Interviews

Ikaros Records logo
Sun, 07/30/2017 - 18:03 - Comments

Ikaros Records/Vinyl Monster

Lefteris Fytas may have started out as the lonely record store owner of Vinyl Monster in Chalandri, Athens, but now he is also the prestigious manager of Ikaros Records, a record label whose musical sound ranges from surf sound of Dirty Fuse and Telestons, or the blues of The Jumpin’ Bones up to the post-rock of Made By Grey and the hardcore metal of Beyond...
Below band pic
Sun, 07/09/2017 - 18:15 - Comments

Below

In a time when metal seems to have been hijacked yet again, by a variety of hacks, nifty marketing plots and “novelty bands”, it seems refreshing that there’s a new vanguard of bands that seems to be bowing down, kneeling before the altar of Black Sabbath and Candlemass and coming up with some new metal that is not a copy of the old, but pays its respects to the...
Hunter & The Bear band pic
Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:40 - Comments

Hunter & The Bear

Hunter & The Bear is a newcomer from the UK that has just released their debut album. It is true that the band is very promising and their debut album will bring joy to the fans of modern rock who fancy catchy hooks and a big sound. Grande Rock had a chat with the band’s vocalist & rhythm guitarist Will so as to find out a lot more about this budding newcomer…
Mythra band pic
Sun, 06/18/2017 - 16:10 - Comments

Mythra

Mythra was a pretty mysterious band, as none seemed to know a lot about a mysterious band from South Shields, other than that their 7" release kicked ass. British Steel released their full recordings (with even wrong titles) asking whoever was behind them, to step forward and get a deal and it wasn’t until much later that the band came to prominence and even “...
Dick pic
Sat, 06/10/2017 - 20:01 - Comments

Dick

Dick… a name which could lead to a gazillion of double entendres and silly figures of speech, but also a Finnish pop/rock/prog even band that really surprised me, when I heard their album “Dangerous Dreams” not too long ago. I didn’t really know what to expect. Dick’s material is challenging, but also rewarding and catchy once you get wind of what they’re trying to...
Soen band pic
Sun, 05/14/2017 - 20:17 - Comments

Soen

Soen released their brand new studio album “Lykaia”, their best album so far, earlier this year. Founding member & drummer Martin Lopez had a chat with Grande Rock about the band’s music, the new album and the new guitarist among other interesting things… read below for more…
Ancestral Dawn band pic
Sun, 04/30/2017 - 16:10 - Comments

Ancestral Dawn

Ancestral Dawn is a brand new power metal band from Peru that was formed by the songwriter, bassist & author Jorge Higginson. “Souldance” is the first release of the band, which contains several great musicians of the metal scene. Read what the mastermind Jorge told Grande Rock below…
Brother Firetribe band pic
Sun, 04/23/2017 - 20:07 - Comments

Brother Firetribe

Brother Firetribe returned with their new studio album “Sunbound” and they take no prisoners. This is indeed the band’s best release to date! Grande Rock caught vocalist Pekka Ansio Heino, while being on the road and had a very interesting & fun interview. Read for more below…
Art Of Anarchy band pic
Sun, 04/16/2017 - 16:16 - Comments

Art Of Anarchy

Art Of Anarchy, the band that consist of well-known musicians, returned with their second studio album. This time Grande Rock had a chat with guitarist extraordinaire Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal somewhere between studio work, press, rehearsals, tour preparation & album release work, about the new album, the new singer and music in general. Read for more below…
Timo Tolkki pic
Sat, 04/15/2017 - 19:47 - Comments

Timo Tolkki

Timo Tolkki is possibly the second most iconic individual in European power metal, up there with Kai Hansen and the much later blooming whippersnapper Tobias Sammet! Probably one of the first Finnish musicians to make it big in metal, the former Stratovarius guitarist, sometimes singer and main composer, reached Stratospheric heights with that band, almost rivaling...
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