August 2022

INTERPOL - Miraculous transformation

28. August 2022


INTERPOL - Wundersame Wandlung

Corona has influenced us all - in the most diverse ways: The virus has turned us into angry citizens, conspiracy theorists, but also hermits and couch potatoes, people with fears about the future and existence or - ideally - a reinvigorated sense of family. In the case of the American band Interpol, meanwhile, it has provided a new sound, a new aspiration and a surprising album: "The Other Side Of Make-Believe".


KING BUFFALO - Everywhere is Avalon

28. August 2022

King Buffalo

KING BUFFALO - Überall ist Avalon

With "Regenerator" the psychedelic stoner band King Buffalo from Rochester in New York State concludes their Lockdown trilogy. "'The Burden Of Restlessness', the first part, was very dark and bleak. We didn't want to do anything like that again," explains singer and guitarist Sean McVay in an interview on the sidelines of the Herzberg Festival. Very relaxed and tidy, the frontman of the trio seems, although he has not yet created a setlist a few hours before the show.


LONG DISTANCE CALLING - High time to act

28. August 2022

Long Distance Calling

LONG DISTANCE CALLING - Höchste Zeit zu handeln

A forced break from touring due to corona and one band member's particular penchant for documentaries led the instrumental proggers from Münster, Germany, LONG DISTANCE CALLING to follow a creative impulse and start working on a new album. Drummer Janosch Rathmer and bassist Jan Hoffmann explained in an interview with eclipsed how their eighth studio work "Eraser" subsequently became a real affair of the heart with an unusual concept, which was developed in close cooperation with Greenpeace


Blues rocker WALTER TROUT awaits the things to come at the age of 71

28. August 2022

Walter Trout

Bluesrocker WALTER TROUT harrt mit 71 Jahren der Dinge, die noch kommen

Whether you mention the name Walter Trout to Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd or John Mayall, praise immediately follows. The U.S. East Coast musician has earned these accolades over the past four decades with his consistently high-quality work on the guitar and on the microphone in the studio and on the world stages. When this eclipsed issue is published, he is currently on a blues rock cruise in the Aegean Sea with 24 other acts such as Bonamassa, King King or Keb' Mo'. Without much of a breather, the tour continues on both sides of the Atlantic after that.


The EAGLES go all out for nostalgia - bassist TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT thinks that's not enough

28. August 2022

Timothy B. Schmit Eagles

Die EAGLES setzen ganz auf Nostalgie - Bassist TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT ist das zu wenig

Always only "Hotel California," "One Of These Nights" and "Heartache Tonight" is unsatisfying in the long run. At least that's what the 74-year-old thinks - and with "Day By Day" he presents his seventh solo album. A work with a top-class guest list, great sound and exemplary approach: creative self-realization. It's never too late for that, says Schmit in an eclipsed interview in Amsterdam.

eclipsed: Timothy, you're the only Eagles member still releasing new music. A reaction to the lack of creativity of the band?


A Perfect Circle's BILLY HOWERDEL has waited enough, now he tries his hand as a soloist

A Perfect Circle's BILLY HOWERDEL hat genug gewartet, jetzt versucht er sich als Solist

Since 1999, the bald guitarist has played in a band that has brought him as much success as trouble: A Perfect Circle. A cooperation with Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, who has hardly any time, but all the more whims. Logical consequence: With "What Normal Was," the frustrated Howerdel goes it alone - and speaks plainly.

eclipsed: Do you wish you had recorded more music with Maynard over the last 23 years?

Billy Howerdel: No question about it! If his schedule had allowed it, we would have made more than four albums, guaranteed.


It took INHALO a measly twelve years to release their debut album

28. August 2022

Inhalo Ivy’s Dream

Schlappe zwölf Jahre brauchten INHALO bis zur Veröffentlichung ihres Debütalbums

The Dutch prog band seems to come out of nowhere. In fact, however, its members are old hands, partly even old acquaintances. Fons Herder's versatile voice, for example, not only lends an amazing intensity to the Inhalo songs, but has also been heard on A Liquid Landscape. The other three band members previously formed the prog band Ivy's Dream (2009-2021), and the genesis of Inhalo's debut "Sever" is closely intertwined with it. "The story of 'Sever' started around 2010 and ended in 2020," recalls guitarist Roy Willems.