Sep 29

Ardek of Carach Angren discussed US tour, new video and orchestration work.

Carach Angren -9Carach  Angren has rapidly become a very successful band in North America since they toured the continent for the first time a few years ago. Their stage presence and their unique eerie type of sound make every show not only a good metal show, but it also becomes a whole shocking visual experience. Currently, Carach Angren is back on the North American roads as support for Rotting Christ (in the first leg of their tour) and as supporting act for Kataklysm (for the second leg of the tour) in Canada and some East coast dates. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Tony Kakko of Sonata Arctica talks about The Ninth Hour & US tour.

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Sonata Arctica is about to release their 9 studio album titled The Ninth Hour, a power metal album that continues where Pariah Child left off in terms of heaviness, melody, and speed. Sonata Arctica through the years has made some serious changes to their initial sound, but it seems that The Ninth Hour continues the journey towards that heavy and melodic sound that they are known for.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Bob Katsionis of Serious Black discussed Mirrorworld, ProgPower USA & Firewind.

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Serious Black was formed at the beginning of 2014 and since the released of their first album As Daylight Breaks (2015) they surely have become a huge success. In 2016 they are releasing their second album titled Mirrorworld, and after have toured Europe with the likes of Gamma Ray and Helloween, they crossed the Atlantic for a special show at ProgPower USA a few weeks ago. They are now are on the road for their first-ever Europan headlining tour this fall. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

The Age of Metal speaks with Paul Speckmann of Master at Full Terror Assault

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Master is one of the most legendary death metal bands in existence, and even after over thirty years, this band is still going strong. Master was touring the United States in support of their newest album An Epiphany of Hate, and conveniently made a stop at the Full Terror Assault festival in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. I’ve seen Master multiple times, and they killed it once again at this festival. Playing a combination of older material such as “Master” and newer material such as “Subdue the Politician” Master played a set that truly embodies their brutal legacy. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Tom & Henrik of Evergrey talked about The Storm Within.

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Evergrey recently released their new album The Storm Within and soon they will be embarking on a European tour supporting Delain. The new Evergrey album picked up where Hymns for the Broken left off, but with a much darker tone. Something that is not only pleasing to the ear, but it also it reflects on how much Evergrey has grown as a band. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Full Terror Assault Review – Day 3

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The sad-awaited day of the last day of Full Terror Assault finally approached. But it was a busy day! In the morning, I spent a little bit of time exploring the town of Cave-In-Rock with my Falkenburry campmates, but inevitably things have to get more brutal! Early in the day, I was busy coordinating my Master interview so I didn’t start watching bands until around 4 PM. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Full Terror Assault Review – Day 2

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After spending my first night in a tent, it was finally time for the first official day of Full Terror Assault. I hung out with the Falkenburry’s and their camp mates until Dismemberment came on. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Ryan O’Keeffe of Airbourne discussed the new album Breakin’ Outta Hell

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Australia’s Airbourne has been the tangible representation of modern Rock N Roll since the release of their first album Runnin Wild (2007), even though, their critics have compared their sound to their countryman of AC/DC, Airbourne since their debut has created their very own type of Rock N Roll, a modern energized version that comes to life at every live show the band plays.

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Sep 10

Full Terror Assault Review – Day 1

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Day 1 of the festival was very interesting. And that’s because most of the day was driving to the location, and getting lost on the drive. Here’s some background on the festival: Full Terror Assault is taken place in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. This little town is in the area of Illinois that borders the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri. It was cheaper for me to fly into Nashville, rent a car, and drive to the festival. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Peter Tägtgren of PAIN talks about Coming Home

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PAIN is about to be 20 years old, and since day one Peter Tägtgren has been in charge of creating every bit of that intricate and singular sound that PAIN is well-known for. This month he is releasing the 8th PAIN studio album titled Coming Home. Even though the album shares the style and the signature sound of PAIN, the music is far different from You Only Live Twice (2011) the band’s previous record.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Jason Keyser of Origin discussed Full Terror Assault Open-Air

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Full Terror Assault is on its second year of gathering the most extreme acts in metal, and putting them in the middle of the woods. So what better band to include in this unorthodox line-up than Origin? No one can deny that Origin made their legacy on their inhuman technicality, while combining the perfect amount of brutality in the equation. And at America’s first true open-air festival, the fans were more than happy to stand in the rain and headbang with these tech death icons. Read the rest of this entry »

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