Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Interviews

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Interview: Singer says band will return to studio in February KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Interview: Singer says band will return to studio in February

2015 Kobra and the Lotus interview with Kobra Paige Canada has long been a hotbed... 


NILE mainman Karl Sanders talks What Should Not Be Unearthed NILE mainman Karl Sanders talks What Should Not Be Unearthed

2015 Nile interview with Karl Sanders Karl Sanders is widely known as the founding... 


BOREALIS Interview: Matt Marinelli delves in to Purgatory BOREALIS Interview: Matt Marinelli delves in to Purgatory

2015 Borealis interview with Matt Marinelli Canadian power metal quintet, Borealis... 


MAX CAVALERA interview: Inside SOULFY’s Archangel MAX CAVALERA interview: Inside SOULFY’s Archangel

2015 Soulfly interview with Max Cavalera In the butterfly effect, it is said that... 


SYMPHONY X Interview: Michael Romeo dives into Underworld SYMPHONY X Interview: Michael Romeo dives into Underworld

2015 Symphony X interview with Michael Romeo This year marks the start of Symphony... 


10 Minutes of Mayhem with KISSING CANDICE talking Blind Until We Burn 10 Minutes of Mayhem with KISSING CANDICE talking Blind Until We Burn

2015 Kissing Candice interview Kissing Candice was birthed from the loins of Long... 


15 Minutes of Mayhem with SHATTERED SUN vocalist Marcos Leal 15 Minutes of Mayhem with SHATTERED SUN vocalist Marcos Leal

2015 Shattered Sun interview with Marcos Leal Every year at Rockstar Energy Drink... 


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News & Notes

NILE announce 2016 US Tour dates NILE announce 2016 US Tour dates

Nile announce 2016 US Tour dates The reigning kings of technical, historically-themed... 


AVATAR Return to America for final Apocalypse tour with Gemini Syndrome, Huntress AVATAR Return to America for final Apocalypse tour with Gemini Syndrome, Huntress

Avatar return to America for final Apocalypse tour Swedish theatrical metal troop,... 


Sweden’s THUNDERMOTHER to release Road Fever in September Sweden’s THUNDERMOTHER to release Road Fever in September

Thundermother to release Road Fever in September There’s a new female hard... 


BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE unleash new track Army of Noise BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE unleash new track Army of Noise

Bullet For My Valentine unleash new track Army of Noise Welsh metal titans Bullet... 


A SOUND OF THUNDER eclipses Kickstarter goal for Tales From the Deadside A SOUND OF THUNDER eclipses Kickstarter goal for Tales From the Deadside

A Sound of Thunder launch successful Kickstarter campaign Some people may claim rock... 


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Reviews

CD Review: RED SUN RISING – Polyester Zeal CD Review: RED SUN RISING – Polyester Zeal

Red Sun Rising – Polyester Zeal Label: Razor & Tie Release date: August... 


Concert Review: POP EVIL, RED SUN RISING deliver arena show Concert Review: POP EVIL, RED SUN RISING deliver arena show

Pop Evil and Red Sun Rising at Knitting Factory – July 26, 2015 Sunday night... 


Concert Review: ALICE IN CHAINS North American Tour Concert Review: ALICE IN CHAINS North American Tour

Alice in Chains – Boise Knitting Factory – July 21, 2015 Few bands are... 


DVD Blu-ray Review: BLACK VEIL BRIDES – Alive and Burning DVD Blu-ray Review: BLACK VEIL BRIDES – Alive and Burning

Black Veil Brides – Alive and Burning Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment Release... 


CD Review: KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – Words of the Prophets CD Review: KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – Words of the Prophets

Kobra and the Lotus – Words of the Prophets  Label: Titan Music Release Date:... 


CD Review: SCALE THE SUMMIT – V CD Review: SCALE THE SUMMIT – V

Scale the Summit – V Label: Prosthetic Records Release Date: September 18,... 


CD Review: UNLEASH THE ARCHERS – Time Stands Still CD Review: UNLEASH THE ARCHERS – Time Stands Still

Unleash the Archers – Time Stands Still Label: Napalm Records Release Date:... 


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Loud & Local

Pennsylvania Extremes: The story of PROSODY Pennsylvania Extremes: The story of PROSODY

The story of Prosody Formed in 2011 from the ashes of the 90’s Pennsylvania... 


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... 


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Features

Metalholic’s Top 13 Female Hard Rock and Metal Drummers for 2015 Metalholic’s Top 13 Female Hard Rock and Metal Drummers for 2015

Top 13 Female Hard Rock and Metal Drummers for 2015 Women have been ubiquitous popular music, dominating record charts and owning the radio airwaves for decades. Despite this, their presence in heavy music; hard rock and metal, which has long been male-dominated and testosterone fueled, has been limited. Only since the turn of the millennium are heavy... [Read more of this review]


Big In Japan Big In Japan

There are some selected countries we are immensely attracted or attached to for various reasons. A lot of us have our sincere, well thought out wish-list which reflects our indomitable longing to visit some enchanting faraway land or the pages of our diary testify the memorable joyous experience of being to some fascinating place we always wanted to... [Read more of this review]


15 Criminally Underrated Metal Albums 15 Criminally Underrated Metal Albums

Criminally Underrated Metal Albums Being an avid listener of Metal, I have always been fascinated by the thought of writing articles on this immensely diverse and rich genre of music which transcends its musical identity and takes the form of a cult, a way of life! A metalhead feels gratified when he can discuss his favourite music with like-minded... [Read more of this review]


Product Review: Forte Music Notation Software Product Review: Forte Music Notation Software

Product Review: Forte Music Notation Software The Forte Notation program is powerful music notation software created for music enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. From novice users to professional musicians, users of Forte will find the right mix of tools and features for their experience level. Forte is extremely easy to use, whether you’re... [Read more of this review]


Metalholic’s Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal for 2014 Metalholic’s Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal for 2014

Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal for 2014 Happy New Year! 2014 is in the books which means it is time to lay out our fifth annual list of the Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal. The year included fans saying goodbye to a woman who not only waved the metal flag, but was among the first to plant her own flag in the ground of extreme metal: Arch... [Read more of this review]


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Metal Stream

FEAR FACTORY: Video Footage From ‘Genexus’ Listening Party FEAR FACTORY: Video Footage From ‘Genexus’ Listening Party

Los Angeles cyber metallers FEAR FACTORY held a listening party for their new album "Genexus", on July 23 at the Complex in Glendale, California. Video footage of the event can be seen below. "Genexus" will be released on August 7 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The follow-up to 2012's "The Industrialist" was co-produced by longtime collaborator Rhys... [Read more of this review]


PHILIP ANSELMO: I Respect What VINNIE PAUL Is Doing By Moving Forward In His Life PHILIP ANSELMO: I Respect What VINNIE PAUL Is Doing By Moving Forward In His Life

Former PANTERA and current DOWN and SUPERJOINT singer Philip Anselmo was interviewed on a recent edition of "The Classic Metal Show", which is heard live on Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. EST at TheClassicMetalShow.com. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked about a recent claim by John Reese, the producer behind the annual Rockstar Energy Drink... [Read more of this review]


METALLICA’s ROBERT TRUJILLO Explains His Infamous ‘Crab Walk’ METALLICA’s ROBERT TRUJILLO Explains His Infamous ‘Crab Walk’

Chasta of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone spoke with METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo at this past weekend's Lollapalooza festival in Chicago. You can now watch the chat below. Asked where his his infamous "crab walk" came from, Trujillo said: "That came from [playing with BLACK SABBATH singer] Ozzy [Osbourne]. I was on... [Read more of this review]


SLIPKNOT Bassist Discharged From Hospital After Suffering From ‘Severe Dehydration’ SLIPKNOT Bassist Discharged From Hospital After Suffering From ‘Severe Dehydration’

SLIPKNOT was forced to walk off stage several songs into its show in Hartford, Connecticut on Sunday night (August 2) when bassist Alessandro "Vman" Venturella had to be rushed to the hospital due to a medical emergency. After about a twenty-minute break, SLIPKNOT returned to the stage without Venturella and played the rest of the set as an eight-piece. In... [Read more of this review]


Video Premiere: ANNIHILATOR’s ‘Suicide Society’ Video Premiere: ANNIHILATOR’s ‘Suicide Society’

Canadian thrash/heavy metal masters ANNIHILATOR will release their fifteenth studio album, "Suicide Society", on September 18 via UDR Music. As he has in the past, guitar wizard Jeff Waters handled all songwriting duties, played all guitar and bass, engineered, produced, mixed and mastered "Suicide Society", and he is also back commanding lead-vocal... [Read more of this review]


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