EPICA – Attack the Titans

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Epica are known for creating intricate musical stories with lyrics tackling everything from philosophy to science.  They’ve forged a different, signature path crafting songs that go beyond the boundaries and limits of their symphonic genre.  Not content with the world of fantasy they’ve broken lyrical thresholds into the realms of philosophy, science and galaxy-wide ponderings…. Read more »


Lou Gramm Talks Music, FOREIGNER Reunion and Olivia Newton John?

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The year is 1978.  The leaders of Israel and Egypt meet and eventually arrive at an historic peace accord between the two nations.  Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John (more on her later) is tearing up the box office.  It is the year which saw three serving Popes.  Led Zeppelin had made their… Read more »


GEOFF TATE – 30 Years of Operation: Mindcrime

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Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime is currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of the landmark concept album.  Released on May 3, 1988 by progressive rock band Queensryche, this album is one of the most iconic concept albums in our lifetime, and for good reason.  It has stood up to the test of time and is still going… Read more »


LIKE A STORM – Skullduggery from the Catacombs

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Auckland hard rockers Like A Storm are preparing to unearth the secrets and mysteries of the Paris catacombs for the rock and metal world to see and hear.  Well, not really, but the New Zealanders did take a trip to France, underneath the majestic city.  It was a real life As Above, So Below, trip… Read more »


LIZZY BORDEN’s Midnight Things

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Lizzy Borden has been bringing his own style of heavy metal music to fans since 1983.  Along with his defining music, he is also known for his elaborate stage shows.  Screamer Magazine sat down with Borden to talk about the beginnings of his career to his latest album release, My Midnight Things.  Borden’s music and… Read more »


Shock Rockers GRANNY 4 BARREL – Talks Cross Dressing and The Controversy Over Girls with Guns

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What do you get when you mix one-part Alice Cooper, one-part Marilyn Manson and one-part Granny from the television show Beverly Hillbillies? You get a shock rock band named Granny 4 Barrel. “Granny,” the lead singer, describes the persona as a “Matriarch Of Metal,” a neo-Victorian shock rock nightmare. The music is sort of an… Read more »


HOOBASTANK’s Doug Robb-Push Pull

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Multi-platinum, GRAMMY nominated band Hoobastank has recently released their sixth studio album entitled Push Pull (Napalm Records).  The band has made a name for themselves in the rock world over the years.  It all started nearly twenty years ago in Agoura Hills, California, which is a suburb of Los Angeles.  Some of their most recognizable… Read more »


TEMPT Gets An Invite to the Garden Party From Bon Jovi

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When Screamer Magazine recently spoke to guitarist Harrison Marcello, of the band Tempt, they were riding a wave of positive vibes. Def Leppard had noticed Tempt’s cover of the Leppard song Women and had given Harrison and his bandmates a nice shout-out on Def Leppard’s social media platforms. In addition, drummer, Ric Allen, gave the… Read more »


OVERKILL – Feeling the Fire in Oberhausen

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In 1986, a fresh new East Coast thrash band called Overkill played near Oberhausen, Germany. At the time,  they said they’d come back and 30 years later they did.  Packing the Turbinenhalle 2 with wall to wall screaming Skullkrushers they played their early ‘90s thrash statement Horrorscope and debut record Feel The Fire back to… Read more »


LEATHER LEONE – The Voice of the Cult Returns

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Leather Leone, the voice that guided Chastain in the ‘80s and early ‘90s has returned with a screaming new effort after a long dormant hiatus.  While fans asking what happened to the voice of the cult, Leone spent several years helping protect man’s best friend, though the itch to play again was always there.  Doing… Read more »


Rise of the Trident Wolf: An Interview w/ WATAIN’s Erik Danielsson

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This year Watain is celebrating 20 years as a band. Formed in 1998, Watain are a Swedish black metal band that currently consists of Erik Danielsson on vocals, Håkan Jonsson on drums, and Pelle Forsberg on guitars. They are known for their theistic Satanist views and extreme stage shows, which often feature decapitated goat heads… Read more »


THE NATIVE HOWL – Not Riding Into the Darkness

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What do you get when you mix a little bit of banjo, a little bit of thrash and a whole lot of attitude? You get thrash grass, which is exactly what Michigan-based band The Native Howl is bringing to the music scene.  The band is the brainchild of lead vocalists and guitarists Alex Holycross and Jake… Read more »