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Gear Review: Alaya Singer and Guitarist Evan Dunn on His Godin LGX-SA Guitar and Noise Cellar Pickups
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 13, 2014
Chicago, IL natives and progressive metal trio, Alaya, are amped to release their debut album, Thrones, on March 17th via Bas…
Gear Review: The Pretty Reckless Front Woman Taylor Momsen on Her Band, Voice and Stereo C-12 Mic
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 11, 2014
Fronted by the talented female vocalist Taylor Momsen, the New York-based alternative hard rockers The Pretty Reckless, are g…
...And Justice For Art: A Guide to (some of) the Best Metal Album Covers of 2014... so far - Featuring Behemoth, Cynic, Alcest, Orpheus Blade
Comments Artist Chats » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on Mar 10, 2014
2014 is just beginning and there already are a lot of interesting artworks adorning the covers of many Metal albums. We've se…
Gear Review: Emmure Guitarist Mike Mullholland on His Fractal Axe-Fx 2 Guitar Processor
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 07, 2014
Queens, New York-based quintet Emmure are gearing up (pun intended) for the April 15th release of their seventh studio album,…
Gear Review: Servers Bassist Lee Wilde on His 4-String Warwick Thumb Bass
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 06, 2014
On February 24th, UK rockers Servers released their debut album, Leave With Us, on both CD and digital format via Undergroove…
Gear Review: You Me At Six Lead Guitarist Chris Miller on His Marshall JCM800 and CMM1 Ibanez Guitar
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 05, 2014
The Surrey, England-based quintet You Me At Six released their latest album, Cavalier Youth, on January 26, 2014 to rave revi…
Interview with Matt Sorum; Legendary Musician talks about His New Solo Effort 'Stratosphere'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Mar 04, 2014
I recently had the great pleasure of speaking with rock and roll Hall of Famer and legendary Guns N' Roses, The Cult, and Vel…
Gear Review: Onward, etc. Frontman Rosco Wuestewald on His Breedlove Passport OM/MMe Series Acoustic 5-String Guitar
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 04, 2014
Due out on March 11th, 2014 via DC Jam Records, Sonder On is the rowdy new offering from folk punk band Onward, etc. Fronted…
Gear Review: Love Cream Lead Guitarist Nick Robinson on His Marshall DSL 100 Orange Crunch
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 28, 2014
Dude... you need to hear this group; they're hilarious but also fucking rad! Adelaide, Australia is home to Love Cream, a gna…
Gear Review: Godhunter Drummer Andy Kratzenberg on His 1970s Original Ludwig Stainless Steel Drums
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 26, 2014
Godhunter, the Tucson, AZ-based and The Compound/Battleground Records-signed doom/sludge metal band, are currently promoting…
Gear Review: Assassins Guitarist Steven Taylor on His ESP LTD EC-1000 Guitar
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 26, 2014
Assassins are a Detroit, MI-based metalcore/hardcore quintet that recently announced a new record deal with eOne Music/Good F…
Gear Review: Landmine Marathon Guitarist and Vocalist Ryan Butler on His Jackson Soloist XL
Comments Gear Review » by: Bruce Moore on Feb 25, 2014
Since 2004 the Arizona-based extreme metal band Landmine Marathon has been cranking out face-melting metal. The absolutely in…
Interview with Saxon; Lead Singer Biff Byford talks about the Album 'Unplugged and Strung Up'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Feb 24, 2014
Just prior to the Christmas holidays I had a chance to speak with Biff Byford, lead singer of the legendary metal band Saxon.…
Gear Review: Dark Forest Bassist Paul Thompson on His Ampeg SVT Pro 4 Bass Amp
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 23, 2014
The UK heavy metal quintet Dark Forest are gearing up for the forthcoming release of their new album, The Awakening. Due out…
Interview with Alcest; Drummer Winterhalter Speaks about the Making and Meaning of 'Shelter'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on Feb 22, 2014
Alcest is a band in constant evolution. Since the year 2000, this French collective, lead by singer/multi-instrumentalist, Ne…
Gear Review: The Overseer Guitarist and Vocalist Darren King on His 1965 Fender Bassman Blackface
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 21, 2014
Bentonville, Arkansas experimental rock/metal quartet The Overseer are gearing up for the release of their new album Rest and…
Hardcore and Car-Free: An Interview with Eddie Solis of It's Casual
Comments Artist Chats » by: Charlie Steffens on Feb 21, 2014
"You make taking the bus sexy again." It's not easy being green. For Eddie Solis, riding the bus and the Los Angeles Metro Ra…
Gear Review: Chiodos Lead Guitarist Thomas Erak on His Budda Amplifiers and Gibson Guitars
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 20, 2014
Post-hardcore phenoms Chiodos are back at it! Recently signed to Razor & Tie, a label renowned for its killer roster and stel…
Gear Review: Omega Diatribe Lead Guitarist Gergő Hájer on His Agile 727 Septor Custom Guitar
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 19, 2014
Budapest, the capital and largest city of Hungary, happens to also be home to a five-piece metal band with an equally impress…
Gear Review: Royal Bliss Bassist Dwayne Crawford on His Spector Coda Deluxe bass
Comments Gear Review » by: Bruce Moore on Feb 18, 2014
Since 1997 the alternative/hard rock act Royal Bliss have been releasing albums and touring the country playing their unique…
...And Justice For Art: Interview with British designer Hugh Gilmour
Comments Artist Chats » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on Feb 14, 2014
For some Hard Rock/Metal fans, the best way to support their favorite bands is by buying records, t-shirts, concert tickets,…
Gear Review: The Kindred Guitarist Ben John Davis on His Custom Tobacco Burst Fender Telecaster
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 14, 2014
The Ottawa, Ontario-based progressive rock/metal five-piece The Kindred are gearing up to release their rip-roaring new full-…
Gear Review: Lethal Dosage Guitarist Theodore Simon on His Peavey VTM 120 Ultra Amp Head
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 13, 2014
Tucson, Arizona-based metal quintet Lethal Dosage might be signed to the small label Battleground Records, but their sounds i…
Gear Review: Destrage Guitarist Ralph Salati on His Axe Fx Ultra from Fractal Audio Systems
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 13, 2014
Milan, Italy is home to the metal/rock quintet Destrage who are slated to release their highly-anticipated new album Are You…
Gear Review: Bobaflex Guitarist Dave Tipple on His Martin DC-16 Acoustic Guitar
Comments Gear Review » by: Bruce Moore on Feb 12, 2014
I recently had a moment to sit down with guitarist Dave Tipple of the West Virginia-based hard rock act Bobaflex and speak ab…