Thrash Metallers Menace from Chania, Crete, Greece have managed to generate a big fuss around the local underground scene releasing their three track debut demo which contains executional Thrash / Speed Metal played with heart and soul. The band have already hit the stage on various gigs at Crete and Athens and they are already working hard for their debut album. For those who still miss this band here is an interview that presents the Menace saga so far. Enjoy.
The "Die In The Night" Mini CD by the newcomers Ruthless Steel from Athens, Greece is a great chance for some classic Heavy Metal ala Chastein, Hellion, Grim Reaper and Tokyo Blade to attack your stereo speakers. The band is around almost for a year now and quite quickly they have managed to gather quite a serious vibe around them. However if you still are not aware of this band this interview with Aliki Kostopoulou (vocals) would get you straight into the point.
Fatal Attraction from Thessaloniki, Greece is a very special case of a band. Starting in the mid 80s they managed to compose and record some really inspired Prog Metal, however their material was never officially released but their name was getting more and more attention among the fans due to their live shows and the quality of their music. The important facts on the band's saga are so many: First of all they worked with two of the most important singers of the Greek Metal scene (Panos Dimitriou and Giannis Koutselinis), they supported Manowar in their Athens show back in 1992 and there are a lot more interesting topics that you would be able to read in this in depth interview that the bassist of the band Vangelis Notopoulos was kind enough to give. Please take some extra time and focus to the answers of Vangelis. You will be able to read some of the most enthusiastic and informative answers you have ever read on an interview! It is THIS type of enthusiasm and THIS plenty of information that I am searching every time I am interviewing a band. Hey bands out there: take the answers of Mr. Notopoulos as an example! Hey readers out there: grab a beer and dive deep into the saga of a marvelous Prog Metal band from Greece!
Corsair from Charlottesville, Virginia, US have their latest release on Shadow Kingdom Records. A fantastic full length of Heavy / Progressive Rock including inspired music that will travel the listener to the land of melody. Well to cut a long story sort, Corsair is a band for sure not to be missed. So here is an interview with them, for those who do not know them and for those who want to learn them better. Enjoy!
If you ask me to point some really valuable newcomers on the scene of Heavy / Power Steel I would refer to Cypru's Astronomikon for sure. Their three track debut release was a real Metal attack to my ears and I still enjoy it a lot. Well the band is back in action getting ready to deliver a new album that will take you by storm. So I guessed that the new album was a fantastic reason for an in depth interview with bassist Paris Lambrou and Vocalist Nicholas Leptos. Grab a cold beer and enjoy what the guys have to share with us.
XCEL - Deliverers Of The Dream - It all started when Kevin Cox guitarist of Xcel dropped me an email to thank me for the review that I have done some years ago, on the band's one and only album "Deliver This Dream" on the online edition of my Forgotten Scroll Zine. Well that means luck. You see I have been trying for ages to track down some members of this magnificent Power Metal band from Southeast Texas and now a member of them is dropping an email to say hello and thanks! Of course I could not let the chance to go away and I replied faster than the speed of light requesting an interview. My good luck went even further cause Kevin is one of the most friendly musicians someone would ever meet. Not only he accepted to answer on my questions but he even set up a massive answering of my interview by the ENTIRE band! It was a matter of days until my printed question-paper was in the band's rehearsal room. Yes you have read correctly. Rehearsal room, cause the band has returned in full action again. They are composing new stuff, getting ready to re arrange the older one, they are uploading some rare video footage on youtube and they are preparing some t shirts for all of us the die hards. So the original plan that was a feature of this great interview into the next printed issue of Forgotten Scroll changed a little: I thought that bands in the high level of Xcel should spread their word in as many people as possible especially when they are active. So here is the expanded plan: an online publication of the whole interview into the online edition of Forgotten Scroll together with the printed edition that would come on the next issue of the Forgotten Scroll Zine (no. 5) that would feature Xcel in the front cover as well! Well here it is, one of the most interesting interviews I have done, with some really friendly guys that totally express their passion about their band and their music! Go ahead, read and discover all the adventures of a Metal band that hunted the dream during the 80s, returning now in full glory to deliver some more inspired Steel the way it deserves to be released. This is the story of Xcel my friend, the story of the dream deliverers! Enjoy!
Heir Apparent mastermind, guitarist Terry Gorle give his final interview before the band's strike in Europe for the special Graceful Inheritance tour. He clears up all the details about the tour's final line up, he gives us the latest info about the debut album re-issue, he talks about Steve Benito and he sends a special message to all the Cyprus fans of Heir Apparent. Enjoy.
“Vengeance Rides An Angry Horse” is the comeback album of the New Jersey Metallers Exxplorer. They return on their classic line up bringing back the days of their classic “Symphonies Of Steel” debut. Forgotten Scroll was the first media to review the new album and of course an interview would have to follow. So we tracked down the guitarist Kevin Kennedy who have just returned from the band's live show on Swordbrothers X Festival in Germany and was kind enough to answer our questions.
Borrowed Time from Detroit, Michigan, US delivers some excellent obscure US Steel mixed with some European and NWOBHM influences as well. Their debut demo was a real shock for me as they have managed to re present the Heavy Metal of the 80s in a very special and passionate way without sounding like a photo-copy band. Some real mysterious riffs and vocals along with their ancient logo, their pseudonyms and the black and white cover of their demo -which recently was released on CD- are definitely the elements that would make me put a band high on my playlist, well this was done and the next step is definitely an in depth interview, so it was just a matter of time to track down J. Priest and let him answer to some questions about the band. Enjoy...
Here we have a detailed interview with a man who is really the heart of classic heavy metal sound in America! His name is Ski (a.k.a. Norman Kierznowski) and he used to sing in the mighty Deadly Blessing. Starting from Faith Factor, he talks us about all his bands: Deadly Blessing, Faith Factor, Zygo, Obliterator and Altered State. He tells us about his Judas Priest audition and about the classic metal festival that he runs (for which he loses every year thousands of dollars!!!). So stop reading this prologue and get right to the interview!