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REVIEW: Ofdrykkja – Gryningsvisor


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by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Swedish atmospheric black metal act Ofdrykkja have been through their share of trials and tribulations relating to addiction and mental illness, with member Drabbad even being shot by the police and arrested in the past for drug offences, they recovered from this and created their second album ‘Irrfärd’ but they soon drifted apart to embark on their own journeys, luckily along the way they embraced a new and better outlook and found sobriety and regrouped to create their new and third album titled ‘Gryningsvisor’ which is Swedish for ‘Ballads At Dawn’ which marks their new direction and chapter as a band…

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INTERVIEW: Mass Worship (Sweden)


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Mass Worship from Sweden only formed last year in 2018 and have already signed with heavyweight label Century Media. The band have an exciting and different dark metal sound so are definitely an up and coming band to have on your radar! They have just unleashed their massive self-titled debut so we caught up with Fred (drums) and Dadde (bass) to find out more about their sound, the album and future plans…

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INTERVIEW: LACUNA COIL


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Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Italian Goth Metal masters Lacuna Coil have been hugely successful and well respected within the metal world especially following the release of their third album ‘Comalies’ which featured their hit singles ‘Swamped’ and ‘Heaven’s A Lie’ and they have been impressing the masses ever since. Now in 2019, they have just unleashed their ninth studio album titled ‘Black Anima’ on October 11th this year through Century Media Records. With this new release the band ‘felt even more freedom of experimenting and pushing our boundaries forward’. We were fortunate enough to catch up with founding member and vocalist Andrea Ferro to discuss their latest release, their career, touring and more!

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Women in Metal: Crushing the Stereotype One Riff at a Time (Music Film Review)


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by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Women in Metal: Crushing the Stereotype One Riff at a Time is a music film/documentary by Bruce Moore of Brutally Delicious Productions.

Bruce himself says: 
“It is finally here. A lot of hard work went into this film and I sincerely hope you dig it. 
Please follow the link below for viewing options and remember to please check out & support the bands in this film.

I can remember at school in the 1970s, friends buying Roxy Music albums mainly for their album covers, and I am old enough to remember Cher when she remembered to put her dress on over her underclothes before she came out onto the stage to perform.

Still, time moves on and even now we have any number of female musicians who are an integral part of the Heavy Metal scene. Not just as singers, but guitarists and drummers as well. We were able to catch up with a number of musicians to find out what attracted them to the hard and heavy music world and if they had a story of how they took the plunge, what challenges they faced, and how things have changed, or if they have at all.”

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REVIEW: Sabaton – ‘The Great War’


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Swedish power metallers Sabaton are back doing what they do best. Being known for their main lyrical themes of war, historical battles and events, their new ninth album ‘The Great War’ doesn’t disappoint. This time they dive into the bloody and gloomy atmosphere of World War I which took place during 1914-1918.

Opening song ‘The Future Of Warware’ is symphonic, massive and epic in every detail, aided especially by soaring skilled guitar work. It is a grand way to start which is all-consuming and sets the scene wonderfully as well as displaying power metal as it should be…

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INTERVIEW: Northward (Norway/Netherlands)


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Floor Jansen and Jørn Viggo Lofstad

Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

 

NORTHWARD, is the hard rock project from well-renowned musicians Floor Jansen (Nightwish) and Jorn Viggo Lofstad (Pagan’s Mind), who will be releasing their debut self-titled album on October 19th, 2018 through Nuclear Blast.

The project sees a step away from both musicians normal style and approach and is a very diverse album. It was during the ‘All Star Jam’ at Progpower USA Festival in 2007, when current Nightwish singer Floor Jansen and Pagan’s Mind guitarist Jorn Viggo Lofstad first performed together on stage for some cover songs. Their mutual love for hard rock bought them together and they composed an album quickly after in 2008 but due to their other music commitments that album was put on hold until now, with the release being ten year’s later after it was first made. Floor seized the opportunity to get the project back on track in 2017 when Nightwish took a break and luckily it was time, so 2018 will finally see the release of their anticipated musical side project Northward.

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