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Rhys Flannery, lead vocalist for the Australian powercore metal act, A Breach Of Silence, recently took a moment to answer some of our “Purely Provocative” questions. The band is busting their asses ahead of the October 7, 2014 release of their forthcoming album, The Darkest Road, and as such we wanted to help them promote it… by asking them ridiculous questions. Check out the stories and thoughts Flannery shared.

The much-hyped group Bloody Hammers has already begun some intense promotion in light of the pending June 10th North American release of their new album Under Satan’s Sun (Napalm Records). Featuring 10 new tracks teeming with the band’s signature concoction of heavy rock, which boasts everything from gothic and psychedelic rock to doom and stoner metal, this recording is already looking like it may come in as the band’s best to date. We chatted via email with lead vocalist and bass player, Anders Manga, about the key gear he used to create the band’s wickedly fuzzy sound on this new album.

Not long ago I had the great pleasure of speaking with thrash metal legend and pioneer Steve “Zetro” Souza about his new band Hatriot. As one might expect, Hatriot’s music is old school thrash with a modern twist that really kicks some serious tail. Here’s what Souza had to say about the band, the new material and what it’s like to still be trashing after nearly 30 years.

Sal Abruscato is a busy man. Not only was he a co-founder of Type O Negative and the drummer for Life Agony, but he’s also now the lead vocalist and guitarist for his new metal outfit, A Pale Horse Named Death. I recently caught up with Sal to discuss the key gear he uses to obtain his killer guitar sounds. Here’s how the conversation went and why Sal loves Orange Amps.

Paul “Ablaze” Zinay, vocalist for the metal band Blackguard took some time out of his busy touring schedule to answer some questions about the group’s newest release, Firefight. This release is an all-out assault on the senses right from the beginning; brash, aggressive and in-your-face these tunes will have listeners’ snapping their necks in no time at all. I had the opportunity to spend some time with these guys and see them perform on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise and let me tell you, this is some real good stuff.

Jeannie Saiz, lead vocalist and guitarist for the stoner sludge metal band Shroudeater, spoke with me about the group’s newest release, ThunderNoise. As you might expect, ThunderNoise is a very heavy affair. It’s raw, overdriven and in-your-face, but also has a groove to it that just seeps into your skin commanding attention. Here’s what Saiz had to say about the band and their new release, ThunderNoise.