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Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein Interview

Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (Misfits/Doyle) - by Jay Rollins Congratulations on recently partnering Doyle with EMP Label Group for your upcoming release, As We Die. You and Megadeth’s David Ellefson, EMP Label Group’s namesake, have been friends for a couple of decades and now you are teaming up. Who approached who

MOTOGRATER (EMP) Interview

MOTOGRATER (EMP) Interview by JAY ROLLINS Motograter, named after their highly technical signature instrument, is about to release their 2nd full length album Desolation. Legions had been waiting since 1995 for the self-titled debut in 2003 and now, 13 years later, even more people are anticipating the new work due out

“Warrior Soul” Interview

"Warrior Soul" Interview by Jay Rollins Kory Clarke is the frontman who has been calling for societal change since Warrior Soul’s inception in 1987 and their critically acclaimed 1990 debut record Last Decade Dead Century. Warrior Soul defined a sound by amalgamating aspects of punk, glam metal, and pure rock ‘n’

“Suicide Silence” Interview

"Suicide Silence" Interview by Jay Rollins Suicide Silence: We wrote an honest record… With Suicide Silence’s release of their self-titled album less than 20 days away followers around the world are feeding into a social media anxiety that a band they once considered the epitome of deathcore are changing their musical direction.

“Aborted” Interview by Jay Rollins

by Jay Rollins After over two decades Aborted are still experiencing steady growth. The Necrotic Manifesto, your last release before this year’s Retrogore, was put out in 2014 and seemed to be the band’s best received record up to that point. Within the last few years you’ve become a truly international

Twisted Special Holiday Interview with Twisted Sister’s

Jay Rollins’ Twisted Special Holiday Interview with Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French Interview by Jay Rollins Happy Holidays to all you Sick Motherfucking Friends of Twisted Sister from everyone at Metalheads Forever Magazine! I know you wanna rock and you’re not gonna take it until Jay Jay French comes out to play.

“EXTREMA” INTERVIEW

"EXTREMA" By Jay Rollins Italy is a breeding ground for metal, I have spoken with 3 drastically different bands from Milan alone. Iím sure most are familiar with Lacuna Coilís roots stemming from Italy but, as die hard thrash fans know, you have been on the scene since 1985 creating some of

“HELSTAR” Interview

"HELSTAR" By Jay Rollins You seem to have had a healthy working relationship with David Ellefson for many years, first being labelmates on Combat records, then having him produce 1995’s Multiples of Black, and now you have signed to EMP Underground. What brought you guys together this time? Did you bring your

“ENSLAVED” INTERVIEW

By "Jay Rollins" Like their Viking forefathers of yore, Enslaved utilizes meticulously crafted instruments of metal to spread Norse culture into new terrain. Concepts rooted in early European polytheology developed over a millennium ago are adapted into contemporary extreme music and spread globally. Sincere respect for Norse heritage is exuberated through

“Voivod” Interview

By "Jay Rollins" Denis "Piggy" D'Amour (Never Forgotten R.I.P) Michel “Away” Langevin / Denis “Snake” Bélanger / Dan “Chewy” Mongrain / Dominique "Rocky" Laroche Isolation as a facilitator for inspiration has produced some exceptional art. Perhaps the Canadian wilderness was the underlying factor in Voivods distinctive sound. Each album is curated around an

“A KILLERS CONFESSION” INTERVIEW

By "Jay Rollins" Without the need for a formal audition Waylon Reavis was picked up by Mushroomhead because of his obvious talent. A young adult eager to explore the world through his music. He polished his talent within the group only to be let go on account of a notoriously controlling

“ANOTHER LOST YEAR” INTERVIEW

by "Jay Rollins" 2016 seems to be shaping up as a pinnacle year for Another Lost Year with this summer’s release of Alien Architect debuting at #8 on Billboard (Regional Heatseeker) charts. Where were you guys when you first heard that you placed on Billboard and how did you celebrate? Adam had

“MECHANICAL GOD CREATION” INTERVIEW

By "Jay Rollins" In 2013 Artifact of Annihilation was released with all around positive acceptance. The album was partially recorded between Math Lab and Alpha Omega studio, however mixing/mastering took place at Garage Studio in Canada with Crytopsy’s own Christian Donaldson. How did you come to ask him? Was there anything

“CO-OP” INTERVIEW

By "Jay Rollins" CO-OP obviously has a close link to Alice Cooper through Dash, and you guys take Alice Cooper tracks, such as “Run Down the Devil” and “Billion Dollar Babies”, and give them a grittier CO-OP twist. Have you felt pressured in any way to come out of his shadow

“ERADIKAL INSANE” INTERVIEW

By "Jay Rollins" Eradikal Insane is already back to work on a follow-up to 2015’s Mithra which delivered brutal track after brutal track. Featured on the album were guest vocalists Triv (Kronos), Julien Truchan (Benighted) and Sven De Caluwé (Aborted). How has the writing process for the new album been going

“SURVIVE” INTERVIEW

By "Jay Rollins" Japan may not be the first country people think of when they think of metal but the tradition of the genre can be traced back decades, just listen to the 80’s powerhouse Sabbat, and Survive have earned their place in the lineage. In addition to your own headlining

“DESECRATE” INTERVIEW

Classical allusions on the album Orpheus are plentiful. Considering the album name itself refers to a classical figure heavily associated with arts and music, with songs like “To the Hades and Back” and “The Grecian Urn”, perhaps also a reference to John Keats’ poem, it is hard to miss the

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