into any particular category.

Pamela Moore

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Marcela Bovio of Stream of Passion Interview

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: May 31 2013
  • By John Thornburgh / Ton Dekkers
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Interview with Marcela Bovio of Stream of Passion
By John Thornburgh and Ton Dekkers, photos by Ton Dekkers
April 28, 2013 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands


Stream of Passion

Introduction: Marcela Bovio invited us to join her on stage for this interview before Stream of Passion’s headlining concert in Eindhoven. How cool! She also updated us on SOP’s upcoming new album, the new songs, a label change, the future of the music business, and the amazing collegiality of Eve’s Apple.

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