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by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Military history enthusiasts that happen to be Metal-heads had their prayers answered when the band Sabaton formed in 1999. These hard-driving Swedes recount tales of bravery and valor in every performance. Recently, while supporting their most [...]
Polish heavy metallers Divine Weep are preparing to record their sophomore album, the successor to its 2013 release, “Age of the Immortal“. The session is planned for March 2015 in the well-known Hertz Studio (Vader, Behemoth, Decapitated). The sound will be engineered by Piotr Polak and [...]
SAINT AGNES BRAND NEW VIDEO – ‘A Beautiful Day For Murder’ LABEL: ENERGY SNAKE RECORDS Cinematic psych outfit Saint Agnes have released their new single, ‘A Beautiful Day for Murder’ via visceral London Label Energy Snake Records. The track is a twisted ballad; a love song to death [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — In the latter half of 2014, ex-Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein destroyed venues across the country while touring in support of his latest album Abominator. The record was the first release from Doyle’s new eponymous solo outfit [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Thrash metal architects Slayer had an extremely tumultuous 2013 with the tragic loss of guitarist Jeff Hanneman and the dismissal of drummer Dave Lombardo. Somehow, the band soldiered on with Gary Holt (Exodus) on guitar and now Paul Bostaph [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — New Jersey thrash pioneers Overkill are currently destroying North America with their German brothers-in-arms Kreator and Californian upstarts Warbringer as part of the Legends of Thrash tour. Never a band to rest on their laurels, Overkill have [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Ohio-based Skeletonwitch are about to release their latest blackened thrash masterpiece entitled Serpents Unleashed on October 29th. Serpents Unleashed is the band’s fifth full-length record and the fourth for Prosthetic Records. The stunning cover [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel Dflux sat down with goth-metal band Diminished 7 in the studio to talk about the band’s future plans, their upcoming Austin concert, and life as Hollywood rockers. Band: Alex Crescioni – Vocals William Liermann – Drums [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Ancient Egyptian-themed death metallers Nile recently toured the US to commemorate their 20th anniversary together as a band and also to support of their most recent record, 2012’s At The Gate Of Sethu. As part of the tour, Nile performed a show at [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — For 14 years Joel Stroetzel has played guitar as a member of the formative American heavy metal band Killswitch Engage. In this interview filmed on the back of the KSE tour bus, Joel talks about the longevity of the band, personnel changes, the [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — Jason Odaniel had a vision in his head for his band “Social 66” and for years he created the band but worked essentially alone. Now, teamed up with his musical kindred spirits, ODaniel has a touring band and a new album that rocks hard. [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — German metal legend Udo Dirkschneider recently visited Cleveland, OH as part of a brief North American tour in advance of the release of his upcoming new album with U.D.O. entitled Steelhammer which hits record stores in late May. The ex-Accept vocalist [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Atlanta-based rock/metal band Royal Thunder recently came through Columbus, OH on March 1st as part of their tour with Ancient VVisdom as support. The Relapse Records recording artists’ sound can be described as ominous Sabbath-esque riffs wedded with [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — Video Interview with the Atomic Clock: Gene Hoglan In the world of heavy metal drumming, Gene Hoglan is a legend. Known as “The Atomic Clock,” Gene’s been in about every metal band on the planet. Recently he’s found a home [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Video Interview Interview with Liv Jagrell & Dave Sundberg of Sister Sin Swedish “old-school metal” disciples Sister Sin recently rolled through Columbus, OH as part of their tour supporting German vocal legend Doro Pesch. Sister Sin is [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Video Interview Interview with Carla Harvey & Heidi Shepherd from Butcher Babies Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd, AKA the Butcher Babies, have been making quite a name for themselves with their intense performances and risqué attire. Both Harvey and [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Recently the “Teutonic Terror Attack” tour invaded Columbus and Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza spoke with Hardrock Haven about the possibility of touring the US with some of Kreator’s German thrash peers, the stability of the band’s current [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Steve Patrick conducted an interview with KILL DEVIL HILL’s Vinny Appice and Rex Brown on September 7 in Lancaster. The new band features legendary drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, KILL DEVIL HILL) alongside Rex Brown [...]
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