Motley Crue – Live in Saint John, Canada

March 13th, 2006
by Celtic Bob



Motley Crue Live

March 1st, 2006

Saint John, NB  Canada

Review and Live Pics by Celtic Bob

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Moyses Kolesne – The guitarist of Brazilian Death Metal commandos Krisiun

March 10th, 2006
by Luxi Lahtinen

Moyses Kolesne – The guitarist of Brazilian Death Metal commandos Krisiun

Interview & live pictures by Arto Lehtinen & Luxi Lahtinen
Transcripted by Blake Wolfe (thanks a lot, buddy!)

 

The relentless Brazilian Death Metal trio, Krisiun, finally made it to Finland. Frankly, it was about the time. Unfortunately it needs to be said Krisiun’s name hasn’t been carved to the Finnish Death Metal heads’ that much yet (or so it seems to be), which was proved by a relatively lame attendance at both of the gigs in Finland. However, regardless of this somewhat low attendance to both of their gigs, the band’s guitarist Moyses Kolesne turned out to be a real humble person and extremely excited about having a chance to play in Finland for the first time in Krisiun´s history. So keeping this in our minds, the timing was pretty ideal for us to talk with him about the band, about all those things that have gotten them this far – and especially about Krisiun´s latest output ASSASSINATION which is another piece of evidence of these three Brazilian brothers´ skills to write catchy and ear-nailing Death Metal.

Now let´s give Moyses a chance to tell more about this murderous, all-devastating Brazilian war machine called Krisiun…

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DOMINATION BLACK – “The Sentinel” KILLgast

March 9th, 2006
by Luxi Lahtinen

“The Sentinel” KILLgast from the horror-oozing metallers DOMINATION BLACK

Interview and live pictures by Luxi Lahtinen

 

Domination Black, this horror-oozing thrashy Heavy Metal band, which comes from a small town named Karhula, located in 60:30:05N (60.5014) Lon: 26:56:58E (26.9495), was one of the most promising and interesting newcomers in the world of metal last year. They managed to impress me hugely both with their 4 song “Fear ReloaDEAD” demo and especially with the band´s debut album titled “Fearbringer”. Domination Black´s most distinctive trademark is undoubtedly Mr. “The Sentinel” KILLgast who fronts Domination Black against his will (well, sort of), and who has already been compared to such greats in Heavy Metal as Rob Halford, Tim “The Ripper” Owens and even King Diamond. Luckily all of his other band mates also seem to match together so well that they all create a killer musical incarnation. “Fearbringer” speaks for all the great things that may be ahead for them, but let´s not predict the future any further for Domination Black as it´s a bit unneccessary at this point in the beginning of their road.

Metal-Rules.com inquired from the band´s vocalist “The Sentinel” KILLgast how the band got started, their plans for the future amongst a host of other things – and “The Sentinel” KILLgast took the opportunity to open some sealed and secret doors into Domination Black´s realms of madness and chaos…  

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Dark Funeral Naglfar Amoral : Tavastia Helsinki Finland

March 4th, 2006
by Arto Lehtinen

DARK FUNERAL
Naglfar & Amoral
The 21th of February 2006
Tavastia Club, Helsinki Finland

Including Dark Funeral, Naglfar and Amoral to the same touring package would have been believed to be a strong concept to sell a lot of tickets. But when entering the club before the domestic Amoral kicked the set off, it was quite odd to see only a handful of people having arrived on time before the Finnish metal virtuoses got on the stage. Obviously setting a metal gig on Tuesday ain’t the most idealistic date to lure people to see bands in action. After all, according to the rough estimate, about over 300 black metal freaks had crawled to testify these bands on the stage.  Frankly the whole touring band package was rather an interesting mix of different metal genres. As Amoral stands more for the technical death metal oriented approach whereas Naglfar’s style is a lethal mix of the vicious death/black metal combination, whereas Dark Funeral is nothing but a total “punch direct to the face” black metal assault without any mercy.


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Karl and Konstantin from Kaamos

March 4th, 2006
by Luxi Lahtinen

 

Karl and Konstantin from the Swedish old school Death Metal squad KAAMOS


Interview and live pictures by Luxi Lahtinen


Kaamos, this old school Death Metal foursome from Sweden, is undoubtedly highly respected and appreciated amongst so-called true Death Metal crowd these days who are being able to capture all those musical elements tightly together one by one that are essential and vital for this kind of Death Metal. When the band hails such Death Metal pioneers as Possessed, Autopsy, Grotesque, Dismember and the likes as their main influences, it?s pretty obvious which school Kaamos comes from.

The band?s latest album, apptly titled LUCIFER RISING on Candlelight Records, is a great effort to prove what makes old school Death Metal so old school sounding that it manages to throw you through a time gate back in time; back to those times where bands like Autopsy, Morbid Angel, Incubus, Grotesque and such wicked and grotesque sounding old school Death Metal leagues reigned supreme. Kaamos has found that precious heritage of the old school Death Metal legends, and they are doing amazingly good with it.

 

I hooked up with both band?s vocalist and bassist Karl and guitarist Konstantin before their show in Helsinki 4th of February 2006, and we talked about one of our favorite common topics ?old school Death Metal? what it is all about – amongst other things, and lots of Kaamos -related issues were naturally touched upon as well.

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Kenny Hallman and Brian Langley – Infernäl Mäjesty

March 3rd, 2006
by Luxi Lahtinen

Kenny Hallman & Brian Langley of INFERNÄL MÄJESTY

 

Interview by Luxi Lahtinen

Pics taken from www.infernalmajesty.com

 

If you have been wondering what´s been happening in the camp of Canadian legendary thrashers Infernäl Mäjesty for these last 3-4 months, I guess it doesn´t come as too big a surprise to anyone that the band has been working slowly, but determinedly with their 4th full-lenght album titled SYSTEMATICAL EXTERMINATION in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. This will also mark the debut of band’s new vocalist Brian Langley. Infernäl Mäjesty´s longtime vocalist Chris Bailey left the band, to say at least under very strange circumstances in late 2004, and apparently Chris continues his life in Toronto even if no one seems to be completely certain about his presice location nowadays. Hope he´s doing alright tho…

Brian (also a singer in his other band Mecha Messiah), however, is a relatively young guy full of vital energy and potential whose slot in Infernäl Mäjesty as a new frontman also came as a huge surprise for him, too. But nonetheless, he has done his job in the band more than well as a real pro thus far as far as all the positive feedback from the fans´ direction is concerned, so the whole band is undoubtedly standing firmly and strongly for sure. And as each of us should already know, the fans cannot be wrong, so don´t go questioning that tiny fact… ever!  ;=)

 

I contacted both Kenny Hallman and Brian Langley just a short while ago and wanted to get all the latest, updated news about the recordings for SYSTEMATICAL EXTERMINATION, the band´s touring plans for this year, all the reasons why Chris actually left – amongst other ´hot topics´. Both Kenny and Brian were more than eager to give their best shots about the latest happenings of Infernäl Mäjesty, so let´s just read what they had to say about probably the hottest potato in their mouths at the very moment, the band´s eagerly-waited new record SYSTEMATICAL EXTERMINATION…  

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Mat Sinner from Primal Fear

February 28th, 2006
by Anders Sandvall

Before the show in Lund Sweden I met up with mastermind and bandleader Mat Sinner from Primal Fear and we talked about Primal Fear among other things. We did the interview in the tourbus and I must say that Mat are one of the kindest stars I met so far and he kindly answered the questions I had during the limited time that I got.

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Pics on Mat by: Anders Sandvall
Live pics taken from Anders Sandvall’s archives

Thanks to Hobbe at Sound Pollution for arranging this interview and providing me with promo pics.

Thanks to tour manager Achim Köhler for all the help at the show.

 

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The Devin Townsend Band – Live In Vancouver: February 11, 2006

February 25th, 2006
by Lord of the Wasteland

The Devin Townsend Band
Saturday, February 11, 2006
The Red Room
Vancouver, BC  Canada

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


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Steve Gaines – Anger As Art (& Abattoir, Bloodlust)

February 21st, 2006
by Arto Lehtinen

Interview by Arto Lehtinen

Live pics by Swissman

Steve Gaines, having carved his name in such legendary 80’s speed/thrash metal bands such as Abattoir, Bloodlust, strikes back with his current Anger As Art combo. AAA combibes the raging thrash metal with the old school attitude by creating neck breaking and head banging, thrashing metal maelstorm. Anger As Art will or has already released the self titled album consisting of eight pure thrash hymns and some extra stuff as well. Therefore Steve Gaines was more than willing to shed some light on Anger As Art as well as what’s up with both Abattoir and of course Bloodlust.


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Deep Purple – Live at Helsinki

February 20th, 2006
by Marko Syrjala


01.02 2006  ICE HALL
 HELSINKI, FINLAND
 

REVIEW AND PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

There is no doubt that Deep Purple are living legends. I know that many people think that the present-day Deep Purple isn’t the original band. Some might think that it’s a latter-day revival outfit, put together by Ian Paice, who is the sole survivor and only remaining member from the very first line-up which existed between 1968 and 1969. This band has survived a seemingly endless series of lineup changes and a dramatic mid-career shift from progressive rock to ear-shattering heavy metal to emerge as a true legend of the current hard rock community and everyone should respect that fact. Band’s 18’th studio album “Rapture Of Deep” was released on last November and band started their current world tour 17’th of January from London.


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Hanoi Rocks at KB in Malmö Sweden on the Another Hostile Takeover Swedish Tour 2005

February 15th, 2006
by Anders Sandvall

Hanoi Rocks
Another Hostile Takeover Swedish Tour
Kulturbolaget
Malmö
Sweden
10/12 – 2005

 Reviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Livepics by: Anders Sandvall

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Saxon Drummer Nigel Glockler

February 6th, 2006
by Marko Syrjala

NIGEL GLOCKLER

 

Nigel Glockler is probably best known of his long career as a drummer for legendary NWOBHM band Saxon. Nigel did his first tour with the band in 1981 as a temporary member when original drummer Pete Gill damaged his hand just days before starting a huge tour. Nigel soon became a permanent member and in the early 1982 Saxon released their highly acclaimed live album “THE EAGLE HAS LANDED” , which is still one of the best live albums ever released. At that point Saxon was on the top of their game. The line up which consisted of vocalist Biff Byford, guitarists Paul Quinn and Graham Olivier, bassist Steve Dawson and Nigel, released three classic albums: “POWER AND GLORY”, “CRUSADER” and “INNOCENCE IS NO EXCUSE” before problems started. In 1986 Dawson left the band and only one year later Nigel decided to leave himself and join the shortlived”supergroup” GTR. After various projects and recordings with such artists as Fastway, Nigel decided to re join Saxon in 1989 and together they did several albums and tours before health problems forced him to again leave the band in 1997. Since leaving Nigel hasn’t been able to play drums in many years but after a long rehabilitation and much training he got back working again and in 2004 he got up on stage and did a few songs as a special quest for Saxon at Wacken Open Air festival in Germany. That show was going to be the last show for Fritz Rainbow, who had replaced Nigel 1997, and at that point Jorg Michael (Stratovarius, ex- Running Wild) became the new drummer for Saxon. The band released the album “LIONHEART” in 2004 but in the middle of the tour Jorg announced that he was going to leave after the tour and re -join his old band Stratovarius. At this point the band decided to contact Nigel and ask him to rejoin band permanently. After some thinking and training Nigel decided to accept an invitation and give it a try.

I met Nigel last December in Stockholm right before Saxon show in Swedenrock festival annual kickoff event and here are the results of our discussion…

  

INTERVIEW AND QUESTIONS BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ. PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ AND WWW.NIGELGLOCKLER.COM 

TRANSCRIPTION BY DUKE

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Gary Holt of Exodus

February 1st, 2006
by Luxi Lahtinen

Gary Holt of EXODUS

Interview and live pics by Luxi Lahtinen 
Pic of Gary and Luxi by Humberto Sanchez

 

Lots of things have been going on in the Exodus camp since the band´s highly praised comeback album TEMPO OF THE DAMNED was released in 2004 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band lost their vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza on the eve of the band´s South American tour due to his other commitments in his life outside of Exodus. When the two other original Exodus members, Tom Hunting and Rick Hunolt, left Exodus due to different reasons in the same year, the band started struggling – leaving Gary Holt as the only original member left from the classic Exodus line-up. People started wondering whether Exodus´ so-called  ´second coming (or third, it depends on whether the band´s live record ANOTHER LESSON IN VIOLENCE, released in 1997, can be considered as the band´s 2nd coming or not?)´ would be over before it even had started.

Gary, however, didn´t loose faith for his life’s work, Exodus, and decided to pull the strings even tighter together in his fists and found Rob Dukes to replace Zetro on vocals, Lee Altus from the Frisco thrashers Heathen to replace Rick Hunolt for the 2nd guitar and no less than Paul Bostaph (ex-Forbidden, ex-Slayer) to replace Tom Hunting on the skinbasher´s stool. The band started rolling on the right tracks again and Exodus´ next album SHOVEL HEADED KILL MACHINE was put out with this particular line-up. For some, it never reached the same standards musically as TEMPO did, but for many, it was even better and more rewarding as far as the album´s material as a whole was concerned.

I met Gary in Helsinki on the 24th of November 2005 on the band´s on-going European tour with Hypocrisy and Keep of Kalessin, and got a chance talk him briefly about the new album, touring, celebrities, the first satanic band of all time Witchcraft Coven – and what exactly happened between Gary with his previous band mates. 


 
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Falkenbach – “The Fire Within”

January 30th, 2006
by EvilG


“The Fire Within”
Interview with Falkenbach

By MetalGeorge

 

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Must Missa Drummer Suss

January 24th, 2006
by Arto Lehtinen

Interview by Arto Lehtinen

The Estonian black thrashers impressed me with their raw and skilled stuff some time ago. I am entirely blown away by their  Celtic Frost influenced sound so the interview with them was more than obvious. I came across the band’s drummer Suss and agreed to do an interview with Must Missa to cover several details about the band. Their latest output is called TARGET OF HATE  and is a must own for every old school metal freak. After the interview there are a few mp3 files included… Enjoy


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