Oct 252017

In a brand new interview with music writer Joel Gausten, Michael Sweet addressed Tim Gaines‘s departure from Stryper and revealed plans for a new documentary which will cover the band’s entire career.

Sweet says that “Prior to the band parting ways with Tim Gaines, things were going terrible. It was a nightmare, to be honest.”

The musician’s exit from Stryper has been rumored for months, ever since guitarist Oz Fox revealed that Tim was going through a divorce, forcing the group to take a hiatus and possibly consider a future without the bassist. Continue reading »

Aug 142017

Wind Rose hails from Italy and plays folk/power metal band (their sound is also described as dwarven metal – And indeed the dwarfs of The Hobbit are a great inspiration for Wind Rose. Having toured with bands like Wintersun, Eluveitie and Ensiferum. Their third album “Stonehymn” is released on May 26th in Europe and North America via Inner Wound Recordings, an album filled by the epic, powerful and folk inspired brand of power metal the band is known for.

Recently they played at Masters Of Rock (CZ), Bloodstock Open Air (UK) & in November they will enter the stage of Brainstorm Fest here in The Netherlands.

Following below is an interview with guitarist Claudio Falconcini.

TMR: Hello Claudio this is The Metal Resource from Holland, how are things going there in Italy?

Hello everyone it’s nice to be here answering your questions! Continue reading »

Jul 062017

Stryper will enter the studio this fall to begin work on in its new album for an early 2018 release. Frontman Michael Sweet told Good Company in a new interview about the band’s planned follow-up to 2015’s “Fallen” (see video below): “We’re gonna start recording a new album in October — we start pre-production — and we’ll probably be done by before Christmas time, at the latest just after Christmas. It will come out — if I had to guess — probably around April.”

Asked if he feels any pressure having to come up with an album’s worth of material in such a short period of time, Sweet said: “I do, but I don’t [start writing well ahead of time], actually. I procrastinate a lot. So if I’m traveling and I’m busy doing other things, I’ll put off [until] two, three weeks before the album writing the album. I’ve done that on the last three albums — ‘No More Hell To Pay’ [2013], ‘Fallen’ and [2016 solo disc] ‘One Sided War’. Those were all written just a few weeks before recording. It’s not the way I like to do things, it’s not the way things should be done, but I seem to be — for whatever reason — in that mindset. And hopefully for this new Stryper album, I can break that. I wanna start writing in July, ’cause I’m gonna have some time to do that, and try to come up with a good number of ideas long before we start recording them.” Continue reading »

Jul 052017

Nuclear Blast UK went to visit Cellar Darling in the beautiful Swiss mountains… Check out the video interview in 2 parts below.

Cellar Darling, the new band featuring former Eluveitie members Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars, bass). Their debut album “This Is The Sound” was released on June 30 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at New Sound Studio with producer Tommy Vetterli (Coroner/Eluveitie).

When asked about the biggest challenges facing Cellar Darling since the band’s conception, Anna told AAA Backstage: “There haven’t really been many, as everything kind of fell into place and happened naturally. For us, writing the album was actually quite an easy task because we had so many ideas and so much output. But, of course, there were struggles within the realm of real life. Financially, we obviously weren’t having a great time since we lost our main job in Eluveitie and thus didn’t have any money. Merlin‘s living at the rehearsal room at the moment and I’m also forced to leave my apartment, so everything is a bit chaotic. We’re trying to get our real lives back on track, but creative things are so great and that’s more important so I would say we’re facing the challenges we have very well.” Continue reading »

Jul 052017

Final Decree is a Heavy/Thrash Metal band founded by guitarist Glenn Rogers. In the Fall of 2016 Glenn gathered together some friends who are the core of a new band. Glenn Rogers is best known guitarist for such metal veterans such as Primal, Heretic, Hirax, Steel Vengeance, Deliverance,Vengeance Rising, Die Happy brings you his newest project to life Final Decree. Based at Garden Grove, CA Final Decree are reigniting the heavy/thrash metal sounds brought to you Vengeance Rising all those years ago. Recently we did an interview with Glenn, he speaks about his musical career, his new band (Final Decree), the upcoming debut album and much more.

TMR: Hello Glenn this is The Metal Resource from Holland, how are things going there in Garden Grove, CA?

Glenn: I’ve been busy working on things with this band. It’s been a little crazy trying to nail down a steady line up. Continue reading »