Category Archives: Gothic Metal

MOONSPELL Interview 2/13/14

We had the pleasure to sit down with the Langsuyar himself, Mr. Fernando Ribeiro, who graciously gave us a few minutes of his time in order to discuss different issues. We were able to chat over the latest tour and in relation to previous tours while finding those niches, those dye-hard fans in North America. We also had a chance to discuss Omega White as the “musical twin” for the Alpha Noir album. We then took some time to converse about the peculiar honor for this Metal band when the Portuguese Postal Service included Moonspell’s Wolfheart within their stamp collection as one of the most significant moments and records from Portugal. After this, Fernando discussed future plans for the band, including touring mentalities and going into writing mode as well. We also talked about the “Sombra” shows the band did in the recent years. We also go back in time and discuss Fernando’s Daemonarch project. He then expands on his current focus on Moonspell’s new record, family life, writing projects, Moonspell’s upcoming biography, lecturing students, and Fernando’s fourth poetry book. We then cannot miss the perfect chance to discuss the occult with such an individual while peeking into his own evolution within the topic. We conclude our chat with an introspection into Fernando’s and Moonspell’s 25 year career. Long live the irreligious and keep enjoying living under the Moonspell.

Anathema Interview & Photos 9/24/13

We sat down with Daniel Cavanagh backstage in order to catch up on all things Anathema. We briefly reviewed the etymology of the band’s name plus its correct pronunciation. We discussed what other musical avenues are left for Anathema to explore along with the future progressions in sight and upcoming elements for the band’s sound. We also had a chance to get Danny’s impressions from the unique Bulgarian show at Plovdiv’s Philippopolis Roman Theater that was filmed and recorded for their ‘Universal’ live release. We then touched on their latest acoustic shows in Europe with Antimatter and how they came about and future expectations. We also had a very productive chance to discuss Anathema’s upcoming work and touring plans followed by the ‘positive nepotism’ factor that makes up the band’s nomenclature and its effect on their dynamics. We also had a chance to explore a more personal side from Danny and his connection to Norway and its culture. For last, Danny commented on past, present, and future collaborations, including Mariangela from Tristania, as well as Mick and Antimatter.

Live Photos of Anathema taken by at the Summit Music Hall on Sept. 24th, 2013

Vincent Cavanagh of Anathema

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Anathema: Live at the Summit Music Hall in Denver on Sept. 24th, 2013.

Delain Interview 9/14/13

We recently had the opportunity to talk with Charlotte Wessels of Delain during their stop in Denver with Kamelot.  She was nice enough to discuss a variety of topics ranging from their latest release “Interlude” on Napalm Records to how the band transformed from a musical project into a full-fledged touring band.  She was also nice enough to talk to us about the guest vocalists Delain uses, like Marco Hietala from Nightwish and Fear Factory’s Burton C. Bell.  Additionally, we were able to ask Charlotte about the bands upcoming My Masquerade show on November 8th as this will be a unique experience for any fan of Delain.  Finally, Charlotte was kind enough to let us in on the process for making the video for “We Are the Others” and she also gave us some insight on how she channeled her feelings that were aroused by the senseless assault and murder of Sophie Lancaster into the song. Links: Delain on the Web ~ The Sophie Lancaster Foundation