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Interview & Presentation Beldam


By rock-metal-network, 2017-03-20
Interview & Presentation Beldam

We would like you present @beldamofficial

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:


Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band/artist name?

Beldam originated in Charlottesville Virginia in 2013. The band was formed around the communal idea to produce a distinct sludge, doom toned band. We decided to keep the name true to the genre, which includes many references to drugs, witches, and Satan -  and we settled with Beldam, a little less obvious approach towards the witch aspect.

Introduce shortly your band members and history


Beldam consists of:


Grahm Reynolds (guitarist/songwriter)-Grahm is from the deep south and has been gigging/recording since his teens.  He served as Hank WIlliams III's guitar tech and was also the touring guitarist in Hank III's metal band Assjack in the early 2000s.  Reynolds also briefly played bass for Unknown Hinson in the summer of 2005.  Beldam is now life for Reynolds and fully committed to dialing in monster riffs for the band.


Addison Dodds (bassist/songwriter)-Dodds is a Virginia native and has roots deeply seated in metal and writes some seriously crushing tunes for the band.  Dodds played in a band called Comparative Anatomy that gigged a ton and played shows with many legit metal bands.


Cullen Wade (drummer)-Wade is another Virginia native.  Cullen is multi-talented playing monstrous drums, guitar, keyboards and is also quite the knitter.  Cullen is a sludge band's dream-come-true behind the kit b/c he is quite possibly one of the hardest hitting drummers in the genre!


Randall Guidry (vocalist/lyricist)-Randall is a Pennsylvania native.  He joined the band soon after "Still the Wretched Linger" was completed when we parted ways with our original vocalist.  Randall stepped in like a beast and took the lyrical and vocal reigns over for the band like it was his destiny.


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What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

I would say Beldam falls in the sludge/doom genre.  Thick riffs, mid tempo tunes and loads of volume and feedback.  The band's main influences are Black Sabbath, Sleep, EyeHateGod, The Melvins, Meth Drinker, Brainoil!, Cough, Grief, High On Fire.......I could go on for days but I think you will definitely hear influences from these bands in a number of Beldam's tunes.

What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

Our lyrics typically depict different dark or disturbing events, both real and supernatural , during the Middle Ages. Based upon the band's name, the songs are personified with stories of plagues, werewolves, witches, and other topics of the like.

Where have you already performed and do you have any upcoming shows?

Beldam is based out of central Virginia so we gig a lot in cities like Charlottesville, Richmond, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro and Fairfax.  We have also played shows in Charlotte, NC at the World Famous Milestone Club, The Odditorium in Asheville, NC, The Springwater Social Club in Nashville, TN, Slim's in Raleigh, NC and Best Friends Bar in Lexington, KY.  The band has been on a brief gigging hiatus since the end of 2016 working on material for the follow up to "Still the Wretched Linger".  We will be recording the next record in Nashville, TN at The Bomb Shelter with Drew Carroll at the helm the first week in April and doing a one off show at The Odditorium in Asheville on the way back home from the session on 4/8/17.  The new record will be released on HPGD Productions which will be our second with them.

Any last words?

Beldam is very excited to be recording our next record in Nashville, TN in the next couple weeks.  The band has put in some serious blood, sweat and tears into the new material and we have matured as a band sonically, as songwriters and with lyrical content.  As soon as the session is over, Beldam plans to hit the road to start playing and promoting the material to as many people as humanly possible.  We love this band and none of us are hobbyist.  We are over 3 years in with Beldam and have absolutely no plans to slow down.  Thank you for taking the time to interview us.  Anyone interested in keeping up with the band can find us on:





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Interview & Presentation Wasteland Zombies


By rock-metal-network, 2017-03-18
Interview & Presentation Wasteland Zombies

We would like you present @wastelandzombies

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:


Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band/artist name?

The Wasteland Zombies are from Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada - The origin of our name was made up in 1993 after we decided the original band's name, 'The Fifth Dominion' wasn't all that cool. The bands original rhythm guitarist came up with the name stating, "We're like, zombies, from the wasteland's of Atlantic Canada"... Or something...

Introduce shortly your band members and history

The Wasteland Zombies are: Jamie Norrad - Guitars| Glen Brown - Drums| Chris Waddell - Vocals| Jake Taylor - Bass

The band formed in early 1993, as lead singer Chris Waddell left another local band and Glen Brown and our original guitarist approached him to sing in a new project they were starting. Not long after the band formed they won a local Battle of the Bands, the debuted the first episode of a local Rock & Metal TV show called 'Friday Night Rocks'. With the winnings from the Battle of the bands, The Wasteland Zombies recorded their first full length album 'The Town Fair' and it was released on cassette independently. This album was released in early 1994. The band played around the province of New Brunswick and at a show in Saint John, NB, the band was scouted by an EMI Records rep who happened to stumble upon the band playing at a local bar. In Spring of 1994 The Wasteland Zombies played a showcase of Fredericton bands at the National College Radio Conference held at the University of New Brunswick campus. In Summer 1994, the band broke up when lead singer Chris Waddell moved to Vancouver. 

The band got back together in 2014 for some reunion shows after Chris Waddell moved back to Fredericton from Vancouver. For the reunion shows the band was comprised of all original members with the exception of their original bassist. In 2015, both original guitarist Ray Robinson and rhythm guitarist Rick Brown left the band and former 'Age Of Day's' guitarist Jamie Norrad joined the band.In 2016 the band re-released two songs originally recorded for the album 'The Town Fair', these tracks 'Spread Your Wings' & '4AM' were recorded by Underground Alliance/Jake Duffie Recordings. The band continued to play shows around New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. In late 2016 the band was approached by local film company 'Creeker Films'. The band has recorded a single 'Kill Scene - Zombie Nation' for the horror movie 'Kill Scene', to be released in Fall 2017.

The band has played with and opened for: Hero's Last Rite, Chaos Theory, Like A Motorcycle, Hard Charger, Moment of Inertia, Last Kick, ADN, Go To White Castle and many more..

What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

We consider ourselves to be 'Alt-Metal'. The band formed in the Grunge era, so while we are certainly NOT 'Nu-Metal', there is a big influence of alternative Metal of the day. Influences would include, Faith No More, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Soundgarden.

What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

Most of our early originals were songs about anxiety, fear, stress, panic. In it's reformed incarnation new originals are about politics, ancient history and horror/zombies.

Where have you already performed and do you have any upcoming shows?

We've performed in the cities of Saint John, Moncton, Saint Stephen, Windsor Nova Scotia, Boisetown, Fredericton. We have upcoming shows in all of the above listed cities and towns. Our current bookings take the band from March right through unto August 2017, including 'Feast In the Field' in August.

Any last words?

When the band formed in the 1990's the Zombie craze of today was virtually non-existent. Having resurfaced in the era of the 'Walking Dead' and other zombie related themes, the band has gained somewhat of a new popularity because of it's name. We have performed the last two years in Fredericton's annual Zombie Walk, which is also a food drive for local food banks. 

The band continues to write new originals and are planning to release a brand new full length album in the Fall of 2017!

 

Please let me know if you wish to have any photo's of the band or band artwork/logos

And THANK YOU from all of us in the band for this interview! We most appreciate it!

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Interview & Presentation Layla Roots


By rock-metal-network, 2017-03-18
Interview & Presentation Layla Roots

We would like you present @layla-roots

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:


Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band/artist name?

The guitar player and the drummer are from Guatemala and the singer and bassist is from Germany. We are currently based in Guatemala. The origin from our bandname Layla Roots is from the song Layla from Eric Clapton. The Roots of Layla/from Eric Claptons music is the Blues.

Introduce shortly your band members and history

Luis is the drummer of the band. He played in one of the cover bands together with Alejandro and took a short break, than joined Layla Roots in 2015.Alejandro is the guitar player and composer of the band. He plays guitar since more than 15 years. His first played in Hard Rock Cover Bands, till singer Rose K. came across. They started to compose the first album "Only Water" together. The singer and bassist Rose K. met guitarist Alejandro in Guatemala 2008. After studying together music, they decided to start a band playing all the great Rock songs, which influenced the genre. Learning and listening meanwhile. In 2015, with Luis, it was time to compose own music - the album Only Water was produced.

What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

Oldschool Rock, Blues and a Spice of Latin. 

Our major influences are: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Janis Joplin, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters.

What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

Our first album talks is a criticism of our daily system. Only Water reflects what you thought but never expressed. Stories of extreme emotions so peaceful and turbulent, that they reflect life itself.

Where have you already performed and do you have any upcoming shows?

We've performed in most of the popular bars in the city of Quetzaltenango and played also in Guatemala City and at San Pedro la Laguna. Our next bigger show will be on the cultural Festival Quinto Sol in Quetzaltenango.

Any last words?


Listen to the Renesance of the Sound of a Revolution.

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Interview & Presentation Conscious Cadaver


By rock-metal-network, 2017-03-16
Interview & Presentation Conscious Cadaver

We would like you present @consciouscadaver 

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:


Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band/artist name?

Conscious Cadaver. We are from Calais, ME. The name origins from a murderer who called his victims conscious cadavers.
We're a 6 piece American rock band from downeast Maine. We formed in the late months of 2014. We released our self titled EP early 2016. We have two front men - one for cleans and one for screams. We draw influence from all genres and are stoked to show what we've been working on in the studio(album to release this year)

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What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

Metal, Hardrock, Metalcore, Power Metal, and we're even touching in progressive and djent for this next record. Architects, Killswitch, Periphery, Bullet, Veil of Maya, ADTR, PTV...honestly we all like an influence from so many different things.

What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

Well the last record mainly was about shitty and shady "friends". We try to write about things we're experiencing. This next record will touch a lot of different topics.

Where have you already performed and do you have any upcoming shows?

The palladium in ma. The Kave in bucksport. East coast awakening in Canada. New shows were hitting Maine and NB pretty hard this year. But will hopefully touch all of New England.

Any last words?


Thanks for the continued support. Continue to support local music and artist. New album later this year!

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Interview & Presentation The Autist


By rock-metal-network, 2016-05-12
Interview & Presentation The Autist
We would like you present @the-autist

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:


Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band/artist name?


The Autist is a portuguese music project. Once I was talking to a friend about being an Autist and he explained me this delicate condition. I was curious on how these people are smart and how they project their own world in their own mind Despite the controversy that's implicit on the term I loved the concept of a person which lives inside its own mind. I also thought the name to be powerful and appealing so I decided to go along with it. Introduce shortly your band members and history Pedro Remiz: Basically long story short; I love playing guitar and it all started with this motivation to create beautiful music. 2 years ago I decided that I should produce a project based on a groovy approach so we could take it live. I conceive rythm as a really important part of music so I obviously needed a drummer that would fill this very important gap and that's when I invited Emidio Ramos. I thought melody is a keypart of this and felt it was important to bring another guitarist and keyboardist to lay a certain atmosphere and that's when I discovered Tatiana Lima and Fábio Pires - guitar and keyboardist respectively. Then the project lacked 2 voices; one more angelic and another more harsh. That's when Sara Henriques and João Prim tagged along. Altogether we are The Autist.


What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?


We usually like to say we're groovy but more than anything we're connected to a metal world that has little boundaries. We love heavy stuff and some post-industrial things. Sometimes we enjoy classical music. But it's the mix between all these little things that create what we are.


What are the main themes or topics for your songs?


I'd say we go for themes like quantum love and how we are stardust. There's something that makes some people different and chemistry is a very precise thing to happen. We focus on the subject of being part of a memory and how this creates the roads we walk - the teleological perspective of a destiny or a final purpose. There's also a main character on the centre of our universe that's called Pandora which is the biggest inspiration for someone who attained a vision of the paradise but then came back to the hell that earth is. After all It's the path of one to achieve eternity and perfection on a world where imperfection rules.


Where have you already performed and do you have any upcoming shows?


For now we're just focused on composing The Coldest Sun - the debut album. We played some shows already but only after the first album we'll be more active promoting what we've done.


Any last words?


Thank you so much rock metal network essence for this opportunity.
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Interview & Presentation Stage of Reality


By rock-metal-network, 2016-04-06
Interview & Presentation Stage of Reality

We would like to present you @stageof-reality

 

 

 

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:


RMN:Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band/artist name?

Andy: We are from Rome (IT) , our name origins come from the need to make a project which could speak about the so called "third side of the story". It was 2013 and I was back from touring with Blaze Bayley (Iron maiden - Wolfsbane). I started to write new music and I suddenly realized I got an album in front of me: in less than one month I wrote 10 songs and they were almost completed and arranged. I started with the album and then came the band name, I didn't want to call it "Andrea Neri's Project" or some bullshit like that so I started to chose among names which could match also with the album title: "The Breathing Machines". 
The album speak about a dystopian future where everybody's tastes and opinions are annihilated by television and where human being is reduced to live like a bunch of breathing machines.
So I decided for Stage of Reality. The stage where the reality is played, like a comedy, like a theater play. Nothing is real.
Everybody lives on his own stage and every day he tells bullshits to himself just to keep on going, accepting the truth as it is described by the media.


RMN:Introduce shortly your band members and history

Andy: I'm Andrea Neri (guitar), I worked with the prog band Astarte Syriaca until 2012. I worked for Blaze Bayley on his The King of Metal album and then I was on tour with him all over Europe for three months.
On vocals we got Damiano Borgi. He's studying at conservatory of music, he started really young to sing on very important places like Sanremo and musicals like Notre Dame de Paris.
On the other guitar we got Bernardo Nardini who is the best guitar player I've ever worked with. He got a lot of professional experiences in all sort of music genres, from irish music to blues, from pop to hard rock.
On bass guitar we got Marco Polizzi, he's taking care of our next album: he's music producer, sound engineer and extreme "slapper"... His thumb and slap technique on bass gives an original sound to our songs and it brings them to a crossover funky world. He got a lot of different experences too: from pop music to prog metal stuff.
Last but not least we got Daniele Michelacci on drums: a machine!!! He worked in a lot of different bands and he's charcterised by a tough touch... almost like an earthquake!!!


RMN:What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

Andy: well.... this is a difficult one. After a year on social media we sorted out that people use to say that we play something like a hard rock kind of music mixed with progressive and alternative metal. But I still don't know how to describe us.
Our major influences are too much and too different. I personally listen to a lot of different music. Lately my favorite metal artists are Alterbridge, Five Fingers Death Punch and Rob Zombie.



 

RMN:What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

Andy: the new album we are working on speaks about our personal stages of reality. Our ways to hide reality, our dark sides of the moon.
But it will speak also about the way we see the world around us, the way we believe to everyday news like if they were true only because they are on TV.
Our next album is called Stage of Reality and it will give the world our idea of poverty, wars, pollution, dignity, power and politicians.


RMN:Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

Andy: We perfomed mostly in Italy and last year we had a small tour in Spain, we are working on somethign bigger in Europe and we would like to come to US ASAP, because a lot of our followers live there. But it's not so easy right now.

RMN:Any last words?

Andy: Yeah! Thank you for the opportunity you give the bands to speak about their own music, I think it's important.
On july we'll release a third single from our next album. Dont' forget to listen to our first two singles Dignity and Never and have a look to www.stageofreality.com. Thanks for supporting us!!!


 

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION DESPITE


By rock-metal-network, 2015-08-14
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION DESPITE

We would like to present you @DESPITEOFFICIAL

 

 

 

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:


 

 

 

 

 

1. Where are you from and what's the origin of your band/artist name?

DESPITE  :  We comes from Sweden

Janne Jaloma - Drums, Peter Tuthill - Vocals, Anthony Cui - Bass, Andrè Gonzales - Guitar, Timmy Leng - Guitar, Zoran Panovic - Guitar. 

2. Introduce shortly your band members and history

DESPITE  : The band was formed back in 1998, but wasn`t until around 2006 or so the band took a more serious approach towards it all and released 2 albums with the old lineup. 2011 (When Andrè joined) really felt like a new start for the band and thing got even more serious (but fun). The sound of Despite got more mature and when Peter joined in that kinda sealed the deal. The sound of Despite has always been to explore and create new ways of expression, be it fast or slow.

 

3. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

DESPITE : We always do what feels natural. Life inspires us and we let our experiences through life speak via our instruments.

4. What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

DESPITE  :  It`s always about what goes around us or other people we know/heard of. "Praedonum" (which is our new single) is about missing children and sexually abused children. We hooked up with NCMEC and a portion of the revenue of each single sold until November 1, 2015 will be donated to National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC.)

5. Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

DESPITE  : We have played to many show since 1998 to keep in mind, haha. Any upcoming shows? Yeah, the 14th Nov is more or less booked at "Sticky Fingers" in Gothenburg. It`s gonna be a crazy night!

 

6. Any last words?

DESPITE  :  Thanks for the questions and stay tuned for more Despite in a not too distant future!

/Timmy L

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION VAN WILD MUSIC


By rock-metal-network, 2015-08-13
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION VAN WILD MUSIC

We would like to present you  @VANWILDMUSIC

 

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Where are you from and what's the origin of your band/artist name?

 

VANWILDMUSIC   :  I’m half American and half Canadian. I’ve been living in Europe for the last 8 years studying, performing and recording. I went to Europe for university. I just completed my PhD, in Creative Writing, during which I composed much of my recent Van Wild material, in addition to plays and films that incorporated this music. I’m a transmedia artist—all my work is interconnected. Music is always the core of all that I write, however. I begin with a song and then construct the narratives for the plays or films around these. I develop characters through song.

Van Wild is a variation of Van Wilt. It represents a kind of Bacchalian, Dionysian wildness that is rooted in the Van Wild project. I am always striving for immediacy, to capture a raw sense of liveness and danger in my work. I’ve taken this a step further in Van Wild.

Van Wild technically isn’t really a band, though. It’s a singer-songwriter project that explores alternate historical narratives and contemporary social issues. Sometimes I perform solo, sometimes I perform with an incredible backing band. The project fuses blues-rock with folk and soul. The structure of the narratives is predominantly folk, although the architecture of the songs, particularly the hooks, are pop. The tone, narrative structure and motifs are blues, predominantly. I've been composing and writing songs most of my life. I'm also a writer, actress and performance artist. For the last fifteen years, I've been writing plays and performance pieces for which my music is the score; the first five albums of the Van Wild project I wrote, predominately, over the last 5 years. I'm not necessarily inspired by any artists. I admire the singer-songwriters of the Civil Rights era, their conviction and dedication to narrative and social activism. The artists I admire most are Neil Young, Pete Seeger, Richie Havens, Blind WT, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry…Neil Young and Pete Seeger are my compases…when I question how to attack a social issue in my music and work…without making it didactic, I look to them. I don’t have any answers, and I know I don’t. I appreciate the way they interrogate topics from the heart--

 
If you could speak to a young person that was considering pursuing a career in music like your group, what advice would you give them?
 
Study, Rehearse, Invest, Make A Bloody Good Product & Live Show, Protect Your Rights –And Repeat. Make sure you work as hard as you possibly can on craft and be business-savvy. Make sure you understand how the business works.

 

 

2. Introduce shortly your band members and history

VANWILDMUSIC   : The most recent recordings feature Dominic John Davis and Daru Jones of Jack White's band, Kurt Ozan of Jana Kramer's band and Matt Gordon of 1092 Studios. They're a really talented group of musicians, and they've done a marvellous job on the records. They had a very immediate and instant understanding of the songs, and I really look forward to doing more recording and performing live.

 

3. Where Have You Performed?

VANWILDMUSIC   : I've enjoyed performing at all the venues to which I've been invited; Stockholm ranks amongst my most favorite cities to perform. I had a great gig at the Amazura in NYC opening for Adrenaline Mob & Bumblefoot of GNR. I’m presently prepping to tour. This year and the coming year will take me to Canada and Europe in addition to a number of American cities. I’m really looking forward to hitting the road and meeting the beautiful people who come to the shows.

4. What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

VANWILDMUSIC   :  The next album tells an alternate historical narrative of North America. It speaks to a woman’s perspective, a gay perspective, of the development of a kind of North American identity. It definitely originates in my own confusion, my own attempt to understand what it means to be both Canadian and American…what this lens on the human experience means, for better and worse…

Fundamentally, I’m just trying to bring together blues tones, folk narratives and gospel choruses. Sometimes the blues elements cross into rock, and sometimes they cross into country. I’ve lived in a lot of places, I have very varied influences, so this project, from one album to the next can be either very Alternative or Indie…and it can be Blues Rock…And then Indie-Blues….I’m trying to follow my instincts and not question how neatly I need to fit into an easily-definable zone. We are constantly evolving; the artists I admire went through drastic changes during their careers. I hope to be able to do this long enough to see many bends and breaks in the structure and form of my work.

In the new album, however, I’ve also attempted to play with the presentation and structure of the material quite significantly:

I’ve experimented with linear and non-linear narratives and have made the storyline multi-vocal. What I mean is that you can listen to the songs in different orders to get a very different sense of narrative. I’ve written the material so that it can be listened to actively or passively. You can be as involved in the narrative as you like…I don’t want the album to be “work” to listen to.

I’m driven by the desire to engage in social issues…this is at the root of everything.

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION AUDIOPHILIA


By rock-metal-network, 2015-08-10
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION AUDIOPHILIA

We would like to present you  @AUDIOPHILIA

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:


 

 

 

1. Where are you from and what's the origin of your band/artist name?

 

AUDIOPHILIA  :  Audiophilia is from the Lake Geneva, WI area. We like to play near Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison. 

 

2. Introduce shortly your band members and history

AUDIOPHILIA  : The band includes 4 members: Lynzi Hayes (vocals/rhythm guitar), Chase Albrecht (lead guitar), Kayla Wrukus (bass/back-up vocals), and Cj Gochanour (drums).  All current members met at Williams Bay, Wisconsin's School of Rock program, now known as Rock Central of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. There, they played together as a group and eventually branched out to form their own band, Audiophilia.

3. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

AUDIOPHILIA  : Audiophilia produces a hard rock sound with influences of artists like Soundgarden, Metallica, and The Pretty Reckless. As of right now, the majority of our material are personalized covers, but we're gradually releasing originals.

4. What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

AUDIOPHILIA  :  Topics of our songs are usually based around religion, love, and self-struggle.

5. Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

AUDIOPHILIA  : Audiophilia has performed at venues such as The Rave (Milwaukee, WI), Vans Warped Tour (Milwaukee, WI), The Miramar Theatre (Milwaukee, WI), Soldiers Field (Chicago, IL), and many more. Some upcoming shows include The Green Lake Battle of the Bands in Green Lake, WI (Aug. 15th), The Locker Room in Madison, WI (Aug. 21st), and The Walworth County Fair in Elkhorn, WI (Sep. 6th).

6. Any last words?

AUDIOPHILIA  :  Our debut EP will be released hopefully sometime in August or September. You can follow us at www.facebook.com/AudiophiliaBand, www.twitter.com/AudiophiliaBand, and www.youtube.com/AudiophiliaBand.

Thanks,
Lynzi from Audiophilia

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION DR. CRANKNSTEIN


By rock-metal-network, 2015-08-09
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION DR. CRANKNSTEIN

We would like to present you  @drcranknstein 

 

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:


 

 

 

1. Where are you from and what's the origin of your band/artist name?

Dr. Cranknstein : I'm Guitarist / Singer Eliot Chambers leader and founder of Dr. Cranknstein, I am orginally from Detroit "Rock-City" Michigan U.S.A. I came up with the name while driving down the free-way (autobahn) here in Switzerland. I probably thought of it because the Parliments/Funkadelics had a Album called Dr. Funknstein LOL. But the name is English and German combined:
Crank'n ( this means loud, "like crank up the music man!"  and Stein ( well, that means rock- like hard rock)
so we are the "Doctors Of Loud Rock"- Dr. Cranknstein- cool huh?

2. Introduce shortly your band members and history

Dr. Cranknstein :  o.k. there has been 5 line-ups of Dr. Cranknstein in the last 10 years, which is alot...seems the Swiss musician's here have a short life span in bands, they give up too easy, and find something else to do, for me as a band leader this is disapointing- that they "pussy-out" so fast.
line-up 1 ( the original and best line up) the band was founded in 2005 with me, Steve Schiegg on Bass and backing vocals and
Urs Kälin on Drums, we initially recorded a Live cd, called Dr. Cranknstein-Operation Live, and they also played on most of Dr. Cranknstein's first studio cd- "The Last Guitar Hero" ( I will up-load some tracks from these cds onto RMN).
after Steve and Urs dropped out-line-up 2 Drummer Dan Hammer, and Bassist Markus Stephanie-
Hammer as a drummer was just that "A Hammer" but bassist Stephanie, he was a loser-really, he would agree to rehearsals and not show up- many times, and at gigs he would arrive with his bass amp in his car, set up, play, collect his pay, and split- he had no concept of team-work..
I think he was playing in 5 bands at the same time during this period, and ya know- that is a total no-go..try having a girlfriend that has 4 other boyfriends and see what I mean... anyway Markus Stephanie was the reason this line-up split.

Line-up 3 up was Drummer Andre "Lee" Roth, and Bassist Daniel Pfister, these guys were o.k., but drummer Andre Lee Roth needed so much rehearsing to get tight, and he needed to be put on a click track, because of his meter- he speed up alot, after the click track and a million rehearsals he got better, bassist Daniel Pfister, was a very gifted bassist, played a bit like Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, but for a trio his tone was a bit twangy and he did not fill the botton well..he joined the band after having a career "burn-out" so eventually he started to "crack" funny both these guys would show up at rehearsal, dead tired from their day (at work) and then as we played they would be watching the clock on the wall..just waiting for finish time..they were even like this after coming back from a 2 week holiday break...eventually they quit. they were both to burnt-out from Swiss life to continue.

Good for Dr. Cranknstein..because you cannot get anywhere with people in the band that have low or no energy-no spirit of Rock and Roll.
that is actually the problem here in Switzerland, the musicians are more the types to teach music than to work together and struggle to make a band "Break-out" of the local scene, or just to get anywhere...they break down to easy like a old Volkswagen..LOL
 line -up 4 was Bassist Mikki Izzy, and Drummer Angie Damage ( yes, she was a female drummer and that should explain it all, no offense to other female drummers out there) but here is the picture: Bassist Mikki Izzy, was a cool dude- he looked like Bruce Dickenson of Iron Maiden- he had a cool Ampeg SVT bass rig, but his playing was what you call -"One Note Joe" meaning he was a very elementary bassist, not a beginner- but close- he needed ALOT of work, I mean ALOT!!  but I liked him and had belief in him that he could improve and do it ( a tip for you bands out there, don't do this- get somebody on a equal playing level) any way, he did improve and after months could play the 20 song set...
Drummer Angie Damage, came to the band after she left a "Pink-Tribute band" that she was playing in-she said "the other (girls) in that band were Bitches" and especially the girl guitarist..I said-"o.k. with me, so she joined Dr. Cranknstein..she was a good drummer, good meter, good-timing- remembered all the breaks- ect. but she had the pesonality of a "school teacher" so square, so straight, so conservative- so SWISS.
anyway, dig this: after Mikki Izzy got his shit together on the bass, and after months of rehearsing ( we were starting to rock good)-
and then she- (Angie) say's
"oh, my old band mates ( from that Pink tribute band) now have a all -girl AC/DC tribute band, and they need me to fill in on one  gig- you don't mind do you"?
I said "of course not", ( after all I don't own anybody right?) well, the gig went good, and of course they had more gigs and she joined their band.
when she joined D.C. she said she could olny afford the time to play once a week-sometimes 2 times aweek..but now she has time to be in 2 bands right? so, this was the beginning of the end for her, when she announced she was quitting..Mikki Izzy the bassist that I had spent so much time working with, say's "Im quitting too"..( I said "hey man it's a all girl band- you gonna be her drum tech or what"??) I suggested to Mikki that we find a dude drummer and keep rock'n but he in true Swiss -style pussied out.
 
Finally the last line-up number 5, was with Bassist Fabi-Ann ( whom is actually a good guitarist, and friend).. we got together and started the long process of finding the right drummer, and we could not find one after 1 year's time, we tried alot of guys out- one as far away as Hungary-( he was living in Austria) he did not have a car but a small city type motor -scooter,( great to move a drum set right?) and another guy who was good from France ( although he was a East German)- this guy-I never seen a drummer miss so many rehearsals, then he mentioned that he also joined a "African-Music" group..and that was it, I told him "stay in France" stop wasting my time.
so, after all this you can probably understand why? Dr. Cranknstein is on break as far as a live act goes..since this circus of experiences- I have opened my own recording studio-"Blast-zone " studio and I have a great drummer to play on the recordings-myself!!!
I will up-load some more of my new songs- but the song I already have on my profile page-"Stars And Bars" I played all the instruments on that including the drums..I will post some pics of the studio and totally kick-ass drum set that I have and record with.


3. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

Dr. Cranknstein : the Music of Dr. Cranknstein is Classic Hard Rock from the 70's and 80's influenced by bands like Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith,Mötley Crüe, AC/DC, and all the rest of that good stuff. also a bit of Commercial Heavy metal-Judas Priest, Accept, Quite Riot, Def Lepherd, Van Halen, Ozzy, Metal Church.....

4. What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

Dr. Cranknstein :  the main topic of my songs are "street-life" things that are really going on, not demons and dragons,  my songs lean more towards having a good time, that is what Rock and Roll is supposed to be ain't it? "having a good time"  not slicing your wrist, or killing your parents, or drinking blood in the moon-light, or making animal sacrifices-ect. I leave all that stuff to the Satanic Black Metal bands..if that is your "cup of blood" then enjoy it, but for me music and religion should not mix, and that's what alot of black,death,speed,gore,hard core,type metal are SATANISIM and that is a religion.

5. Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

Dr. Cranknstein : Dr. Cranknstein has performed alot in Switzerland, maybe that is why the line-ups keep failing- when you play here in Switzerland it's a wanna-be scene, with a bunch of conservetive people standing there in front of you, your singing in English and playing you ass off..and they don't have a fooking clue..then, they clap their hands like their at school meeting or something- ha ha! you get the idea.
no live gigs at this time, maybe next year-when I move to Florida :-)

6. Any last words?

Dr. Cranknstein :  I hope you have enjoyed reading this interview, as much as I have enjoyed telling you these stories, thats' what makes a good rock-song..a good story. keep rock'n Dr. Cranknstein -I am working on a new cd now. and I will up-load some new songs for all of you to hear.
thanks to RMN Rock Network- keep Rock and Metal alive!!! prevent the Rap and pop diva total music take-over..they suck and usally in that kind of music there is no-kick-ass guitar - just programmed beats for booty shak'n- like a monkee in a tree LOL!!

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION ELECTRIC DEATH BEAT


By rock-metal-network, 2015-08-06
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION ELECTRIC DEATH BEAT

We would like to present you  @ELECTRICDEATHBEATOFFICIAL

 

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:


 

 

 

1. Where are you from and what's the origin of your band/artist name?

ELECTRICDEATHBEATOFFICIAL : Electric Deathbeat hails from Northern Finland. I think that the name came up when I wrote the first song for this band and the song just sounded like it was full of electricity and beats of death in it. There it was, Electric Deathbeat.

2. Introduce shortly your band members and history

ELECTRICDEATHBEATOFFICIAL : Well, our present line-up is pretty unique because we've got two pairs of brothers playing together. We have actually a long history together in other bands also, the whole crew has played in bands like Luna Tremensis and The Wargasm before. Electric Deathbeat was born as a one-man project in 2011, but when few years passed by, it was time to unleash the beast, so to speak. It was easy to find these right dudes to play some metal! Our first line-up was slightly different though, because behind our drummer's seat was Waltteri Väyrynen, who nowadays plays in Paradise Lost and Vallenfyre for example.



3. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

ELECTRICDEATHBEATOFFICIAL : It's pretty hard for myself to describe our musical style. As a songwriter, I listen a lot of different types of music, all the way from 60's and 70's progressive stuff to raw black metal. We've got this combination of Finnish mentality with a twists of industrial, gothic and even deathish elements. And what we've asked other people's opinions, they've heard vibes in our music from such bands like Deathstars, The Kovenant, Waltari, Amaranthe etc. Those aforesaid bands have been my personal favorites for many years, so I receive these kind of comments very arms wide open with me.

4. What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

ELECTRICDEATHBEATOFFICIAL : My lyrics for our songs are pretty personal stuff and I often like to write things so, that people may see many different aspects from many different angles there, but the main topic behind these words are well hidden, because it's a part of me and a part of how I see and feel all the surrounding things in present world. Antitheses of life and death, lies and truth, chaos and serenity surely can be found there.

5. Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

ELECTRICDEATHBEATOFFICIAL : People have seen Electric Deathbeat live only twice, most recent was this year's LankaFest @ Finland, where played also bands like PoisonBlack, Battle Beast, Lost Society, Burning Point and other great bands. We've been pretty busy after that, cause we are organizing possible places where to play and schedules for autumn and near future. We feel that now we are ready to rock all over! All members have a lot of experience from gigging so we can say that we are a LIVE BAND, we all enjoy that so much and I personally feel that when I'm on stage, in front of all those people I really am alive! And when we're on stage, we give everything from ourselves for the people who have come to see us rocking.

6. Any last words?

ELECTRICDEATHBEATOFFICIAL : At first we wanna thank you for this interview.
Ladies and gentlemen, check us out, our debut album Dead Echo Paranoia was released a few weeks ago.
And we're actually writing and demoing new stuff already for the second release. We are here to stay so you stay tuned! See ya! /,,/

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION RAUCHENSTEIN


By rock-metal-network, 2015-07-09
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION RAUCHENSTEIN

We would like to present you  @RAUCHENSTEIN

 

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:


 

 

 

RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

RAUCHENSTEIN  :  Based out of San Antonio, TX.  Origin of the band name is actually my grandmother's maiden name (Rauchenstein), pronounced 'ROCK 'N Styne' Guess you could say I have Rock in my blood. . .quite literally!!

 

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

RAUCHENSTEIN  : Rauchenstein is cut from a different cloth than most bands.  I guess we're kind of like Bon Jovi and Cinderella in the way we are
structured.  The reason I say that is pretty much all song writing is done by me, Paul Sperling.   I also play *all* of the instruments on our studio recordings.  Vox are predominantly handled by Raylan James, however I sing on a couple of tracks (Out Of Control, Darkness Falls, I Want To Get Away).
When the band plays live shows, the line-up is as follows:
            Vocals - Raylan James (We have a lot of history!  We are actually brothers!)
            Lead Guitar - Paul Sperling
            Guitar - Ben Tass (Ben is a long-time friend and phenomenal musician)
            Bass - Brandon Shaw (Long time friend. . . actually went to elementary and high-school together)
            Drums - Dave Constable (Dave is an animal on drums and is my soon to be brother-in-law)

 

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

 

RAUCHENSTEIN  : I consider Rauchenstein to be in the Hard Rock genre.  Major influences are Ozzy, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Judas Priest, Motley Crue, AC/DC, Alice In Chains, and so many others from the late 80, 90s, and 2000s.

 

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

RAUCHENSTEIN  : The songs always start with guitar.  My goal is to create guitar saturated Rock.  Lyrics and theme are built around the main hook and chorus.  Typically themes are more dark and angry due to the heaviness of
the guitar riffs.  I am not an angry or dark person, it is just tough to write about sunshine and roses when you lay down some bad ass dropped tuned riffs!  LOL!  Some songs deviate from being heavy. . .  I've written a ballad titled "Vulnerable" which was written for my wife.  Darkness Falls, is about battling cancer and having that someone that can be there for you through those tough times.  I Want To Get Away is about just wanting to ditch work and get home to play guitar, or so it goes in the song. . . rather be playing my Les Paul!  So really there are no main themes.  I just use the guitar to get out whatever I am feeling at that moment and come up with a melody, chorus, and lyrics.  It's that simple!

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

 

RAUCHENSTEIN   : I'll touch on the highlight of Rauchenstein's career to this point.  We had the opportunity to be a featured artist on Slash's Apocalyptic Love Tour.  That was an amazing experience. . . other shows are just not as fun to talk about! Rauchenstein has been locked up in the studio for the past several months.  Our debut album "A Heavier Tomorrow" is due to release late summer.  Be looking for it!  The best place to stay up-to-date on Rauchenstein is to check our website:  www.rauchenstein.rocks or connect
with us on FaceBook and Twitter "@4Rauchenstein

 

RMN: Any last words?

RAUCHENSTEIN  : My last words would be "Take a chance on us."  I always say if you like Rock, you will be hard pressed not to like Rauchenstein!  I personally feel like there is this void in Rock music that is really emerging.  The music business is so damn tough, especially in Rock, since Pop, Country and Hip-Hop are dominant, that mainstream america has almost given up on Rock music.  Rock music is what I grew up on and is what I crave!  I am convinced that there are people out there looking for the next
generation of rock bands to take the reigns from bands like Metallica, AC /DC, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, etc. . . . There needs to be some bands that have what it takes. . .that have not lost the art of making music that
isn't cookie cutter pop/country format.  I honestly believe that Rauchenstein is one of those bands.  We have some really loyal,
unbelievable fans that have discovered us.  We are looking for every last Rocker out there!  If you like to ROCK, take a chance on us!  You will not be disappointed!
www.rauchenstein.rocks/music

 

 
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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION HITHERSIDE


By rock-metal-network, 2015-06-20
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION HITHERSIDE

We would like to present you @HITHERSIDE

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RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

HITHERSIDE  : I’m from Dayton, Ohio, but I live here in Antwerp, Belgium and have been for quite a few years.
When looking for a name for our band, we knew we wanted a single word that was unique and original.  I found an online website of rare and seldom used English words and Hitherside was on that list. We liked the sound of it.  It means ‘the nearest side’.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

HITHERSIDE  : Hitherside was created in the summer of 2011 by me and multi-instrumentalist, Sam Oerlemans, a local Belgian. We write, record and produce all of the music ourselves. Sam plays all the instruments on the album and I do the singing. Sam has been involved in the music scene for 20 years. He is originally a self- taught guitarist and has played in several bands over the years. He taught himself to play drums about 10 years ago and was a drummer in one of his former bands.   In contrast, I have no real musical history, except for always having been a Rock music lover.  Sam wanted to start a musical project where he had control over the instrumental arrangements and the production.  I volunteered to help out with the writing of the lyrics and the singing.   I immediately started taking singing lessons from a local musical theater performer.  After 4 months, she stopped giving lessons.  Two years later, I found another, much more suitable online vocal academy.  I am still studying to this very day.

Our bassist, Josh, is my son. He started playing drums at the age of 10 and continued for 3 more years.  At the age of 16 he started playing guitar and became Sam’s protégé.  He also learned a lot from the internet and has been playing now for 4 years. Josh was completely prepared (knew all the songs) to be the second  guitarist of our live band, but we had such a hard time finding a good 5 string bassist to play live, that he volunteered to become the bassist and immediately made the switch over.  It was not a challenge for him to make the switch and he learned all the songs in 2 weeks. This meant that we had decided to stream line the band by having just one guitarist.

Finding a good live drummer was also difficult, but we finally found someone just over the border in The Netherlands.  Stefan is a very diverse drummer and percussionist and has followed lessons from several teachers.  Although he’s a real Rock and Metal drummer through and through, he also has experience in Jazz, Swing, Latin Caribbean music, Pop music and musical theater productions. In addition to Hitherside, he currently plays in a Van Halen Tribute band and a Big Band Orchestra.

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

HITHERSIDE  : We describe our music as Female fronted Melodic Rock/Hard Rock.  We have lots of influences such as Evanescence, Karnivool, Porcupine Tree, Devin Townsend, Foo Fighters, Chevelle,  Halestorm,  Muse, Joe Satriani, just to name a few.

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

HITHERSIDE  : The main themes of our songs are human interaction/relationships and many of them were inspired by my own personal experiences.


RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

HITHERSIDE   : We’re a brand spanking new live band. We just played our first gig at a local blues café on June 12, 2015. I am happy to say that it went very well   ☺  On June 26th, we will be playing a short semi-acoustic set at a Dutch radio station that will be ‘aired’ live online along with an interview. In August we play an open air event in the east of Belgium and in the fall we have  two more café gigs, in both Belgium and The Netherlands. We are working on arranging more shows whenever possible and we sign ourselves up for competitions as well.

RMN: Any last words?

HITHERSIDE  : In January 2012, we landed an endorsement deal with PreSonus Audio Electronics (http://www.presonus.com/community/artists/Hitherside) with our very first single/video, ‘Insignificant Other’. We have just been informed that we will be interviewed for the U.K. Fireworks Magazine  (September/October issue--available at Barnes and Nobles stores) along with a review of our self-titled debut album and our track, ‘Asked but Not Answered’ will appear on the magazine’s CD sampler.  Our music can also be heard on quite a few online radio stations around the world. Needless to say, we’re very proud, excited and humbled about all these accomplishments.

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION KINGS OF MALEVOLENCE


By rock-metal-network, 2015-06-17
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION KINGS OF MALEVOLENCE

We would like to present you @KINGS-OF-MALEVOLENCE

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RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

KINGS-OF-MALEVOLENCE : We are from San Francisco CA. the origin of our band came from our lead guitarist's old band we didn't have a name for the band, so we just went with that name.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

KINGS-OF-MALEVOLENCE : I am Evangelina i'm the singer and we have Sal/Lead guitar, Josh/Rhythm guitar, Idalis/Bass.we formed around april/may 2014.

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

KINGS-OF-MALEVOLENCE : We aren't really a specific genre we are a mix of hard rock/metal and some punk, we have alot influences we listen to metal music,punk music, classic rock, pop.The major influence for this band well one of the biggest for us is Metallica.

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

KINGS-OF-MALEVOLENCE : There is different topics/themes, some are about politics and different issues that go on in our country, our lead guitarist mostly writes the lyrics.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

KINGS-OF-MALEVOLENCE : We haven't played any live shows yet our last drummer bailed on us on what was going to be our first show,we have nothing for now hopefully someone invites us to play with them.

RMN: Any last words?

KINGS-OF-MALEVOLENCE : yeah thanks for this interview, and thanks to the people who like our music we hope to play some shows soon.thanks

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION ELYSIAN GATES


By rock-metal-network, 2015-06-14
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION ELYSIAN GATES

We would like to present you @ELYSIAN-GATES

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RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

ELYSIAN-GATES : The band was formed in 2010 in Luxembourg. „Elysian Gates“ refers to the greek mythology. They could be the entrance to your paradise. In a more simple approach, it might be some kind of goal in life that you try to reach.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

ELYSIAN-GATES : The band started as a male-fronted rock/metal band. We released the album „Destination unknown“ as well as the single „Childhood`s End“ in 2013. But in 2014 we´ve changed to a female leading voice. We released two singles and both „Seven Angels“ and then „Northern Winds“ made it to No1 in the local I-Tunes Charts. Right now, we are attending several gigs and continue working on album No2. The band composition is: Noemie Leer on Vocals, Sue Scarano and Guy Christen on Guitars, Kim Sosson on the Bass, Thierry Sadler on keyboards and Chris Praus on Drums.

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

ELYSIAN-GATES : Mainly, we are considered as symphonic rock/metal band influenced by the usual suspects like Nightwish, Within Temptation, Delain, Edenbridge ….. Some of our songs have big orchestrations and the vocals are altering between rock and operatic. The 14 minutes album version of „Seven Angels“ might be the best example.

But then on another hand, we also try to explore different styles of rock and metal that sound more straight like you can discover in „Northern Winds“.
Most of us are also influenced by progressive stuff as we love bands like Dream Theater or Symphony X.

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

ELYSIAN-GATES : Very often, it is about feelings and experiences one might make on his way through life. On album No1, we´ve started a journey with a young boy crossing a bridge to a world full of question marks and uncertainties. Album no2 will probably be the continuation of his journey with more challenges ahead.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

ELYSIAN-GATES : We have toured through Luxembourg and had a few gigs in France and Germany so far. Three big open-air events are awaiting us now: on the 4th of July we`ll support Delain at Dikrich live, then on the 12th of July we`ll rock the Knuedler (THE main summer open air rock and pop event in Luxembourg City, featuring Anastacia this year). Finally, on the 7th of August we´ll be mainstage at the e-lake festival, a big event in Echternach that usually attracts thousands of people. Let´s cross the fingers to get decent or good weather each time.

RMN: Any last words?

ELYSIAN-GATES  : Thanks for supporting new and less known bands. Keep on rocking.

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION DON EWALDO YAMUNA


By rock-metal-network, 2015-06-11
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION DON EWALDO YAMUNA

We would like to present you @DON-EWALDO-AND-YAMUNA

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RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

DON-EWALDOYAMUNA : We are from Austria, city Innsbruck and our original band name is "Don Ewaldo and na"

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

DON-EWALDOYAMUNA : My name is Don Ewaldo and I am the composer of our sound, I also play the e guitars solo lead and rhythm, also the bass and acoustic guitar, Yamuna is the singer and she is also the songwriter and responsible for the lyrics.

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

 

DON-EWALDOYAMUNA : Our preferred music genres are rock, prog.rock, prog.metal and ballads and a little bit blues. My influences for composing and playing guitar are Jimmy Hendrix, Garry Moore, Dream Theater, Deep Purple

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

DON-EWALDOYAMUNA : Our main themes are the live and things are happen every day, from love to war.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

DON-EWALDOYAMUNA : We do not plan for an upcoming show, we producing only in private atmosphere.

 

RMN: Any last words?

DON-EWALDOYAMUNA  : Congratulation for your homepage, its great to promote our music on RMN.

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION LORD


By rock-metal-network, 2015-06-10
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION LORD

We would like to present you @ANDYDOWLING

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RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

ANDY DOWLING : We're from Sydney and Wollongong in Australia. It's a long story behind the band name which involves early days when our front man was a DJ at a local roller rink and picked the name 'Lord Tim' for a laugh. The band was formerally known as Dungeon from 1989 to late 2005.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

ANDY DOWLING : Lord Tim - Vocals/Guitar, Mark Furtner - Guitar/Backing Vocals, Andy Dowling - Bass/Backing Vocals

We're currently in the process of recruiting a new drummer to the band. More info on that in the coming weeks/months! In the meantime we've been touring quite a bit with some great friends from bands such as Troldhaugen and Taberah who have been filling in behind the kit.



We originally started off under the name Dungeon back in 1989 and changed our name to LORD at the end of 2005. If you're keen on getting a more indepth look into the history of the band, check out our official website as it goes into far more detail. In addition to that, we released a 200+ page band history that was featured on a USB all access pass that comes with our latest release 'The Dungeon Era', which is a 4 disc set with the 4 Dungeon albums re-recorded by the current LORD band. Well worth a read in my humble opinion!

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

ANDY DOWLING : Most people pen us as being a power metal band, however we merge a lot of styles and influences from melodic rock, traditional metal, thrash/speed metal, and even some melodic death. Melodic metal overall is the safest bet! Our influences are varied and many, but the biggest ones across the whole band are Helloween, Queensryche, Symphony X, Kreator and Iron Maiden.

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

ANDY DOWLING : The main themes surround our own personal experiences as people, however we have been known to write a few songs with fantasy content, sci-fi and some fictional content..

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

ANDY DOWLING : We've done countless tours all over Australia as well as New Zealand. We've also been to Europe a few times, SE Asia, and Japan.

Upcoming shows in Australia:

June 13th - Legions of Steel Festival, The Evelyn - Melbourne, Australia
July 17th - Terrorbound Festival, North Cairns Tigers FC - Cairns, Australia
July 18th - Terrorbound Festival, Mansfield Hotel - Townsville, Australia
July 19th - Terrorbound Festival, McGuires CBD - Mackay, Australia
July 25th - Dead of Winter Festival, The Jubilee - Brisbane, Australia
August 23rd - The Bald Faced Stag Hotel - Sydney, Australia

RMN: Any last words?

ANDY DOWLING : A big thank you for the opportunity to talk about the band and a big welcome to those who are new to LORD. Please find us on Facebook and Twitter and say hello! If you're not from Australia, help us spread the word in your country so we can come and play for you one day in the future! Cheers!

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION HALO-CREATION


By rock-metal-network, 2015-06-10
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION HALO-CREATION

We would like to present you @HALO-CREATION

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RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

HALO-CREATION : We are from Vienna, Austria. The name Halo Creation came up at a rehearsal, we were talking about ideas for the name and what would fit to our music soundwise. After a while I brought the word Halo in, and the we all together thought about which second word would complete the name, and would cope with the power of our music.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history


HALO-CREATION : I am Eva, and I am the vocalist, I do screaming and growling. Then there is Thibaud, an excellent guitarist and songwriter, Leo is also shredding the guitar at its best, Dominic plays the heavy bass and Armin is the master of technique on the drums.

We started to rehearse in the beginning of 2014. In the summer of the same year we recorded our demo which contains four songs. After that, in fall, we started to play live and our first show was already with Graveworm. After playing some more shows we started to write new material again and today we are finishing the last songs before we record our first album. 

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

HALO-CREATION : We dont talk about genre names very often, but we would probably call it Death Metal, with oldschool elements in it. We all have different favorite bands, so there are metal bands from all genres who influences us.

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

HALO-CREATION : The songs are about life and death, freedom, fear, hate and love, all what matters in a life of a human being. There are people in my surroundings who influence the lyrics, but most of it is made up by myself.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

HALO-CREATION : We already performed with bands like Graveworm, Jinjer, or Illdisposed and did a festival show at STP Metal Weekend. This summer for example, we will play at the Headbangers Desaster Festival in Austria and at the Metal Hydra Festival.

RMN: Any last words?


HALO-CREATION  : Everbody who reads this, go to our facebook page and inform yourself about our shows and news regarding our upcoming album. If you do so,  Halo Creation will be very thankful and glad to see you maybe already at our next show.  

INTERVIEW GIVEN BY EVA OSWALD (vocalist for halo creation)

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION MUTARD


By rock-metal-network, 2015-06-09
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION MUTARD

We would like to present you @MUTARD

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:


 

RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

MUTARD : We're a thrash metal band from the area of Heidenheim, southern Germany.
Mutard is a combination of the words "mutant" and "retard".
For us it's just a term for a really, really, really stupid person.
And everybody who has spent 5 minutes with us, knows why we deserve that name!

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history


MUTARD : Kim is the vocalist, Haug plays the bass. Patrick & Thilo are our guitarists and Grützi is the man behind the drums. And Bernd Bones Beer Bong Buddy Boy is our band mascot and is responsible for the boozy entertainment during the short breaks.
The band was formed in 2013 but we play together with this line-up since early 2014.
After a short while we recorded the demo "Zombie Addiction" in our basement, which was released in november of the same year.
We want to play live as much as possible and then hit the studio in the near future because we have more than enough killer songs for the first Mutard album.

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

MUTARD : Mutard stands for straight Thrash Metal with some crossover elements every so often.
We were strongly influenced by 80's bands like Slayer, Exodus, Sodom, D.R.I. and Kreator. But newer Bands like Municipal Waste, Warbringer, Toxic Holocaust and Havok
also have a huge impact on our riffing.


RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

MUTARD : We're no political or super-serious guys but we really (really!) love to drink and have fun. So our songs are funny or about drinking or both.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

MUTARD : One of the highlights so far as "musicians" was to open for Antipeewee
and Bitterness on their release party for "Resurrexodus" at the Hexenhaus in Ulm.
On july 31st we will play our very first open air gig at the "Schlichtenfest" in Ottobeuren. We're very excited about that and hope that a lot of people will show up
and destroy the pit with us!
We will also play some cool and bigger thrash gigs later this year that haven't been announced yet, so stay tuned for some Mutard live action!

RMN: Any last words?


MUTARD  : We wanna thank RMN for this interview and the opportunity to present ourselves on their awesome network.
And a big shout-out to the AxMxPxC for showing up on our gigs and burning down every location with us! You guys suck (..not!)

Stay mutarded!

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION DEADINCEPTION


By rock-metal-network, 2015-06-07
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION DEADINCEPTION

We would like to present you @DEADINCEPTION

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:


 

RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

DEADINCEPTION : From Phoenix Arizona, currently living in Cottonwood, AZ. Chad played drums for a short time in 1995-96 at the age of 10, he then picked up his first guitar at the age of 11 after he sold his drum kit. Chad always pursued playing in a band, ultimately a Death Metal type band after getting into bands like  Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Dying Fetus and Slayer. After several years of playing guitar and not being able to get or keep a band together, in 2010 he got a drum kit and started writing and recording his own music.
The name that I had for a band was Human Catastrophe (2005), Grave Wax (2008) then Eternal Decay (2010) but each time I had a good name it was taken. Names aside I began recording songs around mid 2011. I wanted to make a band name that was close to the meaning of the moment of death which could be interpreted in several other ways such as what the state of the band was, just me behind a computer bellowing into a mic and shredding guitar and bass, recording drums, not playing any shows at the time, the band truly was a Dead Inception. The band name also means to die, the manner in which someone dies, for one’s life energy to drain, to become dead. One could argue that it means to stop doing something, to change. It also means for governments and military to rise up and spread mass death, to each their own. People can associate my music and band title with what they choose. The lyrical message speaks for itself from cannibalism to murder to making people into furniture to smoking bud to porno grind to talking about how fucking mind controlled society is, Dead Inception covers many types of Grind.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

DEADINCEPTION : Chad Hill- Guitar and Vocals, Drums and Bass Recordings, production, audio engineering and art.   Formed DEAD INCEPTION in March of 2011, Dead Inception has 3 Full length albums, one of which is a reissue of the first 2 Dead Inception albums with 4 new bonus tracks added making it 28 tracks and putting all Dead Inception songs on ITunes. Currently Chad is working on a 4th album for Dead Inception which songs have yet to be released, a killer concert set, and live performances.
Kyle Ramaker- in 2014 played Drums for a short time, recorded on Knife Vengeance and Bloodsought. Kyle never considered himself a drummer, rather a guitarist. We never played any shows.

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

DEADINCEPTION : Brutal Death Metal /Sadistic Grind         
Slayer, Pantera, Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Deicide, Anthrax, Exhumed, Sepultura, Morbid Angel, Cryptic Slaughter, Alice In Chains, Nirvana.

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

DEADINCEPTION : From torture and killing to how people are slaves to the government, anything sick and corrupt that should be exploited like that, and also a feast for the sadist. People are possessions and bloodlust is an obsession, religion is corruption, in a world of self-destruction. The emphasis of the creation of this band was to put what happens when you die, that is at the moment of death, into words. I have had a near death experience in which I flat lined briefly  and I have taken portions of that and put it into my music as well, especially in the early days of this band. Brutal murders have always fascinated me and there are different aspects of murders that I will talk about in my music, I think it captivates the audience because there is that shock value, plus we all have days where we just feel like laying waste to people. Corruption in religion and government is ever present and society is being brainwashed by such garbage which gives me plenty of topics for my songs as well. Dead Inception is also pro Cannabis.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

DEADINCEPTION : I have just started playing shows
Nile Theater 5/15/15, The Main Stage 4/21/15,The Main Stage 4/28/15,  The Main Stage 5/5/15
Upcoming show:   The Nile Theater in Mesa, AZ 8/2/15  other concerts TBA follow on Twitter & Facebook 

RMN: Any last words?


DEADINCEPTION : Always follow your gut instinct. Question what you are being told, who is telling you, and what they have to gain from it. Society is being blanketed by bullshit propaganda every day so much so that the masses of people are losing their senses and basic ability to process information. Never back down, Fight for yourselves, your families, what you believe in, if you don’t, what other reason do you live for?

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION VICTORIENT


By rock-metal-network, 2015-06-04
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION VICTORIENT

We would like to present you @VICTORIENT

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:


 

RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

Tansy: Croydon South London Uk, the name came from having a chat at a local museum of oriental art in Victorian times.
Sam: we were talking about band names and we kinda both accidently correpted the two terms at the sae time in a kind of "halleluja" moment.


RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history


Sam Dunham-Carter guitars,vocals,strings and arrangements
Tansy Dunham-Carter Vocals,synth piano and ethereal sounds

Sam: basically we formed the band in 2013 after we started a relationship together and realised we both LOVED the same music so we thought about starting a band together
Tansy: Sam has 20+years of producing bands and performing music and my background was more and art/songwritting background and I wanted to be in a band all my life allthough i couldn't play and instrument well but now the opportunity has become a reality.

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

Sam: we try not to limit ourselves to one genre, ours is a mixed bag of gothic music,post punk,gothic rock,synth pop,ethereal music and some black sabbath influenced doom metal
Tansy: as Sam has remarked,it is a pick n mix of various alternative genres,although its predominatly more gothic other than metal,most influences have come from the music friends and family listen to and visiting alternative clubs.


RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

Tansy: we like to throw in dark tales as well as songs about unspoken emotions.
Sam: Tansy has covered most of this subject but we also like to throw in some occasional political subjects for variety and also when we feel inspired to.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

Sam: we haven't played live as yet,however we have been Interviewed and featured on our local radio station and also a Canadian one as well as being played on shows around the world,2016 will our year for playing live amongst other things.
Tansy: As Sam has already said, we will play live next year I am focusing on stage props/setups and small amounts of merchandise. Also as we are a duo with minimal equipment we have room to give ambiance to the stage.

RMN: Any last words?


Thanks again for all the support and if you want to know any more about us including free mp3 downloads goto our website www.victorientband.com

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION KYRIE ELLISON


By rock-metal-network, 2015-06-03
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION KYRIE ELLISON

We would like to present you @KYRIE-ELLISON
We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:


 

 

 

RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

KYRIE-ELLISON : Kyrie Ellison: we're a band located in Upstate New York (USA.) We're spread out throughout the country but the nucleus is in NY.


RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history


KYRIE-ELLISON :Mark G David: Bass, Chuck Woodard: guitars, Paul Joseph Warrior: guitars. Vocals and drums were session players. Band formed in 1988 and remained a 5-piece live staple in Upstate NY until 1991. Music scene changed and we all took separate musical paths. In 2013, we decided to reform and finish our debut CD that should have been released over 20 years ago. Better late than never! Our long standing drummer and vocalists didn't seem dedicated...so, we brought in big named session people to help us out. 

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

KYRIE-ELLISON : Power metal is a tag we use although some throw us in the progressive category. Either is fine. Our music influences are your classic metal staples: Sabbath, Ozzy, Maiden, Priest and NWOBHM. The mid and late 80s bands: Fates Warning, Queensryche, Crimson Glory, Savatage, King Diamond/Mercyful Fate, and we really like all the thrash bands of that era too!


RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?


KYRIE-ELLISON : We like haunting ghost storytelling and psychic prediction type content. We'll venture into dungeons and dragons stuff and...but mainly: if it sends chills down your spine, that's a great thing!

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?


KYRIE-ELLISON : No live shows currently. We'd prefer exposure of the big metal festivals! Playing locally: well, we did that for years. We're looking for bigger exposure when playing live now.r labels to release it!

 

RMN: Any last words?


KYRIE-ELLISON : Thanks for giving us an opportunity to have a voice and for your willingness to help promote. We thank the many online radio stations kind enough to play our music. Visit us online: kyrieellison.com

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION DEATHLESS CREATION


By rock-metal-network, 2015-06-02
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION DEATHLESS CREATION

We would like to present you @DEATHLESS-CREATION

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:


 


RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

DEATHLESS-CREATION : We are from a small town in Bavaria (Germany).
The Name Deathless Creation was just a spontanious idea of mine. The band is meant to last and maybe that´s why the word "deathless" is in there.
But there is not really a deeper meaning to it, besides that it sounds really cool.


RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history


DEATHLESS-CREATION :The Bands history goes back to 2010 when we all were only 15 years old and made our first musical trials.
The actual band came together in 2012 and that´s as well the time the name Deathless Creation came up.
We did our first demo in that year and played alot of local shows in 2013.
The band went through several line-up changes until the beginning of 2015.
And now we are ready to conquer the world. Our debut record is completely done and just waiting to get released. We hope it will happen this year.
So stay tuned and follow the news.

 


RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?


DEATHLESS-CREATION : We consider our music "Thrash´n´Roll". It´s a mix of Thrash Metal and Rock´n´Roll / Blues Music. The major influences for that are on one side the old school thrash metal bands from the Bay Area and Eastcoast.
On the other hand alot of Rock´n´Roll like Elvis Presley from the 50s and 60s as well as some Sludge Bands from the NOLA scene. Another really big influence was Pantera. They brought alot of Groove in my songwriting.
To make it short, we don´t want to limit our music in any way. I like every kind of music out there and I think every genre has to offer something worth listening to.
So maybe the future will bring some funky or jazzy elements to our Metal Music, who knows?
The concept of the Band is being fresh and new and making the music from the heart!


RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?


DEATHLESS-CREATION : That´s a hard question.
We use alot of different topics. There is social critisicm, things you see everyday and alot of personal things and experiences of mine that I work up in my lyrics.
But I wanna leave this to the listener. People shall find out for themselfes what the lyrics mean to them. The message is not always so clear, there is space for personal interpretation. What I can say is that there are no fun or party lyrics. Every song has a deeper meaning and should be fun to explore for the listener.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?


DEATHLESS-CREATION : We mainly performed in local clubs and bars in Germany.
Upcoming shows?
20.06.2015 Hexenhaus Ulm w/ Debauchery
31.07.2015 Schwarzer Adler Egelsee
17.10.2015 Chic Illertissen
But there is alot more to come soon, as I said the record is on the way and we are currently looking for labels to release it!

RMN: Any last words?


DEATHLESS-CREATION : We want to thank RMN for the awesome interview of course.
RMN is really a great platform and we support this 100 %, so keep up the good work!

And to all the readers and fans out there, thanks alot for your support and if you like us follow and you will get all the news.

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION CROSSBONES


By rock-metal-network, 2015-06-01
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION CROSSBONES

We would like to present you @CROSSBONES

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:


Interview with Olsi Ballta CROSSBONES

RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

CROSSBONES : We are a rock/metal band from Tirana, the capital city of Albania and next year will be our 20-th anniversary as a band. We started in 1996 as a group of friends playing different covers of bands we loved in a friend’s house basement.
It was cool but not enough. It was time to get serious and we started immediately to write our own songs since our first days.
As we started to gather and play music, it was time to have a name. I was in my band mate's home having fun with mixing famous bands names. At a certain moments I picked up an English-Albanian dictionary and opened it.
The first word in bold font, at the upper right corner was CROSSBONES.
“We got it man” – I told my friend. And the name stuck and now 19 years have passed in a blink of an eye.
Quite some time, isn’t it?

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history


CROSSBONES: The first members were Olsi BALLTA (founder/vocals) and Arbi XHELO (co-founder/guitar),then Klodi SHEHU (guitar) and Alban MALE (drums & keyboards)
joined and till 1998 the band always had session bass players. In 1998 Fatjon GJASHTAtook over the bass duties till 2000 when he moved to USA.
The actual line up of the band is:

Olsi Ballta – vocals

Klodi Shehu – bass/guitars

Theo Napoloni – drums

Ben Turku – guitars

Our friends, Theo(drums) joined the band in 2010 and Ben(guitars) in 2012.



RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?


CROSSBONES : Our music comes naturally and is a mix of kick ass riffs combined with explosive vocals and drums.
And of course we always want some melody in our music even when we play heavy stuff. We want our music to stuck in people's minds.
our music is raw energy, right in your face, direct, open and sincere.
It’s a mix of flavors. There is hard core, metal, grunge, alternative and even some pop underneath.


RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?


CROSSBONES : We get inspired by a lot of topics, mainly social ones such as war against drugs, unemployment, the right to
have your own voice and place and being respected for that. We face a lot of social barriers as a society and through our music, we try to get our messages across, to be open minded and respect each other no matter what.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?


CROSSBONES : Well, in almost 20 years in the Albanian rock scene we have performed in numerous concerts and festivals.
We are planning a few shows in Kosovo and hopefully another festival in Thessaloniki/Greece during summer.
Anyway they are all to be confirmed.

Some of our shows are as follows:

Nomination for best alterntive/rock Top Fest 12 Tirana/Albania
8Ball Club, April 24, Thessaloniki/Greece
BokLand April 6, 2015 Tirana/Albania
Top Show Magazine March 6, 2015 Tirana/Albania
Rockstock February 25, 2015 Tirana/Albania
BokLand February 6, 2015 Tirana/Albania
Rockstock Festival June 2014 Tirana/Albania
Rockstock April 30, 2014 Tirana/Albania
FESTON 2014 Tirana/Albania
Nomination for best pop/rock Top Fest 1 Tirana/Albania
Steel Wings Anniversary Moto meeting –2012/2013/2014 Tirana/Albania
Moto meeting Ulcinj/Montenegro – June 8, 2012
ROCK THE BLOCK – May 12, 2012 Tirana/Albania
Tribute Metallica 30-th Anniversary, December 28, 2011 Tirana/Albania
Black Box – September 16, 2011 Fine Arts Academy, Tirana/Albania
Rock the Block 2009 Tirana/Albania
Nata e Bardhe November 29,2008 Tirana/Albania
Nata e Bardhe November 29, 2007 Tirana/Albania
What’s Up Fest –“NENE TEREZA” Square -Tirana/Albania October 5, 2007
Top Fest Rock Marathon - Tirana/Albania 2005
“Mjaft” Fest – Durres 2004
Radio Rock Fest - Tirana/Albania 2004
Underground Music Festival-Skopje /Macedonia 17-19 December 1999
Tirana Rock Festival 1996 (Tirana – Albania)

RMN: Any last words?


CROSSBONES : Crossbones are featured in Maximum Rock n Roll magazine Los Angeles 2000, different webzines, Busuk, FeelaRocka, Rock Overdose, Hermanos del Rock etc.
Crossbones are part of "Albanian Rock Anthology" book by Kozeta Kurti. The first rock band from Albania releasing a full length album on CD in 1997(also on Wikipedia) Just released "Toxic Waste" a compilation of unreleased songs recorded during 1998-2013 and
our first CD Single "Alive" with three new songs. Hopefully our second full length album within 2015.
We play music because it comes from our hearts. Rock is our way of living, feeling and being. It makes us feel free every time we are on stage, in every note we play.
On behalf of the band i would like to thank you for the opportunity of having this interview.
Rock Metal Network is another open door for bands and musicians and we appreciate it.

I would also want to thank all our friends and fans for their support and being a constant
drive for us to write good music that comes from every cell of our beings.

You can find us here:
https://twitter.com/CROSSBONESROCK

https://www.facebook.com/CrossbonesBandAlbania

https://www.youtube.com/user/CROSSBONESROCK

https://soundcloud.com/crossbonesalbania

www.reverbnation.com/crossbonesrock

Long live Rock N Roll and all the great music.
Thank you friends.

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION MACHINES DREAM


By rock-metal-network, 2015-05-24
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION MACHINES DREAM

We would like to present you @MACHINES-DREAM

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:




RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

MACHINES-DREAM : We are from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, a.k.a. the Middle of Nowhere. We're called Machines Dream, we're named after a song written by a good friend of ours, and we came together quite accidentally to do a one-off show but kept going despite having no idea where our road would lead. Since 2008 we have released two full length albums, one EP, were signed by a small British label (Aurovine/Sonic Vista), and picked up by management (Eugene Rogers/Progressive Gears) from Northern Ireland. Not bad for not having a plan!

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

MACHINES-DREAM: My name is Craig West and I'm the band's lead vocalist, bass player and occasional guitarist. Brian Holmes is our keyboard player. Ken Coulter is our drummer. Rob Coleman is our lead guitarist. Jacob Rendell is our acoustic instrument player / backing vocalist. In 2008 we came together to do a one-off gig, but enjoyed playing together so we kept going. Like a lot of groups, we've gone through a few lineup changes before settling on the current quintet. We're all good friends and if we didn't play in a group, we would probably still get together socially. The reward of this group is simply being in it and enjoying the music we make.



RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

MACHINES-DREAM : Progressive Rock. We've been called "Crossover Progressive Rock" in the past due to having elements in our music not usually prominent in prog, but I think that progressive rock should mean anything goes, and it is what I listen to the most. Influences: each member of the band would probably answer this question differently, so I'll list mine and not attempt to speak for the others: there is the expected prog stuff: classic bands like Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, and Genesis (until 78), as well as newer progressive bands such as Marillion, Porcupine Tree, and Riveside. Outside prog I'm a big fan of The Who, The Waterboys, and Bob Mould. I grew up in the 80s and had a love affair with the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and Steve Harris is still one of the reasons I play bass. A few years ago I went on a Cat Stevens bender until I had memorized every album. Lately I've been getting interested in that early-70s jazz fusion thing with groups like Weather Report and Return To Forever. So basically I'm all over the map. That's one of the main things I like about progressive rock. Everything is welcomed!!

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

MACHINES-DREAM : One of the things I fault a lot of progressive rock bands on are the fanciful and corny lyrics. I think it's important to write honestly about the world around us, and to try and reflect that. I've written about mental illness, media over-saturation, alienation and loneliness. Not because I'm the type to be found sitting in a bathtub with a razor blade and a bottle of wine, but because I think it's important to call attention to things in our world that are broken, to get people thinking about those things, so maybe someone can make the world a better place.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

MACHINES-DREAM : We usually play a few times each year in our home town. The last time we played was in October 2014 at the Indie Week festival in Toronto, Ontario. We don't play live as much as we would like to. We live in a small city, about eight hours drive from civilization, so live opportunities are not plentiful. We also like to make it special when we do play, not wanting people to get sick of us. We've nothing booked presently although we're hoping to play Indie Week again this year as well as do a CD Release event for our forthcoming third album.

RMN: Any last words?

MACHINES-DREAM : Gratitude. Thank you for taking the time to talk with me today. 20 years ago it would be unheard of for a group from nowhere to be able to connect with people all over the world. We are the product of a passion for music, a disregard for fashion, and the shrinking world of the 21st Century. Thank you technology!

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION THE HONEST MISTAKE BAND


By rock-metal-network, 2015-05-18
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION THE HONEST MISTAKE BAND

We would like to present you @THE-HONEST-MISTAKE-BAND

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:



 

RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

THE-HONEST-MISTAKE-BAND : We are from the San Francisco Bay Area in Daly City, California. Our band and name was founded in 1985 in Daly City, we were originally called "Honest Mistake", and changed it to (The Honest Mistake Band) in 1997.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

THE-HONEST-MISTAKE-BAND : Pete-(Rocko) on the drums, bass, vocals and at times guitar.  
John-(FlyingJV) plays lead guitar, keys and vocals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



The band was founded in 1985 and went through numerous members in the past and things didn't work out. So, in 1997, we decided to play and record all the instruments and vocals ourselves and we continue to record in John's converted Garage/Studio,  it will be our bands 30th anniversary this June.

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

THE-HONEST-MISTAKE-BAND : The band started out as an Alternative / Classic Rock band and we did play many covers back in the day for live shows etc.., in 1997 we decided to play originals only. We like to play all styles and genres of music now.  Our main influences range from Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Michael Schenker, Rush etc.. there are just too many to list!

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

THE-HONEST-MISTAKE-BAND : We played numerous clubs, parties and special venues back in the mid to late 1980's including The Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco on (Heavy Metal Mondays),  the Belmont Brewery in Belmont among many others, we are recording right now and hope to find an appropriate bass player so we can play live venues again, "Pete can't play those drums and the bass at the same time live“.

RMN: Any last words?

THE-HONEST-MISTAKE-BAND : We are proud Americans and love this country, we did our research on current and past events and want everyone to  "Know The Truth", ..and remember these words, "a government that does not contain (Truth, Integrity, Wisdom, Respect, Ethics, Justice and Common Sense) shall always rule with an iron fist and Tyranny, while silencing the peoples voices and transforming them into subjects or slaves, depriving them of their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and the resulting failure to succeed, prosper and grow.". As they say, "If you forget the past, your doomed to repeat it"......A big thanks to our fans, friends and listeners for making us what we are today, we couldn't have done it without you!.    
All the best, Pete & John

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION ELIPTON FALLING


By rock-metal-network, 2015-05-09
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION ELIPTON FALLING

We would like to present you @ELIPTON-FALLING

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:




RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

Squig : I am from NJ near Philadelphia. The name Elipton is a rumored Russian atomic that can destroy the whole earth. We want our music to be explosive haha. Thus the name. A big explosion falling right on you.
Ryan : I am from New Orleans. Squig pretty much wrapped up the name in a nutshell. We want our music to be explosive when you hear it.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

Squig: My stage name is Squig I play guitar.  I was in many a band most of which self imploded due to creative differences. I’ve been playing guitar since my youth. I am self taught although i can read music and in college studied classical music at the library in my free time didn’t major in music. Just on a whim i was on souncloud looking at slipknot covers and heard Ryan singing on slipknot tracks. I had some slipknot covers i was doing and emailed him and that’s how Elipton Falling began.
Ryan : My name is Ryan Fitzgerald and I sing and play guitar. Have been doing so since my youth. Self taught as well. On all of our originals, it is Squig that comes up with the master riffs and I concentrate on the vocals. I have contributed some guitar on some covers that we have done but I cannot take any credit on the axe work done on 99% of our stuff. I play in a local band down here in New Orleans but it is the chemistry that just happened between Squig and I that gives me my passion for this project. We have both been in bands ending in creative differences but with this project, we are free to be ourselves and are on the same wavelength. It is uncanny really. Like Squig said, he messaged me one day about a Slipknot cover and the rest just all fell into place. We both share a great respect for each other that can be hard to find sometimes. We share ideas freely and will review our work with a microscope before we release it. I can honestly say I have made a friend with Squig and we live thousands of miles apart. I just think its cool that our love for music brought 2 guys together from such a great distance. Got to love the internet.

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

Squig : We are metal. Randy Rhoads and evh had a significant impact on me in my youth. From there i discovered Metallica in 1986 and pretty much loved and listened to any metal. The heavier the better.  The 7 string movement of the late 90s with Korn and fear factory was the next major influence. Along with Panteras vulgar display of power album. In the early 2000s while in bands i witnessed first hand the birth of metalcore in nj and new england area.  Summers End the originator of metalcore had a big impact and witnessing it in person was much the same as hearing.
Ryan : We are definitely metal. But if I had to go further into detail I would call us a groove-metalcore project but I don’t like to really define us in any certain terms. Growing up my influences were bands like Metallica for sure, But New Orleans has a pretty regional sound regarding metal much like New Jersey has with metal core. Down here it is a lot of sludge metal and heavy blues with bands like Acid Bath, Corrosion of Conformity, of course Down,Pantera. I was big into Suicidal Tendencies, when I was a skater punk kid. Love old school thrash. Music with attitude. When the 90s came around, bands like Korn and Slipknot, the whole Roadrunner records crew were big influences as well. Like Squig said, the heavier the better. Vocalists that were big influences to me were Phil Anselmo, Jonathan Davis, Corey Taylor, Robb Flynn, Mike Muir, Pepper Keenan, Glen Danzig, really the list goes on and on. Anyone with a solid message and swagger with aggressiveness immediately caught my ear. I always loved vocalists that had a story behind their songs. Something you could relate to. I try to do the same when it comes to my writing process. I want the listener to be pulled in with the story.

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

Squig : We like to write about our experiences with drugs and religion and how they impacted us. We also write about band experience such as our track Johnny junior which is about and dedicated to all the knucklehead band mates Ryan and I have played with over the years.
Ryan : We do write about our experiences with drugs, religion, and just everyday occurrences dealing with people Such as the Johnny Junior song that Squig mentioned about ex band mates that were knuckleheads haha. Got to have an outlet. I like to write about all aspects of life as well, anything that could be pissing me off on a certain Day or whatever. As long as life keeps rolling, I will always have something to say. It is an unbelievable release for Me to be able to scream my frustrations to the world. Much more effective and cost friendly than any psychiatrist I Tell you that haha.  I am very thankful and humbled that people want to hear it. Music is a brotherhood, we all spill Our souls for the world to hear.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

ELIPTON-FALLING: No shows but if we are signed we will play live.

RMN: Any last words?

Squig : If I didn’t have to work. I would be a full time dreamer.
Ryan : There are not enough hours in a day to do everything that I love to do. Sleep is overrated!

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION POLE POSITION


By rock-metal-network, 2015-05-06
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION POLE POSITION

We would like to present you @POLE-POSITION

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RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

POLE-POSITION: Hi, I'm Cecilie Helle from Aalesund, Norway. Singer in the Norwegian Melodic Metal band Pole Position. The name was formed before I joined, the band stood ready on stage to gig without a name, under the eve of the presentation of the band, someone threw out a name: Pole Position.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

POLE-POSITION: Cecilie Helle on vocals, the energic troublemaker, Experiences from various bands, choirs and as a soloist

Kurt Eilif Hætta the founder, also play guitar in the Norwegian  Ethnic progmetal band Sagittarius and his solo project Work In Progress. Hætta characteristics are the bluesy guitar solos that give the songs icing on the cake

Riff Master Sindre Myskja, We write our songs based on our second talented guitarist riffs. Unique specimen, also plays guitar in "Suncrown" + "Jam Session Boys + more

Steady drummer, best for miles around. Lødemel is a chameleon, playing any instrument he grabs, plus he has an soild vocals, he is a arrangemet champion.

John the steady, with Lødemel they constitute a solid train, John also plays guitar. Experiences from various bands, our youngest member.



RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

POLE-POSITION: I consider our music to be Melodic Hard Rock or Melodic Metal, the vocals are kinda pop. We have great variety in musical tastes in the band, but our biggest influences are Black Sabbath, Foo figher, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Wolfmother, Jørn Lande, Whitesnake with multiple more.

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

POLE-POSITION: The Main themes in our songs are my life and things I've experienced + a little dose of fiction, I was born and raised tile of Norwegian dramatic scenery, hence I am inspired by mountains and the raging sea.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

POLE-POSITION: We have had several concerts in November 2014, January 2015 and April 2015, we are looking for gigs beyond our hometown, and Europe, we are invited to tour the United States, we now saving money to travel to United States in the fall 2015 or next springn 2016.

RMN: Any last words?

POLE-POSITION: Social media has had a great impact on our success, we have been online for six months since the first release and got 17,000 followers in our fanbase, Twitter is king to build music network, where I met like-minded, welcome to the Indie Bowl! Cause It's all about getting our music out in the world and get on radio playlists \m/

Make Music Not War!
Love Cecilie Helle

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION CRYSTALBALL


By rock-metal-network, 2015-05-06
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION CRYSTALBALL

We would like to present you @CRYSTALBALL

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RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

CRYSTALBALL: Crystal Ball is from Lucerne, Switzerland.
2013, after a longer break, CRYSTAL BALL came back stronger than ever, with the album «Dawnbreaker»!  The original members Scott Leach and Marcel Sardella reformed CRYSTAL BALL with fresh blood and a great new frontman, Steven Mageney from Wuppertal, Germany. Steven is a experienced singer and the perfect match for the new CRYSTAL BALL Sound. After the release of «Dawnbreaker», the band played 40 shows in six countries. Their successful tours with Krokus and The Poodles made it clear for all the show attendants: The Balls are back … for good!

The band didn’t pause at all and releases already on 22nd of May the new album „LifeRider“. The new songs are fresh and modern but still classic.
Crystal Ball masters the balancing act between hard rock and modern Metal and you can hear and see the bands eagerness to rock.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

CRYSTALBALL:
Steven Mageney – lead vocals (since 2012)
Scott Leach – lead guitar (founding member)
Tony „T.C.“ Castell (since 2015) (ex-Krokus, ex-Shkara)
Cris Stone – bass (since 2013) (ex-Stoneman)
Marcel Sardella – drums (founding member)



RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

CRYSTALBALL: Between Hardrock and Melodic Metal.
Mostly bands form the 80ies but also some newer stuff. Not one particular band though. A mix of many styles and bands.

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

CRYSTALBALL: Personal experiences, dreams, wishes, thoughts all around ones life.
Some historical stuff (especially on the TimeWalker Album)

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

CRYSTALBALL: We played about 500 shows since 1999 (and  none at all between 2008 –2013) all over europe.
Most of them in Switzerland and Germany though.

Here are the upcoming shows:
There is more to come in fall 2015!

22.05.2015 D-Mannheim 7er Club
23.05.2015 CZ-Sokolov Koupaliste Michal (Freibad)
28.05.2015 CH-Luzern Schüür, CD-Releaseshow
29.05.2015 CH-Wetzikon Hall of Fame
30.05.2015 CH-Aarburg Musigburg
19.07.2105 F- St. Julien Guitare en scene
25.7.2015 CH-Röthenbach b. Herzogenbuchsee Waldrock Open air, Benzfiz
07.08.2015 CH-Brienz Brienzersee Festival
08.08.2015 CH-Gossau Rock on Open air
11.09.2015 CH-Boswil Chill out

RMN: Any last words?

CRYSTALBALL: Check out our new album LifeRider“ which is released on may 22nd 2015 and our social media channels.

http://www.crystal-ball.ch

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION SOBER TRUTH


By rock-metal-network, 2015-05-03
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION SOBER TRUTH

We would like to present you @SOBER-TRUTH

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RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

SOBER-TRUTH: "We all come from the area Cologne/Bonn in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Our band name arises from a multiplicity of ideas and this one suits the best to us and our music. We from Sober Truth want to inspire You with substantial "old school neo thrash metal", peppered with a great deal of modern elements! Our base ingredients are massive guitar riffs, razor sharp bass lines and a dynamic song construction. With this mixture we built our own little level in the hard-fought Underground.“

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

SOBER-TRUTH: "We founded Sober Truth in spring 2007. Since then we produced three albums, one EP and played more than 180 Gigs."

Our band members are: vocals/guitar - Torsten Schramm (Schrammstein) / lead guitar - Marvin Creek / bass - Sebastian Hofmann / drums - Samir Al Baw

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

SOBER-TRUTH: "Our love is true hand made music. Everything that is good - grooves and rocks! The main influences come from the metal sector. Bands like In Flames, Stone Sour, Metallica, Monster Magnet and Lamb of God reflect our wide-ranging musical taste. We make the music, we want to listen to :-)!"

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

SOBER-TRUTH: "Our songs are about Life! About the exiatance in today´s society. With all its good and bad facets. Mainly it is about Love, Hate and Desperation. The interpersonal drama is presented in a critical way."



RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

SOBER-TRUTH: "Among other, Sober Truth shared the stages of this world with bands like Crematory, The Sorrow, Copia, Brainstorm, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Sister Sin, Contradiction, Orden Ogan, Eisbrecher, Itchy Poopzkid, Sodom, Korpiklaani, Suidakra, Kraftklub and many other of the Underground culture. Next to Rheinkultur, Erftrock Festival, Metal for Mercy Festival, Summernight Open Air, Til´Someone Cries Festival, Metal Franconia Festival, Cologne Metal Invasion and Cologne Metal Festival,  there have been many radio shows on WDR, Radio-Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and many online radio stations."
These guys would never give up the freedom to do what they want. And that´s right. At any show, they create a new style of inspiring the audience. Dedicated to the motto of Sober Truth „Burn, burn, burn!“, they don´t rest on their laurels. No, they exceed themselves again and again. Sober Truth invents itself new at any show. No gig without surprise, that´s typical for the Band. The 4 Metalheads from Bonn are a Band to touch. They search and enjoy the near to the growing fanbase.

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION REQUIEM FOR OBLIVION


By rock-metal-network, 2015-04-26
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION REQUIEM FOR OBLIVION

We would like to present you @RequiemForOblivionMusic

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RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

RequiemForOblivionMusic: Originally, I'm from California...but upon moving to Erie, PA I was able to start this project. So we are definitely an Erie band! The name was something I had been playing with for a while. I'm a recovering addict so I had this idea about my life/myself being stuck in an oblivion when I was using/strung out/sick/out of it, all the time. So a Requiem For Oblivion is a funeral for futility, for my dark past, for the self made prison I had found myself in for years.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

RequiemForOblivionMusic: This project started with just me, (Steve J.) doing dark, ambient acoustic/electriconic music in my girlfriend's basement. I soon met the original drummer for this project, Mike Bryan who ironically had moved to Erie from Reno, NV just 2 months prior to me! A 6 song demo was produced in 2010. Guitarist TJ Hinman joined the band along with a guitarist Steve had played with before, Corbin Fowler on bass.  After Corbin, a series of bass players came and went including Will Walker (Obelus, Anti-Atom), Joe Kelly (Scarwork, iScream), and Andrew Laughner (Chisel Fist) before current shredder Kyle Kraschneske joined in 2014. In 2012 guitarist Hinman left the band unexpectedly and was soon replaced by Goeff Radziszewski who is still with the band. In early 2014 original drummer Mike Bryan stepped down for family reasons making room for youngster David Kiehl.  During that time, EP11, EP13, and a debut full-length Dark Tales Of Forgotten Mindscapes were self-released.  With a solid and consistent new line-up, the band has already written 3 new songs and has numerous shows and a possible tour booked for 2015, including 3 outdoor festivals in the Northwest Pennsylvania region.

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

RequiemForOblivionMusic: I've often described it as dark, atmospheric, progressive death metal but perhaps hybridmetal would be a better description. We cram so many styles into our music ...we stay openminded in our writing and like to joke that there is no riff left behind. Influences originally included Opeth, Agalloch, Between The Buried And Me and Daylight Dies among others. More recently with the new line-up, we have started in a more technical direction in the tradition of bands like Beyond Creation, Obscura and Fallujah.

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

RequiemForOblivionMusic: The main theme on much of the material thus far has revolved around many years of alcohol/drug addiction I experienced and the associated pain, depression, hope and redemption. More recently topics have included esoteric spiritual ponderings, anti-terrorism, and extreme weather conditions.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

RequiemForOblivionMusic: We have performed all over in Pennsylvania and Ohio...but mostly in our Erie region. We've played somewhat legendary spots like The Agora Theater and Peabody's (RIP) in Cleveland and The Cove Concert Club in Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH. We played a show at the Cove club hosted by Metal Sanaz. We've been fortunate to share the bill with bands we love like Katatonia, Kataklysm, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Intronaut, TesseracT, Kriadiaz, Cult Of Luna, and Mushroomhead.
We have 3 festival appearances coming up this summer along with a big show at Rascals in Corry, PA on May 1st with Order Of The Dead and an even bigger one June 6th at the renowned club in Erie, Sherlock's with Kriadiaz.

RMN: Any last words?

RequiemForOblivionMusic: I think we have a unique thing going with our music. We've put together a progressive extreme metal band with a decent mix of groove and technicality, some melodic, ghostly singing at times and some ambience thrown in too. I've written about real life struggles and the frailties of being human. Check out the music and follow the stories.

We'd like to thank RMN for the interview...thank our fans and future fans who will go check out our stuff! If you'd like, you can follow our Twitter @requiemoblivion. You can find free music, listen to and purchase our recent full-length release at our bandcamp:

http://requiemforoblivion.bandcamp.com

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION HACKMONOCUT


By rock-metal-network, 2015-04-22
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION HACKMONOCUT

We would like to present you @HACKMONOCUT

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RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

HACKMONOCUT: Hello we are from Linz, Austria and the bandname Hackmonocut is the sum of 3 parts.
'hack' is the singer's name
'mono' because of his blind right eye
'cut' is a part of the name of his former band cutaway.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

HACKMONOCUT: Started in 2012 as a single man show and a busy year of songwriting and homerecording later, Hack released his Hackmonocut debut album 'in the land of basement hobby rooms' with 11 tracks. Followed by the video to the song
'virgin suicide bomber' visualizing one of the darkest tracks of the album in November 2013. While working on the video, Hackmonocut completed the process of forming a band, which gives you the opportunity to see Hackmonocut
live on stage.
Members: Hackmonocut (vocals and instruments)
Live: Hack (vocals) Martin (guitar), Woolph (guitar, strings), Glenn (bass), Phil (drums)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

HACKMONOCUT: We would call our music 'Alternative Rock Noir' because of it's dark soul. Our major infulences are artists like Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The Doors, Nine Inch Nails, Massive Attack, Sisters of Mercy and Einstürzende Neubauten

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

HACKMONOCUT: Love and Murder, maybe the other way around.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

HACKMONOCUT: We haven't been on tour for the last months. Hack just finished recording of the second Hackmonocut album which will be released by summer. After that there will be Hackmonocut live shows again.

RMN: Any last words?

HACKMONOCUT: Thanks for the support and listen to the new single 'Dead Born Sister' out on April 26th, taken from the upcoming Hackmonocut album 'The Sum Of My Parts' which will be on the market by summer 2015.

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION VICTIMOFILLUSION


By rock-metal-network, 2015-04-21
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION VICTIMOFILLUSION

We would like to present you @ VICTIMOFILLUSION

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RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

VICTIMOFILLUSION: Victim Of Illusion are a progressive-rock band from Turin (Italy). The name comes from a song title (a song that we'll probably publish on our 3rd album) that represent our philosophy. We're all victim of a big illusion: our life.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

VICTIMOFILLUSION: Victim Of Illusion were formed in Turin in Summer 2010 by Piero (guitar) and Paolo (vocals).
During initial improvisation sessions the band composed about a dozen tracks, which were then developed and defined in the following months, when Luca (bass guitar) joined the band.
On October 13, 2011 the band's first EP “What senses blow away” was released, completely recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by the band.
After gigging for an year, VOI started to work on the 2nd album. The work ended with a selection of 8 songs, focusing on open sounds, rock/prog riffs and consciousness of illusion.
"Oxideyes" was released on 1st March 2014.
The album was mixed by Giampiero Ulacco and mastered at Spitfire Mastering Studio.
On april 2014 Danilo, the new drummer, joins the band.

Victim Of Illusion are:
Piero Giaccone - guitars, synth, programmings
Paolo Gurlino - vocals
Luca Imerito - bass guitar
Danilo Saccotelli - drums

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

VICTIMOFILLUSION: VOI's musical influences are Porcupine Tree, Tool, Massive Attack, O.S.I. and Riverside.
Our music is in the progressive-rock area and we play a mix of soundtracks music, power riffs and sad melodies.

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

VICTIMOFILLUSION: We talk about people discomforts and the great almost impossible challenge to be yourself and not to be too influenced by others. We also believe in rediscovering life by understanding and enjoying the simplest things around us.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

VICTIMOFILLUSION: We're mainly a studio band so our gigs are infrequent and usually around our town. We've a website (www.victimofillusion.com) where we publish our activity.

RMN: Any last words?

VICTIMOFILLUSION: We believe in free human expression, so we encourage every emerging artist to be themselves not only in writing songs but also in the way they reach people. Don't be obsessed to do the same things other artists do, invent yourself and find YOUR unique way!

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION PULVISETUMBRA


By rock-metal-network, 2015-04-21
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION PULVISETUMBRA

We would like to present you @PULVISETUMBRA

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RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

PULVISETUMBRA: Pulvis Et Umbra is a death/thrash metal band based in northern Italy (Cremona). Moniker is taken from a Oratio’s quote and stands as per the latin version of Dust And Shadow .

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

PULVISETUMBRA: Pulvis Et Umbra born in late 2002 after the disband of death metal band PHONEUTRIA but musically the project started being active only between 2005/2006 with the release or 1t EP “QuiValet Hic Mundus , Quid Gloria, Quidve Triumphus Post Miserum Fonus...” followed by a second EP titled “Pure Longobard Noize” recorded in 2007 .
After a couple of year of intense live activity and line up changes PULVIS ET UMBRA recorded their first full length “Reaching The End” between 2010/2011 released via Abwesend Records / Gordeon Music.
Turned into a on man stand in late 2013 I (Damy, founding member) recorded all instruments / vocals in the new album “Implosion Of Pain” released via PAVEMENT Entr. On September 2014 and promoted with three official videos:
        -  IMPLOSION OF PAIN www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wyHIdP1yRg
        -  LOOK THROUGH THE EYES www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmyPbMIODwk
        -  END OF EMPTINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

PULVISETUMBRA: Basically it’s a mix of 80’s thrash and death metal but being an open mind composer I also like to include progressive insert, arpeggio, few electronic etc
The bands who surely influenced me the most came from the 80s (Metallica, Racer X, Judas Priest, Pestilence, etc ) as well as from 90/’00 (Lamb Of God, At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity, Opeth, etc).

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

PULVISETUMBRA: Songs usually talk about mood, sensations, feelings, experience of life, space missions or personal point of view related to nowadays world/society. Personally I don’t like put religious or political theme in the lyrics.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

PULVISETUMBRA: PULVIS ET UMBRA performed in northern Italy, Switzerland, Slovakia, Austria and Russia; we’re going to perform again in Switzerland during May 1st (DISTRICT 28, Siebnen) plus Germany during May 2nd (COME INN Renchen) as main supporting act for Swedish groove metal band CHUGGER

RMN: Any last words?

PULVISETUMBRA: I’d like to thank You at first all the staff from ROCK METAL NETWORK for Your interest / support, You rock \m/; additional thanx go to my session live musicians (Riccardo, Giulio, Mirko) , our friends/fans , HELLVADEC, EVIL CLUTCH and all the people who played/worked with us plus the ones who will come ☺

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION COUNTESS


By rock-metal-network, 2015-04-20
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION COUNTESS

We would like to present you @COUNTESS

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RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

COUNTESS: We’re from the Netherlands. The name ‘Countess’ refers to Erszébet Nádasdy a.k.a Elizabeth Bathory, known as the ‘blood countess’. The name was taken from the Venom song ‘Countess Bathory’.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

COUNTESS: The band began in 1992 and went through lots of line-up changes in the early years. Since 1998, Countess was essentially a one-man studio project, but as of 2013 we’re a real band again. The members are: Orlok (vocals and bass), member since 1992; Zagan (guitars), member from 1995-1997 and since 2013 again; Wolfram (drums), member since 2014; Herjann (keyboards), member since 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 


RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

COUNTESS: In the early days, we played rather primitive, old school black metal, mainly influenced by bands like Venom, Bathory and Hellhammer. Through the years, influences from traditional heavy metal gradually increased in our sound; influences from bands like Iron Maiden, Manowar and Manilla Road. The style we play nowadays could be called ‘blackened heavy metal’ or something like that, but we prefer to just call it metal.

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

COUNTESS: Most of our songs deal with history and religion.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

COUNTESS: We played a selection of festivals last year in several countries, including Germany, Denmark and Finland. Our next show will be in the Netherlands in Leiden on May 24 at the ‘Doomsday Celebration’ festival.

RMN: Any last words?

COUNTESS: Thank you for the interview and your interest in the band. To anyone who enjoys real metal: check us out!

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION OBSIDIANKEY


By rock-metal-network, 2015-04-20
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION OBSIDIANKEY

We would like to present you @OBSIDIANKEY

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RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

OBSIDIANKEY: Hello everyone, this is Paolo (aka Sonic V). Obsidian Key is a Progressive Rock Metal music project I founded in Brighton (UK), after I wrote some songs for a possible solo-album. The name “Obsidian Key” was chosen because of the obsidian stone which is formed from a powerful natural event (when the lava of a volcano falls straight into the sea water and, solidifying very quickly, forms a stone similar to crystal and that can have different colours, but is mostly black). Also, the Obsidian Key is a mythological key from some medieval story or book I have read somewhere and it was thought it was the key to the mythological underworld (the forbidden domain), so, the name represent both the really Metal side of the Project and the progressive side and felt just right for the songs already written.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

OBSIDIANKEY: Obsidian Key is mostly a one man band, where I play all the instruments and write all the songs, but I also enjoy to collaborate with my friends and artists from all over the world, so each song usually has one or more featured artists (please check this link for all the details about featured artists on the new album “LOUD!”https://www.obsidiankey.com/band/featured-artists ) For what concern my history, it’s quite simple, I play music since I was 11 years old and I come from a family where music was really really important and both my mum and dad had their favourite music genres as well as my grandpa was a musician in an orchestra in Italy from where I come from.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

OBSIDIANKEY: Generally speaking Obsidian Key sound is associated with Progressive Rock Metal, but, probably, a better definition would be "Free Rock", this because there is not the aim of pursuing musical innovation at any cost as the core of Progressive Rock philosophy seems to be all about (source: multiple articles, books and interviews from the bands of the 70s who actually invented the genre of Progressive Rock). I enjoy to experiment with new technologies and mixing up multiple music genres and forms, but the aim at the core of Obsidian Key music is more “the fun of doing it” than seeking for new forms of music and such. The isn't a "world-domination” plan behind Obsidian Key LOL, it is all about the music and having fun while composing it in a creative manner. The influences behind the music are so many that it would take a full book to list them all. It’s actually more fun to have people listening Obsidian Key's music and let me know which influences they have found in it, we keep a list of influences found by our fans and listeners on the official website (so, everyone is free to let us know which influences they have found in Obsidian Key music and our webmaster will add it to the official list!) here you can read our fan/listeners “official list of influences":https://www.obsidiankey.com/band/biography

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

OBSIDIANKEY: Obsidian Key music is all about freedom of almost everything LOL, the music per-se is actually a free form of music composition (on some songs I don’t even repeat the chorus twice, and in some tracks I used "Composition Through" form so it starts in a way and ends in a complete different one with no repetitions whatsoever LOL). Lyrics are about every day life and everyone life’s experience, social and, also when lyrics are of Fantasy nature (or sci-fy) they still tend to talk about everyone’s life.The truth is, I don’t really care about Music Business as a driving force for music composition/production. Nowadays, far too many songs sound like a "planned business project”. This is ok, no complains, but it’s just not my thing really. Moreover, with the almost complete death of music industry, why bother about music business as driving force for music composition?

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

OBSIDIANKEY: Given the "one man band" nature (for now) of the project there are no shows planned, but I am actively seeking for band members who share the love for music and the philosophy of the project, so, maybe, there will be even touring at some point, at least I really hope so, ‘cause I can’t wait to play my music live for all the thousands of fans that actively support the project on the internet from all over the world!

RMN: Any last words?

OBSIDIANKEY: Thank you very much for this opportunity, it really means a lot to me, I mean it. And yes, I have some last words for all the amazing new (or indie) Prog Rock/Metal bands out there, every time I get played on a radio show (and there are many who plays Obsidian Key music now) I have the opportunity to discover tons of amazing Prog Rock and Metal bands out there, it’s really really exciting, and I wish to all those bands great success, and I wish to ask to who is reading this to give those independent radios a listen because there are so many amazing bands being played there and many really deserve a listen! I Also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who gave me a bit of their time listening my music and supporting it so much, it feels amazing! Keep on (prog) rocking everyone! :)

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION ZEROMINUSONE


By rock-metal-network, 2015-04-20
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION ZEROMINUSONE

We would like to present you @ZERO-MINUS-ONE

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:



RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

ZERO-MINUS-ONE: We are from west central Wisconsin. Zero Minus One means without one we are nothing and stressing the importance of working together as a group to create great music.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

ZERO-MINUS-ONE: We have myself Jason Ziegler on vocals and samples. Ryan Antony on lead guitar. Jeff Pfaff on guitar. Dustin Kennedy on bass and Diggs on drums. All of us have been in cover bands over the years and ZMO is our first serious band. Diggs was in a few successful original bands from the twin cities before joining us.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

ZERO-MINUS-ONE: What's great about this band is that every member has different influences and we all love all kinds of music. But hard rock/metal is our passion and that's what comes through in our sound.

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

ZERO-MINUS-ONE: We have a wide variety of subjects that we write about. War,life and death,heart break and crazy dreams.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

ZERO-MINUS-ONE: We've opened up for some great national acts that have come through the area looking for support such as Avatar,Royal Bliss,Bobaflex and Otherwise. More on the way in May such as opening for Flaw,Elisium,HED (PE) and Beyond Theshhold.

RMN: Any last words?

ZERO-MINUS-ONE: We are currently in pre production of our new album that we hope to release late summer/fall. We continue to hop on some great shows when they come up. But keep it touch with us. We have a lot in the works for ZMO.
www.reverbnation.com/zerominusone
www.facebook.com/ZEROMINUSONEBAND and right here on Rock Metal Network \m/

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION WILD HORSE


By rock-metal-network, 2015-04-20
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION WILD HORSE

We would like to present you @WILD-HORSE

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:



RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

WILD-HORSE: We are from East Sussex in the U.K., about 60 miles South of London. The band are big fans of The Rolling Stones & Neil Young, so the name Wild Horse came from the Stones song “Wild Horses” and Neil Young’s band “Crazy Horse”.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

WILD-HORSE: Wild Horse was formed in April 2013 by two brothers, Henry & Jack Baldwin & their friend, Ed “Barking” Barnes, after playing in various combinations at “Rock School” sessions.  All three attend the same High School and live within half a mile of each other. This has been great for regular rehearsal and band development. Henry plays guitar & Lead vocals, Jack guitar & backing vocals & Ed is on drums & backing vocals. After searching for a bass player, with little success, the band decided in February 2014 to use Stephen Baldwin (Henry & Jack’s father), as a temporary solution, he’s still there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

WILD-HORSE: We are a true rock band with a love of Blues. Our major influences are the greats such as; The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Hendrix, The Who, Neil Young etc... We also like more modern bands like Artic Monkeys & Black Keys.

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

WILD-HORSE: Nothing particular. We often write about things that have happened to us, things we like or don’t like. “The Legs Just Snapped” came about after equipment breaking at a gig, “Get Me Going” just seemed to fit the track & song mood well.

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

WILD-HORSE: We have performed at pubs & clubs throughout Sussex & Kent, The Hastings Music Festival & The Millennium in Chantilly France. Unfortunately the average age of the band being 15 has reduce dramatically the number of venues we can play. The biggest venue we have coming up this summer is The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood on August 30th. We will also be playing in France again in September. In between we have a couple of smaller gigs a month.

RMN: Any last words?

WILD-HORSE: Wild Horse are an original Rock Band who perform their own songs. We now have 20 original tracks with 8 now professional recorded, a further 4 we are completing right now & the rest will be recorded early summer. However, we are currently writing at 1 new song a week, so always playing catch up.
We have been very fortunate in being taken on by Factory Fast Records of New York, who have released two of our tracks already with a further 6 lined up. They have been getting us great exposure & believe in us.

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION FOUR SKULLS


By rock-metal-network, 2015-04-18
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION FOUR SKULLS

We would like to present you @four-skulls

 

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:

 

RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

 

FOUR SKULLS: We are from the Ashland area in eastern Kentucky which borders West Virginia and Ohio.

Finding a band name was a tough ordeal.  Every time we thought we had something good, we would get on the internet and find out that the name was already taken.  After a couple of weeks of frustration, I just came up with the name out of the blue and everyone thought it was a great fit for us.

 

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

 

FOUR SKULLS:  Members are: Aaron Miller – Lead Vocals, Mick Bryan – Guitars, Chip McGlone – Bass & Tony Pack – Drums

Mick, Tony, & Chip have been playing together for 20 plus years in a local cover band.  Aaron and Chip have played on and off together for the last several years in different projects.  We all came together in 2012 to form Four Skulls and record and release our debut album “World of Hurt”.  Over the years each band member has had to opportunity to share the stage with many artists such as Matchbox 20, Black Oak Arkansas, 38 Special, Kentucky Headhunters, Bret Michaels, Chevelle, Nonpoint, Monster Magnet, Sevendust, Shinedown, Mushroom Head, Britny Fox, and Saliva.

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

FOUR SKULLS: Hard Rock is what I call it, but some actually call us Heavy Metal. Aaron has always said his main vocal influence was Robert Plant, not only for his amazing voice, but as well as how he carried himself on stage and his larger than life persona.  Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, and Alex Lifeson were Mick’s biggest influences guitar wise when he was growing up.  Jerry Cantrell has influenced his songwriting and his backing vocal melodies are real treasures.  Tony our drummer is a huge Neil Peart nut as well as Steve Smith.  Seeing Buddy Rich when he was young also had a huge impact on the way he approaches his instrument.  Chip's influences are many but his main two strictly bass influences are Geddy Lee and Jaco Pastorius.

 

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

 

FOUR SKULLS: The Four Skulls debut concept album "World Of Hurt" is a story of a young man's journey through the hell of warfare.  From the perils of leaving home, to being thrust into all-out war thousands of miles away in a foreign land, to having his mind forever changed from all he has witnessed and endured.  Each song is a chapter in this excursion, and takes you inside his psyche from innocence, to brutality, to paranoia.

 

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

 

FOUR SKULLS:: We have played a few shows in our local area in Huntington West Virginia and Ironton Ohio.  We have already bookings in Charleston West Virginia and Kansas City Missouri and are working with promoters in Columbus Ohio and Indianapolis Indiana.  We still plan on putting together a small tour in the UK as well.

 

RMN: Any last words?

 

FOUR SKULLS: We would just like for people to give a listen to our music and if you like it, buy it. That goes with any band that you may like.

If you dig a band and they have a show close to you, go support them and see a great live show. www.fourskulls.net

 

Interview with Mick Brain - Four Skulls guitarist.

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION DAGGERPLAY


By rock-metal-network, 2015-04-06
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION DAGGERPLAY

We would like to present you @DAGGERPLAY

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:

 

 

RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

 

DAGGERPLAY: Cheers! We´re from Helsinki, Finland. I´ve always admired the great late Finnish writer / poet Arto Melleri. He wrote a book called Puukkobulevardi (Knife boulevard in English). Puukkobulevardi is the nickname of the street, Vaasankatu, in Kallio, Helsinki. I´ve been living in Kallio for more than ten years and it is quite influential location in many ways.  Yet, when was thinking about the name Knife Boulevard it just didn´t sound very good.  Somehow the name Daggerplay just appeared after thinking. 

 

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

 

DAGGERPLAY: Tommi Luostarinen is the youngest member of Daggerplay. A great guitarist with a true punk rock´n´roll touch. Brilliant arranger, too. Ville Ahonen is rocker with loads of tattoos playing that bass with heart and soul. Sirpa Immonen is my wife and a brilliant drummer who can play 40 Ramones songs on stage and not slowing down a bit. I am Pekko Mantzin, a lead singer, guitarist and a song writer of Daggerplay. A bluespunkcountryrockn´n´roller.  That´s a way of life for me.

 

 

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

 

DAGGERPLAY: Punk rock, 50´s & 60´s rockn´roll, country, rockabilly and hard rock and 50´s and 60´s pop music. When it comes to major influences I´d have to say the list would be too long.. But let´s put in this way that all of us like Rancid. So from Hank Williams to Rancid via Elvis, Johnny Cash,  Beatles, Beach Boys, Ramones, Clash, Guns and Roses to Rancid and Green Day would give some kinda idea.. Probably.

 

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

 

DAGGERPLAY: Living low, mental problems, boredom, drink, more problems, drugs, and more problems.

 

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

 

DAGGERPLAY: During these three years plus we have played more than fifty gigs in Finland which is a pretty good from a band who hasn´t got a booking agency. Especially in a small country like Finland is. Just last night we played here in Helsinki with three other bands in a club called Lepakkomies. Great night indeed. In the end of this month we´ll be playing again here in Helsinki.

 

RMN: Any last words?

 

DAGGERPLAY: Thank you very much for this interview! Much appreciated! Our debut album is available to be downloaded for free here http://daggerplay.bandcamp.com/album/urban-campfire-songs and couple of "specials" our Ramovision songs can be found there, too, to be downloaded for free. We´re also on Facebook and Twitter and on Youtube.

Our website can be found here: http://www.daggerplay.com

Enjoy music and be well! One Two Three Four!!!!

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION AMERICAN STANDARDS


By rock-metal-network, 2015-03-29
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION AMERICAN STANDARDS

We would like to present you @AMERICAN-STANDARDS

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:

 

 

RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

 

AMERICAN-STANDARDS: American Standards is from Phoenix, Arizona. The band name has a convoluted origin spawning from politics, satire, music theory & toilets...

 

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

 

AMERICAN-STANDARDS: We keep it simple as a 4-piece. We've got Corey Skowronski on guitar, Steven Mandell on bass, Tommy Mills on drums and myself (Brandon Kellum) on vocals. We've been making noise together since 2011, released 3 albums, a handful of videos and several tours. We previously put albums out under Victory Records and now work with independent labels in various countries such as Torn Flesh (US), Naćion Libré (MEX) and Enjoyment Records (UK).

 

 

RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

 

AMERICAN-STANDARDS: We try to leave that to the listener but we've been referred to as"noise-punk" and "mathcore". It's aggressive but dynamic music that has a large focus on the lyrics and live show. As for influences, we're into a lot of older hardcore punk like Refused, Snapcase & Frodus.

 

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

 

AMERICAN-STANDARDS: It varies. We have what I'd like to think is unique lyrical content because rather then drawing a connection from feelings such as love and hate, we focus more on personal struggle, social commentary and corporate satire.

 

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

 

AMERICAN-STANDARDS: Quite a few places throughout the US over the years. We have a few shows coming up with Every Time I Die, Norma Jean, Famous Last Words, Tear Out The Heart & Like Moths To Flames. We also go out for a west coast tour starting April 23rd. All the dates can be found on any of our pages or by using the Bands In Town app.

 

RMN: Any last words?

 

AMERICAN-STANDARDS:  Just thanks for the support and as a way to give back, we've set all our albums for free digital download this month. So get at those and feel free to share with a few friends.

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION PREMORTAL-BREATH


By rock-metal-network, 2015-03-29
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION PREMORTAL-BREATH

We would like to present you @PREMORTAL-BREATH

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:

 

RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

PREMORTAL-BREATH: Hi, we are Premortal Breath from Mannheim, Germany. The bands name goes back to the beginning of PB. We tried to find a cool band name, someone came up with Premortal Breath, we liked it, we stuck with it and here we are.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

PREMORTAL-BREATH: Thomas “Tommy“ Greulich is our lead vocalist. He and Thomas “Potti“ Pettrich (drums) founded PB in 2010 after their previous band called it quits. Tobias “Tobbe“ Eymer joined the same year first playing bass, then switching to guitar. 2011 saw the addition of     Sebastian “Seb“ Herbold, who started as bassist and also switched to guitar. Again lacking deep vibes Dominik “Domme“ Eymer completed the band in 2013. Former members are David Florian (guitar), Armin Rosen (guitar) and Oli Matthes (guitar). So we clearly had our share of line-up changes, especially with the six strings.



RMN: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

PREMORTAL-BREATH: Well, we consider our music metal. We don't like all those sub genres like Thrash Metal, Metalcore, Symphonic Black Metal, etc. it just limits your creativity. We have various influences as each member listens to totally different music. Of course, we agree on some classics like Metallica, but other than that it highly differs.

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

PREMORTAL-BREATH: As our former guitarist and good friend Oli writes gory lyrics rather frequently, he was our main source. His lyrics are primarily about the dissolving human society and the human mind and its abysmal depths. In the future we aim to write more lyrics ourselves!

RMN: Where have you already performed and  do you have any upcoming shows?

PREMORTAL-BREATH: We have performed in small youth clubs, bars, concert halls and festivals located in the region around Mannheim. Last weekend we played the Ground Force One Festival in Leonberg near Stuttgart which was a blast! With no upcoming shows in the next weeks we'll concentrate on songwriting and further improving our sound. However we plan to play some shows in summer.

RMN: Any last words?

PREMORTAL-BREATH: Thanks for the interview. Come to one of our shows, buy our album or merch, get part of the family. We appreciate every listener, fan, critic, because we love to share our music.

 

 

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION REMEMBRANCE


By rock-metal-network, 2015-03-28
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION REMEMBRANCE

We would like to present you @REMEMBRANCE

We proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:

RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

REMEBRANCE: We are from a small island called "Margarita" that belongs to Nueva Esparta State in Venezuela, country located in South America, top to Colombia and Brazil. The band's name was selected by all members consent and approval, we wanted a name that contained our thoughts, past personal experiences, and about our days in life, that's why we selected "Remembrance", we saw it suitable.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history 

REMEBRANCE: Remembrance has its beginnings in late of 2009 with the meeting of Alex Duben (Guitarist of the disbanded group “Eternal Agony”) and Igor Vecchini (Ex-Astraria, Ex-Human Dust, Ex-Eclipse Nupcial) both guitar players. From these first meetings were managed to make what would be the first three (3) songs of the group, having as main influences being performed by recognized bands such as: Amorphis, In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Hypocrisy and Sentenced. In early of 2010, both started the searching for the other members of the group. The next to join would be Emilio "Shur" Ruiz (Member of the dissolved band “Satan De Salonia”) responsible for the vocalization of the songs, fellow to which Igor Vecchini had no concrete projects iniciated in the past. "Shur" integrates adding his dark influences and doom to the band. After the end of first quarter of 2010, Jairo Muñoz (Ex-Bassist of the disbanded group “Frozen”) joins as the bassist of the band, his interaction, apprehension and complementation of the songs was very quick and effective, thus achieving a recognizable improvement in the structure of some of all the songs. Finally, in mid of 2010 was added as a drummer of the band, Rankhy Zabala (Astraria’s drummer and the dissolved group “Galaroth”) whose experience in extreme metal would give hints of violence and speed to the band. In March of 2012, Emilio “Shur” Ruiz, left the band, later, Jose Reinaldo Camacho (Ex-Subliminal Sense) takes the management of the voice, engaging instantaneously and with great commitment. In March of 2013, Rankhy Zabala decided to leave the band for personal reasons and labor issues, that made prevented him from continuing as a drummer, because of that, we contacted our friend Ricardo Martinez D’Andrea (Human Dust, Ex-Controlzeta) entering as the new drummer of the lineup, who assumes the role with great responsibility and an enormous empathy with the rest of the group. In April of 2014, Jairo Muñoz decided to leave the band for personal reasons, so that after a few months of searching, Jean Carlos Uzcategui joins as the new bassist of Remembrance, showing seriousness and responsibility.

Igor Vecchini - Guitar/Backing Vocal  (Founder)

Alex Duben - Guitar - (Founder)

José Camacho - Lead Voice

Ricardo Martinez - Drums

The bassist left the band for personal reasons one week ago, still we put his name here: Jean Uzcategui - Bass.

RNM: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? 

REMEBRANCE: We make mainly Melodic Death Metal, but adding some technical and progressive parts, not always making the same riffs, same methods or structure of our songs, but we always liked Melodic Death Metal and you guys can appreciate it in our songs. Our influences are the bands from Sweden, exactly Gothemburg, like: In Flames, Soilwork, Sentenced, Hipocrisy, Dark Tranquillity, At The Gates, and many others from different countrys.

RNM: What are the main themes or topics for your songs? 

REMEBRANCE: Our main topics are: Personal life, Society, Struggle, Personal Troubles, Overcoming, and always trying to go forward, that's some of our themes.

RMN: Where have you already performed and do you have any upcoming shows? 

REMEBRANCE: We always give shows in our island and many places in Venezuela, but we would like to go outside, visit another country and let the all metalheads know more about us, always trying to give our best and working hard to achieve our goals. For now, we will have a show in 1 month, here in our hometown. 

RMN: Any last words?

REMEBRANCE: Thanks, Rock Metal Network for the oportunity and support, letting us know that we were selected for an interview is freaking awesome. We are Remembrance, Melodic Death Metal Band from Venezuela, you can follow us in our social networks, you can visit us, watch our videos and listen to our songs. Spread the word and stay metal /m/.

Cheers, mates.

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION ACE DOGGETT


By rock-metal-network, 2015-03-22
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION ACE DOGGETT

Actually @ACE-DOGGETT is one of the most viewed artist on RMN!!! 

That's why we proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:

RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

ACE-DOGGETT: Oklahoma USA and of course the name "Ace" was given to me a very long time ago when someone heard me play and said" You sound just like Ace Frehley of KISS“

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history 

ACE-DOGGETT: Jimmy Haber: Bass Guitar and whatever other instrument he chooses, Vocals (Jimmy and I met in the late 1990's when we were in a band in Colorado called Unit 419) Jimmy has a new CD coming this March called "Joy Acid Pact" 

Fernando Neri: Lead Vocals ( Actually found Fernando on YouTube doing CRAZY Great vocals to Rush, Dream Theater, Bon Jovi, Helloween, etc. covers)Drummer at this time is pending but will be revealed very soon!

Ace Doggett the Lead Guitarist/Vocals for 38 years.

RNM: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? 

ACE-DOGGETT: Hard Rock/ Metal.Taking 80's Hard Rock/Metal style of music and making it new and refreshing. Many influences (Vocals) Michael Sweet, James LaBrie, Bruce Dickinson, (Guitar) Edward Van Halen, Ace Frehley, John Petrucci,George Lynch, (Bands) KISS, Stryper, Queensryche, Van Halen, Kansas, Boston, Iron Maiden, Dream Theater just to name a few.

RNM: What are the main themes or topics for your songs? 

ACE-DOGGETT: Whatever's on my mind or in my heart. Sometimes write about social issues but tend to do what just comes naturally. It's funny. I probably write very differently than others. I usually come up with a song title first then write. Weird huh? Kind of like starting with a concept first.

RMN: Where have you already performed and do you have any upcoming shows? 

ACE-DOGGETT: This band has not performed yet but individually we have played many states and countries. Hopefully shows are coming soon. How we are going to record this album will be done remotely. I'm in Tulsa, Ok., Fernando's in Brazil and Jimmy's in Colorado. Kind of unusual. A recent release Sweet & Lynch "Only To Rise" was kind of done this way.(By the way, if you haven't heard that album, it's a must!)

RMN: Any last words?

ACE-DOGGETT: Actually I would like to thank Steve Clayton Inc. for providing me with the best customized picks ever! You know when you slide your pick up and down the strings and you get grooves? Not these! And the super awesome polish! Use little and wipes away anything on my guitars!

www.gofundme.com/acedoggett

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION ANGELS STORM BAND


By rock-metal-network, 2015-01-15
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION ANGELS STORM BAND

Actually @ANGELS-STORM is one of the most viewed artist on RMN!!!

That's why we proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:

RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

ANGELSSTORMBAND: We are from Madrid, Spain. The name comes from our style: Storm 'cause our powerful riffs and the melodic chorus brings the idea of the angel's to our minds.

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

ANGELSSTORMBAND: Our singer is Esther Mazzadonia, Cesar Merino on the drums, Paco Camacho is our bassist, Carlos de la Vega and Danthor Wildcrow are our guitarists. The band start in 2007 by the hand of Carlos de la Vega and Cesar Merino. They started the project with the intention of making a metal band whose mix powerful riffs with an 80's style and melodic chorus. Angel's Storm try to return the soul of the real heavy metal.

RNM: What genre of music do you consider your work to be?

ANGELSSTORMBAND: Who are your major influences? We do fucking heavy metal! Our influences are: Metallica, Judas Priest and MegadethRMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs? We talk about feelings, and normal life stories.

RMN: Where have you already performed and do you have any upcoming shows?

ANGELSSTORMBAND: We have done a lot of shows in Spain, our next gig is in Sala Silikona, Madrid, at 01/31.But what we really want is going outside and play worldwide.

RMN: Any last words?

ANGELSSTORMBAND: Thank you for this opportunity! We will try to smash the scene with our metal!!

Hope we see you in some show soon!!Party n' Beer! \m/Keep on rockin'!

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INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION ALFORNA


By rock-metal-network, 2015-01-10
INTERVIEW & PRESENTATION ALFORNA

Actually @ALFORNA is the most viewed artist on RMN!!!

That's why we proudly present you a short interview and band presentation:

 

RMN: Where are you from and what’s the origin of your band name?

 

ALFORNA: The importance of our band name ALFORNA : 

ALF is the family name from Gernot Vocals (before Drums) and Mandi (Guit), O standing as symbol for the sun and RNA is the shortcut for Ribonucleicid acid. It`s a ubiquitous family of large biological molecules that perform multiple vital roles in the coding, decoding, regulation, and expression of genes.

 

RMN: Introduce shortly your band members and history

 

ALFORNA: Currently we had a change at our line up in case of some differences with one member.So now we start up new with Gernot (before drums) who is the frontman and vocal now. And we got confirmed a new member for the drums. His name is George Edison Losekann and he is half Brazilian half Panamanian. This will be e great step upwards for Alforna and we are really pride of this new adventure. My name is Mandi and I play one of the rhythm-guitars and some solis and fill-ins also make back-vocals at some parts. Next is Andy who plays also rhythm-guitar and makes the ground bright. On bass-guitar is Martin "Fize" who dose the work on keep the bass-line deep to the ground to feel it in your stomach. Fize makes back-vocals too. And we have Christof on the lead and solo guitar for all the special parts in our songs. He makes that certain that it makes our music different than usual.

 

RNM: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

 

ALFORNA: Oh that is very difficult but we are sure in the genre of thrash-metal. But for us it is AlfornaMetal. Influences, there are many, but avoid an approximation to the bands we do knit. We want to be just ourselves and not copy anyone.

 

RMN: What are the main themes or topics for your songs?

 

ALFORNA: It's always about the daily life and the dramatic situations what is prevail in this world. We want to counteract it, and would like to see a world in peace. Anyway we fight for it, and will never give up.

 

RMN: Where have you already performed and do you have any upcoming shows?

 

ALFORNA: We had very good past shows and made some special supports like Arch Enemy, Exodus, Sepultura and Obake. Yes we have our next shows fixed and we will play two shows on 13. and 14. of March near Frankfurt Main Germany and one show on April the 11. near our hometown Kufstein at Wörgl Tirol. First show is at the venue Rattenloch Herdorf on the 13.3. 2015 http://www.rattenloch-herdorf.de/events.htm the second is at Sägewerk Neukirchen on the 14.3. at http://www.kuz-saegewerk.de/news.php .The home show on 11.4.2015 is at VZ Komma at Wörgl Tirol Austria http://www.komma.at . This three shows will be a big honor for us, because we are glad to share the stage with a great band from Frankfurt Main Germany called Odium Thrashmetal http://odium-metal.de . And for other shows we are working very hard on it to get so much plays we can take over.

 

RMN: Any last words?

 

ALFORNA: We only want to say a big big thanks to all our fans and friends around the world for their great support, and hope that we all can see of them one time in real life on any shows on earth we can play. Big honor for us and much appreciate all your supports, so keep up rocking the world and let the music speak \m/

Best regards to all out there from Mandi and

ALFORNA Kufstein Tirol Panama Austria

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