2005

Y&T – Back On The Road

Y&T – Back On The RoadInterview by: Keith McDonald < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />  It has been almost 20 years since Y&T hit the road and played < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />New York, opening for Ace Frehley way back in 1987. The…

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Nuclear Assault

 Nuclear AssaultInterview by Keith McDonald Nuclear Assault has been on the road since 2002 with the reformed band. They released a live record to hold the fans down until a new studio album is ready. While the band was in the New York area I had an opportunity to speak…

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ACCEPT – Wolf Hoffmann discusses the re-union of the classic band line-up, the past, and the possible future of the band?

  INTERVIEW BY MARKO SYRJALA Pictures by Marko Syrjala and www.acceptarchive.com. Transcription by Blake Wolfe There’s no doubt that Accept is a legend and one of the major influences on the development of many bands in today’s metal scene. Accept was originally formed in the early seventies by vocalist Udo…

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Bloodaxe – Nordavinden Lien

Interview with Nordavinden Lien Interview by Lord of The Wasteland **All Pics Courtesy of Bloodaxe Blistering cold, howling winds, Norse history?sounds like your standard theme for a Scandinavian Black Metal CD, right?  Well, in the case of Thunder Bay, Ontario?s Bloodaxe, a one-man band featuring Nordavinden Lien, those themes populate…

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Brazen Abbot – Nikolo Kotzev

Nikolo Kotzev of Brazen AbbotInterview by Anders SandvallThanks to Stefan at Atenzia Records for the helpAlso thanks to Frontiers Records for providing the promo-pictures. Brazen Abbot have recently released their new album MY RESURRECTION which is their 5th album. I had a talk with the band leader Nikolo Kotzev and…

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Krokus – Alive and Well

  Krokus ? Alive & Well Interview with Vocalist Marc Storace Interview by Keith MacDonald Krokus was one of the few, if not only, Swiss hard rock band to have commercial success in the US. In 1995 the ride came to an abrupt end when the band elected to go…

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STRATOVARIUS – Jens Johansson

Stratovarius Keyboardist Jens JohanssonInterview By EvilG / Transcription by DukeLive Pics Metal-Rules.com, Promo Pics from SanctuaryRecords After a turbulent year, Stratovarius has emerged from the soap opera that was the band with a new self-titled album and a new approach. The music is still easily identifiable as Stratovarius, but the…

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DARKEST HOUR: The Lost Interview

DARKEST HOUR: The Lost InterviewBy Gabriel C. Zolman Essentially a black/death band cleverly disguised as metallic hardcore, Darkest Hour is American Melodic Death?s brightest hope?especially in approaching the same intensity that hardcore has long since forgotten, and death metal has long taken for granted.  

Demons & Wizards Guitarist Jon Schaffer

Interviewed by EvilG / Transcription by DukeQuestions by EvilG & Lord of the WastelandPromo Demons & Wizards Pics courtesy of Earsplit PRLive Pics of Jon Schaffer by Lord of the Wasteland The collaboration of Iced Earth songwriter/guitarist Jon Schaffer and Blind Guardian vocalist Hansi K?rsch rocked the metal world in…

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