Interview w/Biotoxic Warfare’s George “Dimator” Dimitrakakis

I recently had the great opportunity to send some questions over to my favorite death/thrash band from Greece – Biotoxic Warfare, and their lead guitarist, George “Dimator” Dimitrakakis, was kind enough to answer my questions. Love this band and their latest album “Lobotomized”, so I’ll stop wasting your time and let you get to the questions and answers.   Let me just say thank you for taking your time to read and answer these questions. I’m a big fan of “Lobotomized” so this is a great privilege you’ve given me. Let’s not beat around the fucking bush anymore and get … Continue reading Interview w/Biotoxic Warfare’s George “Dimator” Dimitrakakis

Give Albums a Chance

I recently had a very interesting discussion with a fellow metal head that I feel like it applies all too well and happens a lot more than we may realize. It happens everywhere. It happened in the 80s. It happened last year. What happened you ask? People who hear an up-and-coming band’s debut album or whatever albums they have out, and then have the balls to say that “they should only make this kind of music from now on”, that’s what. It may not seem as big of a problem as you may realize, you may have even done this … Continue reading Give Albums a Chance

Top 25 Albums of 2014

Just a quick disclaimer before you go down below to judge my favorites of last year: all these albums are albums that I’ve reviewed on here and they came out in 2014 of course. Now this list was made completely independently by me without any influence in the rankings other than how often I listen to the albums, and how high of quality I found them to be. No one paid me, asked me to put some bands at some places, or did any other sort of persuading. This was made at breakfast while looking through the 200+ reviews I’ve … Continue reading Top 25 Albums of 2014

Honorable Mentions of 2014

It’s New Years Eve here in America and unlike all the other metal sites, blogs, zines, etc. out there I haven’t released my top favorite albums of the year. I decided to wait until now because what if I heard an album that made me shit my pants more than some albums on the list I already presented? That’s how I look at it at least. But today I am just announcing my Honorable Mentions of the year which are the albums that were qualified for the Top 25 list but didn’t quite meet the criteria. I have 6 Honorable … Continue reading Honorable Mentions of 2014

Interview with Our Last Enemy’s vocalist Oliver Fogwell!

I’ve recently had the chance to send some questions over to the vocalist of a very good metal band that I’ve reviewed called Our Last Enemy as I’m sure you’ve guessed by now. Below you’ll find the questions that I sent over and the responses given by the band’s vocalist, Oliver Fogwell, who answered these questions very, very nicely and in my opinion this should be really fun for those of you who are already fans of Our Last Enemy. Was for me. But read on:   First off, Oliver, let me just say thanks for taking time to answer … Continue reading Interview with Our Last Enemy’s vocalist Oliver Fogwell!

Why Hellyeah Isn’t Horrible

What makes a band bad? Nothing. That’s it. Nothing makes a band bad. They could be badass, but just plain bad? Nope. Doesn’t exist. Now before you people start rattling off a list of bands you don’t like because they’re “shit”, “pussies”, “not true metal/[insert sub-genre here]”, “they’re a wannabe [insert more famous band here]”, and/or “they caused the breakup of [insert more favored band that’s on hiatus’s name here]” let me just say that that list of yours is completely stupid and arbitrary if that list name has anything negative in there. There is absolutely no way that a … Continue reading Why Hellyeah Isn’t Horrible

Interview with A Breach of Silence’s Mat Cosgrove

First off, let me thank you and A Breach of Silence for taking time to read all these questions. Love the work so this is a real honor.   “The Darkest Road” was a fucking great album especially the tone and direction you took it. How did you guys come up with that? What is the story behind that? Thank you.   The tone was something we learnt off the first album.   We had a very good idea what amps and other gear we wanted to use to achieve the tone we wanted.  That being an EVH 111 used as the … Continue reading Interview with A Breach of Silence’s Mat Cosgrove

Stereotypes Among Music

There is no escaping stereotypes in the world that we live in today. There will always be some asshole somewhere down in the bayou who thinks that whatever he finds “unlikable” should be wiped from the planet and destroyed forever. One of the biggest stereotypes from around where I live is that all African-Americans, blacks, some people  (or whatever your PC-filled mind wants to call them) are all stupid, annoying, pointless, and the “absolute reason as to why this country is goin’ down the shitter”; the fact that the KKK is around here doesn’t help either. But I’m not going … Continue reading Stereotypes Among Music

Dio’s “Rainbow In the Dark” Covers Comparison

I was contacted yesterday by a man who said he was Santo Clemenzi, a member of the band 5th Element. I’ve never heard of Santo or his band (except for the fact that there’s a movie called the Fifth Element), but as always that didn’t phase me and I went on ahead and took a listen. Santo told me that 5th Element had recently done a cover for Dio’s “Rainbow In the Dark” and so did Corey Taylor (singer for both Stone Sour and Slipknot, for those who don’t know) on the latest Dio tribute album “This Is Your Life”. … Continue reading Dio’s “Rainbow In the Dark” Covers Comparison

Thoughts on Mudvayne

For those who don’t know, Mudvayne hasn’t really been a thing since 2009, sadly. Ever since their singer, Chad Gray, and guitarist, Greg Tribbett, have formed the supergroup of Hellyeah, the most recent work of Mudvayne was their self-titled album that marked their 5th studio album release. It’s been 5 long years for long time Mudvayne fans like myself, Hellyeah is scheduled to release another album later this year, and all we’ve heard about the return of Mudvayne is on Wikipedia saying “Mudvayne will be on hiatus until at least 2014.” “At least?” Man, I know Hellyeah has been doing … Continue reading Thoughts on Mudvayne