Interviews

Interview: Calum Ingram

Alternative rock and roots cellist, singer and multi-instrumentalist Calum Ingram has just released his debut 7″ single, so now seemed the perfect time to speak to Calum about his musical background, opening for Jack Bruce, jamming with Stewart Copeland, as well as the all-important question of who would win in …

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Interview: Arjen Lucassen – Ayreon

Dutch multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen’s legendary Prog project Ayreon will release the epic new album ‘Transitus’ on September 25th via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group. As with any Ayreon album, it is an explosive and expansive affair and features the instantly recognisable Tom Baker as the narrator, along with the two …

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Interview: Josh Smith of Halestorm

Averaging a few hundred gigs a year, Halestorm always seem to be on the road. 2020 see’s the band back in the studio busy working on a new album. To tide fans over, the band has released a new EP; ‘Reimagined’, and we spoke to bassist Josh Smith about the …

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Interview: Jordan Whelan of Kill The Lights

Kill The Lights unites original Bullet For My Valentine co-founder Michael “Moose” Thomas (drums) with Throw The Fight frontman James Clark (vocals), Jordan Whelan of Still Remains (guitar), and Travis Montgomery of Threat Signal (guitar). Killer debut album ‘The Sinner’ has just been released on Fearless Records and we spoke …

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Interview – Alex Cooper – Devilfire

Midlands-based rockers Devilfire are set to unleash their long-awaited second album ‘Black Soul Vendetta’ on 4th September. Devilfire vocalist, songwriter, and founding member Alex Cooper joined us for a chat about (amongst other things) the album recording process, recording with Eric Dover of Slash’s Snakepit, and what frustrates him about …

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Interview: Brittney Slayes of Unleash The Archers

Unleash The Archers

Canadian metallers Unleash The Archers are gearing up for the release of their fifth full-length album, Abyss. Thematically, Abyss is the direct sequel to the band’s 2017 album Apex, a fantasy concept telling the tale of The Immortal, who was cursed at birth to serve whoever awakens him from his …

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Interview: Johannes Eckerström of Avatar

Like actors on press junkets forced to endure interview after interview where they are pretty much asked the same questions over and over, musicians endure the same process when they are on promotional duties for their latest project. Interviewers wrestle with themselves about finding the perfect intro and keeping it …

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Interview: Jim Kirkpatrick

FM guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick is gearing up for the release of his second solo album; ‘Ballad of a Prodigal Son’, more of a rock-driven album than his 2006 debut ‘Changed Priorities’. Jim was gracious enough to answer some questions fired at him over the good old interweb, read his thoughts …

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Interview: Mark Dudzinski – TREMENDOUS

Midlands-based trio TREMENDOUS recently released their debut album ‘Relentless’, and with Classic Rock magazine on board, the trio has been quietly gathering a reputation as a band worth keeping an eye on. We spoke to guitarist/vocalist and founding member Mark Dudzinski about ‘Relentless’ (available here), what it meant having the …

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Interview: Jordan Birchall – Bleed Again

Brighton based five-piece; Bleed Again, are set to release their eagerly awaited new single ‘Survive’, on July 31st. We spoke to drummer Jordan Birchall about the single, as well as the importance of keeping fans interested during the lockdown. What are the origins of the band, how long have you …

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