The Black Saints – Milwaukee’s Finest

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Since the late 1990s Wisconsin has had an upsurge in heavy and extreme metal bands, which has continued through to 2012 where we find Milwaukee’s Black Saints, a formidable mix of hot dirty rock, ready to take on America and abroad.  They’ve only been together since 2009 but lead vocalist Drew H., guitarists, Blackie Bishop,… Read more »


Get a Slice of this Femme Fatale

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When the question is;  Who is Superman?  The answer is obviously Clark Kent. So, when the question is;  Who is Superwoman?  The answer must be Lorraine Lewis. OK, so our Femme Fatale front woman cannot fly, but she looks good in underwear, under or over her clothes and her hair is a lot nicer than… Read more »


Interview with Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick

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In 1983, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson formed Megadeth in Los Angeles.  They reached international fame in the 1980’s and are ranked as one of the “Big Four” metal/thrash bands that also include Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax. The band has released several platinum and gold albums over the years, including their landmark albums Rust in… Read more »


Underride Breaks New Ground

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Seattle-based hard rock band Underride have a sound that’s all their own, and vocalist Rev recently said in an interview this past December, “Our music is something new, fun and it’s not depressing.  It’s an anti-Seattle sound.”  The band is currently on a U.S. tour with Rains.  In a recent in-person interview, drummer Jeremy Schulz… Read more »


Rains Independent Storytellers

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Rains is a talented rock band formed in a small town in Indiana twelve years ago.  Vocalist Jeff Rains has faced many challenges along the way, but has persevered through his talent and hard work.  The hard work has certainly paid off as their debut album, Stories, is receiving rave reviews.  Their hit song, Look In My… Read more »


I Want It All………Before The Curtain

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If you believe in the luck of the Irish, then you will almost certainly agree that Adam Haggarty, singer, guitarist and primary writer with Peterborough, Ontario band, Before The Curtain, has probably got a gaggle of Leprechauns hidden in his pants and his GPS has given him the location for the pot of gold at… Read more »


Australian Rock Music Is More Than A Four-Letter Word.

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Ask the average American music fan what they know about rock bands from Australia, and, chances are, they’ll shoot a four-letter word back at you: AC/DC.  Well, there’s a rising force in music from down under, and you will need considerably more vowels and consonants to identify this band: Monks of Mellonwah. It’s Wednesday, February… Read more »


Playing Russian Roulette with Last Bullet

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An impromptu checklist was required before this article could be completed High Energy Sex Ripping Guitar Leather Beer Inflated sense of self importance Well, the first five can be checked off.  But the ego maniacs can keep the latter.  Bryan Fontez, singer/songwriter with Last Bullet, is definitely not that guy. Now, imagine if you will,… Read more »


He Ain’t No M.O.B.ster

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Leatherwolf frontman, Michael Olivieri has a new project, aptly titled M.O.B. (Michael Olivieri Band). But if you’re looking for Leatherwolf, you’re howling up the wrong tree. M.O.B.’s self-titled album is a hickory smoked blend of rock, pop and Southern rock, complete with slide guitar and harmonica. Olivieri explains this music is heartfelt and is very… Read more »


Exclusive interview with Fishbone bassist Norwood Fisher

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It isn’t often that a band breaks onto the music scene and sets the world on fire.  In 1979, Los Angeles musical pioneers Fishbone did just that.  Their music is a mixture of punk, hard rock, funk and soul, and they have been influencing younger bands for over twenty-five years.  Many bands of today have… Read more »


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 »