Slayer/Suicidal Tendencies/Exodus @ Wellmont Theater

(Photo by Robin Pullman)

MONTCLAIR, NJ—Thrash legends Slayer performed an aggressive set with some incredible support from Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ on Nov. 29, 2014. The thing that absolutely floored me the most was simply seeing Steve Zetro fronting Exodus for the first …

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X Japan @ Madison Square Garden

MANHATTAN, NY—Japanese rock and metal legends X Japan took the stage Oct. 11, 2014, at Madison Square Garden for a concert with a varied selection of music played during the night, such as some of the very fast metal that X Japan was famous for on their earlier recordings like …

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An Interview with Exodus: Collateral Damage

Steve “Zetro” Souza is the lead singer of Exodus and Hatriot from California. 2014 had two major releases for Zetro, including Exodus’ 10th studio album, Blood In, Blood Out, as well as Hatriot releasing their sophomore album, Dawn Of The New Centurion.

Exodus will be playing Nov. 26 …

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An Interview with At The Gates: Fighting The Head Of The Hydra

At The Gates are a death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, that formed in 1990. They have five albums to date, including this year’s At War With Reality. At War With Reality is available on Century Media Records, and has a deluxe CD issue including two bonus tracks, which …

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An Interview with X Japan: From The Tokyo Dome To Madison Square Garden

X Japan formed in 1982 and released their first full-length album in 1988 with Vanishing Visions. They put out five full-length albums over the course of their career which included 1989’s Blue Blood, 1991’s Jealousy, 1993’s Art Of Life, and their last full-length release in 1996, …

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Interview with Overkill: Another Day To Die

Overkill are a five-piece thrash metal band that have been around since 1980, and are one of the most important heavy metal bands in the Tri-State Area. They formed when two groups of musicians contacted each other through the classified section from a copy of The Aquarian Weekly. Their …

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An Interview with Shadowplay: Sandy Eyes

Shadowplay are a five-piece indie/hard rock band hailing from Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Two years ago, they released their debut album, Vision. They have toured nationwide a number of times and have opened up for major concerts in the thousands for musicians like Hoobastank, Lit and Alien Ant Farm …

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Interview with Rattlehead: Get In The Van

Rattlehead are a thrash metal band from Hollywood, California. Their most recent album is The Blackout Brigade, which was released last November. Rattlehead’s lineup currently consists of vocalist/guitarist Nick Baranov, guitarist Francis Ausley, bassist CJ “Shadow” Valtierra and drummer Hector “The Butcher” Llentillin.

Rattlehead will be playing Philly’s Finnigan’s …

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Drinking With Tankard: An Interview with Andreas “Gerre” Geremia and Frank Thorwarth

Tankard are a member of the famous 1980s “Big Teutonic Four” thrash metal bands from Germany. The band formed as Tankard in 1983 and released their first album, Zombie Attack, in 1986. Their core lineup of Andreas “Gerre” Geremia on vocals and Frank Thorwarth on bass has always been …

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Interview with Hatchet: Signals Of Infection

Hatchet are a four-piece thrash metal band from San Francisco, California, that formed in 2006. They have released two albums to date with Awaiting Evil in 2008 and Dawn Of The End in 2013, and after the tour for Awaiting Evil, singer/guitarist Julz Ramos had to completely rebuild his …

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