Eddie Trunk Interview( One From The Archives Series)

I  have been spending some time in my archives and I came across this gem. Eddie Trunk is one of metal stalwart torch bearers. His That Metal Show is a staple around the globe for metal fans.I had a chance to interview Eddie early in my pursuit of this passion. This was originally published on The Ripple Effect. Enjoy... Eddie Trunkessential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal volume 2
Abrams image publishing 9/24/2013

Eddie Trunk is a stalwart proponent of the metal genre. He is well respected within the metal community as a man of knowledge and passion for this musical style. His loyalty and dedication to the music, artists, and fans was born out of a simple love of the music. For 30 Years he has been leading the metal battle cry for all who do not believe. His latest book is a testament to that passion and drive. A forward by none other than Slash himself kicks off this literary tour de force of bands, that helped shape and define the heavy metal genre. Included within each band chapter are cle…

Interview With Ross The Boss

Interview With Ross The Boss

When you get a chance to speak with a musician who was directly responsible for writing some of metals greatest anthems and flag bearing songs, you get nervous. I rarely find myself like this. A chance to talk with Ross The Boss formerly of the Dictators and Manowar. I jumped at the opportunity. Ross has been extremely busy with the metal all stars and such. And of course his power metal tour de force, Death Dealer. This band is about to drop a new album, Hallowed Ground on October 2nd. Hands down, destined to be one of the top ten of 2015 and beyond. You may have caught the video for "Break The Silence". Just the band doing what they do and lots of fire. This is heavy metal always played on ten.

How is it going?
It is going very well I would say.
The new album has just an incredible metal sound. Do you guys jam together in a room or is this all done via file sharing?
Well whenever we are together. Whatever time we have, sound checks, we go over riffs…

Interview With Gary Hughes From the band TEN

Interview with Gary Hughes from the power metal band, Ten I had the opportunity to send out some questions to Gary Hughes, vocalist for the power metal band Ten. If you have not heard of these guys then check them out. Hands down one of the best power metal acts out there. 1. Your music contains so many facets of heavy metal and power metal in particular. Which bands were the most influential and why?

The most influential of the genre you mean? I’d definitely say Deep Purple, Rainbow and Iron Maiden. Perhaps it’s the British amity thing going on there, but I’m sure most of the readers would agree if I said that these bands certainly influenced the scene more than any other. When it comes to us though, I’d say that our influences vary, from the late Deep Purple years (Come Taste The Band must be my favourite Deep Purple album), to Whitesnake, Michael Schenker and of course the 80s NWOBHM and Hard Rock scene in general. I’m proud to say that we’ve managed to combine all these different in…

Interview With Gabriele From Tragedian

A Conversation With Tragedian's Gabriele Palermo

During the collapse of The American metal scene in the early 90's, many musicians either quit or went underground. Gabriele J. Palermo, first went to L.A. with a guitar on his back, and a vision of how metal should be. From that wasteland of excess he arrived a few years later in the center of the European Power Metal scene, Germany. He followed his dream and the metal, straight to the heart of it all.
On the eve of a fall tour of Europe, (including opening slot on the Alex Masi tour), Gabriel from the power metal band, Tragedian, is contemplating the state of metal and life as a touring musician. I fired up the Skype machine and dialed in this German based power metal virtuoso.
How is it going?
Going good here. Getting ready for the tour.
How often do you guys jam together?
We actually rehearse about one full day before we leave and then that is it. Because everyone else does all the rehearsals at home. That is the way it is nowadays…

Interview With Angelica Rylin

Beth Out of Hell
Frontiers Music srl
21 August 2015 The Murder of My Sweet is a Swedishcinematic metal band founded in 2007 by drummer and producer DanielFlores.

“Beth Out of Hell” will be released worldwide on August 21 2015.

AngelicaRylin: lead and background vocals
DanielFlores: drums, keyboards
ChristopherVetter: guitars
PatrikJanson: bass guitar

“Immortal RANDY RHOADS – The Ultimate Tribute”

“Immortal RANDY RHOADS – The Ultimate Tribute”

UDR isconstantly breaking new ground with older artists and serves as a monumental label capable of delivering the classic metal goods. My first approach to the music on the eve of Randy's passing was a surreal moment for me. As a fan and a guitarist . The cold new england wind howling outside my window reminds me of the frailty of life. At first listen, the one thing that stood out for me was that, this is a celebration of a musical genius. A life of work cut short and taken from us too soon. So let's take this track by track
1. Crazy Train
Vocals: Serj Tankian
Gtrs:  Tom Morello
Bass: Rudy Sarzo
Drums:  Vinny AppiceOk at first listen to all the hype in the press this was supposed to be something amazing. It is not. Serj places vocals in this song which make it seem almost comical. His vocal style just doesn't transfer well to this type of metal. Tom Morello is a phenomenal guitarist. He doesn't go for the typical let'…

That Metal Show Host, Don Jamieson, The Interview

Interview with Don Jamieson of That Metal Show

I had the chance to speak with Mr. Jamieson during a cold, wintery day from my friend's car. It smelled like dust and cigarettes. My car was in the shop. I was about to hear my phone ring and speak with one of metals most outspoken fans. That Metal Show, has become a staple television show in every metal heads home from here to, only the Gods know where. But it was cold....too cold. The phone rang...

Did you ever think That Metal Show would be on Television for this long?
No I thought we would shoot the pilot, I would get to meet Lita Ford, and that would be the end of my television career. But I'm very grateful.
How many takes does it take?
Just one. It's just a hang. We just do it. We are fans and that's how we treat it. What you see is what you get.
Does vh1 choose your wardrobe?
(Laughs), Nah. It's all straight from our closet. Believe it or not. That kind of high end fashion picked strictly by the three hosts.
Have you ev…