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He might not be as much of a household name as the legendary guitarist Joe Satriani but guitarist Paul Gilbert might be one of the top guitar players in music today.
on May 15, 2007
36 Crazyfists’ frontman Brock Lindow looks out the window of his snow covered home and smiles. In addition to being back home in Alaska for the holidays, Lindow and 36 Crazyfists have finally put two years of record company politics and delays behind them. Furthermore, they also finally released their explosive third album, Rest Inside The Flames.
on May 11, 2007
Half human, half sexual energy, What’s He Building In There? have come to cure the boredom plaguing the modern world of metal. Armed with unrelenting energy and three tones of sheer wit, the unsung heroes of Waterloo, Ontario are set to tell their tale of musical wizardry. In keeping with the haunting Tom Waits composition that spawned their name, What’s He Building In There? have ripened their own deranged fruit in the form…
on May 08, 2007
Out of the mid-west United States (St. Louis specifically) comes the six-piece rock/screamo band Blinded Black. These guys have been hard at work the last few years trying to create a buzz for their music in St. Louis and its surrounding area and it seems to be paying off... now that the band is attracting several hundred fans a night for their shows in the mid-west. The band just released a brand new album titled Under The Sunrise…
on May 06, 2007
Remember around the time of the nu-metal revolution at the turn of the century the band with the lead singer guy with the really tall jet black hair? If you do and you can’t remember the band’s name, let me remind you that they’re called Static-X and the fellow in question is named Wayne Static. These guys have been tearing up the metal scene for thirteen years now and have scored some major success along the way. Their debut…
on May 02, 2007
Editors Note... Please note that the translations in the following may not be accurate as certain nuances and answers may not translate well into English as the members of Dir En Grey do not speak English and their answers required translation. Not since the German industrial metal outfit Rammstein released the smash single “Du Hast” from 2000’s Sehnsucht, has a hard rock/metal band bridged the language barrier and made a…
on Apr 27, 2007
Coming to you all the way from Portland, Oregon is the five piece progressive rock band known as Kaddisfly. Named after a small moth-like insect, these guys have been on tour for quite some time before and since the release of their latest record Set Sail The Prairie. In fact, Kaddisfly has been a very active band in terms of touring ever since its formation in the year 2000, winning over fans all across North America.
on Apr 24, 2007
Having formed in 2003 in the Los Angeles, California area, the metalcore band The Human Abstract is now starting to make a big name for themselves. The band just released its debut full length record Nocturne at the end of last summer and since then, the group has been able to land itself on some major tours with bands such as Protest The Hero, Misery Signals and All That Remains. The Human Abstract are currently about to start…
on Apr 02, 2007
It might not yet be prevalent to everybody, but Canada is quickly developing into a well developed and flourishing scene for death metal. One of the fastest growing of these death metal groups is Montreal’s Beneath The Massacre, a four piece group of young guys who formed as recently as the year 2004. In their brief existence, Beneath the Massacre has shown a niche for hard work and tireless commitment to their music having released…
on Mar 26, 2007
One of the most burgeoning rock and metal scenes in the United States is currently going on in the Northeast parts of the country. This scene has already brought us All That Remains and the immensely popular Unearth and now the latest band to break out from this area is called Since The Flood. These guys have been around about five years now but have just recently began to turn heads and garner massive attention. Since its…
on Mar 15, 2007
One of the most well respected metal bands in North America and the world is Massachusetts natives Killswitch Engage. These guys have struck mainstream stardom ever since forming around the year 1998, racking up astounding record sales and singles landing on mainstream rock charts, a virtual miracle for such a hard band. Killswitch recently released their latest album As Daylight Dies back in November and it has delivered the band not only massive sales but an increase in mainstream popularity. This formidable five piece band is currently on a North American tour with Chimaira, Dragonforce and He Is Legend that will stretch right into the beginning of April. We were recently able to catch up with founding Killswitch member and bass player Mike D’Antonio on the Toronto stop of the tour to ask him about the current tour, the band’s latest album and the condition of the band’s lead guitarist and songwriter Adam Dutkiewicz who recently had serious back surgery.
on Mar 06, 2007
From the land down under comes the metalcore band with maybe the coolest name around, I Killed The Prom Queen. The band formed around the year 2000, but as recently as last year, they split with their lead singer Michael Crafter. Even though he had recorded all of the vocals for the band’s latest disc Music For The Recently Deceased, his vocals were scrapped in favor of new vocalist Ed Butcher. Butcher was recruited from a British…
on Mar 02, 2007
Bullet For My Valentine (or Bullet or BFMV as they are sometimes known), is a four piece metal band from Bridgend, South Wales. These guys formed around the year 1998 and started out playing Metallica and Nirvana covers before they started to make it big writing, recording and releasing their own music. Recently, the band has really started to explode into the mainstream of metal, playing on last year’s Van’s Warped Tour and…
on Feb 26, 2007
One band that has quietly amassed a very steady, loyal and large following of fans is the San Diego hardcore band known as Mower. This five piece group, featuring two lead singers, has been very popular within the San Diego scene for sometime now, but the band has just recently started to be noticed by the rest of the United States thanks in large to their latest studio record Not For You released in May of 2006. Mower has already…
on Feb 22, 2007
One of the most popular rock bands in the US over the last few months has been the southern quartet Black Stone Cherry.
on Feb 19, 2007
One of the most controversial metal bands in North America (and ultimately the world) is the hard, heavy, and gory Tampa area group Cannibal Corpse.
on Feb 15, 2007
A very interesting new band that is receiving a lot of attention as of late is the group Say Anything. The band is led by drummer Coby Linder and lead singer Max Bemis, a very interesting fellow who has had to endure many ups and downs in his life. Bemis actually was placed in a mental asylum for two weeks during the recording of the band’s album ...Is A Real Boy. Last summer Say Anything recently wrapped up a string of dates with…
on Feb 11, 2007
One of the most popular heavy metal/metalcore bands in the world right now is the Massachusetts five piece Unearth. In less than two years, these guys have risen from virtually nothing to the point where they are now doing their own major tours and selling hundreds of thousands of records worldwide. Unearth just recently unleashed their latest studio record titled III: In The Eyes of Fire at the end of the summer and it’s only helped…
on Feb 05, 2007
Undoubtedly, one of the most well respected rock musicians of the last fifteen years is the great Page Hamilton best known for his revolutionary work with the band Helmet. Since forming in 1989, Hamilton and Helmet in general have become very influential within their genre of music, consistently pumping out solid material. From his work with Helmet, Hamilton has become an elder statesman of sorts to many bands and musicians…
on Jan 29, 2007
The following interview with guitarist Chris Rawson of Walls of Jericho took place at the Opera house in Toronto on May 21, 2006. They were supporting Bullet for My Valentine and Roses are Red on the Trustkill Takeover tour. Walls of Jericho had just completed recording of their latest album With Devils Amongst Us All which was not yet released at the time of interview. Chris talks about the album as well as their previous…
on Jan 21, 2007

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