Due on February 22nd via Napalm Records, Swedish doom legends, Candlemass return with The Door To Doom, yet another rousing slab of metal! Original bassist Leif Edling discusses the music, video games, and working with Tony Iommi.
Three For Silver, led by bass player and singer Lucas Warford, has released their new record, The Way We Burn. Warford discusses his intricate, and complex bass playing, including his Contrabasin and his 5-String Resonator Bass.
For over 30 years, bassist Stu Hamm has played with some of music’s most respected musicians on stages all over the world, and may well be the most famous bass player you’ve never heard of.
Three Wise Monkeys is the brand new recording by Alberto Rigoni, progressive rock composer and bass player (TwinSpirits, Lady & THE BASS), who is rapidly gaining audience in the international progressive rock fusion music scene for inventive genre-crossing compositions that paint alluring soundscapes comprehensible to wide varieties of listeners, yet artistically sophisticate and individualistic enough to sustain one’s attention once gained.
Late last year I had the opportunity to speak with Jarkko Aaltonen, bass player for the Finnish folk metal act Korpiklaani, about their latest disc, Ukon Wacka, and their then current North American tour. This was the second to last show for the band on this leg of the tour and even though they had a blast on this side of the pond they were all looking forward to heading home for the holidays. Here’s how the conversation went.
I recently had a chance to speak with Gredin, bass player and backing vocalist for the French experimental metal band Hypno5e, about their new record, Acid Mist Tomorrow.
After an extended hiatus legendary bassist Roger Glover is back with a new CD, If Life Was Easy. The name alone immediately conjures up thoughts of classic rock and roll, but this record is about as far away from his Deep Purple days as you can get.
Born in Montebelluna (Treviso, Italy) in 1981, bass player Alberto Rigoni in 1998 founded, together with drummer Enrico Buttol, a well-known progressive-metal cover band, Ascra, performing mainly songs by Dream Theater. In 2003 he joined the emerging band Twinspirits, led by Daniele Liverani (Genius Rock Opera, Khymera, ex-Empty Tremor).
On March 31st, 2011, a perhaps over-excited Spencer Matulaitis sat backstage at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario with bass player Fieldy of the infamous band, Korn. The Q&A went over everything from Spencer’s father’s complete lack of metal knowledge (and Russian) to Fieldy’s new band, Stillwell. Check it out!
Brooklyn-based Life of Agony have been pioneers for nearly 20 years. The group’s 1993 debut album River Runs Red is a classic, essential album that every metal fan should own.
Rob Higgins, frontman for Canadian Rock band Dearly Beloved, spoke with me recently about the band’s newest EP, They Will Take Up Serpents. This disc is a collection of songs that could easily be heard on virtually any modern rock station across the country. It is a high-energy, indie rock album that begs to be played at full volume. Here is what Higgins had to say about the band and their new EP.
To embrace the Holiday spirit, Sick Puppies bassist Emma Anzai has just submitted a list of her favorite Holiday memories and top 10 albums of 2010. PureGrainAudio brings you this exclusive content straight from the band. Read on, enjoy and please let us know what you think of the list.
Bassist Dave Benedict of the Canadian band Default spoke with me recently about the band’s newest disc, Comes And Goes. Due to some unforeseen circumstances this album took several years to release, but fans of the band can now rejoice. Comes And Goes was well worth the wait. Default is preparing to hit the road in support of the record. Here is how the conversation with Benedict went.