An Interview with Cannibal Corpse: Feeding Off The Fans

An Interview with Cannibal Corpse: Feeding Off The Fans

A 2014 statistic shows that there is an average of about 20.3 million cruise ship passengers a year. I know what you are thinking: What do cruise ships have to do with anything? And why are you even bringing in statistics on cruises in a piece about a metal band? Is there really some correlation? Well, not really. Except that a fraction of that average has been hopping on a cruise ship every year since 2011 to see some of their favorite metal acts perform live. The 70,000 Tons Of Metal festival has been gaining popularity amongst bands and fans since its inception. And on Jan. 22, about 3,000 metalheads boarded the “Liberty of the Seas” cruise ship in Florida to witness 60 of today’s top metal bands perform.

With the capacity and amount of stages and performers increased, the 2015 event was sure to kick off the year in a big way. Over the course of four days, these acts performed on four separate stages on the ship as they cruised throughout the Caribbean. …

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Work Hard And Stay Humble: Dropkick Murphys’ Knockout Formula – An Interview with Matt Kelly

Work Hard And Stay Humble: Dropkick Murphys’ Knockout Formula – An Interview with Matt Kelly

It is extremely hard to misconstrue the Celtic punk blue-collar clout and the literal political stance of the Dropkick Murphys, even if Wisconsin politicians seem to make the mistake twice over the last few years.

The Boston suburb Quincy-bred band have stuck true to their union hard-working roots since they began almost two decades ago as a four-piece, performing in Oi! and street punk basement gigs around their city.

In 2000 they found their signature sound as a seven-piece ensemble capable of playing incredible covers of anything from Bruce Springsteen to The Misfits, with the ability to reinvent old Dropkick classics live highlighting traditional Celtic instrumentation like mandolin, tin whistle and bagpipes.

Since then they never slowed down, touring tirelessly across the nation and globe, playing on average 80 shows a year since they released their Billboard No. 6 album, Going Out In Style, in 2011, according to setlist.fm.

Dropkick have remained a testament to the validity and magic of live music, giving audiences a taste of their authentic Beantown grit and Celtic flavor …

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An Interview with Behemoth: Leaders Of A Legion

An Interview with Behemoth: Leaders Of A Legion

Extreme metal band Behemoth have been busy on the road supporting their latest effort, The Satanist, since its release a year ago. Not only was the album an astounding success on many charts and top lists, but it meant something much more to the band. It was the first album since the band’s lead singer and guitarist Adam “Nergal” Darski recovered from leukemia. The band went through a lot in the months leading up to the record, which allowed them to seek solace in writing and their new music. This album, which also proved therapeutic for the group, is a collection of nine phenomenal tracks that showcase the band’s impressive talent.

Behemoth are currently on the road in promotion of The Satanist, participating in a co-headlining tour with their friends in Cannibal Corpse. Being on a tour in the U.S. leaves the band very little time to relax and hang out. They typically spend their time traveling, rehearsing, writing, and taking part in various interviews. These interviews can be for radio stations, television, …

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Oscar Winner Kevin Costner Reflects On Life, Career And His Latest Film, ‘Black Or White’

Oscar Winner Kevin Costner Reflects On Life, Career And His Latest Film, ‘Black Or White’

Kevin Michael Costner was born in Lynwood, California, on January 18, 1955. He began his career in independent films, gradually earning small parts in more established movies. His first major motion picture role was in the coming of age comedy, Fandango.

Throughout his career, Kevin has varied his choices with comedy, action and drama role. He has appeared in such popular box-office hits as No Way Out, Bull Durham, Field Of Dreams, The Bodyguard and Wyatt Earp. And his exceptional filmmaking abilities were showcased in Dances With Wolves, which he produced, directed and starred in, and which won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.

In addition to appearing in memorable roles in JFK, The Untouchables and Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, Kevin re-teamed with his Bull Durham director Ron Shelton for the hit feature Tin Cup. He also starred in Thirteen Days, successfully collaborating again with his No Way Out director Roger Donaldson. His other film credits include For Love Of The

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Shoreworld: The Shady Street Show Band – Old Time Jubilation In The Fast Lane Of Change

Shoreworld: The Shady Street Show Band – Old Time Jubilation In The Fast Lane Of Change

New Jersey music continues to progress at a brisk pace. The evolution of creativity is a journey that shuttles us through the travails of ardent and tumultuous times and introduces us to the good, the bad, and the ugly of popular culture and our own special brand of interactive response. From basements and garages, to soundstages and worldwide theaters, generations of shore talent have taken the shot to shine in their own way, creating wide platforms for bigger and better opportunities for future generations. These modern day troubadours take to the stage, studio and the open road in the name of leaving an updated East Coast legacy.

“Drive” is the keyword that is seeing more and more application in the music scene these days. Gone are the existence of “fair” bands or “so-so” musicians. Everyone I meet is at the top of their game today. Suited up and in the chute, they grasp their musical futures like a leather bridle on a 1,900-pound Brahman bull. There is no room for mediocrity or apathy in the …

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Gogol Bordello @ Terminal 5

Gogol Bordello

Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—Upon graduating from high school in the Ukraine in the late 1980s, Yevheniy Aleksandrovich Nikolayev-Simonov became active in Kiev’s burgeoning perestroika rock scene and started his musical career with the band Uksusnik (Vinegar Dispenser). The 1986 nuclear plant meltdown in Chernobyl changed the course of his life, however. His parents qualified as political refugees in 1990, and the family, descendants of Gypsies called the Servo Roma, began a seven-year trek through Poland, Hungary, Austria and Italy. He, his mother, his father and his cousin arrived in Vermont in 1992 as political refugees through a resettlement program. While in Vermont, …

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Billy Talent: Hits

Billy Talent

Hits

Warner Music Canada

Billy Talent have been a band for a little over 20 years now, however, the first 10 years were under a different name. Pezz, as they were originally known, were a punk outfit playing small shows around Toronto and Mississauga, Canada. After legal issues in 1999, they changed their name …

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