Celebrating the release of their new record, Ma-IoN (Formulas of Reptilian Unification), Greek black metallers Acherontas are set to make their UK debut performance this Saturday.
- Impellitteri's New Video for "Empire Of Lies" available (Apr 20, 2015)
- VENOM's New Album Being Released Tomorrow On Vinyl For Record Store Day (Apr 17, 2015)
- HELLOWEEN: First Single “Battle’s Won” Out Now + Lyric-Video Available (Apr 17, 2015)
- Scott Ian Anthrax: Interview (Apr 17, 2015)
- Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza reveals details on what went down during audition at Dave Mustaine's San Diego studio, Taps producer Max Norman (Apr 17, 2015)
- Moonspell – Interview with Pedro Paixão (Apr 18, 2015)
- Goatwhore Interview with Sammy Duet (Apr 17, 2015)
- Karnivool Interview @Camden Roundhouse, London 28/03/15 (Apr 12, 2015)
- Ensiferum – Interview with Petri Lindroos (Apr 8, 2015)
- Vader Interview with James Stewart (Apr 5, 2015)
- Doom Over London @ The Dome and Boston Music Room, Tufnell Park (Apr 19, 2015)
- Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch and Mortals at Soundcontrol Manchester (Apr 18, 2015)
- Satyricon @ Scala, London, April 8th 2015 (Apr 17, 2015)
- Lordi @ Reading Sub 89, April 1, 2015 (Apr 15, 2015)
- Apocalyptica - Barts Pathology Museum, 31st March 2015 (Apr 15, 2015)
Incite @ The Garage Attic bar
Photography and Review by Mia Metall
This being my first ever trip North of the border to Scotland, I was all out of sorts (and lost) but thankfully a very cheerful hooded Richie Cavalera from INCITE, found me in the drizzly carpark and holding the door open, like a true gentleman, he guided me towards the Venue in the Attic up many, many stairs!
The night got off to a cracking start with me having the opportunity to Interview Richie and speak to him in depth about INCITE, touring and what it is like being a Cavalera, so stay tuned to Metal-Rules.com for the interview (once i have fixed the sound file on the video!)
Portrait: Interview with guitarist Christian Lindell
Questions – Ann Sulaiman
Sweden has turned out more than a few interesting names into the current heavy metal scene, such as RAM, In Solitude and, of course, Portrait.
While on the one hand, this could be taken as accessibility (since Scandinavia has churned out some iconic names – don’t deny it), on the other, it says something about the spirit of heavy metal being alive and well today.
Metal Rules caught up with Portrait, on the afternoon of their London show with Irish heavyweights Primordial, to talk spirituality, tour clashes and musical influences.
And find out who the hell Lily is.
Londoners, be prepared to be crushed and drowned in a sea of mythological sounds at The Black Heart, as The Great Old Ones are crossing over to England’s haunted shores for a very special date in Londinium on Saturday, March 21st.
Dust Bolt – Interview with Lenny Breuss
Words – Ann Sulaiman Photos – Graham Hilling
Dust Bolt are a promising young band, who bring the spirit of thrash metal back into the scene. It’s not every day that one gets to say this about a bunch of newcomers, and it’s not every day that this seems to come true. Thrash has seen the arrival of bands who are not only overhyped but unimpressive both on CD and live.
In the case of Dust Bolt, however, this is mercifully not true. Watching them live was one of the many pleasures of the Obituary show in London this year, and sitting down to interview frontman Lenny Breuss (and friend Bene) beforehand was a good insight into the minds of these young’uns. Come see what the conversation was like, only here on Metal-Rules.com!
Interview with Eastern Front
14th February, 2015
Interview by Jarod Lawley
They tore up the Garage a couple of hours later, but before the carnage unfolded, we sat down with a more melancholic Eastern Front for a catch up.
Interview with Mattias Lindeblad, author of Restaurant 2112
(Note all photos courtesy of Jonas Eklof)
Recently, In the Company of Serpents from Denver have exploded onto the doom scene, and they seem to be seeing more success at every turn. From the release of a crushing new album on tape and rare vinyl only to a West Coast tour, exposure in multiple online and print publications, and a mention in Decibel due to their inclusion on the Decibel Magazine Tour, they seem to be riding a wave that will ultimately crest in their being solidified as one of the defining bands for 2015. Recently, Metal-Rules was lucky enough to catch up with Grant Netzorg, vocalist and guitarist of the group, to talk about success, heavy music, and the amplification process.
Tell me about the process for creating the new record. How long did it take to write, and did you do most of the writing by jamming or coming together and sharing ideas? Read the rest of this entry »
This will be another trek that promotes the latest release of the band “Tibi Et Igni”, which was released worldwide by NUCLEAR BLAST – 5/30/15. The tour will take place in the second half of June 2015 and will cover mainly Russia and Belarus.
The last VADER’s invasion of these lands took place in 2012. Expect the songs from the new album in the set list, but you can be sure that band’s classics won’t be missed also!
Soon we will announce a detailed schedule with dates and cities that VADER is going to attack right before the festival season.
More information coming soon!
Interview with Mark Rudolph
Brazil is home to many amazing bands, whether you are into death or thrash or punk or hardcore or power metal, a fan will always find something interesting coming from Brazil. One great example from this influential scene, is the band Confronto from Rio de Janeiro. Taking influences from different genres of heavy metal and adding hardcore to their sound, the band has been gathering fans worldwide for the past 15 years. Their latest album, ”Imortal”, was released in South America a bit over 1 year ago, and had legendaries guests like João Gordo [Ratos de Porão], Carlos Lopes [Dorsal Atlântica] and many others, and now in March the album is getting its’ European release, where the band will be coming in September for a tour to promote this terrific album. I sat down with the very friendly lead singer Felipe Chehuan to talk about the band’s history, the Brazilian scene, tours, their plans and much more. Read the rest of this entry »
Upon exiting the ranks of Megadeth, the world eagerly awaited news as to what was next for Chris Broderick (guitars) and Shawn Drover (drums). The duo are now excited to announce their worldwide signing to Metal Blade Records for their new group ACT OF DEFIANCE, which is rounded out by Henry Derek (ex-Scar The Martyr) on vocals and Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall) on bass. They are currently recording their debut offering with world renowned producer Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall). Look for this album to be released sometime this summer. However, in the meantime, click of the link below for a sneak peek into a rough demo snippet of the track “Throwback.”