Smoke & Mirrors (Jeramie Kling & Taylor Nordberg) – 1 Song In 1 Day

Smoke & Mirrors (Jeramie Kling & Taylor Nordberg) – 1 Song In 1 Day
Smoke & Mirrors Productions
Release Date: From 21/03/2020 to 09/04/2020
Running Time: 46:21
Review by Victor Augusto
8/10

You are probably tired of hearing about how all our lives have become a wreck in this insane year of 2020. Jobs, families, mental sanity…everything we’ve known has been damaged / changed and we could all write a book about it when this Covid 19 situation finishes, if it ever does finish someday. Inside this hurricane the music industry is also struggling, but if we try to look on the bright side (or, at the very least, the less dark side); this lockdown has changed how bands are promoting themselves without concerts. For many bands, they are working better (as they should have worked even before this chaos started) with interesting material offered to give their fans the possibility of delving more deeply into their work. The inspiration for composition and for the amount of new songs appearing every day is a very positive aspect of this trying time!

Among this inspiration, two crazy men (in a good way), Jeramie Kling (Venom Inc, Massacre, The Absence) and Taylor Nordberg (Massacre, The Absence) joined forces, at the Smoke & Mirrors Recording Studio that Jeramie owns and Taylor Works, to create something very unusual and unique. They composed 12 songs from all the genres you could imagine, from Heavy Rock n’ Roll up to the heaviest Black or Death Metal. So far, so good? But no! They did more than ‘just’ compose them! Each song was recorded with different guests and each was completed in ONE day. But no, not only recorded! The whole process of writing, recording and mixing each song was done in just one day!! Always on a Saturday, “Slam Saturday” as they were named. Of course, Jeramie and Taylor invited different guest musicians to fit each genre and well-known names from bands such as Savatage, Soilwork, Marduk, Grave, Northtale, Kreator, Heathen, Exodus and many more took part. Is that good or is that good?

Explaining each song for those of you reading this is not an easy task but let me try. ‘Eternal Unlight’ (the first song released) and ‘Grief Eater’ are in a Deicide style, but in ‘Chaos Has Told You To Suffer’ you can hear something more Black Metal. ‘Monsters We Hide’ surprised me with classic Heavy Metal sounds in a Judas Priest or Accept style, with great vocals from Marc Lopes (Ross The Boss). ‘The Echo Mirror’ is similar but owes more to Power Metal. The doom cadence of ‘Terror In The Shape Of Suns’ reminds me of Black Sabbath with Deidra Kling’s beautiful voice and ‘Drag Them to the Guillotine’ has a pure Cannibal Corpse influence.

Of course, Motörhead couldn’t be left out of this and ‘Stay Clean For Me’ is a perfect song that could figure alongside any of Lemmy’s work, this time with Mr. Tony Dolan from Venom Inc. on vocals. ‘Undefeated’ is fast and shows how a good Hardcore song should be, similar to what Hatebreed play and ‘Obliteration Now’ has the same inspiration, but it is more Thrash and Heavy Metal. ‘Dying Day’ is melodic Death Metal that totally reminded me of what Dark Tranquility do so well. The album finishes with ‘A Silent War’ which is pure Thrash Metal sounding like the 80’s Bay Area Thrash Metal bands, specifically 80’s Anthrax!

Considering the minimal time they had to write, record, mix and take care about all the details of each song, I can assure you that the results are brilliant. We don’t exactly have what sounds like a full album here, nor anything that has a singular identity, but what we do have is an album that sounds like a compilation of material from many bands that we know and love in many different genres

The main difference is that this sounds like a compilation of brand-new songs from all the bands I mentioned. Jeramie and Taylor have done an amazing job of creating an album that carries the spirit and the power of all those incredible old bands you know. Congratulations to them both and to all the guests who stamped their style on each song. It truly is a remarkable achievement.

TRACKLISTING:
01. Eternal Unlight
02. Grief Eater
03. Monsters We Hide
04. Terror In The Shape Of Suns
05. The Echo Mirror
06. Drag Them To The Guillotine
07. Stay Clean For Me
08. Chaos Has Told You To Suffer
09. Undefeated
10. Obliteration Now
11. Dying Day
12. A Silent War

LINKS:
www.smokeandmirrorsproductions.bandcamp.com/ (All tracks and line-ups)
www.facebook.com/SmokeAndMirrorsProductions/
www.facebook.com/KingofallKlings/
www.instagram.com/kingofallklings/
www.facebook.com/taylor.nordberg.1
www.instagram.com/uncle_teets/

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EMQ’s with KILJIN

EMQ’s with KILJIN

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Michigan based US Heavy Metal band KILJIN. Huge thanks to guitarist/vocalist Trevor Aumaugher for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Hi there. My name is Trevor Aumaugher and I am the lead guitarist and lead vocalist of The metal band KILJIN. We formed the band in 2020. We are a metal band who loves to perform and thrives on the energy of the audience!

How did you come up with your band name?

We came up with it on our own. We made it up off the top of our heads. We wanted to create a band name that no one else had in the world. That is why we went with KILJIN.  We wanted a unique, stand-alone name that people have never heard before.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are from Michigan, located in the USA. The metal/rock scene here is wonderful. It’s a thriving scene where people can express themselves with heavy metal music and chaos. KILJIN is here to make it an even better place to be!

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our latest release is our debut album entitled, “Master Of Illusion” which was recently released wherever music is streamed, including iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, Napster and more.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Some of our biggest influences would have to be bands that we listened to growing up. Bands like, Metallica, Megadeth, Dio, Iron Maiden, Ozzy, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Queensrÿche, KISS, and more have been huge influences in our lives and on our music.

What first got you into music?

When I first saw KISS live as a boy, and I saw and felt all the excitement, is when I knew I wanted to be a performer and give a live show that would amaze and astonish. We all got instruments at a very young age, and from that point on, we thrived! We have all been performing since we were young.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

That’s a tough one. So many great bands have influenced us and there are MANY that we would be honoured to collaborate with. Some off the top of my head def would be KISS and maybe Metallica. For a current band, I would have to say, 5 Finger Death Punch or maybe Avenged Sevenfold.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

We would love to play OZZFEST because it would be great to perform with all the talented musicians that we look up too. Besides Woodstock, It’s one of the most recognizable festivals in the world and we would love to be a part of the chaos.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

The weirdest gift would have to be a homemade guitar pick made from a toenail (Okay, that’s definitely the winner so far – Rick), ALSO, once a fan gave us a little shrine that contained pictures of our heads glued to a Bonsai Tree? Not really sure what that was about or what the meaning was, but damn it was different. Lmao!!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Thank you for all the support you have and continue to give KILJIN. A musician or band is NOTHING without fans. And make sure to hold on tight because KILJIN is about to take you on a chaotic ride of hardcore metal! It’s time we all make music what it’s supposed to be!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Tough one. David Bowie.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

We enjoy the energy of being on stage. Being in front of a huge crown that is screaming their heads off. We feel right at home when we’re in front of a roaring crowd and it makes us want to get crazy! The thing we hate the most is NOT performing.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

SCOUTING. We would like to see the day when a talented band can get heard and noticed through their talent and NOT on who they know in the business. SEND OUT THE SCOUTS!! Time to discover great music again! Start going to clubs and watching local bands.  Scout out new talent.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

The first KISS album.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

All are awesome in their own ways. But my favs are CD’s and Downloads. Digital downloads make it easier than ever nowadays to get your music to the fans.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

We have performed with MANY major acts in the past including Brett Michaels, Ratt, Candlebox, Quiet Riot and more, HOWEVER, our most fave performance was when we played a benefit for a young boy who wanted to see us live before he passed. I still get chills when I think about it and it was our fave show of all time. We happily performed for him and made it a show he would never forget!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I think I would go to law school or dental school. Become a Lawyer or Dentist.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Peewee Herman, Mr. Bean, Ernest P Worrell, and the trailer park boys. It would be a crazy, surreal party! LMAO

What’s next for the band?

Right now, we just released our debut album, “Master Of Illusion” which is available on ALL streaming platforms. Next, we are concentrating on advertising the band and growing a following. We cannot perform live right now because of the Covid pandemic, so right now we’re just recording music and getting ready for our “Master of Illusion Tour” which will be kicking off in the, hopefully. near future. We also can’t wait to get back in the studio and work on our next album. We got a bunch more songs written and ready to record.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

We have a website at:

www.KILJIN.com

You can also find us on:

www.facebook.com/KILJINusa/
www.twitter.com/kiljin2
www.instagram.com/kiljinband/
www.soundcloud.com/kiljinusa
www.open.spotify.com/artist/5Puhk91Rv0Ra35F8WyWrOI
www.youtube.com/channel/UCn55H7fo3qrMUrPb5BZ6yDA

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

CAKE!!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Just want to say…Stay Rock N Roll!

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EMQ’s with THE DAMNNATION

EMQ’s with THE DAMNNATION

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with São Paulo, Brazil based Metal band The Damnnation. Huge thanks to guitarist/vocalist Renata Petrelli for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Hello there! My Name is Renata Petrelli and I play guitar and sing (I’m new on that) in the band!

Well, the band started last year in February immediately when I left the previous band, lol. Our First rehearsal was in May 18th; same day I watched an awesome concert of the Swedish band Graveyard, btw. We are 3-piece band: guitar, bass and drums from São Paulo (state). We have a big mix of influences on our music, so I can’t tell you what kind of genre we play. It is better you listen to it and conclude for yourself 😉.

How did you come up with your band name?

I was taking a shower. No kidding! Hahaha I was thinking that I wanted a name that sounded actual for the reality our country is living right now. So I though “Damn” and then, “Nation”. I made it as one word and put “The” before the word just to not bring us problems.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are from Brazil, São Paulo. The scene here is growing, getting stronger. More female bands are starting and the underground scene looks more united.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

We just released a single 3 weeks ago, ‘Apocalypse’, available in all streaming services, youtube, etc.

Apocalypse (Official Audio)

Who have been your greatest influences?

As a guitarist: Jerry Cantrell, Charlie Starr, Tony Iommi, Mark Knopfler, Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson, James Hetfield, Kai Hansen, Mille Petrozza, Dave Mustaine. Haha

As a “singer”: Chuck Billy, James Hetfield, Chris Cornell, Jim Morrison.

What first got you into music?

Mom. Mom is into rock n’ roll music, so I have been listening to it since a child, like Dire Straits, Bon Jovi, Queen, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, The Mamas and the Papas, Creedence and so on… when I was 6. I was already listening to The Offspring and Nirvana when I was 8 years old. Proper metal came into my life when I was about 11 or 12 years old.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

There are some if I may dream would be Testament, Gamma Ray, Blackberry Smoke, Foo Fighters, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Metal Days, Wacken Open Air, 70000 tons of metal because of the vibe on these festivals.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Uhh… I prefer to not tell.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

First of all, thank you for all the support. It isn’t easy to start a new band over again haha BUT if it is something that you want for your life, to be a musician, doing this for passion. From all reasons, this one must be the most important. Once you do it for passion, all the responsibilities that come from it, you will do it by pleasure, because each step done is a step conquered and it is priceless. Remember: the best thing is the journey, not the end of line.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Chris Cornell

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I like to travel, to know other cultures. I hate that everything is too fast.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Treat female bands with equality not inferior. And that, music industry and public should give more chance for new bands to show their potential.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Megadeth – “Cryptic Writings”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Vinyl

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Lima Metal Fest, another one being an opening act for Exodus, and all the gigs in Netherlands. I just loved it.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I’m still working as a publicist… so probably I would do that, or Law.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Any kind of people? Hahaha Probably I would invite people that betrayed me somehow, just to see face to face and see how embarrassing it was for those people. Hahaha kidding! But I would invite some handsome guys from some tv series and bands. hahaha

What’s next for the band?

2 new videos, EP release, 2021: gigs and record our first full length album 😊

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

http://www.thedamnnation.com.br

you gonna find all links there 😊

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Uhmmm, no idea! Cake?

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you so much for the interview, pretty soon we are going to have more news and muchhhh appreciated all the support we have been receiving!

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EMQ’s with BLAZING DOG

EMQ’s with BLAZING DOG

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Brasilia, Brazil based Heavy Metal band Blazing Dog. Huge thanks to bassist Renan Guimarães for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Renan Guimarães, I play bass for Blazing Dog. The band started in 2004, with the purpose of playing Heavy Metal in the vein of bands like Judas Priest, Manowar, Iron Maiden and other gods

How did you come up with your band name?

The name was given by the ex-vocalist and founder, Carlos Sousa. So, I have nothing to do with it (laughs)

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are from Brasília, the capital of Brazil. The scene is cool, with lots of bands and young kids coming to the shows

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

The DVD + CD “Age of the Beast”, released in the year of 2015. Hell, that’s quite old!

‘Deus ex Machina’ from the DVD Age of The Beast

Who have been your greatest influences?

Metal as a whole genre, mainly the greatest names of it

What first got you into music?

I was thirteen years old, got into Brazilian rock bands and after that, metal. Metallica’s Kill ’Em All was the door that opened this whole new world for me

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Ghost. I’m a big fan since the beginning of the band. Cool sound, ideas, concept and looks. I love the art that they are creating.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Wacken Open Air. That’s the ultimate festival for a metalhead

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

A miniature of a motorcycle that I was riding from a pic I had on my social media. Actually, that was pretty cool.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Drop your phone and read a book. People nowadays are dumber because of the excess of useless information and social media bullshit.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

That is easy, Ronnie James Dio. The guy was a fucking blast and had a great heart also.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Live shows are always the best thing about it. Humm… maybe the whole thing before live shows are the worst part also. Soundchecks, carrying equipment, schedule problems…

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I would bring back the physical media era in music. Those were the days when it was a cool ritual listening to something new or old that you put your hands on.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

That’s difficult. I can’t do this man, hahahaha. There are so many cool things around that I think answering this is a crime. Shame on you for that question. I will answer with my favourite album of the week: Accept first album. Aggressive and melodic, beautiful ballads, what a great album!

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Vinyl and CD’s. I’ve never liked cassettes. Streaming is cool for the convenience, but the sound…

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

The last one with Blazing Dog opening for Shaman (Shaman – Nagual Fly Tour in Brasília-DF, March 7th 2020), before the pandemic and the whole hell that broke loose in the world.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Man, I don’t get money from the band, so I have to work, hehehe.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

My band… I miss those guys

What’s next for the band?

Hope to release something new soon. And go back to playing live shows

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Look for us on Spotify and YouTube:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCNHqoF1RNKSn_yY20vh0cmQ
www.open.spotify.com/artist/3pnd2S6u4jmImw3CFiKOgg

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Never heard of them until now. It’s a paradox for what I’ve known

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks for the opportunity and cool questions. I’ve had fun answering them!

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EMQ’s with IGNITED

EMQ’s with IGNITED

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Balneário Camboriú, Brazil based Heavy Metal band Ignited. Huge thanks to guitarist Dalton Castro for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Dalton Castro and I play electric guitar in the band Ignited. Our history began when Mauricio, Denis and I used to play together, since 2004, in our previous band called Herege which lasted until 2009. Only in September 2016 did Mauricio and I get back to talking about creating some songs just for fun (our fundamental basis) and also in that period we did not live in the same town. So, in January 2017 we met Sama in our first rehearsal and months later we started working on our first record.

How did you come up with your band name?

The idea came from Denis and we thought that it was a powerful name and would give a good impression. Also, it inspired us to create some blasting riffs and our first album’s artwork.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We live in the Santa Catarina state, Balneário Camboriú city. The metal scene has some cool history since the 90’s in our region, nowadays there are some cool bands with great potential for growth (considering all the disadvantages of living in Brazil these days). I believe that it would be better if some people in our region were more willing to exchange ideas and try to expand our actual limitations. We don’t each need to live inside our private shell.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

It is our first album actually, called “Steelbound”. The digital version came out in November 2019 and the physical CD version has been available since June 2020. But our most recent material were the visualizers for each song on the album, uploaded on our Youtube Channel. I order you to check this out!

All the visualisers for this excellent album can be found at the following link – Rick

Who have been your greatest influences?

We have some variety of influences from the classic metal bands like Judas Priest, Saxon, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and from the early 90’s bands such as Fight with some more underground atmosphere representing societies themes in their lyrics. Talking about myself, I pay attention to other styles, like Industrial, Black, Progressive, Melodic Death Metal and recently I am listening to Moonspell and Paradise Lost, the Dark/Gothic metal approach in their styles is very interesting. There is a band which I regularly listen to and watch their videos which is Dimmu Borgir, they have a great and impressive production along with a great energy and it is interesting to analyse their ascension as a metal band.

What first got you into music?

Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath when I was twelve years old. After that, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Judas Priest, in my longest and most distant thoughts.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Wacken Open Air is a dream for any band, once you start to play and think about becoming a professional musician inserted in the music industry abroad, this is one with the most exciting goals.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

None at all, we haven’t reached this stage. 😊

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

I invite you to give us a try and take a look at our music, listen, comment, listen one more time, give us some feedback and get in touch with us through our social media, creating a bigger and bigger brotherhood. We will be glad to answer everybody.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Ronnie James Dio and Ian Fraser Kilmister. Sorry, but there’s no way to pick only one, I must break the rules in this question!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

The magic of creating something from nowhere, filtering daily feelings and processing them into some fresh musical structures. Otherwise the hate comes from when I get stuck in a bad idea, not being able to evolve musically from there.

Talking about weird stuff, there are some faulting and amateur organizations, from some guys, in the music industry here, and it causes frustration when trying to get in touch with some people that, for me, look like dogs who cannot share the bone. Maybe underestimation and indifference if you don’t belong to a certain group of people, it doesn’t matter if your sound is good or it sucks.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Give to the bands more knowledge to deal with the music industry, perhaps to create their own label more easily. Today, we might be able to do a lot more on the internet to promote our work by ourselves, and that is really cool. But it seems like we still depend on  major record companies and their team, structure and status to validate and consolidate a band in the market, running like a funnel, is that healthy?

I believe the most precious thing in the music industry is the audience, the friends, the fans and the connections among musicians and listeners. But the music business in general is very important for the economy for the bands, and should be based more on aggregation of new bands, such as any other profession is.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Judas Priest – “Painkiller”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Vinyl has the most impacting sound when listening to it. In my opinion!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

We haven’t done a lot of shows yet. Since we released the album, we did only two shows.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Cook!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

That is a difficult question! hahahaha

What’s next for the band?

As we are learning and trying to promote the first album by ourselves, we are working quietly on our second album and I’ve got some cool riffs to put together in new songs very soon.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

www.linktr.ee/ignited

Containing all our main links! Pick one!

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Haha! I did need to ask Google and it said they are biscuit-sized cakes!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

I want to thank you for this block of questions, was very nice to answer. And I would like to say that we are working hard every day in order to propagate our music overseas, not an easy task to do by ourselves, but we will never give up on our purpose.

Stay in tune and listen to IGNITED!

Cheers!

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Greyhawk- Keepers Of The Flame

Greyhawk- Keepers Of The Flame
Fighter Records
Release Date: 16/06/2020
Running Time: 44:05
Review by Tsarina Wilson
8/10

Monday mornings. They’re not great, are they?! They need cheering up. So, for a change, I decided to start a Monday morning with a review of the new release by American metallers, Greyhawk. I have to say, this album had me totally confused at first. I always listen to any album 2 or 3 times before I write anything down, but this one had me truly stumped! Was it a metal opera? Was it metal storytelling, with vocals as varied as the amount of beer on sale these days?! So, this review is the product of a good few re-starts! Man, these guys know how to throw a spanner in the works with their music! Incidentally, Greyhawk are so metal they even have their own beer, and let’s be honest not many can say that!

Greyhawk’s quest started in 2018, when five metal guys (featuring alumni from bands like Skelator, Aggression, Prelude to a Pistol and Prophets of Addiction) met up and brought their unique style to life. This is their debut full length album on Fighter Records, and it brings something new to the table. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but then who is these days! Adding a bit more variety into music is what its all about, and these guys certainly stand out in a crowd, and I get the feeling that was their aim.

‘Gates Of Time’ starts the album. It’s very laid back, very calm, with a hint of Manowar, and short and sweet. This was where I thought I’d got the measure of their sound, but I was wrong! So, what’s next? Well that would be crazy drumming, epic guitar riffs and ear-piercing screams, followed by a voice I just wasn’t expecting! This fast-moving track has vocal variations all over it, and makes you giddy! In some places you think the vocals don’t actually match the content, but that’s what makes this album so different, and we like to be different don’t we?

There’s a lot of storytelling throughout this album. In ‘Drop the Hammer’, you can imagine the guys on stage telling the story with visuals on a backdrop. But that element takes nothing away from some truly amazing guitar riffs that make you sit up and listen. I can only imagine how epic it must be to be able to play like that. The guys take it down a notch for ‘The Rising Sign’, where Taylor’s voice is almost haunting, but still so powerful, and the addition of nicely timed backing vocals blend well. But don’t be fooled! This track maybe slower, but the power and feeling are still very strong here. The track builds and builds until the end, with low lamenting vocal harmonies in the background, which are quite chilling.

I Think my favourite track has to be ‘Ophidian Throne’. The tone of Taylor’s voice makes the hairs on your neck stand up and gives you chills.

This is definitely a Marmite album – you’ll either love it or hate it – there’s no in between! The variations from one track to another are a little hard to get your head around, but who wants to listen to the same thing over and over? It’s storytelling, meets Manowarish (yes, I just made that word up!), with a blend of metal, operatic vocals, crazy but intense guitar riffs, and heart thumping drumming. I found it a bit like a Chinese puzzle, it looks impossible, but you just have to take time to figure it out. With ear splitting screams that catch you off guard at times, it’s also not an album that you will fall asleep listening to! Don’t say I didn’t warn you!!

If this is what these guys can do for a debut album, then the future is exciting! If they grow from this, their albums will be insanely powerful and intense. With this album they have really shown what’s possible and what they’re made of. Great work guys and amazing cover artwork too!

TRACKLISTING:
01. Gates Of Time
02. Frozen Star
03. Drop The Hammer
04. Halls Of Insanity
05. The Rising Sign
06. R.X.R.O
07. Don’t Wait For The Wizard
08. Black Peak
09. Masters Of The Sky
10. Ophidian Throne
11. Keeper Of The Flames

LINE-UP:
Rev Taylor – Vocals
Darin Wall – Bass
Jesse Berlin – Guitars
Alika Madis – Guitars
Nate Butler – Drums

LINKS:
www.facebook.com/Greyhawkmetal
www.greyhawkmetal.bandcamp.com
www.twitter.com/greyhawkmetal
www.instagram.com/greyhawkmetal/

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EMQ’s With PANDEMMY

EMQ’s With PANDEMMY

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Recife, Brazil based Death/Thrash/Heavy Metal band Pandemmy. Huge thanks to lead guitarist Pedro Valença for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Hello, bangers! I’m Pedro Valença, guitarist and founding member of Pandemmy. I’ve been playing guitar since 2005 because I love to play riffs and I love the sound of distortion. I created this group after I left from my first band, called Monstera. I wanted to play not only thrash metal, but also a mix between Thrash and Death Metal. So, in 2009 Pandemmy was born.

How did you come up with your band name?

The name Pandemmy is associated with the concept of the music being spread in a pandemic way. This idea rose in 2009, but we don’t like anything about epidemics or pandemics! The style of the band transits between Death Metal and Thrash Metal, common characteristic of many Brazilian bands that appeared in years 2000.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

I’m from the Northeast of Brazil, a hot and poor region compared to the South and Southeast part of Brazil. The scene here is very rich in terms of bands, but the public is lower than other states as Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Minas Gerais. There are many extreme Heavy Metal bands from Brazilian states in Northeast.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

We released our third album, called “Subversive Need”, on March 6th . We have three albums, two EP’s, one split album, one single and one demo. In our YouTube Channel (please subscribe to it) we recorded a series of Lockdown videos because of Covid-19 crisis.

www.youtube.com/user/Pandemmy

Who have been your greatest influences?

Calling in the name of the band, we have been common influences like Carcass, Kreator, Death and Sepultura. Particularly, I love a lot of bands in several subgenres of Heavy Metal.

What first got you into music?

I enjoyed it when I was a child. But in my teenage years, the interest in music exploded when I heard Iron Maiden for the first time. It was my passport for the music.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

If I had to choose one musician, it would be Max Cavalera. We like to collaborate with bands from the underground scene too. We trade information about musical production, producers, social media, etc.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

It’s a hard question because the European summer festivals are like a dream to any heavy metal band. Wacken Open Air is a natural answer. We would also like to play on Rock Hard Fest, in Germany.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

We are not so famous to receive weird gifts.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Now? Stay at home and wait for a medicine to resolve the Corona Virus and the global crisis. Stay home, stay Metal!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Andre Matos (Shaman, Angra, Symfonia, Viper, Andre Matos). It’s very sad to think about his death.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Playing our music in new places for new people. Creating music is a necessity that we all feel. The bad part is certainly the human part, egos, disunion.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

The music industry is a pure reflex of the system that we live. Here in Brazil, I believe that Heavy Metal music could be closer with public departments of culture to spread the Heavy Metal culture.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

It would be unfair to talk about just one of my favourite albums. “Rust In Peace” (Megadeth), “Covenant” (Morbid Angel), “Burning Bridges” (Arch Enemy), “Violent Revolution” (Kreator), “Symbolic” (Death), “Heartwork” (Carcass), “Arise” (Sepultura)…etc

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I think that all these formats are good to the public that consumes music. The most important thing is to support the bands buying their merchandise (CD’s, T-shirts, etc).

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

In 2017, at ForCaos festival. It was a great show because the band and the audience were very inspired.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Each member of Pandemmy has another profession. We are an underground band that seeks to be as professional as possible.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I would invite someone who wasn’t a Nazi, racist, fascist, xenophobe or of any prejudiced profile.

What’s next for the band?

Currently, we have to survive the Covid-19 pandemic. As long as there is no medicine or vaccine, the promotion of our new album will remain virtual. By the way, we have new songs for the next album. We were planning a European tour before all this situation appeared.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

All Pandemmy’s albums are available on main streaming platforms like Bandcamp, YouTube, Deezer, Spotify, Apple Music.
www.pandemmy.blogspot.com/
www.pandemmy.bandcamp.com/
www.facebook.com/pandemmyofficial/
www.instagram.com/pandemmybr/
www.youtube.com/user/pandemmy/
www.open.spotify.com/album/0giXP7sUDUnw2S0xux6gYB

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I don’t know. I prefer Ice-Tea and Pizza.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you so much for support. Follow Pandemmy’s social media (Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, etc). Listen to our new album “SUBVERSIVE NEED” on Spotify, Deezer, Bandcamp and others streaming apps. See you soon!

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EMQ’s with PERPETUAL RAGE

EMQ’s with PERPETUAL RAGE

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Kuopio, Finland based Heavy Metal band Perpetual Rage. Huge thanks to guitarist Petri Hallikainen for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Petri Hallikainen and I play the guitar.

The band was formed in the summer of 2009. At that time, we had a band called Darcade, then we decided to change the singer, so Tomi Viiltola came to the ring, and we also changed the band’s name to Perpetual Rage.

The current members at the time were me, singer Tomi and drummer Kari Hyvärinen, guitarist Ossi Kuokkanen and bassist Lauri Koslonen were also present.

Lauri quit in 2010 and was replaced by Ari Helin and Ossi quit in 2014. Since then, we haven’t taken another guitarist into the band because we found that we’re doing well on one. Drummer Kari was in other patterns in 2010-2014 and was replaced by Jake Kokkonen in 2010-2013 and then by Erkka Närhi in 2013-2014. In 2014 Kari returned to the band, so the current quartet has been together since then.

We did demos in 2009-2012.

The first album “The New Kingdom” was released in 2015.

The second album “Empress Of The Cold Stars” was released in 2017.

How did you come up with your band name?

We had a few name options, eventually we ended up developing a name that Tomi had already been planning for some time, and it was Perpetual Rage. The name Perpetual Rage means to us the relentless making of heavy metal, with attitude and rage, hahhah!!

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are from Finland, a city called Kuopio.

There is a hell of a good metal/rock scene in Finland, and Kuopio. You know, Children of Bodom, Stratovarius, Stone and so on, many great bands come from Finland. And of course, Tarot from our hometown Kuopio! The level and professionalism is high in Finland.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

The third album “Flames From Below”, which we released on June 15th, 2020.

The latest video is the album’s title track ‘Flames From Below’.

Who have been your greatest influences?

For me, 1970´s heavy rock/metal (Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep), 1980´s heavy rock/metal (Judas Priest, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Dokken, Tarot, Yngwie Malmsteen, King Diamond and so on), Progressive heavy/metal (Symphony X, Fates Warning, Queensrÿche and so on) and some blues and jazz masters also, and of course southern rock, has influenced me the most in music. And I´m a huge thrash metal fan (Testament, Slayer, Exodus, Skull Altar (hahhaa!!) and so on ). And death metal (Morbid Angel, Possessed, Messiah Paratroops) bumps to me too.

Tomi has pretty much the same influences as me.

Ari goes more into traditional hard rock and heavy metal stuff.

Kari is a black metal men, but he is also heavy rock & metal man, a lot.

What first got you into music?

In the 1980’s, when I was a kid, I saw a lot of hard rock / metal music videos from that time. I was like woooow what the hell is this, sounds so good, looks good (hahhah!), and I thought it would be nice to play the guitar myself too. So, I started playing guitar. And why the guitar? Well, it just looked and sounded good.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

I don´t know, I´m happy with Perpetual Rage and thrash metal project Skull Altar. I also play in Hellboozer Union, that´s enough for me. It might be great to collaborate with the old Blackfoot band, but that’s not possible.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Nummirock in Finland. A legendary Finnish metal fest with hellish audience! And we have never played there before.

Wacken Open Air. Probably Europe’s largest metal festival, the experience would probably be staggering. We have never been there before.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

We haven’t received any weird gifts from the fans. That´s weird hahhah!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

You have one life, live it rocking hard and enjoy your life!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Ronnie James Dio!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I enjoy being able to create new rock and metal music for the band and rehearse it for live performances. And the freedom to carry it out without anyone interfering with it.

I hate travelling between cities when you are on the road. It is boring, but it is a necessary evil. Where the hell is a teleportation device, hahhah!

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

The music industry is a multi-headed monster. Commercialism and the wonders of single hits should be eliminated. The big record companies listen to nothing but money. Fuck them.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

This latest “Flames From Below” album is the best thing that has been done. Exceeded all requirements.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Absolutely vinyl! Warm sound, lively atmosphere! Sadly, my vinyl player broke down, need to get a new one.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

KuopioRock Festival 2018. The first time we played there, and the feeling was awesome. Warm summer night, a little bit of beer, and there we rocked the night in.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

A porn star career! Haha!

Well, I really can’t imagine anything other than playing the guitar. I have a day job, but it’s nothing compared to this heavy heaven.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Ozzy Osbourne, Jenna Jameson, Donald Trump, Reilu-Seppo, Jani Vartiainen.

The hellish quintet!

What’s next for the band?

Gig as much as possible.

Composition and training of new songs.

Well that is, the basic thing for us.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

www.facebook.com/PerpetualRage
www.twitter.com/PerpetualRage1
www.open.spotify.com/artist/6e9MfA1uu7ljEkuBvh0jqc
www.youtube.com/channel/UCOcp97mn0GRauA5sdB9UQLg

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Biscuits of course! Impossible delicacies!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks for reading this. Enjoy life and rock pretty fucking hard!

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Nightwölf – Unleash The Beast EP

Nightwölf – Unleash The Beast EP
Kill Again Records
Release Date: 15/07/2020
Running Time: 25:41
Review by Victor Augusto
9/10

Sometimes I feel a mix of nostalgia and pride when I hear something related to traditional Heavy Metal. Probably, it happens because I started listening to Heavy Metal with bands like Iron Maiden and Manowar and this music was so present in my life when I was kid. I have to confess that it is not my favorite style nowadays, since I found all the energy and aggressiveness of Thrash and Death Metal, but I cannot help but enjoy and be proud of young bands starting their career, who represent so well those great bands from the 80’s. The band I am referring to is Nightwölf, from the city where I live (Brasilia, the capital of Brazil) with their debut release, “Unleash The Beast”, an incredible EP.

With the purest Heavy Metal, they are inspired mostly by Judas Priest, but there are good Accept and Queensrÿche influences. First, it is important to highlight the extreme quality of guitarists Adan Hessen and Rafael Roan, which alternate and complement each other with excellent bass and guitar solos. They bring something similar of that magical chemistry between great guitar players like Adrian Smith with Dave Murray or Glen Tipton with K.K. Downing. Another good example is in ‘Shadowmaker’, where you can hear something more akin to Michael Weikath and Kai Hansen, with similar leads that Helloween used to play during the ‘Keeper of the Seven Keys’ era. It is just a matter of influence!

The distorted bass of Guilherme de Almeida could easily disappear between two killer guitarists, but his parts sound loud and are inspired by the bassists of the two bands already mentioned in the first paragraph of this review. Should I mention Lemmy Kilmister in his sonority? No, because I MUST mention it. At least I had this impression in ‘Perpetual Crime’, which is a more rhythmical song that has some isolated bass lines by Guilherme that totally refer to ‘Stay Clean’ (Motörhead). I’ve also mentioned Accept in this review, haven’t I? Yes! You Just have to hear ‘Halls Of Hell’ to understand what I am talking about and I could also notice in “Lunam et Sanguis’, the instrumental track that opens this EP, a great reference to the beautiful ‘The Crown And The Ring’ from Manowar.

Still talking about band members, the drummer João Videira (the man of a thousand clones*) creates good tempo changes being very versatile and far from repetitive and lead singer Jack Znake gives a wonderful showing and sings with his hugely powerful voice. The coolest thing is that he doesn’t sound exhausted, like those who abuse the high range notes, something that is very typical in these genres. He opts for an interpretation that shows a big difference. Both his visual, in the promotional picture of the band, and his voice reminds me of Eric Adams (again) from Manowar, who for me, is the best singer that ever existed in this style. One detail that I noticed is that the mix leaves the volume of the voice a little further back than usual, perhaps to highlight the instruments, but everything is very well equalized.

All the tracks are exciting. Some are faster and others opt for heaviness with great cadence The main thing here is that the band have managed to use many influences and have created a good mix, with the instrumental being above average and not sounding lost. I believe that the production, although good, still doesn’t capture all the power from Nightwölf. Perhaps, a clearer production with more heaviness to rescue the excitement that the compositions offer would work, but these are just details with a perfectionist vision.

We are talking about musicians with an enviable technique. On their debut release, they have kicked ass to make “Unleash The Beast”. Can you Imagine what they will be able to do in the future? The beast has, most definitely, been unleashed!

(*This is a joke from the day I drank so much at a concert and I said hello to five different people that I thought were João Videira due to the similarities between them. Actually, João wasn’t there that day. He was at home! 😊)

TRACKLISTING:
1. Lunam et Sanguis
2. Unleash The Beast
3. Shadowmaker
4. Perpetual Crime
5. Halls Of Hell
6. Holy Machine

LINE-UP:
Jack Znake – Vocal
Adan Hessen – Guitar
Rafael Roan – Guitar
Guilherme de Almeida – Bass
João Videira – Drums

LINKS:
www.facebook.com/nightwolfmetal/
www.instagram.com/nightwolfmetal/
www.open.spotify.com/album/014aZw8QFKYL09sf3tHka0
www.youtube.com/channel/UC4hGyWnQ5HHQ33U6NGut2UQ

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EMQ’s with LORD

EMQ’s with LORD

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Sydney/Wollongong, Australia based Metal/Rock band, LORD. Huge thanks to bassist Andy Dowling for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Andy Dowling and I play bass for the Australian Metal band LORD. We formed originally under the name Dungeon in 1989 and changed our name to LORD at the end of 2005. Across the two eras of the band we’ve released 9 albums, a couple of live albums and a stack of EP’s. We’ve toured internationally and across Australia for the past several decades.

How did you come up with your band name?

LORD originally came from our frontman Lord Tim however over time the name has taken on a life of its own. There were a lot of reasons behind the name itself and its ultimate change from Dungeon. Tim spent considerable time putting together a fantastic blog post on our website called “What’s in a name?” which explains it far better than I ever could!

(Reference: https://www.lord.net.au/whats-in-a-name/)

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We’re based in Sydney and Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. Australia has a fantastic metal scene and over the years we have had a stack of bands that have gained international recognition as well as popularity here at home. I’m sure most metal bands the world over would be able to name at least a handful of Australian metal bands these days which is absolutely fantastic. We’re a proud bunch down here!

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our latest EP release is “Chaos Raining” which came out on June 12 via our label, Dominus Records. Available via Bandcamp (https://lordofficial.bandcamp.com) and all streaming platforms.

Who have been your greatest influences?

There have been a lot of bands that certainly inspired me to pick up a guitar and want to play in a band. Many of them are obvious picks like Megadeth, Metallica, Maiden, Priest etc however as I discovered more music I continued to develop a taste for wanting to do it myself and get on a stage. As far as influential people are concerned, there have been many people in my personal life who have inspired me to pursue my endeavours whether it be friends, family or even observing others from a distance. To this day I am constantly influenced and inspired to do more and continue to grow as a person.

What first got you into music?

The radio and old compilation cassettes as a kid got me into music generally, in particular rock music. With regard to metal, it wasn’t until I was in my early teens and was given a dubbed tape of “…And Justice For All” by Metallica that my life changed forever. I had never heard anything like it before and I was instantly hooked.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

John Farnham would be the ultimate. I think we could put together an awesome song for one of the greatest singers of all time. We’ve covered some Farnham songs in the past (eg: Playing to Win and Break the Ice) so we’re primed and ready!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Bloodstock would be really special for us as we have never had the chance to play in the UK yet. To play a festival like that would be a fantastic way to say hello to our UK friends who have followed us for so many years. Putting that aside, we really love to play any festival as there’s a great opportunity to not only connect again with friends but make new ones as you often get to showcase your music in front of a large audience.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

I’ve received pairs of socks on multiple occasions from Japanese fans on tour. I’ve also had photo albums given to me from the previous tour when I had photos with the same friends in Japan. Some of the most thoughtful and generous people we have met. I certainly wouldn’t be getting socks from fans/friends anywhere else in the world, that’s for sure!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Our fans are our friends. We are all cut from the same cloth. We love music and in particular metal. We’re huge fans ourselves. The only difference is that every once in a while we jump up on stage to play some music for everyone. With that being said, we are so incredibly humbled that we have had so many amazing people connect with us over the years and build friendships with the band and each of us individually. Our friends are our inner circle of LORD and we will continue to make sure they know/feel that.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

I really miss Dio. I think he still had so much to give and a huge hole was left for me when he died. One of the greatest singers and writers in metal. I’m incredibly thankful that I got to see him a handful of times and more importantly will continue to be captivated by his music for many years to come. He left us with so much to enjoy.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

The hard work, trial and error, experimentation and then feedback and reward you receive over the years. It’s incredibly satisfying and enriching on a personal level. I don’t necessarily hate anything in particular however I sometimes feel that individual personalities sometimes bring themselves and others down. There’s more than enough opportunity to go around these days and an inflated ego or poor behaviour in general is simply unnecessary. Luckily, those people are few and far between.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

A little more regulation from a business perspective. There are too many inexperienced/unqualified people working in music industry related jobs or as businesses who create a lot of problems for the overall industry. I also think that more government support/funding for music in Australia on all levels would be incredibly beneficial not only for musicians and industry representatives but for the wider public. Music has a lot of benefits for people in general. The more opportunities people have to enjoy music in a variety of ways, the better it is for the community as a whole.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“So Far, So Good… So What!” – My all-time favourite Megadeth album. Scrap the Sex Pistols cover and it is absolutely flawless. Original recording as well. Not the remaster!

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

None of them. I love them all and they all serve their purpose depending on where I am and my preference at the time. From a musician perspective, they all are beneficial and for the most part still a necessity for us in order to provide people with format choice to listen to our music.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Most memorable is definitely playing at ProgPower USA in Atlanta in 2016. A fantastic festival, great crowd and we recorded the audio/video for our last live album. A real time capsule of great memories.

Best gig performance wise? The 2nd of back to back shows in Tokyo back in 2013. It was the last show of a run of shows throughout SE Asia and Japan and we were a well-oiled machine. We don’t often get to do long runs of shows but that showed our real potential as a band. I like to think that we always put on a great show, but that really went next level musically for us.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Something involving me talking a lot of shit. In fact, I got into podcasting back in 2015 (hosting The Andy Social Podcast and Nod to the Old School) which has been a huge part of my life. I probably would have been doing something like that regardless! I’m really good at dribbling all sorts of nonsense into a mic.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

John Farnham, Adrian Smith, Iva Davies, Mark Furtner and Alain De Botton.

What’s next for the band?

We just released our latest EP “Chaos Raining” which is available on Bandcamp and all streaming services. We’ll ride that one for the short term but we are already starting to put together details of the next release which might come out later in 2020. Maybe a new studio album in 2021 as well if all of the creative elements and time falls into place. Either way, we’re going to be busy!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

www.open.spotify.com/artist/6mLDXLOEh4fcvxm5ICKfhE
www.music.apple.com/us/artist/lord/18929843
www.lordofficial.bandcamp.com/
www.youtube.com/user/lordofficial
www.facebook.com/lordofficial
www.instagram.com/lordofficial
www.twitter.com/lordofficial

We’re in most places! Search for “lordofficial” and you can usually track us down.

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I’m not sure if we have Jaffa Cakes here in Australia but going by the name it SHOULD be a cake. If it was a biscuit, then it would be a Jaffa Biscuit. That might be too logical haha. It sounds awfully sugary.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks for the opportunity to answer these great questions and talk about our band. We love what we do and feel honoured to be able to keep putting new music out after so many years. We’ve made so many great friends through music and I’m looking forward to making many more.

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