Upon its release in 2006, « Rise » was a bomb that revigorated the whole hard rock genre. After that everything went fast for THE ANSWER. The Irish band even opened for AC/DC on the Black Ice tour in 2009 (which makes for a great anecdote told by Paul Mahon, guitar player of the band, whom we had the chance to interview). However, despite a very positive critical reception, their 3rd record “Revival”, which was released in 2011, flew under the radar. Disappointed by this failure, they decided to change literally everything: management, label, new recording studio. The only thing that didn’t change is the line-up. But then, how is “New Horizon”?
A forty seven year long career, not a show missed and still around a hundred gigs a year (yes, that is huge). A band with an impeccable stage reputation and a rich and timeless discography (“Along Comes A Woman”, “Hard To Say I’m Sorry”…), a true monument of American rock’n’roll with more than a hundred [...]
When Shyanna came in my office with the « Black Waltz » album and told me I was going to interview AVATAR in less than a week I was quite suspicious. It was a band I didn’t know with both music and artwork looking like they came from a generic melodic death metal band full of make-up [...]
I love those records… I just love records that I can’t properly introduce. It’s always easy to write about them. And after ten times, it starts to piss me off. I can’t take it anymore and I get angry and as I get angry I just hate the record… You got to admit it’s a [...]
I’ve always had a tremendous amount of respect for dedicated people, the ones who follow their dreams, their goals whatever may happen. Old veterans who, even after 30 long years, keep fighting and reinventing themselves, who never stop and keep going even when they’re down. Lemmy, Anthrax, those kind of guys with a “walk or [...]