Interviews

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 21, 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 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 thanos on Sep 9, 2018
Hi Bruce and Gavin, I’m really glad to have you on Grande Rock, Congrats on “Dissolution” as well… it’s a captivating album on the whole.  B: Thanks a lot – we are all very proud of it.  G: Yes we are very pleased with the outcome of the record.    This is the first time that Gavin contributed to… 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
Submitted by thanos on Jun 30, 2018
Hi Eric, I’m glad to have you on Grande Rock. The new Tremonti album “A Dying Machine” is truly astonishing and most say that is Tremonti’s best work to date. What’s your say?  E: Thank you so much!! I really feel the same.”A Dying Machine” is my favorite out of the four we’ve done so far... we had… Read More
Submitted by eric on Jun 24, 2018
  Hello Mark, and thank you for joining us today. Suffice to say, Freedom Hawk’s “Beast Remains”, is shockingly good and, no disrespect of course, but somewhat of a step up from past ventures, musicianship wise. In other words, as chillax-ing as say, the titular sophomore or more recent “Into Your… Read More
Submitted by eric on Jun 10, 2018
  Hi Alec, thank you for joining us here at Grande Rock; it is a pleasure!  A: Hi! Thanks for the interview.    Firstly, what exactly inspired you to found Blackslash, and how did the rather cool name come about? Does the band’s moniker have any deeper connotations or does it just simply sound good… Read More