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Interview with Next To None; Drummer Max Portnoy Elaborates on His Band and New Album 'A Light in the Dark'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Oct 05, 2015
To better acquaint ourselves with Lehigh Valley, PA-based progressive metal band Next To None, a talented group whose future looks super-bright, we spoke with drummer Max Portnoy.
Interview with Myka Relocate; Vocalist Michael Swank Discusses Writing, Recording, and New Album 'The Young Souls'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Oct 04, 2015
We spoke with vocalist Michael Swank, vocalist for Houston, TX Artery/Razor & Tie rock band Myka Relocate, about writing, recording and much more.
Geared Up: Post Season Lead Guitarist Canyon Gargon on His Fender Telecaster and Mesa Single Rectifier Amp
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Oct 01, 2015
We chatted with Canyon Gargon, lead guitarist for the pop-punk group Post Season, about some of his key gear.
Interview with Ugly Kid Joe; Guitarist Klaus Eichstadt Discusses the Band's Reformation and 'Uglier Than They Used Ta Be'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Aaron Willschick on Sep 29, 2015
To help support the new album, Uglier Than They Used Ta Be, we spoke to Ugly Kid Joe guitarist Klaus Eichstadt about the group's new incarnation and music.
Interview with Television Rd; Vocalist Sara Ostrowska and Keyboardist Daniel Collins Discuss the Band and Their Face-Melting Music
Comments Artist Chats » by: Yumna Leghari on Sep 28, 2015
Read our interview with Television Rd; singer Sara "Sticky Sweet" Ostrowska and keyboardist Daniel Collins get weird... and give us insight into their band of rockers.
Geared Up: Skraeckoedlan Bassist Tim Ångström Discusses His Rig Including the ProCo RAT Vintage RI
Comments Geared Up » by: Curtis Dewar on Sep 26, 2015
We chatted with bassist Tim Ångström of the Swedish fuzz rock/doom band, Skraeckoedlan, about the gear he used to get his sound on the album Sagor.
Geared Up: XXI Guitarist Jamie King Discusses His Vintage Gibson Les Paul Studio, Duncan Distortion Pickups, Pedals and More!
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Sep 14, 2015
We spoke with Jamie King, guitarist of Kentucky rockers XXI, about some of the gear he uses (including guitar, pickups, pedals and more) to help lead the band's new sound.
Geared Up: From Ashes to New Guitarist Branden Kreider and Bassist Garrett Russell Tell Us About Their Gear!
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Sep 06, 2015
We spoke with Branden Kreider (guitar, vox) and Garrett Russell (bass) of From Ashes to New about some of the key gear that helps them hone in on their unique sound.
Geared Up: Sunflower Dead Frontman Michael Del Pizzo Discusses His Roland V Accordion FR-3X
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Sep 04, 2015
Long Beach, CA-based alternative rock/metal fivesome, Sunflower Dead, recently released their blasting new song "Dance With Death." We gabbed abotu gear with lead singer Michael Del Pizzo.
Interview with Bridge To Grace; Drummer Justin Little and Guitarist Alex Cabrera Discuss New Album 'Origins' and Tattoos
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Aug 26, 2015
To help support the release of Origins, we chatted with drummer Justin Little and guitarist Alex Cabrera of the Atlanta, Georgia-based hard rock quartet Bridge To Grace.
Tattoo Talk: Bad Seed Rising Vocalist Francheska Pastor Discusses First Tattoo and Portrait of Her "Mom," Rihanna
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Christopher Gonda on Aug 19, 2015
We checked in with Francheska Pastor, lead singer of Baltimore, Maryland quartet Bad Seed Rising, to talk a bit about tattoos including a portrait of her "Mom," Rihanna.
Geared Up: Such A Mess Guitarists Mark Reynolds and Dave Solis Discuss the Epiphone Les Paul Custom and Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Head
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Aug 18, 2015
Such A Mess is set to release their forthcoming 7" split with Post Season, Greetings From, so we chatted with guitarists Mark Reynolds and Dave Solis about gear!
Interview with Black Breath; Haunted Houses, Rehab-ed Legs and the "Serial Murder Rabbit Hole"
Comments Artist Chats » by: Kevin Stewart-Panko on Aug 16, 2015
Slaves Beyond Death, is an expansion of previous works which heralds lengthier songs, more dynamic song structures, varied tempos and a springboard into a new deep end by vocalist Neil McAdams.
Interview with First Decree; Drummer Zachary Lopez-Smith Discusses the Band and Their New Album 'This Is Our Rise'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Aug 13, 2015
We caught up with First Decree drummer Zachary Lopez-Smith who helped us get to know the band, and their forthcoming album This Is Our Rise.
Interview with The Sword; Bassist Bryan Richie Shares Details on Band's New Album 'High Country'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Aug 06, 2015
We caught up with Bryan Richie, bassist for the Austin, Texas hard rockers, The Sword, to discuss, in detail, the awesomeness that is their new album, High Country.
Gear Gossip: SOS Frontman Mike Sos on His Sovtek MIG 100 Tube Guitar Head
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Aug 01, 2015
We checked in with SOS frontman Mike SOS to chat a bit about gear. Here's what he had to say about his Sovtek MIG 100 Tube guitar head.
Tattoo Talk: Moonshine Bandits (Bird and Tex) Talk First, Fave, Upcoming, and Even Fan Ink!
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Christopher Gonda on Jul 30, 2015
California's country meets hip-hop rebels, Moonshine Bandits, released their latest album, the 15-track Blacked Out, on July 17th, 2015. Check out our Tattoo Talk!
Interview with McClinton; Vocalist Mike McClinton Discusses the Songs on and Meaning Behind New Album 'Final Closure'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Jul 28, 2015
McClinton have been on the road virtually nonstop since April, supporting their second full-length release, Final Closure.
Gear Gossip: Nancy Pants Bassist and Vocalist Adam Waito Discusses the Band's Concrete Practice Space and Unique Sound
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Jul 20, 2015
We caught up with Adam Waito, bassist and vocalist for the Montreal, Canada punk/garage rock trio, Nancy Pants, to talk about the band's sound and more!
Interview with Big Business; Bassist and Vocalist Jared Warren Talks About... Well, He Gets Funny and Weird
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Jul 14, 2015
Still supporting their most recent album, Battlefields Forever, we recently spoke with Big Business bassist and vocalist Jared Warren.
Interview with Black Fast; Frontman Aaron Akin Discusses the New Album 'Terms of Surrender' and Recording with Erik Rutan
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Jul 13, 2015
We nabbed some time with Aaron Akin, frontman for the St. Louis, Missouri metal quartet Black Fast, to learn about them and their Erik Rutan-produced eOne Music debut, Terms of Surrender.
Interview with Yellowcard; Vocalist Ryan Key Discusses Touring with Less Than Jake, and Writing and Producing Music Away From Yellowcard [w/ Audio]
Comments Artist Chats » by: Damian FitzGerald on Jul 12, 2015
Yellowcard frontman, Ryan Key, chats about everything from the band's success previously supporting Less Than Jake, his ventures outside Yellowcard, and his true love of Star Wars.
Interview with Archer; Lead Singer and Guitarist Dylan Rose Talks About His Band and New Album 'Culling The Weak'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Jul 09, 2015
We recently spoke with Dylan Rose, frontman for the Santa Cruz, CA-based hard rock/metal trio Archer, about his band and forthcoming album Culling The Weak.
Tattoo Talk: Terror Drummer Nick Jett Discusses First, Favourite, Fan, and Face Tattoos!
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Christopher Gonda on Jul 08, 2015
Ahead of the August 7th release of their new hardcore-loaded album, The 25th Hour, we asked Terror drummer Nick Jett about some of his tattoos.
Interview with Threatpoint; Drummer CJ Krukowski Discusses His Band, Writing, Recording, and Pocket Knives
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Jul 07, 2015
We recently spoke with CJ Krukowski, drummer of the independent, Scranton, Pennsylvania-based groove metal quintet Threatpoint, to learn more about this formidable metal act.
Interview with Quiet Company; Frontman Taylor Muse Discusses New Album 'Transgressor' and Return to Rock Roots
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Jul 06, 2015
We caught up with Taylor Muse, lead singer of Austin, TX-based indie rock band, Quiet Company, to discuss his group's latest release, Transgressor, and return to their rock roots.
Gear Gossip: The Temperance Movement Guitarist Paul Sayer on His Vintage Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Delay
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Jul 04, 2015
Check out one of the KEY pieces of gear that The Temperance Movement guitarist Paul Sayer used to get his sweet tone on the band's debut, The Temperance Movement.
...And Justice For Art: A Guide to (some of) the Best Metal Album Covers of 2015... so far - Featuring Byzantine, Hate Eternal, Sirenia, Oceano, Cattle Decapitation
Comments Artist Chats » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on Jul 02, 2015
Amazingly, the first half of 2015 is already behind us. Over the course of the last six months, many impressive Metal albums featuring stunning cover artwork have come to light (just take glimpse at some of the graphics featured below).
Interview with Matt Wallace; the Talented Audio Engineer and Producer Discusses, in Detail, Recording Technology and His Extensive History with Faith No More
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Jul 01, 2015
We recently spoke with Matt Wallace, a super-talented audio engineer and producer who, with Bill Gould, co-mixed the latest Faith No More album, Sol Invictus.
Interview with Sideburn; Guitarist Morgan Zocek Discusses the Band, Their Origins, and New Album 'Evil or Divine'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Jun 30, 2015
We snagged some time with Morgan Zocek, guitarist for the Stockholm, Sweden hard rock/doom act Sideburn, to better understand the band, their origins, and new music.