New Interview with Youthful Danish Thrashers Aphyxion!
8/29/2014 4:15:51 PM by Frank H.



Danish stalwarts Aphyxion are set to unleash their furious debut record, "Earth Entangled", on September 1st via Mighty Music. The group's debut, produced by the famed Jacob Hansen (Volbeat), shows years of maturity and experience that defies their average age of 21. Maximum Metal was granted the opportunity to speak with guitarist Jonas Haagensen about the band's beginnings, where they are headed and why the country that created Legos is so damn heavy...[Full Interview Link]

New Dark Tranquillity Interview!
8/22/2014 4:30:26 PM by Frank



The metal scene is a constant, ever changing landscape. Full of peaks and valleys, it can be a hellish terrain to navigate for many bands. Experienced acts have been able to carve out their footholds and maintain their path with little to no deviation. Dark Tranquillity are one of those bands. Being in the business for a quarter of a decade the band have proven countless times they are nothing to scoff at. Greg Watson speaks with Niklas Sundin on the upcoming North American tour, the difficulties of international touring, and the releases--Construct and The Gallery here...[Full Interview Link]

MAXIMUM METAL MAGAZINE has arrived!
8/6/2014 2:52:22 PM by Frank

After 11 years of site updates, thousands of reviews, hundreds of interviews, dozens of columns, and a few humor pieces...

MAXIMUM METAL MAGAZINE has arrived!

In our first edition, highlights include:
•    Interviews with Watain, Ghost of War, Midnight Eternal, A Sound of Thunder, and Crystal Eyes
•    Now & Then with Judas Priest and our under-rated JP songs
•    An exclusive column "Shrieks from the Hearse" by metal thrashing madman King Fowley
•    Metal Maidens from Canada!
•    Live concert pics from "Welcome to Rockville" and "Metalfest Loreley" in Germany
•    Reviews and Summaries
•    A humorous "Tale of the Tape" on Halford & Dickinson
•    Cool metal ads (sorta, if you like metal ads)

Maximum Metal magazine will basically contain recent postings from the website with added exclusive content. It is available in an online format and a PDF version you can view and download.

And Issue #1 is FREE to view and share!!!

So, from us to you the reader of issue #1, a big metal horns up and thanks from us. Read it, download it, share it with your friends, print it for the monster in your closet. Check it out right in here...
[Magazine Page Link]

"An Unturned Stone": Axegressor Interview!
8/1/2014 3:38:32 PM by Eric



When one thinks of that sweaty, mosh pit dance we refer to as thrash, often America's big four of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax come to mind. The denim and leather crowd abroad may also interject Germany's big three of Kreator, Sodom and Destruction into the discussion. Finnish thrashers Axegressor have practiced what they preach, exhibiting their brand of vigorous and punishing mosh-riffs with exuberance to any spectator. Check out our new interview here...[Full Interview Link]

Alestorm Talk New Album
7/31/2014 2:09:45 PM by Eric

Scottish metal act Alestorm are set to release their new album, "Sunset On the Gold Age", on August 1st courtesy of Napalm Records. Maximum Metal contributor TJ had an opportunity to talk with vocalist Christopher Bowes about the band's new album, Undead Squid and Surf Nazis. Check out this audio interview courtesy of Skullbangermedia.net: [Video Link]

Desolator Set to ACCELERATE!
7/25/2014 2:24:28 PM by Frank



Desolator are set to release their new EP "Accelerator" later this month. The EP follows up on the success of the group's debut, "Total Attack", last year. Guitarist/vocalist Jamie Brooks had time to chat with me about the band's upcoming tour of the UK in support of the album. Check out our new short interview with Jamie here...[Full Interview Link]

New Interview with Sahil Makhija of "Headbanger's Kitchen"!
7/18/2014 3:05:34 PM by Frank



Sahil Makhija, a/k/a "Demonstealer," a/k/a "that Headbanger's Kitchen guy" has his hands in a lot of pots – figuratively and yes, literally. And yet, there's a whole lot more to this corrupted cook than just a great recipe and brutal taste. "It's very simple really. Anyone can do an online show. All you need is a good idea. Without a real solid idea, you'll just make another thing to watch. Then have good, quality content. And with a little technology, you could have a good looking show." Check out our new interview with Sahil here...[Full Interview Link]

Apocalyptica Concert Pics!
7/16/2014 2:16:10 PM by Frank H.



If you're a fan of the Finnish band Apocalyptica, our overseas contributor, TJ Fowler, has put some on our Instagram page. There are only a handful, but the guy takes some bangin' pics. If you like the band or great live concert shots in general, check out them out here...[IG Link]




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BLAST BOX
OVERDRIVE's newest album "The Final Nightmare" is out now. The album was released through Pure Rock Records. Check out the album samples here: [Link]

LATEST MAGAZINE
NEW Maximum Metal Magazine - Issue One!

LATEST SUMMARIES
· Astral Doors - Notes from the Shadows· Vermin Womb - Permanence
· Dust Bolt - Awake the Riot· Exhumed - Necrocracy
· Eluveitie - Origins· Darkness Divided - Written In Blood
· AOV - Act of Violence· Alphakill - Unmitigated Disaster
· J.D. Overdrive - Fortune Favors the Brave· Entombed A.D. - Back To the Front
· War of Ages - Supreme Chaos· Belphegor - Conjuring the Dead
· Pilgrim - II: Void Worship· Brimstone Coven - Brimstone Coven
· Unherz - Sturm Und Drang· Grace Disgraced - The Primal Cause
· Hero's Last Rite - The Mirror's Face· Adrenaline Rush - Adrenaline Rush
· Deep in Hate - Chronicles of Oblivion· Overpower - Greatness Within
· Lehmann - Lehmanized· Sonic Syndicate - Sonic Syndicate
· Game Over - Burst Into the Quiet· Project Terror - Conquistador

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Killer


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Decline and Fall



Accept
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Reaper
An Atheist Monument


Veni Domine
Light


Dead by Wednesday
Death of The Rockstar



Vile Regression
Empires


Parzival
Parzival


Allegaeon
Elements of the Infinite


Dragonforce
Maximum Overload



Ill Nino
Till Death, La Familia


Within the Ruins
Phenomena


Overkill
White Devil Armory


Fozzy
Do You Wanna Start A War



LATEST INTERVIEWS
Axegressor
"I concentrated pretty much just doing good heavy metal songs and they turned out to be more evil than usual..."

Jamie Brooks - Desolator
"I think we managed to capture our live energy onto the album and people can hear that."

Sahil Makhija - Headbanger's Kitchen
"I get to be artist and mad scientist at the same time. It's good to be a little bit of everything!"

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."


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