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Interview: ELUVEITIE

Posteado en Inicio el 19 d-03:00 January d-03:00 2020 por RISE!

Eluveitie, Lacuna Coil and Infected Rain joined forces for a European tour by the end of 2019. One of their last stops was Oslo, so some hours before the show, we met their vocalist Fabienne Erni, who joined the band in 2017 and already recorded two albums with them, “Evocation II – Pantheon” (2017) and the recently released “Ategnatos” (2019). We discussed all things Eluveitie but also her other projects, her past, childhood, dreams and a lot more!

 

RISE!: – I guess you haven’t been in such a long tour before. How are you dealing with the life on the road?

Fabienne Erni: It’s going really, really well. I mean, now we’re actually on our fourth last show and I had my ups and downs, you know? I was a bit scared like “ok, it’s gonna be winter, so am I going to catch a cold?”, and then if I would, how do I cope with it when I have to sing everyday, and all of that. But it went really well, I was just a little bit sick, but still it was fine and now for me the tour could go on for two weeks or so, I have energy and I really enjoy it, specially being here in the north. I’m a huge Scandinavian fan and I took a walk today, the sun was out and it was just so good! (laughs)

R!: – You were lucky actually because the sun hasn’t been out in a long time before today (laughs).

FE: Really?! We were so lucky then, I think we had like two hours of sun now, and we took a walk, went to the sea, the castle thing and the Christmas market of course. This is what gives me energy too, just taking these walks, see different cities, catching some sun because otherwise when you sit in the club all day long, that doesn’t work. So we’re really having a good time and I’m gonna be a bit sad because it’s gonna be over and it will be a huge change because you’re surrounded by so many people all the time and at home you’re just alone again or with your family or friends, and that’s it.
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HØSTSABBAT 2019 – PREVIEW

Posteado en Inicio el 23 d-03:00 March d-03:00 2019 por RISE!

Right from the underground music scene of Oslo, Norway, Høstsabbat emerged in 2013 and it has slowly developed to become one of the most important scandinavian festivals for fans of genres such as Doom, Stoner, Psychedelic, Prog and Space Rock. This festival has a unique atmosphere, not only because it reunites some of the best underground bands from the aforementioned scenes, but because it’s being held in a church (!). Yes, once again on this year’s edition, the Kulturkirken Jakob church located in the Grünerløkka area in Oslo will be visited by both local and international audiences who will be able to experience something different and not a traditional open-air festival.
In 2019, Høstsabbat will showcase the best of the current underground scene in three different stages: the main one called The Chapel which is located in the church room, The Crypt which is a smaller club in the basement with a limited capacity of 120 people and Verkstedet, a venue and a bar located across the street from the church with a capacity of 140 people. This one will be used for Norwegian bands only.
There will also be bars and lots of merchandising, so get ready!

 

Høstsabbat 2019 will be held on October 4th and 5th and these are the confirmed bands so far:

UFOMAMMUT
BELZEBONG
THE DEVIL AND THE ALMIGHTY BLUES
BLACK PYRAMID
SKRAECKOEDLAN
HEXVESSEL
PAPIR
SUMA
LLNN
YURI GAGARIN
DUNBARROW
SLABDRAGGER
ACARASH
SUNNATA
GOLDEN CORE
BARREN WOMB
SUPERLYNX
YATRA
MAGMAKAMMER
ASTROSAUR
SUBNOIR
KANAAN
STUCK IN MOTION
ORSAK:OSLO

 

 

You can find more information HERE

 

 

 

 

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Concert Reviews: MICHALE GRAVES at John Dee (Oslo, Norway)

Posteado en Inicio el 23 d-03:00 March d-03:00 2019 por RISE!

MICHALE GRAVES at John Dee (Oslo, Norway)

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

by Jorge Patacas

 

Michael Emanuel, better known by his stage name Michale Graves, managed to make a name for himself worldwide after joining the legendary Misfits in 1995 when he was only twenty years old. Although his time as vocalist for the New Jersey band finished in 2000, his presence revitalized the band at the time with two studio albums, “American Psycho” (1997) and “Famous Monsters” (1999), which became classics, in addition to the live album “Evillive II” (1998). After that, Graves was involved in different projects including a recent collaboration with the legendary Marky Ramone, as well as releasing solo material.

In this long tour that Graves and his band are doing across the European continent, the vocalist presents some tracks from his solo career as part of the setlist, but the focus is on Misfits, so it was a great opportunity to witness again or see these songs live for the first time, depending on the case. There were people of all ages, from old school fans who are already in their fifties to those who are just turning 20, including some with classic punk aesthetics, but also several guys with metal t-shirts, especially of Black Metal bands.
There were no opening bands on this occasion, so the lights went out around 20:30, and the musicians began to appear on stage, Graves being the last to appear with his traditional make up which was consistent to what would be the performance of that night. They started with “Bedlam” from his album of the same name released in 2016, followed by the Misfits classic, “American Psycho”, with its heavy riffs and catchy chorus that made everyone vibrate.
At one point, there was a flaw in the Graves microphone after he threw the support, so while looking for another, the vocalist began playing with the audience and the band made jokes about the issue, perfectly mastering an unexpected situation. From there, the general atmosphere improved substantially in terms of audience response and also when it comes to the band, especially Graves himself was much more into the show after this technical issue. Later he referred to the weariness of the tour indicating that this was the show number 57, but despite that, he gave it all, and the energy displayed in songs like “Saturday Night”, “Shining” or “Descending Angel” caused a great ovation.
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Interview: CADAVER

Posteado en Inicio el 24 d-03:00 February d-03:00 2019 por RISE!

The legendary Norwegian Death Metal band, Cadaver, is back. This time, the mastermind Anders Odden, also known as Neddo, decided to do everything by himself and the band is currently working on a new studio album, so it was a perfect time to interview him. The multi-instrumentalist also plays in Satyricon, Order, Magenta (with his wife Vilde) and has been part of Celtic Frost and Apoptygma Berzerk, just to name a few. He is also a key figure in the Norwegian Black Metal history, since he was there from the beginning, been in the so-called “Mayhem house” a few times and was a friend of Euronymous, so he has a lot to say about this topic too. Enjoy!

 

RISE!: – You’re currently working on a long-awaited Cadaver album, why do you feel it’s the right time to do it?

Anders Odden: Because I just had so many ideas to make new music for Cadaver. Since 2012 I’ve been recording demos. I felt that it was unfinished in the past. I had good lineups before but there’s always been some problems, like in any band. So now I’ve decided not to rely on others but to do it for myself. When I decided that, it came very natural because this is my long-term project that I had since I was 15-16 years old. Maybe I realized this is the kind of stuff that works best where I can be creative and feel like I have something to say where people can pay attention to it as well, so I decided to do it as Cadaver. It would be wrong to call it solo project because it’s not really only me, there are others who help me out, but I’m doing basically all the vocals for the first time, which I also did somehow in the past making demos. That’s one of the things that happen when you get older, you get more confident on what you want, so it’s better to start doing it now than to start ten years from now because I would be too old maybe.

R!: – So what are the challenges you have to face by working this way?

AO: First of all, I thought I would have big challenges or figuring out how to make my voice function within the Cadaver frame. But that was much easier than I thought. I had a lot of experience singing live since 2007 with a project which was called Karaoke From Hell, which is a live band that invites people to the stage to sing classic metal and rock songs, so when I did that I had to sing a lot of songs too to get people in the mood when nobody wants to go on stage. I was doing Motorhead stuff and even Kiss, you know, all kinds of styles live. I didn’t do full concerts but maybe five or six songs. Somehow I developed certain style or certain way of doing things, but when I was translating that into Death Metal it was just about figuring out how to do it in a way that I can listen to it without thinking it’s me. So when I discovered how to do that, it was fine, I just can listen to that as if it’s music, so that’s the trick for me really, that solved a lot of problems.
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