Thursday, July 31, 2014

Interviews

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... 


Germany’s UNBREAKABLE Ready to Deliver ‘Knockout’ Punch: Interview Germany’s UNBREAKABLE Ready to Deliver ‘Knockout’ Punch: Interview

Unbreakable interview with Al Crespo This summer, Germany’s Unbreakable will releases... 


ALESTORM Interview: Everything I Know About Pirates I Learned From Johnny Depp ALESTORM Interview: Everything I Know About Pirates I Learned From Johnny Depp

2014 Alestorm interview with Chris Bowes Perth, Scotland’s Alestorm return this... 


10 Minutes of Mayhem with JMANN and SKINNY of MUSHROOMHEAD 10 Minutes of Mayhem with JMANN and SKINNY of MUSHROOMHEAD

2014 Mushroomhead interview with Jmann and Skinny Ohio’s alt-industrial metal outfit,... 


OVERKILL Interview: Bobby Blitz Talks White Devil Armory, Ramone Spotting OVERKILL Interview: Bobby Blitz Talks White Devil Armory, Ramone Spotting

Overkill interview with Bobby Blitz Ellsworth When casual fans of thrash metal music... 


TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION Mayhem Festival Interview: THC, Bitches TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION Mayhem Festival Interview: THC, Bitches

Texas Hippie Coalition Mayhem Festival Interview From deep in the heart of Texas... 


SKID ROW Interview: Dave Snake Sabo Talks 25 to Life SKID ROW Interview: Dave Snake Sabo Talks 25 to Life

Skid Row interview with Dave Sabo After more than 25 years of world touring, hearing... 


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News & Notes

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... 


ACE FREHLEY Announces New Album Title, Street Date, New Label ACE FREHLEY Announces New Album Title, Street Date, New Label

Ace Frehley announces new album title, signs with E1 Music 2014 Rock and Roll Hall... 


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Reviews

CD Review: DISFORIA – The Age of Ether CD Review: DISFORIA – The Age of Ether

Disforia – The Age of Ether By fear of dying, we all forgot to live. American... 


CD Review: ACCEPT – Blind Rage CD Review: ACCEPT – Blind Rage

Accept – Blind Rage Label: Nuclear Blast Release Date: August 15, 2014 The... 


CD Review: ELUVEITIE – Origins CD Review: ELUVEITIE – Origins

Eluveitie – Origins Label: Nuclear Blast Release Date: August 5, 2014 Eight-piece... 


CD Review: BELPHEGOR – Conjuring The Dead CD Review: BELPHEGOR – Conjuring The Dead

Belphegor – Conjuring The Dead Label: Nuclear Blast Release Date: August 8,... 


CD Review: JUDAS PRIEST – Redeemer of Souls CD Review: JUDAS PRIEST – Redeemer of Souls

Judas Priest – Redeemer of Souls Label: Epic Release Date: July 15, 2014 Six... 


CD Review: ALESTORM – Sunset On The Golden Age CD Review: ALESTORM – Sunset On The Golden Age

Alestorm – Sunset on the Golden Age Label: Napalm  Release Date: August 5,... 


CD Review: VADER – Tibi Et Igni CD Review: VADER – Tibi Et Igni

Vader – Tibi Et Igni Label: Nuclear Blast Release Date: May 30, 2014 A dark... 


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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

MESHUGGAH To Release ‘The Ophidian Trek’ DVD, Blu-Ray MESHUGGAH To Release ‘The Ophidian Trek’ DVD, Blu-Ray

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the recording of their first EP, Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH will release a concert DVD / 2CD set and Blu-ray, "The Ophidian Trek", this fall via Nuclear Blast. With visual footage shot in the U.S. and Europe during "The Ophidian Trek" tour and festival footage from Wacken Open Air 2013 in Germany,... [Read more of this review]


MAX CAVALERA Interviewed On ‘Consciously Speaking’ (Video) MAX CAVALERA Interviewed On ‘Consciously Speaking’ (Video)

Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, KILLER BE KILLED, SEPULTURA) was interviewed for the latest episode of "Consciously Speaking". You can now watch the chat below. CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, the band led by brothers and founding SEPULTURA members Max (also of SOULFLY) and Igor Cavalera, has set "Pandemonium" as the title of its third album, due... [Read more of this review]


DEVIN TOWNSEND’s CASUALTIES OF COOL: ‘Flight’ Video Released DEVIN TOWNSEND’s CASUALTIES OF COOL: ‘Flight’ Video Released

The official video for the song "Flight" from CASUALTIES OF COOL, the collaboration between Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend and Vancouver artist Ché Aimee Dorval, can be seen below. The clip was filmed and directed by Konrad Palkeiwicz. CASUALTIES OF COOL's debut album was released without record-label... [Read more of this review]


‘Celebrating Jon Lord – At The Royal Albert Hall’ DVD Trailer ‘Celebrating Jon Lord – At The Royal Albert Hall’ DVD Trailer

"Celebrating Jon Lord - At The Royal Albert Hall" will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and CD on September 26 via earMUSIC. The official four-minute trailer for the set is available below. It was in 2006 when, once a year, a group of stellar musicians and stars of rock started meeting up in London for a night of live music. The main intent was to raise... [Read more of this review]


OPETH: Part One Of New ‘Pale Communion’ Video Interview OPETH: Part One Of New ‘Pale Communion’ Video Interview

The German branch of Roadrunner Records has uploaded part one of a new video interview with Mikael Åkerfeldt and Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH about the band's highly anticipated eleventh studio album, "Pale Communion". You can now watch it below. "Pale Communion" will be released on August 26 via Roadrunner Records. The... [Read more of this review]


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