Formed back in 1981 during the boom of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), Pretty Maids came as an underrated band from Denmark. In 1983 their EP Pretty Maids debuted the band in the international scene, and it opened the doors for them into the already saturated metal market.
13 studio albums later, Pretty Maids remains as a band loyal to their thousands of fans around the world, as their sound still very heavy metal oriented and honest to what they started back in the 80’s. Their latest album Pandemonium has been one of the band’s most successful albums they had done in years. A volatile heavy metal album that innovates on its own way, and presents a fresh side of the band.
Pretty Maids played for the first time in the United States a couple of weeks ago at ProgPower USA XIII in front of a packed venue with fans that have waited more than 25 years to see them play live in American soil. Their performance was impressive, strong and entertaining as they played some of their classics, and material from their last album.
The Age Of Metal had the chance to speak with Ronnie Atkins frontman of Pretty Maids hours before the band played their set at ProgPower USA XIII. We talked about them playing in the US, their upcoming album, their views on the Danish metal scene, and some other interesting stuff.