Author: Colette Claire

DEICIDE’s Glen Benton: Darker and More Brutal Than Ever

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Death Metal icons Deicide, who released such infamous albums as Legion, Once Upon the Cross, Serpents of the Light, and their self-titled debut, were formed by drummer Steve Asheim in 1987. They were one of the bands, along with greats like Morbid Angel and Obituary that put Tampa, Florida on the map as a place for more… 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 »


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 »


WATAIN – Trident Wolf Eclipse

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Even if one is not familiar with Swedish Black Metal band Watain’s  music, they have probably heard rumors about their stage shows, which often feature decapitated goat heads on spikes, giant upside down crosses, fire, and generally satanic epicness. The rumors are true, the band is a force to be reckoned with live, but they… Read more »


CRADLE OF FILTH – Dani Filth on Victorian Ghosts, Nudity, & Heavy Metal in CRYPTORIANA

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Formed in England in 1991, Cradle Of Filth have solidified their place as one of the most popular extreme metal bands in history. The band generated an immediate underground buzz with their early demos and their debut album The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh in 1994, and subsequently released other seminal albums like Dusk…And Her… Read more »


SEVEN DAY SLEEP – A Home for Disgusting Fairies

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  Seven Day Sleep is an independent band based out of LA who recently Released their first EP A Home For Disgusting Fairies. The members of the band include Sofia Ruszczyk on Vocals, Can Temiz on Bass and synths, Okan Isik on Guitar, and new addition Jesse Farmer on Drums. The EP was produced and… Read more »


The Dramatic Fairytale of – SEVEN DAY SLEEP

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Seven Day Sleep is a very new band. However, this does not mean that they lack talent or professionalism. They bring something new to the table with an interesting blend of metalcore and gothic drama on their first release, an EP entitled A Home For Disgusting Fairies.  The members consist of Sofia Ruszczyk on Vocals,… Read more »


The Bizarre Life of Darin “Dangerous D” Malfi: Blood, Sweat & More Blood

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Anyone who has gone to a major rock festival or turned on a television recently has potentially been confronted by Darin “Dangerous D” Malfi and one of his deranged stunts. Malfi is a  professional sideshow performer, stuntman, and actor who currently owns and runs the largest traveling circus sideshow in the world, The Dangerous D… Read more »


ATREYU’s Jacobs & Miguel – Festivals, New Material & Their Hiatus

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On May 27 2017, Atreyu played at the Blackest of the Black Fest in Oak Canyon Park, Silverado, California. Oak Canyon Park is a sprawling 750-acre forested area in Orange County with mountains, a lake, plus fishing & camping. It was a sufficiently remote and creepy setting for the two-day long event that included sword… Read more »


BOBAFLEX – Bury ‘Em With Their Guns On

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It’s rare these days to find a decent band that plays really good straight up rock n’ roll, but Bobaflex is one of the rare exceptions to this rule. Originating in Mason, West Virginia, Bobaflex was formed back in 1998 by brothers Shaun and Martin McCoy, who both play guitar and share vocal duties.  The… Read more »


DOYLE – Doyle II: As We Die

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Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, from the legendary band the Misfits, is releasing the second album with his eponymous band Doyle. Doyle II: As We Die, is being released via EMP Label Group, the label of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. This is in conjunction with Doyle’s own Monsterman Records, which released the band’s first album… Read more »


DOYLE WOLFGANG VON FRANKENSTEIN – A Man of Few Words

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In case you weren’t aware, Misfit’s Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein also has an eponymous band called Doyle. Their music continues in the same vein as Von Frankenstein’s former project Gorgeous Frankenstein, pairing metal riffs with punk rock beats and covering horror themed subject matter such as death, monsters, and chicks. The music is admittedly… Read more »