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Jan 24

1st Hall of Heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony Review (Anaheim, CA – 01/18/17)

When I heard about the 1st Annual Hall of Heavy Metal History I thought it was a great idea and a cool way to get back to those heavy metal bands that don’t get so much credit at the well-known Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Either because the heavy metal term and genre still undermined …

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May 12

Charlotte Wessels of Delain on touring North America, new music, and guesting on the new Kamelot album

Currently Delain is finishing their third North American tour in three consecutive years, something that gradually for their fan base it had become some sort of tradition (yes, we would love to have them in 2016 too, let’s hope that happens). But since their first tour in 2013, Delain had played decent size venues across …

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Apr 02

The Unplanned Path: A Conversation with Greg Mackintosh of Vallenfyre

I was introduced to Vallenfyre in 2011 during the press days previous to the release of their début album, A Fragile King. The band was founded by vocalist Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost) as a grief response to his dad passing in 2009, the album itself is full of doom melodies with really heavy and intense riffs, and …

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Mar 30

Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates discussed touring & At War With Reality with The Age Of Metal

The 2015 Decibel Magazine tour kicked off last Friday at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. The bill for this edition of the tour is extremely heavy as it is diverse as well; UK’s Vallenfyre is the band in charge of opening the show, follow by Pallbearer, Converge, and the godfathers of melodic death metal, …

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Oct 07

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

Dutch 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 …

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Oct 06

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

Within 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 …

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May 06

Incite Studio Report #2

Incite Recording week 2 Here we are rolling into week two. We’ve settled in at our extended stay hotel, made it nice & homey. We even christened the room with an ancient “smoke ceremony”. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Apr 09

Monte Pittman, Holy Grail & Gypsyhawk at The Whiskey A Go-Go (West Hollywood, CA. 04/05/14)

When I got to The Whisky A Go-Go I expected it to be a smaller show, considering there were several other metal concerts nearby that night, but there was already a good-sized crowd which grew even more as the evening went on. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Feb 05

Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein talked to The Age of Metal at Winter NAMM 2014

Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein is iconic for being the long-standing guitarist of The Misfits. But it was an eye-opener seeing Doyle release his latest project simply titled Doyle. This project consists of former Misfits member drummer Dr. Chud, Alex Story of Cancerslug as the vocalist and Graham Reaper on bass. The début album Abominator was released …

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Feb 03

The Age of Metal talked to Peavey Electronics at Winter NAMM 2014

Peavey Electronics has become one of the world’s most leading makers of instruments, amplifiers and audio systems in the world. Started by Hartley Peavey in 1965, this brand is recognizable as being the most innovative source for quality and redefined musical equipment. This year at NAMM 2014 Peavey introduced some of the most impressive products, including the …

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Jan 31

Jeff Loomis & Keith Merrow of Conquering Dystopia talked with The Age Of Metal

I have seen Jeff Loomis shred on his own a couple times, and I could describe that as a hypnotic experience, but seen Jeff Loomis, Keith Merrow, Alex Webster, and Alex Rüdinger performing live as Conquering Dystopia that was just pure witchery. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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