Steve ‘N’ Seagulls interview

In 2014, thanks to some video on youtube, Steve ‘N’ Seagulls have captured the interest of many heavy metal lovers, but not only, with their bluegrass versions of well-known rock/metal songs.
After 3 years they have reached consents from all over the world, relesed 2 albums and been on tour in many countries.
We had the opportunity to meet Remmel and Pukki after their show at Porispere and talk about the idea behind the band, the possibility to hear some cover of Finnish metal sung in Finnish and much more.

Ranger interview

Ranger is a young band from Helsinki, the last album “Speed & Violence” has been released in 2016 and after that they have been on tour around Europe collecting consents in every country.
It’s like if those guys have taken the time machine to the good old speed metal of the ’80s.
We had the opportunity to interview with the band after the show at Porispere and find out something more about them, their music and much more.

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Ranger Youtube

Shadows and Colors interview

Shadows and Colors is a new band from Finland. Thier debut single “The Fools In The Devil’s Game” has been released in 2016 and after that they won the local competition “Porilaine bändi -kilpailu” which put them on the stage of Porispere 2017.
We had the opportunity to meet the band before their first show ever at Porispere and find out something more about them and their music.

 

Shadows and Colors on Facebook

Shadows and Colors on Youtube

Kotiteollisuus interview

Almost 30 years of career make Kotiteollisus as one of the most long-lived band on the finnish scene.
We had the chance to meet the band just before their performance at Porispere and talk about their last album “Vieraan Vallan Aurinko”, the plans for the future and much more.

 

 

EoT interview

From Croatia EoT is ready to break down the wall with its multi-influenced music and the songs sung in its mother language.
We had the opportunity to talk with the band and find out more about its music, the idea behind it and the plans for the future.


Hey guys, how are you doing?
We’re doing awesome, thank you for asking!
We’re preparing for gigs and working hard on the new material even though we published our first album this year. Nevertheless, there is no time to lose!

-Would you mind to introduce the band and give us some biographical hints?
EoT is a alter-punk rock metal band formed in Karlovac, Croatia, in 2015.
The members are Maja Kolarić (voice / bass), Boris Kolarić (guitar / voice) and Goran Glavač (drums / voice).
In a very short time we have gained popularity across the country, we have performed in many festivals such as Schengen Fest 2015, InMusic 2016, Demo Fest Banja Luka 2016, UFO, Rock Marathon, Big Rock Explosion, Croatia Bike Week, Rovinj Musical Festival And Moto Meeting – MK Osijek 2017.
We also shared the stage with big names like Ashes You Leave, Underdust, Cold Snap, Fire, Frontback, Bjuz, Ice On Fire, Manntra, Zabranjeno Pušenje, Charlie ButterFly, Stahlzeit, Siddharta, Elvis Jackson, Noctiferia, Foundation, Elemental, SARS , Sassja, Elvis Jackson, Chips and Video Clips, Marijan Ban and Dictators, Cold Beer, Song Killers to name a few.
Last January we released our debut album “Defibrilacija” (Defibrilation) for an independent record label called Spona. From the album were released these singles’ Balkanska Physical Education ‘,’ What is the piont ‘,’ Bye bye ”, ” Defibrilación ” (Defibrilazione) Nepravda “(Injustice).
This June we were selected in the grand finale of the Karlovačko Rock Off bands festival.
Marko Matijević Sekul is the music producer, music and lyrics by Boris Kolarić and for the arrangenents 
we are responsibles with Marko Matijević Sekul.
Our music is inspired by the wide range of musical influences from classic to modern trends of the 21st century.

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-Why did you choose EoT as name?
EoT is short for the name of the band we were all part of and a memory of good times in the past, but since we changed style and almost all members, it’s not the same story.
We kept the initials only for sentimental reasons, although we knew that “the book will be judged by its cover”, but in the end people realized that this is not the same band as the previous one.


-Your songs are sung in croatian, this is pretty unusual but it gives that something more to your music. Why did you choose to use you mother language and not english as many other do?
It’s really hard to sing in Croatian, and more importantly, in a way that it doesn’t sound stupid. English fits everywhere, in poetry, songs, everyday conversation, it is simple and it has beautiful words. It was easier for us to express in English because we’ve been listening to English and American bands since we were little kids. We’ve learned English through movies, cartoons and it’s kinda easier to express yourself in a different language because you can become a different person and not totally expose yourself to everyone.
Making songs in your native language is more personal and, as we mentioned earlier, it’s really hard writing something in Croatian that doesn’t sound forced, fake or like a really bad poetry but it has more effect because your heart is basically naked in front of the audience.

 

 

-Your music is defined as alternative rock but where EOT has its musical roots?
We put this “target” because you have to put something. People judge us because we play in a lot of musical genres, but the fact is that we like music and we can do anything we want.
The only difference when a small band does it and international stars do it, is that they have the financial power to persuade people that it’s okey to make a rock album and than an experimental album. We just do it for fun and well…because we can. We love punkrock, metal, rock, classic music, we love everything. We grew up listening to the Beatles, Californian punkrock bands, British pop rock bands, American indie rock bands, well hell, we grew up on classical composers. It’s music, there should be no limits.

-You have played a lot of shows around Croatia and shared the stage with some great names of the rock scene as Guano Apes, are you planning more shows in the future? And what’s about other countries?
Of course we are!
Recently we played in Italy, but the thing is, we are trying to play as much as we can in Croatia in order to promote our album, meet people that can hook us up with venues abroad and similiar.

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-How is the rock and metal scene in Croatia at the moment?
There are a lot of bands, but nothing they do is as meaningful as ten years ago.
Today, everyone has a band, or 5 bands, everyone can play everything but there is rarely any meaningful music in them, because the bands are just projects that will fade away after two months. People don’t care about the same things anymore, and because of the rise of technology, people don’t socialize at concerts as often as they would before.

-What’s on plan for the future?
We have upcoming gigs and festivals, we’re trying to earn money and hopefully prizes so we can record a new album.

-We have done with this interview, thank you for your time! Would you like to say something to our readers?
If you do something you like, do it for yourself and your own inner growth, and if you’re good at it, never do it for free.

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Paz Manera- Superbreakout

“Superbreakout” is the debut album of the Italian trio Paz Manera, released last April via AW Recordings, it contains 10 tracks ranging in the various sub-genres of rock.

The first track called as the album is an energetic rock song and I really like the change of rhythm in it. “The dancer” is the first single released and the protagonists are the powerful voice and the catchy melody.

The rhythm slows down with “Island”, the most pop song in the album, the sound slides slightly leaving a sweet embrace along the shoulders. In “Addicted girl” the intro is almost mystic,then it changes in an explosion of rock and the voice sounds more agressive.

“The wanderer” closes the album with its 8 minutes, long songs risk to be boring and repetitive, but that is not the case because everything works perfectly.

This album is a journey into the various shades of rock, particularly it will strike 70’s and 80’s rock lovers, every song is a surprise.
Guitar, bass and drums work harmoniously in each song but the difference is done by the voice that is never foregone.

Paz Manera did a great debut and I’m curious to see what’s going to happen in the future.

Altjira – Anent Wist

Italian Altjira surprises with its first Ep ”Anent Wist” released last January. The album, which lasts nearly 29 minutes, contains 7 tracks including intro, outro and a cover.

The whispered intro creates atmosphere and get the listener, which doesn’t know what to expect from the next track, curious.

“I Will Not Bend”, the best track in my opinion, has a powerful but still personal sound and with it the listener is able to understund what’s the band is made of.

With its bad ass riff “The Chase” is another good work, interesting is also the epic/heroic theme in the lyrics.
The last track before the outro is a tribute to Iced Earth with the song  “Dracula”, so if you listen to Iced Earth you will enjoy it.

This album is a blast of heavy metal mixed up with thrash and a lot of musical technique, I love the voice because it has a powerful and scratching sound, and lyrics are inspired by narrative, mythology and legends that makes it really interesting.
The artwork, by Federico Musetti, is made in relation to the text of each song but still it doesn’t reveal anything about the music.

This is definitely a good debut, surely they still have to work on, but the base is excellentand and I’m sure we will hear from this band again in the future.