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Nov 25

Mille Petrozza of Kreator talked to us about touring North & South America on a single year, and what is next for 2015.

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Kreator‘s live performances are quite amazing, not only they deliver a hell of a show, but the charisma of Mille Petrozza on stage is impressive. While you see a frontman greeting the crowd, and telling tour stories, or telling jokes while on stage, Mille‘s style is quite different, he incite, provoke and dare the crowd to see what are they coming to see.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Missy Suicide founder of Suicide Girls talked to us about the Blackheart Burlesque tour 2014

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This is not a metal related article, but is about the cultural impact that the Suicide Girls had made around the world since its foundation in 2001. It’s more than common today seeing women with piercings, tattoos, and different color hair around everywhere, I see them all the time at metal shows, they go hand on hand with the anti-norm and rebellious attitude of heavy metal, and I found it important for the genre to have this cultural crossovers.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Devin Townsend Project – Z2: Dark Matters/Sky Blue (2014)

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Canadian musician, Devin Townsend, former vocalist/guitarist for the band Strapping Young Lad (1997-2007), recently released the sequel to his 2007 rock opera – Ziltoid the Omniscient, Z2: Dark Matters/Sky Blue. Z2, short for Ziltoid 2, is a double concept album that has been a-long-time-a-coming. The very talented Devin Townsend wrote, produced, and released the album himself, but the project is made up of guitar/keyboard Dave Young (SYL), bassist Brian Waddell, and drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen, of whom he couldn’t have done without. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Jill Janus of Huntress discussed touring and the band’s upcoming album.

Huntress-10Where should I start to described how excited I was to see my old friends of Huntress touring with Arch Enemy this year, I think, I will start with the fact that It was almost a year since I saw Huntress from the last time, and I was very curious to listen the new two songs they have been playing on this tour. Even though this was their only tour in the US this year, and they had a short set, they once more delivered a top-notch show last Friday night at Marquee Theater here in Tempe, AZ Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies & Exodus at Comerica Theater. Phoenix, AZ (11/15/14)

SLHeavy riffs, beer, & eternal irreverent lyrics that invite to the worship of war and Satan. That is what you find at a Slayer concert, and really who would say not to that, after all they represent 25% of the Big 4 of American thrash metal, and one of the most influential heavy metal bands in the last 25 years.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Arch Enemy at Marquee Theater. Tempe, AZ (11/14/14)

AEOne of the more extreme metal packages announced this year passed through Tempe, AZ this past Friday. Arch Enemy, Kreator, Huntress, and Starkill were the reason to look forward for the end of the week. The package itself was aimed for various extreme metal fans, whether you like Arch Enemy or Starkill, there was enough for everyone. After all, it was a Metal Friday night.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Judas Priest live at Gila River Arena. Glendale, AZ (11/12/14)

JP1It’s been a while since Judas Priest last visit the ‘valley of the sun’, but it was an odd night for us to see them live, It could be the impact of the new album or perhaps the heavy metal calendar being dumped over Arizona this week (Amon Amarth, Judas Priest, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Slayer & Exodus) all in the same week. So I was surprised when I saw so many empty seats at the beginning of the night, especially in the pit area. Where all the devoted heavy metal fans?, Yes, it was a Wednesday night, and many of us have to work in the morning, but still why so many seats are empty?.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Scott Hedrick of Skeletonwitch talked about touring, playing an instrumental set, and what is next for them

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Once again Skeletonwitch shows why they are one the strongest bands in the business today, after touring North America with Amon Amarth & Enslaved at the beginning of the year, then going to Europe for a series of shows with Suffocation and Havok, then coming back to the US and headline another tour, they reconnected with Amon Amarth for a second North American tour leg that ended las Sunday in Tucson, AZ.

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Nov 10

Eyes Set To Kill talked to us about touring, South America, and Masks

ESTK7-1Eyes Set To Kill could be considered one of the most representative bands that had come out of the Phoenix, AZ area. This guys and girls had been a total rock sensation since their teenage début back in 2006 with their EP When Silence is Broken, the Night is Torn, their music style has shifted from a hardcore with screamo vocals towards a more hard rock style represented on what they did in their latest album Masks (2013).  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Mike & Will of American Sharks checked in with The Age Of Metal

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Is a rare experience when a stoner metal band opens for a death metal band, is like they are warming out the crowd on slow-mo. Texas’s very own American Sharks had a fair response from the crowd waiting to see Decapitated and Gwar last sunday at Marquee Theater in Tempe, AZ. The band’s music is a mix of punk, metal and stoner rock that resulted in 40 minutes of unadulterated jam bliss. Read the rest of this entry »

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