METAL HEROES ONLINE II FESTIVAL

METAL HEROES ONLINE II FESTIVAL
By Maggy Von

GW Productions and Killsound Productions in collaboration present this amazing online festival with great bands from all over the world.

The purpose of the festival is it’s a big union between countries and combinations of different metal genres, no divisions.

With big names and new projects such as CRS, Savanth, Hada de Beng, Rithiya Khiev, Parazit and more.

The festival will take place on December 4th and 5th, 2020, and there will be much metal intensity.

Metal Heroes Online II bring and support many groups with women like: IOG, Young Lust, la Cattrina, La Leyenda de Eva and many more.

LINKS:

YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7aywrUxnt7cODMxA-SHP6A

FB Event:
https://fb.me/e/36nQIY3ea

Hosts:
https://www.facebook.com/GWProduccionesOficial/
https://www.facebook.com/killsoundprods/

Here is the list of bands who will give life and power to the Fest:

SCURYTALES – Thrash/Death Metal – San Luis Potosí/Mex
www.facebook.com/monrealcrowly/

La Leyenda de Eva – Folk Metal – Zacatecas/Mex
www.facebook.com/LaLeyendaDeEva/

Cigarette Band – Hard Rock/Heavy Metal – San Luis Potosí/Mex
www.facebook.com/cigaretteband/

Nexoasis – Post Grunge/Rock Alternative – Valencia/Venezuela
www.facebook.com/Nexoasis/

Getcha’ PULL – Hard Rock/Groove Metal – Guanajuato/Mex
www.facebook.com/Getcha-PULL-1754770834575311/

BAGHEERA – Melodic Death Metal – San Luis Potosí/Mex
www.facebook.com/Bagheera-418253238939729/

DØGMA – Heavy Metal – San Luis Potosí/Mex
www.facebook.com/dogmaslpmex/

Godless In Grace – Metalcore/Nu-Metal/Rock/Blues – Oruro/Bolivia
www.facebook.com/GodlessInGrace/

The Hero’s Rise – Post-Hardcore/Metalcore – Querétaro/Mex
www.facebook.com/TheHerosRiseMX/

Miniatures – Progressive/Death Metal – Aguascalientes/Mex
www.facebook.com/miniaturesmx/

Arturo Ocampo Music – Classic Rock/Heavy/Power Metal – Tijuana/Mex
www.facebook.com/arturoocampooficial/

Enertron – Instrumental/Progressive/Fusion/Djent – Tulancingo Hidalgo/Mexico
www.facebook.com/EnertronOfficial/

Fecalator Mexico – Porno Grind Gore – Orizaba Veracruz/Mex
www.facebook.com/FecalatorMx/

Anorexia Isan – Rock – Caracas/Venezuela
www.facebook.com/Aisanband/

Hada de Beng – Rock Fusión – Ciudad de México/Mex
www.facebook.com/HADADEBENGOFICIAL/

Next – Metal – Nezahualcoyótl, State of Mexico
www.facebook.com/next.oficial.mexico/

Alma Eterna – Metal – Potosí/Bolivia
www.facebook.com/alma.eterna.3/

CRS – Death Metal – Obregón, Sonora/Mex
www.facebook.com/crsmetalband/

Parazit – Instrumental Prog Rock/Metal – Guadalajara, Jalisco/Mex
www.facebook.com/parazitmx/

Rithiya Khiev – Solo Artist – Epic/Symphonic/Progressive/Instrumental Metal – Boston/US
www.facebook.com/rhkhiev/

Alexx Mattey and the Freak Show – Rock/Industrial/Metal – Venezuela/US
www.facebook.com/alexxmatteyandthefreakshow/

Dräven – Gothic Rock/Industrial Metal – Barcelona/Spain
www.facebook.com/Draven.es/

Berzerk- Metalcore – Tijuana/Mex
www.facebook.com/berzerkmexico/

Back – Hard Rock – Salta/Argentina
www.facebook.com/backargentina/

She No More – Hard Rock/Metal – State of Mexico /Mex
www.facebook.com/shenomoreofficial/

Sefirot – Melodic Metal – Santiago del Estero/Argentina
www.facebook.com/SefirotSDE/

La Cattrina – Folk Metal/Mexican Folk Metal – Ciudad de México/Mex
www.facebook.com/LaCattrinaOficial/

Sotako Anime Rock Band – JRock/Anime – San Luis Potosí/Mex
www.facebook.com/SotakoAnimeRockBand/

Rebel – Power Metal – Budapest/Hungary
www.facebook.com/RebelZenekar/

Red Calling – Hard Rock/Metal – Tampa, Florida/USA
www.facebook.com/redcalling.band/

Victory Or Death – Metalcore/Metal – Burzaco/Argentina
www.facebook.com/victoryordeathofficial/

Young Lust – Hard Rock – Monterrey/Mex
www.facebook.com/younglustofficial/

Postnecrum – Symphonic Black Metal – Zacatecas/Mex
www.facebook.com/postnecrum/

SilentEnd – Melodic Thrash Metal – Monterrey/Mex
www.facebook.com/SilentEndBand/

The Outsider – Avant-Garde Symphonic  Extreme Metal – Mexico City /Mex
www.facebook.com/TheOutsiderBand/

Savanth – Rock/Hard Rock/Heavy Metal – San Luis Potosí/Mex
www.facebook.com/Savanthmx/

Corners of Sanctuary – New Wave of Traditional American Heavy Metal – Philadelphia/US
www.facebook.com/CornersofSanctuary/

Illusions Of Grandeur- Theatrical Hard Rock – Philadelphia/Lancaster Pennsylvania/US
www.facebook.com/IllusionsOG/

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Q&A with ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR

Q&A with ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR

Hello Everyone – Maggy recently got the chance to do a Q&A with ‘The Siren’, vocalist of Lancaster, PA Theatrical Hard Rock/Fantasy Metal band, Illusions Of Grandeur. Big thanks to all of them!

What is your name, what do you do, and can you tell us a little bit about how you ended up doing it?

This is Maggie, The Siren. I am the vocalist, lyric and melody writer for Illusions of Grandeur. I’ve been in music my entire life. My dad is a musician and when I was a kid, he would take my brother and I to band practice. I started singing, on stage, when I was 4. I was always in chorus, theatre, and musicals. At 15, I was in my first band and I haven’t stopped since.

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

Our band is from Pennsylvania, United States. Metal is alive and well here. Many of our friends are in metal bands. As far as the type of metal we play, I think we do best overseas. They seem to embrace the fantasy metal, costumes, and war paint. Not that they don’t here in the US, the crowds are just way more receptive.

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

Korn – “The Nothing”

Who have been your greatest influences, in music or in life?

Korn, In This Moment, Judas Priest, Pantera, Queen, Janis Joplin.

What first got you into music?

Music is like water to me. I need it and couldn’t live without it. My dad is the reason I’m in music. I have so many memories of my dad and music, from going to band practice with him, to trips in the car with the windows down singing at the top of our lungs, to those warm summer days with the windows opened and the music just carrying through the whole house. And, of course, the occasional concert. I’ll never forget sitting next to DJ Kool with my dad, mom, and brothers at a George Clinton and the P-Funk band concert. Music is a part of me. I love it as if it were a person.

Which current bands or musicians would you like to see collaborate on a record?

Korn and In This Moment.

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

Wacken. It’s the biggest metal festival in the world…at least to my knowledge. Closely followed by Rock n’ Rio. I have friends in Rio who have asked us to play there. Not to mention what a beautiful and amazing festival.

What’s the weirdest music related thing you own?

Weirdest…hmmm…that’s a tough one. We have some old mics that we use to record drums sometimes. Forgive me, I’m not sure what kind they are. We also have a twelve-string bass that has made many appearances live with IOG.

If you had one message for your Ever Metal readers, what would it be?

Take nothing for granted! Life’s too short to not be doing what you love. Be kind to your fellow human, and live your life to the fullest. You never know when it will all be over. Live long and rock 🤘🏻

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

Oh goodness, this is always a very difficult question, and now especially since EVH is gone as well.

Dime, Freddie Mercury, Janis Joplin…I can never pick just one.

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

No More Paying to Play. Anywhere. As if musicians don’t have a difficult enough time thriving, then they have to pay-to-play??? Are you kidding me??? I don’t think people realize everything that musicians are up against and all the money that goes into having a professional band…then you get offered a show and all you have to do is pay $1000 for a headliner spot…wait a minute. Shouldn’t that be based on talent and the bands ability to bring a crowd? I could go on forever about this, but that’s enough. You get my point lol.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Pantera – Vulgar Display Of Power

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

I like them all for different reasons. I still think nothing sounds as good as vinyl, but of course that’s just my opinion. Cassettes are nostalgic for me. When I was a kid cassettes were the big thing, so there is some sentimental value there. CD’s are great merch and a great way for bands to physically put their music in someone’s hands. And downloads are just super convenient for the listener. Unfortunately, the band often gets pushed over on downloads. Either they are free or super inexpensive and the band makes very, very little off of their music.

What’s the best gig that you have been to, and why?

We played a festival in Smila, Ukraine and so far, it was the best. They were the most hospitable and welcoming people. From the moment we arrived, they were nothing short of amazing. We were unaware, but they had built the entire festival around us. They also took us to the centre of their town where they had us plant an “IOG tree”. I’ve gotten word that our tree is healthy and growing well. I think we took pictures after the show for almost two hours. While we were playing, I had women trying to hand me their kids, people screaming for us, and the best part…singing the lyrics even though they couldn’t understand all of them!!! I’ll never forget our time in Smila.

What do you get up to when you’re not writing/ taking photos?

I’m an exercise junkie. I work out 6 days a week, for about 3 hours a day.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Jonathan Davis, Maria Brink, Dimebag Darrell, Tatiana Shmayluk, and Lauren Tate

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Good question. Never had one.

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

Look for our second single, ‘Down’, coming to you December 16th, 2020! Music video to follow. Thanks so much for reading! Rock on! Find us here:

www.iogmusic.com/
www.instagram.com/iogmusic/
www.twitter.com/iogband
www.facebook.com/IllusionsOG/
www.music.apple.com/us/artist/illusions-of-grandeur/347575177
www.open.spotify.com/artist/5iIKuYKBnObOoKBIV78p0H
www.youtube.com/c/IllusionsofGrandeurTV

‘Crossing Over’ (Official Video)

LINE-UP:
The Siren – Vocals
CM – Bass
Taranis – Guitars
Thano – Guitars
Ares – Drums

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Q&A with PARAZIT

Q&A with PARAZIT

Recently, Maggy got the chance to do a Q&A with Kello González, bassist with Guadalajara, Mexico based Virtuoso, Instrumental Prog Metal/Rock Trio, Parazit. Big thanks to them!

What is your name, what do you do, and can you tell us a little bit about how you ended up doing it?

Kello González, bass player for Parazit. This started as an experiment, a project to work on all that music that didn’t fit anywhere else…

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

I live in Guadalajara, Mexico. Loud music is not an easy endeavour, so we try to navigate scenes without much heed to fads or genres.

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

I’ve been listening to Haken – “Virus”, Tool – “Fear Inoculum”, The Claypool-Lennon Delirium – “South of Reality”

Who have been your greatest influences, in music or in life?

I’m bass: Cliff Burton, Les Claypool, Flea, Geddy Lee and Justin Chancellor mainly.

What first got you into music?

In middle school I got hooked to Metallica’s “Justice” album. I started playing bass and finally felt like belonged somewhere…

Which current bands or musicians would you like to see collaborate on a record?

Les Claypool, Danny Carey, Tosin Abasi.

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

Resurrection Fest, Hellfest or WOA. But as part of their line-up. 😊

What’s the weirdest music related thing you own?

Not weird but I’ve got drum sticks, picks, wristbands and a cymbal…trophies from Metallica concerts I’ve attended.

If you had one message for your Ever Metal readers, what would it be?

At this time and age, everyone stay strong and stay safe so we can all put these hard times behind us.

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

Cliff Burton!

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

Royalties from streaming and fair payment for musicians.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Rush – “Moving Pictures”

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

All have their pros and cons. Being able to enjoy music is the end goal

What’s the best gig that you have been to, and why?

Rush – Gibson Amphitheater – LA (2012)
Metallica – Foro Sol – Mexico City (2009)
King Crimson – Teatro Diana – Guadalajara (2019)

What do you get up to when you’re not writing/ taking photos?

Making bass guitar cover videos

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Mike Patton, James Hetfield, Les Claypool, Maynard J Keenan and Geddy Lee

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Haven’t had the pleasure, but the name says cakes, so I’ll go with that.

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

Stay healthy!

www.parazitmx.bandcamp.com/
www.facebook.com/evermetal2017/
www.instagram.com/parazitmx/
www.twitter.com/Parazitmx
www.open.spotify.com/artist/5LaWGNlE5SvG9EX1UO7Qtn
www.youtube.com/channel/UCfcOPAw67UCTeoXhGn9uPNw

‘Asleep Reason Horror’ (Official Video)

LINE-UP:
Kello Gonzalez – Bass
Christian Gomez – Drums
Jose Macario – Guitar

Disclaimer: This interview is solely the property of Maggy S Nell and Ever Metal. It is strictly forbidden to copy any part of this interview, unless you have the strict permission of said party. Failure to adhere to this will be treated as plagiarism and will be reported to the relevant authorities.