I am sure you are a big unknown to most of our
so could you please introduce yourselves?
Malison Rogue - We're four swedish guys
who shares the passion for music, specially the 80's metal scene. After about
five years of rehearsing, demo recordings and live gigs we finally signed a
record deal with Inner Wound.
In the summer of 2010 we recorded and
mixed our debut album, which we're now ready to unleash!
"Malison Rogue" is your debut album
what can metal fans expect from it?
Malison Rogue - Catchy and tasteful metal
songs with a progressive touch.
How happy are you with the final
result and what kind of expectations do you have for it?
Malison Rogue - We're very satisfied with
the production, Mats Levén and Nicko Dimarino did a fantastic job! All the
former demos turned out to be a good mix of diffrent types of songs. Of course
we hope that the listeners will appreciate the album
If you had to pick one song off the
album that represent the essence of Malison Rogue, which one would you
pick and why? Personally I would probably pick the strong opener; "Friend
Friend or Foe is a good example! It's actually the first song we wrote
that captured a kind of Queensr˙che vibe. The song has a strong bass
rythm, cool guitar harmonys and melodic vocal lines. Those elements are
for us the essence of Malison Rogue.
I draw comparisons with bands
like old Queensryche, Lethal and Deadly Blessing. Bands that had their
best moments in the late 80s, is that where your roots lie?
Malison Rogue - Yes absolutely.
Queensr˙che, Fates Warning and Crimson Glory are all fantastic bands, we
also love classic heavy metal bands such as Priest, Maiden and Accept.
And of course, 80's hair metal is always a party starter.
Who and what has inspired you,
musically as well as lyrically?
Musically: DeGarmo/Tate/Wilson, Harris/Dickinson/Smith among others.
Lyrically: life, people, situations.
Any touring plans in the near
Not at the moment. We have a couple of gigs planned, but it would be
awesome to do a proper tour.
If you had the choice what
would be your ideal touring package?
Malison Rogue - Queensr˙che,
Crimson Glory and Malison Rogue, tour 2011
What does the words heavy
metal mean to you?
Malison Rogue - Rob Halford and
Thank you very much for
answering my questions. Do you have any last rants for our readers?
Malison Rogue - Use condom......
and be sure to check out our album (release date 25th of March)