Interview with John DeServio of Cycle Of Pain

“We were like 14 years old, 15 years old in high school, just loving music and playing Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, Metallica, old Scorpions, and shit like that. It’s really amazing that I actually did get it from the basement to stage. It’s pretty insane,” Gratefully proclaims John DeServio, …

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Interview with Rob Moshetti and Tim McMurtrie of Full Scale Riot

“Curiosity will pique their interest, and then we just gotta do the rest,” vocalist and lead shedder Rob Moschetti says to his rhythm guitarist and founding member of Full Scale Riot, Tim McMurtrie. Tim nonchalantly agrees, “We just gotta kick them in teeth.” Rob has been in bands like M.O.D, …

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Interview with Papa Roach: The Creative Struggle

Over the last decade, Papa Roach have demonstrated their true staying power in rock and roll. “Last Resort” from their first record, Infest, was lightning in a bottle, and usually bands with that rapid kind of rise fade away just as fast. That’s not the case for vocalist Jacoby …

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Interview with Jimmy Whip: Crack That Whip

Jimmy Whip is New Jersey’s neo-classical guitar hero, bringing his own crunching brand of metal and hard rock back to its purest roots. With his namesake, The Jimmy Whip Project, this axe man and vocalist reflects the vibes of forerunners like Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, Motorhead and Todd Rundgren, the …

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Interview with Slipknot: Tightening The Noose

Under the magnifying glass, any art form can be considered an essence, or even indelible fingerprint left behind by the soul of its creator. Upon speaking to M. Shwan Crahan or Clown of Slipknot you’ll find that the percussionist completely embodies that principle. He is unpredictable, unapologetic, cerebral, raw and …

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Interview with The Sword: The Way The Cookie Crumbles

Austin’s The Sword have achieved the impossible in a very short span of time. With only two records to their credit [and a live EP, Freya] the quartet has been deemed the second coming of metal’s forefathers, Black Sabbath, and they’re currently on tour with metal’s long reigning kings, …

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Interview with John 5: Requiem From A Dream

Born John Lowery, the Grosse Point, Michigan, native was dubbed John 5 upon meeting Marilyn Manson. To say that this guitarist has worked with everyone is a gross understatement. He currently resides in Rob Zombie’s camp, while moonlighting with everyone from Filter to Rob Halford to Lynyrd Skynyrd. Aside from …

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Interview with Mudvayne: Checkmate

On their fifth release, vocalist Chad Gray, guitarist Greg Tribbett, bassist Ryan Martinie and drummer Matt McDonough have outshined themselves. Mudvayne’s intensity on The New Game is steeped in venomous rhythms, trance-inducing melodies, clearly defined riffs, and lyrics that readily speak to and awaken the mind’s eye. “A New Game” …

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Interview with Staind: The Illusion Of Progress

Vocalist/guitarist Aaron Lewis, guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist Johnny April and drummer Jon Wysocki of New England, collectively known as Staind, began to make waves with their first CD, Dysfunction. By 2001 when Break The Cycle came out, they caught on like a house on fire, and they went from …

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Interview with Judas Priest: The Rolls-Royce Of Heavy Metal

“I am in England, I just got back from rehearsal. We are working everyday putting the set list together before the world tour starts in a couple of weeks time,” stated esteemed frontman Rob Halford, of Judas Priest, a few months ago, while also in the midst of a maelstrom …

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