New Interview with Brad Arnold of Three Doors Down!
7/3/2014 3:30:01 PM by Frank



Recently, 3 Doors Down has announced Summer plans that feature additional "3 Doors Down Acoustic - Songs From The Basement" dates fueled by public demand alongside select plugged in electric dates at festivals. Brad Arnold, Chris Henderson, and the members of 3 Doors Down have assembled in a Nashville studio to begin writing songs for their sixth studio album to be released in 2015. Kim had the chance to sit down with Brad and get the scoop on the new tour, new album, and new future for 3DD....[Full Interview Link]

Interview with Thane Farace, Guitarist from Ghost of War
6/27/2014 5:00:52 PM by Eric



During a weekend showcasing over forty bands of modern hard rock and metalcore, Ghost of War stood out as truly unique due to their straight-laced, traditional approach. A few days after the festival I was able to talk with guitarist THANE FARACE about the band's denim and leather philosophy and his experience with Ghost of War and other notable acts on the east coast. Read our interview here...[Full Interview Link]

Interview with Raine Hilai of Midnight Eternal
6/27/2014 4:57:25 PM by Eric

The Greek mythos of the "Phoenix" rising from the ashes is a fair analogy to use when describing the formation of Midnight Eternal. The New York/New Jersey symphonic band originally formed with the intention of writing two songs in March of 2014. Two members of Operatika, Richard Fischer and Boris Zaks, joined forces with Daniel Prestup (Spider Rockets) and Mike LePond (Symphony X) for the recording. The group soon acquired the talents of Raine Hilai as vocalist based on her work with theater and her solo endeavor. The plans of two songs quickly evolved into the formation of a full band. Read our interview with vocalist Raine Hilai...[Full Interview Link]

MM Discusses Exclusive Shows w/ Leather Leone, Veronica Freeman, and Nina Osegueda!
6/20/2014 2:07:07 PM by Eric



Beginning on June 26th in Springfield, VA, metal icon Leather Leone (Chastain, Sledge/Leather) will step into a different role by fronting Benedictum to perform Chastain songs. In addition, the three shows will also feature a full set from Benedictum with vocalist Veronica Freeman and support from A Sound of Thunder. "I thought it would be a fun way to make it all happen. A Benedictum set and also a chance for Leather to get out there and do her thing and also a cool package. When it came to pass that Nina Osegueda from A Sound of Thunder was on board to put it all together then the rest fell into place". Read the entire interview with Leather, Veronica, and Nina...[Full Interview Link]

New Interview with Erik Danielsson of Watain!
6/13/2014 2:02:07 PM by Frank



"When you can forget what you have been told, let go of the programming, then you can start really creating. To think and create outside the box, you don't necessarily have to see the box – I know I try not to look at it, myself. I prefer to be out of touch. But, it doesn't matter. You first have to know your enemy, which is yourself. It's about taking away everything that keeps you or gives you the illusion that you are safe and leaving yourself in an unpredictable state of mind." Read the entire interview with Erik by our new writer T. Ray Verteramo...[Full Interview Link]

New Tales from the Jugular Column--
Decibel Magazine Spotlight

6/12/2014 1:41:03 PM by EC



I recently went into a Barnes & Noble store and shelled out $11 dollars on the newest issue of Metal Hammer. I can't believe that physical prices are so expensive now, so I finally decided that it was due time for me to join the digital world when it comes to magazines--the last barrier for me and complete digital lunacy. After a couple of days of researching various zines like Metal Hammer, Decibel and Terrorizer I thought it was a good idea to start the digital purchases. I wanted to share the wealth with the readers here so I am going to offer a few Tales columns spotlighting a magazine...[Full Column Link]

New Interview with Santiago Kodela of Svet Kant
5/30/2014 2:58:44 PM by Frank



Svet Kant is the Slovenian translation for "Holy failure". It began as a side project led by Santiago Kodela while playing in a trash metal band "Malicia". He wished to explore not only more extreme music, but also more melodic combining them correctly to be able to create different moods and emotions within each piece. Greg Watson had a chance to speak with Santiago about creating the new album... [Full Interview Link]

New Necrofile 45--April Likes/Dislikes, Metal Infighting, and Malcolm Young
5/23/2014 4:04:10 PM by Frank



Welcome to another installment of "The Necrofile". We are on the cusp of summer, beer cooler packed and PTO requested and approved baby! Here's what we've liked and disliked in April, a piece on metal infighting and some words on Malcolm Young...[Full Column Link]




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BLAST BOX
Eddie Trunk's debut podcast is out now and features Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, and Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest. In addition to discussing their latest album, Redeemer of Souls, The Metal Gods talk about their upcoming tour, KK Downing, leather, and answer fan submitted questions. [Link]

LATEST SUMMARIES
(3) Unisonic - For the Kingdom(3) Enfeeble - Encapsulate This Moment
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(4) Diablery - Architect(4) Gomorrah - To The Depths
(4) Tankard - R.I.B.(3.5) Napalm Storm - Harmless Cruelty
(3.5) Anette Olzon - Shine(3.5) Art of Shock - Open the Cage
(3.5) Sinister - The Post-Apocalyptic Servant(3.5) Bloodevil - Infection
(4) God's Army A.D. - ST(3.5) Dragon's Kiss - Barbarians of the Wasteland
(3.5) Origin - Omnipresent(4) Tempt - Under My Skin
(3.5) Gloryful - Ocean Blade(3.5) Seven Hard Years - No Place In Heaven

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LATEST INTERVIEWS
Brad Arnold - Three Doors Down
"I've always said everyone speaks their own language in music, the more you play with that person, and the more you jam together, the more you get to understand their language…and it's taken us a little while to do that."

Thane Farace - Ghost of War
"With the cohesiveness of all four band members influences, ranging from traditional metal, southern rock, 70s classic rock and even death metal, all combined, we feel we came up with something truly unique."

Erik Danielsson - Watain
"I am so tired of people trying to convince themselves and have this idea that they think they are strong with unique vision, but they still compare themselves to other artists or repeat what others say. It's so boring and uninspiring."

Santiago Kodela - Svet Kant
"I've always been fan of technical music, but didn't want to go over the top, so I merged what I think is a good quote of technicality with some really cool riffs and memorable melodic sections."


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