SCREAMING DAEMON/ENDLESS TORMENT
The Underworld, London, England
The 24th of March 2005
April 14th, 2005
April 13th, 2005
Sabaton bassist, P?r
Interviewed by Anders Sandvall
Sabaton is a debuting Swedish band who recently released their album PRIMO VICTORIA on the label Black Lodge. They’re also playing at this year’s Sweden Rock Festival along with other festivals this summer and I took the chance to ask the bass player, P?r, a few questions about the band, their debut album, and plans are for the future for Sabaton.
April 11th, 2005
***Review and All Live Photography by Lord of The Wasteland
April 10th, 2005
As I Lay Dying/Throwdown/All That Remains
AKA “The Minions of Mosh Tour”
Tuesday, March 29th, 2005
**Review & Photography By Lord of The Wasteland
April 8th, 2005
Thanks to Hobbe at Sound pollution for help with the interview.
Jordi SANDALINAS is an up and coming guitarist that currently released his debut with his selftitled band/project SANDALINAS. His originally from Spain and I got curious on what SANDALINAS had to say about his new album, about the band/project and what he has done prior to SANDALINAS so I took the chance to interview him and here are his answers.
April 1st, 2005
In the 80?s when thrash ruled the world bands popped up all around. Especially in Europe where German got a dominating role what comes to having the outstanding thrash metal scene. Sodom, Kreator and Destruction have already become and gained the legend status in eyes of every extreme metal fan. But besides the unholy triangle of the thrash names, the German thrash metal scene had a lot of great bands to offer which remained more on the ug and cult status level and released a couple of albums and vanished around the change of the decade. Assassin used to be one of those bands having released two albums and was forced to withdraw until a couple of years ago Assassin got back together and did a real metal thrashing mad set at Wacken. Assassin?s guitarist Michael Hoffman (who was on Sodom?s Better Off Dead) quickly answered my questions?
March 27th, 2005
Enjoy the comic,
March 24th, 2005
An interview with lead guitarist Patrik von Porat
Interviewed by EvilG
For FRETERNIA fans waiting to hear news about what some of the band members are now doing there is good news. That good news comes in the form of the new band CROMONIC. This Swedish band consits of: Patrik von Porat – Lead guitars, Tomas W?ppling – Rhythm guitars, Bo Pettersson – Bass, Pasi Humppi – Vocals, and Ronny Milianowicz – drums. All except for Ronny (current drummer for Dionysus) were at one time or another in Freternia. However, don’t let this fool you, this new band is not planning on being Freternia part 2, but plans to stand on their own with their own style and sound. I spoke with both Patrick and Pasi recently about their new band, Freternia, other bands they are involved in, etc. Enjoy!
March 23rd, 2005
ALIEN CD Release
***Live Report & Pics by Lord of The Wasteland. Other pics courtesy of Seventh Frame Photography.
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March 23rd, 2005
An Interview with Guitar Player and Vocalist Pete Ahonen
Ghost Machinery is one of the many great new bands to find a home on Sound Riot Records. It is no surprise that they are also one of the shining new lights on the metal scene. Pete Ahonen (Burning Point) has put together a new unit that is set to take the metal world by storm.
March 23rd, 2005
Blaze Bayley is probably best known for the wrong reasons because most people in the music world remember him only because of his brief period as the lead singer for Iron Maiden. However he has done a lot more during his long lasting career. Before Maiden he did several albums with Wolfsbane and after Iron Maiden he formed a new band called Blaze which last summer released their third studio album called "Blood and Belief". I was fortunate enough to meet Blaze before his performance at Wacken in 2004 and then we talked about Blaze, Wolfsbane and of course a little about Iron Maiden too? Here are the results of that nice conversation? enjoy!
March 21st, 2005
?Thrash Metal Knows No Boundaries…?
Featuring interviews with Bloodride, Burning Empire, HateFrame, Murdread, Nailgunner, Py?veli, Sightless, Solitaire, The Scourger and Witheria
All interviews by Luxi Lahtinen
Bloodride live pictures by Luxi Lahtinen
Last year, in January 2004 to be exact, I got an idea to introduce a bunch of up?n?coming Finnish Speed – and Thrash Metal bands to a wider audience via Metal-Rules.com (view that feature here) simply because to me it seemed many of these new – yet even quite damn talented I must say, Speed?n?Thrash Metal bands deserved more attention that they have managed to receive for themselves at that time.
A year later, having been following what?s been going on in the Finnish underground Metal scene for many years already – sometimes more actively, sometimes a bit less actively – I thought I would be the right enough time again to bring 10 new Finnish Speed ? and Thrash Metal bands to attention that had made a positive impact on me one way or the other during these last 12-14 months or so. Almost every band of the 10 interviewed bands in this 2nd part of ?The Finnish Speed ? and Thrash Metal Special? is still unsigned (with the exceptions of both HateFrame and Solitaire) and is looking for a suitable label to sign with, so if you happen to own a record label and your main interest has been focused around this particular genre mostly, then don?t hesitate to check out the bands for this special feature.
Without prolonging your burning curiosity about the featured bands any longer, now let?s get started with the 2nd invasion of Finnish speed merchants & thrash bangers? read on!
March 18th, 2005
Heavy Metal has always been very popular in Russia so it isn’t any surprise that several big bands and names are willing and eager to tour the country. However, Russian bands have remained more on the underground level internationally even though they enjoy tremendous success at home. The Russian metal lanscape is definitely huge, vital and has plenty of new and excellent bands ready to conquer the scene. ANJ is one of the new rising metal names from Russia and was chosen for a crossfire of questions from Metal-Rules.Com. The band?s leader and vocalist Anatoly Zhuravlev shed some light on ANJ.
Interview by Arto Lehtinen
March 12th, 2005
Here is an interview that I?ve done with Marios from the band Nightrage. Nightrage have recently released their second album on Century Media and I asked him, of course, about the new album, about the member changes, about tour plans and what?s going to happen to Nightrage in the future.
Interviewed by Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Jenny Walroth at Century Media Sweden for help with the interview
March 9th, 2005
Megadeth in Stockholm, Sweden
Review by Marko Syrjala and Jarno Huovila
In 2004, just as the sparkle of hope glowed dim, Dave Mustaine struck back with the excellent new album ‘The System Has Failed’, which especially after the less than stellar ‘The World Needs A Hero’ release, was a most welcome return to the high standard of song writing that we’ve come to expect from Dave. After the album release Mustaine surprisingly announced that the forth coming tour will be definitely be their last ever. Now they are now midst of their farewell tour called "Blackmail The Universe" and we were lucky to witness bands brilliant performance in Stockholm.