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Interview with Lords of Ruin; Vocalist Lauren Boquette on His Career, New Music, and Much More
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Jul 23, 2014
Lauren Boquette of Lords of Ruin has been in the game for a long time. He was the frontman for alt-metal group Drown, he help…
Tattoo Talk: The Amity Affliction Vocalist Joel Birch Talks About a Shitty Star, Fan Tattoos, and a Jesus Sleeve
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Chris Gonda on Jul 22, 2014
The Brisbane, Australia-based metalcore/post-hardcore quintet known as The Amity Affliction, released their blaring new 10-so…
Interview with Mushroomhead; Vocalist J Mann talks 'The Righteous & The Butterfly', Returning to the Band, and Mayhem Festival
Comments Artist Chats » by: Charlie Steffens on Jul 21, 2014
'Shroom to Grow! Mushroomhead vocalist, J Mann, talks about the band's new album, The Righteous & The Butterfly, being back i…
Gear Review: Secret Cutter Guitarist Evan Morey on His Marshall JCM 800 Model 2205 Amp Head
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Jul 19, 2014
Simply called Self-Titled, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based trio Secret Cutter (guitarist Evan Morey, drummer Jared Stimpfl, and…
Interview with Anberlin; Guitarist Joey Milligan Talks Last Album, Tours, and the Future
Comments Artist Chats » by: Brooke Taylor on Jul 18, 2014
A lot of 'lasts' are happening for Anberlin: they are about to drop their last album, Lowborn, on July 22, 2014, they're doin…
Interview with Every Time I Die; Guitarist Andy Williams talks 'From Parts Unknown', Warped Tour and Partying
Comments Artist Chats » by: Brooke Taylor on Jul 16, 2014
This year marks Every Time I Die's sixth year on the Vans Warped Tour, the band's 16th anniversary, and the release of their…
Gear Review: Starset Lead Singer Dustin Bates on His Emulator-DVS (Dual View System) Touchscreen
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Jul 11, 2014
Columbus, OH-based cinematic rock band, Starset, teamed up with Razor & Tie to release their debut album, Transmissions, on J…
Quick & Dirty: Hed PE Guitarist Jackson Benge Tell Us About His Past, Wishes, and Some of His Favourite Things
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Jul 11, 2014
We try to keep interviews fun, and as much as possible, different. So we were stoked when we had the chance to try out some o…
Purely Provocative: Ikillya Vocalist Jason Lekberg Talks Vomiting on the I-65, Class D Felonies, and Stupidity
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Chris Gonda on Jul 08, 2014
Released on April 29th, 2014, Vae Victis is the latest offering from New York metal mammoths, Ikillya. Loaded with 9 purely p…
Gear Review: 7Horse Guitarist and Backing Vocalist Joie Calio Talks Guitars, Guitars, Guitars!
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Jul 03, 2014
When he's not busy writing a sick track ("Meth Lab Zoso Sticker") for a Martin Scorsese blockbuster like The Wolf of Wall Str…
Gear Review: This Burning Age Frontman Friday talks Laney Ironheart Guitar Amplifier Heads
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Jul 02, 2014
Birmingham, UK alternative/electro rock quartet, This Burning Age, self-released the first in a series of four EPs on April 2…
...And Justice For Art: A Guide to (some of) the Best Metal Album Covers of 2014... so far (Part 2) - Featuring Mastodon, Cormorant, Ravenscry, Eyehategod, Game Over
Comments Artist Chats » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on Jun 30, 2014
2014 continues to bring us outstanding cover imagery for many Metal albums worldwide. Using all kind of techniques, from trad…
Interview with Cradle Of Filth; Former Guitarist Paul Ryan Sheds Light on the 'Total Fucking Darkness' Reissue
Comments Artist Chats » by: Liam Collingwood on Jun 30, 2014
Cradle of Filth, the extreme metal band hailing from Suffolk, England, have been busy remastering their third demo Total Fuck…
Tattoo Talk: Death of an Era Drummer Michael Cooper Talks Egyptian Artwork and Will Smith Tats
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Chris Gonda on Jun 27, 2014
Columbus, Ohio-based metal quintet, Death of an Era, launched their new album titled Black Bagged on June 23, 2014 via Artery…
Gear Review: Allegaeon Guitarist Mike Stancel on His Maxon OD808 Overdrive Pedal
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Jun 12, 2014
As stated on their Facebook profile, Denver/Fort Collins, Colorado-based quintet Allegaeon are a "Modern Melodic Death Metal.…
Gear Review: Falconer Guitarist Jimmy Hedlund on His Gibson Explorer Pro and Marshall JVM410H
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Jun 11, 2014
Swedish folk power metal quintet, Falconer, released their acclaimed new recording, Black Moon Rising, on June 10th, 2014 via…
Alice Cooper: "Rock, Rock-Bottom, Redemption"
Comments Artist Chats » by: Charlie Steffens on Jun 11, 2014
While it has been 43 years since the Alice Cooper Band tasted mainstream success with Eighteen, the man known as Alice Cooper…
Gear Review: East Of The Wall Guitarist and Vocalist Matt Lupo on His Loop-Master Single Loop/Channel Switcher
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Jun 06, 2014
Call them progressive rock, experimental metal, post-metal, it doesn't really matter. What does matter; however, is that rega…
Gear Review: Tempt Guitarist Harrison Marcello Talks Fractal Audio Axe-FX II
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Jun 05, 2014
Composed of four talented musicians - Zach Allen (vocals), Harrison Marcello (guitars), Zak Gross (bass), and Jimmi Kane (dru…
Purely Provocative: Dead By April Bassist Marcus Wesslén Talks Fan Emails, Fly-fishing, and Punching an Asshole
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Chris Gonda on May 29, 2014
Rock/metal quintet Dead By April (featuring vocalist Christoffer Andersson, vocalist Zandro Santiago, guitarist Pontus Hjelm,…
Purely Provocative: Nexilva Members Gary, Simon, and Ryan Discuss Drowning, Scaphism, and Shouting Females
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Chris Gonda on May 09, 2014
The UK's finest young hope for progressive death metal, Nexilva, released their new album, Eschatologies, on April 7th to sol…
Purely Provocative: The Bunny The Bear Vocalist and Songwriter Matt Tybor (The Bunny) Discusses Death, Long Fingernails, and Beyoncé
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Bruce Moore on May 07, 2014
I recently had a moment to speak with Matt Tybor (aka The Bunny) of the experimental, electro hardcore act, The Bunny The Bea…
...And Justice For Art: Interview with Martin Popoff; Discusses His New Art Book "The Art Of Metal"
Comments Artist Chats » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on May 02, 2014
Martin Popoff is beyond any doubt the most productive book writer in the Hard Rock/Metal scene. The best proof of this is his…
Purely Provocative: The Used Bassist Jeph Howard Talks Ego, Fear, Stolen Wallets and Face-Punching Monsanto Employees
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Chris Gonda on May 01, 2014
Ah, The Used. This alternative rock foursome seems to always know how to produce increasingly complex, emotive and approachab…
Tattoo Talk: Sylar Vocalist Jayden Panesso Discusses Painful Tats, His Chest Piece, and Motherly Portrait
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 30, 2014
Queens, NY five-piece ruffians, Sylar, are set to release their pummeling new album, To Whom It May Concern, on May 13th, 201…