Thursday, October 2, 2014

Interviews

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... 


EVERGREY Interview: Tom Englund, Jonas Ekdahl Discuss ‘Hymns For The Broken’ EVERGREY Interview: Tom Englund, Jonas Ekdahl Discuss ‘Hymns For The Broken’

Evergrey interview with Englund and Ekdahl One of the leading names in the power... 


AT THE GATES Interview: Frontman Tomas Lindberg Discusses ‘At War With Reality’ AT THE GATES Interview: Frontman Tomas Lindberg Discusses ‘At War With Reality’

At The Gates interview with Tomas Lindberg At The Gates–A name that is synonymous... 


SANCTUARY Interview with Warrel Dane and Lenny Rutledge SANCTUARY Interview with Warrel Dane and Lenny Rutledge

Sanctuary interview with Warrel Dane and Lenny Rutledge It seems almost surreal to... 


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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: 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... 


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:... 


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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: 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]


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]


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Metal Stream

CANNIBAL CORPSE’s ROB BARRETT Reveals ‘Crazy Tour Stories’ (Video) CANNIBAL CORPSE’s ROB BARRETT Reveals ‘Crazy Tour Stories’ (Video)

Digital Tour Bus, which gives fans "an all-access pass" to the tour buses that their favorite bands travel in, has posted its latest "Crazy Tour Stories" episode, focusing on CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Rob Barrett. The one-minute clip, which was filmed on July 20, 2014 in Tinley Park, Illinois, can be seen below. CANNIBAL CORPSE's new album, "A Skeletal... [Read more of this review]


SAMMY HAGAR To Release ‘Lite Roast’ Later This Month SAMMY HAGAR To Release ‘Lite Roast’ Later This Month

Legendary rocker Sammy Hagar (CHICKENFOOT, VAN HALEN, MONTROSE) will release his first-ever acoustic album titled "Lite Roast" on October 14 via Mailboat Records. Joining Sammy on the CD is Vic Johnson, longtime guitarist of WABORITAS, Hagar's backup band, on guitar and vocals. "I realize that when I played my songs acoustically, it made me sing different.... [Read more of this review]


LEMMY: MOTÖRHEAD Will ‘Probably’ Begin Work On New Album In January LEMMY: MOTÖRHEAD Will ‘Probably’ Begin Work On New Album In January

MOTÖRHEAD will "probably" enter the studio in January to begin work on the follow-up to last year's "Aftershock" album for a tentative late 2015 release, the band's frontman, Lemmy Kilmister, has revealed. Asked if he has any ideas prepared for the next MOTÖRHEAD CD, Lemmy said during an appearance on this past weekend's edition of Full Metal Jackie's... [Read more of this review]


Former OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ’s SOEN Interviewed By Austria’s MetalUnderground.at (Video) Former OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ’s SOEN Interviewed By Austria’s MetalUnderground.at (Video)

Austria's MetalUnderground.at recently conducted an interview with SOEN — the Swedish progressive rock band featuring drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (WILLOWTREE), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis and bassist Stefan Stenberg. You can now watch the chat below. SOEN's sophomore studio album, "Tellurian", will be released... [Read more of this review]


METALLICA’s LARS ULRICH: ‘OASIS Has Been The Soundtrack To My Life For The Last 20 Years’ METALLICA’s LARS ULRICH: ‘OASIS Has Been The Soundtrack To My Life For The Last 20 Years’

In a recent column in the UK's The Guardian, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich wrote about the "huge impact" English rock band OASIS has had on him throughout the years. "OASIS has been the soundtrack to my life for the last 20 years on this wonderful planet," he said. "I have stories and pictures in my mind that go along with everything, from the first... [Read more of this review]


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