Interviews

Jared James Nichols Talks…Black Magic!

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 country and making fans along the way. His latest album, Black Magic, delivers a brace of hard rocking tunes some of which we’ll no doubt get to hear live very soon. Paul H Birch caught up ...

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Anvil by Jessy Lotti

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 Lips and Robb who in 2014 were joined by Chris Robertson on bass. Tonight The Underworld in London is packed and you can tell from the crowd that most of it is made of old-school ...

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The Faceless

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 show absolutely no signs of slowing down, especially under the leadership of virtuoso guitarist, Michael Keene. During the sound check of the Manchester date of their long-awaited UK tour of I caught up with Keene about their ...

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Pop Evil

POP EVIL “We mustn’t turn a blind eye to issues out in the world…”

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 but he also loved propulsive rhythms. For Kakaty, it was natural element he found in the songs he grew up with: the motown/soul, the funk of the railroad, the proto-punk of MC5 and ...

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Inglorious

Nathan James of Inglorious “We get to walk out on the main stage at Download, it’s definitely a big achievement!”

Following a sold out UK and Eire tour in October 2017 which culminated in a sold out night at London’s Electric Ballroom, Inglorious have been chosen again as main support to Steel Panther during their UK tour. This quintet succeeded to climb UK Rock Charts at No 1 and UK Album Chart at 22 with Inglorious II released on the 12th May ...

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Kayak's Ton Scherpenzeel

Interview with Prog Rock Band Kayak’s Ton Scherpenzeel

The Dutch band, Kayak, despite being well known in Prog rock circles, are largely an unknown quantity to the average rock fan. Formed in 1972 by Ton Scherpenzeel and Pim Koopman, they released their debut album, See See the Sun, in 1973 and it contained no less than three hit singles. Between 1973 and 1981 the band released a further ...

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Exclusive Interview with The Bad Flowers’ Tom Leighton

Nominated a band to watch out for by Planet Rock, The Bad Flowers are drawing attention to themselves in a way that’s not something to be sniffed at. The Cannock based power trio’s appeal has been strengthened by nationwide tours supporting more established acts and the breath of fresh air that was their radio hit single ‘Thunder Child’. In 2018 ...

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Interview: Hungarian punk-rockers The Hellfreaks

In the age of the internet it’s not hard to find great new bands from abroad, even if they have not released any material in your home country. In that case, we won’t pretend you might have heard of Hungary’s premier punk rockers The Hellfreaks. They have been around for 9 years so there’s a chance you could have heard ...

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HEX AD

A Gloomy Journey Through The Norwegian Netherworld: HEX A.D.

The captivating and compelling doom metal/stoner rock outfit named Hex A.D. Is undoubtedly one of the most interesting bands on the Norwegian circuit these days. Spearheaded by the talented multi-instrumentalist Rick Hagan, the band has already unearthed and released two full-length curses as well as a brilliant single appropriately titled ‘The Cranium Seal‘ since its inception just a few years ...

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Interview: Jaret Reddick of Bowling For Soup (audio)

Earlier this year Bowling For Soup front man went it alone on an acoustic and ‘storytelling’ tour across the UK. This was to invite fans new and old in to personal stories from his career. We caught up with Jaret before his Newcastle gig to talk about his life before Bowling For Soup, depression in the music industry, and the ...

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