JAMES MURPHY

August 21st, 2005
by EvilG

James Murphy
Interviewed on June 27, 1998 by EvilG 

Well this is not so much  an interview as it is an update from James that he sent to Metal Rules!!. As there is some really exciting news in here (his return to Testament) I’ve decided to post it here for your reading pleasure.


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KURDT VANDERHOOF OF METAL CHURCH

August 21st, 2005
by EvilG

KURDT VANDERHOOF OF METAL CHURCH
Interviewed on Saturday, August 8, 1998 By EvilG

For those not with it, or perhaps born on a distant planet in a galaxy far, far away, Metal Church have been and thankfully still are one of the great purveyors of “true” heavy metal. We’re not talking punk, hardcore, noise, techno-industrial shit here…this is the real deal. Metal Church have always stood for METAL. Hell, their name says it all.

The interview was done with guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof. There’s a lot of cool stuff below so I hope you read on. If you have any comments on the interview let me know.


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Ian Gillan

August 21st, 2005
by EvilG

Ian Gillan
Interviewed on Sunday September 6th, 1998 by EvilG

“Rock-N-Roll History has few true icons, but among the greats, one name stands the test of time: Ian Gillan. Spanning four decades, Ian Gillan has achieved phenomenal success as a singer, songwriter, actor, and author. He has inspired millions worldwide through his art with Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Today Ian Gillan continues the legacy with his new solo project  Dreamcatcher.” (Forbidden Records, 1998)


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Darrin Scott (ex-Belladonna) of the Spiderbabies

August 21st, 2005
by EvilG

Darrin Scott (ex-Belladonna) of the Spiderbabies
Interviewed on Sept. 20, 1998 by EvilG

Darrin Scott was the lead guitarist on Joey Belladonna’s (ex-Anthrax) self-titled CD. Darrin has since went on to form his own band – Spiderbabies.


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Oscar Dronjak of HammerFall

August 21st, 2005
by EvilG

Oscar Dronjak of HammerFall
Interviewed on Oct. 2, 1998 by EvilG

Hammerfall has become one of my favorite bands over the past year, so the opportunity for a Q-n-A session with guitarist Oscar Dronjak was in a word –  AWESOME! Also, I have nothing but respect for a band that is 100% heavy metal and who are proud of it! Hopefully you’ve heard something from Hammerfall by now, if not then it’s time to do so. Here is the interview, I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed doing it!!


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Paul Mazurkiewicz of Cannibal Corpse

August 21st, 2005
by EvilG

Paul Mazurkiewicz of Cannibal Corpse
Added on December 13, 1998
by Davil L. of Music America

A naked woman disemboweling herself, several hangings and various other self inflicted tortures are depicted on the cover of the new CANNIBAL CORPSE CD. Just another page in a macabre book of morbid tales from Florida’s death metal kings? Well, yes. Not much has changed for these guys other than members in their ten year history. They still produce the most intensely violent and visual music known to man.

Paul Mazurkiewicz has been behind the drum kit since the beginning of this grimly grandiose group and spun me tales of the sick and twisted for about a half hour recently. Read on if you dare!


 

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Flotsam and Jetsam – Jason Ward

August 21st, 2005
by EvilG

Flotsam & Jetsam
Jason Ward of Flotsam & Jetsam
Interviewed December 13, 1998 by EvilG



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W.A.S.P. – Blackie Lawless Interview

August 21st, 2005
by EvilG


W.A.S.P. The Interview
Interviewed in December 1998 by David Lee

 

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Iced Earth – Jon Schaffer

August 21st, 2005
by EvilG

Iced Earth – Interview With Jon Schaffer
Interviewed on Dec. 5, 1998 by EvilG

Iced Earth, a band that has been around for nearly 10 years yet still hasn’t made a noticeable impact in the USA. Why have they been the underdogs? I’ll tell you why, they have never sold out nor changed their sound to accommodate the flavor of the week. This is no bubble gum band and Jon makes no bones about it, Iced Earth are a heavy metal band.


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JEFF WATERS of ANNIHILATOR

August 21st, 2005
by EvilG

JEFF WATERS of ANNIHILATOR
Interviewed on December 9th, 1997 by EvilG

Jeff Waters is the lead guitarist and vocalist (since 1994) for Canada?s best metal band ANNIHILATOR. Recently I was lucky enough to ask Jeff a few questions about the band and the new release “Remains.”


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Per Karlsson of Heathendoom Music / T.A.R.

August 21st, 2005
by EvilG

Per Karlsson of Heathendoom Music / T.A.R.
Interviewed on September 27, 1997 by EvilG

Hopefully by now some of you have heard of Heathendoom Music, a great indie label from Sweden. Bands such as Memory Garden, Fifth Reason, and T.A.R. all call this label home. Per Karlsson who is the drummer for T.A.R. and a Heathendoom Records representative recently took the time to discuss, at length, his label and band.

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MEMORY GARDEN – Guitarist ANDERS LOOSTR?M

August 21st, 2005
by EvilG

MEMORY GARDEN
One of Sweden’s Best Kept Secrets

Interviewed on September 11, 1997 by EvilG

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UNLEASHED POWER – Ken Jacobsen

August 21st, 2005
by EvilG

Ken Jacobsen of Unleashed Power
Reviewed / Interviewed August 13, 1997 by EvilG


Unleashed Power are an aggressive power metal band based out of New York. U.P. are not at all new to the metal scene. Below is a summary of their background from their bio.

Unleashed Power, now U.P., had it’s origin way back in the mid-eighties where the Danish band, Avalon, recorded an LP called “Unleashed Power”, produced by Metallica renowned producer, Flemming Rasmussen. Guitarist, Ken Jacobsen and vocalist, John Mathias were the corner stones of that band. Avalon dissolved with the forming of Unleashed Power in 1989 when Ken Jacobsen and Ed Owen (Drums) joined together. The band now had it’s foundation in New York and was on it’s way to record the first demo “Blindfolded” in 1991, followed by the critically acclaimed demo “Quintet of Spheres” in 1992. Members changed when singer, Joe Karavis, decided to part ways due to musical differences after the demo recordings in 1992. However, the decision to proceed with the full length album “Quintet of Spheres” had already been made, so John Mathias received the call to fill the vocalist position anew. The now transatlantic lineup had a massively impressive response to their 1993/94 debut album “Quintet of Spheres”. After a string of shows in the northeast of the United States, tragedy struck in the summer of 1994 with the untimely death of bassist, John Lievano. Ed Owen’s disillusionment with the destitute prospect of finding a replacement and recording another album sans label, culminated with his departure. Enter J?rg Michael, renowned German drummer, whose credentials include: Mekong Delta, Stratovarious and Rage. Bassist, Tony Spagone joined for the album to fill the vacant position and last, but definitely not least, vocalist, Brian T. Chaffee received the call, as he and U.P. exchanged demos awhile ago. John Mathias had left the band in 1995 feeling unable to do justice to the new direction the group had undertaken, which requires a heavier approach.

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FE26: Paul Fenner

August 21st, 2005
by EvilG

Paul Fenner of Fe26
Interviewed Wed. July 16 1997 By EvilG

Fe26 is a band on the rise. The new CD “A Worldly Story” is now out and the band are currently doing intensive touring to support this killer CD.

I was offered the opportunity to interview the vocalist Paul Fenner and of course I jumped at the chance. Fenner is one of the most original and versatile vocalists in metal today. Just check out their song “10 Degrees And Counting” to hear how he switches from the clean vocal style to a death growl. Now onto the good stuff…the questions!!


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THE GREAT KAT

August 21st, 2005
by EvilG

THE GREAT KAT
INTERVIEW WITH METAL RULES!!
Interviewed on Mon, 03 March 1997 by EvilG

You can either love or hate the Great Kat, but you cannot deny her technical playing ability, sense of humor, nor her strong convictions. Not for the faint-hearted or the slow-minded, her music and attitude is one of a kind. So read on to find out what Kat thinks of contemporary metal, the internet, and why everyone should be listening to and worshipping The GreatKat.


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