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? ...Read More »
Download Festival is going to be here sooner than you think, and it looks like it’s going to be the most epic year yet. To celebrate we are goin...
Over almost 30 years, West Yorkshire’s MY DYING BRIDE, formed in the ebbing summer of 1990 by vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe, with guitarist Andrew ...
Scottish rock band Anchor Lane took time out ahead of the release of their debut album, Casino, to discuss the rock & roll hopes, dreams, along wi...
In 2018, the hugely skilled Mark Stanway (ex-Magnum, ex-Grand Slam) assembled an amazing cast of musicians primarily from past line-ups and eras of th...
I recently had the pleasure of immersing myself in the upcoming record entitled Dømt til Bål og Brann by the Norwegian entity known as Kaldvard, and i...
Guitarist Edwin Premberg of modern melodic metal act Metalite recently sat down to discuss the band’s history, where they’re at now, and what the futu...
Politely welcomed into the small, dark band room at Sub89, in Reading, we prepare to speak with Josh Todd, front man of hard rock band Buckcherry. The...
A few months ago the ever-reliable and awesome Karisma Records (Norway) released a true gem of a record in the shape of In Flight by the Icelandic pro...
Victoria Purcell (VP) caught up with Eddie Hermida (vocals) and Mark Heylmun (guitar) of Suicide Silence at MetalDays Festival 2015. Amongst talking about the beautiful location of the festival in Slovenia, VP asks the band their take on the music industry today. They are keen to show their take no bullshit attitude on things. After their tour with Korn in the ...Read More »
Victoria Purcell caught up with Jocke Berg (vocalist) of Hardcore Superstar at MetalDays Festival 2015. Hardcore Superstar brought some flavor to MetalDays, playing a set that showcased more of a party vibe than any other band I had seen all weekend. You can really rock out with this band, as they promote feelings of debauchery and angst. The band have ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
If you yearn for the days when rock ‘n’ roll had a little bit of a kick to it, you need to listen to Pink Cigar. With their swinging, growling riffs, and lyrics that drip with Soho sleaze, this 4-piece has just about everything that a rocker could need. Don’t get it wrong though: they’re no mere throwback. They’re live ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
The towering compositions rage with an attention seeking attitude that suggests this band will not stop until they are where they want to be! And if that means pillage, and plunder then so be it! See our full review of Cut Up ‘Forensic Nightmares’ here. There is no escaping the brutal antics of Cut Up their name says it all ...Read More »
VP caught up with Crash, the drummer of Swedish band H.E.A.T. at Download Festival 2015. The band are fast hitting up the Hard Rock scene in the UK! Having this year played HRH United Festival in the UK and now landing an excellent slot at Download on the second stage right between super-band The Dead Daises, and Helsinki epic-rockers, Von ...Read More »
We caught up with Markus Vanhala (guitars) of Insomnium. Their last album ‘Shadows of The Dying Sun‘ was released via Century Media in 2014, and Markus tells us “We have plans to release something next year”. The band are set to head out on their North American Tour next month. Watch the full interview here: INSOMNIUM ‘While We Sleep’ (OFFICIAL ...Read More »
From indie band Smile Smile to collaboration with Jaret Reddick as People On Vacation, and now his solo material – Ryan Hamilton has been a busy boy lately. We caught up with him to talk about his solo material, playing gigs in peoples houses, Noel Gallagher, cassettes and the current music industry. What sets your solo material aside from your ...Read More »