Category Archives: Interviews

Taiwanese rock act Luantan Ascent talks metal/rock scene in Taiwan

Posted by on October 23, 2014

While Metal Insider Day is over at CMJ, the festival is still continuing through Saturday (26), with hundreds of bands from around the world converging on New York City. In fact, Taiwan Music Express is having it’s own night of music on Friday, November 24th at the Highline Ballroom. It’s a genre-spanning evening of music, […]

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Interview: Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen talks success, Jon Schaffer collaboration

Posted by on October 22, 2014

You can count the number of big breakout rock and metal successes of the last five years on one hand (more about that here), and Volbeat is certainly one of them. Both their current album, 2013′s Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies and their last, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, have sold over 200,000 copies and are still going strong, […]

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Jucifer recorded new album in their RV

Posted by on October 22, 2014

Jucifer never stop touring. Since 2001 the duo, guitarist and vocalist Gazelle Amber Valentine and drummer Edgar Livengood, have lived on the road in their RV that they call the Nomadic Fortress. Doing without a home is one thing, but now the band is trying their hand at doing without a studio. Their last album, За Волгой для […]

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CMJ Showcase Spotlight: Incite continue their evolution

Posted by on October 17, 2014

With their third album, Up In Hell, in stores, Incite is continuing to grow. Not just growing into their sound, either. Frontman Richie Cavalera is maturing as a band leader, helping the band focus their groove metal attack. He’s also had to oversee personnel changes in the band. And while the shadow of his stepfather, Soulfly/Cavalera […]

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CMJ Showcase Spotlight: ’68′s Josh Scogin talks his post-Chariot band

Posted by on October 16, 2014

When ’68 frontman and guitarist Josh Scogin’s last  band, The Chariot, abruptly broke up last year, many wondered what would become of its members. They didn’t have to wait that long to see what Scogin did, which was strip it down to just a two piece, re-emerging as ’68 with their debut album, In Humor […]

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