Interview with John Campbell from Lamb Of God: Heavy Decisions

There are few metal bands these days that aren’t looking up at Lamb Of God. The Richmond, VA-based band that long branded their style as “Pure American Metal” hasn’t lost a step in an increasingly competitive scene; they remain on top thanks to a stream of great albums and relentless …

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Interview with Joel Cummins from Umphrey’s McGee: Stereo Virtues

If Dave Matthews Band and Dream Theater had a child, they would have named it Umphrey’s McGee. If Iron Maiden started jamming with Frank Zappa, the result might very well have been Umphrey’s McGee. If Radiohead was bitten by a radioactive King Crimson, they would have donned masks and jammed …

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The Top 10 Albums Of 2011, According To ‘The Aquarian Weekly’ Writers

JJ Koczan

1. YOB/Atma/Profound Lore

2. Lo-Pan/Salvador/Small Stone

3. Sungrazer/Mirador/Elektrohasch

4. Graveyard/Hisingen Blues/Nuclear Blast

5. Red Fang/Murder The Mountains/Relapse

6. Grayceon/All We Destroy/Profound Lore

7. Mars Red Sky/Mars Red Sky/Emergence

8. Hull/Beyond The Lightless Sky

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Interview with Rafa Martinez from Black Cobra: The Edge Of The Earth

In a genre most often characterized by sparse, down-tempo orchestrations, San Francisco-based doom metal two-piece Black Cobra channel the gods of the riff with thrash-paced incantations of detuned, hardcore-affected anguish. Theirs is a sound of thorough desolation, and their most recent studio album, Invernal, their third full-length, is undoubtedly …

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Interview with Amos Williams from TesseracT: One Love

With their inimitable brand of funky, dynamic and chaotic progressive metal, TesseracT are in the midst of setting themselves apart from their ‘djent’ contemporaries. The U.K.’s answer to Washington, D.C.-based trendsetters Periphery, the band insists on uniting soul and emotion with a polyrhythmic approach to all that is heavy.


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Interview with Bill Kelliher from Mastodon: Natural Selection

Long before their rise from underground acclaim to near-mainstream stardom since leaving Relapse Records in favor of Warner Bros. in 2006, Grammy-nominated Atlanta, GA-based progressive sludge metal road dogs Mastodon have built up and obliterated niche after cozy niche.

With their final Relapse release, 2004’s nautical thrash milestone Leviathan, …

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Interview with Jon Anderson: Opening Up

There may be no band more important to the development of modern, virtuosic progressive music than Yes. And, to that end, there is no person more important to the development of that band than their legendary (now former) singer and visionary Jon Anderson.

After being kicked to the curb in …

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Interview with John Petrucci from Dream Theater: Dramatic Changes

Dream Theater have made a career out of capturing the imaginations of musicians for over 25 years. The band’s unflinching devotion to virtuosity and writing behemoth progressive metal albums continues to inspire passion for intricate music in new generations of fans.

Never was that passion more evident than last September …

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Interview with Casey Crescenzo from The Dear Hunter: Art Imitates Life

Being asked to leave his former band after two years of touring and making music left then 22-year-old Dear Hunter mastermind Casey Crescenzo jaded, scorned and wondering what he should do next. He could never abandon music altogether, but after all the work he put into The Receiving End Of …

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Interview with Devin Townsend: Connecting To Infinity

Making his name as the unpredictable and wild mastermind behind Strapping Young Lad and the goofball behind Ziltoid The Omniscient, Devin Townsend is one of the world’s most gifted composers and stunning vocalists.

As prolific as anyone, Devin had released four albums in the last two years and, as …

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