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INTERVIEW – FINNTROLL


Interview with Mathias By Carina Lawrence

Finnish folk metallers Finntroll are back fiercer than ever with their long-waited return with their seventh album titled “Vredesvävd” which marks their first release in seven years.

We talked to vocalist Mathias “Vreth” Lillmåns about the upcoming dark new release which is due out on the 18th September via Century Media Records which embraces a more black metal vibe and explores ‘how to find yourself and confront the other side of you’ amongst other things….

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INTERVIEW: OCEANS OF SLUMBER


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Interview with Cammie of Oceans Of Slumber By Carina Lawrence

US prog metallers OCEANS OF SLUMBER are releasing their self-titled new album September 4th 2020 via Century Media Records.  The band launched via 2013’s ‘Aetherial’ debut, but truly blossomed upon the arrival of vocalist Cammie Gilbert for 2015’s ‘Blue’ EP and the following year’s ‘Winter’ full-length. Oceans Of Slumber triumphantly re-emerge in 2020 with new members and a redefined sound in what is their most ambitious and sonic release to date. Ahead of the album release which is an odd one during a pandemic we got to speak to vocalist Cammie Gilbert about the new album, the challenges of covid-19 on the release and more in what is the next exciting chapter for the band….

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INTERVIEW: Ensiferum


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Finnish folk metal trailblazers Ensiferum are releasing their eighth album ‘Thalassic’ on July 10th 2020 via Metal Blade Records which is their first themed album and first to feature new member, keyboard player/lead clean vocalist Pekka Montin, both of which pave the way to this being their most ambitious and exciting release yet.

We had a chat with guitarist and vocalist Petri Lindroos to find out more about the upcoming release, what it is like to release a new album during the Covid 19 crisis and the uncertain times and future of live shows and music…

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JOSEFOFF event info (BRUTAL ASSAULT)


Due a recent CONVID-19 situation it is not a big surprise that 25th anniversary Brutal Assault in Czech is also delayed with current line up of bands to 2021.

On a little brigther side the makers of the festival, prepared some smaller event in the place of military fortress on 7th and 8th August. During this event, we are going to see thrashers TANKARD, darker BELPHEGOR or HATE and from the home scene, Czech legend ROOT and provocative HENTAI CORPORATION. Other bands shall be announced in half of the July.

Also, during those two days, visitor have option to check background of BRUTAL ASSAULT festival and the fortress.

Black HOP from MOSCOW?


Black Hop from Moscow? Black Metal + HipHop? Weird.. Right? Band called URATSAKIDOGI FEAT. ЛУ (LOUNA) presents us a song called VALHALLALA which will stick to your head with its chorus. Joke or not..it’s definitely worth of listen… VALHALLALA !!VALHALLALA!!

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INTERVIEW: NAMTAR (ex-Carach Angren Drummer)


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Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Ivo “Namtar” Wijers is best known as the former drummer in symphonic black metal/horror Metal act Carach Angren from the Netherlands. Namtar was with the band since their formation in back in 2003 but after releasing a statement back in February 2020 this year has since left the band due to issues with the metal music industry.

See Namtar’s original statement about his departure here:

We wanted to find out more about his decision to part ways with the band following this as well as what lies ahead for the future (however uncertain things may be during the pandemic)…

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