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INTERVIEW: DEMONIC RESURRECTION (INDIA)


Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Blackened death metallers Demonic Resurrection from Mumbai, India formed back in 2000 and are at the forefront of the metal scene in their country. Since their formation, they have signed with Candlelight Records and had their music distributed by Universal Music as well as winning some impressive accolades such as Metal Hammer Golden God Winners 2010 and Rolling Stone Metal Award Winners 2010 & 2014 across various categories. Their latest album ‘Dashavatar’ was released last year (2017) but although ideas have begun for a potential sixth album things seem uncertain for the band and a new album may not be on the cards for a while or at all as vocalist/rhythm guitarist, Sahil “The Demonstealer” Makhija honestly discusses the bands past, present and future, including their upcoming UK tour in May which they are very excited for…

Can you tell us about your formation back in 2000?

I was 18 years old when I formed Demonic Resurrection but I had been writing material since 2 years prior and I had been looking for band members since then. I was frustrated with not finding members for the band and was ready to go on stage with my computer and play a show. Lucky for me I ran into an old school friend Prashant (who was studying in America but returned to India for a break) and he agreed to join the band and with him came another schoolmate of mine Aditya who played guitar and a drummer Yash who was living in their area. I asked another friend of mine Farhad who was a keyboardist to join us. This is how I managed to get the first line up of the band together.

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INTERVIEW: ALLEGAEON (US)


by Carina Lawrence/ Dark Art Conspiracy

Modern melodic death metallers Allegaeon from Colorado, US quickly established themselves in the metal scene, less than a year after their formation and releasing their self-titled EP they signed with Metal Blade Records in 2009 and they have been going strong ever since. They are currently working on their fifth anticipated album and touring with Ne Obliviscaris in Europe so I caught up with guitarist Greg Burgess to discuss this and more…

So you guys formed a decade ago now back in 2008, can you tell us about how the band came to be?

I moved to Colorado in 2007, to get my masters degree in Classical Guitar Performance, at Lamont School of Music. While I was prepping for school I spent my days practising and looking for a band to join. Every band I contacted wasn’t really interested until Allegiance sent me a message on MySpace.  At that point, it was a whole different group of guys. The lineup shifted until right before we tracked our self-titled EP and we changed our name to Allegaeon.

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Paradise Lost ‘Host’ Remastered is out now Plus band reveals third interview trailer


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British cult metallers PARADISE LOST have released a freshly remastered version of their legendary seventh studio album, ‘Host’, which was originally recorded in 1999 and saw the band’s sound take a more melancholic electropop direction. The tracks have never before been released on vinyl, but they are available in a remastered version on LP, digipack or in digital form. Get your copy here:

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Interview and Photo Report: Hallatar


Interview – Juha Raivio (Hallatar/Swallow the Sun/Trees of Eternity)
Photos – The Nightingale plays Aleah and Hallatar- 23.2.2018 – Turku, Finland
Interview and Photos by Serena Solomon


I had the amazing opportunity to meet with Juha Raivio in the cold, quiet, graffiti covered back stage loft of Gong in Turku, Finland, and discuss the present and future of Hallatar, the meaning behind the music and future plans for Juha and the music Aleah left behind for us.

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INTERVIEW: Insomnium (Finland)


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by Carina Lawrence/ Dark Art Conspiracy

I caught up with guitarist Ville Friman of popular melodic death metal band Insomnium from Finland to discuss the band’s origins, their latest album ‘Winter’s Gate’ and if we can expect a new album soon and about their future plans and upcoming tour in March amongst other things…

Firstly can you tell us about how you arrived at the name
Insomnium?
Just by coincidence really. We had a list of cool sounding words Niilo
had collected and Insomnium was something that popped out from that list.

How did you come to form Insomnium which first began back in 1997?
Well, we grew up in quite small city where you didn’t have that much to do. So basically, out of boredom. Then again, the early nineties were a great time for metal music. Lots of great albums were released and new substyles were forged. We were heavily inspired what happened in the USA and Scandinavia and wanted to be part of this scene.

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INTERVIEW: Takida (Sweden)


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by Carina Lawrence/ Dark Art Conspiracy

Takida are one of Sweden’s most popular rock bands going and having just recently finished their ‘A Perfect World’ UK and Europe tour in support of their latest album I caught up with guitarist Tomas Wallin to discuss this, their origins and what lies ahead in the future for the band and much more…

Can you tell us about your formation back in 1999?

Robert gave me (Tomas) a phone call and asked me if I wanted to join his band. We were a three-piece back then. We wrote our own songs from day one and we worked really hard to get our demos out. There have been a few members in the band but me and Rob are the only original ones left.

What made you decide on the name Takida and is true that this is taken from a character in a Japanese anime series called Nagareboshi Gin (It’s called Silver fang in Sweden)?

Yes, that’s true. Robert was, and still is, a very devoted Silver Fang fan. When we had to have a name for the band to put on the cover of our first demo (old), he suggested Gohei Takida. We shortened it down to Takida and that was it.

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