Interview: Unearth’s Buz McGrath Talks About Co-Headline Tour With Chimaira (Audio)

By Andrew Bansal

2011 has been a hugely successful year for Unearth. They not only put out a killer new album called “Darkness In The Light”, but also played in front of massive crowds on this summer’s Mayhem Festival run. And to round out the year in style, they are currently on a co-headline tour with Chimaira across North America, with support coming from Skeletonwitch and Molotov Solution. Continue reading “Interview: Unearth’s Buz McGrath Talks About Co-Headline Tour With Chimaira (Audio)”

Interview: Edge Of Paradise Singer & Guitarist Talk About Debut Album, LA Metal Scene (Audio)

By Andrew Bansal

Los Angeles-based female-fronted modern heavy metal band Edge Of Paradise put out their debut album “Mask” earlier this year, an album on which the music hits the right balance between being heavy and melodic. Through local gigs in the LA area, the band has used up every possible opportunity to present this material on stage, and continue towards their constant pursuit of booking shows. Continue reading “Interview: Edge Of Paradise Singer & Guitarist Talk About Debut Album, LA Metal Scene (Audio)”

Interview: “Dick Delicious” Talks About New & Old Material, Bands He Hates Most (Audio)

By Andrew Bansal

A comedy metal band based out of Atlanta, Georgia, Dick Delicious and the Tasty Testicles have been around for as long as 19 years, and even though they have more or less succeeded in their aim of putting out music everyone can get a kick out of, the band has gone through a few line-up changes. The latest addition to their line-up is Nashville Pussy guitarist Ruyter Suys. Besides the music releases, their most notable achievement is the Howard Stern award for excellence in music. Yes, you read that right. Continue reading “Interview: “Dick Delicious” Talks About New & Old Material, Bands He Hates Most (Audio)”

Interview: Candlelight Red’s Jeremy Edge Discusses New Album, Opening For KISS (Audio)

By Andrew Bansal

On October 21st, I conducted a phone interview with Jeremy Edge, guitarist/vocalist of Williamsport, PA based rock band Candlelight Red. We discuss the band’s recent shows in Hollywood and Anaheim, their new album, as well as their recent gig as opening band for KISS. Continue reading “Interview: Candlelight Red’s Jeremy Edge Discusses New Album, Opening For KISS (Audio)”

Interview: An In-Depth Conversation With Nekrogoblikon (Audio)

By Andrew Bansal

Their name is Nekrogoblikon, they are based in Los Angeles, and they play goblin metal. I saw them for the first time when they opened for Holy Grail at the Viper Room last April, and became a fan instantly. The next time I got a chance to see them was when they were one of the local openers for the Crush ‘Em All tour at the Key Club in Hollywood on October 16th. Even though it was rudely interrupted by the venue’s stage manager at one point, this interview discusses pretty much everything you would need to know about the band. Continue reading “Interview: An In-Depth Conversation With Nekrogoblikon (Audio)”

Interview: Veil Of Maya’s Marc Okubo Talks About Next Album, Working With Misha Mansoor (Audio)

By Andrew Bansal

When they performed at the Summer Slaughter show at Hollywood’s House Of Blues in 2010, technical death metal band Veil Of Maya managed to capture my attention with their live musicianship. They did complete justice to all of their songs in the short but intense 30-minute set, specially the material from their highly impressive latest album “Id”. After that show, I was eager to get another taste of their live performance , and I got it at the Whisky A Go-Go in November of that year, as they opened up for Darkest Hour and played a longer set. Continue reading “Interview: Veil Of Maya’s Marc Okubo Talks About Next Album, Working With Misha Mansoor (Audio)”