Mar 23

Memoriam – For The Fallen (2017)

Death metal supergroup Memoriam is made up of Frank Healy (ex-Napalm Death), Andrew Whale (ex-Bolt Thrower), Scott Fairfax (ex-Benediction), and Karl Willetts (ex-Bolt Thrower). I know, quite a start. They’ve put out a few demos and are now releasing their first full-length March 24th via Nuclear Bast. 

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Mar 20

Kevin Sharp of Lock Up discussed Demonization and touring

With nearly 20 years in the grindcore business, Lock Up has become one of the most iconic bands in the genre. After 6 years waiting for new material, the band has finally released their fourth studio album, Demonization, and their first one with Kevin Sharp (ex-Brutal Truth) on vocals. To expand about the album and about the upcoming European tour we talked with Kevin about the new Lock Up record. 

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Mar 18

Suicide Silence – Suicide Silence (2017)

Over a decade ago, Suicide Silence became one of the first to pioneer the metalcore community through their powerful performances and cutting edge take on the scene. They quickly began making a name for themselves with hard-hitting tracks such as  “Unanswered“, “Disengage” and “You Only Live Once”Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

John Kevill of Warbringer discussed Woe to the Vanquished and the metal scene.

This is Morgan with The Age of Metal and today I got the chance to talk to John Kevill, vocalist of Warbringer. They’re five albums in, with their most recent release being “Woe to the Vanquished” which comes out March 31st, 2017. They’ve put out a few previews, studio footage, and they just announced a US tour with Destruction and Jungle Rot. The North American Under Attack tour starts in Oakland CA on May 22nd and hits 19 other cities. 

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Mar 16

Nathan & Jordan of Final Drive discussed their new album Dig Deeper

There is not doubt that bands like Pantera and Slayer are two of the biggest influences in American metal during the last 10 to 15 years, and even before that. St. Louis, Missouri’s very own Final Drive is a living example of that influence. Created in 2002, the band has developed their own version of American metal branded as Southern Groove Thrash Metal, and while this description points to a very specific genre, their music is a fistful of influences from all over the place.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Rob ‘The Witch’ of Necronomicon talks gear, touring and new material

Around this time last year, Canadian Black Metal outfit Necronomicon was releasing their fifth studio album. Advent of The Human God via Season of Mist Records, an advance of what we would experience months later when they toured the US with Rotting Christ and Carach Angren. We talked recently to Rob ‘The Witch’, vocalist and guitar player of Necronomicon about the album, guitar gear and what they have been up to. 

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Mar 13

Evocation – The Shadow Archetype (2017)

Starting out recording a couple demos, Evocation shook up the Swedish death metal scene with the sheer ferocity in their live shows and unique sound they produced with influences from many different areas. Despite their hiatus and lineup change many years ago, they eventually got back in the studio. They then recorded five full-length albums, one of which being The Shadow Archetype.

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Mar 10

Havok – Conformicide (2017)

It’s been four years since Unnatural Selection which makes this the longest gap between albums they’ve had. But this record reflects the fact that the time they took to write was well used. This album was worth the wait. 

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Mar 09

Danny Marino of The Agonist discussed life on the road and the new album Five.

Canadian metal act The Agonist, recently finished a long tour in the US as a support for DevilDriver and Death Angel. The tour was the second tour the band did in over a year as part of the support for their new album Five. They stop in Mesa, AZ last week, where we had the chance to caught up with guitar player Danny Marino and talk about the tour and the new record.   

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Mar 07

Caroline Westendorp of The Charm The Fury discussed new album and band’s origins.

Meet Amsterdam’s new metal revelation band, The Charm The Fury. They are about to release their second studio album and the first with Nuclear Blast Records. The Sick, Dumb & Happy. To understand more about the band’s origin story, the album and the metal scene in Amsterdam, we spoke with their vocalist Caroline Westendorp.
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Mar 06

Dean & Tobi of Archspire discussed tech death metal at NAMM 2017

Canadian Tech Death Metal act Archspire is currently getting ready to tour the US along with Arkaik before they release their as-yet-untiled new album. Archspire toured the US last year before going into Flatline Audio studios in August with producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Nightbringer Cephalic Carnage) to record the new album. Read the rest of this entry »

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