Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! conducted an interview with vocalist Johan Hegg of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH on July 22 at the Hartford, Connecticut stop of this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
Bloody Disgusting‘s Jonny conducted an interview with Rob Zombie on July 28 at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in Clarkston, Michigan. They discussed Zombie‘s upcoming “Great American Nightmare” attraction as well as his upcoming live DVD, which he states will not be your typical live concert fare. They also talked about Zombie‘s next movie – the non-horror-though-nonetheless-bloody “Broad Street Bullies”, about the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team of the 1970s that were famous for beating the Soviet Union’s team at the time and notorious for their violent tactics on the ice.
Earlier in the month, Guitarhoo! conducted an intervied with guitarist Teemu Mantysaari of the Finnish epic metal group WINTERSUN. Teemu shares his background and early days as musician, how he joinedWINTERSUN in 2004, WINTERSUN‘s approach to performing its intricate and multi-layered arrangements live, the guitar gear he prefers and more.
Austria’s Stormbringer.at webzine conducted an interview with HELLYEAH vocalist Chad Gray and drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott at this year’s edition of the Nova Rock festival, which was held June 14-16 on the Pannonia Fields in Burgenland, the easternmost federal state of Austria (near Nickelsdorf and the Hungarian and Slovak borders).
Guitar legend Zakk Wylde, the man who turned heavy metal touring into a journey of fantastical excess with his band BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and as lead guitarist for OZZY OSBOURNE for over 20 years, recently sat down with Shanda Golden of “In The Vault” at the Knitting Factory in Reno, Nevada to talk about the paperback release of his book, “Bringing Metal To The Children”.
“MK Ondergrond” (meaning “Underground” in Afrikaans) conducted an interview with guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallersOPETH at this year’s Wacken Open Air festival. (Note: The intro is in Afrikaans, but the interview was conducted in English).
“MK Ondergrond” (meaning “Underground” in Afrikaans) conducted an interview with vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway of British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH at this year’s Wacken Open Air festival. (Note: The intro is in Afrikaans, but the interview was conducted in English).
CFRU-FM, airing at 93.3 on the FM dial, a campus radio station based at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, conducted an interview with bassist Nick Schendzielos of Arizona extreme metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY at this year’s edition of the Heavy T.O. festival, which took place at Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Matt Hill from Metal Gods TV conducted an interview with guitarist Alex Skolnick of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT at this year’s edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held at Catton Park, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom.
RoarRock.co.uk conducted an interview with bassist Doris Yeh of Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC at this year’s edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom.
Yell! Magazine conducted an interview with vocalist Ben Falgoust of New Orleans, Louisiana’s sons of American no-frills-black-metal-meets-death-‘n’-roll GOATWHOREHeavy MTL festival, which was held last weekend (August 11-12) at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
Dries Van Damme of the Belgian national radio station Studio Brusselconducted an interview with guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a.Silenoz) of Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR at this year’s Graspop Metal Meeting:
Caleb Shomo, the lead singer for Attack Attack and talked about his Beacon Moment.
The Beacon Moment is a decision, experience or choice in life that shapes the outcome of the rest of your life. In this interview, Caleb talks about the pivotal change when he started singing lead vocals for the band.
Jeremy Lafrentz of Backstage Entertainment conducted an interview with Jeffrey Nothing, the haunting voice behind Cleveland’s pioneering alterna-metal collective MUSHROOMHEAD, before the band’s concert at Sokol Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska during the “Hed 2 Head 3” tour with (HED)P.E.
Loudwire‘s Liz Ramanand conducted an interview with vocalist Jesse Leach of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE prior to the band’s appearance at New England Metal & Hardcore Festivalin Worcester, Massachusetts.