HELIX Rocks “The Rock”

October 11th, 2009
by Celtic Bob

 

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Rocks "The Rock"

Aug 6th, 2009

Lewisporte, NL

Review by Celtic Bob and Lady M

Photos by Celtic Bob

 


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Lars Chriss of Lion’s Share

October 10th, 2009
by EvilG

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Lars Chriss of Lion’s Share


Interviewed by Alan Gilkeson

Since the release of DARK HOURS earlier this year, there’s been a slow and steady build up for Lion’s Share around the world. Recently inking a distribution deal in Russia and their video for ‘Judas Must Die’ appearing on ‘The Headbangers Ball’, the Swedish trio seem poised to bring their metal to the masses as word of their unique brand of US influenced Power Metal spreads across the world. Recently, founder and guitarist Lars Chriss answered some questions for Metal Rules.

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SATYRICON – Satyr

October 10th, 2009
by Robert Williams

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Satyr of Satyricon

Interview conducted by Robert Williams

Videography courtesy of Sandra Torres

Satyricon is presently in the midst of their second US tour of 2009; having previously been through the States this past January as a support act for Cradle of Filth and now headlining dates this fall in support of last years "The Age of Nero" album. Speaking with frontman Satyr about the current tour; it becomes evident that tensions abound due to poor promotion for the current trek. Nevertheless, the band delivers steadfast an intense career spanning set this night in San Antonio that featured two encore performances. As the show lets out; the skies in San Antonio have let loose a torrential down pour of rain and in the midst of all this; eager sharpie-wielding fans were delighted to find Satyricon drummer Frost ushered to a nearby table set up under the shelter of a tin roof, for him to meet and greet fans of the band. All of this immediately following his near two hour Olympian, drumkit-pummeling live assault. I caught up with Satyricon mainman Satyr and had the chance to talk to the man himself about "The Age of Nero" album, the bands headlining performance at Norway’s "Inferno Fest" black metal gathering, touring with Pantera and the offstage debauchery that surely followed, and of course…the idendity of the naked blonde chick from the "Mother North" video.

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Primal Fear – Sept. 13 2009, Foufounes Électriques, Montreal, Canada

October 9th, 2009
by EvilG

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Primal Fear

Sept. 13 2009, Foufounes Électriques, Montreal, Canada



Review by EvilG

Photos by  Steve Sanders

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(Note: I didn’t have a photo pass for this show, and I didn’t realize that the venue would just let us chumps take a camera inside to take pics…otherwise I would of taken my own. However, thanks to Steve who attended and graciously gave us permission to use these photos)

When Primal Fear announced that their only Canadian stop on this leg of their 2009 tour was Montreal, it was a no-brainer on whether we’d attend or not. Primal Fear have been one of my favorite bands for a long time so the anticipation and expectations to see them live was running extremely high. I had seen Primal Fear just one time before way back in 2001 on their NUCLEAR FIRE tour stop in NJ, USA which was (I think) their first time in North America.

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THUNDERSTONE – “Dirt Metal” record release gig at Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland on September 26th 2009

October 7th, 2009
by Luxi Lahtinen

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Live review + live pictures by Luxi Lahtinen

Thanks to Satu Häveri (Rock Models OY) for the additional commentary


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DREAM THEATER: Live at Helsinki, FINLAND September 23′th 2009

October 1st, 2009
by Marko Syrjala

 

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DREAM THEATER

23.09 2009

Live at Ice Hall, HELSINKI

FINLAND

American progressive metal masters Dream Theater arrived once again Finland to please its constantly crowing fan base. Although band has recently released new album BLACK CLOUDS AND SILVER LININGS this current tour was advertised under banner  Progressive Nation 2009.

REVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

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WHIPLASH – Tony Portaro & Joe Cangelosi

September 28th, 2009
by Luxi Lahtinen

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Interview with WHIPLASH´s Tony Portaro and Joe Cangelosi

Interview by Niko Karppinen

Live pictures by Arto Lehtinen

Transcription by Antaura Zed

About once in a lifetime you get an opportunity to meet one of your childhood heroes. When I heard that one of the thrash metal legends,Whiplash, was going to play at Jalometalli festival in Oulu in 2009, o’boy I became very excited!

As if that already wasn´t enough, I also got a relatively privileged chance to talk with the one and only original member of the band Tony Portaro and Joe Cangelosi (who replaced Joe Scaglione in 1986 when he temporarily joined the Slayer ranks) - just before their gig took place at the festival. So one can only think how such a larger-than-life opportunity meeting these fine 2 maetros of thrash was for an old-timer metalhead like me.

In case you might be eager to know a bit more about Whiplash´s latest activities – just like hearing a thing or two about their comeback album, titled UNBORN AGAIN (which is out and available now, carried by some of the biggest metal companies from Displeased to Nuclear Blast, etc.), what happened to the band some 10 years ago since they released their THRASHBACK album – amongst other things as well.

Made you curious about them already? Then be my guest and just keep reading on… ;o)


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Headbangers Open Air 2009

September 25th, 2009
by Arto Lehtinen

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Headbangers Open Air 2009

23th July – 25th July

By Herr Nabel

This years garden party had already sold out months before the July. The nearest camping ground to the festival area was already full when we arrived around 2 pm thursday afternoon. Also as there were probably more people at the festival than ever, all the services (espicially food stands) were way too crowded with customers. Speaking of the stage area, I did not want to see some bands I don’t know so well because there were just too many people blocking views and movement. Funnily, few of our camping neighbours probably did not even want to see any bands. Damn caravaners! Maybe all this because Wacken is next weekend just around the corner?

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Stratovarius with Pagan’s Mind – Sept. 18, 2009 – Toronto, Canada

September 24th, 2009
by EvilG

 

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Local openers – Borealis, Lords of Hera

Sept. 18th, 2009 @ The Opera House

Toronto, Canada

Review and pics by EvilG

It’s not often you get to see one of your favorite bands for the FIRST time. Such was the case with my trip to see Stratovarius in Toronto.

Before we dive into the review, a note about the format… As you may notice, the pics, while passable, are not incredible like the ones you’ll find in most of our other live reviews. This is because I do not usually photograph live shows since I live in the wastelands where no bands visit and as such have no real experience taking live photos. As well, even though I did have a photo pass, there was no special front of stage area to get up close to try for awesome shots.

Lastly, this review will not only cover the performances but will review the experience and treatment that we received as VIP ticket holders.

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Shawn Drover of MEGADETH

September 23rd, 2009
by EvilG

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Shawn Drover of MEGADETH

Interview by EvilG

All live photos by Lord of The Wasteland except

the below photo from Shawn’s MySpace page.

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Shawn Drover isn’t the usual mouthpiece for Megadeth as we’ve all read/see countless interviews with the legend himself, Dave Mustaine. So when given the opportunity to speak with Shawn, I was interested to hear his story on Megadeth, the line-up changes (especially surrounding the departure of his brother Glen from Megadeth), and the status of his previous band Eidolon which is currently on hiatus…read on!

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Jorn Lande with Vindictiv on Spirit Black Scandinavian Tour 2009 at Kulturbolaget Malmoe, Sweden

September 22nd, 2009
by Anders Sandvall

 

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Jorn Lande – headline act

Spirit Black Scandinavian Tour 2009

Vindictiv – support act

Kulturbolaget

Malmoe

Sweden

12/9 – 2009

 

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

 

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Innocent Rosie – drummer Benjamin Boräng

September 18th, 2009
by Anders Sandvall

 

Now it is time to have a talk with Swedish glam/sleaze rockers Innocent Rosie who have recently received a lot of attention recently for their ass kicking debut release BAD HABIT ROMANCE. I had the pleasure to talk to the drummer in the band Benjamin Boräng. The band has been out on tour for most part of 2009 and if you have the chance to see them live then do it. I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.

 

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall


Thanks to Micke at SwedMetal Records for setting up this interview.

Thanks to Hybrid Foto for providing promo pictures of the band. The photos are taken from the band MySpace page.

 

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The Fading – bass player Elad Manor

September 18th, 2009
by Anders Sandvall

 

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I hooked up with the bass player Elad Manor of the Israeli melodic death/thrash act The Fading to have a chat with him about the band, the past and the future. The band have recently released their amazing debut IN SIN WE’LL FIND SALVATION. It is not everyday we have a chance to hear or read about music from Israel so take a closer look on both the band and their music.


 

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall


Thanks to Bjorn at CMM Gmbh for setting up this interview.

Thanks to CMM Gmbh for providing promo pictures of the band.

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ATHEIST – Kelly Shaefer & Steve Flynn

September 17th, 2009
by Luxi Lahtinen

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Interview with ATHEIST´s Kelly Shaefer and Steve Flynn

Interview and live pictures by Luxi Lahtinen

Thanks to Andy Osborn for the transcription


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The Floridian jazz-tinged tech-deathsters Atheist, disbanded in 1994, but 12 years later, decided to resurrect the band back from the dead. Since then lots of things have happened for the band. Atheist signed to the French Season of Mist label (as well as Gnostic, featuring three members from the Atheist camp). Then they hired a young, but very talented rookie named Jonathan Thompson to play the second guitar in the band, and have done quite a lot of an intensive touring for the last couple of years – playing at as many festivals as possible, added with some well selected clubs gigs as well.

On August 15th 2009, Atheist finally hit the Finnish soil for the very first time during their whole history, performing an exclusive show at Jalometalli festival in Oulu, which many consider a true mecca for the Finnish metal. Just 2 hours before the show, I managed to hook up with both Atheist frontman Kelly Shaefer and skin basher Steve Flynn, who both shedded some light on what´s going on in the Atheist camp at the moment – telling when people can expect a new album from them and so on.

So guys, to get started…


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MetalCamp 2009 – Tolmin, Slovenia, 02/07/2009 – 08/07/2009

September 17th, 2009
by Hanntu

Metal Camp 2009

Tolmin, Slovenia

2 July – 8 July 2009

All live pics by HannTu and Arto Lehtinen

Other pics by HannTu, Arto Lehtinen and Trease

Reviews by HannTu, Trease, Arto Lehtinen and Terry Douglas

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For the first time ever, Metal-Rules brings you coverage of the one and only true metal holiday in the world: Metal Camp in Slovenia. Be warned, there’s pages and pages of reviews, press conferences and especially tons of high quality pictures ahead; but what can you expect from a week long festival of sheer awesomeness? Read on, if you dare…



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