Wes Borland - 15 June 2018. A respected solo artist and leader of "ridiculous metal band"Big Dumb Face, Wes Borland is most well known as the guitarist for Limp Bizkit. “I couldn’t move on and do anything to ever escape it”, he confesses as we meet at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods in London. On hand to collect the ‘Riff Lord’ award, we caught up with Wes to discuss his time in and out of the Nu Metal linchpins.
A Perfect Circle- 14 June 2018 EXCLUSIVE: Maynard James Keenan has earned a reputation as one of alternative music’s most respected musicians. In London ahead of a brace of UK dates, and on hand to collect the ‘Icon’ award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods, we caught up with the Tool, Puscifier and APC front man for a brief chat.
Reef - 5 June 2018. Almost two decades since the release of their last set, Reef have finally returned with new album ‘Revelation’. With new guitarist Jesse Wood on board, the West Country four-piece have created a sound that mixes soul, funk, gospel and blues that doesn’t stray far from the Reef template. We sat down with Jesse for a chat about the new album, and working with the old man.
Volbeat- 29 May 2018 Five years into a career with one of Denmark’s biggest musical exports, Volbeat guitarist Rob Caggiano looks relaxed and perfectly at home as we greet him in the band’s Dublin dressing room. We sat down with Rob to talk life in Volbeat, changing times in Anthrax, and the future for The Damned Things.
Love/Hate - 25 April 2018. Bursting out of L.A. in 1990 with the classic ‘Blackout In The Red Room’ Love/Hate made an instant and lasting impression. Now solo, front man Jizzy Pearl is back with ‘All You Need Is Soul’, which features former L/H guitarist Darren Householder. We sat down with Jizzy for a chat about the disc, the tour, and the pros and cons of the million-dollar record deal.
Hue And Cry- 19 April 2018 Hue and Cry have been bringing their blue eyed soul to the masses since 1986. Consisting of brothers Pat and Greg Kane, the pair have weathered the storms of changing times, coming back together for good in 2005. About to head out on another round of dates in support of latest release 'Pocketful Of Stones', we sat down with Pat for a chat about the disc, and reclaiming the eighties.
Zakk Wylde- 17 April 2018. Guitar heroes don’t come much more iconic than Zakk Wylde. Holding down the groove with Ozzy Osbourne on and off for thirty years, he's also been leading his own Black Label Society for the last two decades. We sat down with the New Jersey native to talk about his career; from Ozzy to his brief tenure with Axl, Slash and Duff in Guns ‘n’ Roses.
Goatwhore - 11 April 2018 Goatwhore are one of the most respect death metal bands of the last two decades. Formed in New Orleans in 1997, the four-piece have just wound up a European tour with Sepultura. What makes the run all the more successful is the fact that front man Louis Benjamin Falgoust performed for most of it with his leg in a cast. We sat down with the growler to talk about the accident, and plans for a new album.
Testament - 4 April 2018. Back on the road with latest album ‘Brotherhood of The Snake’, Testament have been selling out shows all across Europe. It hasn’t always been his way however, as bassist Steve Di Giorgio knows all too well; “The band had to come out of the darkness”, he tells us. We sat down with Steve to talk changing times, and his unlikely stint with Sebastian Bach.
Sepultura- 22 March 2018 As referenced in the title of their recent documentary, Sepultura have endured for over thirty years. On the road once more and celebrating twenty years with Derrick Green we sat down with guitarist Andreas Kisser to discuss ‘Machine Messiah’, some pivotal moments in Sepul-history, and covering other artists.
Marillion- 13 March 2018. It’s been an incredible eighteen months for Marillion. A top five album, and a career topping sell-out show at London’s Royal Albert Hall have crowned their renaissance. Preparing to hit the road for a final run of dates in support of latest album ‘F.E.A.R.’, we sat down with vocalist Steve Hogarth for an in-depth chat about the lasting legacy of the band.
Paul Draper - 08 March 2018 As the man behind indie rockers Mansun, Paul Draper scored early success when the band’s 1997 debut ‘Attack OF The Grey Lantern’ went to No.1 in the U.K. Back with his first solo album ‘Spooky Action’ we sat down with Paul for a chat about his return, plans for expanded Mansun reissues, and the road ahead.
Steven Wilson- 05 March 2018. Steven Wilson is a genuine musical polymath. A successful solo artist, the former Porcupine Tree founder has worked with such luminaries as Rush, Tears For Fears and Marillion. About to hit the road in support of No. 3 album ‘To The Bone’, we sat down with Steven for an in depth chat about the shows, his career, and his ambitions.
Andy Summers- 23 February 2018 Andy Summers needs little introduction. As one third of The Police along with Sting and Stewart Copeland, his guitars can be heard on some of the most famous songs of all time. Now combining his dual interests of music and photography, he's about to launch his ‘Harmonics Of The Night’. We sat down for a chat about the show, his career, and all things Police.
Feeder- 19 February 2018. With breath taking highs and crushing lows, Feeder are a band that have endured through a two and a half decade career. Reaching their commercial zenith with the soul-searching ‘Comfort in Sound’ following the suicide of drummer Jon Lee, it’s been a bittersweet ride for Grant Nicholas and Taka Hirose. We sat down with Grant for an intimate chat about their career, and the prickly issue of pigeonholing.
Phil Campbell - 17 January 2018 A member of Motörhead for over thirty years, guitarist Phil Campbell is keeping it in the family for debut release ‘The Age Of Absurdity’. With the disc due for release at the end of the month, We sat down with Phil for a chat about the album, as well as the end of days for Motörhead.
Corrosion of Conformity - 9 January 2018. With a career spanning more than three decades, Corrosion of Conformity have been through many guises since the release of debut album back in 1984. Now back with their 'Deliverance' line-up and long-awaited new disc 'Now Cross No Crown', we sat down with drummer Reed Mullin for a chat about the new album.
Warrior Soul -3 January 2018 Led the outspoken Kory Clarke, Warrior Soul are one of the most influential bands of their generation. Now 'Back On The Lash' with their first studio release in five years, we caught up with the main man, for a chat about the disc, as well as taking a look at their explosive history.
Cavalera Conspiracy - 7 December 2017. Featuring Cavalera Brothers Max and Igor, Cavalera Conspiracy continues the Sepultura founders tradition for uncompromising music. Back with the just-released 'Psychosis', we spoke to Igor about the road to reconciliation, the 'Return To Roots', and new album.
Cradle Of Filth- 1 December 2017. Cradle Of Filth have been purveying their shock metal act for over two decades. Led by the inimitable Dani Filth, the Suffolk based band have just completed a UK and Ireland tour in support of twelfth album ‘Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay’. We sat down with guitarist Richard Shaw for a chat about life in Cradle 2017, and his own musical journey.
Psycho Motel - 22 November 2017. EXCLUSIVE: Twenty years ago, Adrian Smith released his final album before stepping back into Iron Maiden. A lost classic, Psycho Motel's 'Welcome To The World' came and went without much fanfare. We sat down with vocalist Andy Makin for an in-depth insight into the sessions, how the Iron Maiden reunion was on the cards even then, and how the band folded.