Tag Archives: Century Media

Interview With Orphaned Land

Last year Orphaned Land delivered an instant classic in the form of The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR. It’s also a band with a strong message to look past racial, ethnic and religious differences and accept people they way they are. I had the pleasure of doing an interview with guitarist Matti Svatizky. He had a lot to tell about the Orphaned Land’s recent tours with Katatonia and Amorphis, a very memorable trip to India, working together with Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Kirk Hammett’s (Metallica) appreciation for the band and showing a different side of his native country Israel.. Continue reading


Interview With TesseracT

There’s a new subgenre within metal on the rise, simply called “djent”. It’s a term used for bands who are inspired by Meshuggah and combine this all kinds of progressive wizardry. One of the rising starts within the djent movement are UK-based TesseracT. They made quite a splash with One, their thoroughly solid debut album. On behalf of the band singer Dan Tompkins (D) and bass player Amos Williams (A) were more than willing to answer my questions about their new album, songwriting and their adventures with Periphery and Monuments and a very memorable gig in India.. Continue reading

Interview With Nevermore

During the Power Of Metal Tour with Symphony X, Nevermore and Psychotic Waltz I had the change to sit down with Jeff Loomis of Nevermore fame. He turned out to be a very down to earth and downright funny conversationalist with some very sharp and witty answers from time to time. We talked about the whole Power Of Metal Tour, trading licks with Micheal Romeo (Symphony X), The Obsidian Conspiracy and his love for seventies music… Continue reading

TesseracT – One

Some months ago I did a review on the Concealing Fate EP by the UK progressive metal band TesseracT. At the time I was quite enthusiastic about it, so after hearing the news that they had a full blown album in the works I couldn’t wait to do a review on it. Here it is, finally. Their new album is simply called One, so let’s dive into the musical exploits of these British progsters. Continue reading

Interview with The Haunted

The Haunted are about to release their latest album, entitled Unseen. It’s quite an experimental affair, much like The Dead Eye. On behalf of the band vocalist Peter Dolving answered my questions about the new album, the focus on rather pop orientated song structures and his rather outspoken views on the world around him. His answers speak for themselves… Continue reading

The Haunted – Unseen

Once labelled as a mere Slayer clone, The Haunted have come a long way. Especially with the return of singer Peter Dolving the band started to break out from their thrash metal confinements. Albums like rEVOLVEr (2004) en Versus (2008) are still more or less thrash metal based, while The Dead Eye (2006) has quite an experimental edge. This years marks the release of the latest album by Dolving and Co, simply entitled Unseen. Continue reading

Nevermore – This Godless Endeavor

Enemies Of Reality by Nevermore is somewhat saved by the remixing skills of Andy Sneap, but it’s by no means the band’s strongest release in their career. Nevermore had to prove themselves once again, when they released This Godless Endeavor. That album certainly made quite an impression on me at the time. Continue reading

Nevermore – The Politics Of Ecstasy

The Politics Of Ecstasy (1996) is Nevermore’s second full length album. It’s named after a book by Timothy Leary. It’s not the easiest album by the band to get into, but it’s vital to understand their evolution and growth. Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading

Nevermore – Dreaming Neon Black

My introduction to Nevermore was their Dreaming Neon Black album (1999). It’s a concept album of sorts, but as with many lyrics and stories by Warrel Dane the true meaning still eludes me. Let’s have a closer look at what the album is all about. Continue reading

Nevermore – Enemies Of Reality

Enemies Of Reality is arguably Nevermore’s most controversial effort, mainly due to the muddy production by Kelly Gray (Queensryche). At the time the band had many struggles with their record company, which shines through in the material of this album. Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading

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