Author: Colette Claire

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 »


NINE INCH NAILS – Not The Actual Events

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When a band has a long career, it is inevitable that fans will disagree on what constitutes the “real” signature sound of that group. There are certainly many different schools of thought when it comes to Nine Inch Nails (or NIN for short), the industrial-alternative rock band founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor. On one… Read more »


GWAR’s Matt Maguire Talks Comics, Crowdfunding and Carnage

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Those who are familiar with the twisted enterprise that is GWAR should also know about the “Slave Pit,” a team of artists and musicians that have helped GWAR be as evil as possible throughout the years. Matt Maguire is a well known member of this team who joined in 1993. He went on small tours… Read more »


Life of Agony’s ALAN ROBERT On Coloring Books, Comics, and Life of Agony’s Triumphant Return

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Those of us who were angry teenagers in the 1990’s probably fondly remember the band Life of Agony and their influential albums River Runs Red and Ugly. What some may not know is that its bassist and one of its founding members Alan Robert is also an accomplished comic book artist.  In the past few… Read more »


BLOODY HAMMERS – From the Cold Dark Mountains of Transylvania, North Carolina

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Anders Manga, best known for his solo darkwave/gothic dance music, formed the gothic doom band Blood Hammers in 2012. Now releasing their fourth album entitled A Lovely Sort of Death, their second album with Napalm Records, Bloody Hammers has clearly become more than just a side project for Manga. When he first created Bloody Hammers, Manga… Read more »


BLOODY HAMMERS – A Lovely Sort of Death

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Formed in 2012, the gothic doom band Bloody Hammers are surprisingly not from Europe, as many bands that adhere to a similar style are these days. However, they still have managed to hail from Transylvania County, North Carolina, which is in fact a real place. The band is the brainchild of Anders Manga, best known… Read more »


AL JOURGENSEN – Never A Dull Moment

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The always insane, never dull Al Jourgensen is back with a new project called Surgical Meth Machine. The album, which goes by same name, was released on April 15, 2016. Some may remember when we last checked in with Jourgensen, Ministry had just released From Beer to Eternity, as well as his autobiography The Lost… Read more »


VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE – The Rebirth

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Los Angeles rock act Vampires Everywhere have started a new era. Vocalist Michael Vampire has taken over. The band has recently made some major lineup changes and Vampire had this to say about it: “The band is just me. I got tired of arrogant, ungrateful, insane musicians using me up! I think you would have… Read more »