Showing posts from February, 2018

New Zone Single--Breathe

Many bands both old and new are struggling with the new ways of making,selling, and promoting music. Newcomers NEW ZONE have it nailed to a science. Equal to their age they understand the new way. They know what social media is and how to use it. This is a street smart band that is playing this by the new rules. And all on their own as far as I can tell.
      Impressive...most impressive.

Vocalist Nicole Willerton delivers a subtle burning seductiveness with her lyrics and delivery. Breathe is a killer modern symphonic alternative song. Easily placing this band alongside any band from the genre. They should and will be a worldwide sensation.

New Zone
10/10 Wolf Howls

New Zone's official music video for 'Breathe' is available now. Get the song at

Shiraz lane----Carnival days

Frontiers Music have released another bombastic gem upon the hard rock music world. Hailing from Finland this hard rock band is poised to become international superstars!
 Shiraz lane delivers pulse quickening,blood pumping Rock and roll. The album, CARNIVAL DAYS is chock full of creative and crystal clear melodic rock.

The production value is second to none. Check these guys out!
Stand out tunes include:
The Crown
Harder to Breathe
War Of Mine
Another home run from Frontiers!
8/10 Wolf Howls!!!

Holograms?...Yes or No?

The subject of hologram tours by dead artists is a little touchy. On the one hand it is a chance to see your favorite artist again playing on a concert stage. But to many it seems a little weird and maybe even a bit creepy. The DIO hologram looks cool but it must be weird for the musicians to be playing alongside a screen version of the iconic metal master. It creeps me out but that is my opinion. I saw DIO several times and those were killer shows.
      I suppose we can appreciate the technology. Certainly the vr aspect of  this type of concert experience should not be overlooked. Imagine having Lemmy playing next to you in your living room. But would you pay tickets to go see his hologram live? Not me. Bands like KISS might be better suited to immortalize and perpetuate their performance for generations to come as holograms. The stage show and production might allow the concert goer to experience so much more. But then again it boils down to supply and demand. Is their a true d…

Interview with Krimson Karma

Take us through the writing process.
- the process can be several options for us, example we come up with new
music just by rehearsing, another would be all based on how we feel.

Does everyone contribute?

What are your rehearsals like?
-Our rehearsals are amazing, we tend to make new music before and after

What bands influenced you the most?
-Dissection, Mayhem, Dark Forest, Agalloch, Enslaved, Dark Funeral, Lord
Belial, North Black, Mgla, Goatwhore, Lamb of God

In your ears, what makes a perfect song?
-A perfect song is like a good beer all the ingredients balance perfectly.

Interview With Krimson Karma

What key elements does it have to have?
-Solid Structure, Dynamic transitions, Hypnotic Melodies, Precise timing, cold
frigid and dark atmospheres.

Any subject matter you would not write about?
-Mainstream culture, Media control, anything that mainstream wants you to be
indoctrinated to.

Do you feel politics is something artists should weigh in on?

Something in your persona…

Conservative metal?

  The current climate of politics in the world is a breeding ground for great lyrics and album titles. Such calamity and uncertainty are perfect backdrops for a heavy metal soundtrack. But the question looms; is it where you want to really drag your listeners to? I mean if your a politically social band then of course continue on. But if your not then do you dare? The united states is so politically divided right now, would you risk alienating a segment of your fans? We can expect this from the established acts. They already know their demographic and its not changing. Bands like Springsteen and U2, and even Metallica are not going to grow their base. So for them, approaching a political spectrum is not going to affect them either way. But for lesser known bands is it OK? And what if your political personal views are not what the liberal media expects? Do you go the Ted Nugent route and just lay it all out or do you keep it hidden?
     Rock and roll is always supposed to be about the …

Ted Axe Interview

Check out this interview with Ted Axe! Take us through the writing process I pick up my guitar and play!Sometimes for a hours...Nada! But then I may get a cool chord progression or riff.I will record that on a portable cassette recorder(if it was good enough for The Beatles,it's good enough for me!)Then I'll start to sing ideas and melodies and record what I have.It might even be gibberish just something that sounds like it goes with the music.If I need to go out,I'll edit and re edit in my head and record again when I get back.This process can tale an hour or days!I'll reedit on paper until a story starts to engage and make sense.I have been lucky enough to have even dreamt songs while asleep as was the case in "Heaven" off my new album at Sex Horror Violence, by Ted Axe
Sex Horror Violence, by Ted Axe 11 track album How do you feel about social media and its influence over the music industry? Without social media,this interview would not exist nor t…

ELEINE interview

ELEINE is already on their way to become and icon of the Symphonic metal universe. The style and passion they potray are second to none. This is a band that knows what they want and how to achieve success in an industry riddled with imitations. Take us through the writing process of the album. Does everyone contribute?
Madeleine: The writing process is never the same. It can start with an interesting riff from Rikard or a beautiful melody, a symphonic instrumental part or just a simple phrase. What we put a lot of thought into is what the music and lyrics make us feel. How do we make other people feel the same as we do when they experience this thing we have created? How does it make us react on a core level? These are the questions we always ask ourselves. But the process itself is never the same. It is inevitable to not contribute in one way or another, but Rikard and I are the main songwriters in Eleine. And we always say that a good idea that fits Eleine never gets turned down.


Operus Interview

Operus is an epic symphonic metal band. We are proud to present the interview with this rising star in the metal world.

Answered by Wojtek Sokolowski)
Q: How do you feel about supporting Rhapsody?  A: For Operus this was an opportunity we have been waiting for, We couldn't have asked for a better mass audience to perform for than the ones in Mexico. We are humbled yet very excited to continue our journey for the Mexican audiences and can't wait to continue doing what we love in front of bigger crowds 
Q: How do you feel about social media and its influence over the music business? A: For Operus social media helped us gain momentum and reach a much broader audience through sharing and tagging the bands name. Doing these bigger international shows would be much harder for new bands like us to achieve without it.
Q: What defines the perfect song for your ears? A: The perfect song or song structure depends on the current state of mind Bands that vary the moods and paces t…

METALWINGS interview

METALWINGS forCry Of The Wolf Magazine Interview Questions 2018

Metalwings is a Symphonic metal female fronted band from Sofia, Bulgaria. The band was formed in Autumn 2010 by lead singer and songwriter Stela Atanasova. Her idea was to combine elements of classical music with the melodic genres of metal. 

Answering musicians:

Stela Atanasova - Lead Vocals, Electric Viola, Keyboards Grigor Kostadinov – Electric Guitars Nikola Ivanov (Blackie) - Drums Krastyo Jordanov - Guitars, Irish Flute, Backing Vocals
Take us through the writing process. Does everyone contribute?
Stela Atanasova: In the beginning when I start to compose one new song I create all the music and lyrics. After that the rest of the band joined the creative process with the arrangement of every part like guitars, drums and bass. We spend lots of time to work on every new song till we are satisfied with its sound. Sometimes we even decide to re-arrange one song to improve its overall influence and sound. For example, in our …