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Alex Webster: Kill is the album most difficult to improve upon

Alex Webster: Kill is the album most difficult to improve upon

Not long before their concert in Romania started, I had the opportunity to talk a few minutes to Alex Webster, the bass player of Cannibal Corpse. After a short introduction that is of no interest to this interview (we were suppo...
Posted by Nebelhexa at 00:00 |  March 06, 2007  | 17 Comments READ » COMMENT
Evergrey: A night to remember? Not quite yet

Evergrey: A night to remember? Not quite yet

Evergrey were supposed to play in Bucharest, on January the 21st, but, unfortunately the show has been cancelled. So what you are about to read is actually an after-concert interview with guitarist Henrik Danhage, except that the concert n...
Posted by Nebelhexa at 00:00 |  February 08, 2007  | 4 Comments READ » COMMENT
Rotting Christ: Theogonizing black metal

Rotting Christ: Theogonizing black metal

We talked with Sakis, vocalist and guitarist of Rotting Christ, about the latest record of the band, Theogonia: "first came the idea, then its manifestation", he said. He told us everything we wanted to know about the ancient spirit o...
Posted by Dragos P. at 00:00 |  February 02, 2007  | 7 Comments READ » COMMENT
Illdisposed: interview with Jakob Batten

Illdisposed: interview with Jakob Batten

According to my knowledge this is your first interviewfor a Romanian magazine. Which makes me start with the beginning. Why are you called Illdisposed and who came up with the name of the band? Nobody remembers about the name,...
Posted by G.A.S. at 00:00 |  December 12, 2006  | 1 Comments READ » COMMENT
Samael: On the Rise in Bucharest

Samael: On the Rise in Bucharest

A long half an hour after their fantastic show in Bucharest, Vorph was the first to escape the frenzied signing session improvised on the spot in the concert hall. We were waiting for him by the door of the band’s dressing room, so he on...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  December 06, 2006  | 2 Comments READ » COMMENT
Samael: the ceremony continues

Samael: the ceremony continues

Samael is one of those bands you can't really put the finger on. Just when you think you've got them, they change direction and move away, following their own mysterious infra galactical agenda. Far away from his early raw black metal root...
Posted by Dragos P. at 00:00 |  November 14, 2006  | 16 Comments READ » COMMENT
SABATON: interview with Rikard Sundén

SABATON: interview with Rikard Sundén

Metalfan: Why Sabaton? What does it actually mean? How do you relate to the name, as a band, any special meanings?Sabaton is a medieval boot armour. It´s a cool name and it fits perfect cause our music is like a hevay metal k...
Posted by Andy Vasilescu at 00:00 |  November 07, 2006  | 7 Comments READ » COMMENT
I: 10 questions with TC King

I: 10 questions with TC King

I is one of the newest Nuclear Blast's overnight sensations: an all star band fronted by Immortal's Abbath, whose members traded their black metal corpse paint and spikes and warhammers for some totally un-true but definitely cool Motorhea...
Posted by Dragos P. at 00:00 |  October 27, 2006  | 4 Comments READ » COMMENT
UNLEASHED won’t back off for anything!

UNLEASHED won’t back off for anything!

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Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  October 23, 2006  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Falconer: Northwind carries them safe ashore

Falconer: Northwind carries them safe ashore

After Mithotyn had been disbanded, Stefan Weinerhall left black metal behind and became interested in melodic metal. Teaming up with his ex-Mithotyn colleague, drummer Karsten Larsson and with a local music-hall artist...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  October 14, 2006  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Insomnium - Swedish death metal made in Finland

Insomnium - Swedish death metal made in Finland

What do a surgeon, a graduand in evolutionary ecology, a student in cultural history and a researcher in environmental technology have in common? In our case, the thing that binds them together is called Insomnium - a quite young Finnish b...
Posted by Dragos P. at 00:00 |  October 10, 2006  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
MANTICORA: If the energy dies, the music dies

MANTICORA: If the energy dies, the music dies

Manticora have been around, playing their own and very personal power metal since 1996, they have released six studio albums so far and toured Europe with Angra. It was about time they came here on Metalfan, too, becau...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  September 26, 2006  | 1 Comments READ » COMMENT
TIAMAT: Romania made it into the band's top five ever!

TIAMAT: Romania made it into the band's top five ever!

Here are some hot impressions from the band right after the show in Bucharest on Saturday, september the 23rd. We chated a bit with Johan, Anders, Lars and Thomas, they were a bit tired but in a great mood, a humorous mood, as you...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  September 24, 2006  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Simon Efemey: behind the music

Simon Efemey: behind the music

Ever wondered what a producer really does in the studio? How much of what these guys do is noticeable on the final recording? How would Icon have sounded like, if Paradise Lost haven’t met Simon Efemey? I guess we’ll never know, but we...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  September 23, 2006  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
TIAMAT: When I write about love, it's personal and when I  write about hate, it's also personal - Johan Edlund

TIAMAT: When I write about love, it's personal and when I write about hate, it's also personal - Johan Edlund

The only thing I should say in this introduction is that without the precious help of Bogdan and Tier, you probably wouldn't have read my discussion with Johan Edlund as you can find it below. If it wasn't for them, you would ha...
Posted by Nebelhexa at 00:00 |  September 12, 2006  | 2 Comments READ » COMMENT
Therapy? –

Therapy? – "I don’t talk about IRA, it meant nothing to me”

We must say from the very beginning that this interview  took place due to Andy Cairns’ goodwill. As the organisers of the Sziget Festival had changed the accreditation system for interviews without any prior announcement, many publ...
Posted by Tzugu at 00:00 |  August 28, 2006  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
EDGUY: how to have fun in a band

EDGUY: how to have fun in a band

The first press conference of the last day of Metal Camp was with two members of Edguy. I was surprised that Tobias Sammet didn't attend the meeting and the problem was that most of the questions were specially made for him. But Jens Ludwi...
Posted by Nebelhexa at 00:00 |  August 16, 2006  | 1 Comments READ » COMMENT
OPETH: waiting for the next 13 minutes

OPETH: waiting for the next 13 minutes

Two weeks ago I was writing that the Nevermore press conference was the longest and most pleasant from the ones that were to come and that the Opeth one was just pleasant, but not long. Now it's time for me to talk once more about Opeth. It's hard...
Posted by Nebelhexa at 00:00 |  August 16, 2006  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
EVERGREY: a band with many line-up problems

EVERGREY: a band with many line-up problems

Metal Camp, 22nd July. In the morning I find out that Evergrey are not scheduled for any press conference or any interview. Still, I'm not losing my hope so I come back later in backstage to ask if somebody can discuss with the band to do...
Posted by Nebelhexa at 00:00 |  August 08, 2006  | 1 Comments READ » COMMENT
DIMMU BORGIR: black metal or not?

DIMMU BORGIR: black metal or not?

On the second day of Metal Camp we could also attend a Dimmu Borgir press conference. Initially scheduled at 9.30 PM, it was later moved to 10.30 PM and it was about to be canceled even then, because the Norwegians also arrived quite late...
Posted by Nebelhexa at 00:00 |  August 08, 2006  | 66 Comments READ » COMMENT
NEVERMORE: witty and negative

NEVERMORE: witty and negative

The first press conference from Metal Camp 2006 took place on 21st July at 6 o'clock PM and found us talking with Jim Sheppard, Warrel Dane and Jeff Loomis of Nevermore. My nervou...
Posted by Nebelhexa at 00:00 |  August 02, 2006  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
AMON AMARTH: a destroyed legend

AMON AMARTH: a destroyed legend

You have a triple DVD out now, it seems quite planned than usual and it’s not so common to have a triple DVD out. So when you planned it, why did you decide to make it like this? Maybe double is quite common, but not triple!...
Posted by Nebelhexa at 00:00 |  August 02, 2006  | 2 Comments READ » COMMENT
ANGELUS APATRIDA: Thrashers without Borders

ANGELUS APATRIDA: Thrashers without Borders

From Bay Area to Albacete, the old school thrash metal knows no borders. Angelus Apatrida's Guillermo Izquierdo is eager to tell us all there is to know about this New Wave of Spanish Thrash Metal. &n...
Posted by Klawz at 00:00 |  July 11, 2006  | 3 Comments READ » COMMENT
Elend: heading towards absolute disruption

Elend: heading towards absolute disruption

  Elend: Renaud Tschirner, Iskandar Hasnawi,&...
Posted by Sake at 00:00 |  July 04, 2006  | 1 Comments READ » COMMENT
Interview with HIM's Ville and Mige

Interview with HIM's Ville and Mige

Metalfan: Metal in general is associated with dark, somber things and the like. I know you come from Finland, I know the culture is...Ville: Darker... Metalfan: Less of  the daylight, more of the moonlight...
Posted by Tzugu at 00:00 |  June 15, 2006  | 64 Comments READ » COMMENT
Interview with Matti Svatizky (Orphaned Land)

Interview with Matti Svatizky (Orphaned Land)

You said once in an interview that the name Orphaned Land reflects a paradox to the Holy land. Could you explain what is the true significance of the terms and why did you choose it to name your band? Is it still actual compared with the m...
Posted by Dragos P. at 00:00 |  June 13, 2006  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Interview with Stefan Hertrich (SpiRitual)

Interview with Stefan Hertrich (SpiRitual)

Metalfan: Hi Stefan and welcome into Metalfan pages. How are you these days, are you enjoying the first touches of spring?Hey Dragos, and hello to Romania! Thanks I am fine, I am indeed enjoying spring (we have very hard winte...
Posted by Dragos P. at 00:00 |  June 06, 2006  | 2 Comments READ » COMMENT
Interview with Hans Rutten – The Gathering

Interview with Hans Rutten – The Gathering

Two years after our conversation at the Sziget Festival, we came back for more, especially since we know that you have a lot to say that could be interesting for our readers. After your 2004 tour, you had a year of almost total absence fro...
Posted by Gabi D. at 00:00 |  May 30, 2006  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Interview with Jesse Haff (Daylight Dies)

Interview with Jesse Haff (Daylight Dies)

Metalfan: Daylight Dies was given birth in North Carolina, not exactly the usual spo...
Posted by Dragos P. at 00:00 |  May 23, 2006  | 0 Comments READ » COMMENT
Apocalyptica - Interview with Mikko

Apocalyptica - Interview with Mikko

  Metalfan: Hello, Mikko. How do you feel in Apocalyptica? For how lo...
Posted by Nebelhexa at 00:00 |  May 19, 2006  | 1 Comments READ » COMMENT
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