Author: Troy Culpan

Journey – Eclipse

Journey – Eclipse

I’ve probably played this album through six or so times so far trying to do this review, and in a way I’m glad it’s taken this long because this album is what we like to call in the business a ‘grower.’  Eclipse is Journey’s first album in three years and their second with vocalist Arnel Pineda, whose vocals are just […]

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FarCry – Optimism

FarCry – Optimism

Melodic Rock is where it’s at and FarCry have it down to a fine art!  Optimism is an album of great catchy songs and is for lack of a better word, awesome.  This is the bands second release after their very well received debut High Gear from a couple of years ago.  What I’m finding is that I’m starting to […]

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The Trews – Hope & Ruin

The Trews – Hope & Ruin

Canadian band The Trews have just released their fourth studio album, their first in three years in Hope & Ruin.  Aussies may have been lucky enough to catch The Trews on their recent visit to our shores where they spent well over a month playing shows and wowing crowds building up a well deserved fan base making radio take notice […]

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Taking Back Sunday – Self Titled

Taking Back Sunday – Self Titled

This self titled effort and new release from Taking Back Sunday is their fifth studio album, but what makes it somewhat special is that it sees the reuniting of the bands original line up from their debut 2002 release and it’s evident that it has made an impact on the material on the album.  This is one good album.  The […]

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Warrant – Rockaholic

Warrant – Rockaholic

For those that aren’t aware, yes Warrant are still around, they do have a different singer and with his inclusion they rock better than ever. ‘Rockaholic’ is Warrant’s first release since 2006’s ‘Born Again’ that featured Black ‘N Blue singer Jaime St James, now with St James out, the failed return of Jani Lane and with former Lynch Mob / […]

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The Great Valley

The Great Valley

Catchy Power Pop Rock music just isn’t done that much anymore, and that makes me somewhat sad as it should be a genre taking over the Universe.  Luckily a band like The Great Valley has come along to keep that tradition of hooks and catchy choruses going and they should be thanked for that.  We thought them so very worthy […]

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Black ‘N Blue – Hell Yeah!

Black ‘N Blue – Hell Yeah!

Black ‘n Blue are Back ‘n Better than ever! This album, the bands first since 1988 and the first on Frontiers Records, ‘Hell Yeah!’ sees the return of the original line up, minus only Tommy Thayer and the return of Jaime St. James who was last heard on record with Warrant but trust me, this is no Warrant album, this […]

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Cinder Road

Cinder Road

We at May the Rock be with You have been fans of Cinder Road from way back when they were still known as Plunge, had the chance to see them live in the States and love what they do.  So it’s great to be able to bring them to our readers, especially for those of you that have never heard […]

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Dave Whitney of Devils In Heaven

Dave Whitney of Devils In Heaven

Devils In Heaven were an Australian group often seen touring around the east coast of Australia during the late 80’s and early 90’s. They had a strong following and in 1992 they were on a talent show called Star Search, they took out the major prize, had a single released called ‘Say a Prayer (One departed)’ and then basically disappeared. […]

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October Rage

October Rage

It’s always great when you can see a band who have been given an opportunity of a lifetime and then take that and run with it.  This was exactly the case with Aussie band ‘October Rage’ who had the chance to support Global Icons Bon Jovi for the three nights of the Sydney leg of their world tour.  They won […]

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Richard Patrick of Filter

Richard Patrick of Filter

Filter are a band that unfortunately never made it super huge in Australia, sure you can still hear their hit ‘Take a picture’ on the radio every now and then but what you may not know is that Filter and Richard Patrick never went away, releasing albums and various singles for soundtracks, working on different projects throughout the years all […]

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Jim Kerr AKA Lostboy

Jim Kerr AKA Lostboy

Jim Kerr is of course best known as the singer and front man of Simple Minds a band that have brought as such timeless songs as ‘Alive and Kicking’, ‘Belfast Child’ and ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ but now over 30 years into the bands career Jim has taken a big step and released his first solo album titled ‘Lost […]

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Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust

Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust

Sevendust have been around now for over 16 years, released 8 studio albums and toured the world many times over.  Through financial and label woes the band has survived to keep doing what they love, which is bringing music to the people.  2008 saw the return of original guitarist Clint Lowery after 4 years away from the band and it […]

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Slash

Slash

If you don’t know who Slash is, well then shame on you, but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt if you don’t. Slash is of course the former guitarist for Guns ‘n’ Roses and still for Velvet Revolver. But while Velvet Revolver are on a hiatus minus a singer, Slash has stepped out as a solo artist and […]

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Tomo Milicevic of Thirty Seconds To Mars

Tomo Milicevic of Thirty Seconds To Mars

American band ‘Thirty Seconds To Mars’ are currently back in Australia in support of their latest album ‘This is War’ and on a tour that hits Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.  The bands guitarist Tomo Milicevic was nice enough to take a few minutes to talk about the shows, their amazing videos and get this, his love of Lady Gaga. He may have […]

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Chad Gray & Vinnie Paul of HELLYEAH

Chad Gray & Vinnie Paul of HELLYEAH

Last month we had the privilege to speak to Vinnie Paul from HELLYEAH and now with the boys from HELLYEAH here in Australia for a few shows we were lucky enough to sit down with Vinnie and singer Chad Gray to talk about the Australian tour, work out if and how they can record their next album on an iPhone, […]

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Rob Halford

Rob Halford

When we last spoke to Rob Halford it was in our summer for promotion of his album“Winter Songs”, ironically now that its actually winter here, we had the opportunity to once again talk to the nicest guy in Metal who has just released a new Live CD and DVD film called ‘Live in Anaheim.’ The Metal God took some time to […]

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Martin Johnson and Paul Digiovanni of Boys Like Girls

Martin Johnson and Paul Digiovanni of Boys Like Girls

After initially discussing the perfect, almost Halloweenish weather, our mutual love for Butch Walker via my tattoos and tattoos in general, I must say it was a pleasure to sit down and talk to Martin Johnson and Paul Digiovanni from the band Boys Like Girls who are here for their second tour of Australia in support of their newest album ‘Love […]

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Vinnie Paul of HELLYEAH

Vinnie Paul of HELLYEAH

Vinnie Paul is best known as the drummer of one of the greatest Heavy Metal bands of all time in Pantera. After their break up he went on to form Damageplan, a band with brother and also former Pantera member Dimebag Darrell.  But when tragedy struck in 2004 when Dime was taken from us (I won’t go into it here […]

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Robb Reiner of Anvil

Robb Reiner of Anvil

“My advice is the advice I give to everybody including myself right from the beginning.  You have to do this for the right reasons and the right reasons only. And the reason is because you love it.  You do it because you love it not because you want to make money with it.  You do it for the love of […]

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William DuVall of Alice In Chains

William DuVall of Alice In Chains

Taking on the role of a singer in a band can be daunting at the best of times, but stepping into that position in the band ‘Alice in Chains’ made famous by the late Layne Staley is one that former ‘Madfly’ and ‘Comes with the Fall’ front man William DuVall has taken on. Befriended by ‘Alice in Chains’ guitarist / […]

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Gunnar Nelson of Nelson

Gunnar Nelson of Nelson

Back in 1990 the band Nelson came blaring through our speakers and onto our TV screens, with the bands two front men Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, with long blonde hair and colourful attire delivering a positive message of hope, fun and perfect harmonies to the world of music that not many bands were doing at that time.  Their debut album ‘After […]

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Steve Gorman of The Black Crowes

Steve Gorman of The Black Crowes

Just an hour and half before the Black Crowes are about to hit the stage for the first date of their newest tour, drummer Steve Gorman takes a minute or 15 to chat to us at MTRBWY about the new Black Crowes album ‘Before the Frost… Until the Freeze’ due for release on August 31, as well as their extremely […]

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