The 18th of April 2005
Nosturi, Helsinki Finland
Review and pics by Arto Lehtinen
April 25th, 2006
The 18th of April 2005
Review and pics by Arto Lehtinen
April 24th, 2006
Review by Arto Lehtinen
Pics by Tero Honkasalo
April 23rd, 2006
Arch Enemy / Chimaira / God Forbid / Hate Eternal
**Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland
April 21st, 2006
SE CONQUER ALL FESTIVAL
by Brat and Turner, photos by Brat
There is something to be said about the music we listen to representing the state of our mind. Those of you who have met me on the forum, at a gig or festival, or have read other reviews I have written will know that I’m the flower metal chick, so it’s understanding that I received so many questions and shocked reactions when I voiced my intentions of seeing BEHEMOTH. Plus HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH were playing and I wanted to see them again.
April 17th, 2006
INTERVIEW BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ AND ARTO LEHTINEN
PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ
(Thanks to Lana Morganella for helping with the transcription)
Gamma Ray has become one of the leading names in the flourishing power metal genre. When it is widely known that most of Gamma Ray’s albums are well written and catchy power metal. Kai Hansen’s Gamma Ray visited Helsinki early this year by playing a one-off gig in Tavastia Club. Unfortunately the whole interview schedule went totally upside down due to Henjo’s accident on the ferry the night before. Therefore our private interview session became a normal general press event where several people asked all kinds of things.
April 15th, 2006
Slave To the System’s
Damon Johnson of Slave To the System and Alice Cooper Band recently took time out of his busy schedule to talk to Metal Rules about the current STTS tour, recording the CD, the upcoming Alice Cooper tour and much more.
April 12th, 2006
Herman Li is one of the guitarists from extreme power metal group DragonForce, and recently took the time to answer some of my questions.
* Interview by Shaq
* Pictures provided by Chipster Entertainment
April 11th, 2006
*** Live Review By Shaq ***
April 7th, 2006
April 6th, 2006
Dick Siebert, The Bassist of The Brazilian Thrashers KORZUS
(Additional questions answered by guitarist Silvio Golfetti)
Interview by Arto Lehtinen
An interview series of The Brazilian metal bands continues again. Korzus being one of the longest running thrash metal bands from Brazil was definitely a logical choice for Metal-Rules.Com. Korzus has struggled year after year by putting out killer releases for example their latest output TIES OF BLOOD was a great slab of brutal and grove influenced thrashing metal. Even though Korzus isn’t widely known, the five piece Brazilian metal squad constantly keeps gigging all around Brazil and other South American countries. Therefore it was a great opportunity to interview Korzus’s founding member and bassist Dick Siebert to find out more about this legendary Brazilian thrash metal combo.
April 5th, 2006
Chris Bailey, ex-vocalist of
Interview by Luxi Lahtinen
The legendary Canadian thrashers Infernäl Mäjesty´s new interview was published through Metal-Rules.com in March 2006 in which both the band´s longtime guitarist Kenny Hallman and new, young frontman and throat torturer, Brian Langley, shed some light on Infernäl Mäjesty´s current situation. They especially spoke enthusiastically about the new Infernäl Mäjesty album in the works, titled SYSTEMATICAL EXTERMINATION.
The band changed vocalists with Brian Langley replacing Chris Bailey who was in the band on and off for 17 years. Naturally it was inquired as to what happened with him and what his primary reasons were for leaving the band.
Shortly after the interview was published in Metal-Rules.com, Chris Bailey, the ex-vocalist for Infernäl Mäjesty, contacted me via email, telling me if I wanted to know the real reason why he was not with them any longer, I could reach him at his email address for more info. I did because I felt like it´s always justified to hear from both of the parties impartially, giving both a fair chance to to explain how things were seen from their own points of view.
I need to remind all of you Metal-Rules.com does not take any responsibility for either Kenny´s or Chris´s sayings how truthful they are or are not; who´s telling the truth and who´s lying about what. This all will be left up to you, dear reader, to decide; you draw your own conclusions out of these two fellows´ stories.
Chris Bailey opens up for Metal-Rules.com exclusively and tells his own story about his leaving from Infernäl Mäjesty, so let´s hear him out…
April 5th, 2006
This interview is dedicated to the Nasty Idols front man and founder Andy Pierce from Malmö, Sweden. The band has recently released a compilation with material taken from 3 of their 4 studio albums recorded between the years 1989-1995. I had a chat with Andy where we discussed the bands past, present and future and we also talked about Andy’s projects besides Nasty Idols.
Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Promo Pictures provided by Nasty Idols website
March 29th, 2006
Singer Marc Storace was originally born on the Island of Malta in 1951. At the age of 19 he moved to London while he was trying to start his musical career but only one year later, in 1971, he ended up in a Swiss band called TEA. Together they released three studio albums and toured a lot, mostly in Switzerland but also in U.K and other European countries. In 1976, Marc moved back to London and formed another band called Eaze Money but they never make it big time. A few years later in 1979 Marc was invited to join another Swiss band KROKUS and things really started to change. The band sold millions of records during their “heydays” in the early eighties and up to this date they are still the most successfull Swiss band of all time. Albums like HEADHUNTER, ONE VICE AT TIME and HARDWARE are highly praised hard rock classics. Unfortunately things started to go bad at the very end of the eighties and after several line up changes and some less than successfull albums the band broke up in1989. After the breakup in the early nineties, Marc did several projects and albums with such names and artists as China, Glenn Hughes and Amen. Althought the band did a brief reunion and one studio album in 1995 things really started to roll again in 2003 when KROKUS released their highly acclaimed ROCK THE BLOCK album which went directly to number one in Switzerland and did quite well in the rest of the world. Then, after two very succesfull years of touring and the release of another live albun FIRE AND GASOLINE, lead guitarist and only remaining founder member, Fernando von Arb surprisingly decided to leave KROKUS. Against many expectations the band decided to carry on and they hired old friend Mandy Mayer ( ex -ASIA, Katmandu,Gotthard) , who used to play in KROKUS in 1981, to be their new lead guitar player. At the moment, in the sping of 2006, KROKUS are once again in the studio putting the final touches on the upcoming studio album which should be out in the upcoming months. I met Marc in Stockholm last December and here are the results of our long and interesting discussion about the past,present and future of Marc Storace and KROKUS.
INTERVIEW, LIVE AND OFFSTAGE PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ
TRANSCRIPITON BY DUKE
March 27th, 2006
Manning Bar, Sydney University, Australia
Pics and review by Brat
UNDER RAVEN SKIES was a festival organized by people from Wagga Wagga—half way between Sydney and Melbourne—in the name of the MS Society. What better way to increase the street cred of metal in this hell on Earth than by demonstrating a social conscience.
March 26th, 2006
Rage & Freedom Call