Author: Colette Claire

THE STRUTS- A Mad Train That Never Stops

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“Don’t wanna live as an untold story… Wrapped in your regret/ What a waste of blood and sweat… I wanna live better days/Never look back and say/Could have been me!” These are lyrics famously sung by The Struts’ lead vocalist Luke Spiller on their 2014 breakout hit Could Have Been Me from their debut studio… Read more »


The Unstoppable TOM KEIFER

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Former Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer refuses to be kept down. He has battled lawsuits and vocal paralysis to come back strong with his second solo album Rise, which came out on September 13 via Cleopatra Records. Keifer was discovered by the likes of both Gene Simmons of KISS and Jon Bon Jovi and became the driving… Read more »


Motörhead 1979 Release Party at the Rainbow Bar & Grill

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If the spirit of Lemmy Kilmister, otherwise known as God if you believe the film Airheads, were to haunt a location, it would definitely be the Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. Renamed Lemmy’s Lounge after his passing and adorned with a statue of the heavy metal legend, one can… Read more »


Interview with FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE’s Francesco Paoli – Spitting Venom

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE’s Francesco Paoli – Spitting Venom on New Album Veleno in his Rightful Place as Frontman Formed in 2007 in Perugia, Italy by multi-instrumentalist  Francesco Paoli, bassist Paolo Rossi, and guitarist Cristiano Trionfera, Fleshgod Apocalypse quickly made waves with their first demo Promo ‘07, which attracted the attention of Dutch indie Neurotic Records.  (Paoli… Read more »


Zebrahead & Death by Stereo’s Dan Palmer: Self-Proclaimed Brain Invader

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Zebrahead was formed in 1996 in Orange County, California, a place that is famous for spawning many bands that were a part of the post-punk/ska explosion of the 1990’s, although Zebrahead found themselves leaning more toward hip-hop than the local trend of ska-punk upon their formation. Their first EP Yellow  was released in May 1998… Read more »


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 »