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Band Interviews

Band Interviews

Meden Agan Interview

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: November 27 2012
  • By Frozen Angel
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Meden Agan Interview
Performed in person


Meden Agan. What can I say about this band? Sometimes it’s pointless for me to talk about music. Music is a journey. We should all shut up, sit back, and enjoy. But what happens when an artist touches your soul so deeply that he or she leaves you speechless and with tears in your eyes? What happens when you get a record and keep listening to it every day for a whole year (sometimes four to five times a day) and you never get sick of it? What happens when musicians share the same vision with you? What happens when you follow a band on the road like a blind man (or woman)?

Meden Agan

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Epica Interview 2012

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: November 01 2012
  • By Justin Boyer
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Epica Interview 2012 at The Trocadero
Philadelphia
10/24/12

It seems far too surreal to have had the opportunity to interview Simone Simons at the Trocadero in Philadelphia last week. Epica was one of the second symphonic metal bands that I got into sometime after Within Temptation. Epica’s music has always impressed me with their intricate compositions, poetic lyrics, and strong vocals. I originally came into this interview, feeling very apprehensive about everything. Fortunately, Simone Simons was a great person to do my first interview with, and she offered some very interesting insights into the elements of Epica’s music and also the band’s musical growth within their newest album, Requiem for the Indifferent. They are currently touring in North America, and Epica has never sounded better!

Epica

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Whyzdom Interview 2012

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: November 03 2012
  • By Robin Stryker
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Whyzdom Interview
October 7, 2012 (via Skype)

Whyzdom’s sophomore album Blind? is a mighty fine choice for fans of metal with lush orchestration and choirs. Mastermind and orchestral arranger, Vynce Leff, approached the album as a unitary opus, and it shows. But of course, the birth of Blind? was not without its set-backs and heartbreak. On the eve of recording the lead vocals, Whyzdom’s vocalist announced that she was leaving the band. Alas, recording ground to a halt while the band searched for the new voice of Whyzdom, which they found in French newcomer, Elvyne Lorient.

Whyzdom

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Seven Kingdoms Interview

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: October 16 2012
  • By Robin Stryker
  • Hits: 8028

Interview performed on September 25, 2012 (via Skype)

One of the absolutely best things about lurking around the shadowy fringes of the metal scene is getting to watch fledgling bands grow up, spread their wings, and take to the skies. The Florida power metal quintet, Seven Kingdoms, has recently released their third album (their second as a female-fronted band), The Fire Is Mine, and all I can say is “WOW!” The distracting growls are nowhere to be seen, replaced by tighter songwriting and dual-guitar riffing executed with laser precision. The vocal work by Sabrina Valentine are warmer, more elastic, and have a new level of confidence … doubtless the result of having been thoroughly road-tested during Seven Kingdom’s 25-city tour with Blind Guardian.

Seven Kingdoms

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