1. Interview with Jørgen Munkeby of Shining (Nor)

    Interview with Jørgen Munkeby of Shining (Nor) icon Formed as a jazz quartet in 1999 by saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Jørgen Munkeby together with fellow students from the Norwegian Academy of Music, Shining is a band who quickly caught the eye of music lovers by always pushing the boundaries and having a very daring approach to combining a variety of elements. For their first release, Where the Ragged People … (read on)

  2. Suicidal Angels — Old school thrash metal

    Suicidal Angels — Old school thrash metal icon Suicidal Angels este un nume relativ nou pe scena thrash metal europeană, dar a ajuns destul de repede unul respectat. Chiar dacă are în palmares doar trei albume, acest grup din Grecia a lovit din prima ÅŸi ultima sa creaÅ£ie, Dead Again face furori cam peste tot. Pentru a afla mai multe despre cei patru greci ce formează Suicidal Angels, … (read on)

  3. White Walls on progressive rock and Michael Jackson

    White Walls on progressive rock and Michael Jackson icon Aurel Nedelcu from Radio Nord Est Iasi conducted an interview with Șerban-IonuÈ› Georgescu — bass and Marian Mihăilă — drums after their concert at Rock'n Iasi 2010. You can listen to the interview (in Romanian) below, an English transcript will follow soon. no Javascript/Flash? download (read on)

  4. Interview with drummer Johanne James

    Interview with drummer Johanne James icon Johanne James discussed with us about the latest Kyrbgrinder album, “Cold War Technology“, released on October 11th via Kyrbgrinder Records and distributed by Code 7/Plastic Head. He was designated as the Best Drummer by the Classic Rock Society four times, in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008. I would like to start with a short history of Kyrbgrinder. When did you … (read on)

  5. Sacrum, on searching for the perfect musical experience

    Sacrum, on searching for the perfect musical experience icon During the ProgPower Europe 2010 festival we had a short chat with Sacrum from Argentina. The interview can be viewed below: Big thanks to the band for the filming and production. A few words about them, from their myspace page: Sacrum started as a musical project in late 2003 when the two founding members Talo Silveyra and Martin Guerrero decided … (read on)

  6. Seventh Wonder interview

    Seventh Wonder interview icon Formed back in 2000 and having 3 studio albums released so far (the fourth one will be out on December 4th 2010), the Swedish band Seventh Wonder is quite a wonder among today's progressive names out there. I personally have discovered them a few weeks prior to the Helvation festival that took place in Helsinki in November 2010, and after … (read on)

  7. An interview with Dag, Tom and Erik of Nightingale

    An interview with Dag, Tom and Erik of Nightingale icon Nightingale is one of the countless projects of Dan Swanö — a very influential music producer in the world of death, progressive rock and progressive metal, and also one of the many in which he worked together with his brother, Dag, while having the support of two other talented musicians, bassist Erik Oskarsson and drummer Tom Björn. It started way … (read on)

  8. “Duh” from Bucovina — interview with Florin Tibu

    “Duh” from Bucovina — interview with  Florin Tibu icon Aurel Nedelcu from Radio Nord Est Iasi conducted an interview with Florin Tibu of Bucovina, who talks about Duh, their latest EP release. The official launch of the EP will take place on November 13th in Cage Club from Bucharest. Here's the interview (in Romanian): interview with Florin Tibu of Bucovina — Romanian (read on)

  9. Trollfest Interview

    Trollfest Interview  icon Having had read on the band's official website, www.trollfest.com, that they are playing True Norwegian Balkan metal, I decided to try to find out what on Earth would connect the true Norwegian with the Balkan, in regards to metal music. An attempt at enlightening me was made by two of the trolls in the band, Mr. Seidel and Psychotroll. I … (read on)

  10. Inteview with Sami Hinkka from Ensiferum

    Inteview with Sami Hinkka from Ensiferum  icon @ Brutal Assault 2010, Josefov, Czech Republic Reporter: Wintertale Q: How do you see your today’s performance? A: Well, it was very good. I was kind of scared as we used to have a lot of problems with my bass in the last few shows and when I came on stage I saw the massive audience, people were cheering, I … (read on)

  11. A chat with Therion mastermind Christofer Johnsson

    A chat with Therion mastermind Christofer Johnsson icon During the Motörhead performance at Graspop, I had a chat with Christofer Johnsson, the man behind Therion. It was mainly to inquire about the new band lineup and the album to come, but the discussion brought up some other details, some funny, some personal. Hope you’ll enjoy them and be pleasantly surprised by the album that they are going to … (read on)

  12. A short chat with Bill Steer of Carcass

    A few minutes before the band left their hotel in Tilburg, where they stayed during the 2010 edition of the Neurotic Deathfest festival, I had the chance of a short interview with the guitarist Bill Steer, credited as one of the founders of Carcass. He was hanging in the bar, talking to fans, so I just took the opportunity to … (read on)

  13. A beer-side chat with Monarchy

    A beer-side chat with Monarchy icon Monarchy are a band little known to the Romanian public. Although started about 20 years ago, they only began working seriously about a year ago, and had their first concert this year, on March 14th. Hello, I'd like to start with a short introduction. I don't know much about you, I saw you live for the first time last week. … (read on)

  14. Leprous, prog metal revelation from Norway

    Leprous, prog metal revelation from Norway icon Leprous are a new name on the progressive music scene. The 5 young guys come from Norway, maybe not the most usual place of origin for this kind of music. So far, they released 2 demos and one full length album, and they took their time to record the latter. And, in my personal opinion, they used that time wisely. … (read on)