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Tiina Teal (Détente): Dawn would be proud of the continuation

Tiina Teal (Détente): Dawn would be proud of the continuation

Tiina Teal was the lead singer for the legendary underground thrash metal band Détente on their second album – “Decline” - released 24 years after the debut album “Recognize no Authority”. I have c...
Posted by Matei Gheorghe at 00:00 |  October 05, 2011  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
David Ellefson (MEGADETH): a solid faith life

David Ellefson (MEGADETH): a solid faith life

Not many heavy metal bands have undergone so many lineup changes like Megadeth: seven guitar players and six drummers have come and gone between 1983 and 2002. But the bass player remained. David "Junior" Ell...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  September 29, 2011  | 1 Comments READ » COMMENT
Soundcheck 5 with Peter Huss (SHINING)

Soundcheck 5 with Peter Huss (SHINING)

Peter Huss, the guitarist of the infamous swedish group Shining, was kind enough to speak exclusively for Metalfan Romania about albums that have marked him both as man and as a musician.Moving from Europe to Megadeth and from Guns N 'Roses t...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  September 26, 2011  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Soundcheck 5 with David Ellefson (MEGADETH)

Soundcheck 5 with David Ellefson (MEGADETH)

David Ellefson, bass player of  Megadeth, was kind enough to list his 5 most favorite albums for Metalfan Romania, the albums that influenced him as a musician and as a person, he also did not hesitate to...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  September 23, 2011  | 4 Comments READ » COMMENT
Soundcheck 5 with Rob 'the Baron' Miller (AMEBIX)

Soundcheck 5 with Rob 'the Baron' Miller (AMEBIX)

Rob "The Baron" Miller, the lead vocalist of legendary British crust-punk/doom metal group, Amebix, was kind enough to speak exclusively for Metalfan Romania about the albums that have influenced him the most...
Posted by H. at 00:00 |  September 21, 2011  | 2 Comments READ » COMMENT
Sonata Arctica: from the Arctic Circle to the 45th parallel

Sonata Arctica: from the Arctic Circle to the 45th parallel

 Metalfan: Hello an...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  July 24, 2011  | 1 Comments READ » COMMENT
DARK TRANQUILLITY: Two decades of Gothenburg sound

DARK TRANQUILLITY: Two decades of Gothenburg sound

Metalfan: Hello and welcome to Metalfan.ro! Last year you played your first show in Romania at the Artmania Festival. It was definitively my favorite concert I saw at this edition of the festival and as far as...
Posted by Dragos P. at 00:00 |  May 06, 2011  | 1 Comments READ » COMMENT
RIVERSIDE interview

RIVERSIDE interview

How was the beginning of Riverside 10 years ago? Which circumstances brought you together and decided you to make a rock band?The beginning was kind of an accident. Me and Piotr (th...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  May 06, 2011  | 2 Comments READ » COMMENT
Interview with Håvard Ellefsen (MORTIIS)

Interview with Håvard Ellefsen (MORTIIS)

Immediately after he left the Emperor, Mortiis (Håvard Ellefsen) has created its own stylistic niche, becoming a character for cult, mysterious aura is amplified so his rare interviews to the press, and the...
Posted by Dragos P. at 00:00 |  February 25, 2011  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Interview with Chris Baker (Atheist, Gnostic)

Interview with Chris Baker (Atheist, Gnostic)

What you think when you hear the word "Jupiter"? Okay, the second planet ... but instead what do you think? Exactly! The Atheist album, the first after a break of 17 years. A...
Posted by Matei T. at 00:00 |  February 22, 2011  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
SHADYON: Mind Control, French Control

SHADYON: Mind Control, French Control

Name the three best French melodic metal bands! It’s not so easy, isn’t it? Not so many names come to mind. Well maybe this interview can help. Maybe these brave Britons gathered under the name of Shadyon could provide...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  December 06, 2010  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Rodrigo Morris (Mar de Grises): The biggest impact is there in Europe

Rodrigo Morris (Mar de Grises): The biggest impact is there in Europe

I have never had the opportunity of listening any Mar de Grises song until this year, when I accidentally ran into Streams Inwards. As I enjoyed this album very much, I started digging and discovered that Chile has produced more...
Posted by Sake at 00:00 |  November 16, 2010  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
MANIFEST: metal is written in their blood

MANIFEST: metal is written in their blood

Norway has been known for a long time as the home of black metal music, but there are persistent rumors that one of the best Norwegian live acts is, in fact, playing thrash metal. Meet Manifest, a rather young Trondheim...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  November 15, 2010  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Chris Reifert: It's good to be joining forces as Autopsy again and laying down the deathly gospel

Chris Reifert: It's good to be joining forces as Autopsy again and laying down the deathly gospel

The latest Autopsy studio album was released 15 years ago. I knew some things about a reunion that took place some time ago, but I had no idea what to expect, so the release of The Tomb Within took me by surprise. As Metalfan...
Posted by Sake at 00:00 |  November 09, 2010  | 1 Comments READ » COMMENT
Matti Svatizky: Everything happens for the best, as they say, we had a great time at Sonisphere Romania.

Matti Svatizky: Everything happens for the best, as they say, we had a great time at Sonisphere Romania.

This year, Orphaned Land came back with an extremely inspired, complex and ambitious album. Due also to the fact the band played this year in Sonisphere Romania, Metalfan wanted to continue the discussion from the point where it...
Posted by Sake at 00:00 |  November 04, 2010  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
ENSLAVED: We still feel very vital as a band

ENSLAVED: We still feel very vital as a band

The discussions which I had, along the way, with bands from the far and cold Norway, have always been extensive and extremely interesting, and the discussion partners were open-minded and intelligent.This time, I ha...
Posted by Sake at 00:00 |  October 29, 2010  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Kamijo: Now we're just glad that people still remember the band and are still interested in us.

Kamijo: Now we're just glad that people still remember the band and are still interested in us.

After 13 years break, the Swedes from Algaion came back with a vengeance and a new studio album, seeming determined to start things over from where they’ve left them when they split up. As usual, Metalfan was alert and chall...
Posted by Sake at 00:00 |  October 26, 2010  | 1 Comments READ » COMMENT
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: still bring it better than ever before

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: still bring it better than ever before

The latest release of thrash veterans Flotsam and Jetsam, The Cold, is actually quite hot and shows a band that's undeniably at the top of their game. We inquiered drummer Craig Nielsen about this wave of renewed energy and cr...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  October 21, 2010  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Interview with Shrapnel (Destroyer 666)

Interview with Shrapnel (Destroyer 666)

First of all, I’d like to ask you how long have you been with the band, are you one of the founding members?I joined Destroyer 666 in 1996, but originally Destroyer was more like a project band. KK Warslut was a member of Bestial War...
Posted by Dragos P. at 00:00 |  October 20, 2010  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Bjornar Erevik Nilsen (Vulture Industries): We had a great time, here in Romania

Bjornar Erevik Nilsen (Vulture Industries): We had a great time, here in Romania

On the 16th of October (or, more likely, on the 17th, taking into account that our discussion took place around 2.30 hours in the night), during the mini-festival Labyrinthic Metal Evening, we had the pleasure to have an interes...
Posted by Dragos P. at 00:00 |  October 19, 2010  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
TRISTANIA: Doing our best all the time, it's all we can do

TRISTANIA: Doing our best all the time, it's all we can do

Tristania started more or less as a typical gothic metal band (1996) and some of the albums they released helped define the genre (Beyond the Veil, 1999). They never stayed too long in the same place though, and as they expand...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  September 26, 2010  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
DEMIURG of today doesn't sound like any other band

DEMIURG of today doesn't sound like any other band

We talked with Rogga Johansson (vocals, guitar) and Ed Warby (drums) about the third album of their band Demiurg, namely Slakthus Gamleby...
Posted by Sake at 00:00 |  September 14, 2010  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Efthimis Karadimas: Nightfall represents what is not mainstream

Efthimis Karadimas: Nightfall represents what is not mainstream

Greece is a mysterious and captivating country and its inhabitants are charismatic and complex. I had no doubt that my discussion with Efthimis Karadimas, Nightfall’s leader, would be an interesting one, but in the end it my...
Posted by Sake at 00:00 |  September 04, 2010  | 1 Comments READ » COMMENT
Interview with Oliver Palotai (KAMELOT)

Interview with Oliver Palotai (KAMELOT)

Metalfan: This is your first time in Romania. What are the things you want to know when you are about to play for the first time in a new place? What were your curiosities, if you had any, related to, before arriving here?Oliver: Well, in...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  August 25, 2010  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
UNLEASHED: why does Yggdrasil tremble?

UNLEASHED: why does Yggdrasil tremble?

If you have listened to Unleashed's latest album, you already know half of the answer. Johnny Hedlund (vocals, bass) has been kind enough (as always) to provide us with the other half, so all of you warriors gather 'round and...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  April 30, 2010  | 18 Comments READ » COMMENT
THE FORESHADOWING: the beautiful songs of the Apocalypse

THE FORESHADOWING: the beautiful songs of the Apocalypse

The Apocalypse, as seen from the Italian doom metal scene, sounds great. I mean, yes, it’s doom metal and it speaks about the end of the world, it’s not supposed to be a holiday in the sun. And it isn't. But when you liste...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  April 29, 2010  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
METALFORCE: born to conquer

METALFORCE: born to conquer

Some of the band members have been on the metal scene for over 10 years, but they’ve only been known as  METALFORCE since 2008. Consisting of: Tarek Maghary (vocals), Tristan Visser (guitar), Jan Raddatz (drums) and Freddy Schartl (bass) th...
Posted by Ruxia Sandru at 00:00 |  March 22, 2010  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Katatonia and the Goth chicks

Katatonia and the Goth chicks

Anders finally found some time in his busy schedule to answer my questions and not just that, he also mentioned Bathory as one of the most important Swedish bands ever, this has been definitely worth the wait! For me, at least! Those of you wh...
Posted by Dragoş Bâscă at 00:00 |  March 09, 2010  | 1 Comments READ » COMMENT
AEALO or the Odyssey of the Greek Warrior

AEALO or the Odyssey of the Greek Warrior

More than two decades ago, Rotting Christ have started their own chapter in the book of extreme metal. Continuously pushing forward the boundaries of their music, Sakis and his bandmates have ever since firmly cemented their position as metal lege...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  February 26, 2010  | 4 Comments READ » COMMENT
MYRATH: a Desert Call to progressive metal fans

MYRATH: a Desert Call to progressive metal fans

Myrath's second album - Desert Call - produced one of this year's first revelations on the progressive metal scene. Since most of us weren't even aware that they play metal in Tunisia, we thought you'd like to know more about these guys who are ha...
Posted by Arthur at 00:00 |  February 19, 2010  | 1 Comments READ » COMMENT
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