Category Archives: Interviews

Interview: The Convalescence do everything BUT convalesce

Posted by on September 6, 2017

One of the key aspects overlooked today more than ever in the metal world is the amount of blood, sweat and motor oil spent on touring. With music sales still in the basement, the way almost all music acts short of Taylor Swift and Adele stay afloat financially is by touring and selling merch. This […]

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The Galactic Cowboys return from outer space

Posted by on August 30, 2017

The 1990’s weren’t exactly a great time for metal. If you were a fan of grunge, you were in heaven (which at the time was the Pacific Northwest). And if you loved industrial and nu-metal – this was your decade. Unfortunately, if you were into things like thrash, prog and more extreme genres, you were grasping […]

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Interview: Roland Grapow talks Masterplan, his time in Helloween and more

Posted by on August 28, 2017

Roland Grapow is simultaneously accomplishing a couple different things with the release of his band Masterplan’s new record, PumpKings. First, the former Helloween guitarist, who began his career in the NWOBHM-inspired band Rampage, is celebrating music that he wrote for said German power metal institution during his 12-year tenure with the band, replacing original guitarist Kai […]

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Kirk Hammett brings horror collection, himself to ‘It’s Alive!’ exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum

Posted by on August 21, 2017

Metallica concluded their North American WorldWired Tour trek last week, and while we can watch their final performance in all of its glory, members now have time to work on their non-Metallica endeavors. Guitarist Kirk Hammett didn’t even wait a week before appearing at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts to discuss his horror collection with […]

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Alan Robert talks second adult coloring book, Life of Agony’s next moves

Posted by on August 17, 2017

Alan Robert is somewhat of a rennaissance man. While many know him as the longtime bassist of Life of Agony, he actually graduated with an bachelors degree from New York’s School of Visual Arts, and has three comic book series under his belt as well. Last year, his first coloring book, The Beauty of Horror, took […]

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