Monday, May 12, 2008
Features interviews from:
ZIONS ABYSS (CAN)
SOLAR EAGLE (CAN)
LONGINGS PAST (US)
THROES OF SANITY (US)
MANILLA ROAD (US)
HEATHENS RAGE (US)
GRAVEN IMAGE (US)
CHILD SAINT (US)
MEMORY GARDEN (SWE)
LOST HORIZON (SWE)
RUSSIAN METAL Special article
HOLY DRAGONS (RU)
FINAL ANSWER (GR)
ARRYAN PATH (CYP)
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Saturday, May 10, 2008
I still remember when I visited the band’s mySpace profile and listen to their songs. The band delivers well-executed, melodic and most of all, traditional Heavy Metal that is so hard to present it so fresh nowadays! I was really surprised that this U.S. quintet that was formed in 2004 by guitar players Tom Catuosco and John Zambri in Morris County, NJ knows how to make the listener listen to this album again and again! Wonderful tracks like “Get Us Out”, “Circle Of Seven” are maybe ideal for bring them live on stage, so I suggest to all European promoters to address the bands for some European dates and then even more people can surely appreciate their talent! Razor-sharp and memorable riffs, a great voice (Keith Vitali is also a member of the band “Gods Of Fire”) and most of all wonderful songs is what you get in this debut, so be sure that The Vengeful Few are here to stay for a long time with such a talent on their marks! Their CD is distributed through various on-line shops, so get more info on their website: http://www.thevengefulfew.com/ Band’s mySpace profile: http://www.myspace.com/thevengefulfew
Friday, May 9, 2008
When was Symphonia formed and how difficult was to find the appropriate members?
Was it hard for you to find band members that were interested in performing Neo-classical Metal?
Symphonia: Normally it'll depend on the situation & offcourse the attraction that we has...u might find there only quite a few bands plays this kind of music in malaysia, as its the most oustanding/demanding of Metal - its hard to find one band that has good musician's quality as in group - some bands are very good on the guitars only and some on the drums. Normally one of the members has been quite long in this band-they'll become very musically-good/advance-so there'll be a high demand for them to be invited to play outside as the sessionist. we do hope and place our support so that there will be more local bands concepting this genre and has a better system to develope their musical's quality as in group better package/product.
Are you satisfied with the sales of your debut CD so far?
Symphonia: quite good! it has surpassed our basecost last month, luckily we have minimized the production cost through self-effort - private owned record label. By end of May we'll get the actual total collection from dealers/associates - positively 2nd reprint will follow soon. Thanks to u too brother-those reviews really has spread the Satria Naga news.
You are also preparing your 2nd album, with lyrics now fully written in English. Give us some info on your preparations.
Symphonia: Its all on the right track - 70% progress so far! 10 tracks has been recorded without vocal yet..we do spend on this an extra hours as we understand the demand & competitiveness are higher than the 1st album..this 2nd album will potray our differentiate and progressive ideas toward neoclassical-baroque platform..rhtymn will be improvised with more modern feel/style and solo will be as baroque/classical as before!the guitar sound will be the same trademark-single-coil -big/low-gain and fatter/raw/big than before...sure things will be all english vocal tones, kind of the asian-way delivers the lyrics in english.we hope all of these will turns more success for us and hopefuly the acceptance from international fans.
Tell me about the Metal scene in your country. Is it easy for a Metal band to survive?
Symphonia: Local Metal mostly focus on Non-neoclassical Metal such as straight/heavy metal/death/black/punks o there quite great scenarios for these followers-a lots of gigs and show for them-good demand/supporters for them.but there're nearly few to none a band concept favours the wordly acclaim/accepted power/melodic/speed/baroque metal style as in europe,consider it as underground here, many major label wont sign these concept until now, only a brave indie/private self-fund label will go through it.luckily some and growing no of metal online website/blogging has unite all these metal genres and features/dedicate/provide many forum's sections for all these kind of metal through their channels.