Columbus, Ohio-based metal quintet, Death of an Era, launched their new album titled Black Bagged on June 23, 2014 via Artery Recordings / Razor & Tie. The new, 13-song effort is packed to the gills with pummeling breakdowns, shuddering solos, guttural growls, and a whole heap-load of awesome! Whilst the band is currently promoting their effort in every way possible, we thought it'd be a gas to check in with drummer Michael Cooper and talk tats. Here's what he had to say about his.
Queens, NY five-piece ruffians, Sylar, are set to release their pummeling new album, To Whom It May Concern, on May 13th, 2014 via Razor & Tie. The new recording demonstrates a band ripe with potential and songs that, both on disc and live, are purely hyper-mode-inducing. We caught up recently with lead singer Jayden Panesso to chat in brief about his ink.
The Greenery are a loud and brash hardcore punk band from Long Beach, California that recently signed with New Damage Records. Since then both the group and label have been preparing to re-release The Greenery's sophomore studio album, It's Looking Grim. Finally, on May 6th, 2014, the blazing record will be re-released in Canada complete with updated artwork including photos by John Kingston. Recently we grabbed some time with lead singer Matt Lanners and asked him the following tattoo-related questions... check it out.
British rockers I Divide are going to release their debut album, Last One Standing, on April 14th, 2014. This well-produced, glossy rock affair is sure to be a hit with hoards of fans all over (see the song "Follow Me" below for an example) thanks in large to its approachable yet high energy and fast-paced mix of rock and post-hardcore. Drummer Dave Mooney had some time on his hands recently and filled us in on some of his tattoos... check it out.
Howdy cowboys and cowgirls, welcome to another installment of Tattoo Talk. This time we have To Speak Of Wolves vocalist Gage Speas talking about the sweet inkage he has gotten over time. If anyone has seen TSOW live they're sure to know this guy loves his tattoos. Check out what Gage has to say about his tattoos and the meaning behind them.
If anyone has seen Demon Hunter live, or checked out their promo photos, they will have noticed a bearded bald man covered in tattoos. That inked man is none other than vocalist Ryan Clark and I recently got the chance to ask him some questions about the meaning of his tattoos.
Die Pretty are a pop punk band from New York that I cannot stop listening to. If you've watched their music videos you will notice their super-cute vocalist and bassist, Sarah Orloff, owning a good amount of ink. I recently got the chance to ask Sarah about her tattoos. Also check out their music video for "Voices" under the interview to see and hear her and the band's greatness.
Tattoos are a big part of the metal culture amongst both fans and musicians. MyChildren MyBride vocalist Matthew Hasting has the majority of his limbs inked up and recently gave PureGrainAudio some of his time to talk about his tattoos. Read about his inkage below and be sure to check out the band's new self-titled album due out in March.
Tyler Hoare is a hard working man who plays bass in the heavy metal/hardcore band Blessed By A Broken Heart (BBABH). When he's not being an awesome bassist however, he's inking wicked tattoos on people all over the world. Keep on reading to find out more about his artistic skills.
Sitting down with Trevor during the Summer Slaughter tour I got to pick his brain apart about the band, Patrick Swayze and everything in between.
Jarek Hardy, guitarist and backup vocalist of the Ajax born band, The Johnstones, recently revealed a little info about his first tattoo. Based on art and image, Jarek says that his tattoos have aesthetic value, and that the meaning behind tattoos is not important.Tattoos are just another art form for him. His first tattoo was a tribute to his band, and he plans on getting more.
Tattoos are a big part of music and its culture. In today's metal scene it's very rare to find a musician without some sort of ink. Every tattoo seems to have a story and today I got to find out a bit about Whitechapel guitarist Alex Wade's tattoos.
Recently I was in touch with Rebel Emergency vocalist Roddy Colmer. Via email, Roddy gave me some insight into the thought process behind his arm pieces, getting Eddie Vedder stamped on his ass and that he was the first person in his high school to get a tattoo! Here's how it went.