Album Reviews: ASTRA – “Oathkeeper – Part 1”

ASTRA “Oathkeeper – Part 1” (Eufonia Records) by Jorge Patacas Astra is a new two-man project based in Oslo, Norway. As the story goes, the multi-instrumentalist Sondre Ramstad Paulsen started to work on his own songs while he was still a teenager back in 2012 after not being accepted into the music school and being told he wasn’t good enough for his friends band, which, ironically, included the other current member of Astra, his childhood friend William Strengelsund. They both reunited in 2016 and ended up working together as a…

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Interview: ELUVEITIE

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…

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HØSTSABBAT 2019 – PREVIEW

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…

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

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”…

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Interview: CADAVER

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…

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