KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Vocalist Kobra Paige - "JUDAS PRIEST Is What Got Me Started With Metal When I Was 15 Years Old"

September 13, 2012, 7 years ago

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Calgary-based KOBRA AND THE LOTUS vocalist Kobra Paige is featured in a new interview with UK-based Über Rock. An excerpt is available below:

Q: You recently opened up for two legendary British metal bands at Hammersmith - JUDAS PRIEST and SAXON. How was that for you?

Kobra: "Oh my God! It was such an honour I've got to tell you! Judas Priest is what got me started with metal when I was 15 years old, and so to support them and that be the first major band we supported what just a crazy circle of events. It was just a real honour and at such a legendary venue as well. And Saxon, they're wicked, they're icons as well so it was just such a wonderful evening."

Q: Can we talk about your influences from a band point of view and also from your point of view as a female singer in a metal band?

Kobra: "Our influences have changed a lot now from when we started the band. We are a traditional heavy metal sounding band, but some of our influences are very different from that genre. Some of my influences at the moment are DEVIN TOWNSEND for instance, Wagner, I really love Wagner. JEFF LOOMIS, his guitar playing really influences what I write, so that's where my influences are coming from. In terms of where the band is at, it's all over the place! Some of the bands that are on here, like MOONSORROW, then bands like MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY. We take pieces from musicians in different bands and try and learn from it."

Go to this location for the complete interview.

Kobra And The Lotus, who recently inked a deal with Universal for their new album with KISS legend Gene Simmons on board with Simmons Records as a partner - performed acoustically at Bloodstock Open Air 2012, which was held August 10th-12th at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire, England. Check out the footage which includes the cover of DIO's 'Holy Diver' below:

The band also performed at Wacken Open Air 2012, which took place in Wacken, Germany from August 2nd - 4th. Pro-shot footage from the band's live set is available below:

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