Tass Hadoulis of Warriors Within – “I was blown away by this music called Heavy Metal”

Australian thrash metallers Warrior Within are bound to release their second EP In Light Act II on 8 February 2020. The EP follows their first act EP In Darkness Act I, the band released in May 2018. The EP can be preordered via Bandcamp. The band will be on tour in Australia starting in February. The tour kick off is the Wacken Metal Battle in Brisbane. Continue reading

Graham Vinson of GENTLEMEN OF TRAGEDY – “Heavier than elephant titties”

Formed in 2017, Gentlemen of Tragedy is the brainchild of Graham Vinson, hatched over the course of a promising solo song-writer career and needing an outlet for heavier material. After years of internal debate, Graham’s vision would not be contained and the process began. After a short search, the foundation for this vision was laid beginning with writing partner and co-founder Jeromy Smirnoff on bass. Continue reading

VITRIOL Guitarist/Vocalist Kyle Rasmussen Interviewed

Death metal trio Vitriol brought their pummeling live show to Sacramento on December 19th at Holy Diver with Cattle Decapitation. The band were touring in support of their debut album To Bathe from the Throat of Cowardice (September 6th), which was released to rave reviews. Check out Aldo Guzman chatting with Kyle Rasmussen below. Continue reading

VOICE OF RUIN Lead Vocalist Randy Schaller Interrogated

Between tragic reality and fiction, Voice Of Ruin draws its lyrical inspiration from both the darkest episodes of history and an imaginary future, ravaged by disease and human madness. On the musical side, the influences of the band, both modern and classic, have evolved over the years, but the style remains difficult to categorize. Some argue that Voice Of Ruin distills a melodic death metal, while others will find notes of groove, thrash and even black metal. Continue reading

MIDNIGHT Launches New Single, “Rising Scum”

On January 24th, Midnight will release their new album, Rebirth by Blasphemy, via Metal Blade Records. “‘Rebirth By Blasphemy‘ is a rebirth,” states Midnight‘s sole driving force, Athenar. “It’s a change in life and it’s a rebirth of doing whatever the fuck you want and seeing what happens after that. It’s about saying yes, taking opportunities, taking a fucking chance.” Continue reading

Norman Skinner of HELLSCREAM – “If a band cannot sell those tickets then honestly, they probably shouldn’t be on that bill”

HELLSCREAM, the unholy metal alliance of guitarist David Garcia & vocalist Norman Skinner are back with a vengeance with their brand-new 2nd album titled “Hate MachineContinue reading

Joe and Archie of SANTA CRUZ Interviewed at AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL 2019

In the interview below Joe & Archie of SANTA CRUZ talk new album, how they deal with grief, the possibility of covering a SLIPKNOT classic and more with Zoran Theodorovic aka. The Mighty Zee at Aftershock
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Grzesiek Czapla of Timelost – “No Doubt’s “Tragic Kingdom” was my supreme gateway to rock music”.

Born out of frustration and friendship, Timelost is a euphoric and heavy genre-bending project that was started in the summer of 2017 by Shane Handal (Set and Setting) and Grzesiek Czapla (Woe). Although initially a file-sharing effort from a thousand miles apart, Timelost has evolved into a dedicated project rich with resonant vocal melodies, devastating guitar riffs, and a driving rhythm section. Two new members have been added, and the band is now based out of Philadelphia, PA. 2019 will welcome the release of their debut album as well as an increasing number of live performances.
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