Sunday, April 12, 2015

MIDNIGHT (US) : INTERVIEW : TRUE METAL INVASION # 2 - SINGAPORE : 26/04/2015



We remembered how we wished that MIDNIGHT would hit South East Asia when we were doin' the review of 'Complete And Total Hell' for Hells Headbangers Records back then. Thanks to the organizer - BURSTIN' OUT for finally bringin' them over.
 
Simply, this is a show that you all should not missed. We all had a blast during True Metal Invasion # 1 with ONSLAUGHT (UK), DEATHHAMMER (Nor), DESECRATION (Ire) and other South East Asian bands back in 2012. Looking at this year line-up, it's goin' to be another all hell breaks loose.
 
So we get hold of Athenar for a brief interview as to get your adrenalin burning mad. Its 14 days to Midnight ! Get the ticket and be there !

We are MIDNIGHT ready !!! Are you ?!!
 
WELCOME ATHENAR ! EVERYTHING CHECKED FOR THE 'TRUE METAL INVASION' (SINGAPORE) THIS COMING 26TH APRIL 2015 ?
Yes, I hope all goes well. I always expect the worst out of live though !
 
WHAT FINALLY MADE YOU TO COME OVER SINCE YOU ARE NOT A HUGE FAN OF TOURING ?
Somebody asked me in a very polite way ! I'm not really a fan of touring many dates in a row and playing the same songs night after night. I do like visiting cool places I've never been to though. I'm really looking forward for the gig.
 
WILL MIDNIGHT MAKE ANY STOP TO OTHER SOUTH EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES ?
It's just a one off gig. We're doing a few shows in New Zealand and Australia before the Singapore gig.
 
MANAGED TO CHECK OUT SOME OF THE BANDS THAT WILL SHARE THE STAGE WITH MIDNIGHT ?
I'm looking forward to hearing them live. It keeps it more interesting and fresh.
 
YOU DID SAID THAT - 'DON'T PUT ON EXPECTATION SO YOU (CROWD) WILL ENJOY THE SHOW EVEN MORE' ...
Well, that what's we shoot for. Like I said, I always expect the worst but hope for the best !
 
BUT WHENEVER MIDNIGHT PLAYS, THE ROOF WILL EXPLODE ! ITS STARTED TO SOUND LIKE MANOWAR NOW ... DO YOU STILL LOVE THE BAND (MANOWAR) ?
MANOWAR are one of the best bands ever in my opinion. Of course the first 5 albums are my favourites but they're still really good live. They're really underrated band here in the States.
 
SUPRISINGLY, MIDNIGHT ALREADY PLAYED IN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) ...
Yes, that was a very unique gig, very different from what we're used to in the States. I think most of the peoples at the gig were not from UAE but other countries.
 
DOIN' ANY COVER SONGS ON STAGE PERHAPS ?
No, I don't think we've ever done cover song live. One time a few years ago we did do "Earache My Eye" by Alice Bowie but that's the only time I can remember. Oh, we did "TAP" from Black Ax in Philadelphia.
 
VENOM APPEARS TO PLAY BIG PART IN MIDNIGHT, AND WE FINALLY GOT "TOO LOUD (FOR THE CROWD)" FROM THE ALBUM 'POSSESSED' ON FLEXI FOR DECIBEL MAG ...
Yeah, that song was supposed to go on Venom tribute LP coming out soon. But then the Decibel thing came out, so I gave them that song, and just recorded another Venom song "In League With Satan" for the tribute LP.
 
ANY SPECIAL RELEASE TO CELEBRATE MIDNIGHT IN SINGAPORE ?
No, not that I know of. I should've have planned better !
 
WILL THE HOODS STAY ?
Hopefully the hoods will stay.

WILL WE GET TO SEE YOUR BASS BURNT ON STAGE ?
I really don't think the bass will burn though. From what we know in the States, if you spit on the sidewalks in Singapore, you will be beat. So I will behave good.
 
ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD ...
Can't wait for the gig and hang out with the South East Asian metal maniax !

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