ADRIENNE COWAN (SEVEN SPIRES)

“I would meditate before shows and these are the sort of things I would use to ground myself — just try to feel the earth beneath my feet, the endless possibilities above me.

By: Kira L. Schlechter

DEJANA GARČEVIĆ (CLAYMOREAN)

“When Vlad first heard me singing (with my old band) 10 years ago, he told me my singing style reminded him of David DeFeis, haha.

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven

NETTA LAURENNE & NOORA LOUHIMO (LAURENNE/LOUHIMO)

“She likes the same kind of music as I do, she’s got the same kind of idols that I do – we were like the lost soul sisters and we found each other.

By: Kira L. Schlechter

LIZ (AETERNITAS)

“The best reaction from the fans for me would be if they would accept my invitation to come into my world and of course if we could go freak out together.

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven

BAŞAK YLVA (DREAM OCEAN)

“We only had a one year contract with Painted Bass Records and we ended it properly and friendly with them. They were quite happy with us and wanted to continue…

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven

DAVINIA ‘DIVI’ CANO & GLENN CANO (ANGELWINGS)

Divi: “Mythology is a subject that never seems to bore me and it opened my eyes to so many possibilities.

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven

LISA HEALY (DEMON INCARNATE)

The fact that Metalville is a german label didn’t play a role in our decision. We were in very good contact with them and it just felt right.

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven

SONIA ANUBIS (CRYPTA)

Death metal came very natural for us. We all have very varied taste and certainly in death metal there is many death sub-genres that we love..

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven

HELENA IREN MICHAELSEN (IMPERIA)

“…I must say that I wouldn’t change a thing on “The Last Horizon”. It came out exactly as we wanted it to be and it captures perfectly the band’s identity and who we are at this moment.

By: Dimitris Kazantzis

ROSSELLA MOSCATELLO (FALSE MEMORIES)

Usually I don’t write love songs, it’s not my cup of tea, but I think that I can express love in different ways…

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven

CARLA DOMINGUES (NO ONE SPOKE)

I like to experiment different vocals and sounds, so I try to explore more how the lyrics are communicating through different ways of singing.

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven

GENEVIEVE RODDA (TEMTRIS)

Hopefully international borders can open again soon and TEMTRIS can finally play some festivals overseas.

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven

ASAMI (LOVEBITES)

We, LOVEBITES, have been influenced by European power metal… and we believe that the gap created by a small Japanese woman playing European type power metal is one of our weapons.

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven

PIA ISAKSEN (SUPERLYNX)

I think more of the new songs consist of fewer different riffs and are dwelling more on the different parts, and we also had an even bigger focus on dynamics and feeling than before.

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven

MARCELA BOVIO (DARK HORSE | WHITE HORSE)

It’s a difficult combination of very loud, technical music with very melodic vocals. I think most people are used to hearing screams/grunts with this style of music and that’s why… it is so unique.

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven

DANAE KOMODROMOU (SCARLET DESIRE / VENGEANT)

Regarding metal, it didn’t really take too much effort to find the appropriate people to work with. But in classical music, things work differently.

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven

RAQUEL SUBTIL (SECRET CHORD)

The whole album allowed me to explore all of my vocal abilities and this one was no exception, as it reminds me of a slightly different record.

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven

ZORA COCK (BLACKBRIAR)

If people like our previous EP’s, they will definitely like our new album. It’s a continuation of that, but deeper and better!

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven

SIMONE SIMONS (EPICA)

It’s our eighth album, and the eight is actually also kind of a special number, because if you put it to the side, it turns into the infinity symbol.

By: Camilla Strand

ELINE & ASTRID (INHUMAN)

We needed something short and catchy to accurately describe our sound; the heavy aspect of the tight riffs and the furious drums and the larger-than-life feel of the orchestrations.

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven

LIV KRISTINE (COLDBOUND)

I am feeling blessed at this moment. COLDBOUND is a blessing, I have to say. Pauli and Meiju are wonderful, like a soul family, there’s a deep understanding and passion between us.

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven

ALINA GAVRILENKO (EVERDAWN)

Many people in the metal scene know me as a Snowmaiden, as it is a moniker under which I perform as a solo artist. It is a nickname and persona I’ve embraced.

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven

EMMANUELLE ZOLDAN (SIRENIA)

Yes, we took a new direction on this album, we wanted to bring a more modern and fresh sound to the songs but without never losing our identity.

By: Dimitris Kazantzis

JUSTINE DAAÉ (ELYOSE)

Big communication problems that lead to isolation, conflicts and hate… Everyone loses when we’re afraid to communicate because of the fear of judgement.

By: Henk van Nieuwenhoven