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Gear Review: Anti-Mortem Guitarist Zain Smith on His Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Solo Head
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 22, 2014
Hailing from Chickasha, OK, the five-piece hard rock/metal band Anti-Mortem are getting all hot and bothered with the pending…
"Metamorphosis": An Interview with Nostalghia frontwoman Ciscandra Nostalghia
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 20, 2014
It is difficult to put the music of the Nostalghia into a category; the Los Angeles-based trio generate lavish sounds from el…
Purely Provocative: Fuck The Facts Guitarist Topon Das Talks Arrests, Projectile Vomiting, Music Piracy and the Existence of God
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 15, 2014
The Ottawa, Ontario grindcore brutes known as Fuck the Facts formed in the late 90s thanks in large to guitarist Topon Das. I…
Gear Review: Prime Ministers Bassist Pedro Arguello on His 63 Precision Bass
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 14, 2014
Pedro "Perico" Arguello plays bass (and handles backing vocals) for the Latin American rock quartet, Prime Ministers. The ban…
Purely Provocative: Divot Frontman Cliff Hodson Talks Groupie Culture, The NRA, and Pet Peeves
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 10, 2014
The Elmira, NY-based hard rock trio, Divot, is preparing to release their new EP To Shape The Mold (mixed by Mike Ferretti wh…
Tattoo Talk: I Divide Drummer Dave Mooney talks "Liverbird" Forearm Tat, Black and White Sleeve, and Morgan Freeman
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 10, 2014
British rockers I Divide are going to release their debut album, Last One Standing, on April 14th, 2014. This well-produced,…
Gear Review: Framing Hanley Guitarist Brandon Wootten on His Hughes and Kettner TriAmp MK2
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 09, 2014
Brandon Wootten, guitarist for the alternative rock band Framing Hanley, recently sat and chatted with me about his favorite…
Gear Review: Shroud of Despondency Guitarists Rory Heikkila and Jon Liedtke on Their Crate Blue Voodoo and Marshall JCM 2000 Dual Super Lead Amps
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 06, 2014
Led by the twin guitar attack of shredders Rory Heikkila and Jon Liedtke, the Milwaukee, WI-based black metal band Shroud of…
Gear Review: Guitar Wizard Ethan Brosh Talks About His ISP Technologies Theta Preamp
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 05, 2014
For the uninitiated, Ethan Brosh is a supremely-talented rock guitar wizard who has long-since mastered epic shreddery yet so…
Interview with Lacuna Coil; Vocalist Cristina Scabbia Weighs in on 'Broken Crown Halo', Personnel Changes, and Being a Rock Magazine Pin-up
Comments Artist Chats » by: Charlie Steffens on Apr 04, 2014
Italy's Lacuna Coil recently completed a one-month U.S. run with Sick Puppies, Cilver, and Eyes Set to Kill when the Revolver…
Gear Review: The Dollyrots Guitarist Luis Cabezas on His Gibson Guitars and Vintage Marshall Amps
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 03, 2014
Their new album titled Barefoot and Pregnant is out now via Arrested Youth Records and the alternative rock/punk duo of Kelly…
Gear Review: Colossus of Destiny Guitarist Julien L. on His Orange Amp and Wild Custom Guitar Silverburst (The Baroness CT)
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 02, 2014
The Parisian five-piece sludgecore/metal band known as Colossus of Destiny dropped their 6 track EP In Lesser Brightness on O…
Gear Review: The Raskins Guitarist Roger Raskin on His Custom GMP Guitars and Marshall 900 Dual Channel Amps
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 31, 2014
The Raskins is an alternative rock band composed of twins Logan and Roger Raskin. Born and raised in New York City, the broth…
Gear Review: Mother Lead Guitarist Mike Gowen and Bassist Johnny on Their Rickenbacker 4003 and Gibson Les Paul Standard
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 31, 2014
Released on March 18th in the USA, the EP A New Life is the HOT new release from Mother, a fucking rad new alternative hard r…
Interview with Our Last Enemy; Bassist Matt and Guitarist Bizz Talk New Album 'Pariah' and Much More
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Mar 28, 2014
The Australian industrial metal band, Our Last Enemy, have just released their newest effort, Pariah via Eclipse Records and…
Gear Review: Mushroomhead Drummer Skinny Talks About His Neve V Channel Strip and 33609 Compressor
Comments Gear Review » by: Bruce Moore on Mar 27, 2014
Mushroomhead are preparing to release their newest offering, The Righteous & The Butterfly, on May 13, 2014. In order to delv…
Gear Review: Dream Theater Guitarist John Petrucci on His Signature Music Man Guitar "The Majesty"
Comments Gear Review » by: Bruce Moore on Mar 25, 2014
The two-time Grammy nominated progressive metal band Dream Theater kicked off the next leg of their North American tour on Ma…
Interview with 3 Years Hollow; Vocalist Jose Urquiza Talks New Album 'The Cracks', Pre-Show Rituals and More
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Mar 24, 2014
The Illinois-based hard rock/metal quintet 3 Years Hollow have just released their newest recording, The Cracks, via Imagen R…
Gear Review: Bloody Hammers Lead Vocalist and Bassist Anders Manga on His Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pedal
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 23, 2014
The much-hyped group Bloody Hammers has already begun some intense promotion in light of the pending June 10th North American…
Gear Review: Sworn Enemy Guitarist Jeff Cummings on His Krank Krankenstein 100 Watt Guitar Head
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 21, 2014
Queens, NY-based hardcore/metal quintet Sworn Enemy are going to be releasing their brand new album, Living on Borrowed Time,…
Gear Review: Odonis Odonis Drummer Jarod Gibson Explains the Band's Gear Configuration Called "THE WALL"
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 20, 2014
Odonis Odonis hail from the land of the ever-growing wicked music scene, Toronto, Canada. Playing a form of music they label…
Gear Review: PUP Guitarist Steven Sladkowski on His Death By Audio Robot Pedal
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 20, 2014
Toronto, Canada continues to produce bad-ass bands at an near alarming rate. But no one's fucking complaining, cause that's a…
Interview with Amon Amarth; guitarist Johan Söderberg talks 'Deceiver of the Gods' and Sweden
Comments Artist Chats » by: Carmen Monoxide on Mar 19, 2014
We recently had the opportunity to catch up with guitarist Johan Söderberg of fantasy/Viking/Norse mythology-inspired melodic…
Gear Review: Darkentries Guitarist Roger Caughman on His Sunn 1200S Amplifier
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 18, 2014
Signed to the small label Retro Futurist Records, the Columbia, South Carolina-based post-doom quintet - composed of (Jonatha…
Gear Review: Comeback Kid Guitarist Jeremy Hiebert on His Gibson Guitars Including a Les Paul '76 Custom and SG Standard
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 14, 2014
Winnipeg, MB-based, born, and bred Hardcore/Punk heroes, Comeback Kid, released their rip-roaring new album, Die Knowing, on…