Friday, October 31, 2014

Interviews

OBITUARY Interview with Donald Tardy: Inked in Blood and 30 years of Death OBITUARY Interview with Donald Tardy: Inked in Blood and 30 years of Death

Obituary interview with Donald Tardy Tampa Bay American death metal behemoths, Obituary,... 


Mike Flyntz Interview: RIOT V Ready to Unleash the Fire Mike Flyntz Interview: RIOT V Ready to Unleash the Fire

Mike Flyntz interview: The return of Riot The tragic and untimely death of Riot founder... 


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... 


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News & Notes

Hollywood Undead celebrate new song, album: Day of the Dead Hollywood Undead celebrate new song, album: Day of the Dead

Hollywood Undead celebrate new song, album LA based hip-hop/metal veterans Hollywood... 


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... 


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Reviews

CD Review: MINDMAZE – Back From The Edge CD Review: MINDMAZE – Back From The Edge

MindMaze – Back From the Edge Label: Inner Wound Release Date: October 28,... 


CD Review: ALLEN/LANDE – The Great Divide CD Review: ALLEN/LANDE – The Great Divide

Allen/Lande – The Great Divide Label: Frontiers Release Date: October 21, 2014 For... 


CD Review: LORDS OF MERCY – Lords of Mercy CD Review: LORDS OF MERCY – Lords of Mercy

Lords Of Mercy – Lords of Mercy Label: Main Man Records Release Date: December... 


CD Review: EXODUS – Blood In, Blood Out CD Review: EXODUS – Blood In, Blood Out

Exodus – Blood In, Blood Out Label: Nuclear Blast Release Date: October 14,... 


CD Review: LIV KRISTINE – Vervain CD Review: LIV KRISTINE – Vervain

Liv Kristine – Vervain Label: Napalm Records Release Date: November 4, 2014 Norwegian... 


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,... 


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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

LORDI: ‘Scare Force One’ Video Released LORDI: ‘Scare Force One’ Video Released

The official video for "Scare Force One", the title track of the seventh studio album from Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI, can be seen below. The CD will be released on November 3 via AFM. "Scare Force One" track listing: 01. SCG7: Arm Your Doors And Cross Check 02. Scare Force One 03. How To Slice A Whore 04. Hell Sent In The Clowns 05. House... [Read more of this review]


WENDY DIO Reveals More Details About Upcoming RONNIE JAMES DIO Public Memorial WENDY DIO Reveals More Details About Upcoming RONNIE JAMES DIO Public Memorial

A public memorial for legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) will be held on the fifth anniversary of his death at his gravesite at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills cemetery in Los Angeles. His wife and manager Wendy Dio tells the "Maximum Threshold" radio show: "Next year, the 16th of May will be five... [Read more of this review]


KING DIAMOND: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Seattle Concert KING DIAMOND: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Seattle Concert

Fan-filmed video footage KING DIAMOND's October 28 concert at Moore Theatre in Seattle, Washington can seen below. KING DIAMOND played its first show with new bassist, Swedish musician Pontus Egberg (THE POODLES, LION'S SHARE, ZAN CLAN), on July 25 at Gröna Lund in Stockholm, Sweden. Egberg joined KING DIAMOND following the recent departure of... [Read more of this review]


RAMMSTEIN Guitarist’s EMIGRATE: ‘Eat You Alive’ Video Released RAMMSTEIN Guitarist’s EMIGRATE: ‘Eat You Alive’ Video Released

"Eat You Alive", the new video from EMIGRATE, the side project of RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Berlin, Germany by director Zoran Bihac, the man behind RAMMSTEIN's legendary "Mein Teil" video. The "Eat You Alive" single sees Kruspe emerging from the deep in truly striking style, flanked by some of... [Read more of this review]


36 CRAZYFISTS Sign With SPINEFARM RECORDS 36 CRAZYFISTS Sign With SPINEFARM RECORDS

Alaskan metallers 36 CRAZYFISTS have emerged from a four-year recording hibernation to sign a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records. The band's new album, "Time And Trauma", will be released in February 2015. "We have found a new home at Spinefarm Records. And although the label is new to us, some of the staff are old friends and we couldn't be more... [Read more of this review]


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