Category Interviews

Interview with Symphonic Metal Masters SERENITY!

SERENITY are the most enigmatic dream of every Symphonic Metal-lover! With a full grasp of stunning emotions and superior dramatic compositions these Austrian musicians are world class, already winners of the prestigious Amadeus Austrian Music Award 2017.

A new era will begin on the 27th of October 2017, as SERENITY are ready to release a brand new full-length album, “Lionheart!”! Their energy and joy of playing those fantastic Power Symphonic Metal-hymns can’t be tamed.

SERENITY will be hitting the road on Symphonic Metal Nights Tour 2018 as headliner together with their label mates and very special guest VISIONS OF ATLANTIS as well as Italian new talents SLEEPING ROMANCE, supported by SECRET RULE and EVENMORE. Pure symphonic joy!

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Interview with Robert Cosgrove – Lead Vocalist of Sleep Signals!

Founded in 2014, Minneapolis, MN-based rockers Sleep Signals have garnered a dedicated following through relentless touring, their explosive live performances, and their ability to blend catchy hooks with their high-energy songwriting style. Since hitting the road in early 2015, the band has played more than 175 shows in over twenty-five states, building a solid fan base across the country.

2017 continues to be a huge year for Sleep Signals, which started with the release of their new single, “I’ll Save You”, along with an accompanying music video that was premiered by Vevo. The single was produced by Grammy-nominated producer, Justin Rimer (Saving Abel, 12 Stones).

The band followed up the single returning to the studio with Justin Rimer to finish up their new album, “At the End of the W...

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Audio Interview With Metal Blade’s BRIAN SLAGEL, Featuring ALPHA OMEGA’s A&R and Producer BILL METOYER!

On August 29th, Metal Blade Records and BMG released “For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records” – written by label founder and CEO Brian Slagel with Mark Eglinton, and featuring a foreword by Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich.

Celebrating the storied label’s 35th anniversary, “For the Sake of Heaviness” is an inside look at how Slagel built Metal Blade from a one-man operation in his mom’s non-air-conditioned garage to the pre-eminent international home of heavy music that it is today. Get more information at http://www.metalblade.com

On August 3rd, Tarja Virmakari (ALPHA OMEGA’s Media Director and Metal Shock Finland‘s CEO/Founder/President) had a chance to interview BRIAN SLAGEL, talking about his book “For the Sake of Heaviness: the History of Metal Blade” in...

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Interview with Oscar Dronjak – Lead Guitarist and Founder Of The Legendary Heavy Metal Band HammeFfall!

HammerFall stands for powerful, majestic and melodic heavy metal! One of the most beloved and prominent bands of the new generation of metal has been churning out killer heavy metal for 20 years and they’re still going strong. These epic warriors were destined for glory, and they always would be!

Hammerfall was founded in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1993 by guitarist Oscar Dronjak. Their unstoppable creations reigned in a time when none cared about classical Heavy Metal, and they have and will always deserve credit for bringing the melodies back to metal music.

Their legendary debut ‘Glory To The Brave’ (1997) cemented the band as the pioneers of modern Eighties heavy metal...

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An Exclusive Interview with Vixen Vocalist Janet Gardner – One Of Best Female Hard Rock Voices!

Best known as the lead vocalist of the all-female rock band Vixen, Janet Gardner’s powerful vocals propelled Vixen to the top of the Billboard charts with crossover hits “Edge of a Broken Heart” and “Cryin’’” and AOR rockers “How Much Love” and “Love is a Killer.”

In an era primarily dominated by male rock musicians, Vixen’s all-female line up, matched with their undeniable musicianship and Gardner’s unique vocal style, propelled the band quickly to Gold Album status and earned the band critically acclaimed success that is still celebrated to this day.

Teaming up with guitarist/songwriter/producer Justin James (who has worked with members of Staind, Collective Soul, and Tyketto), Gardner ventured into the solo realm to unleash a new side of her musical creativity.

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