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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, Dahlia. In 1997,…

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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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Interview with Gypsyhawk: Revelry And Resilience

Gypsyhawk are a four-piece rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2008, and presently have two albums to their name. Their first release, Patience And Perseverance, was released in 2010 on the Creator-Destructor label, and their last record, Revelry And Resilience, came out in 2012 on Metal…

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An Interview with Chiodos: Chasing Away All Those Demons

Chiodos are a six-piece post-hardcore band hailing from Davison, Michigan. They formed in 2001, and released their first three albums—All’s Well That Ends Well, Bone Palace Ballet and Illuminaudiothrough Equal Vision Records. Just this April, they released their fourth album, Devil, through Razor & Tie. The original lineup of…

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An Interview with Silverbird: Dancing With The Spirits

Tim Barr is the lead singer/guitarist of the Williamsburg, NY-based indie rock band Silverbird. He has been in a number of groups including Recluse and Father And Son, in which he learned about the DIY nature of being a musician. Barr has also learned from seminal jazz musicians such…

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An Interview with Exmortus: Born To Battle

Exmortus are a Whittier, California-based death/thrash metal band that was formed in 2002. The group released the albums In Hatred’s Flame (2008) and Beyond The Fall Of Time (2011) through Heavy Artillery Records before signing to their present label, Prosthetic Records. They just released their third full-length album, Slave

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