Destinity Vocalist Mick

December 17th, 2008
by Anders Sandvall

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Here is an interview with the band Destinity from France who have just released their latest CD called THE INSIDE. I had the pleasure to talk to the lead singer Mick who took the time to answer my questions.

 


Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall


Transcript by: Ulrika Henriksson


Thanks to Arne at Lifeforce Records for setting up this interview

Thanks to Lifeforce Records for the promo pictures of the band

 

 

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Flaming Tusk

December 16th, 2008
by Hanntu

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I spoke via email with the members of Flaming Tusk, a metal band from Astoria, New York on their new EP, ABIGAIL, available to download on their myspace site. I had reviewed ABIGAIL and found it a refreshing listen, and when talking to the members of the band, it is clear that they do love their metal and are not short on confidence in the potential of Flaming Tusk. Read on for a quirky and articulate take on themselves and metal in general…


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MASTER – Paul Speckmann

December 15th, 2008
by Luxi Lahtinen

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Paul Speckmann – The mastermind behind Death Strike, Master, Abomination, etc.

Interview by Luxi Lahtinen


Paul Speckmann is one of those incarnations of everything heavy, brutal and metal that many have considered as a true inspirations and influence when starting their own band. Paul is mainly known for his bands Death Strike, Abomination and especially Master. He has received a lot of credit from musicians around the globe,from such bands as Terrorizer, Napalm Death, Obituary, Entombed, etc., for being a huge influence for all these bands back in the day. His impact on the whole death metal scene is unquestionable.

Having recorded 9 studio albums with Master in his career so far, the band´s latest album, SLAVES TO SOCIETY, contains 11 songs of classic Master material. Paul´s well distinctive, death grunts are one of the trademarks of Master´s sound – so is the fast, uncompromising, heavy and to-the-point approach style, which is actually easy to love. It even could sincerely be said that Master is like a rolling stone that just never becomes covered with moss. It has only gotten better over the years, which SLAVES TO SOCIETY so clearly proves for being a real nutt-kicking effort from them.

In talking with one of the true icons of the death metal, Paul was very keen on telling us about his latest ´baby´ SLAVES TO SOCIETY, his move from his birthplace Chicago, Illinois to his current home country the Czech Republic, problems about finding their latest album in music stores from Czech Republic – as well as naturally anything related to his past bands from War Cry to now Chech-based Master, that is also activated touring-wise.


Now let´s call our favorite beast in, and let him continue telling the story…           


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MADBALL – Nosturi, Helsinki, Nov 20, 2008

December 14th, 2008
by EvilG

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Madball with Worth The Pain and Ratface

The 20th of November, 2008

Nosturi, Helsinki

Review & Pictures by Arto Lehtinen

Obviously at least a few true metal heads will get freaked out again when seeing a gig review of a hardcore gig in the site of Metal-Rules.com. Several bands from both genres have drawn influences from both genres into sounds of their own and have created and unleashed groundbreaking metal and hardcore classics since the 80’s. Madball definitely appeals to both metal and hardcore genres and that could be testified as a plenty of metal heads arrived to see and feel the pure chaos and mayhem in the pit.

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Cheech & Chong Live In Vancouver – Dec. 5, 2008

December 10th, 2008
by Lord of the Wasteland

Cheech & Chong

Light Up Canada Tour

Friday, December 5, 2008

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Vancouver, BC  Canada

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***Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland


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Jason Becker

December 9th, 2008
by Celtic Bob

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Interviewed by Celtic Bob

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AC/DC Live in Vancouver – Nov. 28, 2008

December 8th, 2008
by Lord of the Wasteland

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Friday, November 28, 2008

General Motors Place

Vancouver, BC  Canada

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***Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland


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Alice Cooper with special guests Econoline Crush

December 6th, 2008
by Celtic Bob

Alice Cooper

with special guests Econoline Crush

Psycho Drama 2008 Tour

October 21st, 2008

Mile One Center, St. John’s, NL


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Live Photos by Celtic Bob

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Six Feet Under – Chris Barnes

December 5th, 2008
by Lord of the Wasteland

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Chris Barnes

 

Interview by Lord of The Wasteland

Transcription by Will


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Alice Cooper Guitarist KERI KELLI

December 4th, 2008
by EvilG

Alice Cooper Guitarist KERI KELLI

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Interviewed by EvilG

Interview questions by Celtic Bob and EvilG

Live pics by Celtic Bob

Thanks to Jon Long and Jerrica Keeping

of Green Dog Productions for filming/editing and video graphics

Keri Kelli has been kicking around in many hard rock and metal bands for quite some time. His current gig is with the legendary Alice Cooper. He joined the band on the DIRTY DIAMONDS tour and is now onto his second tour with Cooper. This time out, Keri is even on the new Alice Cooper album ALONG CAME A SPIDER.

When the Alice Cooper circus came to town, we were given access to film the stage setup, see all of Keri’s guitars and then conduct an interview with Keri backstage. Besides the obvious topics of what it’s like to play with Cooper, we get to hear about some of the other musical endeavours such as Saints of the Underground that Keri is involved in and some other side projects he’s got cooking.

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Keel – Vocalist Ron Keel

December 4th, 2008
by Lord of the Wasteland

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Interview by Lord of The Wasteland

Transcription by Sara "Speed Demon" Robbins


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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY -House of Culture, Helsinki FINLAND

December 3rd, 2008
by Marko Syrjala

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

22.11 2008

House of Culture, Helsinki

FINLAND

A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since Zakk Wylde made a debut visit to Finland, as a new axe man of Ozzy Osbourne on the NO REST FOR WICKED tour, almost 20 years ago. During these years since the first visit, the man has become the well known and adored name on the lips of several young guitar players around the world. His Black Label Society has been cllimbing the ladder of success during the whole decade. That can be noticed as venues have become bigger and the attendance of audience or so called “family” has grown tremendously as well.

 

Review by Marko Syrjälä and Arto Lehtinen

Pictures by Marko Syrjälä

 

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SLAYER – Ice Hall, Helsinki on November 27th 2008

December 1st, 2008
by Luxi Lahtinen

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SLAYER – "Unholy Alliance – Chapter III"

Ice Hall, Helsinki on November 27th 2008

Live review by Luxi Lahtinen

Live pictures by Marko Syrjälä


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Uli Jon Roth

November 23rd, 2008
by Rick

Uli Jon Roth

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Interview by Deb Rao

 

One of the most innovative guitar players to emerge onto the metal scene is Uli Jon Roth. Uli Jon Roth has a career that spans from the early 70′s, as the masterful guitarist temporarily joined The Scorpions in 1973 and left the band in 1978. During his period with the band, The Scorpions released a live album, Tokyo Tapes". 2008 marks the release of "Tokyo Tapes", as the German guitarist will perform with his band at the same Hall that The Scorpions performed, at the Sun Plaza Hall for two nights on November 11th and 12th. 

Uli Jon Roth recently released his latest sonic masterpiece, Under A Dark Sky" on SPV Records. The Cd is a sonic cosmic adventure filled with melodic riffs and deep emotion. I recently had the honor of speaking with guitarist extradonnaire Uli Jon Roth regarding "Under A Dark Sky", and future touring plans as Uli Jon Roth invades the UK and Japan. 

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Watain / Nifelheim : Helsinki 2008

November 21st, 2008
by Arto Lehtinen

 

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This sort of line-up is without any doubts a dream come true for any black/death metal maniac. Two leading extreme metal bands out of Sweden conquering Finland had been anticipated for a while. Before these Swedes led the Finns into the abyss of damnation, both Spearhead and Impiety welcomed the audience to the limbo.

 

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