Music, Business & Life: An Intimate Conversation with DAVID ELLEFSON

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People outside the music industry think that being a music journalist is exciting and glamorous because we get to get to hear music before it is released to the general public, we receive invites to exclusive parties and events, and we have backstage passes to hang out with rock stars at concerts. Sounds cool, right?… Read more »


VOIVOD – Open Invitation to The Wake

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Since the early ‘80s Canada’s Voivod have cranked out 14 records that are strong in heavy prog, thrash and sci-fi storytelling.  They have cemented their spot as the Rod Serling of metal, introducing fans to strange and different music of the macabre and unexplained. The Wake is new music and the second recording with this… Read more »


NOTHING MORE’s Ben Anderson Talks Touring, Music & The Scorpion Tail

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Nothing More has been on the success train since the release of their fifth studio album The Stories We Tell Ourselves just over a year ago on September 15, 2017. Receiving three Grammy Award nominations this year for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album alongside The Foo Fighters and Avenged Sevenfold,… Read more »


AMARANTHE – Finding the Perfect Musical DNA

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Amaranthe started in 2008 with a different approach as a three-voiced metal band with pop, metalcore and rap influences establishing them as a unique breed from the beginning.  They’re often taken as a symphonic metal band with Elize Ryd supplying female vocals with Nils Molin and Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson supplying clean male vocals and growls… Read more »


SHIM MOORE – Talks Sick Puppies, Ego, Depression, New Album & More

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After splitting with Australian rock group Sick Puppies in 2014, singer and guitarist Shim Moore is finally releasing his first solo album self-titled Shim on September 14th.  This is the first music Moore has put out in four years and during the time in between, he faced some pretty dark times. It wasn’t until he… Read more »


BREAKING BENJAMIN’s Benjamin Burnley Talks Ember, Tour & Star Wars

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“There can’t be success without Failure!” This is a phrase that Benjamin Burnley, founder and lead singer of the Philadelphia-based rock band Breaking Benjamin says, often referring to the song Failure, one of their biggest hits from the 2015 album Dark Before Dawn. Since returning from a hiatus in 2015, Breaking Benjamin has been going… Read more »


EPICA – Attack the Titans

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Epica are known for creating intricate musical stories with lyrics tackling everything from philosophy to science.  They’ve forged a different, signature path crafting songs that go beyond the boundaries and limits of their symphonic genre.  Not content with the world of fantasy they’ve broken lyrical thresholds into the realms of philosophy, science and galaxy-wide ponderings…. Read more »


Lou Gramm Talks Music, FOREIGNER Reunion and Olivia Newton John?

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The year is 1978.  The leaders of Israel and Egypt meet and eventually arrive at an historic peace accord between the two nations.  Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John (more on her later) is tearing up the box office.  It is the year which saw three serving Popes.  Led Zeppelin had made their… Read more »


GEOFF TATE – 30 Years of Operation: Mindcrime

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Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime is currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of the landmark concept album.  Released on May 3, 1988 by progressive rock band Queensryche, this album is one of the most iconic concept albums in our lifetime, and for good reason.  It has stood up to the test of time and is still going… Read more »


LIKE A STORM – Skullduggery from the Catacombs

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Auckland hard rockers Like A Storm are preparing to unearth the secrets and mysteries of the Paris catacombs for the rock and metal world to see and hear.  Well, not really, but the New Zealanders did take a trip to France, underneath the majestic city.  It was a real life As Above, So Below, trip… Read more »


LIZZY BORDEN’s Midnight Things

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Lizzy Borden has been bringing his own style of heavy metal music to fans since 1983.  Along with his defining music, he is also known for his elaborate stage shows.  Screamer Magazine sat down with Borden to talk about the beginnings of his career to his latest album release, My Midnight Things.  Borden’s music and… 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 »