Interviews

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
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