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Tattoo Talk: Crucified Barbara Guitarist and Backing Vocalist Klara Force on the Meaning Behind Some of Her Ink
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Bruce Moore on Aug 28, 2014
Klara Force, guitarist and backing vocalist of the Swedish hard rock/metal act Crucified Barbara, recently took a moment to speak with us about her tattoos. The band is getting ready to release In the Red, their fourth full-length album and follow-up…
Gear Review: Airbourne Guitarist David Roads on His Wizard Modern Classic Amplifier
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Aug 27, 2014
Australian hard rockers, Airbourne, release their rip-roaring album, Black Dog Barking, worldwide on May 21, 2013. Now, over a year into the touring and promotion cycle thereof, the band continue to wow audiences with their raging brand of rock. Rece…
Gear Review: Black Cobra Vocalist and Guitarist Jason Landrian on His MXR Double Shot Distortion Pedal
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Aug 25, 2014
The Bay Area, San Francisco, California two man noise machine known as Black Cobra released their Southern Lord Recordings offering, Invernal, on October 11, 2011. The 8-song offering is loaded with the band's signature brand of doom and sludge metal…
Purely Provocative: A Breach Of Silence Lead Vocalist Rhys Flannery Discusses Stalkers, Crazy Women, and a Near-Raping in New Zealand
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Bruce Moore on Aug 23, 2014
Rhys Flannery, lead vocalist for the Australian powercore metal act, A Breach Of Silence, recently took a moment to answer some of our "Purely Provocative" questions. The band is busting their asses ahead of the October 7, 2014 release of their forth…
Gear Review: Dog Fashion Disco Lead Guitarist Jasan Stepp on His Original Budda Super Overdrive 80
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Aug 22, 2014
Rockville, Maryland-based Avant-garde/alternative metal group, Dog Fashion Disco, formally disbanded in 2007 and, after scattered reunions, returned to form in 2013. Armed with a brand new album, the band would release their 13-song album titled, Swe…
Interview with Body Count; Drummer Ill Will and Guitarist Juan of the Dead Talk New Album, 'Manslaughter'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Brooke Taylor on Aug 22, 2014
Body Count recently released their first album in 8 years; Manslaughter hit the shelves June 10th, on Sumerian Records, to amazing reviews. Ill Will says the band went back to basics when it came down to writing, getting together in a room and record…
Gear Review: Where Giants Once Stood Guitarist Jordan Turnbull on His Ibanez S1520 PB Guitar
Comments Gear Review » by: Bruce Moore on Aug 20, 2014
Jordan Turnbell, Guitarist for the Toronto, ON-based metal band Where Giants Once Stood, recently took a moment to answer a few questions about his favorite piece of gear. The group recently completed work on their sophomore release, Live Above, whic…
Gear Review: Enabler Vocalist and Guitarist Jeffrey Lohrber on His Gibson Les Paul Studio Guitar
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Aug 19, 2014
With some gnarly photos thanks to Luke Mouradian, we managed to chat with Enabler vocalist and guitarist, Jeffrey Lohrber, about not only the band's latest album, La Fin Absolue Du Monde (released May 27, 2014), and show off what gear he holds dear!…
Purely Provocative: UK Sleaze Rockers Lovebite Talk Death, Orgies, and Catastrophic Equipment Failure
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Bruce Moore on Aug 19, 2014
I recently had a chance to speak with the guys in the UK-based glam/sleaze rock act, Lovebite. The band, who are still gigging off their debut album, Lock 'N' Load, took a moment to answer some of our more down and dirty questions.
Gear Review: Stroamata Drummer Alex Markowitz Talks Customized '90s American Stratocaster
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Aug 18, 2014
The industrial-tinged, female-led indie, alt-rock band Stroamata, is making vaves in and around their hometown of Brooklyn, NY. Always busy writing and recording new music, the quartet recently released their new song "Get You Good". We chatted recen…
Interview with Godsmack: Drummer Shannon Larkin Talks New Album '1000hp', Drumming, and Organic Writing
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Aug 18, 2014
Godsmack drummer, Shannon Larkin, recently took a moment out of his insanely busy schedule to speak with me about the band's newest chart-stomping release, 1000HP. With new music, new fans, and massive touring plans, Godsmack is back in a BIG way. He…
Tattoo Talk: In Search Of Sun Bassist Faz Couri on Chinese Lettering, Guinness, and Mechanical Spider Tats
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Bruce Moore on Aug 17, 2014
Faz Couri, bassist of the London-based hard rock act In Search Of Sun, recently took a moment to sit down and chat with me about his numerous tattoos. The band is preparing to drop their debut CD on October 7th and you can sample their rocking music…
Gear Review: Anagnorisis Guitarist Zak Denham Get Seriously Detailed About His Current Rig
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Aug 15, 2014
If you thought you knew heavy music and you're not yet familiar with Anagnorisis, then you just may have to alter your definition thereof. This is an unsigned Louisville, KY-based Black/Death Metal quartet that pushes sonic boundaries in every way. T…
Gear Review: East Of The Wall Bassist Chris Alfano on His Ampeg Skunkworks SVT Head
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Aug 13, 2014
Call them progressive rock, experimental metal, post-metal, it doesn't really matter. What does matter; however, is that regardless of how one classifies the Keyport, NJ-based quintet, Seth Rheam (drums), Matt Lupo (guitar, vox), Greg Kuter (guitar,…
Interview with Within the Ruins; Vocalist Tim Goergen Talks Summer Slaughter Tour, Embarrassing Music, and Beer
Comments Artist Chats » by: Daniella Kohan on Aug 12, 2014
Within the Ruins recently released their earth-shattering full-length Phenomena, adding to their already amazing repertoire. This Summer, after 6 months of writing and recording, they headed out on the road with the Summer Slaughter Tour to give fans…
Interview with The Raskins; Lead Vocalist Logan Raskin on the Band's Beginnings, Motley Crue Tour, and More
Comments Artist Chats » by: Charlie Steffens on Aug 11, 2014
With a new self-titled debut and an opening spot on Motley Crue's "The Final Tour" with Alice Cooper, great events continue to unfold for New York City natives The Raskins.
Interview with Four Year Strong; Vocalist and Guitarist Dan O'Connor Talks New Album, the Past and What's to Come
Comments Artist Chats » by: Brooke Taylor on Aug 07, 2014
Four Year Strong came back this year with a new EP, Go Down In History, featuring a much faster pace and heavier sound than In Some Way, Shape, Or Form, released in 2011. "I think there was just an energy back into it," Dan O'Connor says of their new…
Tattoo Talk: The Bushwick Hotel front man Gregory Ferreira Talks Tebori Tats, Tarantulas, and Spirit Animals
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Chris Gonda on Aug 06, 2014
Brooklyn, New York rockers, The Bushwick Hotel, released their stomping new 7-song album, Graffiti of the Young Man's Mind, on November 19, 2013. Ever-since the band has been busting their asses to promote their new, dirty, blues-influenced recording…
Interview with Veil Of Maya; Vocalist Brandon Butler and Guitarist Marc Okubo Talk Mayhem Festival, New Music and Pooping
Comments Artist Chats » by: Daniella Kohan on Aug 06, 2014
Veil Of Maya is known for being in their own category of unique, highly technical and gut-wrenchingly heavy metal. They took their talents on the road this Summer as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival where they've been blowing the min…
Purely Provocative: Crash Midnight Members Shaun Soho, Bo, Alex Donaldson Discuss Their Fans, James Dean-esque Deaths, Drugs and More
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Chris Gonda on Aug 05, 2014
Boston, MA-based rock band, Crash Midnight, are hard at work prepping to release their debut album, Lost in the City, on October 20th, 2014. The band play lean and mean punk-infused rock and roll, and they're no strangers to humour! Recently, we sat…
Gear Review: Kyng frontman Eddie Veliz on His Morley ABY Selector / Combiner Switch
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Jul 31, 2014
Tony Castaneda (bass), Pepe Clarke (drums), and Eddie Veliz (guitar, vocals), the three men that form the raging rock band, Kyng, released their blazing new album, Burn the Serum, on April 15, 2014 via Razor & Tie. Featuring, as they put it, "rock, o…
Interview with Nick Santino: Nick Talks Going Solo, Big Skies, and Warped Tour
Comments Artist Chats » by: Brooke Taylor on Jul 30, 2014
Nick Santino might think it's lonely touring without a band, but he's loving his independence. Not having to approve things with bandmates and a label has made his creative process much easier, "like 'yea that's cool' and move on." Easy peasy, right?…
Interview with Whitechapel; Lead Singer Phil Bozeman Talks New Album 'Our Endless War'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Jul 29, 2014
With the release of their fifth full-length disc, Our Endless War, the extreme metal titans Whitechapel are once again preparing to take the metal world by storm. This is their heaviest, most mature release to date and I recently had a moment to catc…
Interview with The Maine; Rhythm Guitarist Kennedy Brock Talks Fans, Warped Tour and the Future
Comments Album Streams » by: Brooke Taylor on Jul 24, 2014
Fangirls (and guys) rejoice! They love you, they really, really love you! That's right, the guys of The Maine, John O'Callaghan, Kennedy Brock, Jared Monaco, Garrett Nickelsen, and Pat Kirch, love you, yes, you. The Maine's Kennedy Brock confirms it,…
Interview with Lords of Ruin; Vocalist Lauren Boquette on His Career, New Music, and Much More
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Jul 23, 2014
Lauren Boquette of Lords of Ruin has been in the game for a long time. He was the frontman for alt-metal group Drown, he helped put together the "Tattoo The Earth Tour" with Slipknot and Slayer, and opened the show with his group Famous. Now, Boquett…
Tattoo Talk: The Amity Affliction Vocalist Joel Birch Talks About a Shitty Star, Fan Tattoos, and a Jesus Sleeve
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Chris Gonda on Jul 22, 2014
The Brisbane, Australia-based metalcore/post-hardcore quintet known as The Amity Affliction, released their blaring new 10-song album, Let The Ocean Take Me, on June 6th, 2014 via Roadrunner Records. Comprised of members Joel Birch (vocals), Ahren St…
Interview with Mushroomhead; Vocalist J Mann talks 'The Righteous & The Butterfly', Returning to the Band, and Mayhem Festival
Comments Artist Chats » by: Charlie Steffens on Jul 21, 2014
'Shroom to Grow! Mushroomhead vocalist, J Mann, talks about the band's new album, The Righteous & The Butterfly, being back in Mushroomhead after a 10-year hiatus, and the band's slot on this Summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. "It's almo…
Gear Review: Secret Cutter Guitarist Evan Morey on His Marshall JCM 800 Model 2205 Amp Head
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Jul 19, 2014
Simply called Self-Titled, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based trio Secret Cutter (guitarist Evan Morey, drummer Jared Stimpfl, and vocalist Ekim), released their 10-song slab of dirty-ass metal on February 10, 2014. Loaded with a lethal concoction of slud…
Interview with Anberlin; Guitarist Joey Milligan Talks Last Album, Tours, and the Future
Comments Artist Chats » by: Brooke Taylor on Jul 18, 2014
A lot of 'lasts' are happening for Anberlin: they are about to drop their last album, Lowborn, on July 22, 2014, they're doing their last Warped Tour, followed by a final world tour, and one last headline run in the US. Guitarist Joey (Joseph) Millig…
Interview with Every Time I Die; Guitarist Andy Williams talks 'From Parts Unknown', Warped Tour and Partying
Comments Artist Chats » by: Brooke Taylor on Jul 16, 2014
This year marks Every Time I Die's sixth year on the Vans Warped Tour, the band's 16th anniversary, and the release of their seventh studio album, From Parts Unknown. Every Time I Die burst into the hardcore scene and haven't let up since they arrive…