Interviews

Evil Scarecrow (9)

Interview: Evil Scarecrow -Bloodstock 2016 (Podcast & Gallery)

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, ...

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Diamond Head feat

Interview: Brian Tatler of Diamond Head – Bloodstock 2016

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 ...

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gloryhammer

Interview: Gloryhammer – Bloodstock 2016

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 ...

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Dragonforce feat

Interview: DragonForce guitarist Herman Li – Bloodstock 2016 (Podcast & Gallery)

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 ...

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anthrax

Interview: Anthrax guitarist Jon Donais – Bloodstock 2016

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 ...

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Phil Campbell feat

Interview: Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons – Bloodstock 2016

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 ...

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devil driver

Interview: Dez Fafara of DevilDriver at MetalDays

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 ...

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dead label metdaldays

Interview with Dead Label at MetalDays

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 ...

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farewell my love

Interview: Farewell, My Love

Farewell, my Love are back with a new album, new look and a slightly new sound. You may have check them out on tour with Ashestoangels and The Dead XIII last year, or maybe in the past in their previous formations. We spoke to guitarist Röbby Creasey  (above far right) about ‘New Grave’, their new album, their new image, videos ...

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Raging Speedhorn performing at Bloodstock 2015. Photo by Mark Lloyd.

Interview: Raging Speedhorn

Back during Desertfest, we were lucky enough to grab ourselves an opportunity to catch up with Raging Speedhorn and see what’s going on in the world of RSH since we last saw them in December with guitarist Jamie Thampson (JT) and drummer Gordon Morrison (GM). Finding ourselves with beers in our bellies and hands, we stick ourselves in the heart ...

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