Interviews

Submitted by rockavlon on Dec 24, 2018
Hello guys, congrats on “My Dark Symphony”. You are back after more than two decades in hiatus. How does that feel?  R: I’ll give you a simple answer to that: It feels great!  T: The songwriting process was very stimulating, and the fantastic feedback releasing it has been very rewarding.    An EP… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Dec 22, 2018
Hi guys and welcome back to the music scene after 34 years! First of all, do tell us… why and which were those circumstances that urged you to take that decision?  S: It was that one specific night 2014 when we joined our forces after the decades and right after the gig we looked at each others and… Read More
Submitted by ellen on Nov 17, 2018
How did you create the new album “Arcane Astral Aeons”? Any particular inspirations or influences?  M: Pretty much the same influences as always. I found that the Scandinavian winter is very inspirational to me; it gets cold and dark early. It makes me really calm, and gets into the composition… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Oct 29, 2018
Hi Clive… it’s great to have you on Grande Rock again to talk about your brand new album “Double Vision”!  C: Thank you!    What does the album title “Double Vision” declare? Is there any hidden message behind it?  C: There are a couple of references I guess. Firstly, it is a title from the “… Read More
Submitted by ellen on Oct 14, 2018
Where did the album’s title “Shake a Leg” come from?  S: This is first time the true story has been told, my Mum came up with it! We were just playing around with words and had loads of different ideas.  A: Feel good, rock ‘n’ rock, shake a leg, get up and go!    Was there any new techniques or… Read More
Submitted by mark on Sep 23, 2018
Hi Marco. How did you get started in music?  M: I grew up in a musical home. My father, even though he wasn’t pursuing music professionally, he was a great clarinet player. My mom she was a professional singer. When she married my dad, she retired. She actually got on the charts in Mexico. At… Read More
Submitted by newseditor on Sep 16, 2018
Hi Kyle, I’m glad we’re given the chance to talk about your new album “The Cauldron and the Cross”. First of all, how did you come up with the album title and what does it declare?  K: Hello! Thank you for having us it’s a pleasure. The book it is based on (The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Sep 3, 2018
Hi Ronnie and welcome to Grande Rock. First of all, kudos on your new album “Temple of Lies”, which is one the band’s top works in general.  R: Thank you very much! And hello to all the Grande Rock Rockers!    It’s not so “common” to release a new album every year, but it seems to work out… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Aug 27, 2018
Hi Aaron. Welcome back with your new album “If All Goes Wrong”. Do tell us… what are the changes on the band’s camp all these years?  A: The last 2 years have been a time of incredible growth and change for the band. We were nominated for an award by Prog Magazine in 2016 and performed a large… Read More
Submitted by ellen on Aug 19, 2018
Hi Chris, as it’s your first European tour, is there anywhere you’re most excited to play?  C: To be honest, we are actually really excited to play here. Camden and The Underworld is such a big name in the rock and metal world. And I haven’t played here since 2014, so it’s great to be back… Read More
Submitted by ellen on Aug 4, 2018
Why did you choose the name “Ecstasy”?  H: Of course we have the song on the album by the same name. But that wasn’t actually the primary reason. If you listen to this album to get positive, feel good vibes. We don’t mean the drug ecstasy! We mean the emotion. That’s the magic thing we feel about… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Jul 14, 2018
Hi Dougie. Do tell us when and under which circumstances did you decide to form the band?  D: It kind of happened by accident really. Me and my now band mate Todd were just hanging out writing songs then eventually got to a point where we were like “man, we should play this live”.    How did… Read More