Tag: AFM Records

Jun 01

Thorsten Bauer of Leaves Eyes discussed new Atrocity & Leaves Eyes albums.

Leaves Eyes returned to the USA for a second tour less than a year after their successful run with Sonata Arctica last November/December. This time around they came on a tour along with Battle Beast and supporting Sabaton. This time around they had the chance to play at bigger venues before a larger and more diverse …

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Dec 16

Elina & Alex of Leaves Eyes discussed touring and Fires In The North.

After two years of absence from the North American stages, Leaves Eyes returns as part of a tour supporting Sonata Arctica. Their visit also marks a new era in the band’s history as it presented us with their new vocalist Elina Siirala who joined the band early this year, besides Elina, Leaves Eyes also brought with …

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Sep 22

Bob Katsionis of Serious Black discussed Mirrorworld, ProgPower USA & Firewind.

Serious Black was formed at the beginning of 2014 and since the released of their first album As Daylight Breaks (2015) they surely have become a huge success. In 2016 they are releasing their second album titled Mirrorworld, and after have toured Europe with the likes of Gamma Ray and Hammerfall, they crossed the Atlantic for a …

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Sep 19

Tom & Henrik of Evergrey talked about The Storm Within.

Evergrey recently released their new album The Storm Within and soon they will be embarking on a European tour supporting Delain. The new Evergrey album picked up where Hymns for the Broken left off, but with a much darker tone. Something that is not only pleasing to the ear, but it also it reflects on …

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Mar 28

Alex Straropoli of Rhapsody of Fire talks Into The Legend & 70000 Tons Of Metal

Rhapsody of Fire is a band that along with Hammerfall, Stratovarius and Therion revamped the meaning of the word heavy metal back in the 90’s and the early 2000’s. Rhapsody of Fire quickly developed a peculiar sound that was so epic that even the lyrical part of their music was absolutely stellar. Use Facebook to …

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Nov 12

Jani Stefanovic of Solution .45 discussed Nightmares In The Waking State Part I

Solution .45 is a Swedish band that has a lot of progressive influences but sounds more like a melodic death metal band. The band is about to release their 2nd studio album titled Nightmares In The Waking Stage Pt 1, which inherited the sound of its predecessor For Aeons Past (2011). One of the differences …

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Sep 14

Leaves Eyes – King Of Kings (2015)

Leaves Eyes keeps refining their sound and delivering not only heavy melodies, but lyrically and visually they reinforce the image of what symphonic folk metal should sound and look like, a lot of classical arrangements, heavy riffs, storytelling lyrics that bring historical events back to life that extend our enlightenment about the norse culture. Use Facebook …

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Jul 29

Graveworm – Ascending Hate (2015)

Italy has never released a more chilling act than Graveworm. This iconic band recently released their new album Ascending Hate. While this album is a bit slow at times, it reminds us that Graveworm is back to conquer. But with the return of guitarist Stefan Unterpertinger there is no way for Graveworm to weaken. So …

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Jul 13

Matt Marinelli of Borealis discussed the ideas behind Purgatory

What started 10 years ago as a symphonic female fronted band, that later developed into a more power/progressive style with the change of vocalists. It now sees their third album become a reality, after touring with the likes of Saxon, Edguy, and now with their upcoming tour with Evergrey, Borealis‘s status as one of the …

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Jun 22

Borealis – Purgatory (2015)

Canadian progpower metal band Borealis has been around since 2005 with their first album released in 2008, after 10 years and 2 studio album, this band native of Ontario, Canada is releasing their third studio album, and one of the heaviest records to hit the market this year. Their style fluctuate between the influences of …

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Mar 09

Udo Dirkschneider discussed the new U.D.O album Decadent & hints North American tour 2015

Udo Dirkschneider is a name that doesn’t need an introduction, after fronting Accept in the 80’s and making a name for himself on his own band U.D.O Mr.Dirkschneider, returns in 2015 with a new U.D.O album titled, Decadent, their 15th studio album. That along is a long run for a band that has been around since 1987.  Use …

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