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An Interview With Bassist David and Vocalist Sam Of Apparition

With new vocalist Samantha Smallwood settled into the band, Apparition are looking forward to recording new material with their latest addition. Here they talk about playing the Femme Metal Festival and their hopes for the coming years.

AvernaX: What are you most looking forward to about playing the Femme Metal Fest?

Dave: Probably meeting Carrie, the organiser, I don’t believe she is a real person until I meet her lol. Then probably wish she wasn’t real!!

AvernaX: What made you want to get involved with the festival?

Dave: I organised the Dames Of Darkness festival last year and Carrie spoke to me about it and asked for my help in exchange for Apparition being part of the show.

AvernaX: Are there any other bands on the line-up that you are excited to play alongside?

Dave: Triaxis, as they are really down to earth off stage but on stage they are rock stars.

AvernaX: Where are you gigging/touring at the moment?

Dave: We have just supported ex-Nightwish singer Tarja in London. We were on first and went down really well. As soon as we played the first chords to our opening song the crowd cheered. We got many new fan sthrough this gig which was very pleasing.

AvernaX: Samantha, you replaced Fiona Creaby as vocalist of Apparition. Did you find it easy to fit in with the rest of the band?

Sam: Yes I did, we pretty much got working on new material straight away and the new songs 'Elysium' and 'Traitor's Gate' were created in a very short space of time. I knew that I had some big shoes to fill as I know Fiona was very popular with the Apparition fans but everyone has been so supportive of us and I'm really looking forward to getting the new album out.

AvernaX: What were Apparition's fan's reactions?

Dave: Some didn’t like the idea but after they heard Sam they warmed to her. The songs Fiona recorded are still on MySpace so she is still part of us in a way.

AvernaX: Who are your musical influences?

Sam: Singers Floor Janson, lara Fabian, Julie Andrews, Kerry Ellis and bands Within Temptation, After Forever and Kamelot.

AvernaX: Who would you choose to play at your dream festival?

Dave: Well for me the Tarja show was the ultimate.

AvernaX: For all those who have not yet got tickets to the Femme Metal Fest, why do you think they should come and give their support?

Dave: To meet up with like minded people and listen to bands that you have never heard of before.

AvernaX: What have Apparition got planned for 2010?

Dave: Well firstly we need to find time for us to all meet up. Then start work on writing and recording a new album. Many hurdles to over come first though.

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