Some time ago, SKULL NEWS presented the new album The Realms of Fire and Death by IGNEA. Today, their charismatic and versatile vocalist Helle virtually sat down with us to discuss where the Ukranian band gets their inspiration from.
Fresh and hot post-metal band Tarmak from Belgium just released their debut Plow where they explore rhythm and groove and the limits of rock music. The creative trio, Sander (guitars, vocals), Geert (bass), and Simon (drums), took their time to answer our questions. Have fun reading our interview below!
A few weeks ago, SKULL NEWS already presented you the outstanding heavy metal album Cacophony Of Souls by REECE (El Puerto Records) on which David Reece (Accept, Sainted Sinners, Bonfire and many other) not only shows a whole new level of vocal versatility. But also shows new, more emotional sides of himself, and of course kicks asses as ever. David Reece is currently under quarantine in Italy and cannot tour with the new album. But he uses his involuntary time off to write new songs for his band as well as for a secret new project. Discover what David Reece has up his sleeve in our interview!
Luckily, there is Internet, so we could easily “meet” Tuomas Saukkonen from Wolfheart, currently in Lapland, on Skype. In our interview, we discussed their upcoming album Wolves Of Karelia (our review here), the Finnish Winter War, the endurance of the Finnish people, the rough nature and how all of this entered the songwriting for the new LP.
SKULL NEWS hat euch bereits das neue Album Soundsphaera von Sons Of Sounds vorgestellt und nun hat sich ihr Gitarrist, Wayne Beselt, die Zeit für ein Interview genommen. Sons Of Sounds machen abwechslungsreichen Heavy Rock und lassen sich von Schamanismus, Mythologien, Literatur, Träumen, aber auch von Balkanmusik und Iron Maiden inspirieren. Wie das klingt?! Lest am besten unsere Album-Review, hört euch das Album Soundsphaera an und seht die Jungs live, zum Beispiel am 5. März 2020 im Don’t Panic in Essen!
Still an insider tip, it won’t stay a secret though that The Secret Saints are making great music! Modern rock ‘n’ roll from Israel/ the US. SKULL NEWS has checked their new album Can You Keep A Secret? for you, including an exclusive interview with their singer Tal Shachar.
“We are living in Israel. So, these stories of armies, police, chaos, terror, it is part of my life. We have rockets falling on our heads and ever since I was a kid – I grew up in a very mixed city, together with Arabs and Jews – I always had been influenced about how people can get along. But there had always been this reality of terror attacks and wars, people who say they hate me. There are always these two sides.”
“I thought, if the world is better – what the fuck will be the music of this world?! Art is about what is hurting you, what you feel, I mean you write about your pain and what bothers you. If everything is okay, what will I write?”
” Also, you should remember that Israel is not one culture. In my opinion, Israel has an identity crisis itself. There are so many cultures there, it is hard to not get inspired, it’s so heterogenic. That’s what Melechesh is about, too.”
“This word apparently has very different meanings everywhere. For the Germans, the “Orient” means the Middle East, but for me, it’s a word from colonial times. It’s absurd! Everything else is “occidental”: Metallica is occidental, and Slayer and Primordial, they are all “occidental”. ”
“For me, personally, I’d say that music is for everyone. No-one owns it. I mean you should respect the others and like it, then it’s okay.”