TOWER OF STONE (SWE) - The QUESTIONING OF STEEL
Category: Music
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HI EVERYBODY ! PLEASE WELCOME THIS TOP UNDERGROUND BAND FROM SWEDEN ! I DON'T WRITE TOO MUCH ABOUT THEM CAUSE THE REVIEW WILL BE POSTED IN FEW MINUTES !!!! BUT TOWER OF STONE WILL BE FOR SURE ON A LABEL RAPIDLY !!!


1/ Could you in few words give us information about you (the place you are from, the year you started, your release(s), your ages) ?

TOWER OF STONE is a project with my songs and I have different musicians on my demos. Most of us live in the town Pitea, northeast of Sweden, but the keyboardplayer Fabrizio is from Italy and we have not met yet. We interact through Internet and MSN. Janne Stark lives in the south of Sweden. We are from 26 to 45 years old. TOWER OF STONE started in the year of 2003 and have released two demos: "THE SACRED DRAGON" (2005) and "PAINTING TOMORROW" (2007).

2/ How could you describe your music ?

The music of TOWER OF STONE is "old school hardrock/metal" with inspiration from the classic bands as Rainbow, Deep Purple, Dio and such, but also new bands as Dream Theater, Metal Church and so on. So there are some new metal influences there, too.

3/ How is the Traditional HEAVY METAL scene in your country ?

It is quite good with bands like Hammerfall, Opeth, Talisman, In Flames, Yngwie and Wolf, to name a few. But in Sweden heavy metal is not that big, I am sorry to say. But we have Sweden Rock Festival once a year and that festival is "heaven on earth" for a hardrocker.

4/ Give us some other HEAVY METAL bands you know in your area.

In my area there are band like Meduza, Tundra, Cryonic, B-low, Laudamus, Winterlong.

5/ What are your projects ? Are you in a "Fan" or "professional" perspective ?

I'm in a "professional" perspective I guess, since I dream of making an album some day.

6/ What do you know about French Traditionnal HEAVY METAL ?

I do not know that much, I'm sorry to say.

7/ Give me some of your 80's HEAVY METAL bands you are really fans ?

Rainbow, Dio, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, MSG, Saxon and many more.

8/ Could you change your HEAVY METAL into more commercial Metal to be famous ?

No, I do not think so. My songs come from the heart and they sound as they sound.

9/ How should be the perfect HEAVY METAL groupie ?

Well, I have always connected the word "groupie" to sex, but nowadays I guess that a groupie is someone who hangs out with the band and party. However, a good "groupie" should like the music as well ;)

10/ What could be the "Heavy Metal War Cry" of your band ?

I am not sure that I understand the question. But if you mean "the cry" is a kind of "slogan" for the band.. I guess it would be "Heavy metal in the night"! =)

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