Randomness and “Life”: Conversation with Eric Davidson, vocalist of Dead Horse Trauma

It was a blustery, yet warm evening in Iowa.  It’s something only us Iowans understand so deal with it.  Dead Horse Trauma is setting up shop to tear down Spicoli’s Rockade in Waterloo, Iowa.  I was fighting the flu during this time, rundown on virtually no sleep, yet Eric Davidson was gracious enough to donate his time to talk to me for this interview.  In this interview, you will get...

March 20th, 2017
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Philosophical Musings: Conversation with Ryan Kirby, vocalist of Fit for a King

Contributor’s Note:  It was a cold blustery night in Des Moines and I was not feeling good while battling the flu.  Ryan was absolutely a kind, gracious person in this interview, and I really appreciate him taking the time with me to discuss God, Fit for a King, that fateful night in Paris, and “Deathgrip”, along with other fun topics.  Check out Fit for a King on Facebook...

March 18th, 2017
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Part Two of Interview with Jackyl: Guitarist/Founder Jeff Worley discusses “No Filter”

Contributor’s Note: Hot off of their run supporting “ROWYCO”, came quite an impromptu interview with Jeff Worley.  I finished up interviewing Jesse James Dupree, and all of a sudden, Jeff wanted to talk about his book.  I will provide a link below on where a person can pick up a copy of his book.  Here is Part Two of the Interview with legendary classic rock band Jackyl. Jesse:...

March 17th, 2017
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“Going Off The Cuff”: Matty’s Conversation with Jeff Stebbins, vocalist of 3 Pill Morning!

Contributor’s Note:  This is what happens when one feels like they have too much on their plate.  The plate eventually overflows and something is bound to be forgotten.  This happened to me.  I had meetings after my work and I completely forgot that I was supposed to interview the Minneapolis kingpins 3 Pill Morning.  Long story short, I was supposed to interview them as they were...

March 12th, 2017
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Going Completely Off The Cuff: Matty’s Conversation with Ron Thunderwood, vocalist of 9Electric!

Contributor’s Note: It was a blustery cold evening and 9Electric is here to provide support for Drowning Pool and Gemini Syndrome!  This band, whose vocalist used to front for Opiate For The Masses, needs that break because quite honestly, they’re one of the best live bands out there today!  The reason why I say that is because of how they engage with the audience, their energy...

March 11th, 2017
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Going Completely Off The Cuff: Matty’s Conversation with Jasen Moreno, vocalist of Drowning Pool

Contributor’s Note:  It was a blustery cold evening in Iowa and Drowning Pool is getting ready to kill yet another show in Iowa.  There’s a reason why this band has been around for as many years as they have.  The Texas natives were born and bred to play intense rock-n-roll.  They do it with cynicism and a take no prisoners attitude!  Jasen Moreno is the most recent vocalist...

March 6th, 2017
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Getting To Know Bonesteel

Written by: Matty Contributor’s Note:  One of the blessings of this gig is getting to know bands and trying to understand and wrap my mind around how a band/recording artist hones their craft.  Bonesteel breaks that down in this interview.  This was a fun interview with a band that I feel has a lot of potential.  They are raw, uncensored, and they offer up a diverse array of dynamics...

March 4th, 2017
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Getting to Know Savoy Motel: Matty’s Conversation with Jeffrey Novak, bassist/vocals for Savoy Motel!

Contributor’s Note:  It was an honor and a privilege to get linked up to interview this rising act.  From their previous three singles that they have posted from their YouTube channel, they are boasting approximately 100,000 total hits from their YouTube channel for their music videos “Hot One”, “Souvenir Shop Rock”, and “Sorry People”.  They have enjoyed...

February 21st, 2017

Getting to Know Sixlight: Matty’s Interview with Sixlight!

Contributor’s Note:  In a time where we seem to be more divided than ever in our country, especially when it comes to today’s political landscape, music is always seen as a blessing and a form of therapy for myself and for my readers.  On that note, I’m bringing you a band that I foresee will be on the rise in the rock music landscape for years to come, they are Greensboro, North...

February 12th, 2017

Guitarist Jason Richardson(formerly of Born of Osiris, All Shall Perish, and Chelsea Grin) discusses Toneforge!

Joey Sturgis Tones​ is excited to announce Toneforge Jason Richardson​, the latest addition to the Toneforge line of plugins. This plugin offers three new amp designs, two custom cabinets, three effect pedals, and a complete post-processing section. All aspects of ​Toneforge Jason Richardson​ are derived from the tones created with producer Taylor Larson on Jason’s debut solo album, “I”...

February 4th, 2017