Interviews

Submitted by babbis on Jul 30, 2017
Hi Lefteris... How did the store start?  L: The shop opened its doors in 2001. It was run by me and my brother who has also owned Ikaros Music since 1992. It was very different back then, we only had computer supplies and, of course, vinyl accessories. In 2006 we divided the tasks, I run the… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Jul 9, 2017
Hi Jens, it’s good to have you on Grande Rock. Firstly, do tell us how and when the band took shape and how you came up with the name Below. Are you aware that there a few bands with the same name out there?  J: Hey! Thanks for having me. Well we started back in 2011, after discussions that we… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Jun 25, 2017
Hey Will – welcome to Grande Rock. It’s good to have you here. Firstly do tell us when and under which circumstances was the band formed?  W: Hello, hello Grande Rock! Good to be here. The band started in 2012 with Jimmy (lead guitar) and I taking our uni-pub-cover outfit to the next step. We… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Jun 18, 2017
Hi there dudes – so nice to have you on Grande Rock. Firstly, kudos for coming back after so many years with such a strong release…  Vince High: Thank you so much it’s great to be featured on Grande Rock.  John Roach: Thanks a lot; it’s great to be back!  Alex Perry: Thank you.    Well, what… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Jun 10, 2017
Hi Jaako/Dick and welcome to Grande Rock. First of all, do tell us how and when Dick was formed.  D: After my old band Frankie And Gator decided to take a long break, I wanted to keep performing and releasing music. So, I very quickly made an album, which I recorded with friends as quest… Read More
Submitted by thanos on May 14, 2017
Hi Martin, it’s always fine talking to you dude. Your new album, “Lykaia”, is really magnificent! If I may say so, I think it’s your best work to date. Congrats!  M: Thank you and it’s a pleasure to be back.    First things first… do tell us, why did Kim leave the band and how did you decide that… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Apr 30, 2017
Hi Jorge and welcome to Grande Rock. Firstly, tell us how & when did the idea to form Ancestral Dawn come about?  J: Thanks for the interview! Since many years ago (let’s say 2007) I had the idea to make some melodic metal mixing ancient Peruvian instruments and culture, I had a band called… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Apr 23, 2017
Hi Pekka and congrats on your new album “Sunbound”. I do think this is your best work to date…  P: Thanks a lot, I think we share the same opinion...!    So do tell us… why did it take you almost 3 years to come up with a new album? Was it something that you had planned? Did it just occur due… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Apr 16, 2017
Hi Ron, I’m glad to have you on Grande Rock again. “The Madness” is an incredible album on the whole… kudos!  R: Thank you very much, good to chat with you again! I’m happy you like the album, thanks!!    First of all, I’d like to ask how the band experienced the whole thing with Weiland’s… Read More
Submitted by rockavlon on Apr 15, 2017
Timo hello and congrats on your return to the stage!   T: Thank you! Actually looking forward to this!    What prompted you to want to do this “best of” tour now?  T: Well it was the 20th anniversary of Visions and I was looking back at all I have done in the past, I‘ve spend about half of… Read More
Submitted by rockavlon on Apr 9, 2017
Hello there – I’m glad to have you on Grande Rock…  K: Thank you for the interview and review.  G: Nice to be here, metaphorically.    It took the Claddies some 8 years to come up with some new stuff, while I think music was ready for a quite a bit... why?  S: Not really, we started stuff… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Apr 8, 2017
Hi Nir, since this is the first time we talk; do give us a brief bio of Speedrush.  N: Hi Thanos, thank you for having us in Grande Rock! Speedrush were formed in 2005, in Athens. The core of the band consisted for many years from myself (Nir) as vocalist, Nick Demiris as lead guitarist and… Read More