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Meeting a legend – that’s what I hoped for. And I met a man that fully qualifies to be called a legend. Although perhaps he even more is a wise one. But let’s go back to the early days: A metal band called Anvil rises from Canada in the late 1970s and very early 1980s. Harder and louder and … faster than ever. Thrash metal is born. But then a bit of bad luck forces the band to take a break when the nowadays incredibly big mega-sellers like Metallica rise. No reason ever for Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Rob Reiner…

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Have you ever been on tour? Well, we’re talking about like following a band around so you don’t miss a single concert because you enjoy seeing this band on stage so damn much! It’s such a memorable experience you never want to miss. And we’re absolutely not talking about the groupie thing here! It’s just about our passion – the music! Some people take the opportunity to make this tour life their profession. And their profession is our first guaranty that we’re able to enjoy the concerts as smoothly as it can be. Have you been aware of the funny…

I had heard and read about Luca being a person for whom spirituality is of utmost importance. It is. Even more I learn about his holistic approach in life, in music, in everything. He is very reflected and interconnecting every aspect into a well-balanced system. I heard about him practising yoga and meditating a lot. But then how can that fit into tour life when you have to cope with the demands of the tight schedules and lack of privacy in the tour bus? As it turns out touring is even after twenty years still a physically demanding task for…

My first interview with a female artist and then it is Anneke! OMGoodness! It was so inspiring to learn how she thinks of the metal community, considers her role as leader or motivator in her band and even her attitude towards the afterlife. We spoke of her music and tour, naturally, as well and her approach on the lyrics for the recent album “In This Moment We Are Free – Cities” gives a wonderful example of poetic liberty and the freedom of perspectives and interpretation. The first time I saw her live on stage was actually on a show with…

A couple of songs on Niclas’ hard drive (or ‘heart’-drive speaking in Anttoni’s words) were the seed from which FLAT EARTH has grown. Are they newcomers? A superband? Veterans? Or hilarious geniuses? Former ‘Heartagram’ (HIM) instrumentalists Gas Lipstick (Mika Karppinen) and Linde (Mikko Lindström) joined the former Amorphis bass player Niclas (Niklas Etelävuori) and found in the Polanski singer Anthony (Anttoni Pikkarainen) their perfect match, conneting these grownups in his emotion club. Their first single, “Blame” will be out any moment. You might just have enough time to read how they met, how the success of their crowd funding and…

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