Saturday, August 30, 2014

Interviews

ACCEPT Interview: Guitarist Talks Blind Rage, Solo Album ACCEPT Interview: Guitarist Talks Blind Rage, Solo Album

Accept interview with Wolf Hoffman Having been around in some form since 1968, Accept are... 


10 Minutes of Mayhem with UPON A BURNING BODY 10 Minutes of Mayhem with UPON A BURNING BODY

2014 Upon a Burning Body interview with Ruben and Danny From San Antonio, Texas,... 


10 Minutes of Mayhem with CANNIBAL CORPSE: Inside A Skeletal Domain 10 Minutes of Mayhem with CANNIBAL CORPSE: Inside A Skeletal Domain

10 minutes of Mayhem with Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse may not have started the... 


10 Minutes of Mayhem: DARKEST HOUR Interview with John and Mike 10 Minutes of Mayhem: DARKEST HOUR Interview with John and Mike

Darkest Hour interview with John Henry and Mike Schleibaum Every genre of music has... 


POWERMAN 5000 Interview: Spider Shares the Moment He Was Driven to Madness POWERMAN 5000 Interview: Spider Shares the Moment He Was Driven to Madness

Powerman 5000 interview with Spider One This May, Powerman 5000 returned with its... 


MIA COLDHEART Interview: Singer Talks New CRUCIFIED BARBARA Album, In The Red MIA COLDHEART Interview: Singer Talks New CRUCIFIED BARBARA Album, In The Red

Mia Coldheart interview This summer, Sweden’s Crucified Barbara will return with... 


KIX Interview: Baltimore Legends Return to Rock Your Face Off KIX Interview: Baltimore Legends Return to Rock Your Face Off

Kix interview with Steve Whiteman In Baltimore, Maryland, Kix is rock and roll... 


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News & Notes

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... 


TOMBS Reveal New Album Artwork, Title, Track Listing TOMBS Reveal New Album Artwork, Title, Track Listing

Tombs reveal new album information Brooklyn, New York’s TOMBS‘ have... 


DARKEST ERA Reveal Artwork,Track Listing for ‘Severance’ DARKEST ERA Reveal Artwork,Track Listing for ‘Severance’

Darkest Era reveal new album artwork Northern Ireland’s Darkest Era have revealed... 


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Reviews

CD Review: DECAPITATED – Blood Mantra CD Review: DECAPITATED – Blood Mantra

Decapitated – Blood Mantra Label: Nuclear Blast Release Date: September 26,... 


CD Review: EVERGREY – Hymns For The Broken CD Review: EVERGREY – Hymns For The Broken

Evergrey – Hymns for the Broken Label: AFM records Release Date: September... 


CD Review: A SOUND OF THUNDER – The Lesser Key Of Solomon CD Review: A SOUND OF THUNDER – The Lesser Key Of Solomon

A Sound of Thunder – The Lesser Key of Solomon Label: Mad Neptune Release Date:... 


CD Review: HAMMERFALL – (r)Evolution CD Review: HAMMERFALL – (r)Evolution

Hammerfall – (r)Evolution Label: Nuclear Blast Release Date: September 2, 2014 Hammerfall... 


CD Review: KIX – Rock Your Face Off CD Review: KIX – Rock Your Face Off

Kix – Rock Your Face Off Label: Loud and Proud Release Date: August 5, 2014 Thanks... 


CD Review: VANDENBERG’S MOONKINGS – Vandenberg’s MoonKings CD Review: VANDENBERG’S MOONKINGS – Vandenberg’s MoonKings

Vandenberg’s MoonKings – Vandenberg’s MoonKings Label: Mascot Release... 


CD Review: DRAGONFORCE – Maximum Overload CD Review: DRAGONFORCE – Maximum Overload

DragonForce – Maximum Overload Label: Metal Blade Release Date: August 19,... 


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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

Fans Eye View: QUEENSRYCHE Enjoy Celebration of Rebirth Fans Eye View: QUEENSRYCHE Enjoy Celebration of Rebirth

Rebirth of the Titans – Queensryche has new life Flashback: Summer 1988. I was 15 years old, and my father forbade me from going to the Monsters of Rock show where 75,000 fans jammed Candlestick Park to see Kingdom Come, Dokken, Metallica, Scorpions, and Van Halen. My only recourse was to sit in front of the entertainment system at home and use a... [Read more of this review]


RICK ZEILER Talks COLDCOCK WHISKEY’S Rockstar Taste, Mayhem Festival RICK ZEILER Talks COLDCOCK WHISKEY’S Rockstar Taste, Mayhem Festival

Rick Zeiler talks Coldcock Whiskey After spending a good chunk of his career organizing Jagermeister sponsored events, Rick Zeiler decided to marry his love of sports, music and good liquor by founding Coldcock American Herbal Flavored Whiskey in 2012. The San Diego based spirits importer was not alone in his passion for creating Coldcock Whiskey.... [Read more of this review]


Top 5 Hard Rock and Metal Albums of February 2014 Top 5 Hard Rock and Metal Albums of February 2014

Top 5 Hard Rock and Metal Albums of February 2014 February 2014 finds the wealth of new hard rock and metal growing substantially, making the year’s first quarter a brutally healthy and weighty one.  If the trend begun in January and February continues throughout the year, it may turn out to be the richest in a while. While we have seen the abomination... [Read more of this review]


Ranking OZZY OSBOURNE: The Studio Solo Albums, 1980 – 2010 Ranking OZZY OSBOURNE: The Studio Solo Albums, 1980 – 2010

Ranking Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne is easily one of the most iconic figures in rock and roll as well as pop culture. After his stint in the legendary Black Sabbath during the 1970s, Osbourne went on to establish an impressive solo career that set many new standards for the metal genre and made household names for a handful of young guitarists. Osbourne... [Read more of this review]


Top 5 Hard Rock and Metal Albums of January 2014 Top 5 Hard Rock and Metal Albums of January 2014

Top 5 Hard Rock and Metal Albums of January 2014 January 2014 has already jump-started what looks to be a bombastic and brutal year of hard rock and metal. While we admittedly have not heard each album released for month number one, we got our ears on a goodly amount of them. Below are our picks of the Top 5 for the month. We kick the list off with... [Read more of this review]


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Metal Stream

SOILWORK Interviewed By Stormbringer.at At Czech Republic’s BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival (Video) SOILWORK Interviewed By Stormbringer.at At Czech Republic’s BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival (Video)

On August 9, Eva Oswald and Björn Franck of Stormbringer.at conducted an interview with Swedish metallers SOILWORK at this year's edition of the Brutal Assault festival in the Czech Republic. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about the status of SOILWORK's upcoming first-ever concert DVD, which was filmed on March 21 at Circus in Helsinki, Finland,... [Read more of this review]


PAPA ROACH: First Single From ‘F.E.A.R. (Face Everything And Rise)’ Album Revealed PAPA ROACH: First Single From ‘F.E.A.R. (Face Everything And Rise)’ Album Revealed

Soundspheremag TV conducted an interview with PAPA ROACH guitarist Jerry Horton at last weekend's Leeds Festival in England. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about PAPA ROACH's forthcoming eighth studio album "F.E.A.R. (Face Everything And Rise)", which will come out in early 2015, Horton said: "We've picked the single. It's gonna be [the... [Read more of this review]


KILLSWITCH ENGAGE’s MIKE D’ANTONIO Talks To HARD EDGE RADIO (Video) KILLSWITCH ENGAGE’s MIKE D’ANTONIO Talks To HARD EDGE RADIO (Video)

On August 9, Howie D. of Hard Edge Radio conducted an interview with bassist Mike D'Antonio of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE at this year's Dirt Fest in Burch Run, Michigan. You can now watch the chat below. Due to a family emergency, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Joel Stroetzel was forced to sit out the group's tour dates at the end of July.... [Read more of this review]


CHILDREN OF BODOM’s HENKKA SEPPÄLÄ Speaks To TotalRock Radio At BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR (Video) CHILDREN OF BODOM’s HENKKA SEPPÄLÄ Speaks To TotalRock Radio At BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR (Video)

Hayley Leggs of TotalRock Radio conducted an interview with bassist Henkka Seppälä (a.k.a. Henkka T. Blacksmith) of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. CHILDREN OF... [Read more of this review]


SUICIDE SILENCE’s HERNAN ‘EDDIE’ HERMIDA Talks To RockRevolt Magazine (Video) SUICIDE SILENCE’s HERNAN ‘EDDIE’ HERMIDA Talks To RockRevolt Magazine (Video)

Shabby Hasan of RockRevolt Magazine conducted an interview with vocalist Hernan "Eddie" Hermida of California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE at the August 7 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma stop of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. You can now watch the chat below. SUICIDE SILENCE's new album, "You Can't Stop Me", sold around 15,000 copies in the... [Read more of this review]


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