Interviews

February 08, 2008
BEN JACKSON GROUP - Ben Jackson

Ben Jackson Group, featuring Crimson Glory ‘s guitarist Ben Jackson, after receiving very positive reviews for the albums “ Here I come” and “All Over You”, is working on the 3rd album, “Gold and Dragons” with Crimson Glory members as special guests once more . Metalzone conducted an interview with Ben and let’s see what he told us. \r\n

\r\nMetalzone: Hello Ben. Your new album “Gold and Dragons” is almost finished. Tell us a few things about it. \r\n

January 31, 2008
ANTONY HAMALAINEN

Just a few hours before his first perfomance in Greece, the new finnish vocalist of NIGHTRAGE, ANTONY HAMALAINEN gives us an exclusive interview about who he is and his cooperation with the Greek/Swedish Melodic Death band.
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\r\nHe talks to metalzone about himself and how the core of Nightrage, Marios Iliopoulos trusted him as the new frontman.
\r\nHe tells us about his dream conserning Nightrage and how he plans to contribute to the band.

January 31, 2008
JEFF LOOMIS

It seems like a lifetime since the first moment that I listened to his guitar playing and was impressed. Jeff Loomis is currently working on his personal album, soon to be released. Metalzone conducted an interview with him, and he talked about his music, himself, and, of course, about Nevermore. Ladies and gentlemen, here is what he told us: \r\n

\r\nMetalzone: You just returned from Los Angeles, where you played at this year’s NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants) both Nevermore solos and instrumental stuff from your upcoming personal album.

January 29, 2008
SHADE EMPIRE - Juha Sirkkiä

First time I got acquainted with Shade Empire was back in 2004 with the release of their first full length album Sinthetic. Although I’m not the most diehard fan of symphonic black metal in the world, that album managed to capture my full approval almost immediately. The keyboards play a sovereign role in their music yet they are nothing but mellow or cheesy. Their sound is so energetic and melodic at the same time as a black metal band can be.

January 28, 2008
NIGHTRAGE - Marios Iliopoulos
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\r\nJust before the first Nightrage show in Athens \r\nElena Mihailidou and Vasilis Mazaris of Metalzone.gr had the chance to speak \r\nwith the mastermind of the band Marios Iliopoulos.
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January 28, 2008
SHEVER - Nadine

Metalzone: Well, First of All I want to congratulate you and the rest of the band for you first and latest release "ocean of illusions" Tell us a few words about shEver

January 22, 2008
KINETIC - Savvas Betinis

\r\nRecently Elena Mihailidou did an interview with the Greek Death Metallers KINETIC maiman Savvas Betinis about the band’s new album Corrosion, their upcoming Hellenic tour, the accident their guitarist had, how easy it was to get a record deal and how difficult distribution and promotion is both outside Greece and within.
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\r\nHe talks about the new elements he brought into their music with the female vocals and the keyboards but also their inspiration which comes straight from the heart.\r\n

January 22, 2008
Î’RAINSTORM - Andy B. Frank

The German power metal band Brainstorm is about to release their fifth full length album, entitled Downburst and the vocalist of the band, Andy B.

January 18, 2008
ROTTING CHRIST - Sakis

Metalzone’s  Vasilis Mazaris and Elena Mihailidou conducted an interview with Rotting Christ mainman Sakis. Sakis talks about the upcoming DVD and it’s content, the tracklisting and the live when the DVD was recorded. He also talks about whether the DVD will include the live recording of the band in Larissa two years ago. Sakis explains where the band stands after the astounding release of Theogonia and his inspiration into making music.
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January 18, 2008
NECROMANTIA - Magus

The latest\r\nopus of the black metal band Necromantia entitled "The sound of Lucifer\r\nstorming Heaven" has been the reason for Vasilis Mazaris and Elena\r\nMihailidou to interview the Magus for www.metalzone.gr.\r\n

\r\nMagus talks\r\nabout what the new album is all about, the influences he has, his inspirations,\r\nthe style of Necromantia and how difficult it’s been to embody his vision in\r\nmusic which includes playing with two basses and no guit

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