Monday, September 1, 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

Ex-FEAR FACTORY Drummer RAYMOND HERRERA Says ‘The Industrialist’ Album Would Have Sounded ‘Way Better’ With Real Drums Ex-FEAR FACTORY Drummer RAYMOND HERRERA Says ‘The Industrialist’ Album Would Have Sounded ‘Way Better’ With Real Drums

Metal Wani's William Richards and Sairaj Kamath conducted an interviw with former FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Asked if he has heard the two FEAR FACTORY albums — 2010's "Mechanize" and 2012's "The Industrialist" — that were recorded after his departure from the band and what he... [Read more of this review]


RACHEL BOLAN Says SKID ROW’s Refusal To Reunite With SEBASTIAN BACH Proves That ‘It Is Not About Money’ RACHEL BOLAN Says SKID ROW’s Refusal To Reunite With SEBASTIAN BACH Proves That ‘It Is Not About Money’

Jeb Wright of Classic Rock Revisited recently conducted an interview with SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan. An excerpt from the chat follows below. Classic Rock Revisited: Are you satisfied with SKID ROW's legacy, or do you think you're still making it? Rachel: A little bit of both. I am really proud of what we've accomplished. Every time I think we've... [Read more of this review]


Ex-SLAYER Drummer DAVE LOMBARDO Interviewed By Brazil’s GUIMA DRUM (Video) Ex-SLAYER Drummer DAVE LOMBARDO Interviewed By Brazil’s GUIMA DRUM (Video)

Former SLAYER and current PHILM drummer Dave Lombardo was interviewed by Guima Drum druing his current Brazilian clinic tour. You can now watch the chat below. In a recent interview with Brazil's Portal 7, Lombardo was asked if he has any plans to ever get back together with the members of SLAYER. He replied: "I have no plans. I mean, they can knock... [Read more of this review]


PHIL RUDD Talks To New Zealand’s THE ROCK FM About Solo Debut, New AC/DC Album (Audio) PHIL RUDD Talks To New Zealand’s THE ROCK FM About Solo Debut, New AC/DC Album (Audio)

Tracey Donaldson of The Rock FM radio station in New Zealand recently conducted an interview with AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd. You can now listen to the chat at this location. Rudd released a solo album, "Head Job", on August 29 via Universal Music Australia. The official lyric video for the CD's first single, "Repo Man", can now be seen below. Over the... [Read more of this review]


CINDERELLA’s JEFF LABAR Talks To 93.3 WMMR’s JACKY BAMBAM About Solo Album (Audio) CINDERELLA’s JEFF LABAR Talks To 93.3 WMMR’s JACKY BAMBAM About Solo Album (Audio)

Jacky BamBam of Philadelphia's 93.3 WMMR radio station recently conducted an interview with CINDERELLA guitarist Jeff LaBar. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. LaBar's solo video for the song "No Strings" was directed by James Erdman and features drummer Matthew Arnn, Jeff's son, guitarist Sebastian LaBar, and bassist Jasmine... [Read more of this review]


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