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Blind Guardian: No ice or cola!
After 4 and a half year it is time for a new opus from Blind Guardian named Beyond the Red Mirror - read the review here . We talked with Marcus Siepen (guitar) about new elements, money and the best Blind Guardian songs ever. And there is also something important to know about whisky ... >> more/mehr

Bloodred Hourglass: Live like Kings, Die Like Heroes
Bloodred Hourglass - a quintet ”formerly known as BRHG” from Mikkeli, Finland, formed in 2005; after a few self-released demos, e.g. “Deviant Grace”, their debut album “Lifebound” was released in April 2012 via Spinefarm Records ( review here ). That´s pretty much the complete official band biography…But because this CD, their groovy mixture of Thrash and Melodic Metal as well as their live performance captivated the STALKER crew, we just had to find out more – and vocalist Jarkko Koukonen faced the challenge to answer our questions… >> more/mehr

Borknagar: It´s just how we sound
Borknagar are in a Black Metal band class of their own. They will surely prove this once more with their new album “Urd” which was released now. So this was a good occasion to do a short interview with guitarist Jens F. Ryland. >> more/mehr

Bourbon Flame - Kick Ass Rock made in Bergen!
Bourbon Flame, what a great name for a sleaze rock band, is a quartet of relatively well-known musicians who formed their band seven years ago. Seven long years with the output of only one demo in 2003. That was it so far, as the band members have been quite busy with their other bands and various projects. It seems to be a kind of sport for Norwegian musicians to be in at least 4 bands with several ongoing projects. This explains their really long warm-up till their first long record “Bourbon Flame” was finally released. Nevertheless, in Norway the band is already relatively established, at least in the Bergen-music-scene, as if they seem to have studio-phobia, they have played a lot of concerts in Norway. Now the time is right to wave their flag outside their home country. STALKER talked to their singer Janto Garmanslund… >> more/mehr

Boysetsfire - a two-man-comedy-show
Chad Ivestan (guitar) and Nathan Gray (vocals) tell us why there’s no porn in the tour bus and who really killed Kennedy.

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Axemaster: Overture for more to come
One of those bands with a long history: Axemaster was formed in 1985, rocking the scene with classic >> more/mehr
Fresh Act July / August
When living in Finland, it is difficult to ignore the simple fact that this country is the world´s number >> more/mehr
Tuska Open Air 2015
Just when it seemed certain that the summer of 2015 was a hopeless case, along came Tuska and brought the good weather with ... more/mehr 2015-07-07
CD: Powerwolf
Two years after their no 1 hit album “Preachers of the Night” (at least in Germany), Powerwolf release their new album “Blessed ... more/mehr 2015-08-03
CONCERT: Faith No More
The comeback of the legendary crossover band Faith No More was one of the remarkable recent news on music heaven. ... more/mehr 2015-06-24
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