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
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!
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!!
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
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!
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!
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Darrel is the keyboardist of the bands Nth Ascensionand Ten, but released his solo album named No More Time this month. Iris and Darrel talk about his solo album, how he joined the bands Ten & Nth Ascension, and more! A long, interesting, and also funny interview!
In between the interview parts you will hear tracks from Darrel’s latest solo album, Nth Ascension and Ten!
Interview with Robin Wylie of 7sleepers (Part 2) and Asger Mygind of VOLA!
Iris interviewed the multitalented artist Robin Wylie, who made a wonderful album under the name 7sleepers, back in 2015. “Seven songs about 7 that might put you to sleep”, according to sir Wylie himself. You will hear part II of the interview, and in between the interview parts you will hear tracks from the 7sleepers album and Robin’s personal picks! You can listen to part 1 of the interview here:
After the interview with Robin Wylie you will hear the interview with Asger Mygind from the band VOLA. Iris and Asger talk about the (re)release of their debut album named Inmazes, how they recorded their album and a possible tour! You will hear tracks from the band VOLA before and after the interview.
Iris interviewed the multi-talented artist Robin Wylie, who made a wonderful album under the name 7sleepers, back in 2015. “Seven songs about 7 that might put you to sleep”, according to sir Wylie himself. Iris and Robin discuss the making of the album, the story behind the songs, and more!