An Interview With Night Riots: Something Personal

Night Riots are an on the rise alt-rock band hailing from a small town in Southern California. The bandmates—Travis Hawley, Nick Fotinakes, Matt DePauw, Rico Rodriguez, and Mikel van Kranenburg—started playing together in their garages while they were still in high school and are currently touring all over the United …

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An Interview With Sully Erna: Marching To The Beat Of His Own Drum

Godsmack frontman Sully Erna is back at it again, this time on the solo circuit.

A four-time Grammy nominee and three-time Billboard chart-topper with Godsmack, Erna is fresh off the heels of his second solo album, Hometown Life, a follow-up to one of the best releases 2010 had to …

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An Interview With Death From Above 1979: Reappearing Act

I’m watching a night football game, and thinking about how Sebastien Grainger (drummer of Death From Above 1975) commented on our tribal sports culture, to me. Then this commercial comes on, and it’s like… a group of guys chugging beer cans, spraying it all over each other, and spitting on …

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Screaming Females Won’t Work For Red Bull: An Interview With Screaming Females

This chat with New Brunswick-based indie-rock trio Screaming Females took place after their first tour of Australia, during the New Alternative Music Festival organized in Asbury Park by their Don Giovanni record label, before a cross-country tour with Philadelphia-based label mate Moor Mother. Upcoming shows include Nov. 5 at Villain …

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An Interview With The Devil Wears Prada: Existence Precedes Essence

When I reach lead singer Mike Hranica at his home in Chicago, we are 18 days out from kick-off for The Devil Wears Prada’s two-leg Rise Up Tour, co-headlined by Memphis May Fire with support from Like Moths To Flames, post-hardcore band Silverstein jumping on for a couple of the …

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An Interview with Touché Amore: Softer Spoken

California post-hardcore outlet, Touché Amore, returns with Stage Four, the band’s first proper full-length since releasing the existentially driven, Is Survived By, back in 2013. Not only does the record’s title alone carry a lot of significance as their fourth studio album, but Stage Four is also a …

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An Interview With Sum 41: Crystal Clear

In 1996, a Canadian band called Kaspir was born. 20 years later, we know this international punk quintet as Sum 41. Throughout the two decades, the remaining founding member, Deryck Whibley, has seen plenty of bandmates come and go—all of whom helped mold the band into what it is today. …

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An Interview With Senses Fail: Attaining Nirvana

James “Buddy” Nielsen is the sole remaining band member of the 2002 New Jersey band, Senses Fail. Currently, Nielsen (lead vocals), Zack Roach (lead guitar, vocals), Matt Smith (rhythm guitar, vocals), Gavin Caswell (bass), and Chris Hornbrook (drums) are keeping this hardcore punk band alive—and doing a pretty excellent job …

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We’re Not Afraid: An Interview With Set It Off

Through lineup changes, experimenting with musical elements and personal plights, Set It Off has always been the band to look on the bright side. So it only makes sense that the pop rock quartet—vocalist Cody Carson, lead guitarist Dan Clermont, rhythm guitarist Zach DeWall, and drummer Maxx Danziger—channel that energy …

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An Interview With The Dillinger Escape Plan: Calculating Infinity

With a monstrous career that lasted for almost two decades, The Dillinger Escape Plan was a group that boldly persevered without any rules to abide by. Raising the bar with their pure intensity, the band received countless notoriety throughout their career, mostly for their energetic feats and unpredictable live performances.…

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