ALL Interviews

In 2005 to the surprise and dismay of many metal fans around the world, Brian “Head" Welch resigned his position as the guitarist for the multi-platinum, Grammy Award winning band Korn in order to spend more time with his daughter and his new passion, a relationship with Christ. Many in the metal community were stunned…
on Jan 12, 2009
7:30 at the bong was the meeting place, the “bong” being the tip jar for THSD. After meeting at the rendezvous, vocalist Michael Froh and an already slightly intoxicated interviewer headed to a small room equipped with a table and chairs off to the side of the front lobby in The Mod Club. They would soon be told by a Security Guard that this…
on Jan 06, 2009
It was a cold winter’s day in the Toronto neighbourhood of Little Italy when I met up with Cancer Bats frontman, Liam Cormier. It may have been freezin, but we heated things up with a wicked awesome chat about politics, the continent’s impending financial crisis, touring and spending some good times at home. Here's how the meet and greet went down.
on Dec 29, 2008
They have performed with heavy hitters such as Kittie, Walls of Jericho, Papa Roach, (hed) pe and Walls of Jericho, as well as on the infamous Warped Tour in 2006. Their first full length album, Reach was released in February 2008, and the two women in the band, sisters Alexia and Anissa Rodriguez, were profiled in the…
on Dec 21, 2008
What I remember from this interview day was that it was boiling hot outside; the total opposite from current weather conditions. I had just gotten to the venue dripping in sweat from walking there and pants were definitely a bad idea on this day! To get away from said heat, guitarist and vocalist Matt Goud and myself went to Second Cup to…
on Dec 19, 2008
Jay Malinowski, vocalist/guitarist of Bedouin Soundclash, has been in and out of interviews all day in preparation for the band's headlining performance as part of the Bedlam Music Management showcase at Toronto's El Mocambo. The fact that the band will be wrapping up an evening that'll see performances from Moneen, Attack In Black, The Black Lungs, and several others is a true testament to their popularity…
on Dec 17, 2008
Without a doubt, one of the most engaging, interesting and funny musicians I’ve ever had the pleasure of speaking to is Richard Patrick of Filter. Richard brought back Filter earlier this year after a five year hiatus while he worked on other musical endeavors and also battled some personal demons. So far, Anthems For The Damned has been very well received and the band has enjoyed some very solid…
on Dec 15, 2008
The last time I had the chance to “speak” (an e-mail interview, which I usually loathe) with Farewell to Freeway, the band was shopping its highly memorable Year Of The Sun EP, In These Wounds, to various labels. Since then, the band has inked a deal with Chicago’s notorious Victory Records, releasing their full-length Definitions in early 2008. While this may be the first taste for many…
on Dec 13, 2008
Described as American Avant-garde Metal the Chicago based band Dance Club Massacre play a mixture of grindcore, hardcore punk and extreme music with a twist. In a genre known for lyrics that are dark and often evil and foreboding, these guys have taken a decidedly different approach. Despite the CDs' title, Circle Of Death, these guys have written songs about chics, beer and partying.
on Dec 11, 2008
One of the coolest indie rock bands currently in the U.S. is The Reckless Sons from New York City. This four piece has been around now for about four years and are being credited with providing a throwback to the good old days of stripped down and true American rock and roll. The band has become huge in parts of its native city, especially on the lower east side which has really helped create a buzz surrounding this…
on Dec 10, 2008
Brutal Canadian death metal band Beneath The Massacre has released their latest disc, Mechanics of Dysfunction, and they have been touring non-stop in support thereof. A demonstration of pure destruction, this is a monstrosity of an album that dishes out a forceful display of aggression right from the very beginning. Mechanics of Dysfunction is a ferocious and visceral battering that any fan…
on Dec 09, 2008
Nightmares is the new four song EP from southern California rockers The Malheruex. The CD is full of choruses and hooks so catchy you will be unable to get them out of your head long after the player has stopped. Combining great songwriting and a brilliant production with big mesmerizing hooks and even bigger guitars this is a must hear debut. The Malheruex’s sound can best be described as a solid Pop-indie Rock.
on Dec 04, 2008
There seems to be a certain chemistry that goes along with brothers and bands. Street Drum Corps is the creation of Bobby and Adam Alt, two brothers who along with Frank Zummo have come up with a very interesting take on punk rock flavored music. If the name of the band didn’t already give it away, Street Drum Corps is a percussion based rock group which uses an assortment of odd and obscure instrumentation…
on Dec 01, 2008
Canadian Rockers October Sky have just released their debut album Hell Isn’t My Home to critical acclaim. The band has been compared to Coldplay and Muse and Chart Magazine has called them “Up and Comers.” I recently spoke with Andrew Walker, the bassist for the band, as he was preparing to hit the road for a tour that will take the band coast to coast across Canada.
on Nov 27, 2008
I can usually contain myself when I hear about what band I’ll be going to see. But I might as well have been dressed in a kilt because I became a giddy little school girl when I heard the words “Agnostic Front”. On Sunday, November 16th, 2008 I met up with vocalist Roger Miret outside the Kathedral in downtown Toronto; and before I got battered an bruised in the mosh pit, we conversed briefly about the hardcore lifestyle, the hardcore scene and their 2007 release Warriors.
on Nov 24, 2008
“Music is the only thing no one can ever take away from me, it lives in me. It makes me feel like everything is going to be alright.” These are the words of lead vocalist Moises Juarez, of Tomorrows Bad Seeds, a high-energy Los Angeles based band that combines elements of reggae, rock, punk, soul and hip-hop. The band has recently released their newest CD Early Prayers and are out on…
on Nov 21, 2008
For over a decade now, Metalcore pioneers Born From Pain have been touring the globe and assaulting their listeners and fans with their unique brand of musical brutality. Born From Pain is the cure for the apathy that has crept into the Metal music scene in recent years. Carefully sculpted songs that set no boundaries move between Metal and Hardcore effortlessly and seamlessly. The band cemented themselves firmly…
on Nov 20, 2008
I recently had the chance to interview Zoltan Bathory, guitarist and founding member of Cali-based metal act Five Finger Death Punch. Frankly, at the time of our conversation, I was unfamiliar with the band (and that hasn't really changed since); however, there are a few things I can tell you for sure. The first is that the band has carved its own little niche into an overcrowded modern metal scene, and that's respectable…
on Nov 19, 2008
With the release of their seven song EP, Shake My Hand, California based band The Jakes are looking to take their brand of music to the masses. While their musical approach is a bit different from the standard Pop/Indie fare crowding the airwaves the songwriting is strong. Each track is a story in itself, expertly crafted to draw the listener in. Shake My Hand is well produced and very well…
on Nov 14, 2008
Want killer Hardcore with unbelievable riffing and a straightedge, positive, upbeat message? Then look no further than California based xDeathStarx. The band has just re-released a newly remixed version of The Triumph on Facedown Records, and let me tell you, this record packs a big punch. Ferocious and intense right from the start, these guys belt out song after brutal song of uncompromising Hardcore…
on Nov 12, 2008

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