Tag: Musical Influences

My Very Metal Interview: With HAXAN’s Patrick Walsh

Gypsy Rose here.  I’d like to invite you to my first ever exclusive  metal interview with HAXAN’S frontman Patrick Walsh from Geelong, Australia. I mentioned the band before in my last article, A Metal Lesson  Vol 2. Not only are they my favorite up and coming metal band  but I predict these guys are going …

GRAVEYARD: “We listen to everything from Howling Wolf to Slayer”

In a recent interview with TheGreatSouthernBrainfart.com, Jonatan Ramm of GRAVEYARD discussed musical influences, the magic that recording in analog captures, the origins of the title for their new album Hisingen Blues, and his admiration for Fleetwood Mac’s blues-rock guitarist Peter Green. Read the entire interview here.

Whitesnake Introducing Brian Ruedy on Keyboards and Vocals

Whitesnake Announce Their New Keyboard Player For The Forevermore World Tour 2011 Brian Ruedy… Keyboards & vocals Brian Ruedy was born July 24, 1961 in Orange County CA. He has worked in a succession of bands thro’ the years, including most recently Bret Michaels & Brian Head Welch of KORN…Brian recently reconnected with guitarist Doug …

OPETH, KILLING JOKE, and more Added to SONISPHERE Lineup

SONISPHERE FESTIVAL KNEBWORTH has revealed the next twelve acts for its 2011 line up. THE MARS VOLTAhave confirmed their return to the UK for an exclusive performance at this year’s SONISPHERE. Says guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López: “We’re stoked to come and play. Everything I’ve heard about the festival has been positive, I’m sure it’ll be great. Playing …

BLITZKID To Release “Apparitional” on People Like You Records

NEW SONG “HEAD OVER HILLS” AVAILABLE TODAY ON BAND’S FACEBOOK American horror-punk legends BLITZKID are about to unleash hell with the release of the most highly anticipated album of their career; the fiendishly-awesome, and adrenaline-charged APPARITIONAL. The album will be available in North America on People Like You Records.  It will see a digital release …

The Lowdown: Alex Lackner from Lazarus A.D. “Well I’d be lying if I said things are going smoothly.”

AltSounds.com recently conducted an interview with Lazarus AD.  The interview went as follows: Lazarus AD hail from Kenosha, Wisconsin and have just released their second album Black Rivers Flow on Metal Blade Records. It is one of my favorite metal albums of the year so far. The band are on tour now in support of …

Shroud of Despondency Track “Parting Of The Way” Now Streaming On AngryMetalGuy.com

As its February 12th release date quickly approaches, the internet is buzzing about the upcoming Shroud Of Despondency masterpiece, Dark Meditations in Monastic Seclusion. With StereoKiller.com already streaming the epic “To Glisten In All The Colors Of Distress” and critical acclaim coming from reviewers around the globe, AngryMetalGuy.com has decided to get in on the …

Shroud Of Despondency: Dark Meditations In Monastic Seclusion

Dark Meditations in Monastic Seclusion from dynamic USBM act Shroud of Despondency is an organic blend of beautiful acoustic and caustic black metal songs with lyrics focusing on isolation, despair, hatred, and one’s personal celebration of introversion. The musical influences are many, but include King Crimson, Death In June, Emperor, Darkthrone, Kate Bush, Immolation, Agalloch, Dawn, Neurosis, Morbid …

Shroud of Despondency Streaming New Track On StereoKiller.com

In preparation for the February 12th release of their latest magnum opus, Dark Meditations in Monastic Seclusion, dynamic USBM act Shroud of Despondency have made the adventurous, 11+ minute song “To Glisten In All The Colors Of Distress” available for streaming on StereoKiller.com. To experience this aural journey, visit www.stereokiller.com/ShroudofDespondency. Dark Meditations in Monastic Seclusion …

HAMMERFALL – First + Second In-Studio Chat Now Online

Last Saturday, guitarist Oscar Dronjak and vocalist Joacim Cans of HAMMERFALL hosted the first of several online chats with fans from the studio. They discussed the band’s “refreshed sound,” favorite memories of Ronnie James Dio, musical influences, working with James Michael, and a host of other topics. View the first recorded chat here. Guitarist Pontus …

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