Hailing from New Jersey, the band was able to show their countrymen what
they were about for the first time. For many, it was like finding gold
in their own back yard. To mark the occasion, Metal Update caught up
with guitarist Michael Romeo in the midst of the tour to talk shop.
METAL UPDATE: You guys are currently on tour with Blind Guardian, correct?
MICHAEL ROMEO: Yup.
MU: Is today a day off for ya?
MR: Yes it is. Day off.
MU: Are you back at home at the moment?
MR: No. We're in. . . (asks someone) Where are we? Detroit? (voice from
background) Detroit Rock City.
MU: Very nice. So how has the tour been going so far?
MR: Pretty good. It's been really good and we're really happy about it.
MU: How does it feel to be touring the US finally? It's your first time
MR: Finally is the word. But it's all good. Before the tour even got
started we were pretty excited about playing here and now it feels really good.
MU: Better late than never, right?
MR: Yeah. (laughs)