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Den Tunge Time – Live Radio interview
New guitarist and composer Mads Sørensen and vocalist and songwriter Sofia joined DEN TUNGE TIME via phone connection to talk with Tue Frank about new lineup, new songs and new directions for the project.
Air date: 15th of June 2021 (Danish language radio)
“What a voice!” – live at Byhaven, Pumpehuset
★★★★★★★★☆☆ from MODGIFT for our first live show since the lockdown.
30th of July 2020 for the MIGHTY MUSIC presents ETHEREAL KINGDOMS, WAYWARD DAWN and CHRONICLE.
Podcast interview with Den Tunge Radio – SLAY HOME SLAY SAFE livestream festival special
Sofia spoke with Kasper Behrendt from DEN TUNGE RADIO fresh off stage from SLAY HOME SLAY SAFE livestream show. We talk about the visual aspects of our shows and how to deal with not playing live shows for several months.
Corona story: Sofia speaks with DEMON REPORTS
How do you transition from playing shows and being an active part of the music scene to suddenly being stuck at home during a pandemic? Sofia spoke with DEMON REPORTS about her experience and survival tips in this interview.
"Sofia's growl seemed frighteningly powerful in the contrast to the church's beautiful architecture."
Udlejre Church special theatrical show report by Nordica Live Magazine
Hollow Mirror is a 2019 favourite
Our debut album has made it onto the 2019 top releases lists from multiple magazines. "An album that captures you from the very first song until the last"
‘An excellent debut’ – Devilution review
★★★★☆ from Devilution
"Truly a woman with an excellent voice"
“Close your eyes and listen” – Metal’art Hollow Mirror review
4,5 of 5 stars from Metal'art!
"Totally captivating. The entire album listens without transitions, never tired"
“Not an ordinary piece of work” – Aardschok magazine review
Hollow Mirror gets an 85 of 100 score in Dutch metal magazine Aardschok. "A 45-minute fairy tale story (..) What a courage, what a creativity!"
“Brings together the opposites” – Classic Rock Magazine review
Classic Rock Magazine's journalist Matthias Mineur shared his thoughts in the Prog-metal section of the October issue.
“Elegance that keeps the listener pivoting” – Hollow Mirror Dead Rhetoric review
Hollow Mirror receives an 8,5 of 10 rating from Dead Rhetoric.
"In the case of this quartet, they are willing to incorporate gothic and dark/extreme elements against an elegance that keeps the listener pivoting throughout these nine tracks.”
“In league with the big bands” – Hollow Mirror review
★★★★★★★★☆☆ from HEAVYMETAL.DK
"You don't need more than a few seconds of listening to place Ethereal Kingdoms in league with the big bands"
“A darker take on symphonic metal” – Review of Hollow Mirror
Über Rock entered Hollow Mirror and found it to have "a more horror-inflected live and feels grimly oppressive".
“A surprising record” – Review of Hollow Mirror
★★★★★ ☆ from French magazine Metallian and an interview in their Sep/Oct issue!
“Not just another symphonic metal band”
Hard rock info entered Hollow Mirror and shared their thoughts on our 9 ghost stories in this review!
Legacy magazine interview
""We focus on the contrast between beauty and brutality. It's the twist that makes it interesting"
Germany's Legacy Magazine spoke with Sofia and Christian about creativity, songwriting and theatre.
“Dragged out of the comfort zone” – Legacy album review
Legacy Magazine awarded Ethereal Kingdoms debut album 12 of 15 stars in this review! "Hollow Mirror takes time"
“Each composition is a kingdom of its own” – Fireworks magazine
82 of 100 points and a top-5 playlist mention for Hollow Mirror in Fireworks Rock & Metal magazine! "A virtual tempest that showcases the high talents of each member."
“You’re in for an experience” – Review of Hollow Mirror
Hollow Mirror review earns 10/10 stars from Metalized! "It's music that is to be experienced both in your living room and on stage"
“Almost near perfection” – Review of Hollow Mirror
★★★★☆ in this Hollow Mirror review from Metal A Day! Symphonic metal conoisseur Mads Pristed immersed himself in our soundscape. Read his thoughts here.
Metalized magazine interview
“We try to create the music we feel is missing out there. We draw our inspiration from a lot of different places, and always strive to create something extraordinary”
Danish Metalized magazine reached out for an interview
“Beauty interrupted by brutality” – Review of Hollow Mirror
★★★★★★ from Calles Rock Corner for 'Hollow Mirror' review!
"Beauty interrupted by brutality"
Metallian magazine interview
"The image of the ghost represents all your bad decisions"
French Metallian magazine gave us our first front page feature and full page interview as well as a 5/6 star review!
‘A very deserving debut’ – Review of Hollow Mirror
"Definitely worth listening to"
Hollow Mirror was awarded a score of 7.7 out of 10 by Lords of Metal Webzine!
‘A show of the grandiose kind’ – Copenhagen Metal Fest live review
★★★★☆ from METAL A DAY for our performance at Copenhagen Metal Fest 2019
‘A complete range of voices’ – Review of Hollow Mirror
Hollow Mirror receives 82/100 from Musica.be
‘A perfect balance of darkness and brightness’ – Review of Hollow Mirror
8/10 stars for Hollow Mirror in this review from Metal Temple.
Copenhagen Metal Fest interview
"We're not afraid of taking chances and creating shows, that extend beyond just being a concert"
Heavymetal.dk spoke with us before our show at Copenhagen Metal Fest.
“This band has a story to tell” – Nordic Noise live review
★★★★★★★★☆☆ from Powerofmetal.dk. Journalist Mia Hall witnessed our special performance at Nordic Noise.
“Ambitions are sky high” – Nordic Noise live review
★★★★☆☆ from GAFFA for our special guest show at Nordic Noise 2019. "Something big is on its way".
“Death, love and ghosts” – Royal Metal Fest live review
★★★★☆ for our special theatrical performance at Royal Metal Fest 2019. "An incredibly ambitious show"
“I witnessed something unique” – Royal Metal Fest live review
★★★★★★★★★☆ from HEAVYMETAL.DK for our theatrical special show at Royal Metal Fest 2019.
“Refreshingly ambitious” – Royal Metal Fest live review
4,5 of 5 stars for special theatrical performance at Royal Metal Fest 2019 from Revolution-inc.dk
"The narrative is a chapter of its own"
Royal Metal Fest interview
How do you bring ghost stories to life on stage? Ethereal Kingdoms spoke with Royal Metal Fest about their special theatrical show in this interview.
Heavymetal.it spoke with Sofia fresh off stage at their Finntroll support show at Gimle in September 2018.
"We wanted to create something unique that differentiates us, not just copy other bands. We don't just make music, we create stories"
“New pages in the history of the genre” – Finntroll support live review
When Finntroll visited Denmark, Ethereal Kingdoms played support. Heavymetal.it shared their thoughts of the night here!
DEN TUNGE TIME | Interview with Sofia about the danish symphony metal scene
In this 60 minute symphonic metal special feature, Sofia speaks with Behrendt and Jeanette Meibom about the danish symphonic metal scene, her unique vocal technique and the band's recent signing with Mighty Music.
Podcast in Danish.
“Flying pieces of a broken violin” – Finntroll support review
Metal A Day was present when we unleashed our universe supporting Finntroll
"The symbiosis between band and audience was striking"