Oct 24

Oscar Dronjak of Hammerfall talks about Built to Last

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The Templars of Metal have returned to the international spotlight and with them their new album Built to Last. Following the incredible success of (r)Evolution, Hammerfall drops yet another great piece of heavy metal goodness. Their new album Built to Last will be released on Nov. 4 via Napalm Records. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Seven Kingdoms – In The Walls EP (2016)


Florida’s most notorious power metal band is back. Seven Kingdoms just dropped their most recent EP titled In The Walls, which continues the developing sound that the band created on their latest album The Fire Is Mine (2012).  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Halestorm/Lita Ford/Dorothy at Marquee Theater (Tempe, AZ 10/11/16)


After witnessing an amazing performance by Halestorm at Hellfest, I wanted to see them again in a more intimate setting. So, when I heard they were coming to Tempe to play at Marquee Theater I knew I had to be at that show. The fact that Halestorm is doing this tour with Lita Ford made it way more appealing as I have been looking  to see Lita live for a long time. So I when down to the Marquee last Tuesday night to catch the show I came across with a huge turn out for a Tuesday night.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Piotr ‘Peter’ Wiwczarek of Vader talked to us about The Empire


Polish death metal outfit Vader is one of the oldest metal that came out from Poland, Vader‘s music has been a different kind of death metal breed as they did the transition from speed/thrash metal to death metal in the late 80’s some elements were carried away creating an undistinguished sound that Vader has been polishing and curing throughout the years. This year they released a new EP titled Iron Times, and by November they will release their new studio album The Empire.

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Oct 08

Gojira unleashed Magma at Marquee Theater (Tempe, AZ 10/04/16)


I saw Gojira three times over the summer, once at Download festival during a rainy and muddy afternoon, the second time at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards ceremony in London, and the third one and more surprising show was at Hellfest in Clisson, France. I was surprised by how much love they received from their own countrymen, the crowd reaction at Hellfest was at the same level of bands like Ghost or Rammstein, it seemed that the French really love and are quite proud of the impact that Gojira have created on the metal scene in the last decade.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Joakim Brodén of Sabaton discussed The Last Stand


Recently someone told me that going to a Sabaton show was like going to a party, you have the music, you have the stage entertainment, you have the drinks (if the venue has a bar), and you have a full room of people singing and jumping up and down to the rhythm of 5 Swedish guys playing heavy metal on stage while enjoying every second of it.

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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.


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.


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 Hammerfall, 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


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.


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 »

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