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Influenced by everything from Tool to Black Sabbath and The Beatles and everything in between, The Reptilians have not let anything get in their way since they stormed the almost non existent Southeast Idaho music scene about ten years ago. Members Joey “The Hulk” Labato, Steve “Jesus” McMichael, Viktor “Bob Wilt and Chance “The 305” Smith recently released The Mentalist, an album mutantcolors at StonerRock.com says is “Not easy listening, but it is cleverly disguised as easy-to-listen-to.”

Their MySpace page says they sound like “Anger, pure and simple.” Yeah, that is a pretty good description, but there is so much more to Dry Kill Logic than just channeling aggression. And though they have only released three major label albums, they have certainly made their mark on metal music and all fans who are fortunate enough to have heard them.

After Deftones bass player Chi Cheng was seriously injured in a car accident on November 4th, 2008, many fans were left wondering what would become of one of their favorite bands. The Deftones’ answer to that question for many may come in the form of their up and coming album, Diamond Eyes. Their seventh album will feature the title track of the same name.

He has been called the “Bob Marley” of metal, and his name is synonymous with legendary bands Sepultura and Soulfly. These days, Max Cavalera is dividing his time between the still active Soulfly and his new band, Cavalera Conspiracy, which he formed with his brother, Igor. Recently I was fortunate to talk to Max about how he got into metal, who he would love to collaborate with…

The conservative state of Utah may not be known for raising talented and ambitious metal bands, but one Ogden (near Salt Lake City) based group is working to change that. Now that they have been declared “The Next Big Thing from Utah,” that change seems to be well on its way. Fire in the Skies rose from the ashes of another band with members Brad (vocals), Mark (bass) and Nic (guitar).

Some bands are known by the masses for how many radio singles they can produce in a year, how many awards they can rack up or how many music videos they put out. Other bands are simply known for the kick ass music they continue to release while managing to stay out of the radar just enough to become commercialized. Machine Head is definitely the latter.

Metal band Chimaira has seen its share of ups and downs throughout their eleven years together, including the resignation, and return of drummer Andols Herrick. And yet they have managed to not fall apart and actually grow as a group, even releasing their fifth studio album, The Infection earlier this year. I recently interviewed Chimaira vocalist Mark Hunter…

Italian metal/goth rock band Lacuna Coil are currently touring in support of their newest album, Shallow Life. The album is their most commercially successful to date, and features the single “Spellbound.” I had the opportunity to interview one of the band’s two lead singers, Andrea Ferro, while he was on on a lunch break in Waterloo, Iowa.

Italian goth rock/metal band Lacuna Coil recently released their fifth studio album, Shallow Life and have started to see success with “Spellbound,” the first single from the album. Shallow Life has proven thus far to be their most successful record in the States to date, reaching number 16 on the Billboard 200 chart. I recently had the chance to speak…

The Sammus Theory is a five piece rock/metal band based out of Phoenix, Arizona. They recently singed with C.A.M. Entertainment and released their debut album, See It Through on June 9th. Now with a national tour in the works it seems like this band, who have achieved much underground success since their formation…

Okay, so a lot of people are funny, a lot of people like metal, and a lot of people can play the guitar, so why is it that very few people have combined all three and hand the success of Psychostick? The five piece comedic metal band from Arizona released their third album, Sandwich earlier this month to the delight of college…