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Band Interviews

Band Interviews

Epica The Quantum Enigma Interview 2014

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: April 26 2014
  • By Justin Boyer
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Epica The Quantum Enigma Interview
Interview conducted by phone w/ lead vocalist: Simone Simons April 7, 2014


For me, a new Epica album signals an all new musical jigsaw puzzle to puzzle over. With every subsequent release from this very talented Dutch metal act, listeners are always guaranteed to hear something that carries substance. depth, and mystery, which are the distinguishing elements of skillful art.


Their newest album-The Quantum Enigma- is appropriately named, since the concept behind each of the album’s songs are shrouded in mystery. When you first listen to it, the listener observes different things in each of the complex, symphonic-metal tracks on the album. Essentially, the songs themselves reflect the erratic, ineffable nature of quantum physics, in that the observer of a certain subatomic particle reaction always sees that reaction behave in a different, unpredictable way each time it is observed.

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Jill Hughes Kirtland - Not Just Tits in a Corset

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: April 10 2014
  • By Max Levites
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Book Review & Interview with Jill Hughes Kirtland





Not Just Tits in a Corset. If there’s one phrase that really sums up the state of female-fronted metal in today’s world, that would be it. It also happens to be the title of a new book by Jill Hughes Kirtland, journalist, band manager, and former owner of the online magazine USA Progressive Music. Not Just Tits in a Corset: Celebrating Women in Metal is an amazing collection of interviews and photographs of not only the great female musicians that play in our favorite bands, but also the women working behind the scenes in the music industry to promote women in metal music.

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Leather Leone Interview

Leather Leone Interview


One of the most respected voices on the femme-metal scene, Leather Leone was a trailblazer for women who wanted to rock. Fronting the band Chastain, Leather was ahead of her time; among a small group of women who dared to take on the male-dominated metal scene of the 1980s and forge their own path no matter who stood in their way.

Leather Leone


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Diabulus in Musica Interview 2014

  • Category: Band Interviews
  • Published: April 07 2014
  • By Robin Stryker
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Diabulus in Musica Interview 2014
March 13, 2014 (via Skype)


Rebirth is PAINFUL -- more like standing at the crossroads of death, than a transcendent voyage of self-discovery. The Spanish symphonic metal band, Diabulus in Musica, found themselves at this crossroads in 2012, after the departure of their guitarist, bassist and drummer. Not surprisingly, the founding members, Zuberoa Aznárez and Gorka Elso, struggled with the decision whether to end the band or reform it. Thankfully for lovers of symphonic metal, Diabulus in Musica chose the path of rebirth, and their third studio album Argia was born out of the band’s internal crisis. Despite its tempestuous origin, Argia is neither a self-pitying dirge nor a shrill rant. Instead it is a beautiful slab of metal that is filled with warmth and passion.

Diabulus in Musica


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