Interviews

The One Hundred

Jacob Field of The One Hundred at Download Festival

Fresh from his performance at Download Festival we caught up with Jacob Field of The One Hundred! Jacob describes the band’s sound as “Pop-NuMetal-Rock-Hybrid – Chris Brown meets Slipknot”. If you haven’t heard them yet, then check out new single ‘Monster’ here. The single is taken from the band’s new album Chaos + Bliss which is out now on Spinefarm Records. Jacob tells us ...

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Red Sun Rising at Download Festival

We caught up with Mike from Red Sun Rising on Friday afternoon at Download Festival to discuss the band’s new video ‘Uninvited’ which you can check out below. Hailing from Ohio, we gave Mike a short quiz to familiarise himself with European terminology to help him during the rest of his UK visit. Red Sun Rising are known for their ...

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Destrage

Interview: Destrage on Djent, Manchester 02 Ritz

Destrage have started to make a name for themselves over the past few years, touring with bands like Sikth, Protest the Hero and Periphery and while they still have some ways to go in terms of making a fan base in England but are certainly no strangers to our shores, I spoke to Paolo Colavolpe and Federico Paulovich where we ...

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The Living End

Interview with Australian punk rock band The Living End!

The Living End are an Australian punk rock band, which formed in 1994. Since 2002 the line up consists of Chris Cheney (vocals, guitar), Scott Owen (double bass, vocals) and Andy Strachan (drums). The band rose to fame in 1997 after the release of their double A-sided single, ‘Second Solution’ / ‘Prisoner of Society’ which peaked at No. 4 on ...

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ALESTORM

We spoke to ALESTORM in Hafan y (Hammerfest)

It’s time to tell you a tale of another band which you simply must watch at Download Festival. It was a rare sunny weekend in Hafan y Môr on the shores of North Wales that we found ourselves in conversation with five drunken pirates who had travelled all the way from The Banana Islands or Sierra Leone… supposedly. ALESTORM is ...

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helhorse

Spinefarm’s HELHORSE play with incendiary energy!

My experience of an HELHORSE show is a messy one. Sometimes all you are in the mood for is to be as messy as you want, get as wasted as you like, dance like you don’t give a flying fuck who is watching. It was in the in the community of the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, north-western Wales that HELHORSE played the after ...

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Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen – An Honest Man

A big man with a big voice, Canada’s Matt Andersen has been attracting attention globally, gathering awards along the way. The blues, gospel, classic rock and heartfelt folk roots take their turn in his music, as those catching him live in concert will find out when he tours the UK and mainland Europe to promote his new album, Honest Man. ...

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Dan Patlansky by Adam Kennedy

Dan Patlansky Interview

Dan Patlansky has opened for Bruce Springsteen, toured with the likes of Joe Satriani and King King, and had his last two albums, Dear Silence Thieves and Introvertigo,  voted the #1 Blues Rock Album of the year by the Blues Rock Review.  There are other award nominations, along with an escalating fan base that can’t get enough of this South African guitarist, singer and ...

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Code Orange

“We’ll always be a hardcore band as long as we’re still Code Orange” – Eric Balderose

They’re a band who has brought a lot to the table over the past few years garnering the interest of many since the release of 2014s I Am King which turned heads from hardcore and metal fans alike. Code Orange recently returned triumphantly to the UK as they joined the might of metal kings themselves Gojira who were also back in ...

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Virus – The Thrash band that took a “20-odd-year” hiatus, return!

Coke Finlay the lead guitarist and vocalist of Virus clearly has a problem… Imagine if you formed a Thrash band all the way back in ’86, you were in your prime, one of the first bands to be signed to Combat Records; which later also became the home of Megadeth, Nuclear Assault, Agnostic Front, Agent Steel, Dark Angel, and Exodus. You ...

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