Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Interviews

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... 


MISERY INDEX Interview with Mark Kloeppel: The Killing Gods Q&A MISERY INDEX Interview with Mark Kloeppel: The Killing Gods Q&A

Misery Index interview with Mark Kloeppel Baltimore’s resident deathgrind merchants, Misery... 


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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: 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... 


CD Review: VALLENFYRE – Splinters CD Review: VALLENFYRE – Splinters

Vallenfyre – Splinters Label – Century Media Release Date – May... 


CD Review: ANATHEMA – Distant Satellites CD Review: ANATHEMA – Distant Satellites

Anathema – Distant Satellites Label: KScope Release Date: June 7, 2014 There... 


CD Review: RUBICON CROSS – Rubicon Cross CD Review: RUBICON CROSS – Rubicon Cross

Rubicon Cross – Rubicon Cross Label: inGrooves Release date: May 19, 2014 Ten... 


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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

RISE AGAINST’s ‘The Black Market’ Cracks U.S. Top 5 RISE AGAINST’s ‘The Black Market’ Cracks U.S. Top 5

RISE AGAINST's seventh studio album, titled "The Black Market", sold around 53,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 3 on The Billboard 200 chart. The new disc follows up 2011's "Endgame" and ends the longest break that the Chicago-based punk act has taken in some time. The Pulse Of Radio asked frontman... [Read more of this review]


ILL NINO Talks To ITN Magazine (Video) ILL NINO Talks To ITN Magazine (Video)

ITN Magazine's Amber Miller conducted an interview with ILL NIÑO at the July 16 stop of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. You can now watch the chat below. ILL NIÑO's new album, "Till Death, La Familia", was released on July 22 via Victory Records. The band's lead singer, Cristian Machado, told Arena.com that "Till Death, La Familia" "will... [Read more of this review]


SCORPIONS Guitarist RUDOLF SCHENKER Speaks to Italy’s LINEAROCK (Video) SCORPIONS Guitarist RUDOLF SCHENKER Speaks to Italy’s LINEAROCK (Video)

Journalist and musician Barbara Caserta of Italy's Linearock conducted an interview with guitarist Rudolf Schenker of German hard rock legends SCORPIONS. You can now watch the chat below. In a new interview with Deutsche Welle, Schenker along with his bandmates, SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine and lead guitarist Matthias Jabs, were asked what changed... [Read more of this review]


Drummer CHRIS SLADE: Why I Left AC/DC Drummer CHRIS SLADE: Why I Left AC/DC

During a recent interview with Music Radar, former AC/DC drummer Chris Slade spoke about his departure from the band before the recording sessions for 1995's "Ballbreaker". "I'd been doing demos [for what was to become 'Ballbreaker'] with the guys in London for two months," Slade explained. "Mal [AC/DC co-founder and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young]... [Read more of this review]


SUICIDE SILENCE’s ‘You Can’t Stop Me’ Cracks U.S. Top 20 SUICIDE SILENCE’s ‘You Can’t Stop Me’ Cracks U.S. Top 20

"You Can't Stop Me", the new album from California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE, sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 16 on The Billboard 200 chart. SUICIDE SILENCE's previous album, "The Black Crown", opened with 14,400 units back in July 2010 to land at No. 28. The band's 2009... [Read more of this review]


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