Ask anyone about new metal as soon as three years ago and they would say it’s as dead as grunge was in 1999. Fast forward to today and there are many bands who are proud to take on the label, plus many bands like Skindred and Linkin Park who never went away. One of the younger bands who are trying ...Read More »
From signing with Frontiers Records to joining Night Ranger and Skid Row on tour, Toseland seems to be unstoppable. James is definitely proving any do...
Bristol, UK rock band TAX THE HEAT love creating sounds that bridge the gap between the raw energy of classic British 1960s R&B bands [think Kinks...
Chris Corner AKA IAMX has just released his newest LP Alive In New Light (AINL) on the 2nd of February. In his brand new work he captures a sense of m...
There’re some sounds that feel like they’ve been in slumber for thousands of years, that are only now starting to stir; biding its time until the hour...
Wisconsin-born guitarist Jared James Nichols has been flying into the UK with increasing regularity these last few years, playing gigs up and down the...
Lips talks about Anvil: “Making a living doing what I love with the band… this is all I ever wanted”
Forty years later, after all the sweat, the accomplishments, the tears, the bad and the good times Anvil are still rocking out with original members L...
Michael Keene of The Faceless “My goal was to make a metal record that someone who doesn’t listen to Metal might like!”
Few bands can boast the incredible talent that The Faceless have. Having released multiple classic albums in the Technical Death Metal genre, the band...
Apparently, when Michigan native Leigh Kakaty formed POP EVIL in 2001, he chose the name for a reason: He loved hard rock, played with a good melody b...
Known as ‘The Duke’ due to his innovative playing style – guitarist Rich Ward has had a glittering career in the world over the past three decades. Starting with rap-rock pioneers Stuck Mojo in the 90s and more recently with Fozzy and a few other projects in between – there’s no denying Ward hasn’t put the eg-work in. We caught ...Read More »
The Nottingham monster-metallers are somewhat of an institution at Bloodstock-Open-Air having played there four times, and always manage to draw a crowd and get them dancing. With a new album and set of live dates on the way – we caught up with drummer Ringmaster Monty Blitzfist, bassist Kraven Morrdeth, and keyboard player Princess Luxury. We talk about dance routines, ...Read More »
Diamond Head have been cited by ‘The Big 4’ thrash metal bands as a big influence in terms of guitar work and song-writing. Also being part of the 80s British metal scene with Maiden and Def Lep, it’s clear why Brian Tatler and the Stourbridge boys have had such a big following. Now in their 40th year, Diamond Head topped ...Read More »
Swords and sorcery go hand-in-hand with OTT power metal, so it make sense that Anglo-Swiss power metallers Gloryhammer have such a devote following. Known for anthems like ‘Angus McFife’ and ‘The Unicorn Invasion of Dundee’, the five-piece have dropped the medieval armour for space-age superpowers. After a storming set at Bloodstock 2016, we caught up with drummer Ben Turk aka ...Read More »
Anyone who has even dabbled in rock and metal in the past decade has surely heard the anthem that is ‘Fire and The Flames’ known for its intricate guitar work and power-metal vocals. By popular demand the track was even featured on Guitar Hero III and usually seen as the most challenging track to master. Since then the five-piece have ...Read More »
Imagine being in an amazing band like Shadows Fall, now imagine being chosen to be the guitarist of one of your favourite bands growing up. This kinda happened to Jon Donais, who has been a full-time member of iconic thrash band Anthrax since 2013. Earlier this year Anthrax released ‘For All Kings’ featuring Donais. We caught up with Jon at ...Read More »
No stranger to Bloodstock having played here in 2014 on the Jagermeister stage, not to say he is fresh to this as he played in the legendary Motorhead for 30 years (as you may know) as well as many other bands. Sadly at the end of 2015 we lost the legend that is Lemmy. Dedicating his set to the great ...Read More »
Victoria Purcell caught up with Dez Fafara of DevilDriver at MetalDays Festival in Slovenia. The band played an outstanding set on the main stage which saw many a head bang along to new tracks from their new album. The festival was the start of DevilDrivers Trust No One Tour, which they are currently on. In this interview Victoria talks to ...Read More »
Victoria Purcell caught up with Dan O’ Grady (Bass/Vocals), Danny Hall (Guitar), and Claire Percival (Drums) or Dead Label from Celbridge in Ireland. The interview was conducted on the beach at MetalDays Festival in Slovenia. The band discuss how they came to play at the festival, and give us an interesting story from their time in Hollywood where they went ...Read More »