Jordan Mackampa is a British-Congolese musician armed with some of the catchiest alt-soul you’re going to hear this year.
Brad Perry, the musician behind Caverns of Pine, speaks about his project’s dedication to sharing the stories of those who have suffered sexual violence and trauma. Out now via Self Aware Records, all proceeds are donated directly to FORCE, a non-profit that aims to support sexual trauma survivors and disrupt rape culture.
Experimental electronic musician Yanimal has revealed details of his debut 5-track self titled EP due this July but, ahead of its release, you can check out our premiere of the EP here.
Bohnes, the new solo project from Alex DeLeon (The Cab), shared an exclusive TOP 10 list of travel tips and gorgeous accompanying black & white photos.
Soaring off the recent release of his debut single “Drive” via new home Interscope Records, Canadian singer, songwriter and musician Billy Raffoul is a dude you just have to hear to get.
Interview with renowned Canadian musician, Ian Fletcher Thornley, wherein we discuss music; namely how special it is and how it can have such a significant impact on both the fans and artists alike.
While at the Toronto, Canada edition of Riot Fest 2015, we caught up with infamous party rocker Andrew W.K. an gave Andrew the Rorschach inkblot test!
Belgian occult rocker WIll Z., recently released his album Dark Tales of Will Z. on Headspin Records. The album is a doozy, inspired by the psychedelic world of Syd Barrett and the doomy leanings of early Black Sabbath. Will was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule and talk to us for a gear review. Read on and watch the site for a song stream from Will in the near future!
For the uninitiated, Ethan Brosh is a supremely-talented rock guitar wizard who has long-since mastered epic shreddery yet somehow only continues to improve. The man has already toured and recorded with rock heavyweights such as Yngwie Malmsteen, George Lynch, and Greg Howe (not to mention countless others) and on March 4th, 2014 released his new, epic solo album titled Live The Dream via Rocker Records. Recently we were able to send Brosh some of our gear questions to which he was kind enough to reply and divulge some info about his ISP Technologies Theta Preamp.
I recently had the great pleasure of speaking with rock and roll Hall of Famer and legendary Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, and Velvet Revolver drummer, Matt Sorum, about his new solo record Stratosphere. Matt Sorum’s Fierce Joy takes a decidedly different approach to the writing and recording of this album, showcasing his ability to write and perform honest, relevant music across multiple musical genres. Here is how the conversation went.
Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree, No Man, Blackfield and more) is currently on his second world tour for his second solo album to date, The Raven That Refused To Sing. Armed once again with an immensely talented ensemble of Guthrie Govan (guitars), Adam Holzman (keyboards), Nick Beggs (bass, Chapman Stick), Marco Minnemann (drums) and Theo Travis (flute, sax, clarinet), Steven has once more been making waves with his unique brand of music and spectacular live shows. I had the opportunity recently to discuss with Steven about themes and symbols in his music, what his music means to the younger generation, his creative process, being a musical god/sex symbol (no, really), and making people feel. And a lot more, obviously. Enjoy!
I recently had a moment to chat with Cameron Argon (also known as “Big Chocolate”), the mastermind behind the death metal band Disfiguring The Goddess, about his newest album Sleeper. “Big Chocolate” is currently one of the biggest names in the music production world and so I thought it would be appropriate to pick his brain and find out what kind of gear he uses to get those incredible sounds. Here’s what he had to say.
Sam Dunn is a man who may have single handedly made more of an impact on Heavy Metal than anyone else in the business. This Toronto-based hard music aficionado, musician and anthropologist has produced, directed and hosted many ground-breaking documentaries on the subject of metal, plus took on the daunting task of mapping out the genre’s innumerable sub categories with a thoroughly comprehensive chart. With much-loved films to his credit (‘Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey’, ‘Iron Maiden: Flight 666’, ‘Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage’), he discusses with us how metal fans can now help to create his next work ‘Extreme Metal: The Lost Episode’. Sam also elaborates on what he and his crew are up to currently, his work with Alice Cooper, plus future projects. Watch now, learn about this amazing man and his deep passion for music, and see why he needs your help!
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Hank Williams III (aka Hank3) about his four new CD releases. Williams is a prolific songwriter who comes from music royalty; he is the grandson of Hank Williams and the son of Hank Williams Jr.. As one might expect Hank3 is well versed in many genres of music and In 2011 he released, Ghost to a Ghost/Gutter Town (a two disc country record), 3 Bar Ranch Cattle Callin’ (a metal record) and Attention Deficit Domination (a doom rock record). After many years with a major label Williams is now doing things by himself, on his own terms. He’s currently touring in support of all four records with shows that are each three and a half hour long adventures. Here’s what Williams had to say about the records, the touring and what it is like to finally be free to do exactly what he wants.