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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…
Tattoo Talk: The Greenery Vocalist Matt Lanners Talks Spongebob, Slayer, Pat Benatar and Full Back Tats
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 29, 2014
The Greenery are a loud and brash hardcore punk band from Long Beach, California that recently signed with New Damage Records…
Gear Review: Anti-Mortem Guitarist Zain Smith on His Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Solo Head
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 22, 2014
Hailing from Chickasha, OK, the five-piece hard rock/metal band Anti-Mortem are getting all hot and bothered with the pending…
"Metamorphosis": An Interview with Nostalghia frontwoman Ciscandra Nostalghia
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 20, 2014
It is difficult to put the music of the Nostalghia into a category; the Los Angeles-based trio generate lavish sounds from el…
Purely Provocative: Fuck The Facts Guitarist Topon Das Talks Arrests, Projectile Vomiting, Music Piracy and the Existence of God
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 15, 2014
The Ottawa, Ontario grindcore brutes known as Fuck the Facts formed in the late 90s thanks in large to guitarist Topon Das. I…
Gear Review: Prime Ministers Bassist Pedro Arguello on His 63 Precision Bass
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 14, 2014
Pedro "Perico" Arguello plays bass (and handles backing vocals) for the Latin American rock quartet, Prime Ministers. The ban…
Purely Provocative: Divot Frontman Cliff Hodson Talks Groupie Culture, The NRA, and Pet Peeves
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 10, 2014
The Elmira, NY-based hard rock trio, Divot, is preparing to release their new EP To Shape The Mold (mixed by Mike Ferretti wh…
Tattoo Talk: I Divide Drummer Dave Mooney talks "Liverbird" Forearm Tat, Black and White Sleeve, and Morgan Freeman
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 10, 2014
British rockers I Divide are going to release their debut album, Last One Standing, on April 14th, 2014. This well-produced,…
Gear Review: Devil You Know Guitarist Francesco Artusato on His Ibanez Guitars with Seymour Duncan SH-6 Pickups
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 09, 2014
Francesco Artusato is quite the accomplished shredder known for his work in All Shall Perish, The Francesco Artusato Project,…
Gear Review: Framing Hanley Guitarist Brandon Wootten on His Hughes and Kettner TriAmp MK2
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 09, 2014
Brandon Wootten, guitarist for the alternative rock band Framing Hanley, recently sat and chatted with me about his favorite…
Gear Review: Shroud of Despondency Guitarists Rory Heikkila and Jon Liedtke on Their Crate Blue Voodoo and Marshall JCM 2000 Dual Super Lead Amps
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 06, 2014
Led by the twin guitar attack of shredders Rory Heikkila and Jon Liedtke, the Milwaukee, WI-based black metal band Shroud of…
Gear Review: Guitar Wizard Ethan Brosh Talks About His ISP Technologies Theta Preamp
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 05, 2014
For the uninitiated, Ethan Brosh is a supremely-talented rock guitar wizard who has long-since mastered epic shreddery yet so…
Interview with Lacuna Coil; Vocalist Cristina Scabbia Weighs in on 'Broken Crown Halo', Personnel Changes, and Being a Rock Magazine Pin-up
Comments Artist Chats » by: Charlie Steffens on Apr 04, 2014
Italy's Lacuna Coil recently completed a one-month U.S. run with Sick Puppies, Cilver, and Eyes Set to Kill when the Revolver…
Gear Review: Below Drummer Jens Vestergren on His Pearl Vision Limited Edition Drums with Sabian AAX Studio Cymbals
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 03, 2014
Doom metal is a fast-growing genre complete with, as with most other genres, and over-saturation of cookie-cutter bands who a…
Gear Review: The Dollyrots Guitarist Luis Cabezas on His Gibson Guitars and Vintage Marshall Amps
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 03, 2014
Their new album titled Barefoot and Pregnant is out now via Arrested Youth Records and the alternative rock/punk duo of Kelly…
Gear Review: Colossus of Destiny Guitarist Julien L. on His Orange Amp and Wild Custom Guitar Silverburst (The Baroness CT)
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 02, 2014
The Parisian five-piece sludgecore/metal band known as Colossus of Destiny dropped their 6 track EP In Lesser Brightness on O…
Gear Review: The Raskins Guitarist Roger Raskin on His Custom GMP Guitars and Marshall 900 Dual Channel Amps
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 31, 2014
The Raskins is an alternative rock band composed of twins Logan and Roger Raskin. Born and raised in New York City, the broth…
Gear Review: Mother Lead Guitarist Mike Gowen and Bassist Johnny on Their Rickenbacker 4003 and Gibson Les Paul Standard
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 31, 2014
Released on March 18th in the USA, the EP A New Life is the HOT new release from Mother, a fucking rad new alternative hard r…
Interview with Our Last Enemy; Bassist Matt and Guitarist Bizz Talk New Album 'Pariah' and Much More
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Mar 28, 2014
The Australian industrial metal band, Our Last Enemy, have just released their newest effort, Pariah via Eclipse Records and…
Gear Review: Mushroomhead Drummer Skinny Talks About His Neve V Channel Strip and 33609 Compressor
Comments Gear Review » by: Bruce Moore on Mar 27, 2014
Mushroomhead are preparing to release their newest offering, The Righteous & The Butterfly, on May 13, 2014. In order to delv…
Gear Review: Mile Marker Zero Guitarist John Tuohy on His Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 25, 2014
Mile Marker Zero are a five-piece rock band from New Haven, Connecticut that are getting ready to drop their new slab of fine…
Gear Review: Dream Theater Guitarist John Petrucci on His Signature Music Man Guitar "The Majesty"
Comments Gear Review » by: Bruce Moore on Mar 25, 2014
The two-time Grammy nominated progressive metal band Dream Theater kicked off the next leg of their North American tour on Ma…