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XSROCK Interviews

  • Interview With Legendary Drummer Carmine Appice

    Interview With Legendary Drummer Carmine Appice

    Carmine Appice is a legend in the world of rock drummers. Over the years he has played with a virtual who’s who list of artists including Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, King Kobra, Blue Murder, Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Pink Floyd, Michael Schenker, Jeff Beck and the list goes on. Recently, I had the chance to talk with Carmine about his new project, simply called “Appice” that features not only Carmine, but his brother Vinny as well. ...Read More »
  • Invidiosus Interview

    Invidiosus Interview

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Invidiosus: Matt: We are releasing a split in October 2017 with RETORTION TERROR. Takafumi and I have talked for months and decided to do this split together. This will be our debut release via Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. In October-November 2017 we will be touring Japan and South Korea.   XS ROCK: How long has the...Read More »
  • Q & A With Pan’s Emissaries’ Nick Logan

    Q & A With Pan’s Emissaries’ Nick Logan

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Nick: We are sort of on hiatus at the moment, but we might tour Europe next year. Other than that the tape release is the biggest news for us. XS ROCK: How long has the band been together? Nick: Our band has been together since the beginning of 2013. XS ROCK: What is your music background? Nick:...Read More »
  • Interview With Chris Jericho WWE Superstar & Vocalist For Fozzy

    Interview With Chris Jericho WWE Superstar & Vocalist For Fozzy

    Today I sat down with Chris Jericho. Pro wrestler, rock singer, writer, podcaster and the list goes on and on. Chris is a multi-talented guy and was great to interview. We talked about his latest album, Judas by his band “Fozzy”, which is spectacular, by the way. We also talked about a few heavy subjects like terrorism, politics, religion and world chaos. Check out the interview below as Chris updates XS ROCK on his latest...Read More »
  • Interview With Blameshift Vocalist Jenny Mann

    Interview With Blameshift Vocalist Jenny Mann

    Blood, Sweat, Tears…and more sweat! For the four members of Blameshift, those words are much more than a cliche, they are real life. The story of Blameshift is as much about overcoming obstacles, letting go of fears, heartbreak and redemption as it is about the music they make. I recently had the chance to talk with Jenny Mann, lead vocalist for the band. If you haven’t heard Blameshift before, where have you been? They’re an incredible...Read More »
  • Interview With Prostitution

    Interview With Prostitution

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Jason: The EP release is happening at Union Pool, October 10/15, punch and pie; We have been rehearsing and revamping older material as well, Jesse: What? Russ: Yes. XS ROCK: How long has the band been together? Russ: 7 years in total, this line up has been playing for about 3 years now. We’re a happy band....Read More »
  • Interview With Holly Wedel and Jeff Alexis From Bloodstrike

    Interview With Holly Wedel and Jeff Alexis From Bloodstrike

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Holly & Jeff:  We have a lot going on that we’re excited about. At the moment we’re getting ready to release our second Album called Execution Of Violence, which will be released on Oct 13th.  We’re also getting ready to go on tour through Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. The tour kicks off on the CD release date....Read More »
  • Interview With T.J. From The Nearly Deads

    Interview With T.J. From The Nearly Deads

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest news with The Nearly Deads? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? TJ: We just announced a fall tour with our friends Blameshift, and are working on one more for the end of the year. Working on releasing a lyric video for our song “Revenge” off of our new EP “Revenge of The Nearly Deads” as well! XS ROCK:  How long has the Nearly Deads been...Read More »
  • Interview With Steve Burner From Travelin’ Jack

    Interview With Steve Burner From Travelin’ Jack

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Steve: we just released our second record, Commencing Countdown and now we going to play a bunch of shows in September and October to promote the album. And we really looking forward to hit the road with Kadavar in December.   XS ROCK: How long has the band been together? Steve: we’ve been together for 4 yours...Read More »
  • Color Til Monday Interview

    Color Til Monday Interview

    Today, We’re talking with the alt-rock band Color ‘Til Monday’s bass player, Jeffrey Lee and guitarist Ramiro “Savage” Cazares Jr. They’ve compared to bands like Paramore and have influences from hard rock bands like The Foo Fighters, Blink 182 and Guns N’ Roses. Check out our interview with the guys below: XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest news with Color ‘Til Monday? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? We just got off a...Read More »
  • Interview With The Grand Masquerade

    Interview With The Grand Masquerade

    If you’re a fan of AOR then you absolutely have to check out Sweden’s The Grand Masquerade. I recently review their debut release and it’s simply fantastic. Fans of glam rock should find plenty to like with their look and sound. Definitely one of the best new wave of hair metal bands that I’ve heard. I had a chance to interview the guys and they were a blast to talk with. The band consists of...Read More »
  • XS ROCK Talks With Kris Combs Of Iris Divine

    XS ROCK Talks With Kris Combs Of Iris Divine

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? KC: Right now we’re preparing for the release of our new album, “The Static And The Noise”, which comes out on October 6th. We also have 3 shows this weekend (Labor Day weekend): 9/1 at The Sidebar in Baltimore (w/ Byzantine and Silence The Blind), 9/2 at The Canal Club in Richmond (w/ Byzantine) and 9/3 at...Read More »
  • Interview With Tom Collier Lead Vocalist and Guitarist For Held Hostage

    Interview With Tom Collier Lead Vocalist and Guitarist For Held Hostage

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Tom: We are getting ready to record our next CD. I became great friends with Rock Legend, Drummer/Producer Carl Canedy The Rods, Canedy, Anthrax, Overkill, He produced our last Ep and will be producer on oru next Full Length CD in October XS ROCK: How long has the band been together? Tom: 1984 XS ROCK: What was...Read More »
  • Interview With Veins

    Interview With Veins

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Lorenzo : Our album “Innocence” will be released in the USA and in Canada on September 8th! On the same day we’ll release the new music video of the song “Dawn”. We’re super exited! XS ROCK: How long has the band been together? Riccardo : Me and Francesco know each other for ages.. after a couple of...Read More »
  • Interview With Symetria

    Interview With Symetria

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Blair – Tons of good things going on . First our debut album comes out on September 29th and will be available for sale at all digital outlets and in physical format by contacting us or stopping by a live show . Next …. shirts , we have Symetria tee shirts for sale so you can look...Read More »
  • Interview With Josh Cole Guitarist For HELLEVATE

    Interview With Josh Cole Guitarist For HELLEVATE

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news?  Josh: Earlier this year, we picked up a new drummer, Chris Wilson of the band Troglodyte. We’re currently writing our third album, currently untitled. We’re sorting through the material and beginning to rehearse songs. Generally speaking, the songs are tighter than on our last album, more melodic, with a few much more aggressive moments. We’re really pushing the guitar playing on it.   XS ROCK: Any...Read More »
  • Interview With Midnight Ghost Train’s Steve Moss

    Interview With Midnight Ghost Train’s Steve Moss

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Steve: Absolutely, we’re currently on a big two month long USA tour, and getting ready for a European tour as well afterwards. So lots of live shows in the near future. XS ROCK: How long has the band been together? Steve: We have been together 9 years, started in the summer of 2008. XS ROCK: What was...Read More »
  • Interview With Argus Drummer Kevin Latchaw

    Interview With Argus Drummer Kevin Latchaw

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Kevin: Our new album, “From Fields of Fire,” is out September 8 on Cruz del Sur Records. We’re really proud of this one. We are touring Europe with High Spirits starting September 8 as well.   XS ROCK: How long has the band been together? Kevin: Argus has been together since 2005, but Butch joined in 2006....Read More »
  • Interview With Power Theory Guitarist B.B. Ballinger

    Interview With Power Theory Guitarist B.B. Ballinger

    Today, I’m talking with Robert “BB” Ballinger, guitarist for the mighty Power Theory.  If you’re a fan of any of the NWOBHM bands, you’ve got to love Power Theory’s sound. BB does a great interview and fills us in on all of the latest happenings with the band. XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? BB: Greetings! The latest news is we have a...Read More »
  • Interview With Jake Cavaliere Vocalist For Lords Of Altamont

    Interview With Jake Cavaliere Vocalist For Lords Of Altamont

    Today, I had the privilege to talk with Jake Cavaliere, lead vocalist for The Lords of Altamont. The Lords are a rock and roll band from Los Angeles, California. The band mixes the sounds of ’60’s garage and psychedelic rock, American punk rock, British rhythm and blues and glam combined with B-movie biker exploitation imagery. I’ve been a fan of these guys since their debut album. They have a brand new album coming out called...Read More »
  • Interview With Joe & Chaz From Cranely Gardens

    Interview With Joe & Chaz From Cranely Gardens

    Cranely Gardens is a five piece metal band based out of South Jersey. With the members having such an eclectic range of influences the band keeps an original sound while remaining plenty heavy. Today, I had the chance to catch up with Joe (Guitar) And Chaz (Vocals) and talk about the band and recent happenings. XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Joe &...Read More »
  • Interview With Mausoleum Gate

    Interview With Mausoleum Gate

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Count L.F: Well we prepare to release our new album in Autumn. Then we see what will happen. Wicked Ischanius: The album has been blackhole consuming everything. We’ll see what happens, probably back to start and making new music. We have some music ready though and even one recorded but unreleased song! Apart from Mausoleum Gate, I’m...Read More »
  • Interview With Peter Graigs

    Interview With Peter Graigs

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Peter: Just released my debut solo album “The Beginning of The End’ featuring vocalist Freddy Krumins and “From The Ashes” by SCARS OF GRACE again feat. Peter Graigs & Freddy Krumins. A new single is on its way, and working on a new video .. -Thank you for having me XS ROCK: How long has the band...Read More »
  • Interview With Dawn Of Morgana Guitarist Jared Deaver

    Interview With Dawn Of Morgana Guitarist Jared Deaver

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows orannouncements? Jared: We just released our first 3 song EP entitled, “Revelations.” We are currently working on material for a full length album and have a show scheduled for August 5th at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, Ca. XS ROCK: How long has the band been together? Jared: 4 years approximately XS ROCK: What was your main motivation for starting or being...Read More »
  • American Wrecking Company interview

    American Wrecking Company interview

    Today I’m talking wit the guys in American Wrecking Company. The band is comprised of TJ Cornelius – Vocals, Randy Bebich – Guitar, Ben Reynard – Guitar, Jeff Bloomfield – Bass Guitar and Dylan Hickey – Drums. If you like your music heavy, you have to check out American Wrecking Company….you won’t be disappointed. XS Rock: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Dylan:  Our new album “Everything and Nothing” will...Read More »

     Interviews on XSROCK are posted on a regular basis. We believe in getting to know the artists and bands that make the music that you enjoy. We try to keep the interview questions interesting and relevant as well as give the artist the freedom to speak their mind on any subject. We hope you will be able to learn more about these bands and we appreciate it greatly if you share them with others on social media such as Facebook and Twitter . Keep your eyes on this page for new interviews with artists from a variety of rock genres.