Interview with Michael Poulsen of VOLBEAT December 22, 2011

December 22, 2011 VOLBEAT Universal Michael Poulsen (Vocals, Guitar) Copenhagen, Denmark By: Shauna O’Donnell Hi Michael, thanks for calling in. How are you? I’m good and you? I’m good. Volbeat will be on Gigantour 2012. Are you excited to play alongside Megadeth, Motorhead and Lacuna Coil? I don’t know any of the bands, but I will...

December 30th, 2011
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Madison Rising CD Review By: Macavity

MADISON RISING By: Macavity Some talk the talk and some walk the walk but Madison Rising decided to do both in a musical format in the form of their debut CD. They are definitely a band that has something to say so if you have any problem with opinions expressed in music then move along to something less cerebral. Unlike other bands and artists that have tried this process,  Madison Rising is somewhat...

December 29th, 2011
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Interview with Aaron “Ump” McCollum of Motortrain December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011 MOTORTRAIN Ump – Lead vocals, guitars Westville, OK By: Shauna O’Donnell To kick things off, describe what a Motortrain record sounds like. It sounds like what’s been missing in music in the last 30 years. Pure barroom, sweaty good times. Two-guitar rock and roll music that gets you pumped up, fired up...

December 28th, 2011
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Interview with John Fred Young of BLACK STONE CHERRY December 20,2011

December 20, 2011 BLACK STONE CHERRY Roadrunner Records John Fred Young (Drums) EDMONTON, KENTUCKY By: Shauna O’Donnell Thanks so much for talking with me. It has been a while. How have you been? I’m doing really good. What are you doing for the holidays? Actually, I am sitting in my girlfriend’s house...

December 27th, 2011
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Interview with Syd Duran of VALORA December 9, 2011

December 9, 2011 VALORA Hollywood Records Syd Duran (Vocals) Whittier, CA By: Shauna O’Donnell Hi Syd, how are you? I’m good, so you’re from Whittier? Yes, I thought it was so cool that you were also from Whittier. Do you live in Uptown? Yeah, we live in the historical district of Whittier. My house is over 100 years...

December 20th, 2011

The Hand of Glory ‘Break the Illusion’ CD Review By: Shredder Joe

The Hand of Glory Album: Break the Illusion Released: 9-23-2011/Deafground Records BY: Shredder Joe Ya know, being a musician, I run across a lot of bands.Very sparingly am I truly impressed with the bands I hear, but The Hand of Glory easily broke my personal norm. Here’s why… For starters, “Break the Illusion” is THOG’s debut release. That, in and of itself, makes me feel...

December 17th, 2011

Interview with Phil Demmel of MACHINE HEAD December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011 MACHINE HEAD Phil Demmel (Guitar) Oakland, California By: Shauna O’Donnell Hi Phil, how are you? I’m doing great, how’s it going? It is raining here today and that makes me sad because I do not like the rain. Machine Head celebrated twenty years as a band this year. Did you guys do anything cool to celebrate? No we didn’t, actually Rob kind...

December 14th, 2011

Caustic Vision CD Review By: Matty

By: Matty Iowa is starting to produce some great metal.  I may be an Iowan, however, my readers need to take heed.  The Midwest Metal Movement is coming and here to stay.  The Midwest Metal Movement is comprised of brutal, in-your-face, power grooves, with a vast array of vocal arrangements.  The nine piece band known as Slipknot has paved the way for this.  Destrophy(R.I.P.) followed suit. ...

December 14th, 2011

Photos of Devin Townsend Project By: Karen McBride

Devin Townsend Project at The Opera House in Toronto Canada on December 10 2011. Photos by : Karen McBride
December 13th, 2011

Interview with Joel Birch of The Amity Affliction

December 7, 2011 THE AMITY AFFLICTION Roadrunner Records Joel Birch (Vocals) Brisbane, Australia By: Shauna O’Donnell Hi Joel, how are you? I’m good, how are you? I’m good, where are you guys at today? We are in Cleveland, Ohio. It’s freezing. It is so damn...

December 12th, 2011
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