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Monday, December 28, 2009


Interview with 'Pro-Jekt' 28 Dec 2009.

Firstly please tell us how Pro-Jekt came to be, and what were the band outlooks at the time, and how was the scene?

Its early roots go back as far as 1999. It started as a group of local guys who knew each other socially and from past musical ventures. The previous year we had visited the Whitby Goth festival, and in a fit of drunken absurdity decided we could do better than some of the bands on stage if we got together as a band! ( strange, that several years later we actually finally played on the same stage! ) .Bravado aside, we slowly formed a writing partnership that ‘shoe-horned in’ metal, electronica and early Goth elements into a loose writing formula. The band found a name, and in 2000 we found a singer and decided to take our musical bile ‘live’. We slowly built up a loyal fan base around Derby and Notts, and by the summer of 2001 we had drawn on the interest of cult underground label ‘Nightbreed Recordings’ Getting signed to a label, suddenly being propelled from the corner of the pub into the UK Goth scene changed things for us forever. From becoming what we thought would be short and enjoyable venture we suddenly had to notch up our ambitions and our ‘product’. The Goth scene at the time was still very good with a lot of heart and with most other bands really trying to push the genre further. We played all over the UK and a few shows in Europe – our memories of this time are really good and made all the hard work behind the scenes justified. Our outlook was very simple – the next gig needs to be better than the last one - our next song needs to be better than the last one. Everything mattered to us – and I think the scene warmed to our workman like attitude. We were never ‘darlings ‘ of the scene and didn’t always hang out in the core of the scene, but I think it was the respect for us as live act that kept us part of the fabric of the Goth and metal genre fans and promoters in the early part of the decade.

What would you say were you major influences, and do you follow particular lyrical themes?

Probably, far too many influences across the band to mention. Probably the obvious ones we have been compared to: such as The Sisters, Depeche Mode, Rammstien, Paradise Lost and Gary Numan. Lyrically, we are a little dark. It’s usually about the fragility of our lives and relationships and some of the insecurities that are borne out of these.

I noticed you played at Bloodstock, how did this go down, as Bloodstock is for mainly Metal music?

We have played Bloodstock a couple of times. I think this shows the flexibility of the band and the large catalogue of songs we can pull from to make a set applicable and appreciated to the metal fans. Even without a drummer we have been successful at these gigs. With the right choice of songs and our usual powerful live presence it works surprising easily for us – we never get phased crossing in and out of audience types.

Apart from the mighty Bloodstock, can you tell us of any wild tales on your journeys?

Our favourite journeys are usually from Finland or Holland. These places really know how to look after a band, both in hospitality and the sheer professionalism of the venue with sound and organisation. As for ‘wild’ – our support to Mortiis in the UK tour in 2004 was a bit wild in places. Other than that we where once chased by a police fire arms squad including helicopter support. However, that’s a whole long story in itself! (perhaps another time)

What made you choose a slightly different music, style on the New LP, was it because of the New line-up, or a tactical move to break stigma?

Stigma....ah yes the ‘G’ word. No, not at all really – the songs just naturally got wrote in the usual way before we had the new line up. So it was the exactly the same members who put tighter our 2nd album “Defiance”. I think the changes are in the fact that it’s a bit more aggressive as an album (due to our own lives being quiet challenging through this period. Hence the album title) – also I think Ade Fenton’s production has added a slightly colder, harder feel – very much in the spirit of NIN.

How has the musical approach changed over the three LP's, any major differences?, Can we expect to see any shows shortly?

The approach and the core writers remain unchanged both musically and lyrically – so even with a line up change with guitar and bass the material still has complete continuity. However, with the new guys we are hoping for something slightly extra on our current fourth album preparations. Live we are looking at pulling in lots of shows for 2010 after our ‘light’ 2009 whilst we had to bed in the new line up.

Being such a blend of Genres, who do actually wish to mainly attract?

Everyone and anyone – I think we cross over so many lines we can’t and shouldn’t dictate who we attract. The day’s people stop coming through doors or not buying your CD, then and only then you have to worry...

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Interview with 'The Raven' 27 Dec 2009.

Firstly I see you started around 2007, what inspired you to create music, and how did you first form, and is their any earlier material out there ?

I have always been a fan of music all types, and there just came a point in my life where I wanted to create something different. Its very hard to be honest, since no matter what you do you will be eventually classified as sounding like somebody. Yes, there is older material out there, the recordings aren't good on them, but there is a couple of unreleased tracks circulating around the web.

Your move from Switzerland, was this a tactical move, to be in warmer surrounds, and greater audience access, and a larger scene ?

Well as I type this I am actually back in Switzerland, watching the first snow flakes fall. The move to the states, was almost necessary at the time, I needed some new inspiration.

You video 'One Last Time', well what can I say "It's stunning !!!", yet I see it tagged under 'New Moon' OST. Yet it's not listed on the release, can you tidy this one up for us ?

Honestly, I am confused on that as well. Many people have actually told me they heard our song in New Moon. Another strange thing is that our song has been used in so many new moon fan made videos. I am not sure what is really going on. It really doesn’t feel that great to have your song taken and kind of played around with. Oh well, what can we do?

What can you tell me about your debut, how was the creation process, and did thing's go well as you planned ?

I am so absorbed in the creation of the new album at the moment that digging back in the past is almost impossible right now. Nothing ever goes as planned.

I see that, you choose a 'Beatles', classic, are they a major influence on you ?

I go through musical faces, and I have a beatles face, which means I pretty much listen to The Beatles non stop for a couple of weeks, and then I switch to somebody else. But to answer your question they are definitely an influence.

What other bands do you also draw influences from ?

I don't know. I admire, Queen,David Bowie,Black Sabbath,Pink Floyd,The Beatles,Metallica, however, I am a fan of such diverse type of music that it is difficult to answer this question.

I see from the video, an your site you've created a great image, is this something that will change, or do you have a specific, audience in mind. From the visuals, I feel a new generation target, and the Vampire, image entices the younger female generation, or is that just a cliche ?

Well my image was not planned by anybody, I don't have someone who tells me what to wear or how to look like (That would come in handy at times, I must say) It is just basically me who you see. My goal is that my music one day will overlook my image, and that people will like The Raven for the music.

Well, the what can we expect from you next, Is there a full Album in the work's, and will it differ from the EP ?

You can expect a more flowing album with a bit of a political theme. I want this album to not just make sense musically, but I really want every song to have a purpose and a message. So the album will be talking about a lot of problems this world is going through at the moment.

Lastly can we expect any Live, shows ?

Of course, 2010 will be a big touring year for me.

Any chance of a UK show in the future ?

I love the U.K and am working towards getting some shows there!

Any last words....

I hope everyone keeps an eye out for us in 2010 and I hope I get to see you soon!

Thanks for your time

Thank you!, The Raven...

Out now: One Last Time - MLP



Monday, December 14, 2009


Interview With 'Pyhia', Dec 14 2009.

Our lead Guitarist Tim Neale has done this for you!
Emily x

When and how did you first form ?

Well, I wasn't there at the beginning, but Marc contacted Emily after he saw a 'Medieval Baebes' gig, asking her if she wanted to do a power metal type-project.... I guess she just looked and sounded more 'metal' than the average Baebe!! From that, he drafted in his long time song writing cohort, Ross, and his good friend Rich to help out on keys.Ross found Andy through a mutual interest in music tech, and eventually, I got drafted in on lead.... I've known Ross and Marc for many years in previous bands playing the same club circuits.

How long have you all known each other, and how did you all meet?

Me Ross and Marc go way back, almost about 15 years! We used to hang out and have a few drinkies in the same metal scene. You know, same pubs, gigs and mutual friends. I used to go see their band (Descent) play and they would come see mine a few times. Funnily enough, we never played at all together before Pythia! Many times have the bands we've been in changed members for mutual friends etc, but we never played a chord together until that 1st Pytia rehearsal. As i said, Rich and Marc are old family friends, and Emily came along through Marc and a few drunk late night phone calls! Andy and Ross got talking on some online tekky forums and just clicked. Funny thing is, although most of us only know each other since the inception of Pythia, we all clicked instantly and a rapport was quickly established.... We were quickly insulting, teasing and punching each other like siblings of many years!!

What’s the origin of the bands name, and has it ever been changed ?

The concept was put to comitee by Ms. Ovenden to a select few of her fans and friends, one suggested Pythia and immediately it just worked. The name not only sounds cool (pronounced Pie-thea), but it's origins reflects what we believe in, and what we are. Go and do a bit of searching and you'll find out what it means, and draw your own conclusions!

What genre of music do you consider your works to be?

That's become quite a sticking point of a question!! If it were up to me, I'd just say metal! But as every band needs a micro-niche genre nowadays, symphonic power metal would best describe I guess. We do have an air of the old school doom metal from a love of bands like Paradise Lost, but mainly is just good old full frontal metal!

Who would you say are your major influences?

That's a toughy, there are so many ingredients that go into the Pythia cauldron from Zakk Wylde to Phil Collins, but there are some things we are all agreed on; bands like Sonata Artica, Paradise Lost, Blind Guardian etc. One thing we will always agree on is Queen! If you look at their level of melodrama and theatrics, you'll quickly see parallels there!

What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs?

Mostly high fantasy and romanticism. Whether it be a song about a love-vendetta to a ditty about riding courageously from battle, there is always a basis in real life and what we experience day to day. We would like to stir the imagination of people, get them to realise although we live these seemingly mundane lives, we all experience trials and tribulations that are worthy of song!

What advice do you have for people who want to form their own band?

Excuse my language here, but JUST FUCKING DO IT!!! No procrastination, no hesitation, just find some friends and make some noise, eventually that noise will start sounding good, and even if it doesn't sound as good as you thought it may have, its a load of fun trying along the way! Never stop, listen to others, but never take their opinions as gospel and just keep it enjoyable and more importantly, loud! And by virtue of that last statement, don't necessarily listen to me either!

What's opinion on female fronted metal bands, are there two many of them? and Is it good for women in rock, or does it reinforce gender stereotypes ?

I still kinda dislike the whole 'female-fronted' band as a genre. to me, as I said, its just metal. The genre can't really exist, as like all metal its extremely diverse; from Skunk Anansie to Nightwish to Arch Enemy. I don't think I'd class those three great bands as one genre! It's almost insulting to put it in a box, as why should it be classed any different to 'male-fronted' metal? I really think, as much as people do like this female fronted fantasy based metal, we really need to stop pigeon-holing it and just realise its all just rock and roll!!!

What are your most memorable experiences on the road, any crazy or funny stories you can share with us?

You'll have to ask Andy about the custard incident.... Then there is the legend which is the Ginger Moshpit. No more details here folks, come along to a show, and experience the latter for yourselves, if you're lucky! You may even get the GMP tee shirt!

What can we hope to see in the future ?

Lots more from us; bigger, better, louder and more dramatic. We fully intend to put the spectacle back in rock, and make every show a firmly memorable experience. The next album is already being written, the stage show improved all the time and moreover we have always liked to engage our fans. Being a Pythian is was never just a matter of having the album; we have the
Pythian Army, a great social active forum and really do treat out listeners as friends. You can count on this only growing exponentially as our family does!

Any last words?

Not really, just keep it loud, and look out for us wherever you may find us. If you do see us anywhere, don't feel afraid to come talk to us, at the end of the day, anyone in a band who doesn't still class themselves as a fan, and isn't still chuffed when someone recognises them is dead inside! That's still a rush, and although not the main motivation we have for playing rock and roll, its still always cool!...

Cheer's Tim...

For Purchase of your essential 'Pyhia', releases...

Out Now:

- CD Single - Sarah (Bury Her)...
- CD Album - Beneath The Veiled Embrace ...


Saturday, December 12, 2009


Interview With 'TyLean', Dec 12 2009.

Firstly how did you come to be, and how did your musical path begin ?

My parents had sex (Well that's a good start)... though I really don't like to think about that.I did theatre as a child, and that led to musical theatre. I started teaching myself piano when I was 14, but for every song I learned to play, it seemed I would come up with a creation of my own. I aspired to write a musical, which I would spend a great deal of time writing and working on only to change my mind about the story completely and start from scratch using the same music. I also wanted to be a Broadway performer and an opera singer. A friend asked me to write pop songs for him... and that was the end of my dreams of Broadway and Carnegie Hall and the beginning of a life in the music business.

Your biography, and recent press appears to describe a dark depressed soul, or, and I quote, "a morbidly depressed nihilistic Tori Amos", would you say this is fair?

Yes, it is perfectly fair... I am a dark and depressed soul, lol. I'm also a lot of fun! I will always be drawn to the dark things in life, but they have an opposite affect on me. They don't bring me down, they make me very happy... giddy even! My music does tend to come from torment, however, and that torment is very much real, and in no way giddy.

Depression, though painful, can also boost creative swings, have you ever experienced this in any form ?

Of course... I often write songs rather than murder someone. Writing music is the only effective release I have ever found. Talking doesn't work, because people usually don't understand what I'm saying... even if the words make sense, they are incapable of sympathizing with the depth of despair, and so humans just frustrate me - particularly as they run away from these things which make them stronger, better people. How does one write a happy song? And who the fuck would want to listen to it?

Where do you draw your influences from, Do you find Visual art, an inspiration as much, as musical forms ?

I'm influenced by my own dreams, ever-evolving philosophies of the human race, and the people I have allowed to enter my life and thus devour my heart. I do find visual art inspirational, but it takes something quite amazing to ignite creativity in me from visual stimulus. Most of my creations happen when my eyes are closed.

I see also you've studied, Music and film as a degree, have you explored making music for this Genre, i.e. TV or film. Similar in the vein of "In the Nursery" ?

I have done some documentaries and short films... nothing since I completed my degree. I didn't particularly enjoy film scoring as I thought I would, and so it's not something I have pursued. I was quite good at watching silent films and instinctively knowing what to write musically... but film scores are not really intended to be heard, they just support the emotion. My film scores always started as beautiful pieces of music that were chopped down note by note to appease the director, and by the end, it was something I was completely unhappy with. I would love to score another film... but only if I get to be REALLY creative!

Being a solo artist, have you found a way of performing in a live scenario ?

Yes, I do perform live, and I'm looking to book some international dates for early 2010. It's not been an easy path... performing solo... but I'm addicted to it now! I'm addicted to the challenge, and always adding things to push each performance a little further than the last.

What made you leave the US, and seek our British shore, how has Blighty treated you so far ?

To make an incredibly long answer short: because I wanted to. I wanted to move to Europe or the UK since I was 7. I have never been a patriot, but I love being an ex-patriot. The UK is okay... I have no intentions of moving home, though I don't know that I will stay here.

Q8. How would you describe your music, and its structures. and do you have any specific theme or underlying feeling ?

My musical structure is highly pentatonic... LOADS of open 5ths, which give it that haunted quality... lots of minor key signatures using tons of flats. I think all of my music has a lonely feeling to it... which makes sense... because I'm an incredibly lonely person. No matter how many friends I have who love and adore me - and I do have a lot - only one person in my life has ever made me feel I wasn't alone.

What can we expect from you in the future, and how an we purchase you music ?

There is an arsenal of material in post-production right now. The "Corner of My Eye" music video will be out before Xmas, I'm editing and mixing the third album, "The Unforgivable, the Unforgettable," now, which will be out early 2010. I am booking dates for 2010, which I am hoping will come together nicely in the form of a proper tour. AND, I have two other albums on the backburner that I am waiting to record, including a song cycle and a cello-based album.

'When All Else Fails' (EP) and 'Between 10 and 2', are available for CD purchase OR digital download at:


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Recommended, to those who enjoy a little night time melancholy.
Trust me, she will haunt you for week's to come...

Friday, December 11, 2009


Interview With 'Jyrki Witch', Dec 11 2009.

How did "Two Witches", come to be, and what was the scene like in that period ?

- There were not any bands like us those days. We just bought some cheap instruments and amplifiers and started making music in a rehearsal room.

How did Finland's scene react too you in the early days, as Finland has always been associated with Metal ?

- No, it really has not been associated with metal earlier. I guess people do not know any Finnish metal bands from 80’s, even if there were some.

Anyway, we were kind of strangers already back then. We didn’t fit for any form and we had to create our own “scene”. There were not any gothic bands in our area when we started Two Witches, neither gothic clubs, shops, labels, magazines, etc. We had to start all of those at the same time. We opened a shop (Darklands) for selling clothes, shoes and records, then a record label (Darklands Records), we also started the first gothic club in our city (Black Celebration) 1988 and I was DJ:ing in the local radio station to promote gothic bands.

So, at the same time as we were running Two Witches, we also create the whole scene around us.

Where do your draw your inspiration, from ?

- Life itself is the biggest inspiration.

Has there been any major influence on your style ?

- Our style is just what we are. We do not have any “Two Witches”-style, because all of us are pretty different types as person.

With your new line up , do intend to make any changes in your musical approach ?

- It is not “that new” anymore, Haydee and Marko have been in a line-up already nearly a decade. Marko might be the most talented guitarist the band ever have and he is also very good with arrangements, so I think this way it has effect with our musical approach.

Apart from Vampirism, which is the essence of the band, will we see anything new ?

- Actually it was the essence for a short period of the band, from early 90’s to 1997. We did a few albums about that subject and then continued with the other subjects. The last “vampire song” we recorded was “Dracula Rising” for Cleopatra Records compilation. And that was 12 years ago!

Since that I have been writing about religions, sex, love and hate, relationships, seasons of the year, sin, personal feelings about life and so on.

We do not even have so many songs from our “vampire period” in a set anymore. The last weekend, when we promised to play a kind of best of set, we had Requiem, Bites and Bloody Kisses and Burn the Witch. And those songs are the ones people always ask and we can’t leave them away from the set.

Somehow people do not listen our lyrics but just thinks “oh, Two Witches, hhhmmm, all of their songs are about vampires”, which is based on pure supposition.

When can we expect too see you guys again in the UK, anytime soon ?

- It depends on the organizers. We are always ready to play everywhere. Playing live is still the main thing to continue the band.

Is there any new material, or a new LP, in the pipeline ?

- The last weekend came out a new Nightbreed compilation (The Gothic Sounds of Nightbreed vol. 5) and it includes a new song “Inner Circle Outsider”. At the same time we recorded a few other songs as well and we are planning to release something early next year.

Jyrki Witch...