Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 30

Mathias Nygård of Turisas checked in with The Age Of Metal

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Last week I had the chance to see live the Finnish battle metal band Turisas in full swing, last time they came to town supporting Cradle Of Filth (Feb.2011) I missed half of their set as I got late to the venue that night. This time around it was different as Turisas was headlining the …

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Apr 27

Kai Hansen of Unisonic talks with The Age Of Metal

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Unisonic was form by Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween) and Dennis Ward (ex-Pink Cream 69) back in 2009. But it was until destiny decided to united the paths of Kiske and Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray, ex Helloween) during their collaboration on Tobias Sammet‘s Avantasia world tour in 2010. Both Kiske & Hansen realized the musical chemistry between them …

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Apr 27

Anathema – Weather Systems (2012)

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In the early nineties three bands came out from England who personified the Death/Doom sub-genre: My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, and Anathema. Out of all of them Anathema has been the one who went the furthest away from their roots later in their career. In 1996 they released their album Eternity which saw Anathema going …

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Apr 26

Neige from Alcest talks to The Age of Metal.

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k577/MarquisdeFeu/AlcestAGM1.jpg    Alcest has been one of those bands that that for a few years now have been refining their sound going away from their more black metal roots. On the 16th of April at the Rouge Bar in Scottsdale I had the chance to see Alcest for their first headlining tour here in the …

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Apr 26

7 Horns 7 Eyes – Throes of Absolution (2012)

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  7 Horns 7 Eyes are a relatively new band from Seattle, Washington. In 2012 they have released their debut album Throes of Absolution with major label Century Media. What 7 Horns 7 Eyes plays is a blend of Melodic Death Metal mixed in with Doom metal and some Progressive elements. With this debut they …

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Apr 25

Michael Keene from The Faceless Talks to The Age of Metal

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Ah, The Faceless. What isn’t there to say about them? Since their release of Planetary Duality in 2008, they’ve become one of the most recognized bands in metal. They’ve gone from a relatively unknown tech metal band to one of the strongest forces in extreme American metal, playing direct support to Devildriver during the Metal …

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Apr 25

Aaron Smith of 7 Horns 7 Eyes talks with The Age of Metal

    7 Horns 7 Eyes is a Melodic Death Metal/Progressive band from Seattle, Washington. Formed back in 2006 they released their first self-titled EP in 2007. In 2011 they released their first single Convalescence. On April 16th they will have released their debut album Throes of Absolution under the label Century Media.

Apr 24

Paradise Lost – Tragic Idol (2012)

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Back in the early 90′s was this band that during their first albums started the path of what today we know as Doom/Death Metal, then they shift to something totally new and exciting, that later would be known as Gothic Metal. Well, you can thank or blame British metallers Paradise Lost for both. during their …

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Apr 24

Scott Hedrick from Skeletonwitch Talks to The Age of Metal

Skeletonwitch is fucking brutal. Their brand of blackened thrash has been resounding with crowds both mainstream and underground. They also tour all the time, which certainly helps. Due to their constant touring schedule, their live show has been refined to a science: go batshit insane on stage and the rest of the crowd follows. That …

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Apr 23

Moonspell – Alpha Noir (2012)

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Pioneer’s of Gothic Metal Moonspell is back with their latest album Alpha Noir (Napalm Records).  Fans have been waiting in anticipation for the newest album after their last release Night Eternal (2008) was such a great success.  Alpha Noir is the bands newest masterpiece which show cases their talent, amazing writing skills, their development as a band over the years …

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