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August 25, 2018

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 we didn't want to have ... These are not internet records that we do. It's important for us to be together in the room, working on them tog...

August 14, 2018

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 getting to the finishing line. As far as themes, messages, concepts, stories and overall ideas I would say they were largely swallowed into my...

July 25, 2018

It’s almost been 2 years since you joined Caligula’s Horse. You’ve already done great things in that time, played huge shows alongside well known international metal bands such as The Dillinger Escape Plan and you recorded drums for the very well received album “In Contact”. What have the last 2 years for you been like?

Complete and utter madness! Ha ha. In all seriousness, it's been incredible. If you told me 2 years ago that I would join Caligula's Horse and tour with Opeth, Pain Of Salvation, sleepmakeswaves and meet some of my musical heroes, I probably would've laughed it off. I really hit the ground running...

May 31, 2018

Listen to the exclusive interview I did with Swedish Heavy Metal icon Björn "Speed" Strid. We talk about the musical influences and direction of his new album "Sometime's The World Ain't Enough" by The Night Flight Orchestra. We also talk about potential plans for a tour of Australia and news on the next Soilwork album.

Click the YouTube link below to hear the full chat

The new album "Sometimes The World Ain't Enough" comes out on June 29th via Nuclear Blast. check out their new music video "This Time"

CDs and limited edition vinyls can be pre-ordered now from Nuclear Blast! Click the album art below to order your...

May 24, 2018

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 kind of changed the band two years because the band that I originally had since 2007 started to crack. Since I've never been so active wit...

May 7, 2018

Here's an exclusive interview I did today with Cradle of Filth keyboardist and opera vocalist Lindsay Schoolcraft. We talk about everything from the new album "Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay" to appearing on the Banger TV YouTube channel and to news on her new solo album and collaboration with Xenoyr from the band Ne Obliviscaris. Here are few highlights from the interview below. Make sure to click the YouTube link provided if you want to hear the entire chat. By the way Cradle of Filth are Australia right now! Make sure to check the tour dates down below and get you're ticket if they're coming to a ci...

May 7, 2018

WIKIPEDIA BIO: The Contortionist is an American progressive metal band from Indianapolis, Indiana. Formed in 2007, the band consists of guitarists Robby Baca and Cameron Maynard, drummer Joey Baca, vocalist Mike Lessard, bassist Jordan Eberhardt, and keyboardist Eric Guenther. They have released four studio albums and three EPs. The band signed with E1 and Good Fight Music in early 2010 . The Contortionist has toured with many bands including Hatebreed, Born of Osiris, The Acacia Strain, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, War of Ages, Between the Buried and Me, All Shall Perish, Veil of Maya, After the Burial, Monum...

May 7, 2018

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 new music video 'Wrong Direction' from the new album 'Queen of Time'

 'The Bee' Official Lyric Video

April 29, 2018

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 highly unlikely that Axl's gonna do another GUNS N' ROSES record. So, yeah, why not? Fuck it — it might be interesting to see what those two come...

April 12, 2018

Here are a few highlights from my exclusive interview with TesseracT vocalist Daniel Tompkins. You can listen to the entire interview below. Click the YouTube link, show support by hitting 'Like' & 'Subscribe'. 

On returning to Australia this September to promote the new album Sonder...

Daniel: "Absolutely, I think it's our third or forth time coming over, every time we come over we have a really great time, the audiences are very responsive, it's a great atmosphere. I just hope we get more time to visit the beach"

The concept and the writing process on the new album 'Sonder'...

Daniel: In the past it's normall...

April 11, 2018

Wikipedia Bio: Sikth (also typeset as SikTh) are a British progressive metal band from Watford, Hertfordshire, England, formed in 1999. They are considered to have been a key influence on the development of djent alongside MeshuggahSikTh's style of music is hard to categorize and as they incorporate many different elements of metal, rock and hardcore. They are commonly categorized as progressive metal due to their unorthodox approach, as well as avant-garde metal and mathcore due to the complex nature of their instrumental playing abilities and the regular inclusion of dissonance into their music.Acc...

April 9, 2018

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 autobiography.

"We're booked right now up to August. We're figuring out the rest of the year. We'll be in the studio recording...

March 17, 2018

Wikipedia Bio: Ross Friedman (born January 3, 1954, in The Bronx, New York), also known as Ross the Boss, is a guitarist, known as a founding member of both the punk band The Dictators, and the heavy metal band Manowar.

Friedman formed the New York-based punk rock band The Dictators with Andy Shernoff in New Paltz, New York in 1973. Prior to this, Friedman had played in a local band, Total Crudd. After recording three albums with The Dictators, Friedman went to France and worked for one year in Fabienne Shine's band Shakin' Street. On Black Sabbath's Heaven and Hell tour in 1980 (on which Shakin' Street...

March 3, 2018

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 25, 2014.

Listen to the exclusive interview i did with John! (Apologies the Skype connection cut out before I could finish the interview)

Ma...

March 3, 2018

Wikipedia Bio: Robert Ellsworth (born May 5, 1959), best known as Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, is the lead vocalist of New Jersey thrash metal band Overkill. He has been the lead vocalist of Overkill since its inception in 1980, and he and bassist D.D. Verni are the only constant members. Although a bassist, he focuses on vocals in the band. He also did the vocals for the band The Cursed featuring Dan Lorenzo (Hades and Non Fiction) in 2007.

On Slayer's final tour: "Oh, man, I don't make decisions for other people. People should do what they wanna do. If they're done, they're done. They know better than I know. It's...

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