April 16, 2013 | I spoke with Suffocation vocalist Frank “The Tank” Mullen (and a little commentary from Terrance) before their headlining set with Exhumed and Jungle Rot at The Vex. Topics include staying heavy for two decades, corporate branding and metal, the 2nd amendment, and upcoming plans.
April 4, 2013 | I spoke with Havok after their set opening for The Casualties and Goatwhore at The Vex. Topics include their recent video release, their upcoming album, funny and crazy things that have happened at recent shows, and the best part of being in a band today.
March 22, 2013 | I spoke with Scorpion Child after their set opening for Clutch and Orange Goblin at the House of Blues Sunset Strip, essentially in an elevator. Topics include their recent signing to Nuclear Blast, their upcoming album, their visual show, and the Austin music scene. Scorpion Child facebook show review Scorpion Child [...]
December 11, 2012 | I spoke to 3 Inches of Blood guitarist Shane Clark before their gig at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in Hollywood. Topics include LA audiences, fan reception of their last album, Doomsday, New Year’s Resolutions (and glassblowing!), and wish list bands to tour with. Show review here.
I asked Free a few questions about Kickstarter, the process and what to expect. Free’s Kickstarter for VOLCANO+THE SEA Ends at 1:11 p.m. on January 1, 2013. Contribute to her Kickstarter here:
I love a great interview, and Michael Toney has compiled in-depth stories from a collection of figures in metal. He’s not afraid to ask things that other interviewers wouldn’t touch, and through his book I learned a lot about his subjects. While reading this (funny moment: reading at Bourgeois Pig when Tracii Guns mentions it [...]
I recently finished reading the impressive coffee table worthy book Randy Rhoads. If, by the end of reading this, you don’t wish that you had known him or seen him live, something must be wrong with you. This book will give hardcore fans a complete picture of this rock star that went away much to [...]
I talked to Wayne and Tera before the Static-X show at Backstage Live in San Antonio, TX on July 21, 2012. Topics include Joshua Tree, being a vegetarian, new Static-X members, thoughts on venue security, the future of industrial metal, blaming crime on music, and what to look for from them in the future.
Read my post on GRAMMY.com here.