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SWITCHFOOT

TM - If you could have any band play one of your songs what band would it be, what song and would it be in your style or their style? 

 

JE - That's hard because you write these songs and you play the songs and it is your version of how it is supposed to sound. Let's say a band like U2 would pick up our song. How would they interpret the way our song comes out, I could see U2 playing 'Dare You to Move' or something in that kind of genre. I could see Foo Fighters doing 'Meant To Live'. It's really an honour if a band wants to play your songs. I think Taylor Swift sang one of our songs in her concerts, 'Dare You to Move' 

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ENUFF Z'NUFF

CP - Well, you will see something close to that next week when we come out to Glam Fest that Silverback is putting together, which is going to be incredible. Faster Pussycat from Los Angeles, Enuff, Wednesday 13th from the Murderdolls. I love Wednesday, I haven't seen him in years, Tuff will be on the bill with Pretty Boy Floyd. A lot of these bands we haven't toured with excluding Faster Pussycat, those guys know how to party. They can drink and can put it down. I'm excited, it's going to be a nice challenge. Four shows in four days is not going to be hard for me because I have done thirty-one shows in thirty-three days. Shout out to Silverback touring for putting this whole tour together, those guys in Australia know what they are doing I can tell you that.

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POWERMAN 5000

TM - If you could have any band play one of your songs, what band would it be, what song would it be, and would it be in your Style or their style?

 

SR - Whoever I choose would definitely have to be in their style and it would have to be something so far out of our style it would almost be unrecognisable. So this is going to be read right, I am going to give it to a solo artist Lana Del Rey Singing Super Villain by Powerman 5000, the biggest mash up you have ever heard in your life.

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SONATA 

ARCTICA

TM - If you could have any band play one of your songs which band would it be and what song would it be? Would it be in your style or their style?

 

 SA - I would say it would be interesting to hear Nightwish do a cover of one of our songs, I would prefer they do it in their style.

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OF MICE AND MEN

TM - If you could have any band play one of your songs what band would it be, what song would it be and would it be in your style or their style?

 

AN - Oh god I have never even remotely thought about that. You kind of just blew my mind with that one. Maybe Led Zeppelin Covering fighting gravity in their style. That would be pretty mind-blowing, I've never thought of anything like that that was a mental exercise.

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OBSCURA

TM - If you could have any band play one of your songs, what band would it be, what song would it be, and would it be in your style or their style?

 

SN - I would like to see Metallica covering Anticosmic Overload in their style. That would be quite interesting because it's quite demanding, but at the same time, the structure is quite easy to digest. The main riffs are quite Iconic, that could be very interesting.

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BLOOD RED THRONE

TM - What is your favourite memory watching someone else perform live, can you tell us a story?
 

DO - I always enjoy my daughter perform with her band. She’s an artist signed to Universal Music. However, one of my all-time fave groove metal bands, Clawfinger, did this insane outdoor gig 45 minutes away from my hometown. I was 100% sober, but I was ecstatic and the whole crowd was grooving like hell. The major of the city also gave the guitarist $10.000 for his dedication and commitment to rock and metal in his hometown, but he gave it away immediately to the kids playing in local bands. Respect!

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PATHOLOGY

TM - If you could have any band play one of your songs, what band would it be and what song? In your style or their style?
 
OF - Oh my god that's a great question. I could nerd out on this one. I would like to see what 1992 Cannibal Corpse would do with the song "Submerged in Eviscerated Carnage" off the new album, that would be cool. It’s a super heavy song and I vibe on Chris Barnes old stuff a lot, I love his work you know, early Cannibal Corpse, is what got me into death metal, to begin with. I always go to the Barnes era of Cannibal Corpse, I'm a dork like that.

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EXODUS

TM – That’s really cool! What's your favourite memory of watching someone else perform live? can you tell us a story?

SS - My first concert ever was I was 13 years old, and I went and saw KISS, it was the day Elvis died. It was in San Francisco, and I remember going to the show and had never seen anything like it before. Here you've just got a concert of a guy blowing fire, this guys on a riser that goes up to the top of this stage, and a guy on a line, and guitar stuff and stuff explodes, and that hooked me. As soon as I saw that I knew what I wanted to do it. I remember AC/DC playing in outdoor concert in 1979, and it was when Angus and Bon Scott used to go into the crowd and Bon Scott would be on Angus’s shoulders, and Angus passed by me and I got to pat him on the back and that was cool too. I have been doing this for so long.

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CARCASS

TM - I would love a dining set of all these different bands, that would be cool!

 

DW - There's so many band logos that would look good on a knife, fork, and a plate! Bands have been doing mugs for a long time, even we have Carcass mugs, I think this is taking it to the next step. Hopefully it will start a dinner set and cutlery revolution.

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SEETHER

TM - If you could have any band play one of your songs, what band would it be, what song would it be and in your style or their style?

SM - It has been a running joke for a while we have a song called Breakdown that crew guys have said it would be great to hear in a country version. If it was a country version it would be to have to be Dolly Parton so the ultimate version would be Dolly Parton doing Breakdown that would be a pipe dream.

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LIGHT THE TORCH

TM - What can you tell us about your writing and recording process for the new album? 

 

HJ - We blocked off a lot of time and get pretty obsessed over our work. We were going through a lot of things, and that gave us something to focus on. So we put all that emotion into the album.

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MAJESTICA

MA - Yeh it sucks, with Sabaton we had a lot of touring plans that we had to cancel this year. Almost three weeks in Russia and the festivals in Europe. We were planning on going to America together with Judas Priest. We were the planning to go to Australia as well but that was postponed till next year. We had some shows with Majestica planned that we needed to cancel as well, that sucks.

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HEATHEN

TM - What's your favourite festival you have played and why?

HN - I would have to say, all the festivals we have played have been awesome and they take such good care of you. I think my favourite was when we did RockHard in 2008. That one special because we are friends with the guys from the magazine. We have known them since we have been growing up in this business, so it was a real honour to be at that festival.

We have friends who played it as well and the day we played UFO and Saxon played, so that was awesome. UFO is one of my favourite bands of all time and they played after us.

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PHIL X

Tm - if you could have any band play one of your songs, which band would it be, which song would it be and would it be in your style or theirs?

 

Phil x - wow, man, that's a tough one and i have never heard that question ever. 

 

Phil x - that is different, because do you get someone who is kind of like you to do it or do you get someone who is completely different. I am just trying to think of who. 

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PRIMAL FEAR

TM - If you could collaborate with any band who would it be and why?

 

MS - I'm very satisfied in the direction I'm going. We have a show called Rock Meets Classic every year, for the last 12 years. It is a symphony orchestra. We invite classic rock bands, the legends from history and we have been doing this tour for the last 12 years. I have played with Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy, Toto, Paul Rodgers and Status Quo. I'm ok with that. I'm looking forward to my next tour in April 2021, there will be Joey Tempest of Europe and many many more and my fanboy heart is fine with that.

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 ORANSSI PAZUZU

TM - What's your favorite memory on tour?

JH - Roadburn Festival was really good, we played to 3000 people. The following week we played in a small German town with no PA and no lights and there were 50 people there but thats all the venue could hold. At that point you can only rely on you your music and your band, you can't rely on the lights or the PA you have to go with the motion.

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HOLDING ABSENCE

TM - Both videos are awesome, everyone should check them out. What is your favourite memory of watching a different band perform live?

 

JJ - My favourite band when I was Growing up with a band called Stick To Your Guns. They were headling a festival and I got to meet them and become friends with them. I got to go up on stage and do a song with them, it was an amazing moment.

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VADER

JS - I had just joined Vader when the festival season had started up and I got to see a lot of bands for the first time, including Exodus and Judas Priest. I got the opportunity to see all these bands. I had never seen these bands because I was always busy. It was cool because the first time I got to see all these bands got to see them from the side of the stage and it's just a blur. I got to see so many killer bands and getting to see almost every band I wanted to see was awesome. I went to brutal assault and that was pretty cool. Seeing Kreator or Trypticon and meeting them after the show solidified the experience.

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TESTAMENT

TM - Since we are talking about KISS I have a question from one of your fans. What is your favourite KISS album?

CB - My favourite KISS album is probably KISS Alive. When you are that young and see that album cover you just take it in and that's it. They had a bunch of great songs and the production on the album was killer.

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THE WILD!

TM - Have you tried to do something live on social media?

 

DV - Yeah we did one on Saturday. A lot of people are setting up their iPhone and doing an acoustic set, which is cool. It is great and everyone's bringing people music in the time when most people need it. Except in typical The Wild! style we are setting up production with lights and backdrops, full stage, Amps, guitars and multiple camera recording and soundboard recording. It is going to be pretty mega and we are looking forward to it. Everyone that couldn't come to rock, we brought the rock show to them. What a better way than to start your day with rock and roll