Denmark’s The Kandidate may have a weird name for a metal band, but they sure hit it right on the button with their latest album “Facing The Imminent Prospect Of Death”! Savouring the bacon, Shan Siva hoofed it over to chat to guitarist Allan Tvedebrink:
1. Congratulations on your new album – “Facing The Imminent Prospect Of Death” – I couldn’t stop banging my head which is no mean feat given I’m an old ‘headbanger LOL – and on the strength of the songs I can’t resist finding out more about the band!
Allan: Hey man, that’s great. Thanks for the kind words, it’s highly appreciated!
2. What made you choose the name – is it some sorta take on the 70s movie?
Allan: Haha, yeah we are not making it easy for anybody – but no, not the movie….what movie?! Continue reading
There is something special with black metal from Asia in that they don’t share the same cultural/religious references we Westerner have. Black metal becomes something different. Taiwan’s BLOODY TYRANT is proof of that. Anders Ekdahl ©2012 Continue reading
Brazilian goth metal might not be as spectacular as the Rio Carnival but HYDRIA proofs that there’s life to that genre in brazil too. Anders Ekdahl ©2012 Continue reading
KAMBRIUM was totally unknown to me but their death metal-ish music proved interesting enough to interview them. Anders Ekdahl ©2012 Continue reading
VOICELESS VOID I found in a catalogue from Germany. The description sounded tantalizing enough for me to want to check out the band and what better way to do it if not with an interview. Anders Ekdahl ©2012 Continue reading
With their aptly named 4th album “Breaking The Silence”, a capella band Van Canto are unique in using their voices to mimic the sound of conventional rock instruments. Shan Siva gets the word from lower ‘rakkatakka’ vocalist Stefan!
1. LOL – who’s sick idea was it to start an a capella metal band and why (not)?!
Stefan: It was started an a project and turned out to be a great band. Why? Because it’s cool to have a band that sells records and plays on the biggest festivals around the world, haha 😉
2. I must confess, that when I first heard about Van Canto I thought it was some kinda joke band – what made you think that it would be so successful?
Stefan: We never expected anything, so we are just as surprised as you are. But we didn’t plan it as a joke. It’s hard work and we are working professional so I think in the end it’s ok to have some success.
I might be naïve but I don’t understand this whole Myspace/Youtube notoriety that people seem to strive for today. With that in mind you can find some really cool things if you search real hard, like BLACKEST ORCHID. Anders Ekdahl ©2012 Continue reading
CARELESS could easily be described as traditional heavy metal. With a renewed interest for that particular genre what would be better than an interview. Anders Ekdahl ©2012 Continue reading
It feels like I’ve chased Frantic Amber around a block trying to get them to answer my interview but finally I managed to get them to take some time off. Anders Ekdahl ©2012 Continue reading
It actually doesn’t matter where you come from as long as you are good at what you do. Israeli PREY FOR NOTHING proves that with their new album. Interview with: Yotam ‘Defiler’ Avni (vocals). Anders Ekdahl ©2012 Continue reading