Sydney progressive metal quartet Red Sea have just released a cool video for their new single, The Art Of Transcending. Check it and it's predecessor out below, as well as the press release.
I spoke to Tuomas Saukkonen from Finnish band, Wolfheart. We spoke about the band's first album, pretty much recorded by Tuomas himself, the 2 following albums, and finished with the new album, 'Constellation Of The Black Light', due out very soon.
Norwegian band, Sirenia, have released a new video ahead of their upcoming album, 'Arcane Astral Aeons', due out October 26th. Check the video out and read a short press release below. Enjoy.
Today I spoke to Rachel Bolan from Skid Row. What a cool guy to chat to. We spoke about the bond between the 3 remaining original members, nearly being killed by windmilling microphones, the 'new' singer, ZP Theart (ex-DragonForce) and the upcoming Australian tour, which he was really pumped about. Tix here. Check links below.
In an interview outside my usual scope, I was lucky enough to talk to John Steel, the original drummer for The Animals on the eve of their Australian tour. What a great guy to chat to. Link below.
Earlier I spoke to Lala from Swiss all-female band, Burning Witches. I didn't expect the interview to take place so quickly, only mentioning the possibility the other day, but here we are. She was a delight to speak to. We spoke about everything from the formation of the band, and worked our way up to chatting about the upcoming album, 'Hexenhammer', which happens to be f*****g awesome. You can hear the interview by clicking the YouTube link below. You can pre-order the album here. Read more about the band and see a video here. Enjoy \m/.
If you would prefer to read the interview, click here
Swiss band Burning Witches, seen above, are releasing their debut album on November 9th, entitled 'Hexenhammer'. It's wild stuff. Check the press release and a video clip below. Pre-order the album here. Hopefully I'll have an interview soon. Looking forward to this.
In news that blew me away, Damon Johnson has announced that he will be leaving Black Star Riders to concentrate on solo and session work. His replacement (from January 1st next year) will be Christian Martucci of Stone Sour.
Symphonic Metal legends, Within Temptation, have released a new single, 'The Reckoning'. It features Jacoby Shaddix from Papa Roach on guest vocals. Check the lyric video below.
I spoke with the delightful Elize Ryd, from Amaranthe, about her start in music, and also about the upcoming Amaranthe album, 'Helix'. It's a great alum and it will be released on October 19th. Check the interview below.