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Paul Dean (Jerusalem): from John Mayall to Ian Gillan - the story of Jerusalem

Paul Dean (Jerusalem): from John Mayall to Ian Gillan - the story of Jerusalem

Jerusalem was a British band that had a meteoric presence back in the '70s. Their self-titled debut album, the only one released to this to date, was produced by Ian Gillan o...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  July 10, 2018  | 2 Comments READ » COMMENT
Dizzy Reed (Guns N'Roses): It takes time to make a record

Dizzy Reed (Guns N'Roses): It takes time to make a record

 Darren Arthur Reed, known to the rock scene as Dizzy Reed, joined Guns N'Roses back in 1990. He recorded with the American hard rock group four albums: "...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  June 25, 2018  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Buday Tamás (Tormentor, Nifelheim): being true and honest to each other and never let a system to tell you who you are and what you are capable of

Buday Tamás (Tormentor, Nifelheim): being true and honest to each other and never let a system to tell you who you are and what you are capable of

In October 2017 the legendary Hungarian black metal band Tormentor have announced that will reunite the same line-up which recorded the “The 7th Day of the Doom” demo back in 1987, with Machat Zsolt, who...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  June 11, 2018  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Sofia Sarri: living close to nature made me more of an onlooker

Sofia Sarri: living close to nature made me more of an onlooker

When my colleague Gina S. presented a while ago the facts connected to the second edition of Cobra Fest...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  May 09, 2018  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Fredrik Jordanius (Egonaut): doom'n'roll Offerings

Fredrik Jordanius (Egonaut): doom'n'roll Offerings

You might know Fredrik Jordanius as a member of swedish gothic/doom metal band Lake of Tears; he played at least three concerts in Romania with the band (in 2011, 2012 and 2013). Or you might know him if you...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  March 29, 2018  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
AA Nemtheanga (Primordial): vital amongst the ruins

AA Nemtheanga (Primordial): vital amongst the ruins

Irish extreme metallers Primordial have been around for three decades (give or take a few years) but are still going strong today. Whether they are playing live on stage - they visited Romania last November -...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  February 28, 2018  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Chen Balbus (Orphaned Land): I truly believe music is the strongest form of sharing a message

Chen Balbus (Orphaned Land): I truly believe music is the strongest form of sharing a message

 It was 12 years ago when Metalfan took an interview of Orphaned Land for the very first time. By that time, my interlocutor was guitarist Matti Svatizky. In the meantime, both Svatizky and Yossi Sassi,...
Posted by Dragos P. at 00:00 |  February 22, 2018  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Dennis Loren: Childhood, John Lee Hooker and Martin Luther King jr.  (Part One)

Dennis Loren: Childhood, John Lee Hooker and Martin Luther King jr. (Part One)

Along the way, we invited to Metalfan's pages people who have been very involved in the rock music phenomenon, although they were not musicians in the main. I found out about Dennis Loren's work because of th...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  January 30, 2018  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Dennis Loren: Jimi Hendrix complemented me for the poster I had done (Part Two)

Dennis Loren: Jimi Hendrix complemented me for the poster I had done (Part Two)

The lines below are the continuation of an extensive interview featuring Dennis Loren, which had to be split in two fragments. Click...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  January 30, 2018  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Ade Mulgrew (Darkest Era, Ironborne): nature and politics in an autumnal state of decay

Ade Mulgrew (Darkest Era, Ironborne): nature and politics in an autumnal state of decay

The group Darkest Era from Belfast, Northern Ireland, will perform for the first time in Romania this autumn. The band will join the Romanian dark metal masters from Bloodway for three shows in Craiova, Bucha...
Posted by Gina S. at 00:00 |  October 30, 2017  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
On How Metal Became Racist

On How Metal Became Racist

Heavy metal didn't become racist (nor did it become islamophobic, homophobic or any such thing), I just didn't want to pick right from the title on some colleagues that I once respected. I've known MetalS...
Posted by Gabriel Szünder at 00:00 |  October 12, 2017  | 2 Comments READ » COMMENT
Frank Ferrara (BANG): our focus and our belief in ourselves is what made all the difference

Frank Ferrara (BANG): our focus and our belief in ourselves is what made all the difference

Bang is one of the oldest hard rock / heavy metal groups from USA which is still active in 2017. With a tumultuous history that began in 1969, the group Bang is committed to make known its music and to tell their story to the new generat...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  September 28, 2017  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Mihai „Coro” Caraveţeanu (AXA VALAHA PRODUCTIONS): On the black metal anarchism and the senseless revolts

Mihai „Coro” Caraveţeanu (AXA VALAHA PRODUCTIONS): On the black metal anarchism and the senseless revolts

A virtual dispatch just popped out in our inbox in the shape of a text which was long awaited actually, given its rich pragmatism which will make us tune into our own realities. Starting briefly with a genera...
Posted by Coro - Axa Valaha Productions at 00:00 |  September 10, 2017  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Jón Aldará (Hamferð, Barren Earth): Time has come for something new

Jón Aldará (Hamferð, Barren Earth): Time has come for something new

 Last winter I met Jón Aldará in Copenhagen, who is the vocalist of one of the most arresting doom death bands in these days, namely Hamferð. He is also renowned for being a member in the super-group...
Posted by Gina S. at 00:00 |  August 01, 2017  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Woody Leffel (GRANICUS): I just love kick-ass rock’n’roll

Woody Leffel (GRANICUS): I just love kick-ass rock’n’roll

Although many would not let go their hold of “Black Sabbath Vol 4” or even “Master of Reality”, we cannot pretend that the 70’s weren’t fully marked by all sorts of bursting and diversified hard r...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  June 07, 2017  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Anthony Dolan (ATOMKRAFT, VENOM INC.): Enjoy being alive and expand your mind and your soul…

Anthony Dolan (ATOMKRAFT, VENOM INC.): Enjoy being alive and expand your mind and your soul…

Atomkraft will perform at this year's edition of the Old Grave festival to be held between 13 to 14 October in Bucharest. I thought that this would be a good reason to invite Anthony "Demolition Man" Dolan to...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  April 07, 2017  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Thomas Skinlo Høyven & Øyvind Madsen (Sulphur): The ‘different ways the world could end’

Thomas Skinlo Høyven & Øyvind Madsen (Sulphur): The ‘different ways the world could end’

 The Norwegian metal musicians of Suplhur have released this year their third full length, “Omens of Doom”, a disc which amazes all those devotees of blackened creations through its innovati...
Posted by Gina S. at 00:00 |  October 26, 2016  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Gord Kirchin (THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER): if you guys feel like entertaining yourselves, you could check out some Zappa

Gord Kirchin (THE EXALTED PILEDRIVER): if you guys feel like entertaining yourselves, you could check out some Zappa

Gord Kirchin, Piledriver or The Exalted Piledriver himself, a legend of Canadian metal scene and beyond, was kind enough to offer an exclusive ample and tasty interview for Metalfan.ro about his music career....
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  October 18, 2016  | 1 Comments READ » COMMENT
Aethir (NATVRE'S): we express the despair and indignation

Aethir (NATVRE'S): we express the despair and indignation

Natvre's is one of the many bands that will take the stage at this year's November to Dismember festival presented by Axa Valaha Productions and Ribcage Booking. Aethir, the bassist of the group was kind enou...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  September 08, 2016  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Patrick Davidson (Mind Assault): ‘… Many South African metalheads do not see metal as industry’

Patrick Davidson (Mind Assault): ‘… Many South African metalheads do not see metal as industry’

 Today we embark on a journey to South Africa. The ship is led by metal guitarist Patrick Davidson, who plays in Mind Assault, a melodic death metal based in Somerset West. The band has the potential to...
Posted by Gina S. at 00:00 |  August 10, 2016  | 3 Comments READ » COMMENT
Islander (NO CLEAN SINGING): not doing this as a business

Islander (NO CLEAN SINGING): not doing this as a business

No Clean Singing it is one of the most interesting and relevant web zines coming from the underground scene. The Editor in chief of the publication, Islander...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  July 27, 2016  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Nephente (NETHERBIRD): I have found more of a calm inside myself

Nephente (NETHERBIRD): I have found more of a calm inside myself

Netherbird is a name that is not unknown for the metal music listeners in Romania. Since the group will return in autumn in the country and will participate for the first time at the festival...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  July 08, 2016  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Rune Eriksen (Aura Noir): Being in Aura Noir it’s like a time capsule

Rune Eriksen (Aura Noir): Being in Aura Noir it’s like a time capsule

 From the mightiness and total darkness expressed in the songwriting of some Mayhem albums, to the goddam harsh and genuine riffs in Aura Noir’s blackened thrash and the awe-inspiring melodies revealed...
Posted by Gina S. at 00:00 |  May 26, 2016  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Thomas Wouters (BODYFARM): money, oil, religion

Thomas Wouters (BODYFARM): money, oil, religion

The young dutch band Bodyfarm will perform in Bucharest on 27 November 2015 as part of the third edition of November to Dismember Metal Fest organized by Axa Valaha Productions and Ribcage Booking. At the end...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  November 24, 2015  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
 Florian Toyka (VALBORG): Expectations are dangerous

Florian Toyka (VALBORG): Expectations are dangerous

 The German trio, Valborg and its most powerful references are linked to a character whose image means an iconic attribute for the dark metal world. We are talking about the one who animated the Celtic F...
Posted by Gina S. at 00:00 |  September 08, 2015  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Joseph P. Dorignac: photos from NOLA

Joseph P. Dorignac: photos from NOLA

Approximately one year have passesd sice I've started to follow Joseph P. Dorignac, a photographer from New Orleans, Louisiana...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  June 10, 2015  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Andreas Neuderth 'Neudi' (MANILLA ROAD): sincerity and heavy metal

Andreas Neuderth 'Neudi' (MANILLA ROAD): sincerity and heavy metal

Andreas Neuderth , or simply Neudi, joined in 2011 as the drummer of the legendary American group Manilla Road. On 13 February 2015 the band released the disc The Blessed Curse. We took advantage on...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  June 05, 2015  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Colin H. Van Eeckhout (AMENRA): Life itself needs no true explanation

Colin H. Van Eeckhout (AMENRA): Life itself needs no true explanation

The music of Amenra has always gravitated to an obscurity which is hard to define. Having a close-up view, one can notice that it is not only about that kind of darkness which is manifesting through the denial of the surrounding things. It is...
Posted by Gina S. at 00:00 |  June 03, 2015  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Rob 'the Baron' Miller (TAU CROSS, ex-AMEBIX): TAU CROSS has all the markings of a future reference point

Rob 'the Baron' Miller (TAU CROSS, ex-AMEBIX): TAU CROSS has all the markings of a future reference point

After the split of Amebix, Rob "the Baron" Miller comes back on the scene with Tau Cross, a super-group in which he plays along with Michel "Away" Langevin (Voivod), Andy Lefton (War//Plague) and Jon Misery (...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  May 15, 2015  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Dave Lombardo (PHILM, FANTOMAS, ex-SLAYER): I’m optimistic in a time that it is definitely hard to be...

Dave Lombardo (PHILM, FANTOMAS, ex-SLAYER): I’m optimistic in a time that it is definitely hard to be...

Dave Lombardo. Is there any fan of metal music who is not familliar with this name? I doubt. Most listeners will always associate him with Slayer and frankly, it's hard not to do that especially if you think...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  March 03, 2015  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT