Category: INTERVIEW

INTERVIEW WITH JOHN MORTIMER; HOLOCAUST

I was lucky to see HOLOCAUST twice last year and also had the chance to meet John Mortimer, the legendary frontman of this spectacular band. After the show in Greece, John kindly accepted my interview request and after some delays, we are able to publish this in-depth interview… HS – As most will agree “Heavy Metal Mania” is one of the best heavy metal anthems ever, may be the best. What were you thinking when you created this song, it is very naïve with lyrics but also shows your great passion for metal? What were the circumstances back then? JM – Back then the Read more...

INTERVIEW WITH MIKO; RANGER

Ranger is one of the important newcomers in the underground metal scene. They received a strong fan base with their first EP and demo released in 2013. Ranger plays an aggressive speed metal  and we will be meeting the Band this week at KIT Festival in the early hours which will be one of the best starts. So, before their KIT  festival appearance, we made an interview with Miko, the drummer of Ranger. HS – How is Ranger formed, what were you all doing before, and for how long have you been in music? Miko: Ranger was formed in late 2008 to satisfy our need to play real metal! Read more...

INTERVIEW WITH JARVIS LEATHERBY; NIGHT DEMON

Night Demon is one of the important newcomers in the underground traditional metal scene. They received a strong fan base with their first EP and we will be meeting the Band in April at KIT Festival. The Band includes John Crerar on drums, Brent Woodward on guitars and Jarvis Leatherby; vocals&bass. Their first release; Night Demon EP was released in late 2012. So, before their first European Tour and major festival appearance, we made an interview with Jarvis Leatherby, the voice of Night Demon. HS – How did you come together as Night Demon, what were you all doing before, Read more...

INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS OSTERMAN OF IRON KINGDOM

IRON KINGDOM is a rising metal force from Surrey, B.C. Canada bringing back the classic sounds of 80s Traditional Metal. Inspired by groups such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Blind Guardian, Scorpions and Rush, the Band was re-formed in 2011 by Chris Osterman (guitars-vocals), along with Amanda Osterman (drums) and Leighton Holmes (bass). As you can guess, Amanda is Chris’ sister. The trio is joined by Kenny Kroecher as the 2nd guitars and their debut album “Curse Of The Voodoo Queen” was released in December 2011. The second release “Gates of Read more...

INTERVIEW WITH AMANDA KIERNAN (INTO ETERNITY&THE ORDER OF CHAOS)

Our next interview is with Amanda Kiernan, a Canadian female voice leading two Canadian bands; The Order of Chaos and Into Eternity. Amanda has been in “The Order of Chaos” since 2006 and released two albums and an EP with them. She became a part of “Into Eternity” in 2013 after Stu Block has left to join Iced Earth. Personally, i love both bands and i think both bands are a “should have been bigger” case and they carry a perfect potential to grow. HS – You must be very busy by being the front woman of two bands at the same time. What are the Read more...

INTERVIEW WITH KEN NARDI (ANACRUSIS)

Anacrusis is one of my “all time favorite” bands. I have been a huge Anacrusis fan for many years and was lucky to see them live at the Keep It True Festival during the Band’s short-lived re-union days. Now, we have an interview with Ken Nardi both about the past and his new works. I hope you enjoy this; HS- It is both easy & hard to make an interview with you as you have the most detailed band site I’ve ever seen. Why are you so open to the fans, don’t you feel that a little mystery is needed? (Not because I don’t like this, in fact I see it as a great favor Read more...

INTERVIEW WITH RICK MYTHIASIN

As heavyskull, we had the chance to make an interview with Rick Mythiasin, mostly known with his works in Steel Prophet. He is one of my personal favorites and I am a huge fan of his wonderful voice. So, I wanted to make a quick interview with him as he already stated that he doesn’t want to give interviews at this stage. He has some projects and there will be future releases from both Steel Prophet and his two other projects. I hope we can have a more in depth conversation after the release of new works. In the interview, you will also see his great love for dogs and he is a real Read more...

INTERVIEW WITH JOHN RODGERS (TORANAGA)

John Rodgers is the guitar player of Toranaga, veteran UK thrashers who returned with a new album in 2013. I had the chance meeting him at this year’s KIT Festival and he was really cool and nice to the fans. I had the chance to do a written interview with John Rodgers about him and Toranaga, so here it is; HS – Hi John, the story of Toranaga, their rise&fall is widely known but most of the Toranaga fans don’t know much about you?… to start with, what were you doing before you joined in 2010? Did you already have contact with the guys, how did you join Read more...