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CRY OF THE WOLF INTERVIEW with John Adams of LOVE-N-WAR

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CRY OF THE WOLF INTERVIEW with John Adams of LOVE-N-WAR
Energy. This band is over loaded with it. Talking to John was a breath of fresh air. His excitement and passion was clearly evident as he talked about his music and his love for music in general. You can tell he eats and breathes rock and roll.



What is going on with Love-N-War?

Well we are working on a new album. About 2/3 of the way done. 3/4 of the rhythm tracks and solos are done.  Recording in Arcadia Falls, Missouri. Our first record, "UP THE ANNIE" was done there. It's a long haul but I think it is worth it. Everything is sounding fantastic so far. This will be a better record. Heavier, more melodic. Should come out by end of August. Planning on a CD release party probably with..and just between you and me...Night Ranger. The new one is called "EDGE OF THE WORLD".


Who writes the songs?
I do. I write everything, and most of the lyrics too. I get an idea and just hit the 8 track recorder.I hear everything…

CRY OF THE WOLF INTERVIEW WITH AL RAVAGE of RAVAGE

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CRY OF THE WOLF INTERVIEW WITH AL RAVAGE of RAVAGE

Tell us what is new?

well we have a new album out now



how long did it take to write the album?

It was actually already recorded. we originally recorded it 2003. released in 2005. Production wasn't that good. did not get  wide release, only in Europe. was kind of ignored so we always wanted to put it out again but we didn't have the master tracks. so we put together a new studio, and figured the best way to test it out would be to record the whole album over again. so we did.

Artwork was done by the goosebumps book artist. How did that come about?

We had used the MEGADETH artist ed, for the other albums. I wanted to use him again but my brother who is the guitarist in the band, said we didn't want to become a MEGADETH album cover band. It was cool last time, but we wanted something different. So we contacted the artist who did the goosebumps covers so he did. nice guy. we were surprised he would work with us but he did.

Any upc…

CRY OF THE WOLF INTERVIEW with BILL FISCHER of MEGA COLOSSUS

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CRY OF THE WOLF INTERVIEW with BILL FISCHER of MEGA COLOSSUS




What is new in the world of MEGA COLOSSUS?

We are doing the Jaws Festival in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.This guy just started it because he loves that movie. Gets a bunch of bands and vendors and then at the end they show the movie. Going to the harder than steel festival in Germany in the fall. We know a guy who owns an online record company. He's a fan who wanted to bring a band over seas.


Take us through the writing process

Someone comes in with a solid structure. Sometimes we start with the lyrics. It's a group effort.

How do you approach Recording?

When we record it is track to track. We map it out and then put it all together. Nowadays with digital recording being what it is, you cannot leave mistakes on your record.





Influences?

Van Halen is the reason why I bought a guitar, Iron Maiden. I soaked it all up as a kid. Boston, Priest. I was a thrash kid. But Boston, we were just talking the other day how there are so…

CRY OF THE WOLF MAGAZINE Interview With Brian Blake from ETERNAL VOYAGER

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CRY OF THE WOLF MAGAZINE Interview With Brian Blake from ETERNAL VOYAGER



I listened to their 2014 release, "THE BATTLE OF ETERNITY", and was immediately impressed by this bands sound and lyric approach. This is American Power Metal in all its pure and powerful glory. You can tell the influences but EV spins it into their own form of metal. This is controlled rage and passion for the metal that exists within us all. You will find yourself headbanging and singing along.  I had the chance to talk with guitarist, songwriter Brian Blake about the upcoming release.

What is new for Eternal Voyager?

Working on the new album, Darkened Times.
This release will have better production. We are excited to get it out.We feel the songs are better.

You have opened for a good many bands. Do you get time to hang out with those musicians?

Not a whole time to talk. When we played with HAMMERFALL that was great.They actually watched our set from the side of the stage. So that was great. Really cool…

UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Apex

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UNLEASH THE ARCHERS
Apex
Napalm Records
2 June 2017 10 years of UNLEASH THE ARCHERS! These heavy metal heroes are celebrating this honour with an exhilarating feast on "Apex", their fourth masterpiece. This one will take nerves of steel; from its opener “Awakening” to the closing title track, the listener will partake in a furious adventure, weaving through elements of the strongest metal genres of our time. You’ll be guided by the shimmering heat of sweeping lead guitars, face-melting solos, deafening growls, pummelling bass lines and of course the thrilling hooks of Brittney Slayes' king-size voice. Heartrending choirs defending heavy metal evermore beckon you into battle! Channeling the fiery brilliance of shooting stars, there is immense beauty on “Apex”, and it clutches you with a fervor that lingers well beyond the last cymbal decay. Through swift melodies and a flair for the dramatic, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS newest release compels you to chant with fists raised high in t…

Interview With Carl Canedy

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Carl Canedy is a true American Metal Icon. Beginning with THE RODS, and MANOWAR, Canedy was known as a powerful and skilled drummer. His producing skills would later elevate such metal luminaries as, ANTHRAX, OVERKILL, EXCITER, and HELSTAR to name a few. Later he would help create the ST.JAMES band and culminate all of this experience in his own band, CANEDY. We chatted about the changing scene, metal, and the endurance of bands like the Rolling Stones.

How did the St. James project come about?
Actually the band started in mid 90's. The drummer got sick and as a result I ended up joining the band. I had done the pre production so I knew the songs. We just knocked it out. But I knew the material and we were running out of studio time so we just sort of banged it out. It was a band that I really tried hard to get a deal.  We got caught up in the Seattle thing. The flannel had started. Labels began looking specifically for those types of bands. Before artists could release product on …

Psychosis

Interview with Danny Knight of Crown Of Earth

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CROWN OF EARTH is full tilt classic metal band pounding through the modern era like a juggernaut. Their sound is power, their attitude is uncompromising.I spoke with Danny Knight, vocalist, regarding shows, metal, and the rise of social media.

How long has CROWN OF EARTH been around?

" 5 years. We have opened for a lot of national acts. Coming up will be Raven, and Blayze Bailey. Working with a guy for our next video. He has a warehouse full of lights. Some were even used by KISS. and he has all this memorabilia like POISON'S wardrobe chest. Things like that. We take things day by day. Some bands get stars in their eyes. We are a basement band trying to kick ass."

On the subject of the negative or positive effects of social Media, Knight stated;

 "We use social media. You have to. I think that live streaming video is the way to go. It seems that it's just easier to do. Nobody wants to go to shows. They click "going" on face book, but never show up. So it…

KILLSET RETURN WITH KILLER SET, ‘S.T.F.U.’

KILLSET RETURN WITH KILLER SET, ‘S.T.F.U.’ 
KillSET is the combination of a professional, well-oiled, finely tuned metal machine and an explosive, super charged charismatic front man - as evidenced by their upcoming album, ‘S.T.F.U.’ (release date: June 23rd). Having been produced by Eddie Wohl (Fuel, Smile Empty Soul, ill Niño, 36 Crazyfists) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, ill Niño, Sepultura), this sophomore effort is polished and ready to take over the world. The leadoff single/video, “Killers in the Pit,” serves as the perfect introduction to the unique flavor of the band with crushing riffs, shouted vocals, and heavy rhythms. 
“’Killers in the Pit,’ is simply a song for our fans, the Killers!,” explains the band. “It’s for everyone that supports our music. It’s for everyone that takes the time out of their lives to come down to our shows and tear up the place with us! It's about finding a positive and fun way to get rid of that extra energy and str…

The Dead Daisies Live And Louder

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The Dead Daisies Live And Louder

The Dead Daisies have captured all the energy of their stage performances on one disc. This remarkable cd of live songs also comes with a dvd featuring the same. It is a testament to this modern rock bands power. Even the cover songs sound like modern, fresh, versions.The Dead Daisies have been receiving great reviews as of late and this package will let you hear why. The production quality is superior. Just a fantastic addition to a growing legacy from this band. Go out and pick up a copy today!



The Dead Daisies are: Brian Tichy--drums David Lowy---rhythm guitars John Corabi----vocals Marco Mendoza--bass Doug Aldrich----guitar
www.thedeadedaisies.com

Interview with Trey Gadler of Azrael's Bane

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Azrael's Bane is a powerhouse metal band that approaches their craft with a fire and passion that is second to none. Talking to vocalist, Trey Gadler was a refreshing confirmation of why every musician must ultimately love what they do. Within an industry gutted by downloading and social media overload, Azrael Bane exists simply for the love of metal. Gadler explains it best when he says,
"It's not 1989 anymore." "There is zero financial incentive. It's like an expensive hobby. But for us it's not a job. It is a passion."


On the subject of social medias impact.
      "Downloading sucks. But the social media things allows you to connect instantly. It's cool. Keeps you motivated. I think it's a good thing. Gets you in touch. Of course it's a good way to promote. But it can get saturated.

Shallow ground Interview

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CRY OF THE WOLF
Interview With Keith Letourneau From Shallow Ground

Take us through your writing process
"I usually write the riffs, bring them to practice. We record everything. Usually we practice twice a week. Sunday mornings are the most productive."
How long is your set usually?
"Depends. If we have 30 minutes or if it is longer. We have a lot of material to choose from. And of course we do some covers. Last time we were at Metal Meltdown in pennsylvania we did a faster, thrashier version of "Mob Rules".
Craziest thing that ever happened onstage?
" Stuff breaking. The usual. Beer spilling on pedals. One time our old guitarist didn't push his cable in all the way so spent a long time trying to analyze what was wrong with his rig."
We talked at length about the gear he uses  and the labels involvement with their act. Keith was honest when he told me that this is not about any kind of money. As he states,
" It's a part of you"

The ban…

CRY OF THE WOLF Interview with Nathan James of INGLORIOUS

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CRY OF THE WOLF Interview with Nathan James of INGLORIOUS


Inglorious are one of the crown jewels at the Frontiers Record Label. This hard rocking band produces a modern rock sound, peppered with a 70's soulful vibrancy. Nathan James has the vocal prowess of any vocalist from your favorite hard rock bands. This band has now released their second album, Inglorious 2. We talked at length about fame, hard work and a surprise delay caused by none other than Justin Beiber himself. But the first question I had to ask: How they achieved such sonic mastery.
"The album was recorded in mostly one take, almost to the point of a live recording. This enables the band to capture the live "feel" of the band. The vocals were recorded afterwards. Bands don't seem to practice songs as much as they did. We got in a room and wrote ideas out on acoustics. "
How many songs did you create?
 "We wrote 30 songs in 6 days. We recorded 15 and then chose from there."
When asked ho…