Interviews

Interview: Martijn Westerholt – Delain

Delain

Prior to their recent gig in a storm battered London, we were lucky enough to grab a chat with Delain founding member, keyboardist and album producer; Martijn Westerholt. Read his thoughts on the current album; ‘Apocalypse & Chill’, as well as some background on what it took to create the …

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Interview: David Winchurch – Those Damn Crows

Those Damn Crows

If the weight of expectations heaped upon the shoulders of Those Damn Crows are weighing the band down, they certainly aren’t showing it. Sophomore album; ‘Point Of No Return’ is poised to gatecrash the National top 20 album chart, and guitarist David Winchurch took some time out before a sold-out …

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Interview – Paavo Lötjönen – Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica

After bringing the mammoth tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album; ‘Plays Metallica by Four Cellos’, to its conclusion, Finnish rock band Apocalyptica turned their attention to the imminent release of album number nine; ‘Cell-0’. Going somewhat back to their roots, ‘Cell-0’ is entirely instrumental, and cellist …

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Interview: Eric Bass – Shinedown

Shinedown

Shinedown brought their mammoth touring cycle for current album ATTENTION ATTENTION to a conclusion with a string of European dates as special guests of Alter Bridge. When the tour bus parked up in Glasgow we grabbed a chat with bassist and ATTENTION ATTENTION’s producer Eric Bass, subjects discussed included the …

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Interview: Brian Marshall – Alter Bridge

Alter Bridge

Alter Bridge recently made their return to UK arenas for a handful of live dates, I managed to grab a quick chat with bassist Brian Marshall in Glasgow. Subjects on the agenda included; the steady growth of the band, building a loyal fan-base, real estate, and the prospect of supporting …

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Interview: Noora Louhimo – Battle Beast

Battle Beast

While Battle Beast are touring their new album “No More Hollywood Endings” I was lucky enough to catch up with singer Noora Louhimo before their Glasgow show. We chatted about the new album, the future of the band, songs that have special meanings to her, her solo project and more. …

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Interview: Arejay Hale – Halestorm

Halestorm

Halestorm have just completed their maiden voyage around UK arenas as headliners, before opening night in Glasgow, we spoke to drummer Arejay Hale who was more than happy to be back behind the kit. Yeah we just had three days off, well two days in Amsterdam and then one travel …

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Interview – Wille Edwards – Wille and The Bandits

Wille Edwards

Wille Edwards – Cornwall-based musician, eclectic songwriter, and frontman of internationally-acclaimed band Wille and the Bandits – is attempting to raise awareness of the crisis of homelessness in the UK, and to support charities that are doing work in this field in the lead-up to Christmas. He hopes to be …

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Interview: Fabienne Erni – Eluveitie

Eluveitie

Eluveitie recently brought their incredible live show to the UK for a short run of live dates with Lacuna Coil. Both bands are now currently touring mainland Europe, and we managed to grab a quick chat with Eluveitie vocalist and harpist Fabienne Erni before the show in Hannover, Germany. Looking …

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Interview: Did Coles – Empyre

Empyre

It’s been a busy old year for British four-piece Empyre, and the band are gearing up to celebrate their debut album ‘Self Aware’ with a free gig at The Water Rats in London. Lead guitarist Did Coles filled us in on what punters can expect on the night, and the …

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