Interview – Hauptmann Feuerschwanz

German medieval/folk-metallers Feuerschwanz are gearing up for the release of their latest album; ‘Das elfte Gebot’, their first since signing with Napalm Records. The captain himself; Hauptmann Feuerschwanz, was kind enough to put down his horn of mead and talk to us about the new album, and how the band …

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Interview: Chris Boltendahl – Grave Digger

With the recent release of ‘Fields Of Blood’, German Heavy Metal legends Grave Digger brought their acclaimed Scottish trilogy of albums to an end. Vocalist and founding member Chris Boltendahl talks us through the stories behind the album, as well as talking about what the band had planned for their …

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Interview: Paul Visser – Black Orchid Empire

Black Orchid Empire

London based trio Black Orchid Empire have just released their dazzling new album ‘Semaphore’, vocalist/guitarist Paul Visser filled us in on the recording process, as well as the concept behind the album. DGM: New album ‘Semaphore’ has just been released; what was the gestation period of the album like? PV: …

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Interview: Carol Hodge

Best known for her work with Crass founder Steve Ignorant, Huddersfield based Carol Hodge is a singer and pianist who has spent much of the last few years on keyboards and backing vocals touring with Steve’s acoustic project Slice Of Life. She was a lead vocalist in Steve Ignorant’s Last …

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Interview – Jennifer Haben – Beyond The Black

Beyond The Black

German symphonic metal outfit Beyond The Black are gearing up to launch their latest album; ‘Horizons’. Vocalist and founding member Jennifer Haben spoke to us about the album recording process, a slight change in direction on one of the tracks, as well as waxing lyrical about her love for Wacken …

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Interview: Aaron Aedy – Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

Formed in Halifax, West Yorkshire, in 1988, Paradise Lost are forerunners of the UK Gothic Doom scene. Over thirty years later, and the band are still turning out one classic album after another. Current album ‘Obsidian’ see’s Paradise Lost continue in the rich vein of form from the last few …

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Interview: Garry Beers – AshenMoon


As a founding member and bassist of INXS and with over 50 million in worldwide album sales, Garry Beers should need no introductions. He has returned to the scene with AshenMoon, alongside Toby Rand from ‘Rock Star: Supernova’ and guitarists Jimmy Khoury and Sebastian Gregory. Now based in LA, Garry …

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Interview: Nick Workman – Vega


British rock band VEGA are set to release their new album ‘Grit Your Teeth’ on Friday 12th June 2020 via Frontier Records. Altogether an edgier album than might have been expected, ‘Grit Your Teeth’ packs an almighty punch that will take some by surprise. Vocalist Nick Workman took time out …

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Interview: Adrian Vandenberg


After an absence that lasted for more than three decades, former Whitesnake guitarist Adrian Vandenberg has resurrected his band Vandenberg and they are very much alive again in a young, fresh and all-revised 2020 version. The new line up features Rainbow’s Ronnie Romero on vocals, bassist Randy van der Elsen …

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Interview: Fabienne Erni – ILLUMISHADE

ILLUMISHADE is a new musical project created by Eluveitie vocalist Fabienne Erni alongside her band-mate, Eluveitie guitarist Jonas Wolf. The fully immersive project allows the listener to join one of five tribes and explore a musical world full of magic, mystical beings, ancient rituals, sacred traditions, and beautiful landscapes. With …

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