Yearly Archives: 2013


Finnish glamsters Reckless Love paint the world in day-glow colours on their third album of catchy pop metal, “Preachers Of The Night”. Featuring surprising Sabbath like grooves, Whitfield Crane talks about the new Ugly Kid Joe album. We also chat to Floor Jansen about the new ReVamp album and the likelihood of her Nightwish tenure becoming permanent, plus there are interviews with Devildriver, Harem Scarem

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Featuring elements of Helloween, Gamma Ray, Accept and Children Of Bodom in their sound, Romanian Euro metallers Powerwolf rip our throats out with a grin on their furry canine faces on latest album “Preachers Of The Night”. Victor Smolski talks about the fantastic Lingua Mortis Orchestra album, plus we catch up with former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted about his new self-titled band,

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Five Finger Death Punch mix it up with the first part of a twin album release that seems them adding new styles to their rampant modern metal formula. Vikings Amon Amarth return with their ninth album of death metal mayhem. Todd La Torre breathes fresh new life into Queensryche, whose latest album is a startling return to form. We chat to Ritchie and Candice about the new Blackmore's Night release ...

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Every generation has its iconic artists. No other band left a deeper mark on metal in the 90's than PANTERA. Raging, roaring and bulldozing their way through the metal scene, these Texans have left a lasting legacy. At their front stood anger and hostility personified, PHILIP H. ANSELMO. Now the living legend is back with the first solo album in his hard hitting career: "Walk Through Exits Only"! ...

Phil Anselmo song premier‏


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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES “…it’s not about getting air-lifted in a f**king chopper and acting like we’re better than you are. We’re from the same place; there is no community that stands between us. I was homeless, my mom was a maid, I grew up on food stamps. I’m a success […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Goo Goo Dolls take centre stage this month with the chilled and polished mainstream pop rock on their delightful new album, “Magnetic”. We talk to Alice In Chains, who return with a cool new offering, plus we travel to Finland to catch up with ex-Stratovarius maestro Timo […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen talks about the band’s spanking new album, which the record label are hoping to sell more than a million copies of. As you might have noticed, we talk to Amaranthe, who adorn our special extra cover this month, plus we catch up with Oli […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Wednesday 13 talks about new album “Dixie Dead” and says, “If I am in the movie at all, I will probably just be an extra that gets shot in the head!” of his upcoming movie directorial debut. We catch up with supergroup Voodoo Circle, Finnish power metal […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Happy happy Helloween! “It doesn’t matter how old you are, it doesn’t matter how many albums you’ve done, because suddenly there’s a priority with the new one.It’s like being back twenty years: your tank is refilled completely, your energy is there again and you’re ready to go […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES  Describing his music as ‘wrongly beautiful’, HIM singer Ville Valo announces that the band, will be playing at Download festival next year. We catch up with radio rockers Hinder and Mickey Thomas from pop rockers Starship joins us for lunch. We talk to Destruction, AOR, Dante Fox, […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES  Corey Taylor tells us about Stone Sour’s fourth album, the first part of a sweeping double-disc concept. Geoff Tate tells us about life after Queensryche, we talk to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Country Communion, Rick Springfield, Chris Daughtry, Mob Rules, The Sword, I Killed The Prom Queen, Trail […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES  From drugs and alcohol abuse, to struggling relationships, Jacoby Shaddix shares his darkest moments, as reflected on new album “The Connection”. We get up close with Jyrki from The 69 Eyes, plus we chat to Devin Townsend about his amazing new album, Skunk Anansie return with a new disc, […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Classic rockers Rival Sons come of age with third full-length release “Head Down”, our album of the month. Vinnie Paul tells us about Hellyeah’s surpisingly hard-hitting new album, plus we join Kamelot in Germany for a preview of their first album with new vocalist Tommy Karevic and […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Maria Brink takes centre stage again this month when she talks to us about In This Moment’s latest release, “Blood”. We talk to Testament about their latest release, Powerplay album of the month “Dark Roots Of Earth”. And we chat to Ugly Kid Joe, back together after […]

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