Category: Features

Par Sundstrom of Sabaton

Par Sundstrom of Sabaton

“We had the chance to play on the actual battlefield in Poland where we sung the song 40:1, exactly 70 years on the hour of the battle. That was really magical, there was about 10,000 people that came to see the performance…” Swedish epic power metal superstars Sabaton are soon set to release the first ever live album, World War […]

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Jaret Reddick of Bowling For Soup

Jaret Reddick of Bowling For Soup

“It’s funny, songs and albums are like your children, you have certain ones that are your favourites on certain days and you have to make sure to buy them the same sized Christmas presents, you know.  This album (Fishin’ For Woos) though for me is one of the ones I am most proud of…” Bowling For Soup (or BFS for […]

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Jepha Howard of The Used

Jepha Howard of The Used

“I can’t wait to hear once everyone is done with their parts completely and the whole thing is mixed, because mixing makes or breaks things for me, so I am really hopeful.  But as of now, it’s the best thing we’ve ever done by far, without a doubt..” It’s been a few years now since The Used released arguably their […]

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David Blaise of This Providence

David Blaise of This Providence

“It’s the best situation for us to come over and meet the fans and new people who have never heard of our band.  Soundwave have so far been amazing at taking care of us, I’ve never been part of a Festival that has been so organised.  So we are extremely thankful and couldn’t ask for more really…” For pop rock […]

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Rikki of Sister

Rikki of Sister

For all you Swedish sleaze rock loving people out there, then Sister are a band you need to get onto pronto, that is, if they haven’t already found you!  With their debut album Hated  dropping a few weeks ago, Sister are armed and ready to join the likes of Crashdiet and Hardcore Superstar leading the charge of the Swedish sleaze […]

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Jeff Martin – Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin Celebration

Jeff Martin – Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin Celebration

Now into it’s 9th year, this year the annual Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin Celebration will arguably  see it’s biggest performance, with an impressive lineup of performers and shows in nearly every capital city.  Under the direction of the shows mastermind Joseph Calderazzo, those attending can expect to hear well over 2 hours of Led Zeppelin classics performed in ways never […]

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Dirk Sauer of Edguy

Dirk Sauer of Edguy

“I remember one girl that was singing on the album didn’t want to sing it as they were bad words, so she denied to sing the bad stuff haha!” Age Of The Joker, the new album from German metal masters Edguy due out on August 26th is sure to be one of the most talked about metal releases in 2011, as […]

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Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die & The Damned Things

Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die & The Damned Things

“I love The Damned Things because I get to sing a lot more which I love doing, but then playing shows with Every Time I Die is unparalleled, the energy there, you can’t ask for a better interaction with crowds than we get when we play club shows….” Every Time I Die frontman Keith Buckley is certainly going to be […]

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Alex Band

Alex Band

“There’s that fear of people not caring anymore since I was stuck in that label mess for years and the fear of failing. But neither were really fears I let come true to life. After all I went through to get to this point, failing isn’t an option and I’m working my ass off to show the world who I […]

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Ali Tabatabataee of Zebrahead

Ali Tabatabataee of Zebrahead

“Can I just say four words…Fist Fight, Pregnant and Drunk.  There we go, there’s my four words, I am sticking with that Scott!” For around 15 years Zebrahead have been delivering their rap flavoured punk pop to the masses worldwide and with new album Get Nice due out anytime soon, they show no signs of slowing down just yet.  Here […]

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Simon Meli – Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin Celebration

Simon Meli – Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin Celebration

Now into it’s 9th year, this year the annual Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin Celebration will arguably see it’s biggest performance, with an impressive lineup of performers and shows in nearly every capital city.  Under the direction of the shows mastermind Joseph Calderazzo, those attending can expect to hear well over 2 hours of Led Zeppelin classics performed in ways never […]

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Buz McGrath of Unearth

Buz McGrath of Unearth

“We just try to make it look like it’s going to come crashing down at any minute you know, its out of control, just mosh mayhem off stage and you’ll see us having a good time and hopefully that translates to the people viewing it.” Unearth have just unleashed their new album of pure Metal, their fifth studio album and […]

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Craig Locicero of Forbidden

Craig Locicero of Forbidden

“A lot of great bands didn’t get the recognition they deserved.  We could be thrown into that category, but we should be thankful for the recognition we did get!  It at least got us to the point today where we can do what we are now doing!” One of the pioneers of thrash metal, Forbidden, are hitting Australia for the […]

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Stix Zadinia of Steel Panther

Stix Zadinia of Steel Panther

“We fuckin’ rock and there’s a lot of bands out there that rock as well but they don’t look as sexy when they’re rockin’ as we do, so we couple the sexy with the rock.”….” How do you describe a band like Steel Panther, maybe in their own words? They proclaim themselves as “THE GREATEST HEAVY METAL BAND EVER” and […]

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Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides

Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides

“Rock n roll isn’t meant to be taken so seriously, I think sometimes people forget it’s meant to be fun. A rock show is meant to be a time for people to have fun and let go of the drudgeries of life….” Set The World On Fire is the name of the Black Veil Brides new album and with an […]

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Joe Marro of Hellogoodbye

Joe Marro of Hellogoodbye

“The best thing I could say is that a lot of people who come up to us say “I was 15 when you put out your first record and I loved it, now I am 20 and in college and I love the new record and I feel that I have matured with the band”, that’s a huge compliment for […]

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Gustav Wood of Young Guns

Gustav Wood of Young Guns

English band Young Guns in only two years have been on a whirlwind ride that not many bands get to live these days.  An EP and debut album followed by countless touring including spots at The Reading & Download festivals and now they have just been added to the amazingly monstrous Soundwave Revolution tour coming to Australian shores in September […]

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Dan Marsala of Story Of The Year

Dan Marsala of Story Of The Year

“It was all about the energy of the punk and hardcore bands of the 90’s that really made us want to put everything into it (the live show) and run around and do everything possible to make people have fun and to also be into the music as well…” Story Of The Year are no strangers to Australia, with their […]

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Kane Roberts

Kane Roberts

Kane Roberts – for some he may be best known as probably one of the most identifiable members of Alice Cooper’s band, the hulk like guitarist with an arsenal of machine gun guitars during Alice’s mid 80’s Raise Your Fist And Yell and Constrictor era. Co writing the majority of the songs with Alice on these albums, this era saw […]

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Axel Sjoberg of Graveyard

Axel Sjoberg of Graveyard

For Sweden’s Graveyard, to say it’s all happening is a slight understatement right at this very moment.  News just in sees their second album Hisingen Blues hit the Number 1 position in the Swedish album charts, whilst in the summer they will be sharing a stage with metal masters Iron Maiden in Gothenburg….that’s a pretty awesome start to the year in my opinion! […]

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Cody Hanson of Hinder

Cody Hanson of Hinder

It’s now about nigh on 5 years since Oklahoma, USA rockers Hinder blasted onto the radar here in Australia with their worldwide breakthrough smash single Lips Of An Angel off their debut album. Following that up with the killer dose of catchy as hell modern rock debauchery on Take It To The Limits (how awesome is Loaded And Alone!), the […]

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Biff Byford of Saxon

Biff Byford of Saxon

Saxon – one of the pioneers and long lasting bands from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) era that spawned the likes of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest will be soon heading to Australia to take part in the Soundwave Festival tour.  2010 saw the band celebrate their 30th year and sees the Saxon legacy as strong as […]

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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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Chris Jericho of Fozzy

Chris Jericho of Fozzy

Fozzy, the band featuring WWE Wrestling Superstar Chris Jericho and Stuck Mojo mastermind Rich ‘The Duke’ Ward have announced that due to overwhelming public demand they will return to Australia for the first time since 2005!  Fozzy, who also feature Sean Delson and Frank Fontsere (Stuck Mojo) and Billy Grey (Dangerous New Machine), will hit Australian shores this December touring […]

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Joey Skansas of All Ends

Joey Skansas of All Ends

All Ends latest album ‘A Road To Depression’ is quite possibly one of the albums of the year, at least according to my ears.  Founded back in 2003 as a side project of In Flames guitarists Björn Gelotte and Jesper Strömblad, the band soon turned into much more than just a project. After both had quit their duty as active […]

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Dan Reed

Dan Reed

When it comes to talking about a combination of musical and personal journey’s, that of Dan Reed is certainly one of the most fascinating and unique that I have personally encountered.  Many of you reading this, would have some familiarity of the band for which Dan Reed was lead singer, ‘The Dan Reed Network’, who achieved much success in the late 80’s […]

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Tracii Guns of L.A Guns

Tracii Guns of L.A Guns

Hitting Australian shores next week is L.A Guns, the line-up led by guitarist Tracii Guns, founding member of both L.A Guns and Guns N Roses.   Fronting the band is former Love/Hate vocalist, Jizzy Pearl, with Jeremy Guns on bass and Chad Stewart on drums. Forming over 25 years ago, the original L.A. Guns line-up featured a certain Axl Rose as […]

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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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