Interview with Lacuna Coil vocalist Cristina Scabbia

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Italian rockers Lacuna Coil are currently on Megadeth’s Gigantour in support of their latest album, Dark Adrenaline.  Their sixth full length release was produced by Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Bullet for My Valentine) in Milan and Los Angeles.  Their music has been described as alternative metal, heavy metal and even Gothic metal, but they have… Read more »


Public Enemies No. 1, 2, 3 & 4

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You’ve got to admire a rock star who uses the word “serendipitous” in conversation.  Of course, Dave Ellefson isn’t your average rock star.  He has a bachelor’s degree in business, is a published author and is studying to be an ordained minister in the Lutheran church.  Given that, chatting with him goes beyond the usual “let’s… Read more »


No Rest For The Rodents

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For a band that has been around for the better part of 30 years, has sold millions of records and toured the world over, Ratt still has the energy and enthusiasm of a band half their age.  Like the rats found in the streets of L.A. these guys are cunning, tenacious and hungry as ever! … Read more »


L.A. Guns Forever

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When you say “L.A. Guns” the first response is usually, “which one?”  The split of L.A. Guns is as well-documented as Tiger’s and Elin’s and fortunately none of the Guns had a set of golf clubs at their disposal.  The fact that two bands with the same name, in the same town can be confusing… Read more »


Pistol Whipping the Boys in Bang Tango

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Bang Tango has a long history with Screamer Magazine, dating back to the late 80’s and although Joe Leste’ (vocals) is the only original member of that group, his fellow band mates embody the spirit of the original band.  Scott LaFlamme (guitar), Lance Eric (bass) and Trent Anderson (drums) are all accomplished musicians and are… Read more »


Into the Knight With Chris Sanders

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Knight Fury is the brainchild of guitarist/songwriter, Chris Sanders who may be best known for his work with Lizzy Borden and Nadir D’Priest…until now.  Sanders assembled a cast of amazing players and friends to record Knight Fury’s debut album, Time To Rock, a back-to-the-roots metal album.  The players include William King on vocals, Dave Ellefson… Read more »


Out of the Fraying Pan Into the Fire

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Seether’s long road to success is one fraught with twists, turns, potholes, traffic jams and multiple car pile-ups.  That is if you consider personnel changes, canceled tours, delayed album releases and rehab detours.  With the success of the South African band’s new album, Holding Onto to Strings Better Left to Fray, Seether, Shaun Morgan (lead… Read more »


Michael Cartellone: Damn Renaissance Man

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What do Damn Yankees, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cher, Freddie Mercury, Accept, John Fogerty and Peter Frampton all have in common?  You guessed it, Michael Cartellone.  Cartellone is not just a drummer, he’s an extremely versatile drummer.  Perhaps best known for his work with the multi-platinum band Damn Yankees (Ted Nugent, Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades), he has… Read more »


Orillia: Small Town Dead

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Orillia is the Ontario home town of Canada’s Bleeker Ridge.  A place once quoted by the band’s singer, Taylor Perkins as “Somewhere you would go and watch a movie, leave and go break things!” Perkins, his brother Cole: guitar, Dan Steinke: guitar and his brother Dustin: drums are collectively Bleeker Ridge and that collectively, makes… Read more »


This Warrants A Second Look

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2011 proved to be a good year for veteran rockers Warrant.  With the release of their latest album, Rockaholic, their first on Frontiers Records, the band found themselves in high demand.  Tour dates with label mates Whitesnake as well as Cinderella and fellow Sunset Strip Kings Poison, had Warrant playing over 50 dates in support… Read more »


More Than Pressure and Time to Rival these Sons

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These L.A. boys are already showing they have what it takes to compete with the heavyweights. Having supported Judas Priest, who Singer Jay Buchanan describes as “Good, kind people” and Queensryche in the UK recently, they return to the land of the Metal Head, hoping to receive another warm welcome, (the Brits were gracious enough… Read more »


Vices and Virtues Determine the Art Of Dying

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It is a bitterly cold minus forty Celsius, snowy day in Edmonton, Alberta, but I am having a warm and friendly chat with Greg Bradley, Guitarist and founding member of Vancouver based rock outfit Art of Dying.  Lead Vocalist Jonny Hetherington will be joining me at a later date to give me a deeper insight… Read more »