\r\n By wanting to give a complete picture\r\nof the festivals which will take place around Europe we asked the\r\npromoters which organize them to tell us a few things about their\r\nFests. First stop is Summer Breeze Festival which is \r\nset to take place August 17-19, 2006 in the Ostalbkreis district in\r\nGermany. We had the chance to talk with Ralf Nosser, co organizator of\r\nthe festival. \r\n
Some minutes before the sound check, we had the\r\nhonor to speak with Peter Lindgren (Guitarist-Opeth).Peter was very\r\npositive and though he was very tired he spent some time talking with\r\nus about the news of the band and their tour.\r\n
\r\nMetalzone: Hello from Metalzone, how are you?
\r\nPeter: I’m fine. \r\n
\r\nNovember 2005 was a sad time for all\r\nStygma IV fans since it meant the very end of the band. The reason\r\ngiven by the group was the health problem their drummer faced and his\r\nun ability to play with the band anymore. Being Stygma’s fans ourselves\r\nwe decided to talk to the band and get the true reasons of the groups\r\nsplit up and what the future holds for the members of the group.
\r\n At the dawn of 2006 www.metalzone.gr got the chance to get an\r\ninsiders look in this years new releases in Nuclear Blast Records from\r\nHead Of Promotion in Nuclear Blast Markus Wosgien. Markus tells us all\r\nthe releases we should expect from the new year, the biggest selling\r\nalbums in the last ten years, the failures, the way the metal music\r\nindustry is today and the what Nuclear Blast seeks in new artists in\r\norder to sign them. \r\n
\r\nMetalzone had the chance of talking with one of the most\r\nimportant groups in the French Metal scene, Nightmare. We got to talk\r\nwith Franck Milleliri - guitars (ex-Dark Light), Alex Hilbert - guitars\r\nand Yves Campion - bass, about their latest release, the Dominion Gate,\r\nthe difficulties they face being a French power metal band and also the\r\nchances of coming to Greece for a live show. \r\n
\r\nMetalzone: Hello Yves, this is metalzone calling how are you?
\r\nYves Campion: Fine.\r\n
Just before appearing live this weekend in Greece, Hein Frode Hansen the drummer of Theatre of Tragedy, talks to www.metalzone.gr\r\nabout their upcoming album which is being released March 2006 in Europe\r\nand probably this fall in the US, the tour that will follow, the\r\nchances of touring in the US and the reason why they haven’t toured\r\nthere before, their new singer Nell who is doing her recording debut\r\nwith this album, and reveals that the Greek audience will have the\r\nchance of listening three brand new songs pla
\r\nRecently we had the chance of talking to Accept mainman and\r\nguitarist Wolf Hoffman. Wolf talked to www.metalzone.gr about his\r\nupcoming shows around Europe and maybe America as a part of a G3 tour\r\nwith Uli Roth and Michael Schenker , his upcoming solo project and his\r\nexperience with the Accept tour which got him fired up again.
\r\nMetalzone: Hello Wolf this is metalzone calling. How are you?
\r\nWolf Hoffman: Hello metalzone, I am good how are you?\r\n
\r\n Recently we had the chance to interview ex- Gamma Ray, and\r\nPrimal Fear’s Ralf Scheepers about their latest release Seven Seals,\r\nthe inspiration of the new album, their tour supporting Helloween, what\r\nreally happened with the show they were going to give here in Greece\r\nand his passion for Formula 1.
\r\nMetalzone: Kalispera Ralf (means good evening when we talked with the singer we found out he can speak Greek quite well)
\r\nJust before Jag Panzer arrived in Greece for their show we had\r\nthe chance of talking with the guitarist and founding member of Jag\r\nPanzer Mark Briody. Mark talks to Metalzone for their upcoming tour,\r\nthe chances of releasing a DVD along with it, their new live album they\r\nare about to release and also the new studio album.
\r\nMetalzone: Hello Mark, this is metalzone calling how are you?
\r\n Mark Briody: Very good, looking forward to flying over to Europe tomorrow.
\r\nOn October 25th we had the honor of talking with the innovative\r\nlegends of rock, Hawkwind!!! At the other end of our telephone line, in\r\na conference call, we talked with the whole band, we laughed our guts\r\nout. Hawkwind know the secret recipe to being the most influentious\r\nbands in the world.
\r\nMetalzone: Hello everybody!
\r\n Hawkwind: Hello!! (Richard)Who is this? Who are we talking to?