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Author Archives: El Prezidente

Life of Agony’s Joey Z. says band aim to hit studio next year; talks tour, least favorite song

Posted by on May 8, 2018

Life of Agony’s debut record River Runs Red is the kind of album bands aspire to create their entire career. A concept record with a slew of stand-out tracks it launched the band into the metal world as well as the rock world as it’s authentic raw style endeared them to the grunge movement that […]

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Interview: Doc Coyle talks about the “overwhelming” success of Bad Wolves’ “Zombie” cover, debut album

Posted by on April 17, 2018

When Bad Wolves announced that they’d signed with Eleven Seven music last fall, metal fans were pretty excited. With veterans of bands including God Forbid (Doc Coyle), Divine Heresy (Tommy Vext) and DevilDrive (John Boecklin) among their ranks, it was assumed that this group of all-stars would create an album that would be heavy, but […]

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Interview: Madball’s Freddy Cricien on new album, collaborating, his influences

Posted by on April 13, 2018

Maybe it really is something in the water that makes New York pizza better and its Hardcore bands just a bit harder than other scenes. Madball have been at the forefront of this legendary scene since they burst onto it in the early 90’s. Originally conceived as an Agnostic Front side project for AF vocalist […]

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Interview: Jim Florentine talks new book, opening for Slayer, ‘That Metal Show’ status

Posted by on March 15, 2018

Any band will tell you opening for Slayer is a tough gig, but imagine tackling this task with just a microphone and some jokes. This has to make playing the roughest of comedy clubs seem like making a bowl of cereal. Perhaps it’s experiences like these that have stand-up comic Jim Florentine appear so comfortable […]

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Interview: Exodus’ Steve “Zetro” Souza talks cartoons, Mr. Pickles Thrashtacular tour, Exodus album update

Posted by on February 22, 2018

  The Adult Swim Presents: Mr. Pickles Thrashtacular tour featuring Exodus and Municipal Waste begins today (22). Much like Metalocolypse and even Beavis and Butt-head before it, Mr. Pickles is a twisted cartoon that proudly flies the heavy metal flag, so it’s only fitting that two of metal’s most elite would do the same for […]

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Interview and photos, John 5 talks live album, is done recording new Rob Zombie album

Posted by on February 14, 2018

  The world needs a guitar hero, but with an abundance of shredders and the wheel having been reinvented several times over it’s as tough a position to fill as ever. One guy is certainly up for the gig though, he goes by the name John 5. A session player by design who’s worked with […]

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Interview: Mike Portnoy talks Sons of Apollo’s “five ring circus,” writing lyrics, his son’s drumming

Posted by on January 22, 2018

Nobody takes pictures of the drummer, unless of course you’re Mike Portnoy. It’s not the norm for the percussion section to be the face of the band however since breaking onto the progressive metal scene with Dream Theater that’s the role Portnoy assumed, and continues with his latest group Sons of Apollo. Founded with ex-Dream […]

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Interview: Max Cavalera talks sobriety, Nailbomb, playing with his son

Posted by on October 17, 2017

Max Cavalera is metal 24-7. dread-headed and always sporting a band t-shirt, he produces albums annually with either Soulfly or the Cavalera Conspiracy. And let’s not forget his work in Sepultura, which has well withstood the test of time. Though always pushing forward, last year Max and his brother Igor decided to get nostalgic performing […]

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Interview: Doro Pesch talks 30 years of ‘Triumph and Agony’

Posted by on September 8, 2017

Known as the “Metal Queen,” Germany’s Doro Pesch has been a trailblazer for female metal musicians. Breaking into what was undoubtedly a boys club in the mid-80’s with her band Warlock, Doro displayed an intense and impressive vocal style while embracing her sexuality with confidence and control. In 1987 Doro relocated to New York to […]

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Interview: Don Jamieson, talks new comedy album, music videos, future of ‘That Metal Show’

Posted by on April 24, 2017

Ever approach one of your musical heroes for a photograph? What kind of pose did you strike? Did you smile ear to ear and flash some devil horns? Did you put an arm around the shoulder and try to play it cool… Or did you bend over in front of your favorite entertainer and drop […]

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