Hey Guys! Congratulations to you for the new album! Please tell us about the developing process of “Symphony of War”. It took you quite a long time since the last album “Metallic Tragedy”.
First of all,thanks a lot for your kind words,well .we had lot of line up changes during those years ,also I had a serious family problem(my mother died) ,then the mixing guy had a motorcycle crash ,so we had to wait for his recovery,and also I released 2 Iron Mask album in between the 2 last MK albums. But finaly we succeded yeah !
“Symphony of War” tells us a story of the ancient times – why did you chose this theme to be told in a metal symphony?
I just love ancient time and epic stories,and this is great for metal music,rather than nowadays politic and shit,people need to escape from reality from time to time…
What are your main musical influences?
Classical music, mostly baroque, Yngwie old albums for my guitar playing amongst other players like Al dimeola; Gary Moore, Iron Maiden, old albums, and I try to mix it into my own little style
What are your self- defined trademarks and how do you separate yourself from other bands of this genre?
Ultra symphonic éléments ,ultra speed ,ultra power n prog parts ,but most of all very catchy choruses and mélodies ,thats most important to me,people must remember the songs after a listen or two ,thats the best songs to me,when you hear them sing at our gigs thats something I really love!
Let`s talk about “The Holy Pentalogy”. Please explain the idea of the song.
its a 29mn long song divided in5 movements.And the story and musical approach is totaly different from the rest of the songs as its like a metal opera with 5 characters and singers and tells the second part of the story we had on the former album.Very cinematic, some parts are only symphonic like in a movie,with some narations,it really gets you in another world, but it never bores you,as there are so many different moods and mélodies ,classical stuff as well,blast beast and black metal screams ,soprano singing, death growls, baryton vocalist etc it was a hell of a work ,a 5 years every day improvement, till the last mix a few months ago!
Dushan Petrossi also works with his Band Iron Mask. Was it difficult to find the time for the recording?
No ,because I dont have a regular day job ,I only do music,and the only fear is to feel uninspired,but you know so far I’ve try to get good songs out of my head,I think I did hehehehe
If you listen to Iron Mask and the sound of Magic Kingdom – what are the main differences?
Iron Mask is a hard rock and neo classical metal band with a more rough vocalist ,Magic Kingdom is symphonic power speed with High pitched vocalist, I never write the same way for both bands
Tell us something about the Belgian music scene. Is it similar to the german metal scene, where we have hundreds of (more or less) well known artists in power metal?
Honestly,I dont really focus on other bands here in Belgium as far as I know we are the only band in the symphonic epic metal style,signed with a label and doing it in a pro way…
Its mostly death, hardcore; trash and black over here
What are your plans in future? Are there any chances to see you live in Germany as well?
We hope to release our next album next year ,it will be called’ Savage Requiem’ and it will be a total fury with symphonic parts! We hope to come for you guys in germany ,as soon as we have something ;we’ll let you know ,just follow or social network sites and web site.
Last but not least – please give me your first associations to the following topics:
Yngwie Malmsteen -
Ronnie James Dio -
THE Millenium vox! My all time favourite!
I hope I ‘ll play over there before I die!
Thanks a lot – any last words or the readers of metalglory.de?
Thank you very much for your great support and see you on the road !!!!!