Bj?rn Eilen of Warhead

August 24th, 2005
by EvilG

Benjamin Zur Heide - bass guitar & vocals, Peter Breitenbach - drums, Bj?rn Eilen - vocals & guitarsBj?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.”

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Kelly Shaefer of ATHEIST

August 24th, 2005
by EvilG

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.

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Ron Jarzombek – Spastic Ink / WatchTower

August 24th, 2005
by EvilG

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.

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KAMELOT’s Thomas Youngblood

August 24th, 2005
by EvilG

Interview With Kamelot’s Thomas Youngblood – January 29th, 2000

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.

 

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Steamroller

August 24th, 2005
by EvilG

Steamroller
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. 

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Sebastian Bach

August 24th, 2005
by EvilG

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! 

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Breaker – Mark (drums) & Jim (vocals)

August 24th, 2005
by EvilG

Mark Klein (drums) & Jim Hamar (vocals) of
Breaker

Interviewed December, 15, 1999 by Waspman

As we hurtle towards the Millennium, it seems that an ever-increasing number of bands are looking backwards to the 80’s for inspiration. One need only look at the current Hammerfall craze for a perfect example of this. At the same time, it seems that many bands from the 80’s are trying to capitalize on this resurgence of “true” metal and reforming to show these new whipper-snappers a thing or two.

There were a number of metal hotbeds in the 80’s (Los Angeles and the Bay Area immediately come to mind), but one that was generally overlooked was Cleveland. Yes, Cleveland. Bands such as Shok Paris, Purgatory, and Destructor all made waves in the halcyon days of “true” metal. However there was one band that stood out, even then. Taking their name from both a classic Accept song and album, this band broke out quick and fast and then seemingly disappeared just as quickly. That band was, and is, Breaker. Having recently reformed because of the constant demands from their loyal European fanbase, Breaker are back to kick your teeth in and blow your eardrums. What’re you gonna do about it?

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Lars Ratz of Metalium

August 24th, 2005
by EvilG

Metal Rules!! Interview With Lars Ratz of Metalium

By EvilG, December 1999

Metalium are getting a lot of press on this side of the pond thanks to the fact that Chris Caffery from Savatage is one of the members in the band. However, the main-brain behind Metalium is bassist and founder Lars Ratz. The band are currently writing the second part of the story that began with “Millennium Metal Chapter One.” Lars seems to be a nice enough guy despite his critical comments about my less than thorough knowledge of Accept…oh well at least we were forgiven… :-)

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Thomas G. Warrior – Celtic Frost/Apollyon Sun

August 24th, 2005
by EvilG

Metal Rules!! Interview with Tom G. of Celtic Frost (this picture is totally classic!)

Interview With Thomas Fisher (aka Thomas Gabriel Warrior) of Celtic Frost and Apollyon Sun

Interview By EvilG, November 1999

Ask any fan of extreme metal what bands pioneered the scene and you’ll get a mixture of responses…Venom, Possessed, Kreator, Bathory etc., etc.. Many (myself included) look to Celtic Frost. They were the first band I heard who were so extreme. They were also the first band I had heard who who combined this extremity with female vocals and orchestrational elements. Thus emerged a unique blend of metal, doom, and what can only be called Celtic Frost. At the beginning you couldn’t compare this band to anyone, that’s how original and different they were! Yes it was grounded in metal but it wasn’t what I personally was used to. Seeing them for the first time in the “Circle of The Tyrants” video was what really got me into the band.

Unfortunately, as the band made it’s way into the 90’s something went awry. By April 1993 the band had packed it in. Now with the proper re-release of Celtic Frost’s back catalog (minus Cold Lake) we have the opportunity to reflect back on what Celtic Frost was and what their contribution to the metal community has been. Rumors about a possible reunion and a new album have been circulating…and guess what? – There is truth behind these rumors! Read on and find out about Celtic Frost and Apollyon Sun (Tom’s new band). 

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Pat Reyes of Dali’s Dilemma

August 24th, 2005
by EvilG

Metal Rules!! Interview with Pat ReyesPat Reyes of Dali’s Dilemma

Interviewed in November 1999, by Steve

 

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Moonspell Vocalist Fernando Ribeiro

August 24th, 2005
by EvilG

Moonspell - the interview

Moonspell Vocalist Fernando Ribeiro
Interviewed in October 1999 by EvilG

Moonspell are one of those bands that your either get – or you don’t. For me it has been a gradual process. They are the type of band that grows on you with each listen. Their moody dark form of metal is best listened to when in a pensive mood and with an open mind. I first heard Moonspell on their CD “Irreligious.” After repeated listens they really started growing on me. This is different from most of the other metal I listen to but it’s also refreshing because you cannot compare Moonspell to anybody. They are their own band with their own style firmly rooted in METAL. 

When I was given the chance to speak to Moonspell’s lead vocalist, Fernando Ribeiro, I was quite excited. I knew the guy was deep and complex, as  reflected in Moonspell’s lyrics, so I knew I was in for an interview which would probably be unlike most others. I was right.

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HANKER’s Drummer Luc

August 24th, 2005
by EvilG

HANKER Interview
Hanker – Canada’s Best Kept
True Metal Secret Exposed!

Interviewed in Nov. 1999 by EvilG

If you haven’t heard about Canada’s Hanker, you soon will. It wasn’t until only a few months ago that we actually heard them and we were surprised that they haven’t been snatched up by one of the bigger labels. I do think however that with the right break, these guys will become a band that most of you will hear about and if you haven’t – here’s perhaps your first chance to do so.

We are pleased to present you with this interview with Hanker’s drummer Luc. We’d like to thank Rejean, Hankers manager, for setting this up for us, and thanks to Pierre the man behind www.hankermetal.com, and of course Luc and the rest of the guys in Hanker! 

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Chuck Schuldiner of DEATH

August 24th, 2005
by EvilG

Chuck Schuldiner: The pain of a genius

Interviewed in September 1999 by Patricia Renda

A few months ago, we received a memo from Nuclear Blast saying that, for everybody’s amazement, Chuck Schuldiner, the leader of the world’s most important death metal band, was about to begin a series of treatments against a brain tumor, discovered right after the end of the recordings of Control Denied’s CD –  his other band apart from Death. During August, after wishing his best and his full recover, we were lucky to be one of the twenty magazines around the world to receive the Control Denied CD, entitled "The Fragile Art of Existence", enclosed with a proposal to interview Chuck himself. We surely couldn’t let this opportunity to talk to him slip through our fingers. After all, we wanted to know how things are and wish him the best of luck personally. Here’s what happened during this cheerful interview. 

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Jon Drenning of Crimson Glory

August 24th, 2005
by EvilG

Crimson Glory

Jon Drenning of Crimson Glory
Interviewed in October 1999 By EvilG

Many people haven’t forgotten Crimson Glory and for those who think their place in the history of metal was insignificant then I suggest you look deeper. Crimson Glory’s first two CD’s have influenced many newer bands riding the progressive / power metal wave today. On the eve of the North America release of their CD “Astronomica” I was given the honor of talk with Jon Drenning of Crimson Glory. Read on and discover what the band’s plans are for the new millennium and why they have returned to the metal arena once again. 

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Nalle Osterman, Drummer For Gandalf

August 24th, 2005
by EvilG

Nalle Osterman, Drummer For Gandalf
Interviewed in October 1999 by EvilG

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