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Space Chaser – Dealing with Dystopia

…the 80’s thrash movement. We reached out to drummer Matthias Scheuerer on Skype to learn more about this quintet. You’ll hear how the band signed to Metal Blade, their impressive video work for the new record, thoughts on the German scene and support, best shows/underrated bands, plus hopes for the future when it comes to tours and festivals. Dead Rhetoric: Give Us Life is the third album for Space Chaser – and your first with Metal Blade Records…

Herman Frank – Unique Voice

…Victory followers treasure. Perfect time to catch up with Herman again via Skype and his humorous, engaging personality made this talk flow very quickly. You’ll learn more about the lineup changes, his thoughts on modern production, catchy riffs/melodies, what younger guitar players/musicians should think about in establishing their own style/voice, as well as the wild world of touring once things return back to normal in 2022. Dead Rhetoric: Two…

Leaves’ Eyes – Vikings for Life

…. We spoke to both vocalists Elina Siirala and Alexander Krull on separate Skype sessions to get their thoughts on the new album and its rich history, as well as plenty of personalized questions for each member. The interview with Alex appears after the picture below. Dead Rhetoric: What do you feel defines The Last Viking? Elina Siirala: It’s an epic concept album. Alex will tell you more about it I’m sure, but it’s based on the life of Hardrada,…

Sorcerer – Lamenting Spirits

…as a guitar instructor. Have you had to adjust your teaching to more video/Skype sessions because of the virus? Niemann: Absolutely. We are doing everything online since a month back. I work three days a week, I go to my work place because I have some drum students so I have a kit there and work with them on that. The rest of the days I sit with my computer, Skype and What’s App. It is what it is right now. I prefer teaching person to person in th…

Moonspell – Legacy of Sin

…f the world, such as Brazil or Japan – and you want to live there and make Skype music. That doesn’t work with Moonspell. We have family values. I’m always the guy to try proximity instead of distance. I think it influences our music, our behavior, our mindset – I wouldn’t see Moonspell in any other way. This involves having dinner and hanging out when we are not on tour. We are also now all dads and godfathers of each other’s children. I believe…

Satan – Conjuring Magic

…as you can expect, aiming for as live a vibe as possible. Reaching out via Skype to guitarist Steve Ramsey, he seems pleasantly surprised by the worldwide buzz surrounding the band these days. Read up on the new label deal, their relationship with their cover artist, thoughts on new bands versus veteran bands as far as the studio – and even some comedian talk. Dead Rhetoric: Cruel Magic the latest Satan album sees the band stepping up to Metal Bla…

Null’O’Zero – All For Metal

…may even bridge things for people into Avenged Sevenfold. Reaching out via Skype to drummer Lefteris Moros and guitarist Ilias Andritsos, you’ll learn more about the history of the group, specific lineup changes that caused delays in future output, their thoughts on opening for an iconic group like Accept in their home country, plus thoughts on how they handle the work/music balance. Dead Rhetoric: Null’O’Zero started in 2012 – what can you tell u…

Primal Fear – Soaring into an Apocalypse

…t down Sting…he is singing for me!’ This opens the conversation before our Skype interview with bassist Mat Sinner of Primal Fear. It proves the man’s wide-open tastes in music – which shouldn’t be surprising given the man’s long musical career himself. Like clockwork every two years or so, veteran German act Primal Fear release another studio record for traditional/power metal fans to treasure. Apocalypse is the latest collection of songs that fe…

Obscura – Completing the Story

…dpoint. We grabbed mainman Steffen Kummerer for a round of conversation on Skype just prior to the album’s release date to discuss putting the finishing touches to this cycle and what’s next, his interest in astrophysics and philosophy, and some further discussion of U.S. visa issues. Dead Rhetoric: Diluvium completes the 4-album cycle. How do you feel that it ties things up? Steffen Kummerer: First of all, I’m very happy that we finished it after…

Powerwolf – Iron-Willed Sacrament

…cades (“Fire & Forgive” coming most to mind). Reaching out to the band via Skype after a couple of early summer festival appearances, organist Falk Maria Schlegel seems quite excited to talk about the activities of Powerwolf. You’ll learn more about the differences in The Sacrament of Sin compared to previous discography, where he sees his role as an organ player in the foundation of the band’s sound, plus some discussion of World Cup soccer (foot…

Ripe – The Rebirth of Litany

…minute, then rocking like Airbourne the next. Reaching out to Michael via Skype, we had a fascinating conversation bringing people up to speed on the new record, a video game that the band is also a part of, his time with Artillery and how he separates the two entities, plus a lot of discussion regarding education, literature, and the environment. Dead Rhetoric: The Litany of Fantasy is the fourth Ripe studio album, and first for the band in six…

Boon – Go with the Flow

…piano and slide guitar strains. Reaching out to guitarist Ken Straetman on Skype, this is an engaging conversation into the longer process behind the new album, their outlook on what makes the band unique, thoughts on social media and videos in the modern age, as well as some discussion on the NFL outside of learning more regarding this fine quartet. Dead Rhetoric: Boon is the band’s latest album, nicknamed the ‘red’ album for its striking red cov…

Espionage – Dictating the Future

…Hot from Bosnia who is an incredible guitarist. He recorded his solo over Skype while drunk- so I got to watch him do that live and send it to me, which was incredible. Matt and I will trade off solos live- we already do anyway. One of the songs “Lost in Space” on the album, that’s a tradeoff between him and I, and hopefully we will be playing that one on tour. Even all the covers we do tradeoffs- I couldn’t live without that. Dead Rhetoric: How…

Nils Patrik Johansson – Sacred Metalhead

…ing the need to catch up on all the man’s activities, we reached out for a Skype interview on a Sunday and this is what he had to say about all of his musical activities – past, present, and future. Plus a little talk about Accept, Metallica, and honest outlook on the importance of playing live these days to sustain any sort of presence. Dead Rhetoric: Why did it take so long to finally have a Nils Patrik Johansson solo album release? Was it more…

Stevie McLaughlin – Tasteful Empires

…elements are present within this hour long plus platter. Reaching out via Skype we spoke to Stevie, who thankfully kept the talk slow and steady as to be able to transcribe accurately this thoughts through his thick Northern Irish accent. We discuss how this solo album came to be, the cover art concept, lessons learned touring with Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, and concerns regarding social media, the truth, and so-called experts versus accurate facts. Dea…

Æpoch – The Inception of Awakening

…linked together. On the eve of Awakening Inception’s release, we jumped on Skype to chat with vocalist/bassist Brett MacIntosh and drummer Greg Carvalho to talk about the band and it’s evolution, where they want to be with Awakening Inception and beyond, and some insightful chat about the challenges of trying to gain ground as a Canadian act, and the tech death scene itself. Dead Rhetoric: The album is only a few hours away from being released. Ho…

Shadowkeep – In the Blood

…roup’s advanced riffing, melodies, and blazing lead work. Reaching out via Skype to the guitar duo who have been a part of the band since the beginning, guitarists Nicky Robson and Chris Allen let the readers know the reasons behind the decade long recording absence, how it is to work with a legend in the metal business like James Rivera, plus loads of discussion regarding favorite albums and concerts through the 80’s, 90’s, and beyond. Dead Rheto…

Shadowrise – The Chosen Vessels

…c as necessary. We were able to speak with the whole band one afternoon on Skype, and discuss their beginnings, aspirations, and much, much more. Dead Rhetoric: Where did the name Shadowrise stem from? Daniël Boomsma: We started out more as a folk metal band, doing all sorts of covers in addition to our own material. It got more melodic, less folky, and a lot of death metal influences came in along the way. Our name wasn’t really suitable, so we s…

Borealis – Conceptual Offering

…se of gothic haunting to the proceedings. Reaching out to Matt for another Skype chat, we cover everything from the new record and its challenges when fleshing out the storyline, the man’s appreciation for 80’s slasher movies, his new affinity for the Amorphis and Katatonia discographies, and thoughts on proper social media use. Dead Rhetoric: How is Borealis’ lineup now with guitarist Ken Forbert back in the band and bassist Trevor McBride in the…

Denied – The Power of Freedom

…first release in five years. Guitarist Chris Vowden took the time through Skype to discuss the reasons relating to the longer than normal delay between recordings for Denied, as well as a host of other thoughts on the internet, the music industry, favorite albums/concerts through the years – and his personal development on the guitar from his death/thrash roots to today. Dead Rhetoric: What are your earliest memories that you have surrounding mus…

The Crown – A Cobra Strike

…e sense under the umbrella they’ve developed for decades. Reaching out via Skype to guitarist Marko Tervonen for this talk, we tackle his love of audio/production, the versatility of the band through their discography, and how these musicians maintain the balance between band activities along with careers and families. Dead Rhetoric: Cobra Speed Venom is the latest The Crown record – how did the songwriting and recording process go for this album,…

Purest of Pain – Approaching Solipsis

…verall compared to Bechtold’s other acts). We caught up with Bechtold over Skype one afternoon to talk about the details of Solipsis as well as some wide-ranging topics like her endorsements, future projects, and even what she enjoys spending her free time doing. Dead Rhetoric: Does it feel a little more special to have Purest of Pain putting out their first full-length, as it’s ‘your band,’ as opposed to simply providing the guitar for one of the…

Leaves’ Eyes – Dragonhead in Sight

…heir sound. With an exciting new record to discuss, we were able to have a Skype chat with vocalists Alexander Krull and Elina Siirala, as well as guitarist Thorsten ‘Tosso’ Bauer one Saturday afternoon in December. Topics ranging from details of the recordings to lyrical concepts and orchestrations/choirs all can be found, as well as Krull’s involvement with the Jomsborg Viking scene, what the band members like to do for fun, and what we can expe…

Tarja – Dreaming of a Dark Christmas

…). All of which made for some interesting conversation one morning through Skype, not just about her recent Christmas album, from Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas), but in some of the moves she’s made since beginning her solo career, and her interpretation of how classical music and heavy metal collide. Dead Rhetoric: From Spirits and Ghosts has a unique sound for a holiday album. What can you say about its direction? Tarja Turunen:…

The Dark Element – Sweet Mysteries

…stripping it of it’s potential darkness. Liimatainen chatted with DR over Skype just prior to the album’s release to talk shop about the future of the project, what went into it, as well as what lies ahead for Cain’s Offering. Dead Rhetoric: Where did the idea for The Dark Element come from? Jani Liimatainen: That actually came from Frontiers Records. Last spring they contacted me about doing some songwriting for another project. I was kind of bu…

Pänzer – The Tank Charges On

…the almighty steel. Shortly before the release of the record, we set up a Skype chat with Schmier – who after a brief internet connectivity issue in his German homeland was able to get things squared away for this talk. You’ll learn more about the man’s shoulder surgery following his wire-tripping on the Summer Breeze festival fairgrounds and follow up recovery, why the lineup changes took place, views on the worldwide political climate, and a de…

CyHra – Friendship & Dedication

…every member put their heart & soul into this album. DR was able to grab a Skype chat with Jake E as well as Jesper Strömblad to dig into what really makes the album tick. One thing that became completely clear was how genuinely excited both members are for this new band of theirs. Their passion and energy radiated from the interview, creating a jovial atmosphere that felt more like an informal conversation than the usual call and response. Chatti…

Persona – Emerging from the Cocoon

…ely natural for the band. With the album release date closing in, we had a Skype chat with guitarist Melik Melek Khelifa and vocalist Jelena Dobrić in which we hit all these topics and more. Dead Rhetoric: Congrats on the new album. It has more extreme elements and a more theatric feel to it. The first album sounded unique, but this album really sounds like you are moving into your own path. Melik Melek Khelifa: For the first one [Elusive Reflecti…

Jag Panzer – Striking Variety

…pic in a doom ballad sense for “Long Awaited Kiss”. Seeking out Mark for a Skype chat, this conversational yet informative interview tackles the resurrection of the band, how an old Irish classic finally makes a Jag Panzer record, the festival market scene, and how he views the changing tides of metal, using his children’s consumption habits as a model. Dead Rhetoric: Considering you put the band to bed for a couple of years, what circumstances or…

Troldhaugen – Humor Evolved

…mped into the joke band category). Vocalist Jariss Shead talked to us over Skype just after the album’s release to further discuss the band’s evolution, humor, songwriting, and successful crowdfunding campaigns. Dead Rhetoric: The album [Idio+syncrasies] is very unique; ‘very fun’ is one way of looking at it… Jariss Shead: I think that’s what we are all about these days. We are pretty silly dudes, so I think our personality, on this album, is real…

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