Interview by Miriam C.
I’ll admit that this time was a demanding task but if you haven’t understood I like to challenge myself and propose something out of the ordinary, well, first and foremost I must thank the guys over at Resonance Media especially Mr.Dave Cirone for make it happen for endless time and being so patient with me. Now, how I can introduce YOUSEI TEIKOKU to the ones that aren’t familiar with this band? The anime aficionados (or J-Rock fans, anyway the lovers of the Japanese musical scene) already know that a lot of their songs are featured in many Japanese anime/videogames soundtracks and the easiest way to explain who they are is directly quoting the press release: “YOUSEI TEIKOKU is a heavy metal band whose music mixes gothic rock, metal, electronic, and classical music with themes of fantasy and power” but I think it’s not thorough this definition because YOUSEI TEIKOKU is something more, it’s a parallel world where dreams and fairytales live so, at this point, I prefer let speak the Empress of the Fairy Empire herself for present their 6th album “SHADOW CORPS[e]” out on Lantis now. Join us in this magical Japanese journey… Continue reading »
Interview by Tony Cannella
If people think that life on the road is all glamor and fun and no worries, you will think differently after reading about the plight of Conquer Divide. The band is currently on the All-Stars tour, a tour that the band almost saw derailed due to van and financial difficulties, but Conquer Divide soldiered on and managed to continue with the tour. Their self-titled debut is out now and is one the most ferocious and relentless debut’s I’ve heard in quite some time. Not only that, but the band proved to be an excellent live band as I found out when the tour stopped in Worcester, Mass. At the famous Palladium. Following their (all too brief) set I had a chance to talk to the two singers Kiarely (clean vocals) and Janel (screams) – the band is completed by guitarists Kristen and Izzy, bassist Sarah and drummer Tamara – and that in and of itself was an experience. The two vocalists gave a great interview and were a lot of fun to talk to, they also gave great insight into what life is like on such a high profile tour. Continue reading »
Interview by Miriam C.
Three years later the release of “Manticore and Other Horrors”, Cradle of Filth comes back with a brand new effort that, music-wise, brought us to the golden age of the band and it introduces us this “Hammer of the Witches”. For the occasion, Femme Metal wants to offer you an exclusive interview with Lindsay Schoolcraft, the brand new keyboardist of the English combo and she reveals us something about the genesis of this new, dark record.
Hi Lindsay and welcome (back) to Femme Metal. It’s a great pleasure for us to host you here today. How are you doing?
Hey! Thanks so much for having me. I’m ok thanks. Just getting ready for our dates.
Let’s talk about the brand new Cradle of Filth album, called “Hammer of the Witches”. Would you mind giving us a little, short description of this record?
Well, we started working on it early 2014 just before the European tour with did with Behemoth. It took us about 14 months between tours and we did it mostly over the internet, but we made it work. Continue reading »
Interview by Miriam C. and CriX
I’m not able to express with words what’s happened when I’ve received by email this interview. It’s hard trying to explain your feelings when one of your FAVORITE singer ever takes time to reply to your humble questions ’cause at the end of the day, you’re merely a fan that loves metal music. But the only thing you know is that all your sacrifices that you have done were worth for it. Personally, Tarja is the ONE that, back in the day, make me discover the metal music throughout my adolescence. I can still recall blasting my ears at 6 AM during my daily trip by train with Nightwish‘s “Devil & Deep Dark Ocean” on my way to the High School . And this words are still resounding in my ears (and forever they will):
“We shall come to set the dolphins free
We shall wash the darkened bloodred sea
Our songs will echo over the mountains and seas
The eternity will begin once again in peace” Continue reading »
Interview by Tony Cannella
Sweden’s Sister Sin has been touring North America on the traveling festival, The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem festival. The band is definitely one the main artists on the Victory Records stage and when I saw the band at the tour’s stop in Hartford, CT, they completely owned that stage and were one the true highlights for me. Even though they had a set time of only 25-minutes they managed to squeeze every drop out of their allotted stage time and left the fans wanting more. Following their set I had the chance to meet up with lead vocalist Liv Jagrell for a brief interview. This is what she had to say.
Sister Sin is currently out on the Mayhem Festival. How has that been going so far?
It’s been going very well. We like it very much and I think it’s better than we expected. I also think that we stand out compared to the other bands and I think it’s a good thing for us because people will remember us. Continue reading »
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- Phaedra – “Blackwinged Night” (2015)
- Yui – YOUSEI TEIKOKU
- Kiarely & Janel – Conquer Divide
- Conquer Divide – “Conquer Divide” (2015)
- Lindsay Schoolcraft – Cradle of Filth
- Severnica – “Long Lost Longing” EP (2014)
- Tarja Turunen – “Ave Maria – En Plein Air” (2015)
- Francheska Pastor – Bad Seed Rising
- Oceans of Slumber – “Blue” EP (2015)
- Xandria – “Fire & Ashes” EP (2015)
- Tarja Turunen
- Liv Jagrell – Sister Sin
- Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody – “Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus” (2015)
- Thundermother – “Road Fever” (2015)
- Leslie Hunt – District 97
- Lyria – “Catharsis” (2014)
- Cradle of Filth – “Hammer of the Witches” (2015)
- Whispering Woods – “Perditus et Dea” (2015)
- Alissa White-Gluz – Arch Enemy
- Tarja – “Luna Park Ride” CD/DVD (2015)
- Natalie Koskinen – Shape of Despair
- Tezaura – “Unleash the Butterflies” (2015)
- Royal Thunder – “Crooked Doors” (2015)
- Zola Jesus
- Jenny Hval – “Apocalypse, girl” (2015)
- Kobra Paige – Kobra and the Lotus
- Frantic Amber – “Burning Insight” (2015)
- Johanna Sadonis – Lucifer
- Galley Beggar – “Silence & Tears” (2015)
- Shape of Despair – “Monotony Fields” (2015)