Interviews

Submitted by rockavlon on Feb 3, 2018
Hello Alex, congrats on your debut “Letters to Myself”.  A: Thank you my friend!    How did you become involved with CyHra?  A: Well, Jake and I have been friends for years now and in early 2016 – I was actually on tour with Rhapsody – he sent me the first demos for “Letters to Myself” and I fell… Read More
Submitted by eric on Jan 28, 2018
Hi Oskar & Sammy! I’m appreciative of you taking the time to answer a few questions in regards to the band as well as your latest release. Kudos for releasing one heck of evocative gem in September.  Oskar: Hi and thank you for letting us on!    From a conceptive perspective, what are the main… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Jan 21, 2018
Hi Nicholas, Socrates & Miguel and welcome to Grande Rock. Congrats on your new album “Dawn of Aquarius” – it’s truly one of the best albums of 2017!  Nicholas: Thank you and thanks for the support!    “Dawn of Aquarius” was released almost a year after “Chronicles of Light”. Which was… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Jan 20, 2018
Hi Kim, I’m glad we have the chance to talk about your new solo album “Recovery is Learning”. It’s a quite captivating album on the whole. Kudos.  K: Thank you so much, I’m so glad that you like it!    Well, first of all, do tell us… which were the reasons that made you leave Touchstone back… Read More
Submitted by eric on Jan 14, 2018
Hi guys, thank you for joining us and answering a few questions regarding AE’s development and ambitions. Ancient Empire is far from being your first rodeo, considering the plethora of bands you were or are still part of. How would you say this project came about?  J: I was really motivated by… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Jan 8, 2018
Hey Christer & Arild – so glad to have you on Grande Rock after so much time. Congrats on your new album “Darkness and Light”… it’s an astounding release on the whole.  C: Thank you! Good to be back.  A: Thanks a lot! I’m glad you like it.    Well, it’s been almost 4 years since “Outbound… Read More
Submitted by rockavlon on Jan 7, 2018
Congrats on “Prometheus”. Seriously it’s one of the best things I’ve heard in recent years, easily surpassing the latest Rotting Christ albums imho.  V: Thank you for your kind words, you honor us greatly...    Please introduce the band to the international audiences.  V: Aherusia is a Folk… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Jan 6, 2018
Hi Evan, so glad to have you on Grande Rock for once more. First of all, congrats on the new Les Friction album “Dark Matter”… it’s very atmospheric, inspired, and intense on the whole.  E: Thank you, Thanos! The emotions are always from a very real and vulnerable place. That provides the power to… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Dec 31, 2017
Hi Nicka, Johan and Stephan – it’s good to talk with you again about your new album “Life”. It’s really one of the top symphonic prog rock albums of 2017.  Nicka: Thank you so much. Really appreciated!    Hence, what has changed since “Silence” and what are the new elements that you introduce… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Dec 31, 2017
Hi Michael, I’m glad we’re given the chance to talk about your new studio album “Radiation”. It is remarkable indeed. Kudos!  M: Thank you! We are very proud of this album, and pleased that it is so well received.    What has changed in your sound/music style and in the band since “Black Honey… Read More
Submitted by thanos on Dec 25, 2017
Hi Frank, it’s an honor to have you on Grande Rock. First of all, congrats on your new album, “The Vision the Sword and the Pyre”… it’s exceptional on the whole.  F: Thank you very much for your appreciation.    Well, it’s been about 8 years since the band’s previous studio album. What… Read More
Submitted by eric on Dec 23, 2017
Hi Matt, which are your greatest band influences?  M: Truthfully, we’re into quite a wide variety of music. As far as the influences that all members of the band share it would have to be Iron Maiden, Ghost and Dio. At its core, our band mostly uses general NWOBHM or traditional heavy metal… Read More