WHITECHAPEL TAKE IT UP A NOTCH AT MAYHEM FESTIVAL 2012

Mayhem Festival is pretty much the most intense show on the planet. It’s a rare moment on the tour when a band can take things up a notch. Whitechapel is one of those bands. Despite the blistering afternoon heat, Whitechapel proceeded to send the crowd into a roaring rage. Fists, sweat, and… Continue reading

The Rituals of Orion Festival with The Black Dahlia Murder

Backstage at Orion Music + More Festival, I caught up with death metal juggernauts The Black Dahlia Murder. The guys claimed that it really took some arm-twisting by Lars (Ulrich, Metallica) to come and play at Orion, and Lars even flew out to see the guys to convince them to… Continue reading

SITTING DOWN WITH THE INDUSTRIALIST – A CONVERSATION WITH BURTON C. BELL OF FEAR FACTORY

Industrial metal legends Fear Factory are back with a new album that has a most appropriate title – The Industrialist. A concept album from the mind of frontman Burton C. Bell, the album comes two years after the band’s 2010 comback effort, Mechanize. It is the band’s first concept album since their two-part… Continue reading

Finding Equilibrium with Doc Coyle of God Forbid

Finding Equilibrium with Doc Coyle of God Forbid      Equilibrium is not an easy thing to find. God Forbid seem to have found it on their latest album, of that very name. God Forbid have expanded there sound on Equilibrium, with tightly-written songs that pack a powerful punch both lyrically and musically. God Forbid have been grinding in the metal underground since… Continue reading

Practicing The Ritual with Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder

Practicing The Ritual with Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder It’s never a good night to have a curse, but it’s always a good night for an interview. I recently got a chance to sit down with frontman Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder to talk about the band’s latest record, Ritual, and their 2012 U.S. Tour. It’s… Continue reading