Iris Interviews: Geoff Tate (Operation: Mindcrime, ex-Queensrÿche)

Standard

Written interview!

Interview with Geoff Tate of Operation: Mindcrime

Geoff Tate recently released his second studio album with his band Operation: Mindcrime, named Resurrection (you can read my review of that album here). It’s a follow up of the album The Key, and the second part of the trilogy. Geoff and Iris did an interview via Skype in October, where they talked about the album, the tour and more! Continue reading

Backstage with Iris! Interviews with Nth Ascension & Giancarlo Erra of Nosound!

Standard

Ninth episode of Backstage with Iris! Not one, but two interviews!

The first interview you will hear is with the band Nth Ascension. They will release a brand new studio album named In Fine Initium this month. Iris and the band talk about the making of the album, a possible tour and more!

The second interview you will hear is with Giancarlo Erraof the band Nosound. The band released a brand new studio album named Scintilla earlier this year. Iris and Giancarlo discuss the album, the typical music that Nosound makes and more!

You can listen to the show here:

Continue reading

Backstage with Iris! Interviews with Michael Wilton (Queensrÿche), Steve Vantsis (TILT/Fish), and Novatia!

Standard

Eight episode of Backstage with Iris! Not one, not two, but three interviews!

The first interview you will hear is with Michael Wilton of Queensrÿche. Iris interviewed him backstage, right before his gig at the Boerderij Zoetermeer, The Netherlands. Second interview you will hear is with the Dutch band Novatia. That interview also took place in the Boerderij Zoetermeer. The last interview you will hear is with Steve Vantsis of TILT. Iris interviewed him via Skype. Three amazing and very interesting interviews, something you really don’t want to miss!!

You can listen to the interview here:

Continue reading

Backstage with Iris! Interview with Sand Snowman (Part II)

Standard

The seventh episode of Backstage with Iris! Interview with Gavan Kearney, better known as Sand Snowman!

Gavan Kearney made a lot of beautiful albums under the name Sand Snowman. He’s also an artist who makes wonderful artwork. Iris and Gavan talk about his music, his favourite artists, life and more!

Not just your regular interview, but a very funny, interesting interview with an amazing artist! You don’t want to miss this! In between the interview parts you will hear music from Sand Snowman!

You can listen to the show here:

You can listen to Part I here:

Continue reading

Iris Interviews: Asger Mygind of VOLA

Standard

Written interview! (if you prefer to listen to the interview instead of reading it, click here)

The band VOLA will release their debut album named Inmazes in September 2016. They already released an EP named Homesick Machinery back in 2008, and released Inmazes digitally in 2015, but Mascot Label Group decided to give the album a proper re-release. I interviewed Asger Mygind, the guitarist and lead vocalist of VOLA, in July. We talk about their debut album, how the album was recorded, and about their upcoming tour. Continue reading

Backstage with Iris! Interview with Sand Snowman!

Standard

The sixth episode of Backstage with Iris! Interview with Gavan Kearney, better known as Sand Snowman!

Gavan Kearney made a lot of beautiful albums under the name Sand Snowman. He’s also an artist who makes wonderful artwork. Iris and Gavan talk about his music, his art, his collaboration with Steven Wilson, why he came up with the name Sand Snowman and more!

Not just your regular interview, but a very funny, interesting interview with an amazing artist! You don’t want to miss this! In between the interview parts you will hear music from Sand Snowman!

You can listen to the show here:

Continue reading

That moment when IO Pages published your interview with Adam Holzman in their magazine!

Standard

Yes! I’m so happy! The dutch magazine IO Pages published my interview in their latest edition (number 138). I hope I can provide more articles for them in the near future. Please go buy their magazine for more interesting interviews, reviews and more!

A big hug from your roving reporter!

Iris, aka Ier!

PS: If you want to listen to the original interview, you can listen to that here!

Liked what you’ve read? Please feel free to sponsor me, so I can continue providing you interviews, reviews, stories and more fun stuff of your favourite bands and artists! Click on the ‘Donate’ button on the top left side of the page (or click on the plus on the top left side of the page when you’re reading this on your mobile device/tablet). You don’t need a PayPal account to donate! Just one dollar/euro/pound can help me a lot! Read about what happens with your donation money here. Thank you very much! 

Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & Google +! Subscribe by entering you email address, or click on the follow button when you already have a WordPress account, so you will get my latest posts automatically in your inbox!