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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…
Tattoo Talk: Solo Artist Nick Thomas (and The Spill Canvas Lead Singer) Discusses Some of His Tattoos
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Bruce Moore on Nov 06, 2014
Released on June 24, 2014, the 10-song album Shadowars is Nick Thomas' debut solo LP. If the name sounds familiar, it should!…
Interview with While Heaven Wept; Guitarist Tom Phillips Discusses New Album 'Suspended In Aphelion'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on Nov 03, 2014
American prog metallers, While Heaven Wept, are back with a vengeance. Their epic new album Suspended At Aphelion is a toweri…
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…
Purely Provocative: Nim Vind Mastermind Chris Kirkham Offers Up Hilarious Answers to Some Twisted Interview Questions
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Chris Gonda on Oct 14, 2014
Chris Kirkham aka Nim Vind is a solo musician from lovely Vancouver, Canada who today, October 14th, 2014, has released his b…
Quick & Dirty: Ides Of Gemini Guitarist J. Bennett Talks Road Trip Essentials, Werewolves and Wile E. Coyote
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Oct 14, 2014
Los Angeles, CA-based trio, Ides Of Gemini (Sera Timms, J. Bennett, and Kelly Johnston), released their latest musical master…
Purely Provocative: Castle Freak Guitarist Zak Carter and Vocalist Andrew Gigan on AIDS, Pet Peeves, and Pro Wrestling
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Curtis Dewar on Oct 13, 2014
Old school death metal band Castle Freak just released their debut EP Still Rotting on Tridroid Records this past week. While…
Gear Review: Rabbits Guitarist and Vocalist Joshua Hughes on His Fender Mustang Guitar
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Oct 10, 2014
Rabbits... cuddly woodland creatures or loud, ear-piercing rockers from Portland, OR? Technically both are accurate, but we o…
Gear Review: The Haunted Guitarist Ola Englund on His Randall Satan Signature Amplifier and Washburn Solar Signature Guitar
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Oct 02, 2014
Clocking in at just over 44 minutes, :Swedish shredders The Haunted released their latest album, the 14-song Exit Wounds, on…
Quick & Dirty: Orange Goblin Vocalist Ben Ward Talks Guilty Pleasures, Dean Martin, and Vampires
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Oct 01, 2014
London, England-based heavy metal/hard rock quartet, Orange Goblin, are set to release their latest offering, Back From The A…
Quick & Dirty: Internal Bleeding Guitarist Chris Pervelis Discusses Cigars, Red Twizzlers, North Korea, and Robert De Niro
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Sep 30, 2014
Forged in Long Island, New York circa 1991, Internal Bleeding has come a very long way in the past 20+ years. A staple in the…