Tag Archive: Tempe

Jun 26

Dianne van Giersbergen discussed the US tour and Theater of Dimensions

German/Dutch quintet Xandria recently finished their first ever US Headlining tour, a tour that took them to revisit places they played along with Sonata Arctica and Delain back in 2014, and to discovered new cities and fans across the US. It was a risky move to headline a tour in the US after their first …

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Jun 01

Thorsten Bauer of Leaves Eyes discussed new Atrocity & Leaves Eyes albums.

Leaves Eyes returned to the USA for a second tour less than a year after their successful run with Sonata Arctica last November/December. This time around they came on a tour along with Battle Beast and supporting Sabaton. This time around they had the chance to play at bigger venues before a larger and more diverse …

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May 22

Hannes Van Dahl of Sabaton discussed US tour and parenthood.

There is no doubt that Sabaton is one of the busiest and most successful heavy metal bands out there, after conquering the European continent at the beginning of the year, they are currently completing their second US tour in less than a year.  Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Oct 17

Halestorm/Lita Ford/Dorothy at Marquee Theater (Tempe, AZ 10/11/16)

After witnessing an amazing performance by Halestorm at Hellfest, I wanted to see them again in a more intimate setting. So, when I heard they were coming to Tempe to play at Marquee Theater I knew I had to be at that show. The fact that Halestorm is doing this tour with Lita Ford made it …

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Oct 08

Gojira unleashed Magma at Marquee Theater (Tempe, AZ 10/04/16)

I saw Gojira three times over the summer, once at Download festival during a rainy and muddy afternoon, the second time at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards ceremony in London, and the third one and more surprising show was at Hellfest in Clisson, France. I was surprised by how much love they received from …

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Oct 03

Joakim Brodén of Sabaton discussed The Last Stand

Recently someone told me that going to a Sabaton show was like going to a party, you have the music, you have the stage entertainment, you have the drinks (if the venue has a bar), and you have a full room of people singing and jumping up and down to the rhythm of 5 Swedish guys …

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Feb 23

Marco Aro of The Haunted discussed Touring, Exit Wounds and The Resistance.

After 20 years of in and outs and up and downs, The Haunted was finally back in the US after 7 years of absence, while still promoting their later album Exit Wounds, the band recently embarked on a short North American tour with fellow Swedish band At The Gates, Polish band Decapitated and American Hardcore act …

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Jan 19

Steve & Jon of Halcyon Way discussed touring North America

I came across Halcyon Way‘s name and music during my first ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, GA in 2010 at the Nightmare records booth, but it was until 2013 when that toured North American with Saxon and Fozzy that I got to see them live, at that time they were finishing the promo cycle for …

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Jan 18

Michael Wilton of Queensrÿche discussed Condition Human

With over 30 years of experience in the music industry, a catalogue of 15 studio albums, and several world tours under their belt. Queensrÿche is a living touring institution in the metal scene, that keeps their sound current while pleasing their most devoted fan-base.  Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

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Dec 28

Jill Janus of Huntress discussed how personal is the new album ‘Static’

Huntress‘s new album Static came out last September and it’s the deepest and most personal album the band has released until now. They delivered not only a good loaded 10 songs album, that deals with real experiences and personal demons that Jill Janus and the rest of the gang have been dealing for a long …

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Dec 03

Max Cavalera of Soulfly discussed Archangel & being a metal dad.

Phoenix’s very own Soulfly has become one of the most representative bands that is based in Arizona in the last 10 years or so, with ten studio albums in their back catalog, numerous tours over North America, Europe, Latin America and Australia, and a unique sound that shapes itself out with each of the albums …

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