Archive for January, 2010

Epica, Threat Signal & Blackguard – Worcester MA

Dutch symphonic metal heavyweights Epica brought their formidable musical talents to the fore along with some great supporting acts for this sold-out show.

Devildriver, Behemoth, Suffocation, Goatwhore, Thy Will Be Done, Septic Flesh and Lightning Swords of Death

When metal tours collide… it’s a kick ass night of music. (BOUND BY THE ROAD – EVANGELIA AMERIKA US tours)

Crash Kings Interview

The Crash Kings are creating a buzz with their unique style and sound. This three piece band has been described as Bens Fold Five meets The White Stripes. One thing that sets the Crash Kings apart from the rest is that they are using a Clavinet in place of the traditional guitar to create a rock sound.

Crash Kings, Paper Tongues, Violent Soho, Mandate of Heaven – Syracuse, NY

Jan 27, 2010 – By Nadine Swiger

The Crash Kings, Paper Tongues and Violent Soho played in Syracuse on January 27, 2010 as part of the central NY radio station, KRock’s first “low-dough show.” The station kicked off the new year by sponsoring the show and selling tickets for only $5.
Syracuse’s Mandate of Heaven kicked off [...]

Arch Enemy, Exodus, Arsis, Mutiny Within – The Palladium

Jan 2010 – Review by Brian Cross – Photos By Diana Guay

Arch Enemy’s “Tyrants of Evil” tour hit the Worcester Palladium on January 23, 2010, and though the weather was freezing, metal fans weren’t left out in the cold. New Jersey-based metalcore act Mutiny Within kicked off the night, using their potent brew of [...]

Epica Interview

Jan 2010 by Brian Cross

Before Epica’s sold-out show at the Worcester Palladium on January 30, 2010, we had the chance to sit down with band founder and guitarist Mark Jansen to talk about the financial pressures of touring the US, the new album “Design Your Universe,” and what inspires Epica’s music.

MPJ – You’re in the [...]

Threat Signal Interview

January 2010 By:  Brian Cross

Following their set opening for Epica at a sold-out show at the Worcester Palladium on January 30, 2010, we were able to talk with Threat Signal guitarist Adam Weber, bassist Pat Kavanagh, and vocalist Jon Howard to hear about their current album “Vigilance,” touring with Epica and Blackguard, and strange [...]

Shinedown, Puddle Of Mudd, Skillet, Like A Storm – Albany NY

Jan 22, 2010 – Review by Elle Tourjman – Photos By Nadine Swiger
Kicking off days 2 of “The Sound of Madness” Tour, Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd, Skillet and Like A Storm gave us a superb night of Rock N’ Roll at The Washington Ave Armory in downtown Albany, NY.
First band to play was Like [...]

Older Interviews:

2008 – 2005

HELLYEAH – Tom Maxwell (Guitarist)
10 YEARS – Jesse (Vocalist)
MUDVAYNE – Matt McDough (Drummer)
THE GATHERING – Frank (Keyboardist)
TRIVIUM – Paolo Gregoletto (Bassist)
BEHEMOTH – Nergal (Vocalist)
ANTHRAX – Joey Belladonna (Vocalist)
BYZANTINE – OJ & Skip
ILL NINO – Laz (Bassist)
BLOODSIMPLE – Tim Willimas (Vocalist)
30 SECONDS TO MARS – Shannon Leto & Matt Wachter
DOPE – Edsel, Brix & [...]

Older Interviews:

VIDEO INTERVIEWS (2009-2008):

BEHEMOTH:: Nergal (Vocalist)
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE:: Michael “Moose” Thomas (Drummer)
TANTRIC:: Hugo Ferreira (Vocalist)
SALIVA:: Josey Scott (Vocalist)
BOY HITS CAR:: CRegg Rondell (Vocalist)
DRAGONFORCE:: Herman Li (Guitarist)
DAATH:: Eyal (Guitarist)
FRAMING HANLEY:: Nixon (Vocalist)
THE INFINITE STAIRCASE:: Lenny, Jeff and Paris
BLACK WATER RISING:: Whole Band
IN THIS MOMENT:: Maria & Chris (Vocals/Guitar)
DISTURBED:: Dan Donegon (Guitarist)
SEVENDUST:: Morgan Rose (Drummer)
SKINDRED:: Benji Webbe [...]