Archive for the ‘We Want To Play Sweden Rock 2013’ Category

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Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson

MW: Please introduce yourself?

SHP: Sebastian Hed-Plikas – Lead guitars for Dynamite.

MW: What makes you want to play Sweden Rock 2013?
SHP: To play at Sweden Rock has been a dream for all of us for a long time and is one of our main goals.

MW: Have you ever played Sweden Rock before?
SHP: No, we haven’t. The band started out this year and we recorded our debut album during the summer.

MW: Where is the band from?
SHP: A small town in the southern of Sweden called Växjö.

MW: What is the music scene like in Växjö?
SHP: I think the scene in Växjö is great. There are a couple of good venues to play and a lot of rockers here. The band BULLET is also from here and I guess they have set the tone for the rest of us.

MW: Do you have a new release coming out?
SHP: Yeah, we are discussing with a record company in Sweden now to release the album.

MW: Do you plan to tour before or after Sweden Rock?
SHP: Both, we love to play and will play as much as possible and more.

MW: What do you hope to come out of Sweden Rock?
SHP: First of all we hope to play Sweden Rock. To play for a big crowd would be a great thrill.

MW: What would you like to say in closing.

SHP: Dynamite is what it sounds like, so if you like head-on rock n’ roll you should check us out.

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Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson

MW: Please introduce yourself?

VF: I’m Victor Fradera, singer and frontman in the Swedish gothic metal band Dawn of Oblivion.

 

MW: What makes you want to play Sweden Rock 2013?

VF: It would be a major step in our career to perform in front of such a huge crowd. Gothic metal is still a style that often is overlooked in the metal scene, but we believe that our music can attract a larger audience. By playing at SRF 2013 will bring gothic metal up front with also Paradise Lost performing there this year.

 

MW: Have you ever played Sweden Rock before?

VF: No this would be the debut if we perform this year.

 

MW: Where is the band from?

VF: The band comes from Helsingborg, a medium sized town in the south of Sweden. We were formed back in 1991 and the band have gone through some line-up changes over the years which leaves me as the sole survivor from the original line-up. In 2004 we decided to put the band on hiatus which lasted for about 8 years until we reunited the band last year with a new drummer and a new keyboardist joining the band.

 

MW: What is the music scene like in Helsingborg?

VF: Although not considered a ”metal town” the city have produced some bands over the years that have been successful both domestically and abroad such as Darkane, Soilwork, Von Benzo, Cloudscape and The Sounds. Having Malmö and Copenhagen ”just around the corner” have also been positive for the music and metal scene in Helsingborg.

 

MW: Do you have a new release coming out?

VF: The reunion last year was meant to only become a number of live-gigs. But the positive reaction, both on our facebook page and on live sets made us strive for more. So this fall we started to write some new songs, but we still need some more new material to start talking about a new album.

 

MW: Do you plan to tour before or after Sweden Rock?

VF: We are in the middle of booking up gigs for this summer. Sweden Rock is at the start of the festival season so I believe most of our 2013 gigs will be after SRF.

 

MW: What do you hope to come out of Sweden Rock?

VF: Sweden Rock will be a chance for us to reach out to a larger crowd and also a chance for the audience to be more acquaint to gothic metal.

 

MW: What would you like to say in closing?

VF: A Dawn of Oblivion gig is more than just another gig. It’s dark, it’s seductive, it’s energetic and it’s an overall experience both visually and musically. Our music attracts just as many male and female listeners which we think is great as metal very often in the public eye is more connected to male macho cultures.

https://www.facebook.com/dawnofoblivion

 

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Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson

MW: Please introduce yourself?

BIB: We’re a 4-piece heavy metal band ‘Burned In Blizzard’ from Latvia, formed in 2011 and known for our melodic, thrashy and heavy sound supported by dual solos and three-mixed vocals. We are:

Karl K. Kalvish – frontman and rhythm guitarist;

Matt F. Claveinius – lead guitarist;

Roland ‘Joe’ Ignatyev – bass guitarist;

Robert ‘Rabbit’ Tsesheiko – drummer.
MW: What makes you want to play Sweden Rock 2013?

BIB: That is an easy question. We have never ever played on a stage of such magnitude, and it would be the first step towards being regular visitors of bigger stages across Scandinavia. We want to see what is happening on the stage somewhere else, where metal is much more evolved as a part of music. Sweden Rock festival has a great history, and we want to be a part of it.
MW: Have you ever played Sweden Rock before?

BIB: No, we’ve never had this kind of opportunity.
MW: Where is the band from?

BIB: From Latvia.
MW: What is the music scene like in Latvia?

BIB: Music scene in Latvia is pretty varied – from pop and alternative rock as dominant in the mainstream music industry to metal and hardcore as dominant in the alternative music environment. We’re a part of the metal scene and we’re proud of such Latvian metal acts as Skyforger, Relicseed and ENHET, that are few of the rare examples of having bigger success in international level, because getting outside the local market is a serious problem for Latvian metal bands.
MW: Do you have a new release coming out?

BIB: We are planning to release our second studio album this year.
MW: Do you plan to tour before or after Sweden Rock?

BIB: After the release of the new album we’re planning a tour across regions of Central and Northern Europe. It’s going to be after Sweden Rock festival, because the album is planned to be released in this year’s Autumn.
MW: What do you hope to come out of Sweden Rock?

BIB: We want to challenge ourselves as musicians and performance artists. We hope Burned In Blizzard will be heard. We have no doubt it’s going to be well organized, and a great festival all in all, so we are eager to show ourselves, and be one of the best new acts discovered at Sweden Rock! And, of course, we’re expecting best time of our lives thus far, new connections and friends among other bands, as well as inspiration and experience for our further development and growth as a unit.
MW: What would you like to say in closing?

BIB: We would not like to wish luck, but rather good support, because without the support of families, friends and fans, the whole notion of being in a band becomes dull and loses its equity. We are eager to have a visible goal that we can pursuit, and this festival is just it! Playing for fun is one thing, but to reach a level where no one has any doubt about why it is us that should perform, and to have that fire in the eyes that is rarely seen – that is a whole other thing.

Stay metal&tuned for our new upcoming releases!

www.reverbnation.com/burnedinblizzard

www.facebook.com/Burnedinblizzard

twitter.com/burnedinblizz

www.youtube.com/burnedinblizzard

www.myspace.com/burnedinblizzard

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Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson

MW: Please introduce yourself?

C: We´re Chine from Helsingborg, Sweden and we´ve been a band for almost seven years now. We play a form of modern death metal. I would like to describe our music as organic, well-played and frantic.

MW: What makes you want to play Sweden Rock 2013?

C: Sweden Rock Festival is the biggest hardrock/metal-festival in Sweden. It would be a good opportunity for Chine to play our music for so many new metalheads that never have heard us before. You meet so many peoples and we have the chance to make some good contacts. Of course we also get the chance to see other bands as well.

MW: Have you ever played Sweden Rock before?

C: Chine has never played at Sweden Rock Festival before.
MW: Where is the band from?

C: Chine is from Helsingborg in the south of Sweden.
MW: What is the music scene like in Helsingborg?

C: The metal scene in Helsingborg is good. We have many kinds of metalbands here. Bigger bands like Soilwork and Darkane. And we have bands like us who have released an album or two, but never got the chance to go out on tour.

MW: Do you have a new release coming out?

C: We released our first full-length album “Betray Your Own Kind” last year. The response has been great!
MW: Do you plan to tour before or after Sweden Rock?

C: We will do as many gig as possible before and after Sweden Rock Festival.
MW: What do you hope to come out of Sweden Rock?

C: If we get the chance to play at Sweden Rock Festival, of course we want to do a really good show with a crazy audience and all that. We also want to make new contacts so we can get more gigs etc.

MW: What would you like to say in closing?

C: If you haven´t heard Chine before please check us out. If you like bands like Soilwork, Darkane, Gojira, Bloodbath etc you´ll like us for sure. Check out our music video for the track “The Godfucked”. It´s the first single from “Betray Your Own Kind”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=OJnrfHt55Os

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Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson

MW: Please introduce yourself?
DT: We are Deadly Tide from Italy! The band since it’s formation in 2002 has had it’s share of ups and downs and lineup changes bringing it to its definitive lineup formed by JD Nitro on vocals, Easy and Skizza on guitars, W. Rumble on bass and Mr. Black on drums. In their nine years Deadly Tide have had a variety experiences both in live (playing in their native Italy and in
countries such as Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic) and in the recording studio, taking part in some compilations including “Hollywood Hairspray Vol 6” (Perris Records/2006 ), “Millennium Tribute To Kiss” (Versailles Records/2007). In 2008, their release of their debut album titled “Smoke and Mirrors” (Dead Famous –AU- / Nightmare Records-USA-) distributed by Koch Records (USA-CANADA). In 2010 Deadly Tide came into contact with BRC Records and agreed to appear on 2 compilations, “Glam Fest Invasion Vol 1” and the tribute to Eric Carr “I’m a Legend Tonight”, but above all agreed to the release of their new album
entitled “8th Deadly Sin”.

MW: What makes you want to play Sweden Rock 2013?
DT: Sweden Rock is one of the most important European festivals. Play there, would be our dream come true after years of troubles, We grew up in a small provincial town of Tuscany (Piombino), where it is very difficult to play and to emerge

MW: Have you ever played Sweden Rock before?
DT: unfortunately we never played at SR before!

MW: Where is the band from?
DT : Italy

MW: What is the music scene like in Tuscany?
DT: Tuscany is the birthplace of goods Heavy Metals and Progressive bands as Rhapsody of Fire, Eldritch, and Death SS, in Piombino  we have a great Metal Progressive Band, Dark Quarterer, but the underground scene is almost non-existent…. Sanremo Italian music or pop bands….

MW: Do you have a new release coming out?
DT: Yes! “8Th Deadly Sin” …go to the link www.deadlytide.it/presskit , to listen to
the new songs and watch videos.

MW: Do you plan to tour before or after Sweden Rock?
DT: We are planning a Romania and Hungary tour in April/May

MW: What do you hope to come out of Sweden Rock?
DT: We are looking for a deal with label to “8Th Deadly Sin” for retail marketing,
promotion by the local distributor and/or promotion agency, reviews and stories in all important rock magazines and webzines.

MW: What would you like to say in closing?
DT: SO FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS AND ENJOY THE
TIDE!!!