About the new album Necrophaze (out on September 27th via Nuclear Blast Records) and on how he got so many special guests including Alice Cooper and Cristina Scabbia... Wednesday 13: "The special guests were just kind of something that came along in the process. it wasn't anything we had figured out beforehand, it was just kinda ideas we came up with during the recording process. Most of these people that are on the record with the exception of Cristina (Scabbia) are all pe
To fully understand the context of this interview I recommend listening to the audio linked below. Here a few selected highlights from my chat with legendary Australian comedian Steve Hughes Why Steve Hughes decided to become a stand-up comedian Steve: I was in bands for years and years from the 80's up until the 2000's. I was always funny, I used comedy to distract myself and make others laugh, I remember when we were really young in the 80's, I remember one day listening to
The new album "I, The mask"
Anders Friden: It was recorded between February and May in LA last year. Me and Bjorn went over and we worked with Howard Benson and his team once again and you know, we didn't have much with us, on us when we came to LA. We said we're gonna start from scratch and see where it takes us.
And we never have huge plans, honestly when it comes to our music...it's coz we don't write on the roads, we never really have and therefore I think all the Album
On the writing process for "Beneath The Remains": Max: "It was a crazy time, man. At that time in Brazil, we only used to play five shows a year, so it was very slow and we were, like, really hungry — we wanted to do more. We knew we could do more. We knew we could be touring. It was a bit of frustration building inside the band, but we knew if we kept working, things will eventually pick up. I got a contract. I finally got a ticket to New York and dropped off a bunch of reco
On new wrestling company ALL Elite Wrestling (AEW)
"Well, I think that any competition is good for the business. I look at AEW as somebody that is going to provide a place for talent to work and guys can get exposure. So anything new ... I just hope they're successful. I hope they're smart in how they conduct their business. If they're successful that means that the business is healthy and provides a lot of opportunity for other talent to have work."
What we can expect fro
On the band's new album, "Damned If You Do": Mike: "I'm very happy with it. Kurdt [Vanderhoof, guitar] and I go into the studio in his house and write and record albums like we have from the very beginning. We approach it just trying to have as much fun as we possibly can and not overthink it. If it feels to good to us, then we carry on with it. If it doesn't, we move on. Having said that, we went in the studio and had a really good time, and [now] we just hope for the best.
Levi: Really excited about this interview because for me the first Misfits album I ever heard was American Psycho, and then Scream. So, for me, you're almost like the original Misfits singer, because you're the first guy I heard. So, to me, yeah, they're definitely my favorite albums. And, awesome to be able to talk to you, because in high school I listened to, and I still do, those two albums just all the time. Are you excited about the tour? What songs do you got planned fo
On the upcoming tour of Australia We really want to try build something where we can come back and as soon as possible afterwards. Right now we are putting a set list together, we wanna play stuff from the first 7 albums and material from the new album "The Wake" On recording the new album "The Wake" The chemistry in the band right now is really fantastic, we found sort of a fresh style and everyone collaborated. Chewy was the main composer, we really worked like crazy. Franc
Levi: Nuclear Blast just sent me a pre-released copy of the new album Power Drunk Majesty and I just finished listening to it about a half and hour ago. I really dig it, man. There are just so many epic riffs on the album and basically every metalheads wet dream. If you could tell us a little bit about the album, I heard you kinda like jammed a lot of it in Mike Portnoy's basement. Is that right? David: Yeah we actually wrote the album at his place. We did both albums because
On the new album "You're Not Alone" Andrew W.K: "To be frank my only hope and ambition was to get it done. Actually finish and release an album. I had such a difficult time mostly due to my own shortcomings and personal flaws and also due to some outside circumstances, not all of which were entirely bad but which caused this whole album project to take almost 10 years. So I simplified my goal and really tried to just focus on taking physical action every single day towards ge
On describing what a PAIN live show is like: Peter: "I would say it's a lot heavier than what it is on the albums. I think we're more like a real metal band onstage and stuff like that. There's a lot of head-spins and running back and forth. There's a lot of tempo onstage. We just give everything. One of these days, the head is going to separate from the neck and roll out to the crowd. [Laughs]" On PAIN's current lineup: Peter: "I got my son [Sebastian] on drums. I actually k
Have a listen to an exclusive chat I had with legendary Finnish keyboardist Santeri Kallio from Amorphis. We talk about the new direction and sound of their brand new album 'Queen of Time' which will be released May 18, 2018, via Nuclear Blast Records. I also ask about the possibility of an Australian Amorphis tour and for all the vinyl nerds (like myself) I ask whether some of the harder to find titles such as 'Eclipse' will get a re-pressing in the future. Check out their n
Listen to an exclusive interview I did with L.A Guns front-man Phil Lewis. We cover a wide range of topics from re-uniting with Tracii Guns, to recording the new album "The Missing Peace" and his thoughts on the upcoming tour of Australia. Here's an except from the interview about his thoughts on Axl Rose recording new material as the frontman for AC/DC "Yeah, if they can come up with some songs, and it sounds good… Because, clearly, Angus isn't ready to retire, and it's high
WIKIPEDIA BIO: Joseph Michael Poole (born August 12, 1976) is an American singer and musician best known by his stage name Wednesday 13. As well as his solo career, he is known for being the frontman of Murderdolls. He has also played in several other bands, including Maniac Spider Trash, Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13, Bourbon Crow, and Gunfire 76. Last week I talked with the legend himself about the upcoming tour of Australia, a new album and the possibility of an
Wikipedia bio: John Garcia (born September 4, 1970) is a vocalist and songwriter. Garcia is best known as the vocalist and founding member of Kyuss, Slo Burn, and Unida. Garcia recently performed in Vista Chino with former Kyuss drummer Brant Bjork although the band broke up in 2014 after a falling out which caused Garcia to leave the band. Garcia and Bjork have since decided to continue their individual solo projects, with Garcia releasing his debut album John Garcia on July