What are your impressions about the tour and especially the Knock Out Festival?
The festival was great, it was the biggest stage in my career so far and also the biggest crowd. I was happy that I got to talk for a few moments with Sharon del Adel of Within Temptation. It was nice to meet our promotion lady, Iris from Focusion. I enjoyed very much the show of Within Temptation, I was a little dissappointed by Paradise Lost and I was nicely impressed by Simone from Epica. She really sings well live. Of course the shows of Helloween and Gamma Ray were great but I was already used to that in all the days we had spent together on the tour.
What is the reason for it that you are on tour with AXXIS?
Axxis needed a replacement for their singer Lakonia, and our common label, AFM, came with the ideea of me replacing her. So I thought about the good promotion that this would be for my band and I accepted.
How did you get along with the boys?
There were good times and bad times. We are very different people from very different parts of the world.
Are you satisfied with the feedback about "Hereafter" that you got from the fans and the press and what do you answer people who say that MAGICA sounds similar to NIGHTWISH?
I think that we have good reviews and I'm pleased with that. Of course there are people that need to compare things and they are saying that Nightwish's latest production is better. Hahaha ! But of course it is....they have a huge production team with 100 times more finance than Magica. So the result is obvious.
What is your favourite track on "Hereafter" and just why?
This is a difficult answer. Sometimes I like "Endless" because it's the song that represents the album in the best way...sometimes I like "Entangled" because it has a more sensitive side compared to other tracks.
What is your favourite album at the moment?
For me it is "Hereafter" but not all the guys from Magica will agree with me.
When can we see MAGICA on their own tour in Germany?
When the Record label and the booking agencies will find us a good tour. We will be glad to come and play because that is what we like to do most.
Can you name some bands you would like to go on tour with?
Oh, there are a lot of bands that I would like to tour with but I think touring with Within Temptation will give me great pleasure because I think that Sharon is a very special person and I would enjoy her company greatly.
Please tell us something about the metal scene in Romania.
There is not so much to tell...Everything is deep underground. There are a
couple of bands worth mentioning but they lack support and promotion and a little bit of luck.
Thank you so far. Here is space for some last words and greetings.
Thank you very much for the opportunity of presenting Magica to your readers.
Prick up your ears!
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Thanks and greets to:
Iris (Focusion Promotion).