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...And Justice For Art: A Look at Dan Seagrave and Zbigniew M. Bielak's Latest Projects
Comments Artist Chats » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on Nov 21, 2014
Dan Seagrave and Zbigniew M. Bielak are two well-known artists that have noticeable generational, cultural and stylistic diff…
Gear Review: Usnea Guitarist and Vocalist Justin Cory on His 1972 Ampeg V4 and 1980 RAT Distortion Pedal
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Nov 20, 2014
Usnea recently unveiled the full details of their second full-length LP (and Relapse Records debut), Random Cosmic Violence,…
Gear Review: Burnt Belief Guitarist Jon Durant Overviews His Guitar, Amp, and Pedal Set-up
Comments Gear Review » by: Bruce Moore on Nov 19, 2014
Guitarist/composer Jon Durant, of the band Burnt Belief, recently sat down to chat with me about his favorite pieces of gear.…
Interview with Pierce The Veil; Bassist Jaime Preciado Discusses New Album, Writing Process, and Touring
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Nov 19, 2014
I recently had the chanced to sit and chat with Jaime Preciado, bassist of the San Diego-based rock act, Pierce The Veil. The…
Interview Sonata Arctica; Keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg Discusses the New 'Ecliptica - Revisited' (15th Anniversary Edition) Album
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Nov 18, 2014
I recently had a chance to chat with Henrik Klingenberg, keyboardist with the Finnish power metal act Sonata Arctica, about t…
Purely Provocative: The Jazz June Frontman Andrew Low Discusses Fugazi, Lightning Strikes, the NRA, Bill O'Reilly, and German Fans
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Bruce Moore on Nov 16, 2014
Andrew Low, front man for the indie/punk act The Jazz June, took a brief moment out his schedule promoting the band's latest…
Interview with Flyleaf; Bassist Pat Seals Talks New Album, Kristen May's Transition, and Pastimes on Tour
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bobbi Kyle on Nov 16, 2014
At the beginning of September, Flyleaf released a brand new album featuring new singer Kristen May. Flyleaf fans had anxiousl…
Gear Review: Encoffination Guitarist and Vocalist Ghoat Discusses Amps, Guitars, and More
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Nov 12, 2014
Ghoat is a funeral director. He's also the guitarist and vocalist for the two-man metal band, Encoffination. His partner, Ele…
Purely Provocative: Justin Symbol aka "The King of Negativity" Give Us the Dirt... and Man, He Gets Dirty!
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Chris Gonda on Nov 10, 2014
Just who is Justin Symbol? Well, sidestepping the long-winded existential philosophical elaboration, he is a unique electroni…
Purely Provocative: Requiem Drummer Rick Siegfried on Projectile Vomiting, Swimming in Open Water, and Pirating Music
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Bruce Moore on Nov 09, 2014
Rick Siegfried, drummer for the hard rock act Requiem, recently took a moment out of his busy schedule to answer some Purely…
Purely Provocative: Sunshine Riot Vocalist Jonny Orton Talks Projectile Vomiting, Strip Club Blood, and New Jersey Turnpike
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Chris Gonda on Nov 07, 2014
What the hell is a Sunshine Riot? Well for the uninitiated, it's a 4-piece band from Boston, Massachusetts that takes element…
Interview with Sixx:A.M.; Lead Vocalist James Michael Discusses 'Modern Vintage', Writing and Recording Together, and Cover Songs
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Nov 03, 2014
I recently had the opportunity to sit and chat with James Michael, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist (among other duties) fo…
...And Justice For Art: A Guide to (some of) the Best Metal Album Covers of 2014... so far (Part 4) - Feat. Judas Priest, Unearth, Polyptych, While Heaven Wept, Demonic Resurrection
Comments Artist Chats » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on Oct 30, 2014
Visually, 2014 has been one of the most interesting years for Metal in recent history. We've had plenty of striking images fr…
Interview with Philm; Drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer) Discusses New Album 'Fire From The Evening Sun'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Oct 29, 2014
Virtually every metal fan around the world is familiar with Dave Lombardo and his work as the drummer of one of the "Big Four…
Interview with Senses Fail; Vocalist Buddy Nielsen and Guitarist Matt Smith Talk Anniversary Tour and New Album
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bobbi Kyle on Oct 28, 2014
Senses Fail hit the road on route to 27 different cities, celebrating their 10th anniversary tour of Let It Enfold You. We ha…
Interview with Carla Harvey; Butcher Babies Vocalist Discusses Her First Book 'Death and Other Dances' in Great Detail
Comments Artist Chats » by: Charlie Steffens on Oct 27, 2014
When she was a seven-year-old girl in Detroit, little Carla Harvey dreamed of being a showgirl. While generally not the caree…
Gear Review: Valdrin Frontman Carter Hicks Discusses His Roland GR-20 Guitar Synth Pedal
Comments Gear Review » by: Curtis Dewar on Oct 26, 2014
Valdrin is a black metal band hailing from Cincinnati, OH. The group recently released their stunning debut, Beyond the Fores…
Gear Review: Twingiant Guitarist Tony Gallegos Discusses His Guitars, Tricks, and Techniques
Comments Gear Review » by: Curtis Dewar on Oct 25, 2014
Phoenix sludge monsters, Twingiant, are on a roll - they recently played an acclaimed set at Southwest Terror Fest and are no…
Purely Provocative: Smile Empty Soul Frontman Sean Danielsen Discusses Parasites, Playing While Wasted, and Marijuana
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Bruce Moore on Oct 22, 2014
I recently had a chance to sit and chat with Sean Danielsen, frontman of the hard rock band Smile Empty Soul, who'll be relea…
Tattoo Talk: Finch Drummer Alexander James Pappas Talks Pac-Man, M.C. Escher and Painful Ink
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Chris Gonda on Oct 21, 2014
We recently checked in with Finch drummer Alexander James Pappas. Why you ask? Well it's pretty simple... the renowned rock b…
Gear Review: The Grayces Discuss Their Instruments and Usage on New Album 'Westing'
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Oct 20, 2014
The Grayces are a three-piece rock band from Nashville, Tennessee who, on October 14, 2014, released their latest full-length…
Interview with Scott Ian; Anthrax Guitarist Discusses in Detail His New DVD 'Swearing Words In Glasgow'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Oct 20, 2014
Scott Ian is easily one of the most recognizable figures in the heavy metal world. Everyone is familiar with his work with th…
...And Justice For Art: An Interview with Nick Micho Discussing His Heavy Metal Band Renditions
Comments Artist Chats » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on Oct 16, 2014
For many years Nick Micho had two clear passions: heavy music and visual arts. Eventually, he decided to merge them. The resu…
Tattoo Talk: Sister Sin Bassist Strandh Discusses Fan Tats, Broken Ribs, and Dick Ink!
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Oct 16, 2014
Gothenburg, Sweden's Sister Sin are dropping their newest heavy metal masterpiece, Black Lotus, on October 28, 2014 via Victo…
Purely Provocative: Miss May I Guitarist BJ Stead Speaks About Spitting on Fans, Arrests, and Losing His Virginity
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Chris Gonda on Oct 14, 2014
Miss May I, the Troy, Ohio-based metalcore quintet, released their fourth studio album, Rise of the Lion, on April 25, 2014 v…