Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Interviews

PRONG Interview: Founder Talks New York, Ruining Lives, Covers Album PRONG Interview: Founder Talks New York, Ruining Lives, Covers Album

Prong interview with Tommy Victor Three decades ago, Tommy Victor was a sound man... 


Black Lotus interview with LIV JAGRELL of SISTER SIN Black Lotus interview with LIV JAGRELL of SISTER SIN

Interview with Liv Jagrell of Sister Sin Gothenburg, Sweden’s hard rocking traditional... 


REVOCATION Interview: Vocalist talks Deathless REVOCATION Interview: Vocalist talks Deathless

Revocation interview with David Davidson Boston’s bastard sons of extreme metal,... 


DORO Talks 30th US Anniversary Tour, Burning the Witches DORO Talks 30th US Anniversary Tour, Burning the Witches

Doro talks 30th US anniversary tour Dorothee Pesch is an astonishing person and... 


HAMMERFALL Interview: Oscar Dronjak Sounds off on (r)Evolution HAMMERFALL Interview: Oscar Dronjak Sounds off on (r)Evolution

Hammerfall interview with Oscar Dronjak In a backlash against the hair metal of the... 


AMARANTHE Interview: Vocalist Elize Ryd Discusses ‘Massive Addictive’ AMARANTHE Interview: Vocalist Elize Ryd Discusses ‘Massive Addictive’

Amaranthe interview with Elize Ryd Most metal fans look at pop musicians (if you... 


SCAR SYMMETRY Interview: Guitarist Per Nilsson Discusses The Singularity (Phase 1: Neohumanity) SCAR SYMMETRY Interview: Guitarist Per Nilsson Discusses The Singularity (Phase 1: Neohumanity)

Scar Symmetry interview with Per Nilsson Just when you think a genre has exhausted... 


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News & Notes

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... 


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... 


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Reviews

CD Review: ELECTRIC WIZARD – Time To Die CD Review: ELECTRIC WIZARD – Time To Die

Electric Wizard – Time To Die Label: Spinefarm Release Date: Sepetmeber 30,... 


CD Review: SISTER SIN – Black Lotus CD Review: SISTER SIN – Black Lotus

Sister Sin – Black Lotus Label: Victory Records Release Dates: October 27,... 


CD Review: DERDIAN – Human Reset CD Review: DERDIAN – Human Reset

Derdian – Human Reset Label: Independent Release Date: July 23, 2014 Italian... 


CD Review: SANCTUARY – The Year The Sun Died CD Review: SANCTUARY – The Year The Sun Died

Sanctuary – The Year the Sun Died Label: Century Media Release Date: October... 


CD Review: CANNIBAL CORPSE – A Skeletal Domain CD Review: CANNIBAL CORPSE – A Skeletal Domain

Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain Label: Metal Blade Records Release Date:... 


Concert Review: 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival – Kansas Concert Review: 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival – Kansas

2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival When the lineup for the 2014 Rockstar... 


CD Review: FLYING COLORS – Second Nature CD Review: FLYING COLORS – Second Nature

Flying Colors – Second Nature Label: Mascot Label Group Release Date: September... 


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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

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]


VOTE: Top 15 Female Hard Rock and Metal Guitar Shredders VOTE: Top 15 Female Hard Rock and Metal Guitar Shredders

2014 Top Female Hard Rock and Metal Guitarists Where’s the guitar list? Where’s the drummers list? They are coming. Settle down people. October is all about the ladies. The amazing rockers who bring us their vast talents who also happen to be astonishing women as well. Let us now look at the shred-mistresses who can melt the fretboards.... [Read more of this review]


VOTE: 2014 Top 12 Female Hard Rock and Metal Bassists VOTE: 2014 Top 12 Female Hard Rock and Metal Bassists

2014 Top Female Hard Rock and Metal Bassists The year-end lists are in the making and it is time to lend your votes to those amazing ladies who bring the rumble. As with our Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal vote, we want your input and opinions. Who belongs in the Top 12 female hard rock and metal bassists for 2014? Some basic guidelines: 1) We are... [Read more of this review]


VOTE for Metalholic’s 2014 Top 25 Women in Metal VOTE for Metalholic’s 2014 Top 25 Women in Metal

Vote Vote Vote!!! It is that time of year again, and this year, Metalholic wants to hear from the fans. Get your opinion in the mix. There are so many extraordinary women in hard rock and metal these days and we want to know who you think are the Top 25 on the current list. This is our 5th year, so we want it to be something special. Some basic guidelines:... [Read more of this review]


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Metal Stream

AVENGED SEVENFOLD Singer M. SHADOWS Talks About Development Of ‘Hail To The King: Deathbat’ Game (Video) AVENGED SEVENFOLD Singer M. SHADOWS Talks About Development Of ‘Hail To The King: Deathbat’ Game (Video)

AVENGED SEVENFOLD has finally released its long-in-development mobile role-playing game, "Hail To The King: Deathbat". The game is available on the App Store and Google Play for $4.99. Video footage of AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows and developer Michael Stragey talking about the development of "Hail To The King: Deathbat" can be seen below. M.... [Read more of this review]


HAMMERFALL Partners With NHL Hockey Team MINNESOTA WILD HAMMERFALL Partners With NHL Hockey Team MINNESOTA WILD

The NHL team Minnesota Wild has announced that for all its upcoming home games at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, they will be receiving a special welcome from Swedish heavy metallers HAMMERFALL. "When we first discovered the song 'Fury Of The Wild' by HAMMERFALL, it was like a gift, because everything about it fits so well to what... [Read more of this review]


TOOL Singer MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN Sells Hollywood Hills Home For $2.37 Million TOOL Singer MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN Sells Hollywood Hills Home For $2.37 Million

According to Los Angeles Times, Maynard James Keenan of TOOL, A PERFECT CIRCLE and PUSCIFIER has sold his house in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles for $2.37 million. The home, which was originally listed for just under $2.8 million, boasts a pool, hot tub and uncluttered view of the famous Hollywood sign. The Mediterranean-style house also... [Read more of this review]


SEBASTIAN BACH On GENE SIMMONS’ ‘Rock Is Dead’ Claim: ‘I Get Enough Rock In My Life’ SEBASTIAN BACH On GENE SIMMONS’ ‘Rock Is Dead’ Claim: ‘I Get Enough Rock In My Life’

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach is the latest musician to respond to KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' recent comment that "rock is dead." Simmons told Esquire magazine last month — in an interview conducted by his son Nick — that "rock did not die of old age. It was murdered. Some brilliance, somewhere, was going to be expressed and now... [Read more of this review]


MACHINE HEAD Members Get Strung Up And Hung For ‘Now We Die’ Video Shoot MACHINE HEAD Members Get Strung Up And Hung For ‘Now We Die’ Video Shoot

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD filmed a video for the song "Now We Die" on October 3 in Oakland, California. The clip is being helmed by director Mike Sloat, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT and HATRIOT. Photos from the video shoot can be seen below. "Now We Die" is taken from MACHINE HEAD's new album, "Bloodstone & Diamonds",... [Read more of this review]


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