Manilla Road Special (28): Luis Thor (Interceptor)

Good Friday is a perfect day to talk about legends. That’s why Luis Thor from Argentine heavy metal band Interceptor honours Manilla Road and Mark Shelton for our blog. Enjoy reading. Would you classify Manilla Road as an important source of inspiraton for your music? Luis Thor: Absolutely. They were not only pioneers but also […]

Manilla Road Special (27): Mark Nicholson (Illegal Bodies)

Today, Mark Nicholson from Canadian heavy metal band Illegal Bodies talks all things Manilla Road. Enjoy reading! Would you classify Manilla Road as an important source of inspiraton for your music? Mark Nicholson: Definitely, like anything with an 80s heavy metal feel with a touch of fantasy and mystery.  Can you point out a special […]

Manilla Road Special (26): Anna Loppacher (Dreamslain)

Today, our colleague Anna Loppacher from Dreamslain talks about Manilla Road and Mark Shelton. Enjoy reading! Would you classify Manilla Road as an important source of inspiration for your music? For 2/3 of the band they definitively are. Our drummer is the least Manilla Road-influenced, he is the one among the band members who draws […]

Manilla Road Special (25): Claudio Livera (Crystal Skull)

Today, Claudio «the Reaper» Livera from Crystal Skull talks about his deep passion for Manilla Road. Enjoy reading! Would you classify Manilla Road as an important source of inspiration for your music? Manilla Road has completely changed my way of seeing and savoring epic metal and metal generally speaking. It’s a kind of music that […]

Manilla Road Special (22): Ernest Clark

Do you want to talk about Manilla Road? If so, read the next chapter of our great special. Ernest Clark, a passionate fan like Mark Anderson, praises his favourite band – and his friend Mark Shelton, of course. How many times did you attend a Manilla Road concert? Between 1986 and 2015 I have seen […]

Manilla Road Special (21): Neudi (Manilla Road)

Today’s interviewee needs no introduction: The one and only Andreas «Neudi» Neuderth talks about The Shark and Manilla Road. Enjoy reading! When did you meet Mark Shelton for the first time? Neudi: We met online when I created a Manilla Road fanpage in the late nineties. I grew up being one of the few Manilla-fans […]

Manilla Road Special (20): Jonathan «Sealey» Seale (Iron Void)

Today, Jonathan «Sealey» Seale – who already talked to my colleague Aidan last year, mainly about his great band Iron Void – answers our questions about Manilla Road and Mark Shelton. Enjoy reading! Would you classify Manilla Road as an important source of inspiration for your music? Jonathan «Sealey» Seale: Absolutely! We’re all big fans […]

Manilla Road Special (19): Cory Christner (Manilla Road)

Today, Cory „Hardcore“ Christner answers our questions about Manilla Road and Mark Shelton. He played drums on Gates of Fire (2005), Voyager (2008) and Playground of the Damned (2011). Enjoy reading! When did you meet Mark Shelton for the first time? Cory Christner: I believe it was about 2002 when my father introduced me to him. I was about 17 years old. I […]