Can you give us a brief Highlord history?
Which bands do you consider to be Highlord's major influences?
Mmm...Yngwie J. Malmsteen for sure! and old bands like Helloween, Iron Maiden, Europe or Savatage.
Which albums are you hearing these days?
Personally I am listening very often to Avantasia and "Follow the Reaper" of Children of Bodom....he he, yeah I know they are very different kinds of music but I like to liesten to many genres...I don't want to "freeze" my mind at all, so I try to keep it open! (Apocalypse: excellent taste).
In your webpage, I saw that you don't have too many concerts. Why is
that, too many bands in Italy, your personal lives don't allow to be on the
road, or other reason?
Yes, there is some problem in playing live-shows here....few possibility and too much bands....is not a good situation in Italy for Metal shows....
How do you see the Italian Metal scene actually?
As I told you before...there are too much bands...I think we are getting too much of that stuff.. I mean....Power Metal won't live forever if there will be even more power bands...we have to try to find some new solution....maybe a new kind of music....that is what we would like to do, but you know...is not easy!
Do you have good relations with the other bands? Any particular band
that you don't like?
He he...yes we are friends with a lot of Italian bands....there is not a band we don't like....but we have to say that we don't follow the Italian metal scene very carefully, because we prefer to listen to foreign bands...there is not a special reason....
Being on a small label, are you happy with Northwind? You have contract
for one more album, right? Are you going to have another great digipack
layout and a cover from Luis Royo?
Well...we would like to find a bigger label, so at the moment we are looking forward to reaching a new one....anyway...we are quite satisfied with NorthWind Records.
How many "Heir of Power" records did you sell? Do you already have
figures about "When the Aurora Falls..."?
Mmm...teasy question!....he he...well..."Heir of Power" sold about 2800 copies in one year....and some songs appeared in a german compilation for 6000 copies..."When the Aurora falls..." sold almost 3000 copies in two months!!! :-) we really hope it will go in this way for a long, long time!!!
For the new album the band took care of the production with Luigi
Stefanini (BTW great improvement in the production). This means more
confidence from the band or the band wasn't totally happy with the
production in the first album?
Oh...God! of course we HATE the production of the first album!!! we won't never do again such a mistake!!! we will always record our albums at New Sins...if possible of course! ;-)
Living in a small country, I have to place a national question. Has any
of the members been to Portugal? What do you know about us?
Oooh...sorry we have never ben there...I would like to come in Portugal this summer...I went often to Spain! What we know?....mmm....that there is a great sun and sea....we think is a good place, isn't it? (Apocalypse: he he, just come and see by yourself;-))
How do you see the web, as a help for dissemination? Do you receive
lots of emails from fans?
Yes! absolutely! Internet is a very helpfull resort! really...we receive many contacts trought it...it is very usefull!
Finally, can you give me a sentence to be in the Sounds from Apocalypse
main page. Thank you very much for your precious time and the best Metal Wishes to the
band and your new album (huge sales!!!).
Yes we would like to say "Thanks" to all of you for your kindness...and to all Portuguese Metal heads: "STAYYYY METAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!"
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