Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Metal Machine/Free Nation/Dream Records/2014 CD Review


  Metal  Machine  are  a  musical  project from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  pure  and  traditional  form  of  heavy  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "Free  Nation"  which  will  be  released  on  October  24th  by  Dream  Records.

  Melodic  high  pitched  Rob  Halford  style  vocals  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier musical  direction  along  with  some  guitar  solos  and  leads  and  the  music  is  very  close  to  the musical  style  you  can  hear  on  Judas  Priest's  "Painkiller"  or  Halford's  earlier  solos  material  while  the  band  update  it  a  bit  by  adding  in  elements  of  power,  thrash  and  speed  metal.  

  Spoken  word  parts  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of t he  recording  along  with  some  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  on  some  of  the  later  tracks  the  band  also  brings  in  more  of  a  hard  rock  approach  to  heavy  metal  while  also  doing  it  in  a  more  modern  day  fashion.

  As  the  album  progresses  clean  playing  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  along  with  a  brief  power  ballad  while  the main  focus  remains  on  a  hard  and  heavy  style  of  metal  and  on  the  5th  track  you  can  hear  a  little  bit  of  early  Alice  in  Chains  in  the  bands  musical  style  but  done  in  a  more  true  metal  fashion  while  the rest  of  the  album  goes  back  to  more  of  a  power/heavy  metal  direction.

  Metal  Machine  plays  a  style  of  heavy  metal  that  is  very  close  to  Judas  priest  in  sound  but  more  up  to  date  and  the  song s are  a  perfect  tribute  to  the  legends  of  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  war,  heavy  metal,  and  occult  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Metal  Machine  are  a  very  great  sounding  heavy  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Skull  And  Bones"  "Morning  Star"  "Lord  Of  War"  and  "Free  nation".  8/5  out  of  10.              

          

Anatomy Of Habit/Ciphers + Axioms/Relapse Records/2014 CD Review


  Anatomy  Of  Habit  are  a  band  from  Chicago,  Illinois  that  plays  a  mixture  of  post  metal,  doom  and  noise  rock  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "Ciphers  +  Axioms"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Relapse  Records.

  A  very  slow,  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  melodic  gothic/death  rock  vocals  and  you  can  also  hear  elements of  post  punk  in  the  guitar  leads  and  after  a  couple  of  minutes  the  music  starts  to  get  heavier  along  with  some  industrial,  sludge  and  doom  metal  traces  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  You  can  hear  a  lot  of  dark  sounding  melodies  in  the  bands  musical  sound  along  with  a  good  mixture  of  both  clean  and  heavy  parts  and  as  the  album  progresses  the  band  starts  adding  in  more  harsh  sounding  screams  while  also  keeping  around  the  melodic  vocals,  both  of  the  tracks  are  20 minutes  in  length  and  also  bring  in  influences  from  a  variety  of  many  different  musical  genres  and  you  can  hear  some  shoegaze  in  the  lighter  sections  of  the  bands  musical  style  and  towards  the  end  of  the  recording  drones  are  added  into  the  music.

  Anatomy  Of  habit  creates  a  very  original  style  of  music  that  takes  the  heaviness  of  doom  metal,  sludge,  hardcore  and  noise  rock  and  mixes it  with the  melodies  of  post  punk,  goth,  death  rock  and  shoegaze  to  create  2  very  dark,  long  and  epic  songs  that  defy  categorization,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  poetic  themes        

  In  my  opinion  Anatomy  Of  Habit  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  post  metal,  doom  and  noise  rock  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Then  Window".  8  out  of  10.    

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Anguish Interview


1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?



After the recording we decided to take a break until the release, mostly because me (Christoffer) and Rasmus had some upcoming gigs with our other band and we also needed to plan the upcoming releases. Anguish also got a new rehearsal place after our last trip to the studio, and we haven't really  got all the equipment we need yet to the new place.



2.You have a new album coming out in November, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?



I would say that we have more Death and Black Metal influences on the new record, we also did experiment more with synthesizers this time. The vocals are more akin to a black/death metal band than on the first full-length, but i think you could hear that progress from our split with Below, the track Anvil of Worlds.



3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?



It's more or less the same theme as in Through the Archdemons Head, it's like a sequel. But if you haven't really understood what Anguish's lyrical themes are about, it gathers around Dark Fantasy and Cosmic philosophy.



4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Anguish'?



David came up with the name Anguish and from the beginning Anguish had some really sad and depressive lyrics, which is why the name Anguish was perfect. And  when the years passed we leaned towards a more angry and aggressive sound. But the Anguish will always appear itself within the melancholic harmony of the guitars.



5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?



The best performance in my opinion was the first gig, our vocalist J.dee were dressed as a reaper, with a scythe in his hand and with a dead fox around his neck while he was drenched in blood.



6.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?



No, we haven't got any plans for gigs yet,  that is for the future to decide.



7.Over the years you have been a part of a couple of splits, what are your thoughts on the other bands that had participated on these recordings?



Well we never would have accepted the splits unless we didn't like the bands



8.Your last few released came out on Dark Descent Records a label more known for black and death metal, where do you feel you stand among  the other bands that are also signed to the same label?



We fit in well in my opinon, since we aren't traditional doom metal in that sense, we have alot of extreme influences.





9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of doom metal?



I think we have atleast as much Death metal as Doom metal fans, which is why we fit with Dark Descent, but the feedback has been great, Matt from Dark Descent has really been good when it comes to promotion.



10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?



Well it's hard to tell what the futures holds. For now we only compose songs according to the current influences we have, who knows what the influences will be in the future?



11.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?



David nor J.Dee has any real active bands besides Anguish. Me and Rasmus are playing in a band called Acolytes of Moros, a Doom metal band that gets inspiration from the Finnish Doom metal scene. I handle the vocals and bass and Rasmus play the drums. We have a couple of upcoming gigs in Finland with Horse Latitudes, Caskets Open and Garden of Worm. We also plan to record a full-length album during the next year. A split with Church of Void is also recorded and awaits release.



12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?



Our new music get's inspiration from bands like Mayhem, Autopsy, Asphyx but still with foundation of Candlemass.

I would say that each member as their own taste. We have the same musical taste in way, and totally different in others. I myself enjoy Goth rock, Nordic folk music, Ambient to name few non-metal genres.



13.What are some of your non musical interests?



Occultism, Esoteric explodrations and Nature are some of our common non-musical interests.



14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?



Thank you for this interview! Siugnah will be watching!

www.darkdescentrecords.com

Palace Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of your last album - Dreamevilizer?

After the release of `Dreamevilizer` in Sep. 2011 we were on a Europeen tour with PRIMAL FEAR and BRAINSTORM in the beginning of 2012.
19 shows in 10 different countries – what a journey, but it was worth it. We found a lot of new fans and friends.
And we went on playing club shows and festivals in 2012-2013.
This was the same year we found our recent bassman Tom Meyer. The best what could happen to us. Not only a brilliant musician, also a good friend.

2. Recently you have released a new album: `The 7th Steel`, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

‘The 7th Steel’ is the first album we worked together with our producer Gerhard `Gerassi’ Magin from the very beginning. This means he was also involved in the arrangement of the songs. At least he has given us this incredible sound that combines both – modern sound with traditional 80s play alike.

3.Some of the band members have experience playing this style of metal as far back as 1980, what are your thoughts on the way metal has evolved over the years?
For us it never really changes …
We realized very early, that it makes no sense for us to stay on the ball to be popular.
Like in the end 80s/early 90s Guns n’ Roses e.g. were very popular with their LA-Rock.
Then we got this ‘Seattle’ period in the 90s. A very hard time for true metal.
Then new metal came up…
At least we must say, traditional true metal always comes back.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
Our lyrics contain many topics.
"Bloodshed of Gods" has a historical background, which is to be read in the ancient Indian scriptures.
Even religions and God be questioned.
Songs about riots and revolution as with "Under New flag" should not be missed.
"Teutonic Hearts" tells the story of a German patriotic soul.
The theme of justice were packed in the songs "Iron Horde" and "Holy Black Rider".

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Palace'?
We have founded PALACE in 1990. We were looking for a name that was unique, only one word and has no analogy to any other name. Something like QUEEN – and the Queen lives in a Palace…

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Every show w play has something special. Ok, the first time supporting bigger acts like U.D.O. or Grave Digger was a little more special.
… and one show to mention on our tour in 2012. It was a sold out club in Sofia.
Before we started our show the people start clapping their hands and were shouting PALACE, PALACE, PALACE, …. That’s the point where we got goose bumps and don’t stop smiling the hole show.
On stage you could say: Once let them off the leash! We like the stage, the audience, the atmosphere. And we try to give this energy and enthusiasm to the crowd.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?

We are planning to do another tour in the beginning of 2015, but nothing finalized.
We will keep you informed.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of heavy metal?
Especially the new album ‘The 7th Steel’ we got incredible feedback and reviews.
We think 'The 7th Steel' is our best album so far.

9.Are any of the band members involved with any other musical projects these days?
No, we concentrate fully on PALACE!

10.Where do you see the band heading musically during the future?

We never think about a special style, we just play. So, we would continue with what we can do best: Teutonic Metal!

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
There is still a big influence from our own youth, when we were listening to Accept, Judas Priest, Running wild, Saxon etc.
Today we also listen to bands like In Flames, Arch Enemy, Powerwolf or Children of Bodom or Within Temptation.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Metal! That’s our life – no time for other interests.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Yes, always stay true to yourself. Metal is a big family and we are proud to be part of it.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Axe Crazy interview


1. For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

So, Axe Crazy was formed in 2010 i polish town Lędziny. As you know we chose it’s name from a Jaguar’s song. We play traditional heavy metal so we are associated with the movement called NWOTHM. The Axe Crazy line up is: Michael Skotnicki – vocal, Robson Bigos – guitar, Andrzej Heczko – drums,  Kamil Pieściuk – bass, Adrian Bigos – guitar.

2. In April you had released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

Our music is inspired by classic heavy metal from the 80s, so we tried to also sonically refer to this period and get the typical oldschool, and it worked out what we can hear on the EP. But it was our first time in a professional studio J

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

We have a special theme for the lyrics, we write about what we are captured and just come to mind, but rather they are not lyrics about love ha ha J The inspiration sometimes is life itself, sometimes theme of fantasy or sci-fi.

 4. I know that the band name came from Jaguar song, how does this name fit in with your musical style?

Our style is rather classic heavy metal, but fairly fast, with high tempos, just like for example Jaguar’s "Axe Crazy", so we thought the name would fit us well. By the way, we're a little crazy, so everything integrates haha J

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

We did have some cool concerts, the best are always the ones where is a lot of people and hot fun under the stage. One of the best was definitely our performance in the Mega Club in Katowice, was perhaps the most professional in terms of the entire luminaire and the club where we were not once near the stage at concerts of the world's top hard rock and heavy metal bands, so play there was a real honor for us. Our stage performance as the music itself also refers to the best times of metal, so it is important to “fire” and movement on stage, appearance of the band and all concert design and effects like lights, smoke, etc.. Obviously we aren’t a band of world-class and we have a limited budget, but we try to do everything to make our concerts even in the slightest resemble the best metal performances.

6. Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

We play concerts as often as possible, and of course we plan them as much as possible, but for now they are rather performances in the vicinity of your place of residence. We'd love to play concerts in Europe or even around the world, go on tour with a band as a support, but this unfortunately need the support from the label or concert agencies.

7. Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

 Actually we signed a contract for the release of our EP “Angry Machines” on vinyl.

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of metal?

 It seems to us that the EP collects pretty good reviews and we guess the fans of classic metal like it, at least in most cases. Several record labels also interested in us, so we guess it's not bad :)

9. When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

 Now we working on material for a full length album, the work goes quite well and in the spring we want to again enter the studio and record a full CD. We will stay with our style, which is the classic heavy metal.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Like we said, our inspirations begin at the hard rock of the 70 and end on heavy / power metal of the 80's and 90's. Bands that inspire us are Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Helloween, Blind Guardian, Kiss, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, and hundreds of other classics metal bands. Currently we listen music from the 70s and 80s, but also many new bands inspired by those times, that is belonging to NWOTHM.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Each of us has different interests, but we all like girls, party, sports, automotive and porn movies from the 80s hahaha :)

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thank you very much for this interview and interest in our music! Greetings to all fans of heavy metal and pretty girls ha ha ha :) Of course invite to our shows and on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/axecrazyband), where you will find informations about our concerts and through which you can order our EP.
STAY CRAZY!
\ m /







Team Data Amplifier Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
1. Team Data Amplifier for now is a studio project but I hope to turn it into a live show in time. It actually started as an idea between myself and Andy DeVries a video editor buddy of mine from back in high school. The idea at first was to take ideas that I wrote and he would create video to accompany and visa versa. That is where the idea for the whole Blade Runner theme came from. I have a whole video clip that extends the entire EP. I guess its for the die hard Sci FI nuts like me. After I had written the entire Ep I showed it to Brad Hawes another friend of mine who plays drums on the album. He plays in a bunch of groups off and on including, The Projection People, Butt Funnel, and his main focus is his electronic project Echo Island. He had asked me to master "Hinerval" the new Echo Island full length and that is where Replicant Eyes came up. I sent it to him and like 5 minutes later he signed on to play drums. Up until that point I wasnt really planning to release the EP with a live recording. It was more just something for me to work on creatively but after that the idea of really spending some time recording it seemed more possible.
 Next I asked Dan Eichman who used to play with a group called The Abominable No Men that I recorded a few albums for to play bass. I really loved his playing, very tasteful and solid. Somehow he just seemed to pick the right notes every time.
   Shawn Conrad, the guitarist from a previous band I was in called Take me Tick Tock joined up. That was kind of what I had in mind from the get go. Shawn has a really unique and expressive playing style that he had really developed over the years I had been playing with him. I actually wrote his parts with him in mind, kind of mimicking his playing style. I think he really enjoyed recording those parts, they were tailored for him and he just took the ideas and pushed them 1000%.
 Lastly I asked a super old friend of mine Mike Braeckevelt to join. I used to pay music with him almost 10 years ago and I always missed the way he played. He lives about 3 hours away so I did not think to ask him right off the bat but then I realized with a studio project the distance doesnt play as big of a factor. Its exciting though there is a chance he is going to move to Madison in the spring to attend The Madison Media Institute. I went to that school to learn recording and I work there as an instructor as well as work as a recording engineer at The Blast House where I tracked the EP.

2.Recently you have released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
2. The album for me was an effort to make a continuous idea that while pushed different genres kept true to a solid theme. As far as the specific sonic quality I was really just trying to go for a clean sound without having to rely on processing after the fact. I think because of the way the album was written on a computer piece by piece it has a mechanical quality to it. Not that its a bad thing and lots of albums I love have that feel but for the next album I would like to go for a more organic/natural vibe. Its funny you mention a 90s sound. That is pretty unintentional. That is just the music I grew up on so I guess it kind of bled through.

3.The lyrics are based on the movie 'Blade Runner', can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this film?
3. For about 6 months when I was around 13 my brothers and sister moved to Louisiana to live with my father while my mother was stationed in Italy for a short term. There was a movie store called slick Sams that you could rent old movies 5 bucks for 5 movies. If I remember right the lunch was like 2.50 at the high school I attended so twice a week I would skip lunch so I could rent movies. It was in one of those batches that I rented blade runner. I remember wanting to see it because the back of the box of Akira a classic anime that pretty much got me into anime said “Makes Blade Runner look like Disney Land.” I read that more as inspired by BladeRunner. After watching it the first time my mind was blown. This was also the theatrical release that had Harrison Fords narration
that he really didn’t want to do and rushed through so it had an extra layer of cheese factor. Since then I have probably watched BladeRunner once a year. I had just watched it again last year and for some reason it had struck a deeper chord. Before it had just been a really cool Sci Fi but this time the themes of Fear, uncertainty of identity, and manipulation really stuck out. This is the backbone of Replicant Eyes. In many ways those same themes parallel issues I see in my life so it’s not entirely written specifically about Blade runner, more of a jumping off point. In all Blade Runner is just a great movie and the visual Fx is amazing especially for its time. The soundtrack is killer too. I do remember when I first saw it thinking it was just like an anime in film version. More like the anime I had been watching had already used Blade Runner as inspiration

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Team Data Amplifier'?

Team Data Amplifier is an uber-literal name: It’s a “Team,” because the group  extends beyond the band members to include visual artists and promotion professionals. “Data Amplifier” means taking information and ideas as far as they can go. So Team Data Amplifier is a collective of people pushing artistic ideas to the extreme.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
5. We havent played any shows yet.

6.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
6. We are working on new music now. The goal is to make the next project a collaberation. I have been super busy so when I find time I write ideas rather than full songs. I would like to push the music further into the realm of Prog. Not so much the music style but to abandon typical song structure. I would also like the next album to more dynamic and spacious.

7.What are some of your non musical interests?
7. I really like video games when I have some free time. Right now I am playing Dark Souls 2 its really good. 

Adrian Weiss Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with your solos project these days?

I released my second full length solo album this July and have been promoting it since through print and online magazines. In September I released the first video clip of the song Camel´s Dance and the second video clip (Song: Awkward Silence) will be released this coming Sunday. I also have some concerts scheduled where I will be playing material from my solo albums. The official release concert will take place on Fr., Dec. 5th 2014 at the Pitcher in Düsseldorf, Germany. I am very honored to present
The Christian-Münzner-Band as well that night.

2. In July you had released your second solo album. How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

The new album is quite a bit heavier and has more Rock and metal in it than my debut BIG TIME which was much more world music oriented with lots of acoustic arrangements. What both albums have in common is the melody orientation, although the new album also has quite a few riffs that drive the songs as well.

3. All  of your solos work so far has been instrumental, are you open to using any vocals on future releases?

Yes, I am planning also to work with vocalists on my next album. But half the songs I want to keep instrumental, taking turns with the vocal songs. I don´t think that concept has been followed by too many players so far. The idea is to feature different singers I got to know during my 20 years in the music scene.

4. What are some of the concepts and images you bring out with your music?

The concepts of the songs are basically tied to simple situations or feelings, not to any complex plots. For instance “Instant Relief” just describes what I think I hear in the song: Tension or pain, relief and maybe euphoria. The term of the song title as such actually was inspired by a tv add for a headache pill.
On my first album the titles and associations were more positive…”Summer Drive”, “Bright Awakening” etc.

5. Do you feel that working solo gives you a little bit more room to being creative than with a full band?

Yes - and also things can go a lot faster than when working with a band where everyone has a say and gives input. Plus in a band you are always depending on other people. Working alone there is never the excuse of having to wait for someone else. I only get done what I do myself.
And it can be very liberating to follow your own personal musical visions without having other people interfering. So I truly enjoy working on my stuff alone. And I have many years of band experience, so I know the difference.

6. On the new album you had a few quests, can you tell us a little bit more about them and their contributions to the recording?

Well, next to my steady line up (Lars Zeher on drums and Marcel Willnat on bass) there is Demian Heuke, an old friend from my home town who just recently released his first album “Treumal” by the way. He contributed 5 really cool solos on Easy Game. I also want to mention former Necrophagist and Obscura guitarist Christian Münzner who also has released two solo albums entitled Timewarp and Beyond The Wall Of Sleep. As I mentioned above I will be playing live with him on December 5th.
Also Jens Basten from my new heavy metal band Gloryful as well as former Gloryful guitarist Vito Papotto are featured with solos on “Offbeat Frankenstine”.
I also want to mention GUT-guitarist Thorsten Praest, a great jazz and fusion player from my home town Düsseldorf as well as mf-C, Jens Schäfer, Tim Schulte and Mischa Blum who are all featured guest musicians I got to know during my years in the scene.

7.Are you open to working with a label on your solos stuff or do you prefer the self released approach?

I would be open to label if I got a decent offer. But as long as I have the complete financial risk and have to pay for everything myself I don´t want to have to rely on someone else to get the album promoted and distributed. Usually labels want to have exclusive rights to all the music in addition. Plus there are hardly any labels interested in instrumental acts, so to be honest, I didn´t spend much time looking for a label to release EASY GAME.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to the new album by music fans?

The reactions from press and fans have been overwhelmingly positive. Germany´s Rock Hard Magazine awarded my new album best self released cd of the month of October this year (2014). But also lots of other zines from different countries wrote excellent reviews. So I´m very happy with the feedback!

9.What is going on with the other full time bands that you are a part of these days?

I have been a full time member of power metal band Gloryful since May of 2014 and we have been quite active playing all kinds of festivals this summer including Out´n Loud, Metalfest Loreley, Dong OA and many others. For me this year has been a blast and there are more shows coming up. We´re working on writing a new album that we plan to start recording sometime next year.
Forces At Work - my progressive metal band I´ve been in since late 2000 - has been very quiet this year, but we´re working on new songs.

10.Where do you see yourself heading into musically during the future?

I think I´d like to learn a little more Jazz, Blues and Fusion stuff and incorporate it into my playing. I love to listen to lots of those fusion players but I understand little about what´s going on a theoretical level. But basically I´m sure my style will stay what it is: Melody driven rock and metal.

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

My first influences came from bands like AC/DC, Guns´n Roses and Metallica. Later on I got into Petrucci und Dream Theater and a lot of other progressive bands.
Plus of course I´ve been listening to all kinds of great known (MacAlpine, Vai, Satriani, Gilbert, Gary and Vinnie Moore etc.) and relatively unknown guitar players. To name a few of the lesser known people I´m currently into: Demian Heuke, Christian Münzner (who both also played on EASY GAME), Raimund Burke, Paul Wardingham, Hans Van Even, Dennis Hormes and of course Victor Smolski, who I guess is quite famous though and who I had the pleasure to feature as a guest on my first solo album BIG TIME.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Since I spend almost all of my free time involved in making and promoting my music my other interests are quite limited. But I like watching movies and tv-series her and there. I´m also into body weight strength training, which became my sport about two years ago due to the small amount of time and logistics required. I used to do a lot of running as well.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thanks again to the many people involved that made this new album possible! Please give EASY GAME a listen atwww.adrianweiss.bandcamp.com where you can also order the album on cd or as a download !
Check out my current video clip! www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3no7esvaAQ

Also keep your eyes open for my new video clip of the opening song Awkward Silence that will be released at 7 pm on October 19th2014!

In case you happen to be nearby come to see my band at the Pitcher on December 5th 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany where I will be supporting the
Christian-Münzner-Band with its first concert ever!

And thank you for the interest and the interview!