Metal Hammer UK created the beginning of our fan momentum as a band. They found us on Myspace and put me in their 2010 “Maidens of Metal” calendar. Here is the photo shoot! After the magazine was published, Metal Hammer invited us to come play Hard Rock Hell in the UK. Our first UK tour wasn’t very successful but Chief Editor Alexander Milas told me not to give up and to keep coming back, so we did! Alexander Milas was a champion for us in the first two years coming onto the scene. The UK was the first country in the world where momentum started for Kobra and the Lotus. Metal Hammer has continued to support us. I’ve had the great fortune to be on the cover twice, one was an Anniversary Edition and the other was the 50 Up and Coming Metal Bands. It was me with other artists and musicians, but I was there! We also received an amazing opportunity to have a full feature published by Metal Hammer UK. It was one of our most memorable photo shoots of all time! The studio was full of Snakes! Loved it!
Hard Rock Hell was a great experience as musicians and the fans are all at the same place mingling, having fun, and enjoying great music together. Our cover of “Ace of Spades” was always popular.