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Children of Bodom

Children of Bodom

Since 1997 Children of Bodom have been a big presence in the extreme metal scene, amassing fans around the world while touring non-stop and releasing nine albums. What makes these Finnish metal titans one of the biggest and acclaimed international metal acts is the combination of Alexi's ferocious vocals, brutality and sheer aggression mixed with harmonic melodies. Children of Bodom are planning a new album for 2018 and they are currently dominating stages playing the celebration tour for the 20th anniversary of their acclaimed first album "Something Wild". We sat down with the guys to talk…

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Blue Pills

Blue Pills

Blues Pills is a four-piece rock - blues band from Sweden. They have been playing big music festivals getting attention with their relentless energy on stage and psychedelic rock and in 2016 they opened for Deep Purple in Europe. Their music is hypnotic and mixes the best of 60’s and 70’s rock and blues influences alongside jazz, soul, and psychedelia. Blues Pills have released two albums for Nuclear Blast ‘Blues Pills’ (2014) and the latest ‘Lady in Gold’ (2016) which are setting them closer to the promising career they have ahead. We sat down with vocalist Elin Larsson after their great…

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Backyard Babies

Backyard Babies

Backyard Babies are best known for their seven studio albums, two Swedish Grammy Awards, numerous collaborations with legends like Michael Monroe, in addition to a classic reputation for hardcore partying and on-the-edge living. What’s it like returning to the stage after a five year hiatus? What new materials have the seasoned sleaze rock vets got lined up? Singer and guitarist, Nicke Borg, reveals all, including a private passion of his that not many people know about.

Nicke Borg: I’m a little surprised at how good it’s been. I think it’s because the whole ‘break’ thing was the right…

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Ufomammut

Ufomammut

Ufomammut is a power trio formed in Italy in 1999 by Poia, Urlo and Vita, a lineup that has remained stable since. The trio has developed a sound characterized by lengthy songs centred on repeated heavy riffs coupled with droning vocals and the use of sound effects and synths. ‘8’ is the Ufomammut’s 8th album, comprised of 8 tracks that flow into each other without interruption: each track expands upon the preceding song, unfolding into an exceedingly dense and malevolent journey, resulting in this being Ufomammut’s most extreme venture yet, with no room for breathing space in the 48…

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End of Green

End of Green

I still haven't come up with a better explanation or description than "bad weather music". Somehow this still fits after all these years. 'Void Estate' is a little more mellow and probably grumpy at the same time. This one turned out even different then we all expected, which I think is quite cool, since we kind of surprised ourselves as well. The songwriting process, this is something I can honestly not put my finger on. Sometimes we’re working on ideas that have been there for quite a long time, sometimes one of us comes up with something on the spot. If we all approve the ideas, they…

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Seven Kingdom

Seven Kingdom

We are not super political in our lyrics, but there are times where we speak generally how we feel against what people would call 'the man', haha. As for religion, we don't really hit that at all either. We are mostly trying to write music that is memorable, melodic an catchy. The lyrical inspiration comes from the obvious fantasy realm, but as we have grown older, I think a little more real-life experience starts to reflect on the lyrical side, which is natural. Generally stating, we just enjoy anything that can make a good song. It's almost always something people either have a good time…

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Final Coil

Final Coil

It’s difficult to describe our music, I tend to write according to what I feel rather than to any particular genre, so defining the album in a single sentence is pretty much impossible. It’s been interesting, actually, to see the reviews where we’ve been called everything from post-metal and progressive to alternative and grunge because I guess I could agree with all those labels in part, but I wouldn’t say any one of them accurately portrays the whole album.

So, yeah, putting a label on it is hard because it’s so varied and because everyone who hears the album seems to take away something…

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Scanner

Scanner

Our new album is a Best of. B-sides the normal Best of compilation on CD1, we re-recorded 10 classics of ours on CD2. We are a German power, speed metal Band. For this album, our seventh one, we just changed some arrangement for the re-recorded songs and so a writing process was obsolete this time. The title is 'The Galactus Tapes' and we often deal with themes around SF in our lyrics. But also include and combine social critics with it.

The band’s name Scanner is a result of a fiction story we developed around a character, the Scanner, back in 1987. The SF story of this character is the…

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Children of Bodom

November 16, 2017

Children of Bodom

Blue Pills

November 9, 2017

Blue Pills

Backyard Babies

November 2, 2017

Backyard Babies

Ufomammut

October 26, 2017

Ufomammut

Agostino Arrivabene

October 23, 2017

Agostino Arrivabene

Andrzej Kuziola

October 23, 2017

Andrzej Kuziola

Christophe Vacher

October 23, 2017

Christophe Vacher

End of Green

October 19, 2017

End of Green

Christopher Ulrich

October 16, 2017

Christopher Ulrich

Daniele Valeriani

October 16, 2017

Daniele Valeriani

Denis Forkas

October 16, 2017

Denis Forkas

Erik Heyninck

October 16, 2017

Erik Heyninck

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