Interview with Dir en grey: Cultivated Chaos

Molten lava moods and deeply sinister orchestrations utterly slay the senses on Dir en grey’s latest release The Marrow Of A Bone. The five-piece from Japan whose name is composed of words from several languages have cultivated elements of chaos from Cradle Of Filth and At The Gates as …

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Interview with Circa Survive: What’s Going On

A few years ago, Circa Survive seemed to come out of nowhere. Suddenly, singer Anthony Green had left former band Saosin and began penning songs with friends in his hometown of Philadelphia. Then, a short time later, the band’s swirling, progressive debut, Juturna, appeared on Equal Vision and slowly …

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Interview with Neurosis: To The Wind

Three years after Neurosis released The Eye Of Every Storm, the album still leaves much to be digested. With its increase in atmospheric ambience over 2001’s A Sun That Never Sets, it was a nod toward the Bay Area band’s experimental side, a record that spread out wide …

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Interview with Heaven And Hell: They Say That Life’s A Carousel

Since it was announced late last year that the lineup of Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice would be touring under the moniker Heaven And Hell, there has been much fervor in the Black Sabbath camp. Not only has The Dio Years been released by Rhino, …

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Interview with Porcupine Tree: Filling In The Blanks

Centered around the 17-minute opus, “Anesthetize,” and structured to flow as a continuous piece of music, Fear Of A Blank Planet, the latest in a string of stellar albums from lush UK prog-metal stalwarts Porcupine Tree, is a recognizable departure from 2005’s Deadwing. You might think of it …

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Interview with Thrice: Sonnets, Alchemy And The Lash

Southern California quartet Thrice have zigzagged all over the map of musical styles in their nine year career, starting out as a post-hardcore hybrid in 1998 and landing most recently in atmospheric rock with 2004’s Vheissu. Through their forthcoming concept albums—yes, albums—four EPs structured on the four basic elements, …

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Interview with Linkin Park: Reanimation One Step Further: Reinvention

As a band whose music shows no reverence for the lines dividing genres, Linkin Park have not just blurred those lines, but have mercilessly annihilated them by merging rock, rap, alternative and metal and by incorporating industrial and classical sounds in their songs. They’ve been in the mainstream spotlight since …

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Interview with Lordi: The Arockalypse Is Upon Us

If the days of Arena Rock are over, then pyro enthusiasts Lordi are here to resurrect the past. Playing their monster mash with monster masks, Finland’s own costumed crusaders Lordi— vocalist Mr. Lordi, guitarist Amen, bassist Ox, drummer Kita and keyboardist Awa—took Europe by storm by winning the 2006 Eurovision …

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Interview with Hellyeah: Say It Loud

Hellyeah marks the return of Vinnie Paul—a legend who needs absolutely no introduction, but in case you’re not a rock fan and don’t know him, he was the drummer for one of the most influential metal bands of all time, Pantera. After his brother and longtime musical partner Dimebag Darrell …

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Interview with Type O Negative: The Everdying

Released just a scant two weeks ago, Type O Negative’s Dead Again marks the culmination of about four years of tumult, despair and emotional upheaval. So, needless to say, the band were right in their element.

“Quite a relief,” says vocalist/bassist Peter Steele on finally being able to get the …

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