Formed in 1999, Lock 13 has spent the last several years slowly making one heck of name for themselves. Starting out as a group of friends pumped full of the archetypal teenage angst, they came together and began using music as their form of release from life's torments. Starting small and even dropping some tunes on a ghetto four-track recorder, the band...
It's not every day that a former scholar of classical music and an avid fan of Beethoven, Bach, and Vivaldi is also a long-haired metalhead. But in this case, Shane McFee, lead singer of the metal band Backmask, is exactly that. If you're wondering where you've heard the name McFee before, rest assured that it's not some trendy new McDonald's meal.
Massachusetts based Unearth has literally been torn out of the cold, dark ground and launched to a warmer and brighter new place. Formed seven years ago, Unearth has endured a gruelling hard road to get where they are today. Having played with an innumerable amount of bands in an equally incomprehensible amount of tours and gigs...
As I Lay Dying are a San Diego-based band whose name, when discussing their reputation, is totally contradictory. Unlike their name might have you thinking, this group is very much alive. In fact, they are currently one of the hottest bands in their entire genre. Having just come of a huge six-band tour in Europe, the guys have wasted no time in continuing their momentum as they almost immediately joined up with Unearth and Slipknot…
Anyone who works all the time without taking time off to unwind runs the risk of ruining their health. In fact, anyone who currently follows a dangerously busy daily routine best be taking some serious down time - it is vital in order to maintain a healthy and stress free life! If you have no idea how to this however, then you should probably get some help.
As with numerous bands in the rock industry, SOiL has taken on its share of bumps and bruises. What separates this band from many others, however, is that their vivacious tenacity has once again aided them in persevering with their musical goals. When the group’s lead singer jumped ship a couple years back, all seemed lost.
On the night of his most recent stop in Toronto, former Econoline Crush frontman, Trevor Hurst, sat down to chat with Aaron Willschick to discuss the forming of his new band, Hurst, the end of Econoline Crush, the new album among other things.
Don’t be confused by the look or the sound. Virginia Creeper is not Glam metal and not industrial metal. Rather Virginia Creeper is self proclaimed Prophetic Industrial Metal. Hailing from New York, Virginia Creeper, (incidentally the name of the vocalist and the band) combine grinding guitars and heavy beats with a message heavy on death and dying.
Chris Gonda recently sat down with the members of Analog Digital Disorder (A.D.D.) to discuss the origin of a band, their latest release and how having a female vocalist affects the band. Here's how the meet-and-greet went down.
“Gasoline is what it takes to get things moving and this is the album that's going to take us from one place to another.” Those are the words of Tyler Connolly the front man for the Vancouver band Theory of a Deadman who are tearing up the charts and entertaining crowds throughout the country.
Recently, Chris Gonda sat down with the full lineup of the band known as Vulpine. They discussed the origin of the band, the many events of the past year, the latest album, and what the future holds for the band.
As the frontman for the Tampa based band 4 Star Riot, Steve Alex is no stranger to the music scene. With his newest project Universal Dropout he switches gears a little bit going from the power pop/rock sound of Four Star Riot to a more R&B/ Bluesy sound that suits him well. Described as “that classic blend of sensitivity and swagger, Alex cites influences...
Chris Gonda recently had the chance to speak with the members of Illbreak. They chatted about their recent victory in the competition entitled "Search for the Next Rockstar", their new album and what the future holds for their band.
Recently, Chris Gonda had a chance to sit down with Shinedown's bassist, Brad Stewart, and drummer, Barry Kerch. They talked about the origin of the band, getting signed, the new album and their many influences. Check it out!
Apart from being a quartet of truly down-to-earth, kind, and hospitable guys, Life of Agony is also one hell of a seriously amazing heavy music band. They have playing together since roughly 1989 and after breaking up nearly a decade later in 1999, they have reformed and come back stronger and more powerful than ever.
When INK recently hit up Toronto, Chris Gonda had the opportunity to chat with these Greece natives. They discussed the bands origin, the major differences between the Greek and North American music scenes, and much more.
Greg Darva recently spoke with SOiL guitarist, Shaun Glass. They talked about, the upcoming album, influences, and the recent lineup change among other things.
Recently, Greg Darva talked with Society 1 guitarist, Sin. They chatted about the new album, touring, social media and their new record deal.
“The stage is a great leveler. It is the true yard-stick by which an artist can be measured.” These are the words of Steve Alex, frontman of the rock quartet Four Star Riot that is taking the Tampa Bay music scene by storm. After spending the last two years playing with national bands such as Nine Days, Lit, Sum41, Sugar Cult, and Alien Ant Farm...
Although remaining virtually unknown in the international arena, Canadian rock group Fake Reality has developed a moderately large fan following in their home city of Toronto. After the release of their self-titled EP in 2002 the band toured Toronto playing numerous local venues and shows. Sharing the stage with many prominent rock acts such as Finger Eleven, American Hi-Fi...