Jan 09

Mille Petrozza of Kreator discussed the new album Gods of Violence.

After the success of their latest album Phantom Antichrist (2012), Kreator returns with Gods of Violence, a new album full of thrash metal anthems that will definitely make your heads spin at their upcoming shows when they return to North America this March/April as they are headlining the Decibel Magazine tour 2017. 

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Jan 02

Wolf Hoffman of Accept on the new Restless & Live album

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Dec 21

Janne Wirman of Children of Bodom reflects on 20 years of chaos

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Children of Bodom is about to celebrate 20 years of extreme music and it seems they are preparing a special tour to celebrate that. This Finnish band first called the attention of the metal world back on 1997 when they released their first album titled Something Wild, their sound, and aggressiveness was different from any other metal band at the time, the way they incorporated the keyboards and the guitar sound became unique and quite difficult to follow up by any other band.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Elias & Pasi of Sonata Arctica discussed The Ninth Hour and touring the US

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Seeing Sonata Arctica live it gets better and better everytime, and it seems this year we Americans got more that we hoped for in terms of this Finnish power metal legends playing around our cities. The Ninth Hour, the new album of Sonata Arctica was released last October with a really good feedback from the press and fans, and during this tour we got the chance to listen and experience some of the songs from that new album live.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

Elina & Alex of Leaves Eyes discussed touring and Fires In The North.

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After two years of absence from the North American stages, Leaves Eyes returns as part of a tour supporting Sonata Arctica. Their visit also marks a new era in the band’s history as it presented us with their new vocalist Elina Siirala who joined the band early this year, besides Elina, Leaves Eyes also brought with them new songs as their new EP Fires In The North was just released a few months ago.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Markus Vanhala of Omnium Gatherum talks about their busiest year ever

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Finnish sextet Omnium Gatherum have been slowly but steadily becoming a regular band to tour the US as they are just completing their third visit as part of the Sonata Arctica tour along with Leaves Eyes. Omnium Gatherum gained the love and respect from the American crowds after completing two almost consecutive tours with Dark Tranquillity and later with Insomnium a few years ago which exposed their popularity among melo-death fans.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Parker Jameson of Starkill on touring and Shadow Sleep

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Since Starkill debuted with Fires of Life (2013) we knew this was a band that was destined to carry the torch of American melodic death metal, their style was born from the influences of bands like Children of Bodom, Nightwish, Wintersun and Amon Amarth and their own brew of American Metal. The result of that mix is clearly displayed on their two latest albums Virus of the Mind (2014) and Shadow Sleep (2016). Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity discussed Atoma, touring and beer.

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Dark Tranquillity just finished a North American tour supporting their new album Atoma, which was released at the beginning of November. Last Saturday they stopped by Mesa, AZ and played an intense show at Club Red.

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Dec 06

Dark Tranquillity/Swallow The Sun/Enforcer/Starkill at Club Red Mesa, AZ (12/03/16)

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After two years of absence, Dark Tranquillity found its way back to the Arizona desert as part of one largest tour they have done in North America. This time around they came with a diverse package that saw Club Red get a good size audience for a Saturday night show. Swallow The Sun, Enforcer and Starkill brought the house down for a diverse crowd that appreciated each band’s style. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Chris Bay of Freedom Call discussed Master Of Light and ProgPower USA XVII

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German power metal band Freedom Call just released their 9th studio album titled Master Of Light. The album is a 12 track rollercoaster ride of the most exquisite and honest power metal material that you will get to listen this year. Power metal is, in theory, one of the most underrated genres out there, often called cheesy or just plain, but for some out there, it is the best fitting vehicle to express their daily life experiences in an epic form, and that is exactly what Freedom Call has done in their new album Master of Light.   Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Devilment – Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes (2016)

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Devilment surprises greatly with their sophomore album Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes as it comes across as a heavier and darker album than their album debut The Great and Secret Show. It seems that the influence of Dani‘s dark and twisted mind finally caught up with Devilment as the album is just a dark tale after another.   Read the rest of this entry »

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