Craig Nielsen of Flotsam And Jetsam

January 12th, 2005
by Arto Lehtinen

Flotsam And Jetsam have been in the metal scene as long as other so called big and legendary names for example Exodus, Testament, Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica to name a few. The Arizona thrashers have struggled through the years by facing both ups and downs. However, after the vocalist Eric A.K.?s departure and return, and after the megalomaniac Japan tour together with OverKill and Death Angel, the band has finally started working on the follow up to the 2001 release MY GOD. Flots? drummer Craig Neilsen politely unveiled about the upcoming ninth studio album? Enjoy!

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , ,
Posted in 2005 | Comments (0)

Ross Dolan of Immolation

January 11th, 2005
by Luxi Lahtinen



Ross Dolan of Immolation

Intro and questions by Luxi Lahtinen

 

The true Death Metal pioneers from New York, Immolation, have been busy for the past 5-6 months, preparing songs for their 6th full-length opus, recording them at Millbrook Sound Studio under sensitive yet sharp ears of Paul Orofino (who also took care of the production on the last 3 Immolation albums) and getting ready to hit the road again to promote so far their most matured, advanced and strongest album to date musically titled HARNESSING RUIN.

Ross Dolan, the insanely long-haired frontman of Immolation spoke to Metal-Rules.com recently, so let´s hear what he had to say about the new album, their long-time friend and the producer of the last four Immolation albums Paul Orofino, the new guy in the Immolation –ranks Steve Shalaty, the Internet – amongst other interesting topics as well.

Now let´s get immolated gently for a moment, letting Ross to be our guide through HARNESSING RUIN piece by piece…

 

 

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , ,
Posted in 2005 | Comments (0)

Pre – listening session and interview with Vesa Ranta of Sentenced

January 10th, 2005
by Luxi Lahtinen


Pre-listening session and interview with Vesa Ranta of Sentenced at Finnvox Studio for the forthcoming (yet still unrevealed) Sentenced album.

December 21st, 2004
Article and all studio pics Luxi Lahtinen

I received a text message from the drummer of Sentenced, Vesa Ranta, 20th of December 2004 in which he asked whether I could be interested in hearing the band?s latest yet untitled 13-song studio opus in advance. Of course I couldn?t turn such an extraordinary opportunity down and accepted the invitation without hesitations, and went to Finnvox Studio next day straight from my work.

I think I need to point out that I heard the songs for the upcoming Sentenced album only once through and my analysis for the songs is based roughly on my notes that I wrote down while listening to the songs off that record at that time. So it might be better if you, dear reader, didn?t read them too accurately because as I told you already, I had a chance to hear the songs for the new Sentenced album not two or three times or more, BUT just once, and I can hardly remember any longer how these new 13 Sentenced songs sounded like any of that detailed way. So I had to trust to my notes that I managed to write down at Finnvox Studio and if you want to read them through right away, then scroll down to the end of the interview.

For more accurate and detailed info about the new Sentenced album, Vesa Ranta tells in this very interview basically everything from the song writing process of the new songs up to the recording sessions of the new album to the past times of the band, to how and why they even became accused being Nazis (!) by a group of religious people in their hometown Oulu some months ago.

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: ,
Posted in 2005 | Comments (0)

Psychotron Drummer Gert Kopf

January 6th, 2005
by Lord of the Wasteland


Interview with Psychotron Drummer Gert Kopf
Interview by Lord of the Wasteland
All Pics are courtesy of Psychotron.de

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , ,
Posted in 2005 | Comments (0)

Andrea D?twyler – Singer for Lunatica

January 6th, 2005
by Anders Sandvall

Lunatica vocalist, Andrea D?twyler
Interview By Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Frontiers Records for the promo pictures.
Thanks to Stefan at Atenzia records for the help with the interview.

Here comes an interview with Andrea D?twyler, singer for the Swiss band Lunatica. They have recently released their second album FABLES AND DREAMS on Frontier Records. I?ve asked her a bit about the new album but also some general questions about the band as well.

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , , ,
Posted in 2005 | Comments (0)

James Christian

January 4th, 2005
by Anders Sandvall

Interview with James Christian
Interview By Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Frontiers Records for the promo pictures.
Thanks to Stefan at Atenzia records for the help with the interview.

Here is an interview with James Christian who has recently released his second solo album MEET THE MAN. James released his first solo album back in 1994 and is known for his participation in the band House of Lords who were newly re-united and released a new CD in 2004.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: ,
Posted in 2005 | Comments (0)

Jag Panzer Guitarist Mark Briody

December 20th, 2004
by EvilG


Jag Panzer
Interview with Guitarist Mark Briody

Interview by EvilG
Transcription by Nick

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , ,
Posted in Oct-Dec '04 | Comments (0)

Concert Reviews Done in 2004

December 19th, 2004
by Metal Rules
Share

Posted in Jan-Sept '04 | Comments (0)

Metal Mike Chlasciak

December 19th, 2004
by EvilG

Metal Mike Chlasciak
Guitarist for PainmuseuM, Halford, Testament, etc.

Interview by EvilG and Lord of the Wasteland

Most people know the name Metal Mike Chlasciak as guitarist for the Halford band. If you?ve dug any deeper, you know that Metal Mike is, and has been, involved in varying capacities in many other bands. More recently Mike has been added to the Testament line-up, his own band PainmuseuM has released a killer album called METAL FOR LIFE, and it was announced that Mike will be on the next Halford album! We touched on many aspects of Mike?s metal life both current and past.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Oct-Dec '04 | Comments (0)

Bart Frydrychowicz and Yanic Bercier of Quo Vadis

December 16th, 2004
by EvilG


Bart Frydrychowicz and Yanic Bercier of
Quo Vadis

Interviewed by EvilG
Transcription by Nick
All pictures taken by Louis-Charles Levasseur
and used by permission of
troisrivieresmetal.com.

Quo Vadis is the best prog/death metal band I’ve heard since Into Eternity. Both are Canadian bands, but Quo Vadis comes from the burgeoning Quebec metal scene where a long list of extreme metal bands has emerged. For many it all began with VoiVod in the 80′s to newer bands like Cryptopsy, Kataklysm, Gorguts, Martyr, Oblivion, etc…  After I heard the new Quo Vadis album DEFIANT IMAGINATION, I was instantly hooked. The album is miles ahead of everything they’ve done prior to this release. If you are into progressive death metal and bands like Death, you should already know who these guys are. I was given the opportunity to interview guitarist Bart Frydrychowicz and drumgod Yanic Bercier of Quo Vadis. The lengthy (50+min) interview covered things like the new album and why it took a long time coming, the guest appearance of bass legend Steve DiGiorgio on the album, and the band’s determination to get on the road and to make this album the one that really puts them on the international metal map.

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , ,
Posted in Oct-Dec '04 | Comments (0)

Whitesnake live 2004 in Tampere, FINLAND

December 16th, 2004
by Marko Syrjala

Whitesnake

16.11 2004

Tampere Ice Hall, FINLAND

Review and pictures by Marko Syrjala

The "Live: In the Still of the Night" tour landed Finland for the first time in September 2004 when band played in the front of a sold out crowd in Helsinki. A couple of weeks later they returned to play one show in the far North of Finland in Oulu and now they are here again playing a show in Tampere and still there is one more gig left in Turku tomorrow. So in total there are four Ice Hall gigs within three months in Finland by Whitesnake. So the question is, is this band popular or not?

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Oct-Dec '04 | Comments (0)

Markus from Omnium Gatherum

December 13th, 2004
by Anders Sandvall

Markus Vanhala of Omnium Gatherum
Interview By Anders Sandvall
Pictures provided by Sound Pollution
Thanks to Niklas “Hobbe” Andersson at Sound Pollution for help with the interview.

The Finnish act Omnium Gatherum have recently released their second album YEARS IN WASTE on Nuclear Blast. I took the opportunity to ask guitarist Markus Vanhala a few questions about the album and about the band.

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: ,
Posted in Oct-Dec '04 | Comments (0)

Cradle of Filth/Arch Enemy Live In Vancouver December 1st, 2004

December 9th, 2004
by Lord of the Wasteland

Cradle of Filth/Arch Enemy/Bleeding Through/Himsa

Wednesday, December 1, 2004
The Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC  Canada

Live Review & All Photos by Lord of the Wasteland

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Oct-Dec '04 | Comments (0)

Megadeth / Exodus Live In Vancouver Friday, November 26, 2004

December 9th, 2004
by Lord of the Wasteland

Megadeth/Exodus

Friday, November 26, 2004

The Commodore Ballroom

Vancouver, BC  Canada

Live Review & All Photos By Lord of the Wasteland

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , ,
Posted in Oct-Dec '04 | Comments (0)

Machine Head : 6th of November 2004, Tavastia, Helsinki Finland

December 7th, 2004
by Arto Lehtinen

Machine Head
God Forbid, Caliban

November 6th 2004
Tavastia Club Helsinki Finland
Review and Pics by Arto Lehtinen

It was definitely surprising to notice two gigs in a row had been booked for Machine Head in the same club. On the other hand, it isn’t an unexpected surprise to see the SOLD OUT labels nailed on the main entrance door on both nights. Machine Head has always enjoyed a loyal and even fanatical fan base up here in the northern territories. Previously packed gigs especially for the fifth album THROUGH THE ASHES OF EMPIRES was welcomed amongst the Finnish fans by picking up so many items from stores that the album got catapulted to the nation?s chart for weeks. Machine Head have got a whole bunch of new younger fans in recent years who were at least now able to witness their idols in action.

Read the rest of this entry »

Share

Tags: , ,
Posted in Oct-Dec '04 | Comments (0)

Page 687 of 692« First...102030...685686687688689...Last »



Home | About Metal-Rules.com | Staff | Advertise With Us | Staff Openings | Donations

Content is © 2009 Metal-Rules.com. All Rights Reserved.
Graphics by Hammerblaze studio.