Billy Graziadei On Powerflo, Biohazard, And More

Powerflo is the new group featuring Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), Christian Olde Wolbers (ex-Fear Factory), Billy Graziadei (Biohazard), Rogelio Lozano (ex-Downset.), and Fernando Schaefer (Worst). Today the band is releasing their début album on New Damage Records, and we have an exclusive interview with one of the brains behind the project. Billy Graziadei opened up about the beginning and future of Powerflo, the latest on Biohazard, and much more in our exclusive new chat. Read it below. Continue reading

Philip H. Anselmo On His Upcoming Projects, The Housecore Records Family And More

After over thirty years in the scene, Philip H. Anselmo remains one of the biggest names in the business. From his time fronting Pantera, to his numerous other projects, Phil’s love of music has taken him in several directions over the years, and he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. One of his newest projects, Scour, absolutely destroyed Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn last week, and before their set I got to speak with the legendary vocalist about everything going on in the world of Phil. The front man reveals that new music from Scour and The Illegals is coming, hints at two other projects, talks about his special performance with Warbeast next month, shares his opinion on the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight, and much, much more. Continue reading

Ben Falgoust On Vengeful Ascension, Goatwhore’s Future, And More

The almighty Goatwhore will be unleashing Vengeful Ascension on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records, and as the press release correctly states, this record is “a sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band’s signature brand of audio venom.” 

I recently got to speak with vocalist Ben Falgoust in detail about the new record, the band’s history, future plans, and much more. Continue reading

Suffocation’s Derek Boyer Discusses The New Lineup, …Of The Dark Light, And More!

Suffocation will be releasing …Of The Dark Light on June 9th via Nuclear Blast, and we have an exclusive preview of the new record for you today. Before their recent set here in New York City, I got to sit down with bassist Derek Boyer to talk about the upcoming album, the new lineup, the Morbid Angel tour, and much more. Continue reading

Anders Nyström And Roger Öjersson Discuss Katatonia’s New Album, Tour Dates, And More

Katatonia recently wrapped up “The Fall Of Hearts North American Tour” here in New York City, and have now set their sights on the rest of 2017. While they were here in town, I got to sit down with guitarists Anders Nyström and Roger Öjersson to talk about their new album, upcoming tour plans, and much more. Enjoy the exclusive chat below! Continue reading

Trevor Peres On The New Obituary Album, Future Tour Dates And More

It’s only April, but Obituary has already had one hell of a year. Not only did they release their new self-titled album last month on Relapse Records, but they brought that crushing new material to the stage on this year’s massive Decibel Magazine Tour. I got to catch up with guitarist Trevor Peres at the tour’s recent stop in New York City to discuss their new record, animated videos, future touring plans, and much more. Check it out below! Continue reading

Pallbearer Discusses Their Signature Sound, Heartless, And More!

Pallbearer released Heartless to the masses last month, and as Hansel said in his 8/10 review, this band was “faced with the Herculean task of following up 2014’s Foundations of Burden, and they’ve passed with flying colors.

The guys recently celebrated album’s release with a special show here in Brooklyn, and I got to sit down with the band to discuss the new material, their signature sound, and much more. Enjoy the fun chat below, and pick up Heartless today! Continue reading

So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield

If you know me at all, you know that Metallica is my favorite band of all time, and you know that James Hetfield is one of the biggest inspirations in my life. It’s been that way ever since I first heard Master Of Puppets in the hallways of my middle school, and the love for this band is still as strong today. When I heard that Mark Eglinton was working on the first and only biography of James Hetfield, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I’ve followed Hetfield’s career more than most, and any chance I have to learn more is a welcomed opportunity. While this book did not tell me anything that I didn’t already know, because I’m as die-hard at they come, it’s still a brilliant look into one of heavy metal’s most important icons. Continue reading

Royal Thunder – Wick

Royal Thunder‘s debut album, CVI, and its follow-up, Crooked Doors, set the bar high for the Atlanta rockers in the music scene. The band was only two albums in, and yet their growth as musicians and songwriters had fans immediately hooked, and instantly begging for more. The group’s latest offering, Wick, showcases the band’s evolution once again, but they’ve managed to portray their passion in an even more raw, and fascinating way. Continue reading