Velvet Revolver / Alice In Chains – Live In Vancouver: September 7, 2007

September 19th, 2007
by Lord of the Wasteland

Velvet Revolver/Alice In Chains
Friday, September 7, 2007
Pacific Coliseum
Vancouver, BC  Canada

 

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


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Napalm Death – Guitarist Mitch Harris

September 18th, 2007
by EvilG


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Transcribed by Narg

 

Synonymous with the word extreme, Napalm Death has been grinding away since 1982 and is showing no signs of slowing down if the release of 13th album Smear Campaign is any indication. I had the opportunity to talk with guitarist Mitch Harris and was able to cover a few things such as the current tour, the new album and their progression as a band.


 

 

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Kathie Jarra of STYGMATA

September 18th, 2007
by EvilG

Kathie Jarra of STYGMATA
Interview by EvilG & Mortuai

Platinum-haired metal goddess, Kathie Jarra, has gone solo with the release of BLEED under the band name Stygmata. Although this is her first solo album, some of you will recognize her name from the defunct band Jarra. In a nutshell, the style of metal on BLEED is straight up heavy metal. Some elements of power and thrash metal creep in at times, but overall this is classic heavy metal. We recently spoke to Kathie about her new album, the band, religion, blood, metal, etc!


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Chuck Billy of TESTAMENT

September 13th, 2007
by Metal Rules

Chuck Billy of Testament

Interview by Luxi Lahtinen & Niko Karppinen

Live- and backstage photos by Luxi Lahtinen

Transcription by Niclas Lindstrand

 

Jalometalli festival, which is arranged at the metal heart of northern Finland, Oulu, seems to get better and better each year as far as the line-up of bands is concerned. The festival has been organized since 2002, and for the last 3 years the festival has also become one of the most noteworthy metal festivals in Finland along with Tuska and Sauna Open Air festivals.

Last year the organizers of Jalometalli managed to book such names as Onslaught, Helloween, U.D.O., Dismember, etc. for the festival. This year?s menu hardly paled in comparison to the previous years? settings; especially thanks to such known and popular international metal acts like Candlemass, Kreator, Holy Moses, Unleashed, Rotting Christ and Testament for ensuring such a strong setting for every self-respected metalhead.

Undoubtedly one of the Jalometalli?s most awaited bands in 2007, were the Frisco-thrash pioneers Testament who made their reunion in February 2005 with the original band members. Testament hit Europe for a bunch of gigs in August ?07, playing shows in such countries as England, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, etc. Also, the band has been preparing songs for next album that they are supposed to start recording in March 2008. That new album will also feature Nick Barker (ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir) on drums, so it?s gonna be interesting to see how his blast beats will fit into the new Testament songs.

2 experienced reporters from Metal-Rules.com found the Testament frontman Chuck Billy from the backstage after the show late at night, and Chuck was more than willing to reveal more details about the band?s future as well as giving his thoughts about several other topics that we wanted to inquire from him.

 

Thanks to the Testament tour manager Mike Stellone and Chris Delaney of Adrenaline PR for setting up the interview for us 


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Steel Attack Members Ronny Hemlin, Johan Lövgren, John Allen

September 10th, 2007
by Anders Sandvall

  

Interviewed by Anders Sandvall

Pictures of Ronny, Johan, and live by Anders Sandvall

When Steel Attack paid a visit to Malmo for the first time, I hooked up with singer Ronny Hemlin and the new bass player Johan Löfgren. While we did the interview Guitarist John Allan showed up and it became a three part interview.

 


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Hammerfall At The Threshold Of … Festivals 2007

September 10th, 2007
by Anders Sandvall

Hammerfall
At The Threshold Of …Festivals
Malmö Festival
Stortorget
Malmö

Sweden
22/8 – 2007

Reviewed by Anders Sandvall
Pictures by Anders Sandvall



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Adam ‘Doom’ Sewell of Monster Voodoo Machine

September 10th, 2007
by Celtic Bob

Adam “Doom” Sewell

of

MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE

 

I was recently supposed to sit down and talk to Adam face to face at his office but due to a personal issue on my part I couldn’t make it. Adam was kind enough to take the time and answer the questions via email.

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HELIX – CD Launch Party

September 9th, 2007
by Celtic Bob

 

Aug 19th, < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />London, Ontario

CD Release Party For
THE POWER OF ROCK AND ROLL

 

Another milestone in Helix history; the launch of the latest album. This disc finds Brian and company back on E.M.I. here in Canada who released their 80’s output. What better way to release the new record than with a Sold Out show in their hometown of London, Ontario?

 

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Heaven and Hell: Live in Helsinki

September 6th, 2007
by Marko Syrjala

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Ice Hall

HELSINKI,FINLAND

10.06 2006

 

 

There are always lots of speculations and rumors flying in the music world and sometimes those turn out to be true. After fifteen years, the classic line up of Black Sabbath: Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler, Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice, decided to put their pieces together and do a world tour under name Heaven and Hell. “The Dio years” collection was released prior the tour and it also included three brand new Black Sabb… I mean…Heaven and Hell tracks. Band kicked their world tour in U.S on last April and on early June they reached Finland and Helsinki.

 

 

Review and photos by Marko Syrjälä

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WARBRINGER – Guitarist John Laux

September 6th, 2007
by Metal Rules

Warbringer Guitarist John Laux

Interview by Luxi Lahtinen

What was the hotbed for some of the most talented and successful Thrash Metal bands back in the ´80s? California, USA. What about these days? California, USA could be the right answer for that again if such new leagues of ferocious Thrash Metal acts as Merciless Death, Fueled by Fire, HeXeN, Dekapitator – amongst others, were anything to go by.

From California, USA, comes Warbringer, whose strong potential was also noticed by Century Media Records who recently signed the band. The band´s latest 5-song EP, titled ONE BY ONE THE WICKED FALL, is what everyone of us expects from old school Thrash Metal: Irresistibly powerful, catchier-than-your-grandma´s-ancient-sun-hat, menacing and aggressive in-yer-face Thrash Metal that is rooted deep in the ´80s era of Thrash Metal. What more could you possibly ask for? 

I was contacted by the band´s wild 6-string torturer John Laux about telling what´s going on in the Warbringer camp these days, and John was kind enough to reveal about their deal with Century Media to Metal-Rules.com how it happened indeed, local bands raising from their cellars into the fame (Merciless Death, Fueled by Fire, etc.) – and just about much more… 


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Cloudscape Vocalist Mike Andersson

September 3rd, 2007
by Anders Sandvall

 

Interviewed by Anders Sandvall

Live pictures and of Mike Andersson by Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Metal Heaven for the promo pictuers of the band

I’m proud to present the first ever interview with Cloudscape singer and band leader Mike Andersson. We sat down for a chat before they were about to head on stage at Club Powerhouse in Malmo Sweden. Cloudscape is one of the hottest up and coming acts from Sweden. Enjoy!

 


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Steel Attack and Cloudscape live at The Watt in Malmö Sweden 2007

September 3rd, 2007
by Anders Sandvall

Steel Attack


Cloudscape – special guest


The Watt/Club Powerhouse
Malmoe
Sweden
3/8 – 2007

Reviewed by Anders Sandvall
Pictures by Anders Sandvall

 


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Party San Metal Open Air – Bad Berka Germany

September 1st, 2007
by Arto Lehtinen

Party San Metal Open Air
09-11-08 2007 Bad Berka Germany

Article and pics by Arto Lehtinen

After big and massive festivals it is more than a welcome choice to pick up the map and travel to other festivals to check out what they have to offer. As all of our readers are supposed to know, Germany is one hell of a paradise for metal maniacs to spend every weekend in metal festivals somewhere in the country. For example Party San located in the middle of the heart of Germany is another good example of what a smaller festival can offer. Party San is such an interesting event as none of bands from the flourishing power metal genre were booked since all the bands on the bill were nothing but extreme ones. Especially, the return of the Dutch death metal legends Asphyx with Martin Van Drunen on the mic was a damn tempting reason to go to Party San.

Unfortunately the gods of weather weren’t thrilled about the blasphemic nihilistic death/black bands. The whole weekend was utterly wet and rainy and of course the camping field became a real battlefield with several muddy and wet tents. However these minor weather conditions didn’t prevent 10000 extreme metal maniacs from enjoying the utter blasting brutality.

In this article I am not going to that deeply analyze each band at the festival. Instead the article’s purpose is to give an impression of this extreme metal festival in case some of our readers want an idea of the feel and taste of a brutal offering a week after Wacken.

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HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR 2007 – Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany

September 1st, 2007
by Arto Lehtinen

 

by Herr Nabel

HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR 2007

12.7. – 14.7.2007,

Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany

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Amoral – Ben Varon

August 22nd, 2007
by Greg Shackles

 

 

Interview by Shaq

 

Finland is without a doubt one of the top breeding grounds in the world for metal acts, and Amoral is no exception as they continue to rise the ranks.  With the release of their newest album REPTILE RIDE impending, I was able to discuss with guitarist and songwriter Ben Varon everything from their demo days right up to the current release.


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