ALL Interviews

Undoubtedly, one of the most well respected rock musicians of the last fifteen years is the great Page Hamilton best known for his revolutionary work with the band Helmet. Since forming in 1989, Hamilton and Helmet in general have become very influential within their genre of music, consistently pumping out solid material. From his work with Helmet, Hamilton has become an elder statesman of sorts to many bands and musicians…
on Jan 29, 2007
The following interview with guitarist Chris Rawson of Walls of Jericho took place at the Opera house in Toronto on May 21, 2006. They were supporting Bullet for My Valentine and Roses are Red on the Trustkill Takeover tour. Walls of Jericho had just completed recording of their latest album With Devils Amongst Us All which was not yet released at the time of interview. Chris talks about the album as well as their previous…
on Jan 21, 2007
Currently, one of the coolest and freshest metal bands to have a significant impact on the Metal scene is the power metal band known as Cellador. Although the band has existed for barely three years, they have already gone through several lineup changes and managed to reap massive gains in popularity to the point where they are now on major tours with bands such as Trivium. Cellador hails from Omaha, Nebraska and they just recently…
on Jan 15, 2007
Straight out of the Orlando, Florida heat comes the fast-rising Metal band Trivium. In their six years of life as a band, these guys have seriously begun to make a mark within both the underground and mainstream metal scenes. This exposure has not only resulted in rapidly growing popularity for the band, but Trivium are now even playing with the likes of Iron Maiden on major international tours. Trivium’s latest record titled The Crusade was just released this past October and charted extremely well on U.S. and international sales charts. Luckily for us, we caught up with Trivium’s calm and well-spoken drummer Travis Smith for an in-depth chat about all things Trivium.
on Jan 09, 2007
In what is easily the most officially “punk” interview PGA (and yours truly) has ever had the pleasure of conducting, bassist and vocalist of the notoriously wild band Kill Cheerleader broke the interview norm by interview himself. Literally seconds after asking my first question, Ethan inquired if he could read the questions to himself. What transpired after was an unorthodox, self-interview of sorts on the late-night streets of Toronto.
on Dec 20, 2006
All the way from London, England comes the power/epic metal band Dragonforce. These guys have been around now since about 1999 and have been tearing up the metal scene for a few years now.
on Dec 13, 2006
This exclusive PGA interview with Trustkill’s Roses are Red marks the first time ever that the band’s newest member, Tom Zenns (guitars), has been interviewed. They have just released their second album What Became of Me, and recently opened live for Bullet for my Valentine on the Trustkill Takeover Tour. Roses are Red also have a couple of U.S. gigs lined up for December 2006. In the following interview Tom discusses…
on Dec 06, 2006
One of the most original band names you’ll probably ever hear is the name Dry Kill Logic. Named after, of all things, an effects processor, Dry Kill Logic is a hardcore and metal band from New York City who has existed now in some shape for close to ten years. The group has undergone a couple of lineup changes along the way, but the recent release of the band’s new record Of Vengeance and Violence has seen Dry Kill Logic take their sound…
on Nov 27, 2006
One of the few survivors of the nu metal, rap/rock movement of the turn of the century is California’s own Papa Roach. At a time, the band was one of the most popular groups in rock and metal music thanks to their smash hit album Infest and song “Last Resort.” Even though that movement has long passed, P. Roach is still a popular band with a huge following of fans that have witnessed the group morph from their rapping days to now…
on Nov 17, 2006
We caught up with AFI bassist, Hunter Burgan, in early May to discuss Decemberunderground and all that it encompasses.
on Nov 10, 2006
One of the fastest growing metal bands in all of the United States is Mastodon. Mastodon is a group of four guys who play some very hard progressive heavy metal. The band has just recently released their brand new album titled Blood Mountain which has been receiving rave reviews for its cool concept of conquering and surpassing obstacles. In its seven year existence, Mastodon has become known as a working class band, playing hundreds of shows every year and touring almost non-stop, bringing their music to people all across the world. Recently, we caught up with Mastodon's lead singer and guitarist, Brent Hinds, to talk about the new record and how the band formed, among other things.
on Oct 30, 2006
When a band’s members come from big-name groups like Blink-182, The Offspring, Boxcar Racer, and The Distillers, two things can happen: 1. They will use their collective skills to produce amazing music, wowing fans all over the world, or 2. They will rely on their reputations and past successes in order to maintain their fame. Luckily for fans of Angels & Airwaves, this particular band falls into the first category. Frontman Tom DeLonge…
on Oct 23, 2006
From the southern sunshine of North Carolina comes the rock group known as Crossfade. In their brief history, Crossfade have endured much adversity, including a lengthy delay in the release of their debut album and a member leaving the group, but the band is back and tighter than ever with a new record called Falling Away. Since its recent release, Falling Away has been performing incredibly well for the group, continuing the…
on Oct 14, 2006
Following in the footsteps of bands such as Audioslave and Velvet Revolver comes alternative rock's next supergroup, Army of Anyone. Army of Anyone is composed of former Filter leader Richard Patrick along with Dean and Robert DeLeo from one of the ‘90s most prominent rock groups, Stone Temple Pilots. The new band is rounded out by drummer Ray Luzier, a castoff from former Van Halen singer David Lee Roth’s band. Army of Anyone…
on Oct 06, 2006
Rather than stumble in the face of adversity after the departure of their lead singer, Mushroomhead are back and armed with a new album and a new co-vocalist. In the last few years the band’s popularity has soared to the point where they are now producing gold records and playing to thousands of people a night. The group's newest record is titled Savior Sorrow and features the debut of new Mushroomhead lead vocalist…
on Sep 27, 2006
While Kentucky might mostly be known for its derbies and fried chicken, it’s also quite a breeding ground for new music and new bands such as the group known as Black Stone Cherry.
on Sep 18, 2006
“We love being out on the road, we love playing shows every night and making friends with outer bands.” These are the words of Seth Davin, guitarist with Octone recording artist Dropping Daylight. The band is in the middle of the Vans Warped Tour supporting their debut release Brace Yourself. The record, which has only been out for a few weeks is being received by the crowds and the band is enjoying their time on the road…
on Sep 15, 2006
From straight out of the deep south of the United States comes the no nonsense rock band known as Hinder. These guys have been making major strides towards stardom ever since they jumped on the scene with their hit single "Get Stoned" last year. The guys have also more recently enjoyed another hit with the ballad "Lips of an Angel." The band has been touring like crazy over the last year, playing shows with the likes of Nickelback, Theory of a Deadman, and Buckcherry. Fortunately enough for PGA, we were able to score an interview with this up and coming band.
on Sep 11, 2006
After years of struggle and hard work, the Burlington, Ontario rock band known as the Idle Sons are finally starting to make a dent in Canada’s new rock scene. Despite the fact that the band has been together for a decade now, they are just starting to now receive mainstream recognition, largely thanks to their major label debut album Sixteen Seasons. The disc was produced by none other than Garth Richardson (a.k.a. GGGarth) who…
on Aug 17, 2006
Okay, so it’s safe to assume that if you’ve ever been a fan of metal, you’ve heard of Ministry. I mean this group has been around for over 25 years and is still going strong; a track record that very few bands boast. Headed by frontman and all around musical genius Al Jorgensen, Ministry has now found itself with its most appealing and strongest lineup ever. Filling...
on Aug 11, 2006

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