RAM – Vocalist Oscar Carlquist

  RAM – Vocalist Oscar Carlquist Interviewed by Alan Gilkeson Formed because they were sick of the misinterpretation of Metal, Ram stand tall against the tide, ‘wolves in a world of sheep.’ Influenced by all the classic Metal bands, writhing with power and muscle, screeching vocals and classy old school…

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Behemoth – Nergal

  Behemoth – Nergal Interview by Alan Gilkeson Soon to be released on Metal Blade records in North America, Behemoth’s EVANGELION attempts to further ensconce them in the Western Hemisphere’s Extreme Metal scene. One of only a handful of Polish band’s to ever make a name for themselves outside their…

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TWISTED TOWER DIRE – Scott Waldrop

Interview with guitarist Scott Waldrop of Twisted Tower Dire Conducted by Robert Williams There are very few American metal acts that play the style of traditional heavy metal that Twisted Tower Dire have so long embraced. It could be argued that the band’s influences lean more towards classic British metal than…

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Helstar – Robert Trevino

Interview and pics by Arto Lehtinen Transcription by David Groves When Helstar formed in Texas in 1982, no-one knew in advance what kind of adventure this five piece would travel through up to 2009. Helstar have undergone a few line-up changes and even broke-up in the middle of the 90’s.…

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SWEDENROCK 2009

    SWEDENROCK FESTIVAL Solvesborg 4-7.07 2008 REPORT AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ AND ARTO LEHTINEN ADDITIONAL REVIEWS BY JARNO HUOVILA   Sjutton också… The summer has arrived, hasn’t it?! Sunny, rainy, and even ice cold weather all together at Sweden Rock However, it is time for the annual march…

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Susperia – Bassist Memnock

Susperia – Bassist Memnock Interviewed by Alan Gilkeson Just three months ago Susperia were riding high, preparing to release their new album ATTITUDE, and anticipating UK tour dates. Then the unthinkable happened. Their singer Athera (Pål Mathisen) fell victim to a massive heart attack and had to undergo a triple…

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July 2009

George Thorogood Confirms Exclusive Guitar Center Sessions Event; New Album Out Tuesday On July 27, guitar legend George Thorogood will perform and speak about his career at an exclusive Guitar Center Sessions event at Guitar Center Hollywood. He will also sign CD copies of his new Capitol/EMI album, The Dirty…

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LEATHERWOLF – Michael Olivieri and Carey Howe

Interview with Michael Olivieri and Carey Howe Conducted by Robert Williams Videography Courtesy of Sandra Torres Since the early eighties vocalist/guitarist Michael Olivieri, guitarist Carey Howe and drummer Dean Roberts have been cranking out a triple axe attack of melodic metal under the banner of Leatherwolf. Currently rounded out by…

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