Interview by Abigail HenryCarla Van Huizen is the incredible voice behind the Dutch Band La-Ventura. La-Ventura came crashing into the music scene in 2005 with their first album “A New Beginning”and now they are back with their second album, “White Crow”, after several years of hardship in order to see their new project successfully made. We had the chance to speak to Carla about of the events leading up to the albums release and what is to be expected in the future, which includes playing at the infamous Female Metal Voice Festival in October this year. The release of “White Crow” has attracted a lot of attention and deservedly so! How has this been for you personally?
It is really great to see that so many friends and fans from all over the world like the new album! During the recordings of the album we talked about how to set up the promotion campaign and besides letting our promotion manager for the Benelux do his job we realised that we had to start working our way into the social media. Continue reading »
Label: Century Media
Review by Tony Cannella
When lead vocalist Angela Gossow decided to step down from her post fronting the extreme metal legends Arch Enemy it came as a huge shock. Who would fill her sizeable shoes? Well that turned out to be ex-The Agonist front lady Alissa White-Gluz – as it turns out it was a great choice.
The opening intro “Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude in F Minor)” opens the album and has a horror movie vibe to it before segueing into the relentless assault of “Never Forgive, Never Forget” and this is how the 10th Arch Enemy album begins. From the start it is obvious that the transition between vocalists is seamless and musically the band continues to mix death metal and thrash with the same technical proficiency that the band has always displayed. Continue reading »
Interview by Ary RConsidered as one of the leading figures of the metal music panorama nowadays, Delain has gained a huge fame that a few female fronted bands has got in these latest years. After a really bad episode that has affected the band in the past, this quintet from the Netherlands is going to introduce the audience the brand new record called “The Human Contradiction”. In order to present this baby creature, we had the chance to talk to the singer of the band, the beautiful Charlotte Wessels, who has spoke to us about this brand new album. Delain this year comes back on the music scene with a brand new album. Let’s talk about the album title which is a very curious one. Would you mind explaining us the meaning of the title itself? If I’m not mistaken you love reading, and this album somehow is related to Octavia Butler. Continue reading »
Label: Napalm Records
Review by Tony Cannella
The Dutch Symphonic metal band Delain returns with their fourth full-length album “The Human Contradiction”. This is the follow up to their excellent “We Are the Others”. After that album, it was interesting to see how they would follow what many consider to be their best album. Would they be up to the task? Well, the answer is a resounding yes.
The opening track, “Here Come the Vultures” is a wonderful way to start. It begins with a haunting intro before transforming into a bombastic metal track and Charlotte Wessels is fast becoming one of my favorite singers. “Your Body Is a Battleground” is even more awesome than the previous song. Continue reading »
Interview by DisgracedThanks to my dear friend Miriam (yeah, that’s me!) I finally have the chance to submit an interview to one of my all-time favourite bands… sort of dream interview, then It’s been a long, long time ago when I started listening to Tristania and just like I went through tons of changes in my life, the Norwegians themselves underwent a plethora of earthquakes, sometimes softer sometimes harder – and I think there’s no need to say in 2013 that the Norwegians are now 1/7 Italians… And it’s right with their Mediterranean siren Mariangela Demurtas that I have the pleasure to talk with, even though via mail; it’ll feel weird not to do the interview in our language but webzine-wise it’s better to do it directly in English, so let’s have this blast of questions! First of all, thank you Mariangela for taking the time to answer these questions. Hope I won’t sound too fanboy-ish but since I’m a great supporter of you it’s really an honour to have this opportunity. And, second but not less important, big congratulations on the release of the latest album! We’ll immemdiately in-depth-dissect it. Continue reading »
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