Santa Barbara, CA. Tuesday, April 8th, 11 PM. The Emerald City.
- ELUVEITIE: Teaser for “The Call of the Mountains” Video Clip Online (Jul 23, 2014)
- NervoChaos: New music video is available (Jul 23, 2014)
- Hal Patino's response to King Diamond's comments (Jul 20, 2014)
- KING DIAMOND – "THE TRUTH"; King responds to Hal Patino's comments (Jul 20, 2014)
- Summer Breeze : Running Order published, and tickets selling quickly (Jul 20, 2014)
- Markus Vanhala and Jukka Pelkonen of Omnium Gatherum (Jul 20, 2014)
- Silent Opera - Singer Laure Laborde (Jul 10, 2014)
- DEATH DEALER - Sean Block, Ross the Boss, Stu Marshall, Mike Davis, Steve Bolognese (Jul 10, 2014)
- Flotsam And Jetsam - Eric A.K. Knutson (Jul 10, 2014)
- Interview with The Bloody Hammers (Jul 8, 2014)
May 24, 1997 Nissan Pavilion Bristow, Virginia
Ozzfest ’97 review / Date Reviewed: 19 Jun 1997
Reviewed by: (Gary M. Gettier)
Ozzy Osbourne – Worcester, 1/20/96
By: Eric German
From the Road: Anthrax
Here is a submitted review of an Anthrax concert that took place in England at the Wolverhampton civic hall sometime in the winter of 1996.
Interview with Lars L?fven of Defleshed
Interviewed in March 2000 by EvilG
Defleshed are one of the few newer EXTREME metal bands that I’ve gotten into recently. Their two CD’s that I’ve had the pleasure to hear - “Under the Blade” and the newest, “Fast Forward” combine thrash and blackened death metal. This is quite the potent mixture and is not for those searching for “happy” music or “melodic” metal. This is pure brutality played tightly and with riffs that would make even Slayer jealous.
Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth / Demons & Wizards
Interviewed in March 2000 by EvilG
To me, Iced Earth are like the saviors of American METAL. They, and a small but growing handful of bands from the US, are playing what I consider to be REAL METAL. The latest piece of excitement for all Iced Earth and Blind Guardian fans is the much hyped (and deservedly so) collaboration of Jon Schaffer and Hansi Kursch called Demons & Wizards. I was given the opportunity to talk to Jon about this band and about what’s in store for us with regards to Iced Earth.
Marco Nicosia of Hexenhaus / Fifth Reason / Hemisfear / Seventh Key
Interviewed in Feb. 2000 By Noel
’90 – Hexenhaus – The Edge Of Eternity
’91 – Hexenhaus – Awakening
’97 – Hexenhaus - Dejavoodoo
?97 – Fifth Reason – Psychotic
’99 – Fifth Reason – Within or Without
Hexenhaus is a Swedish technical thrash group formed from the ashes of a group called Manninya Blade. Hexenhaus is musically complex technical metal with great vocals, riffing, and drumming. The band has folded and reformed a couple of times, but is currently disbanded. Mike Wead and Marco Nicosia have since formed a new band called Hemisfear, who have signed to Heathendoom Records. Wead is also the current lead guitarist for Mercyful Fate. Will now talk to Marco who was and is involved with Fifth Reason, Hemisfear, Seventh Key, Memento Mori as well as Hexenhaus.
Interview By Arto Lehtinen / Transcription by Blake Wolfe
Overkill is definitely and without any doubt one of the longest running and the most hard working touring thrash bands around today. The legendary New York thrash metal squad haven?t slowed down any inch. They just keeping on thrashing year after year. Even though our Canadian collegue Lord Of The WasteLand did a real massive in-depth interview with the frontman of Overkill Bobby Ellsworth, but I couldn?t turn down an opportunity of doing another interview with Ellsworth who politely answered a few questions.
Esko Salow of PATHOS
Interviewed in Feb. 2000 by Noel
Pathos are a creative band from Sweden. As the name indicates this band describes emotions in their music with heavy breaks and beautiful harmonies. A lot of people are trying to put PATHOS in various genres of metal, everything from doom to death metal. But the members of the band has decided to call it Open Mind Metal. Consisting of Stefan Carlsson – vocals, Daniel Antonsson – rhythm lead and bass guitar, Lennart Specht – rhythm guitars and Esko Salow – drums. Pathos have released the following albums:
PATHOS – ‘UNI VERSUS UNIVERSE’ (1998)
PATHOS – ‘HOVERFACE’ (1997).
Bj?rn Eilen of WARHEAD
Interviewed on February 22, 2000 by EvilG
Warhead are a fairly new band from Germany. Unlike many of the better known German bands, Warhead do not play power metal but just straight-up aggressive METAL. They have elements of thrash metal and traditional metal in their sound. I had the opportunity to speak with Warhead’s vocalist/guitarist, Bj?rn Eilen, just one day after the European release of their new concept CD “Beyond Recall.”
Kelly Shaefer of ATHEIST
Interviewed in Feb. 2000 by EvilG
Thanks to Nathan Robinson for helping out with the questions!
Atheist are one of the more influential yet under-rated technical death metal bands of the early 90′s. Unfortunately, the band dissolved in 1994 and now ten years after the band’s first release people are just starting to get it now. In the coming months Atheist’s three CD’s – Piece of Time (1989), Unquestionable Presence (1991) and Elements (1993) will be re-released. The vocalist for Atheist, Kelly Shaefer, recently spoke with with us at length concerning Atheist and to a lesser degree about his new band Neurotica which was formed in 1994 as a (then) side-project.
Ron Jarzombek of Spastic Ink / WatchTower
Interviewed in February 2000 by Noel
Spastic Ink is a solo project of former Watchtower guitarist Ron Jarzombek. Watchtower dissolved due to physical aliments and certain members other commitments. Ink Complete specializes in super-complex instrumental fusion metal. Jarzombek’s distinctive style is in top form here. There are few other bands that possess such technical and musical prowess. Completely brilliant in it’s complexity and unique original thought. Currently the line-up seems to be Sean Malone (ex-Cynic), Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus/Testament), and and none other than former Watchtower vocalist Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys), and drummer Richard Christy (Death/Control Denied) but that is yet too be determined. So be prepared too dive into a glimpse within the Watchtower Past and Spastic Ink Future.
Interviewed Jan.29, 2000 by EvilG
GODLY!! That was my reaction upon hearing Kamelot’s latest offering “The Fourth Legacy.” This CD has everything – the fast aggressive double kickers, excellent lead guitars, great vocals, the melodic, the gentle, the thoughtful. Upon first listen it’s understandable to assume this is a European band. However, the band are based out of TAMPA, Florida, USA! They are getting excellent push from their label, Noise Records, for this, their second CD to be released in North America. So some of us have some catching up to do. Fans of power / melodic bands should do themselves a favor and check this band out today!
I was given the honor to talk with Kamelot’s guitarist – Thom Youngblood.
Interviewed in Jan. 2000 By Rick
“I WANNA ROCK is the battle cry of STEAMROLLER, CRUSHING FRAGILE ROCK is our credo. What does “Crushing Fragile Rock” mean? Let me spell it out for you; there is only one true ROCK. That which stands it’s ground undeniable, a force unchallenged for its integrity. Be it in music, politics, social ideals, industry or patriotism. It’s TRUTH unwavering. Stand for what you believe in; stand up knowing who you are. If you don’t know who you are then sit down before the “ROCK” until you do. Do not meander about amongst the grains of sand spilling out onto our land as a giant mound in an attempt to mirror the fortitude and magnitude of the “ROCK”, for yours will indeed be fragile and the STEAMROLLER will crush you.”
That is a part of the Steamroller Creed. Coming from the once mighty metal breeding ground of California, Steamroller are intent on bringing their sound to the masses.
Interview With Sebastian Bach
Interviewed December 1999 by EvilG
With 22 million albums sold world wide, Sebastian Bach is not the most humble of metal gods. However, he was a very funny guy to talk with and the rumors are true – this guy is always on eleven! for anyone who thinks that a singer like Sebastian Bach has no place in a metal webzine like “Metal Rules!!” then I feel sorry for you because Sebastian has one of the best voices in metal. Put a song like “Slave To The Grind” up against any glam band it it totally obliterates it. This style of music is continued on Bach’s new CD “Bring ‘Em Bach Alive” which features 5 new tracks (one written with and recorded with Wolf Hoffman of Accept fame) and 11 live tracks of some of Skid Row’s best material. I got the honor of chatting with Baz on a Sunday afternoon in early December. What follows is a discussion about his new band and CD, his departure from Skid Row along with a loads of other stuff. Bach is BACK – read on and enjoy!