Hailey Paquette

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Dec 22

Interview with Josh Gilbert of As I Lay Dying

  Josh Gilbert of As I Lay Dying I had the great pleasure of FINALLY seeing As I Lay Dying last Wednesday when they played up at The Venue of Scottsdale. Over the last ten years, these guys have situated themselves at the forefront of the American metalcore scene. Their latest album, Decas, came out …

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Dec 10

Interview with Arif Mirabdolbaghi of Protest the Hero

Last Thursday Jonathan Delarosa & I roadtripped down to Tucson to see a band we’ve both been wanting to see since we were in high school: Protest the Hero. Starting with their debut release, Kezia, in 2005 and continued with Fortress in 2008, Protest the Hero have consistently pushed the envelope by mixing a high …

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Dec 01

Interview: Ben Sharp of Cloudkicker

As evidenced in our album review of Let Yourself Be Huge, Cloudkicker is awesome. There’s no question about it. Ben Sharp, the project’s architect, writes and records all the music for Cloudkicker himself, and doesn’t ask for payment for his work. He’s grown quite a following of people over the last few years, though Cloudkicker …

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Nov 29

Interview with James & Jay of TesseracT

Coming from the land that gave birth to heavy metal, these five guys called TesseracT have made a lot of buzz in the underground metal community for a while. They released their first album One at the beginning of the year. Before that, they played on big European festivals like Hammerfest & Bloodstock without even …

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Nov 29

Between the Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders & TesseracT live

  Last Tuesday night, The Age of Metal staff road tripped down to Tucson for a tour that I’ve been anticipating since its’ announcement. Headlined by Between the Buried and Me, the Saints & Sinners Tour 2011 featured support from Animals as Leaders and TesseracT. It was my first time seeing all of these acts …

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Oct 28

Interview with Erlend Hjelvik of Kvelertak

Hailing from Norway, Kvelertak play a unique mix of punk and black metal welded together with some good old fashioned rock n’roll that will completely blow your brains out. They’re just plain fun to listen to, and their music begs to be blasted at full volume while driving down the highway. Their first album, which is self-titled, …

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Oct 25

Interview with Anders Nyström of Katatonia

  Swedish metallers Katatonia are out on tour right now with Opeth for the North American Heritage Tour. We had the chance to talk with guitarist Anders Nyström when they came to Tempe on Saturday, check out our chat below. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]   Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

Oct 19

Insomnium – One for Sorrow (2011)

Finland’s Insomnium recently released their fifth album, titled One for Sorrow. It’s very dark – not to say that it’s depressing, but the album has the feeling of being resolved to a lonely, somber path. Guitarists Ville Friman and Ville Vanni’s beautiful work immerse the listener in powerful dual guitar lines that are the backbone …

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Oct 10

Interview with Cristiano of Fleshgod Apocalypse

  Italian tech death band Fleshgod Apocalypse stopped here in Mesa on Friday, and we had the chance to chat with their guitarist Cristiano Trionfera. Fleshgod’s latest album Agony came out in July on Nuclear Blast Records. They are currently out on tour right now with Decapitated, Decrepit Birth, and Rings of Saturn. You guys are …

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Oct 08

Interview with Vogg of Decapitated

On Friday we had a chance to talk with Vogg, guitarist and mastermind of the Polish death metal band Decapitated when they stopped here in Mesa. Their latest album Carnival Is Forever came out in July on Nuclear Blast Records. Check out our review of the album here.   You guys are out on tour right now with …

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Oct 01

Interview with Mike Spreitzer of DevilDriver

DevilDriver is currently touring on the North American Chaos Tour 2011 with Arch Enemy, SkeletonWitch and Chthonic. When they stopped here in Tempe on Thursday, we had the chance to sit down with guitarist Mike Spreitzer and ask him about the tour, the current state of the band, and his website Allaxess.com.   What songs …

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