Donnerstag, 23. Februar 2017

Video-Interview + Article: Epica 2017 (English Version)


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"I would always choose the one to find out what is the truth!"
Translation: Hanna Häßlein

…was Mark Jansen’s answer when I asked, which Matrix-pill (red or blue) he’d choose. We met Epica’s grunter and guitarist, just as planned, on January 1st 2017 for a video-interview at the Captiol Hannover (concert recap and pictures here). As drummer Arien can Weesenbeek spontaneously decided to join us as well, I had the pleasure to be “sandwiched” by two gentlemen of one of the best looking bands in Europe. ;)
f.l.t.r.: Mark, I and Arien/ Photo: Mechthild Wirries.

The interview mainly dealt with the latest album “The Holographic Principle” and, as hinted before, it’s content – especially considering topics such as quantum physics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and philosophical questions resulting from these topics. In this context, Mark also explained why he sometimes wears a Guy-Fawkes-mask on stage. Furthermore, we naturally talked about the music itself as well, the process of creating the album and what Arien as the drummer contributed to it, why Isaac Delahaye (guitar) recorded all songs on the album, if Epica could exist without grunts and the possibility of a show with a full orchestra. 

As a contrast to this, Mark and Arien talk about their personal favorite songs and movies (original versions versus remakes and which ones are better). During all this, the two never lost their humor – not even in the face of food poisoning.
The interview:

Link to the band’s website: http://www.epica.nl/


Samstag, 18. Februar 2017

Video-Interview + Artikel: Epica 2017


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"I would always choose the one to find out what is the truth!"

...war Mark Jansens Antwort auf meine Frage, welche Matrix-Pille (rot oder blau) er wählen würde. Wir trafen den Grunter und Gitarristen von Epica wie verabredet am 29.01.2017 zum Video-Interview im Capitol Hannover (Konzertbericht und Fotos hier), wo uns spontan auch Drummer Arien van Weesenbeek erwartete, wodurch ich das Vergnügen hatte, von gleich zwei Herren einer der bestaussehendsten Bands Europas "gesandwiched" zu werden.;)

v.l.n.r.: Mark, ich und Arien/ Foto: Mechthild Wirries.

Dienstag, 14. Februar 2017

Happy Valentin's Day!

Deutsch:
Hallo ihr lieben Liebenden, Realisart! wünscht einen allseits fröhlichen Valentinstag! ;)

English:
Hello lovely Lovers, Realisart! wishes happy valentin’s day to everyone! ;)


Montag, 13. Februar 2017

Concertreport + Photos: Epica at Capitol Hannover 2017 (English Version)

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Robotic Legion mobilized at the Capitol!
Translation: Hanna Häßlein

This was done by Epica on the January 1st, 2017, who are currently on their The European Principle Tour with Powerwolf. At the Capitol Hannover they amazed their audience by delivering a great performance just as expected.

Donnerstag, 9. Februar 2017

Bilderrätsel: Welches Album ist gemeint? (2017-02)

Coming soon...

Deutsch:
Unser zweites Video-Interview im Jahr 2017 wurde mit einer Band aus den Gefilden des Symphonic Metal geführt, dich ich bereits 2015 interviewt habe. Demnentsprechend wird bei dem Bilderrätsel diesmal nicht der Bandname, sondern der Titel des aktuellen Albums gesucht. 
Tipp: Ein zentrales Thema des Albums ist virtuelle Realität.
 
English:
Our second video interview  2017 was done with a band from the fields of symphonic metal, which I already interviewed 2015. According to this we are not searching for the bandname again, but for the current albums title. 
Tip: An essential topic of the album is virtual reality.


Sonntag, 5. Februar 2017

Konzertbericht + Fotos: Epica im Capitol Hannover 2017


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Robotic Legion mobilisiert im Capitol!

Und das am 29.01.2017 von Epica, die derzeit mit Powerwolf auf ihrer The European Principle Tour sind, die sie auch ins Capitol Hannover führte. Dort lieferten sie wie gewohnt ab und konnten so die Massen vor Ort für sich begeistern.

Dienstag, 31. Januar 2017

Video-Interview + Article: Insomnium 2017 (English Version)


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"Usually people are drunken, someone is naked and stuff like that!"
Translation: Hanna Häßlein

…doesn’t really sounds like something a melodic-death-metaler would say, yet, it is just that. The origin of this colorful hustle and of the dark music lies, as per usual, in Finland. On January 1st, 2017 at the Colos-Saal-Aschaffenburg we spoke to Niilo Sevänen (vocals, bass) of Insomnium. Our first video-interview of 2017 mainly dealt with, aside from naked truths, the current (and well deserved) successful album Winter’s Gate.

With Niilo Sevänen/ Photos: Steffen Henneberger.
More specifically, we spoke about the Winter’s Gate European Tour (pictures here), Germany, the emergence of the album, Niilos writing projects, contentual questions such as the ending of the short story, the special features of an album with only one song, Niilos favorite season and favorite part and the already mentioned backstage story, which is turning Insomnium into God the Father in Realisart!’s personal Best-of-Olympics. ;)


It is not only their story that is godly, but also their album “Winter’s Gate”. Its concept, music and content are a comprehensive victory and show a whole new side of Insomnium while remaining faithful to their old ways. Finish melodic death metal at its best!

The interview:

Link to the bands website: http://www.insomnium.net/