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Interview with The Glorious Sons; Drummer Adam Paquette and Bassist Chris Huot Talk Juno Nom, Video Shoots, and Touring
Comments Artist Chats » by: Brooke Taylor on Feb 18, 2015
Bassist Chris Huot and drummer Adam Paquette take a breather from the "Lightning" music video shoot to work their way through interview after interview.
Tattoo Talk: Sons Of Texas Bassist Nick Villarreal on His Jessica Rabbit, Drooling Unicorn, and "Stay Positive" Ink
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 16, 2015
We caught up with Sons of Texas bassist Nick Villarreal to learn a bit more about the band and, of course, talk tattoos!
Interview with Me Like Bees; Bassist Nick Bynum Offers Insight into the Band and Their Album 'The Ides'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 12, 2015
We checked in with Nick Bynum, bassist for indie/alternative rock band Me Like Bees, to bring you some background on this budding band.
Tattoo Talk: Connor Garrity, Vocalist For All Hail The Yeti, Talks About His Early Introduction to Tattooing
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Graham Finney on Feb 11, 2015
Connor Garrity, frontman for All Hail The Yeti, talks tattoo mistakes, his parents encouragement and his early introduction to the world of tattooing.
Gear Review: Musician Will Z. Discusses His Korg MS-20 Monophonic Synthesizer
Comments Geared Up » by: Curtis Dewar on Feb 06, 2015
Belgian occult rocker WIll Z., recently released his album Dark Tales of Will Z. on Headspin Records. The album is a doozy, inspired by the psychedelic world of Syd Barrett and the doomy leanings of early Black Sabbath. Will was kind enough to take s…
Gear Review: ForeverAtLast Guitarist Jordan Vickers and Bassist Zeke Vasquez Talk About Their FULL Set-ups
Comments Geared Up » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 05, 2015
Hailing from Indianapolis, the four-piece punk band ForeverAtLast are about to begin recording their debut for Victory Records. We checked in with guitarist Jordan Vickers and bassist Zeke Vasquez to learn about some of the gear they'll be using on t…
Interview with Periphery; Guitarist Jake Bowen Discusses in Detail the New Concept Double Album 'Juggernaut: Alpha' and 'Juggernaut: Omega'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Nathan Harlow on Feb 03, 2015
Periphery churn out so much outstanding material that they decided to make their third full-length a double album, Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega. We recently spoke to guitarist Jake Bowen about this latest release.
Gear Review: Spook the Horses Guitarist Donnie Cuzens on His TC Electronics Nova Delay Pedal
Comments Geared Up » by: Chris Gonda on Jan 31, 2015
We recently grabbed some time with Donnie Cuzens, one of Spook the Horses' three guitarists, to discern just how these guys get their sweet sound!
...And Justice For Art: A Look into the Art of Eliran Kantor in 2014
Comments Artist Chats » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on Jan 29, 2015
2014 was an interesting year for Berlin-based artist, Eliran Kantor. His reputation as one of the world's to-go Metal cover artists continued to grow thanks to his work for heavyweights like Iced Earth, Incantation.
Purely Provocative: 36 Crazy Fists Drummer Kyle Baltus on Partying, Being a Halfway House Janitor, Wheel of Fortune, and Custom Deli Sandwiches
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 29, 2015
Alaskan-based metal act 36 Crazyfists have completed work on their seventh offering, Time and Trauma, and recently, drummer Kyle Baltus, took a moment out of his busy schedule to answer some off-the-wall questions.
Tattoo Talk: 18th & Addison Lead Vocalist and Guitarist Kait DiBenedetto Talks Pending, Painful and Regretful Ink; Plus Pat Sheridan from Fit For An Autopsy
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Chris Gonda on Jan 28, 2015
DiBenedetto and bandmate Tom Kunzman formed 18th & Addison in November of 2013 and released their debut album Little Parasites on January 20th, 2015.
Gear Review: Five Finger Death Punch Guitarist Zoltán Báthory Discusses His Custom Diamond Amplifiers and New Signature Halcyon ZB Guitars [Exclusive]
Comments Geared Up » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 26, 2015
We got some exclusive insight from guitarist extraordinaire, Zoltan Bathory, founder and one of the main songwriters of Five Finger Death Punch, into his sick new gear while he was at NAMM 2015 with Jeff Diamant of Diamond Guitars and Amplification.
Interview with Enter Shikari; Bassist and Vocalist Chris Batten Discusses New Album 'The Mindsweep' and More
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 22, 2015
Chris Batten, bassist for the UK-based electronicore/post-hardcore band, Enter Shikari, took a moment out of his hectic schedule to speak with me about the group's brand new release, The Mindsweep (be sure to read our album review).
Gear Review: Cowards Guitarist Adrien L Discusses His Gibson '83 Tobacco Sunburst LP Custom Guitar
Comments Geared Up » by: Chris Gonda on Jan 21, 2015
We chatted with Adrien L, guitarist for the Parisian metallic hardcore/sludge quintet Cowards, to discern just how he's able to get his sound so dark!
Gear Review: L.A. Calling Mastermind David Corral Discusses His Roland Sequencer-Keyboard
Comments Geared Up » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 20, 2015
I recently had the opportunity to speak with David Corral, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who performs under the moniker of L.A. Calling, about his favorite piece of gear.
Gear Review: Tiger Flowers Guitarist Dean Landry on His 1958 Gibson Les Paul Junior Guitar
Comments Geared Up » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 19, 2015
Dean Landry, guitarist for the New York-based hardcore/progressive metal band Tiger Flowers, spoke to me about the 1958 Gibson Les Paul Junior guitar that he uses to achieve his unique tone.
Gear Review: Patrick Hemer Discusses His Marshall Amplification System with JMP-1 Preamp, 5100 Power Amp, and 1960 Cabinets
Comments Geared Up » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 18, 2015
Patrick Hemer is one of the most respected guitarists in the world of hard rock. He has toured the globe, performed with many well-known artists, both on stage and in the studio, and is perhaps best known for his work with the German metal band, Hori…
Interview with Lou Gramm; the "Multi-Platinum Survivor" Discusses His Incredible Rock and Roll Memoir "Juke Box Hero"
Comments Artist Chats » by: Charlie Steffens on Jan 18, 2015
"Juke Box Hero," Gramm's rock and roll memoir, named after Foreigner's venerated hit, is a chronicle of the singer's fifty years in rock.
Gear Review: Miss May I Bassist Ryan Neff Discusses His Darkglass Electronics Effects Pedals
Comments Geared Up » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 16, 2015
Ryan Neff, bassist for the powerhouse metal band Miss May I, recently took a moment out of his incredibly busy schedule to answer a few questions about his gear setup.
Interview with Vision Of Disorder; Bassist Mike Fleischmann on 'Still' Reissue, New Recording, and 20th Anniversary
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 15, 2015
We spoke with Mike Fleischmann, bassist for the New York-based hardcore/metal bruisers, Vision Of Disorder, about the re-release of their EP Still, a new record, and more.
Interview with Comeback Kid; Vocalist Andrew Neufeld Talks "Die Knowing," Touring, and Staying Relevant
Comments Artist Chats » by: Brooke Taylor on Jan 14, 2015
Die Knowing is the first record Comeback Kid has put out in a few years, yet they remain as relevant to my hardcore playlists as they did 10 years ago.
Gear Review: Abstracter Guitarist Robin Kahn on His Red Bear MK 120, Les Paul, and Black Russian Big Muff
Comments Geared Up » by: Chris Gonda on Jan 14, 2015
Abstracter are getting ready to unleash their new album February 10, 2015. We wanted to learn about Wound Empire's dark sound and as such talked gear with guitarist Robin Kahn.
Interview with Tear Out The Heart; Vocalist Tyler Konersman Discusses Latest Victory Records Release 'Dead, Everywhere'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 13, 2015
Tear Out The Heart vocalist, Tyler Konersman, sat down to discuss his St. Louis-based metalcore band's second full-length disc, Dead, Everywhere, which is due out on January 27th via Victory Records.
Interview with Motion City Soundtrack; Vocalist and Guitarist Justin Pierre Discusses 'Commit This To Memory', Songwriting and the Shortest Lifetime Ever
Comments Artist Chats » by: Justin Franco on Jan 12, 2015
Produced by Blink-182's Mark Hoppus, Commit This To Memory went on to become Motion City Soundtrack's breakthrough effort, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and becoming their highest-selling album to date.
Interview with Animals As Leaders; Guitarist Javier Reyes Discusses Touring and Latest Album 'The Joy Of Motion'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Carmen Monoxide on Jan 11, 2015
Virtuoso trio Animals As Leaders recently dropped their latest record, The Joy Of Motion, and man, is it an explosion of an album! I caught up with guitarist Javier Reyes while the band was on tour, which debuted songs from the brand spanking new rec…
Tattoo Talk: Cognizance Bassist Philip Archbold Talks Castles, Bong Moths, and His Future Ink
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Chris Gonda on Jan 07, 2015
We spoke about tattoos, via email, with Philip Archbold, bassist for the up-and-coming Yorkshire, England-based metal band, Cognizance.
Interview with Sylosis; Vocalist and Lead Guitarist Josh Middleton Discusses New Album 'Dormant Heart'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Nathan Harlow on Jan 06, 2015
I recently spoke to Sylosis vocalist and lead guitarist, Josh Middleton, about the new album's influences, the recording process, and how the group's sound has progressed.
Gear Review: Dimesland Guitarist Drew Cook on His Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Amplifier
Comments Geared Up » by: Chris Gonda on Jan 05, 2015
Oakland, CA-based Dimesland released the 8-track album Psychogenic Atrophy on December 9, 2014 and it's loaded with some furiously-played abstract metal.
Purely Provocative: The Golers Guitarist and Lead Vocalist, Charlie Goler, Discusses AIDS, Fear, Marijuana, and Pet Peeves
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Curtis Dewar on Jan 04, 2015
We recently streamed their track "Quickshit McGraw" (hear it below) and as a result decided to ask Golers frontman Charlie Goler to answer some purely provocative questions.
Interview with Wretched; Vocalist Adam Cody and Guitarist Joel Moore on Tour Life, Dating Sites, and 'Cannibal'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Daniella Kohan on Dec 29, 2014
We chatted with Wretched vocalist Adam Cody and guitarist Joel Moore during their New Jersey show at our favorite little rock venue, Dingbatz on Saturday December 27th.