Iron Maiden flipped Navid Rashid over to the ‘dark side’

Navid Rashid is frontman (vocalist and guitarist) of Iris Divine. Sometimes people mix up his first name and surname. Navid is his first name and Rashid is his surname. Navid grew up in the ’80’s, in those days hard rock was very populair. Navid had plenty of exposure on radio and MTV.  He still loves what … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Ton Scherpenzeel: “Image is thin air”.

Next year Ton Scherpenzeel can blow out 70 candles, and his band Kayak celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. In all those years, he hasn’t changed much. He is and remains purely himself and doesn’t concern himself with image building. The only time they did something about their image was around 2009. Cindy Oudshoorn (the singer at … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Lucifer knows that every cloud has a silver lining

The band metal/doom rock band Lucifer was founded in 2014 by Johanna Platow Andersson, her name was then Johanna Sadonis, and she lived in Berlin. The band is ’70’s oriented, both in terms of music and sound. They are inspired by bands like Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult and Fleetwood Mac. There have been several … Read more, available in English and Dutch

The Picturebooks: daredevils, biker freaks but above all musicians

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken Singer/guitarist Fynn Claus Grabke and drummer Philipp Mirtschink do wild things like skateboarding and motorcycling. Their music may sometimes be a bit rough, but these men from Gütersloh (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) have a gentle soul and a passion for music. They have … Read more, available in English and Dutch

MoonKing Jan Hoving leads The Ministry of Rock & Roll

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken While harvesting the wheat, Jan Hoving freed up time so that I could interview him on behalf of Maxazine about the band The MoRR, which he founded. There was a precedent: Vandenberg’s MoonKings was founded some 7 years ago by Ad (Vandenberg). … Read more, available in English and Dutch

First school of art for O.A.K. founder Jerry Cutillo

There are a few bands with the same name, for example: O.A.K., one is from Norway, another from Italy. Most prog lovers are only familiar with the Norwegian one. The Italian composer and multi-instrumentalist Jerry Cutillo founded his O.A.K. (Oscillazioni Alchemico Kreative) in 1993. Nevertheless, that prog project is a little under the radar. Time … Read more, available in English and Dutch