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Collected by Edoardo FiumiDutch singer Anneke van Giersbergen is never one to rest on her musical laurels. Since leaving The Gathering in 2007, she has been tearing up recording studios on three continents releasing a string of successful albums with Agua de Annique and as a solo artist – not to mention the lengthy list of incredibly diverse musical collaborations. The constant recording and touring to an ever expanding audience around the world is great news for her fans, and thankfully it shows no signs of slowing down. One of the truly unique voices in music, van Giersbergen is looking to break out big with her new album, “Drive”. A heavy power pop album brimming with hooks, riffs and stellar vocals, “Drive” achieves the perfect balance with her metal roots and her ever-expanding musical palette. Femme Metal got a chance to talk to the groundbreaking singer during sound check on her most recent swing through Italy. Continue reading »
Interview by Tony CannellaThe Queen of Metal is back (again)! After her breakout LP “Living Like a Runaway”, Lita comes back with a kick-ass live album called “The Bitch Is Back… Live” so we have took the occasion to get more updates about this fantastic live CD and her next projects! Hey Lita. I was just listening to the new live album, “The Bitch is Back… Live” and I think it’s really awesome. Are you pleased with the way the live experience came through on the record?
Yeah, I am. You know, live albums are tricky. You can feel everything that goes on and hear everything that goes on, you really can’t cover shit up on a live album, so it better damn well be real. This album has a lot of energy, it has true energy. We are truly happy to be playing and truly happy to be on that stage rocking and it shows. It’s kind of a funny album; too, it has a little twist of humor to it. We’re really happy with it.Yeah, it definitely sounds like there is a lot of enjoyment. You left in a lot of the between song stage banter which is pretty cool. It does come across as an authentic live album. Continue reading »
Interview by Laura MedinaMindMaze is an American traditional, progressive, power metal band from Pennsylvania. They released their debut album,“Mask of Lies” that is out now and has received promising reviews to date. They are making a name for themselves by touring with acts like Saxon and providing fans with an experience that will keep fans coming back for more. I got the chance to chat with Sarah Teets, lead female vocalist of MindMaze about her first memory of performing, MindMaze’s debut album “Mask of Lies”, her musical influences, and more. Hi Sarah, welcome to Femme Metal Webzine. I hope you are doing well today and thank you for allowing us to interview you today.
Hello!Sarah, you have been singing since your childhood. What was your very first memory of performing on-stage? Continue reading »
Interview by Laura MedinaSusanna Vesilahti is the female vocalist of Unshine, a Finnish druid metal band from Finland. Unshine’s third album, “Dark Half Rising” is currently out now via Massacre Records and features a more “stronger and powerful presence than ever.” What I like most about Unshine’s lyrics is that they are written about ancient histories of civilizations that existed long ago and they write about nature topics that make you want to continue listening. I got the chance to chat with Susanna about Unshine, “Dark Half Rising”, her pre-concert rituals and much more. Hi Susanna and welcome to Femme Metal Webzine! Thank you so much for allowing us to interview you today! I hope you are doing well today.
Hi Laura, nice to talk with you! Greetings from rainy Finland! Continue reading »
Interview by Ary R. and Miriam C.MyGRAIN is a melodic-death band from Finland. In these recent years, this 6-piece esemble gained more celebrity thanks to a few tours in Japan, Asia and especially Europe. After a long delay, the guys were able to release their 4th album via Spinefarm Records and in this exclusive interview, the singer Tuomas and the keyboard player Eve give us a few more details about the new record! Hi Tuomas, hi Eve. Welcome to Femme Metal! First of all, I’d like to tell you that it’s a great pleasure to have you here today! How are you doing there in Finland?
Eve: Nice to have a chat with you as well! The leaves are falling to the ground here in Finland and the autumn seems to evoke a serious creativity boost… So we’re working with the new songs already!
Tuomas: Hi there and thanks for having us! We’re living exciting times as we’re at the moment starting the Finnish shows with the new album “Planetary Breathing”. And at the same time we’ve already made arrangements for yet newer stuff!
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