Oct 22

Gus G talked to us about, touring, I Am The Fire, and his solo career.

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Well known guitar player Gus G (Firewind & Ozzy Osbourne) released his first solo album I Am The Fire early this year. The album is a complex hard rock album that features several musical collaborations and guest appearances, the result of the album is an array of diverse musical textures, that takes you deep in the inner musical psyche of Gus GI Am The Fire, comes of as chill album full of songs that have nothing to do with what Gus G have done with Firewind or Ozzy, but it reflects his own musical adventures.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

John Gallagher of Raven chats with The Age Of Metal

RavenClassic, legends & pioneers, those are the only adjectives to describe Raven and what they weight in the history of heavy metal. Their attitude and music is just timeless, after more than 30 years of form they still delivering an entertaining and kick ass show from beginning to end.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

At The Gates – At War With Reality (2014)

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After their sudden and shocking breakup in 1996, At the Gates seemed to be destined to disappear into metal history books. However, that all changed in 2008 when they got back together to play a few shows and, as guitarist Anders Björler stated, it was a way of “getting closure.” They continued to tour in the years to follow, but maintained that there were no plans to record new material. However, as the old adage goes, never say never. The calling was far too great and nearly 19 years to the day, At the Gates unleash At War with Reality upon the masses. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Jarvis Leatherby of Night Demon checked in with The Age Of Metal

NDLast Wednesday (10/15/14) we witness of the return of heavy metal to its very basic form, not adorns, not spectacularly, just plain and simple drums, killer guitar riffs and galloping bass line. It was like being transported to 1983. The name, Night Demon, a trio from Ventura, CA that had achieved the formula to bring freshness and a boldness attitude to the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM).  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Starkill – Virus Of The Mind (2014)

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Chicago’s very own Starkill return this year with their sophomore album Virus Of The Mind. Following the success left by their début album Fires Of Life, and their great touring campaign with Wintersun & Fleshgod Apocalypse in North America last year, and with Turisas in Europe at the beginning of this year. These melodic metallers have decided to put all in on this new album, that is a significant step towards the establishment of their own sound.   Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Paul Allender of White Empress discussed ‘Rise Of The Empress’

White Empress is a multi-talented band created by Paul Allender (ex- Cradle Of Filth) and Mary Zimmer (ex-Luna Mortis), The rest of the band are; Chela Harper (Coal Chamber), Jeremy KohnmannWill Graney (Damnation Angels), and Zac Morris. The band just released their début album ‘Rise Of The Empress‘ and is scheduled to play a handful of shows in the midwest this month, with the intention to expand to more dates in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Henrik & Pasi of Sonata Arctica check in with The Age Of Metal

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Since 1999 Sonata Arctica has been synonym of power metal greatness, their style became the influence for many musicians and bands that wanted to emulate their music and follow their steps. As times passes this Finnish colossus, challenged themselves and adventured into new territories that took them to where they are today. With the release of their 8th studio album, Pariah’s Child, the band combined all their music endeavors into a single piece of artistic greatness.

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Oct 09

Dianne Van Giersbergen of Xandria talks about Sacrificium & Touring North America

Dianne-1Since the release of their new album Sacrificium at the beginning of the year, and the incorporation of Dianne Van Giersbergen as new vocalist last year, Xandria seems to have gained new strength and a new character as a band, this new spirit within the band had taken them to join Sonata Arctica and Delain on a long trek across North America on this 2014. A tour to which the crowds have responded quite well night after night. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Charlotte Wessels of Delain talked about the North American tour & The Human Contradiction

Charlotte-1Dutch band Delain had raised to stardom in North America since their début tour last year as supporting act for Kamelot, fast-forwarding a year later, they are at it again, this time supporting Finnish metal legends Sonata Arctica, along to fellow label mates Xandria. A bill that caters the lovers of fast riffs, sing along songs, and in general good European Metal.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

The Dragon Conversation: An Interview With Sharon den Adel of Within Temptation

Sharon-1Within Temptation has been a huge inspiration for many bands out there, as their music pioneers the symphonic metal genre, and the band itself is the love of many people that is fond of that genre and lifestyle. Last time they toured the west coast of the United States was back in 2008. Now they have returned to promote their new album, Hydra, one of their strongest albums since The Heart Of Everything (2007).  Read the rest of this entry »

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