Interviews

Submitted by rockavlon on Apr 2, 2017
Hi Bob, it’s good to have you on Grande Rock. Firewind is back after a long absence and the new album “Immortals” is one of the most solid ones you’ve managed in a long while... was the idea about it fresh – or were you slowly writing material - during the downtime?  B: Thank you very much, that… Read More
Submitted by rockavlon on Apr 1, 2017
Hi Steva and welcome to Grande Rock. I really fancy your new album; I do think that it’s your best release to date. Kudos!  S: Hello there to you and to all the Grande Rock readers, it is a pleasure for me to be able to answer your amazing questions and thank you so much for your words!    The… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Mar 26, 2017
Hi Evan, it’s been a while since we talked. I’m content that The Spiritual Machines are back with a new studio album… how are things over there?  E: Thanks Thanos! Always busy here. Some of it is deadline oriented and some is self-imposed. I never feel finished with anything but I have to move… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Mar 5, 2017
Hi Steve, it’s good to have you on Grande Rock. First of all, do give a brief bio of the band. How did it all start and when?  S: Hey Thanos, thanks for having me on. It all started 3 or 4 years ago. The three of us came together to form a Rush tribute band, R2. We all knew of each other from… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Feb 25, 2017
Hi Axel and welcome to Grande Rock. First of all, do tell us the latest news from the band’s camp. I find you at the beginning of your European tour, right? What are your impressions so far?  A: We’re just getting comfortable with playing the new songs live and it feels great. People seem to dig… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Feb 19, 2017
Hi Peter, welcome to Grande Rock. First of all, do give us a brief bio of the band.  P: TWM formed around 9 months ago now after singer Al, put out an advert for like-minded musicians to form a writing collective. The rest as they say is history.    How did you come up with the name This… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Feb 11, 2017
Hi Tomas, it’s nice to have you on Grande Rock. Do give us a brief bio of Mercury Rust. When and how did you form the band in the first place?  T: Mercury Rust was formed in 2015. Pierre Stam (the bass player) and I had been playing together in other bands and music projects for several years… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Jan 22, 2017
Hi Thomas and welcome to Grande Rock. Do tell us… how do you feel now that you’re back with a new album after almost 4 years?  T: Hi. It’s great to be here! I’d say we’re relieved first off, because it ended up taking a little longer to get it done that we anticipated. But, at the same time, it’… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Jan 21, 2017
Hi Nick & Antonis – welcome to Grande Rock. Firstly, give us a brief bio of the band.  N: Hello! Saboter was formed in 2014 by me (Nick) and Antonis in a way so that we can play music the way we like and feel.    How did you come up with the name Saboter?  N: The name of the band came… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Jan 14, 2017
Hi Audun…. Here we are again with your new album “Total Absence”, three years after “The Ancient Tale”. So, what happened in the meantime and why did it take you three years to come up with a new album?  A: Hello again. Well, basically it’s because we all have different projects going on besides… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Jan 7, 2017
Hi Nick… I’m glad to have you on Grande Rock. Do tell us… how did the idea to form Eternal Idol occur and how did you come up with the band’s name in the first place?  N: Hi Thanos, the band is an evolution of Hollow Haze…. Fabio was the lead singer on the album “Countdown to Revenge”, while… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Dec 31, 2016
Hi Ben and welcome to Grande Rock. First of all, do tell us… how and when did the idea of making music occur and why did you finally decide to go under your own name?  B: I was always interested in making music and recording. Apparently I could operate a cassette recorder before I could talk.… Read More