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Gear Review: Islander Guitarist Andrew Murphy on His Orange 4x12 Cab
Comments Gear Review » by: Bruce Moore on Sep 29, 2014
I recently sat down with guitarist Andrew Murphy, of the metal act Islander, to discuss the one piece of gear he just can't live without; the piece of gear that gives the band their signature sound as found on their latest album, Violence & Destructi…
Tattoo Talk: Osmium Guillotine Lead Guitar Lance Steele on His "Eddie" Tat, Band Logos, and Full Sleeve
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Chris Gonda on Sep 11, 2014
Heavy metal troop Osmium Guillotine released their debut self-titled album on June 6, 2014. Featuring 11 songs loaded with meaty metal, Osmium Guillotine was recorded and produced by Danny B at HVR Studios, Ipswich and released via MGR Records. You c…
Quick & Dirty: Whitechapel Guitarist Zach Householder Talks Pizza Toppings, Johnny Bravo, and Cigars
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Sep 10, 2014
Extreme metal titans Whitechapel, the Top 10 Billboard charting metal act, will be returning to the road in October and November to support their fifth full-length disc, Our Endless War. The North American headlining tour featuring support from Upon…
Gear Review: A Bad Think front man Michael Marquart on His 1940's Western Electric Tube Summing Mixer
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Sep 09, 2014
Signed to Windmark Records, the Virginia Beach, Virginia-based band A Bad Think, are fresh off the June 17, 2014 release of their album, Sleep. Loaded with alternative and progressive rock, we wanted to delve into the recording's sound and as such po…
Interview with New Found Glory; Vocalist Jordan Pundik Talks 'Resurrections', Changes, and How Cool Canada Is
Comments Artist Chats » by: Brooke Taylor on Sep 09, 2014
Ch-ch-ch-changes! Sometimes things aren't what they seem, and a lot of the time that sucks, but New Found Glory isn't letting the recent departure of a founding band member, and the circumstances surrounding the departure get to them. It's all about…
Purely Provocative: Exodus Vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza Talks Sex, Drugs, Fears, Gross Chicks and Taking a Shit
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Chris Gonda on Sep 08, 2014
Blood In, Blood Out not only mark's Exodus' tenth studio album to date, but also the return of legendary vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, who hasn't appeared on one of the group's albums since 2004's Tempo Of The Damned. The thrash metal monsters have a…
...And Justice For Art: A Guide to (some of) the Best Metal Album Covers of 2014... so far (Part 3) - Featuring Septic Flesh, Origin, Gormathon, Obituary, Schammasch
Comments Artist Chats » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on Sep 08, 2014
It seems that despite the so-called, current 'supremacy' of the digital format, album covers still matter - at least in the world of Metal music. Both bands and graphic artists keep producing arresting imagery to accompany and enhance (visually and c…
Interview with K.Flay: Kristine Flaherty Talks About Her New Album, and Being a Girl
Comments Artist Chats » by: Brooke Taylor on Sep 06, 2014
K.Flay fans owe a lot to her friend that challenged her to write a hip-hop song. Who would have guessed that a night of talking shit would end up with her on Warped Tour, and releasing her first studio album, Life As A Dog? She didn't. "It was so dis…
Tattoo Talk: The Killing Lights Lead Singer Michael Orlando on His "The Lost Boys," Giant Crow, and Black Rose Ink
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Chris Gonda on Sep 05, 2014
If you haven't already heard, The Killing Lights is the new, re-named project from Michael Orlando (a.k.a. Michael Vampire) of Vampires Everywhere! fame. The band's loyal following is excited for the group's new music, a taste of which they got with…
Gear Review: Ancst Guitarist "Tom is the Bastard" on His M-Audio Fast Track Sound Card
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Sep 05, 2014
Ancst released their 13-song album, In Turmoil, on August 13th, 2014. The new disc, as the band notes on their Bandcamp page is a "compilation of...out of print tape releases from 2012 - 2014. It contains all [their] songs from The Humane Condition E…
Interview with Suicide Silence; Vocalist Eddie Hermida Talks New Album, Fall Tour, and Fans
Comments Artist Chats » by: Brooke Taylor on Sep 03, 2014
Suicide Silence's Eddie Hermida knew he had to bring a lot to the table when taking over as the band's vocalist after Mitch Lucker's unexpected death. There's an old saying that a group simply can't survive the death of its vocalist, cue You Can't St…
Gear Review: Giant of the Mountain Front Man Cody Daniels on His Marshall DSL100H Tube Head
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Sep 03, 2014
Texan's Giant of the Mountain recently unleashed their new album, Moon Worship, upon the masses. Calling themselves "Blackened Progressive Sludge Death Metal," the band's music will appeal to a broad spectrum of metal fans. While you can check out a…
Quick & Dirty: Pompeya Bassist Denis Agafonov Discusses His Pillow, Hot Sauce, and Nina Simone
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Sep 03, 2014
Hailing from Moscow, Russia, Pompeya is an indie rock band that blends elements of '70s disco, '80s New Wave, and '90s rock resulting in their own poppy concoction. The group quickly developed quite the following in their hometown and now, with the r…
Quick & Dirty: Chemia Lead Singer Lukasz Drapala Discusses xHamster, Vampires, Tombstone Inscriptions, and Carlito's Way
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Sep 02, 2014
We recently posted and exclusive free download of Chemia's song "Bondage of Love" (see below), so naturally, we followed that up with a quick interview. We fired off our Quick & Dirty questions which this Warszawa (Warsaw), Poland-based band's lead s…
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.