Interview by Tony Cannella
Arch Enemy’s popularity continues to grow in the metal stratosphere. When the band released their latest album “War Eternal” in 2014 there was a wait-and-see attitude as there usually is when one of the key members gets replaced. Enter lead vocalist Alissa White-Gluz. She had enormous shoes to fill in replacing the iconic Angela Gossow who stepped away from the band to focus on managing Arch Enemy. Before stepping down she hand-picked Alissa as her replacement and the results have been phenomenal to say the least. Recently, Arch Enemy was out headlining the Summer Slaughter tour throughout North America. It was at the tour’s stop in Worcester, Massachusetts where I was able to catch this tour and conduct an interview with Alissa. Here is what she had to say…
Hello Alissa. Thank you for joining us. So, you are currently out on Summer Slaughter tour. How has it been going so far?
Good. It just started. It’s always a little chaotic when you have so many bands on one tour. It’s pretty uncommon to do tours like this but we’re working out the kinks and getting into the rhythm now, so it’s going well. Continue reading »
Interview by Miriam C.
Interview Shape of Despair, in particularly the talented singer Natalie Koskinen, feels like crowning an old dream. I’ve always considered the Finnish quintet one of the most underrated doom metal acts so it’s time to shine some light in this eternal darkness and give to their fourth album “Monotony Fields” the place that deserves.
Hi Natalie, first of all welcome to Femme Metal Webzine. How are you?
Hey You, nice to do interview with Femme Metal Webzine! I´m doing just fine, thanks for asking.
We’re here to discuss with you new album “Monotony Fields”, out now via Season of Mist. When you started to gather your first ideas for this record and can you give us more insights about its lyrics?
The first ideas were born few years ago, when Jarno and Tomi starts to composing new songs for Shape of Despair. Continue reading »
Interview collected by Tony Cannella
Questions by Miriam C. & Tony CannellaWith her latest album “Taiga”, Zola Jesus (AKA Nika Roza Danilova) presents the listener with an eclectic potpourri of music that ranges from rock, pop, electronic, goth and more. It really is an interesting and entertaining listen. Recently we caught up with Nika to discuss “Taiga” and more. Back in 2014, you released your fifth album, “Taiga”. What can you tell us about the making of the album?
Well, first, I moved to this island called Vashon Island in Washington and I set up a studio in a house on the island. I just started writing every single day and tried to figure out what I wanted to do for my next record. I wrote so many songs and so many different types of songs. When I look back there was a theme running through many of the major songs that I had written and they all kind of tied together, and so I started following the trajectory of those songs and that was mostly lots of brass and beats and really clean vocals. The concept was about man’s relationship with nature, our alienation with nature and how we kind of separate ourselves from the world in our own way. It is kind of exploring that in a sonic and a lyrical way. Continue reading »
Interview by Peach GaleaKobra and the Lotus is a Canadian heavy metal band formed in 2009 by lead vocalist and songwriter Kobra Paige and we have been lucky enough to catch the Priestess herself for an interview here at Femme Metal Webzine during their recent UK tour and ask about their upcoming EP “Words of the Prophet” . On top of this I’d would like to thank Kobra for taking the time out of your busy schedule for this interview. I have been a fan of Kobra and the Lotus for a few years and would like to congratulate her on the art and professionalism shown within each album to date. Let’s start with a few questions about your latest video for “Black Velvet”. What lead you to make the decision to do a cover of Alannah Myles classic song “Black Velvet”?
Well, Alannah Myles has been a very big mentor. In my life actually, I played a Beatles tribute with her when I was 19 and she was very encouraging. I love her stuff, I love what she did in her heyday especially and I loved “Black Velvet”, I was a huge fan of it. When we mixed the first album she called me in the studio just to say “Hey, carry the torch well for the next generation”. I really appreciated it, I think she is underrated and I really wanted to bring her around again to the world. Continue reading »
Interview by Tony Cannella“Lucifer I” is the title of the debut album from Lucifer. The album has certainly been one of my top highlights for 2015 and is a must for fans of classic doom metal and classic 70s rock and metal. It really does capture the magic of that classic musical era while still keeping their foot firmly planted in the present. Recently we had a chance to catch up with vocalist Johanna Sadonis (formerly of The Oath) to talk about what is going on in the world of Lucifer. First of all welcome to Femme Metal and congratulations on a great debut album.?Speaking of your debut… “Lucifer I” was released this past June. How would you describe it?
Thank you. “Lucifer I” is taking a bow to our influences, the great ones of the 70s entwined with our love for classic doom.The song that really stood out for me was “A Grave For Each One of Us”. It really is a beautiful song with some meaningful lyrics. What can you tell us about that song? Continue reading »
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- 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)
- Lucifer – “Lucifer I” (2015)
- Lullacry – “Legacy 1998-2014” (2014)
- Ethernity – “Obscure Illusions” (2015)
- Amanda Somerville – Kiske/Somerville
- Kiske/Somerville – “City of Heroes” (2015)
- Les Discrets – “Live at Roadburn” (2015)
- Kamelot – “Haven” (2015)
- Elize Ryd & Olof Mork – Amaranthe
- Sirenia – “The Seventh Path Life” (2015)
- Asylum Escape – Even If I’m Broken EP (2015)
- Uhrijuhla- “Jokainen on vapaa lintu” (2015)
- Courtney LaPlante – Iwrestledabearonce
- Halestorm – “Into the Wild Life” (2015)
- End of Skyline – “EOS” EP (2015)
- Ailyn – Sirenia