Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Interviews

UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Interview: Brittney Slayes talks Time Stands Still UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Interview: Brittney Slayes talks Time Stands Still

2015 Unleash the Archers interview with Brittney Slayes Vancouver, Canada is home... 


BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Interview: Dan Briggs speaks out on Coma Ecliptic BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Interview: Dan Briggs speaks out on Coma Ecliptic

2015 Between the Buried and Me interview with Dan Briggs Grandiose, dynamic, heavy,... 


VERONICA FREEMAN says it’s Now or Never with debut solo album VERONICA FREEMAN says it’s Now or Never with debut solo album

2015 Veronica Freeman interview Edgy, beautiful and powerful are just three words... 


MINDMAZE Interview: A Track By Track Discussion of Back From The Edge MINDMAZE Interview: A Track By Track Discussion of Back From The Edge

2015 MindMaze interview with Jeff and Sarah Teets The best new bands seem to be the... 


STRAIGHT LINE STITCH Interview: Alexis Brown finds grace in Transparency STRAIGHT LINE STITCH Interview: Alexis Brown finds grace in Transparency

2015 Straight Line Stitch interview with Alexis Brown Knoxville’s Straight Line... 


LUCIFER Interview: Johanna Sadonis moves into the dark realms of Heavy Magic Rock LUCIFER Interview: Johanna Sadonis moves into the dark realms of Heavy Magic Rock

2015 Lucifer interview with Johanna Sadonis In 2014, the world of rock and metal... 


ARMORED SAINT Interview: Joey Vera talks Win Hands Down ARMORED SAINT Interview: Joey Vera talks Win Hands Down

2015 Armored Saint interview with Joey Vera Ever since their inception in the early... 


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News & Notes

LAMB OF GOD Unleashes new Overlord video LAMB OF GOD Unleashes new Overlord video

Lamb of God unleashes new Overlord video New Album “VII: Sturm Und Drang” Hitting... 


ENABLER Release New Album Details and Artwork ENABLER Release New Album Details and Artwork

Enabler release new album details After releasing their By Demons Denied 7″/digital... 


PENTAGRAM to release Curious Volume in August PENTAGRAM to release Curious Volume in August

Pentagram to release Curious Volume this fall Legendary U.S. heavy/doom metal band,... 


Connecticut’s HALF HEARTED Release Finding Light EP Connecticut’s HALF HEARTED Release Finding Light EP

Half Hearted release Finding Light EP Dynamic Rock/Metal band Half Hearted have... 


OBITUARY Debut Animated Music Video, Announce Festival Dates OBITUARY Debut Animated Music Video, Announce Festival Dates

Obituary debut Animated video for Violence Death metal legends OBITUARY have released... 


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Reviews

CD Review: BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – Coma Ecliptic CD Review: BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – Coma Ecliptic

Between the Buried and Me – Coma Ecliptic Label: Metal Blade Release Date:... 


CD Review: CAIN’S OFFERING – Stormcrow CD Review: CAIN’S OFFERING – Stormcrow

Cain’s Offering – Stormcrow Label: Frontiers Records Release Date: May... 


CD Review: KAMCHATKA – Long Road Made of Gold CD Review: KAMCHATKA – Long Road Made of Gold

Kamchatka – Long Road Made of Gold Label: Despotz Records Release date: May... 


Concert review: Halestorm rocks faithful fans Into the Wild live Concert review: Halestorm rocks faithful fans Into the Wild live

Halestorm, Rival Sons, and Royal Thunder hit Boise The Revolution Concert House and... 


CD Review: REST AMONG RUINS – Fugue CD Review: REST AMONG RUINS – Fugue

Rest Among Ruins – Fugue Label: Independent Release Date: June 2, 2015 Considering... 


CD Review: PARADISE LOST – The Plague Within CD Review: PARADISE LOST – The Plague Within

Paradise Lost – The Plague Within Label: Century Media Release Date: June 2,... 


CD Review: RAVEN – ExtermiNation CD Review: RAVEN – ExtermiNation

Raven – ExtermiNation Label: SPV/Steamhammer Release date: April 28, 2015 The... 


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Loud & Local

Pennsylvania Extremes: The story of PROSODY Pennsylvania Extremes: The story of PROSODY

The story of Prosody Formed in 2011 from the ashes of the 90’s Pennsylvania... 


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... 


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Features

Metalholic’s Top 13 Female Hard Rock and Metal Drummers for 2015 Metalholic’s Top 13 Female Hard Rock and Metal Drummers for 2015

Top 13 Female Hard Rock and Metal Drummers for 2015 Women have been ubiquitous popular music, dominating record charts and owning the radio airwaves for decades. Despite this, their presence in heavy music; hard rock and metal, which has long been male-dominated and testosterone fueled, has been limited. Only since the turn of the millennium are heavy... [Read more of this review]


Big In Japan Big In Japan

There are some selected countries we are immensely attracted or attached to for various reasons. A lot of us have our sincere, well thought out wish-list which reflects our indomitable longing to visit some enchanting faraway land or the pages of our diary testify the memorable joyous experience of being to some fascinating place we always wanted to... [Read more of this review]


15 Criminally Underrated Metal Albums 15 Criminally Underrated Metal Albums

Criminally Underrated Metal Albums Being an avid listener of Metal, I have always been fascinated by the thought of writing articles on this immensely diverse and rich genre of music which transcends its musical identity and takes the form of a cult, a way of life! A metalhead feels gratified when he can discuss his favourite music with like-minded... [Read more of this review]


Product Review: Forte Music Notation Software Product Review: Forte Music Notation Software

Product Review: Forte Music Notation Software The Forte Notation program is powerful music notation software created for music enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. From novice users to professional musicians, users of Forte will find the right mix of tools and features for their experience level. Forte is extremely easy to use, whether you’re... [Read more of this review]


Metalholic’s Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal for 2014 Metalholic’s Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal for 2014

Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal for 2014 Happy New Year! 2014 is in the books which means it is time to lay out our fifth annual list of the Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal. The year included fans saying goodbye to a woman who not only waved the metal flag, but was among the first to plant her own flag in the ground of extreme metal: Arch... [Read more of this review]


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Metal Stream

DISTURBED: First ‘Immortalized’ Making-Of Webisode DISTURBED: First ‘Immortalized’ Making-Of Webisode

After a four-year hiatus, Grammy Award-nominated, multiplatinum hard rock titans DISTURBED have announced their return with their sixth studio album, titled "Immortalized", to be released August 21 through Reprise Records. Lead single "The Vengeful One" is out now, along with the accompanying animated video from award-winning filmmaker Phil Mucci, and... [Read more of this review]


FIRESPAWN Feat. ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: Debut Album Due In November FIRESPAWN Feat. ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: Debut Album Due In November

FIRESPAWN (formerly FIREBORN) — the new Swedish death metal project featuring Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED), Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC), Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC) and Matte Modin (drums; DARK FUNERAL, DEFLESHED) — has signed a deal with Century Media. Hailing from Stockholm,... [Read more of this review]


THE SWORD: ‘High Country’ Album Cover Unveiled; Title Track Streaming THE SWORD: ‘High Country’ Album Cover Unveiled; Title Track Streaming

Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD will release their new album, "High Country", on August 21 via Razor & Tie. Recorded in Austin, the CD was produced by Adrian Quesada and mixed by J. Robbins. "High Country" features 15 new compositions and will be released simultaneously in CD and double vinyl formats. It will be available today for preorder... [Read more of this review]


FRANKIE BANALI: ‘I Felt It Was Unfair For Me Not To Be Able To Continue’ With QUIET RIOT FRANKIE BANALI: ‘I Felt It Was Unfair For Me Not To Be Able To Continue’ With QUIET RIOT

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali and the band's former bassist, Rudy Sarzo, were interviewed on a recent episode of "Talk Is Jericho", the podcast of Chris Jericho, the world champion pro wrestler, actor, New York Times best-selling author and lead vocalist of the metal band FOZZY. You can now listen to the chat at PodcastOne.com. A few excerpts follow... [Read more of this review]


CROWBAR’s KIRK WINDSTEIN: ‘Bands That Were Once Very Successful Are Literally Falling Off The Map’ CROWBAR’s KIRK WINDSTEIN: ‘Bands That Were Once Very Successful Are Literally Falling Off The Map’

Howie D. from Hard Edge Radio and National Rock Review recently conducted an interview with Kirk Windstein of New Orleans sludge metal veterans CROWBAR. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Asked to name his biggest fear as a musician, Kirk responded: "My biggest fear, being a musician, is probably has already come true, which... [Read more of this review]


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