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The ending foursome of “Serenity”, “Ending Days”, “Hopes Die Young and “Ravenghast” goes more to a dreary, melancholic and gloomy side of Paradise Lost.
I´m an old fart so I was present during the first wave of Thrash Metal and basically worshipped at the altar of giants like Testament, Heathen, Flotsam and Jetsam, Death Angel and Metallica so when a ditty start with one of the coolest riffs Flotsam and Jetsam never wrote my inner teenager joins an imaginary moshpit and just lets it rip.
You see, I´m old. Really terribly ancient Egypt old. So when the first and second wave of thrash metal came to be in the early eighties I was there.
And I bloody loved it! Slayer´s “Hell Awaits”, Metallica´s tour de force “Master of Puppets” and Testaments “The Legacy” are records that I always will love and cherish.
This record is one of the reasons I wanted to start a column that puts a spotlight on albums and/or bands that did not get the attention and praise they deserved. “The Towers of Avarice” is nothing but a stone cold classic if you ask me.
This was going to be an interview filled with positive vibes and let us get to know...
We are going on a 43 date (if I remember correctly) tour in Europe and if we survive that we will survive anything, ha ha ha. It’s more physical to be a singer or a drummer so I sit tight and play my guitar. We’ll carry on, two more albums are signed for so in four years we have to take a decision for the future.
When we´re on festivals I try to go see new/younger bands, but I can´t say that I am up to date with the scene.
That I blame my father, he got me hooked to that when I was a kid. He had a shit load of albums! From jazz to irish folk stuff, and Beatles, Elvis…
Having been a key member of Uriah Heep more than 30 years; a solo career was not...
The Swedish/American/Brazilian band NorthTale consists of Christian Eriksson (vocals), Mikael T Planefeldt (bass), Patrick Johansson (drums), Jimmy...
I played with Max Martin in the band It’s Alive, Jocke Björkegren (guitar) says. Max was one of the songwriters and to be honest Leila K is a rock star, one of the few we have in Sweden. Both Max and she are great personalities.
The mastermind in Manimal is Henrik and he is grown up with the old bands that’s inspires us all so in the end every one in the band add something to the final result.
Yeah, it’s a bit of a struggle – and had we all been 25 and single, we probably would have been out a lot more, but no. We don’t do that many shows, we choose carefully and say no. That way we can keep the spark and have fun – and never feel like ”this is just another day at work”
-The new album is called ”Icebreaker” and we really want to break the ice and reach out to a wide metal audience, as well as a big commercial audience.