Interviews

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...
Skyclad band pic
Sun, 04/09/2017 - 15:07 - Comments

Skyclad

Skyclad have been around for a quarter of a century now and during these long years, they “almost made it” big, but then suffered a variety of setbacks, severe lineup changes and despite having done more than a dozen albums of original music, never lived up to the promise they initially showed. Despite all that, the band is still around, having fun, enjoying life and...
Speedrush band pic
Sat, 04/08/2017 - 13:09 - Comments

Speedrush

Speedrush is an Athenian speed/thrash metal band that might have been around for more than a decade, but only debuted this year with their album “Endless War”, a manifesto of short and to the point tracks, hardly above the half hour mark (so you get the picture of how fast they play). Vocalist Nir Beer had a chat with Grande Rock about the debut album, music and...
Firewind band pic
Sun, 04/02/2017 - 15:40 - Comments

Firewind

Firewind were “on ice” for quite a few years, while their leader Gus G. was pursuing a solo career and acting as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist. That time off did seem to have done them a world of good, because following a series of good albums that somehow seemed to hit a bit of a brick wall in terms both of creativity by also band appeal, seems now to easily crumble –...
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