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 »


THE DEAD DAISIES – Burning It Down with a Passion

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Since their inception The Dead Daises have created a sound that mirrors the best of the ‘70’s and early ‘80’s, reflecting the decadent stadium riffs of Page, banshee wail of Plant, the attitude of the Stones and the best toxic qualities of the Boston-based twins. Those born a few years or decades after the birth… Read more »


Guitar Icon MICHAEL SCHENKER A Man of Influence

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Guitar legend Michael Schenker needs no introduction. He has had a storied career over the years and never fails to amaze fans all over the world with his skillful playing. He’s famous for playing his signature half black half white Gibson Flying V guitar. There are many guitar players over the years who have cited… Read more »


VISTA KICKS and Their Booty Shakin’ Rock N’ Roll

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Four young men who have known each other most of their lives made the decision to pool their talents together and form a band. Those young men- Sam Plecker, Nolan Le Vine, Trevor Sutton, and Derek Thomas- released an independent EP in 2016 and began making waves on Spotify and YouTube. In the fall of… Read more »


TEMPT Gets Tapped by Def Leppard

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Once upon a time, Harrison Marcello and Zack Allen, two college friends, decided to start a band. And they declared that their band would be named Tempt. The band would not be a pop band, nor a screaming metal band, nor an alternative band, but a melodic hard rock band; catchy, guitar-driven songs with real… Read more »


Scott LaFlamme Talks Vsquared Guitar Systems and His Band Dreamkiller

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The NAMM Show is one of the most prominent spots for companies to introduce new products into the market and to solidify endorsements as they strive to release the “next big thing.” Many artists make appearances and do signings as well as demonstrations drawing in mass crowds of attendees, which is the preeminent allure of the… Read more »


WALKING PAPERS – Walking the Walk with Jefferson Angell

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Hailing from Seattle, supergroup Walking Papers is back with a new album.  The band was formed by Jefferson Angell (The Missionary Position, Post Stardom Depression) and features Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, Jane’s Addiction), Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season) and Benjamin Anderson (The Missionary Position).  The band formed in 2012 when they… Read more »


Interview with DAVID ELLEFSON of Megadeth, Metal Allegiance & Ellefson Coffee Co

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So many artists are finding ways to expand their careers beyond music. For bassist and coffee aficionado David Ellefson, coffee sounded like the perfect way to go. From Megadeth, Metal Allegiance, record label owner, music producer and now Ellefson Coffee Co. it is safe to say that there is nothing that Ellefson can’t do. During… Read more »


EMMA ANZAI of SICK PUPPIES – NAMM 2018

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Australian rock bassist Emma Anzai, who has climbed her way to eminence with her band Sick Puppies has become a substantial role model for female artists. When we interviewed the band in 2016, they were about to release their fifth studio album titled Fury which included their hit Stick To Your Guns, a song that reached the… Read more »


NAMM 2018 – Mike Portnoy, Cristina Scabbia, Daeg Faerch, Jimmy Wooten

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The 2018 NAMM (The National Association of Music Merchants) Show at the Anaheim Convention Center has successfully been added to the history books, drawing in hundreds of thousands of musicians, celebrities and industry-driven attendees excited to check out state-of-the-art innovative products from wall to wall vendors that satisfied every consumer’s musical taste and needs. Companies… Read more »


ELECTRIC RADIO KINGS – Under The Lights Fantastic

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Hailing from Las Vegas, Electric Radio Kings is an electrifying new band featuring ex-L.A. Guns guitarist Stacey Blades.  The music is not only modern and new, but it will resonate with rock music fans everywhere.  At the forefront of the band is singer Paul Christiana and Blades.  The duo has been working together since 2013. … Read more »