Features

Interview with Lips of Anvil

Victoria Purcell (VP) caught up with Lips of Canadian heavy metal band Anvil, at MetalDays Festival in Slovenia. Anvil have been around since the late 70’s. In their early days they jumped between record labels, building a fan base that included members of Motörhead, and Anthrax. They were well know in the industry early on, and it has even been ...

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A brief history lesson from Lips of Anvil

Victoria Purcell caught up with Lips of Canadian heavy metal band Anvil, at MetalDays Festival 2015, in Slovenia. See the full interview here. During the interview we were discussing the fact that Anthrax and Megadeath have been recorded a lot over the years (in interviews) saying that Anvil were a band that influenced them. Lips explained “All that happened was that ...

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Interview: ArnoCorps at Bloodstock 2015

Not that many people know that there are bands on at Bloodstock Open Air on Thursday too. This year is no different. So who better to headline Thursday than ‘The Greatest Band Of All Time’ ArnoCorps? We caught up with all five…I mean six members of ArnoCorps to talk about why they haven’t played a festival before, the misconceptions about ...

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Bloodstock 2015 Highlights: Sunday

Sunday  – the last day of the festival. A day where we look back on the best times this weekend and make the most of our last few hours at Bloodstock. But it’s not over yet! We have a full day of rock ‘n’ roll debauchery ahead of us. This morning we are greeted by London groove-metallers Skarthia on the ...

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Chantel McGregor Talks New Album & UK Tour

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Chantel McGregor will release her highly anticipated new album, Lose Control, on Friday 9th October 2015 on her independent boutique label Tis Rock Music. The new album is the follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2011 debut solo album, Like No Other, after a subsequent four years of touring and festival appearances Chantel McGregor was jamming in her ...

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Interview: Trivium at Bloodstock 2015

It doesn’t seem like yesterday we discovered Trivium’s breakthrough album ‘Ascendancy’, a decade later the Orlando metal band headlined the UK’s biggest heavy metal festival: Bloodstock Open Air 2015 . We caught up with the band’s guitar maestro, Corey Beaulieu, to talk about: arty videos, the Dio influence and the upcoming new album. How are you enjoying Bloodstock Open Air so far? ...

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Breaking Bands Festival announces 19 bands!

We were already pretty excited for Breaking Bands 2016! But this most recent announcement makes it even more exciting! The festival have now announced 19 band, 3 acoustic acts and their sponsors! Breaking Bands 2016 is shaping to be ever bigger and better then last year (and trust me, last year was already excellent). Next years headliners include Reign Of ...

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Interview with Fear Factory at Metaldays 2015

Victoria Purcell caught up with Burton C. Bell (vocalist) of Fear Factory, at MetalDays Festival 2015 in Slovenia. Fear Factory have now released their 9th studio album Genexus through Nuclear Blast Entertainment. We ask Burton the meaning behind the album tittle, he tells us “Genexus [was] a word with no definition to it… so we created our own definition to it; we ...

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Interview with Dream Theater at Metaldays 2015

Victoria Purcell caught up with James LaBrie of Dream Theater, prior to the bands performance at MetalDays Festival in Slovenia. We talk about the beautiful country of Slovenia – during MetalDays festival it was a at least 35 degrees everyday. James mentions that the band had previously played Slovenia during an ice storm! Amongst talking song durations, and the hallmark ...

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MetalDays 2015 – Festival Review

Any spare time I get throughout festival season, you can find me in a field in a tent – that’s my happy place. Each year I face the same dilemma, I dream of a beach holiday in the sun; I know I should travel more, but I just can’t draw myself away from the festivals. Music is what I live ...

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