1.Hey Alex, welcome to Metal Shock Finland! How are you, and what are you doing right now?
Hello! Thank you for the invitation! at the moment our team is working on a notorious project, which we plan to record in the studio this year. Now a lot of work and I have to appreciate every moment.
2. First let’s talk about the early years. How was the Alex Sigmer band formed?
Our group was formed in 1999 and was known as Deimos. the main theme – the consistent celebration of personified space Objects. thereafter, we expanded the number of thematic focus of the group. albums such as In Heaven and Mortuary Refrigerator – a vivid example of this. Formation of the group – it is a long and complicated process, so one can not say how the collective was formed. It is most likely permanent work of several people, united by a common idea.
MSFinland‘s Kostya Aronberg had a chance to interview the founder Alexander Lataev of V.A.-R.G. project from Russia, please see the conversation below.
1. Hey Alex, welcome to Metal Shock Finland Magazine! How are and what are you doing right now?
Hi there, Metal Shock Finland Magazine! I’m fine, we’re preparing a new compilation by V.A-R.G project and GlobMetal Promotion with 13 bands from Israel. Our further plans are to continue similar series of compilations and some new projects as well.
2. V.A.-R.G. Project (Various Artists – Russian Group), was found in 2010, and since then the project has released 26 compilation CD’s all over Russia, and got more than 10000 news subscribes from Russia. Tell us about the idea of forming this project, and why you decided to do this?
The project was founded as an information support for young and novice musicians. Later on we began to work with more famous bands within Russia, e.g. Амели (Ameli), Дрыгва (Drygva), АнДем (AnDem), Alex Sigmer and others. Due to their support, in August 2011 we made a small fest in Smolensk 1-st Alternative Club under the aegis of V.A-R.G project.
Trioscapes started in the summer of 2011 when bassist Dan Briggs (Between the Buried and Me) contacted Walter Fancourt (tenor saxophone/flute) and Matt Lynch (drums) about working up a rendition of the Mahavishnu Orchestra classic “Celestial Terrestrial Commuters”. The group also messed around with a few original ideas with the intent of playing a one-off live show. However, after rehearsing the material and playing the show, the group decided the music was so demanding and fun to perform that there should be more of a future for the project. Trioscapes combines elements of 70s fusion with progressive rock, dark syncopated grooves, a flare for the psychedelic, and an unabashed love for both quirky Zappa-ish melodies and thunderous abrasive trade-off lines. Trioscapes’ debut album “Separate Realities” came out on May 2012 through Metal Blade. Some days ago MSFinland’s Kostya had a chance to interview band’s bassist Dan Briggs.
1. Hello Dan. I’m Kostya. Welcome to Metal Shock Finland. How are you?
-Great! At home for the weekend, taking a break from being in the studio working on the new BTBAM album.
2. Since this is our first interview, please tell me about the band’s creation.
-We formed in the summer of 2011 with the intent of playing one show with a friend’s band, but it spawned a whole album’s worth of music and a bunch of shows since.
CADAVERIA was formed in 2001 by Cadaveria and Marçelo Santos (aka Flegias, vocalist in Necrodeath) with the intent to create a virtual space where to freely express themselves as musicians and extreme artists. Since then, CADAVERIA private virtual space became part of the collective Metal universe. The band’s style is immediately labeled as Horror Metal, definition that means all and nothing and that therefore leaves them the chance to play from the classical Heavy Metal to the new progressive tendencies, passing through Death, Gothic and Black Metal. The lyrics, scheming, hermetic and introspective, mirror the dark soul and the vexed personality of the singer Cadaveria, talking about presages, existence, memory, energies, intellect and death… Some days ago Kostya Aronberg had a chance to interview band’s frontwoman Cadaveria Herself…
1. Hello and welcome to Metal Shock Finland! I’m Kostya. How are you? 🙂
Hi Kostya and all MSF readers! I’m fine, thanks.
Drawing on classic influences such as Helloween, Ayreon and Iron Maiden, the new project EMPIRES OF EDEN is a must-hear for fans of melodic heavy metal. The upcoming album “Channelling The Infinite” will be released on June 1 in Japan through Rubicon, and on June 6 in rest of the world June 6 through Music Buy Mail. The CD features guest appearances by some of the most influential voices in metal, including: Stu Marshall, Udo, Rob Rock, Steve Grimmett, Mike Dimeo, Sean Peck, Zak Stevens, Mike Vescera, Carlos Zema, Ronny Munroe and many more! MSFinland’s Kostya had a chance to interview EMPIRES OF EDEN‘s guitarist Stu Marshall…
1. Hey Stu. I’m Kostya. Welcome to Metal Shock Finland. How are you?
Hi Kostya, Thank you for taking the time to chat with me.
Reviewed by Kostya Aronberg
Artist name: Def-Con-One
Label SCARLET RECORDS
Release date/year: 2012
1. Never Look Back
2. March Of The Dead
4. Hold On
6. Stepped In Pain
7. 10 Bullets
8. Feeling Cold
9. My Halo
10 .Hit List
11. In Death
12. Give Me Strength
What is your favourite music style?
Someone says it must be melodic, others say it must be dark and heavy, third say it must be good to their ears.
Well, I think DEF-CON-ONE is the best band for all of these genres!
Bloodstock Festival describes Def-Con-One as coming across like a bar fight between Machine Head, Slayer and Pantera, and I just can’t disagree with them 🙂 Well, perhaps I will add some Avenged Sevenfold, but that’s only because the vocalist’s voice reminds me sometimes M. Shadows.
The album opens with “Never Look Back” which immediately begins with an amazing drum solo from Antton Lant (ex-Venom) but the guitars join after the first minute and show us an amazing music style with amazing texts! The guys don’t leave you for a moment, they make every muscle in your body wanna dance. This kind of music can be used for every moment in your life, especially when you got a bad time and you wanna destroy something.
The next song “March Of The Dead” continues that “Never Look Back” gave us – adrenaline all over the body! With amazing drums, vocals, guitars and bass. Every riff is where it should be! We can hear and feel that this guys are fucking PRO!!!!!! M-A-R-C-H O-F T-H-E B-E-S-T! Another songs that really grab my attention for be one of the best songs is “Blood” and “10 bullets”. They got amazing riffs and once again perfect drums and voices.
I must say I’m not a big “growl” style fun. When I’d first heard about the band the first I thought that it will be “Venom #2” because Anton Lavant played. But when I’ve finally heard their all album, my mind changed at 180%! It’s not Venom it’s something else. Better, stronger and much more melodic. I am 100% sure that the band will have a huge success. Not only because they are my friends, but I think this band is the best band for me in 2012 and their album is the best album I’ve heard from the beginning of 2012.