An Interview with Michael Schenker: Bridging The Gap

Most of you are familiar with the legendary rock band the Scorpions. In 1979, they released Lovedrive with lead guitarist Michael Schenker, bassist Francis Buchholz, and drummer Herman Rarebell. The trio parted ways until recently. Now, the three musicians are back and perhaps better than ever in Schenker’s latest project, …

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Julius Seizure: Trials

Julius Seizure are a local metal band, hailing from Clifton, NJ. In August 2013, they released their EP, Trials, with vocalist Charlie Corletta. The band follows a DIY approach, being heavily involved in all aspects of their music, including the recording of this EP. The album begins with a …

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An Interview with The Sword: Keeping It Fresh

Music is a wonderful thing, and we all have our own ways of accessing it. For some, it is on their commute to work or school, and for others, it is in movies, television and even video games. I first listened to The Sword at a friend’s house while he …

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Spindrift: Ghost Of The West

Spindrift is a collection of psychedelic rock artists from bands like The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Warlocks and Psychic TV. Fronted by Kirpatrick Thomas, the group hit the road in 2012 as a part of their Ghost Town tour, where they visited more than 20 of America’s Western ghost towns. …

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Yellowcard @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—On Monday, Sept. 9, Yellowcard kicked off their two-night stay at Irving Plaza in NYC. As I got to the venue located near Union Square, I was greeted by Yellowcard fans while they formed a line from the venue that reached the end of the block. These die-hard fanatics …

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Interview with Huntress: Staying Humble

2013 has been a remarkable year for up-and-coming metal act Huntress. After forming in 2009, the band released their sophomore effort, Starbound Beast, this June. Huntress have been touring relentlessly after wrapping up their tour with Danzig and participating in the Mayhem Festival. The group is set to hit …

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Interview with Anciients: Writing Their Own History

Every year, we are introduced to new acts, new albums. After previously releasing a two-track EP, Vancouver’s Anciients released their debut full-length in April. Whether you want to call this band progressive, stoner rock or doom metal, one thing is for certain: They’re heavy. Their debut album was well received …

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Black Label Society: Unblackened

Unblackened was recorded earlier this year at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia. This two-disc compilation includes 23 songs, an interview with Zakk Wylde, and other Black Label Society bonus content. Wylde is accompanied by Chad Szeliga on drums, Nick Catanese on guitar, John DeServio on bass/vocals and Derek Sherinian on keyboards/piano. …

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Interview with Johannes Persson from Cult Of Luna: Passing Through

We all had dreams when we were 19; ideas we hoped to follow through with. Johannes Persson’s dream was to make music for a living. He started the post-metal band Cult Of Luna in 1998. Now 34, he has a long and impressive list of accomplishments to look back on …

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Blackfield: Blackfield IV

Blackfield IV is the fourth studio album by Aviv Geffen and Steven Wilson. The two formed Blackfield in 2000 after Wilson’s band Porcupine Tree performed with Geffen in Israel. This album contains 11 tracks with a run time just over 30 minutes. Members of Suede, Mercury Rev and Anathema all …

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