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

2020 INTERVIEWS

Madeleine Liljestam (ELEINE)
Elina Siirala & Alexander Krull (LEAVES’ EYES)
Cammie Gilbert (OCEANS OF SLUMBER)
Brittney Slayes (UNLEASH THE ARCHERS)
Heidi Parviainen (DARK SARAH)
& more…