Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Interviews

TRIOSPHERE Vocalist gets to The Heart of the Matter TRIOSPHERE Vocalist gets to The Heart of the Matter

Triosphere interview with Ida Haukland Norway’s progressive power metal quartet,... 


WHITE EMPRESS Vocalist Mary Zimmer talks Rise of the Empress WHITE EMPRESS Vocalist Mary Zimmer talks Rise of the Empress

Interview with White Empress vocalist Mary Zimmer From the dark, cavernous recesses... 


DROWNING POOL unLUCKy Sinnerview: CJ Pierce Sounds Off DROWNING POOL unLUCKy Sinnerview: CJ Pierce Sounds Off

2014 Drowning Pool interview with CJ Pierce Veteran’s Day seemed like a somewhat... 


DECAPITATED Interview with VOGG: Speaking the Blood Mantra DECAPITATED Interview with VOGG: Speaking the Blood Mantra

2014 Decapitated Interview with Vogg As one of the pioneers of the Polish death metal... 


KISSIN’ DYNAMITE Interview: Guitarist Talks ‘Megalomania’ KISSIN’ DYNAMITE Interview: Guitarist Talks ‘Megalomania’

Kissin’ Dynamite interview with Jim Müller The seeds of Germany’s Kissin’... 


OBITUARY Interview with Donald Tardy: Inked in Blood and 30 years of Death OBITUARY Interview with Donald Tardy: Inked in Blood and 30 years of Death

Obituary interview with Donald Tardy Tampa Bay American death metal behemoths, Obituary,... 


Mike Flyntz Interview: RIOT V Ready to Unleash the Fire Mike Flyntz Interview: RIOT V Ready to Unleash the Fire

Mike Flyntz interview: The return of Riot The tragic and untimely death of Riot founder... 


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News & Notes

Hollywood Undead celebrate new song, album: Day of the Dead Hollywood Undead celebrate new song, album: Day of the Dead

Hollywood Undead celebrate new song, album LA based hip-hop/metal veterans Hollywood... 


HUNTRESS Vocalist JILL JANUS Pissed Off and Sounding Off HUNTRESS Vocalist JILL JANUS Pissed Off and Sounding Off

Huntress vocalist Jill Janus takes exception This week Metalholic began working on... 


A SOUND OF THUNDER Announce The Lesser Key of Solomon Release Date A SOUND OF THUNDER Announce The Lesser Key of Solomon Release Date

Release date announced for The Lesser Key of Solomon Washington DC traditional heavy... 


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer To Release Autobiography, Death Punch’d FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer To Release Autobiography, Death Punch’d

Five Finger Death Punch drummer to release autobiography Nearly a decade ago drummer... 


STEVE SOUZA Returns to EXODUS for Third Tour of Duty STEVE SOUZA Returns to EXODUS for Third Tour of Duty

Steve Souza returns to Exodus The Bay Area sons of thrash metal, Exodus, announced... 


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Reviews

Concert Review: JUDAS PRIEST, STEEL PANTHER Close Out 2014 Tour in Pacific Northwest Concert Review: JUDAS PRIEST, STEEL PANTHER Close Out 2014 Tour in Pacific Northwest

Judas Priest, Steel Panther close out 2014 in Boise, Tacoma This weekend, Judas Priest... 


CD Review: JOB FOR A COWBOY – Sun Eater CD Review: JOB FOR A COWBOY – Sun Eater

Job For A Cowboy – Sun Eater Label: Metal Blade Release Date: November 11,... 


CD Review: GHOST BRIGADE – IV: One With The Storm CD Review: GHOST BRIGADE – IV: One With The Storm

Ghost Brigade – IV: One With The Storm Label: Season of Mist Release Date:... 


CD Review: HEART IN HAND – A Beautiful White CD Review: HEART IN HAND – A Beautiful White

Heart in Hand – A Beautiful White Label: Century Media Release Date: November... 


Concert Review: DROWNING POOL unLUCKy Veterans Day Performance Concert Review: DROWNING POOL unLUCKy Veterans Day Performance

Drowning Pool unLUCKy Veteran’s Day performance One night after GWAR bloodied... 


Concert Review: GWAR, DECAPITATED Bloody Boise Concert Review: GWAR, DECAPITATED Bloody Boise

Gwar, Decapitated, American Sharks – Boise, ID Fans can count on three things... 


CD Review: LAUGH AT THE FAKES – Dethrone the Crown CD Review: LAUGH AT THE FAKES – Dethrone the Crown

Laugh at the Fakes – Dethrone the Crown Label: Independent Release Date: November... 


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Loud & Local

Philly’s TRENCHROT Interview: An Old School Approach to Death Philly’s TRENCHROT Interview: An Old School Approach to Death

Trenchrot interview When drummer Justin Bean placed an ad looking for musicians to... 


Canada’s ENDLESS CHAOS Interview: No Hockey, Just Metal Canada’s ENDLESS CHAOS Interview: No Hockey, Just Metal

Endless Chaos interview In a nation renowned for its ice hockey, Winnipeg, Manitoba’s... 


Reno’s ELEPHANT RIFLE Fire Off New Digital Single Reno’s ELEPHANT RIFLE Fire Off New Digital Single

Elephant Rifle Fire off new digital single Label: Self Release Release Date: September... 


DEFY TOLERANCE Interview: Freddy Kilo Talks Debut Album DEFY TOLERANCE Interview: Freddy Kilo Talks Debut Album

Defy Tolerance interview Founded in 2011 by vocalist and guitarist Freddy Kilo, Defy... 


STONE SOUL FOUNDATION Q&A: NY’s Emerging Emissaries Sound Off STONE SOUL FOUNDATION Q&A: NY’s Emerging Emissaries Sound Off

Stone Soul Foundation Q&A with Jeff Wiggins On Veteran’s Day, Metalholic... 


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Features

Metalholic’s Top 15 Female Hard Rock and Metal Bassists 2014: Fat Bottom Girls Metalholic’s Top 15 Female Hard Rock and Metal Bassists 2014: Fat Bottom Girls

Top 15 Female Hard Rock and Metal Bassists 2014 Another year is fast coming to an end and it is once again time for the year-end lists begin. During the month of October, Metalholic celebrated the women of hard rock and metal with voting lists for top performing bassist, guitarist, drummer, and overall. This is the first year that fan voting has been... [Read more of this review]


VOTE: Best Thrash Metal Album of 2014 VOTE: Best Thrash Metal Album of 2014

Best Thrash Metal Album of 2014 The end of 2014 is fast approaching and it is time we begin gathering our intel for the best albums of 2014 and next up we look at THRASH. Some of the old school masters returned this year with amazing albums, and there have been some incredible albums from newer bands as well. We have started the list for you, but feel... [Read more of this review]


VOTE: Best Death Metal Album of 2014 VOTE: Best Death Metal Album of 2014

Best Death Metal Album of 2014 The end of 2014 is fast approaching and it is time we begin gathering our intel for the best albums of 2014 and we shall start with DEATH. Some of the old school masters returned this year with amazing albums, and there have been some incredible extreme albums as well. We have started the list for you, but feel free to... [Read more of this review]


VOTE: Top Female Hard Rock and Metal Drummers for 2014 VOTE: Top Female Hard Rock and Metal Drummers for 2014

2014 Top Female Hard Rock and Metal Drummers Here it is–the final Top Women in Metal voting poll for 2014. October is all about the ladies. The amazing rockers who bring us their vast talents who also happen to be astonishing women as well. This time we pay our respects and deliver up recognition to the best active female hard rock and metal drummers.... [Read more of this review]


VOTE: Most Underrated Hard Rock and Metal Artists VOTE: Most Underrated Hard Rock and Metal Artists

Most Underrated Hard Rock and Metal Artists It does not matter how long you have been listening to heavy music, there are always bands that get overlooked. They are always a joy to discover and share. Some of them may have a well-known name, but they still do not receive the recognition, accolades or attention of their counterparts. In honor of those... [Read more of this review]


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Metal Stream

NIKKI SIXX: Artists Should Force Change In ‘One-Sided Business Model’ NIKKI SIXX: Artists Should Force Change In ‘One-Sided Business Model’

MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx has clarified his position in the ongoing debate surrounding Taylor Swift decision to pull her music from Spotify, saying that a more important issue artist lawyers need to address is a "legal loophole" called "breakage," where record labels "get advances, which they don't recoup and hence don't pay the... [Read more of this review]


Drummer SHAWN DROVER Quits MEGADETH Drummer SHAWN DROVER Quits MEGADETH

MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover has released the following statement: "After 10 years, I have decided to quit MEGADETH to pursue my own musical interests. "I want to thank Dave Mustaine and the entire MEGADETH family, as well as thanking all the amazing MEGADETH fans around the world!!! I truly appreciate all of you. "Stay tuned for info on my next... [Read more of this review]


AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Arrives Late For Court Hearing, Backs Car Into Path Of Truck AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Arrives Late For Court Hearing, Backs Car Into Path Of Truck

A New Zealand judge threated to issue an arrest warrant for AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd after he failed to show up for his court hearing Wednesday morning (November 26). Rudd was due to appear in the High Court at Tauranga at 9 a.m., according to Radio New Zealand. When the drummer didn't show, Justice Timothy Brewer gave him until 9:30 a.m. to arrive... [Read more of this review]


OPETH’s FREDRIK ÅKESSON Talks ‘Pale Communion’, State Of Music Industry (Audio) OPETH’s FREDRIK ÅKESSON Talks ‘Pale Communion’, State Of Music Industry (Audio)

Radio Bocconi conducted an interview with guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH on November 3 in Milan, Italy. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. OPETH will celebrate its landmark 25th anniversary as a band next year with a very special event at the legendary London Palladium on October 18, 2015. After... [Read more of this review]


Video: Reunited Original Lineup Of EXCITER Performs In Porto Alegre Video: Reunited Original Lineup Of EXCITER Performs In Porto Alegre

Video footage of the reunited original lineup of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER — guitarist John Ricci, drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler and bassist Allan Johnson — performing on October 5 in Porto Alegre, Brazil can be seen below. The first rehearsal photo of the reunited original lineup of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER — guitarist... [Read more of this review]


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