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XSROCK Interviews

  • XS ROCK Talks With Alex Bosson Drummer For Lunar

    XS ROCK Talks With Alex Bosson Drummer For Lunar

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Alex: Well the big news is the release of our debut full-length album “Theogony.”  It comes out Friday November 10th via Divebomb Records and I’m really excited about it!   XS ROCK: How long has the band been together? Alex: LUNAR has existed since 2014.  Before this full-length that comes out this Friday, we actually had a...Read More »
  • Rabitrup Interview

    Rabitrup Interview

    Today we’re talking with Danny Tatom the mastermind behind Rabitrup. Rabitrup is making waves from the underground and developing a following quickly. With music that is reminiscent of OgHr and  Skinny Puppy with a little Deadmau5 thrown in, Rabitrup is pushing the electronic scene forward.   Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Rabitrup: Got a new EP, SWVMPS II, coming out January 5th, 2018. Other than...Read More »
  • Hawkmoth Interview

    Hawkmoth Interview

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? (Andy) We have our new album named  Godless Summit which will be released December 14th.  Its part 1 of a 2 part album. It’s been a long time coming getting this huge body of work finished so it feels good to get it out there. Part 2 will be released in around 6 months time.   XS ROCK:How long...Read More »
  • XS ROCK Talks With Jett Black From Salem’s Lott

    XS ROCK Talks With Jett Black From Salem’s Lott

    Today I’m talking with Jett Black, guitarist for Salem’s Lott. If you haven’t seen or heard these guys yet, you’ve got to check them out. Fans of W.A.S.P. and “Shout at the Devil” era Motley Crue fans should really like what Salem’s Lott is all about. You’re in for a humor filled interview as Jett Black and I discuss all things rock and then some! XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any...Read More »
  • XS ROCK Talks With Outlaw From Monolith Cult

    XS ROCK Talks With Outlaw From Monolith Cult

    XS ROCK: So what’s the latest with Monolith Cult? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Outlaw: We have just released our second album “Gospel Of Despair’ through the great team at Transcending Records. Early next year we will be playing a few gigs with Epic Doom Metal overlords Solstice.   XS ROCK: How long has the band been together? Outlaw: We started Monolith Cult in late 2012 early 2013, Initially myself and...Read More »
  • XS ROCK Interview With Geoff Tate

    XS ROCK Interview With Geoff Tate

    Geoff Tate seems to be sort of an enigmatic person for a lot of people. Always a bit mysterious and probably often misunderstood. Prior to meeting Geoff for the first time, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. I have been a longtime fan of his work, first in Queensryche and now on his own. Geoff has just finished his latest album under the Operation: Mindcrime moniker, The New Reality, which is set for release...Read More »
  • XS ROCK Interview With Danny Roselle From The Mylars

    XS ROCK Interview With Danny Roselle From The Mylars

    Danny Roselle- Guitarist/ Vocalist for The Mylars has been touring the globe in numerous national recording projects, sharing the stage with many great performers such as Bon Jovi, The Goo Goo Dolls, Lifehouse, Bret Michaels and many more. Danny is currently one of the main songwriters for the History channels hit television show, American Pickers. His music can also be heard in popular television shows such as Degrassi, MTV Road Rules as well as the...Read More »
  • XS ROCK Interview With Dark Hound

    XS ROCK Interview With Dark Hound

    Today, I had the opportunity to talk with ET Brown – Vocals/Bass, Evan Hensley – Guitars, Preston Walls – Guitars and Josh Brown – Drums from the metal band Dark Hound. The band has an incredible sound and bring to mind bands like Testament, Metallica, Megadeth and Pantera. Check out my interview with the guys below to learn more about this talented band: XS ROCK: Tell​ ​me​ ​about​ ​the​ ​latest​ ​band​ ​news?​ ​Any​ ​new​ ​projects​ ​coming​ ​out,​ ​live​ ​shows...Read More »
  • XS ROCK Interview With Blind, Vocalist For Summoner’s Circle

    XS ROCK Interview With Blind, Vocalist For Summoner’s Circle

    Today XS ROCK Talks with “Blind”, vocalist for the incredible metal band “Summoner’s Circle” XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Blind: We are currently in the final stages of recording our first full-length album, entitled “Tome”. The new album should be out sometime in the first quarter of 2018. We also just released a music video for the first single off the new...Read More »
  • XS ROCK Talks With Paul van Valkenburgh, Lead Singer of Tubefreeks

    XS ROCK Talks With Paul van Valkenburgh, Lead Singer of Tubefreeks

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Paul: Hey Bobby! Thanks a ton for having us on XSRock!! Tubefreeks has a ton of news! We’re going to be a part of an awesome show with Tora Tora here in December. And heading into 2018, we’re doing some great road trips including to Mason’s in Lakeland, FL and hitting 3 festivals including the Mesa meets...Read More »
  • Tower Of Babel Guitarist Joe Stump Talks With XS ROCK

    Tower Of Babel Guitarist Joe Stump Talks With XS ROCK

    Tower of Babel is comprised of five musicians who have all in their own right been involved in world tours, festivals and recordings. Boasting members and ex-members of Firewind, Jorn, Glenn Hughes, The Scorpions, Vivaldi Metal Project, Metalium, Tainted Nation, Exorcism, Helloween, Holy Hell, Killing Machine and others.  The music walks the line between old school hard rock and classic European power metal with healthy doses of each heard throughout. Today, I had the chance to...Read More »
  • Interview With Sabrina Kihlstrand Vocalist For Ice Age

    Interview With Sabrina Kihlstrand Vocalist For Ice Age

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Sabrina: Gigs! First off we have a tour in Sweden we call Triple Thrash Treat, together with the awesome Reignsaw (which I recommend you check out) and FKU. We also have some European dates planned in march/april.  In the summer there will be festivals. I am also in the process already of writing new songs for another album...Read More »
  • XS ROCK Talks With Shadowside Vocalist Dani Nolden

    XS ROCK Talks With Shadowside Vocalist Dani Nolden

    One of the most exciting metal bands out there today has to be Shadowside. They are simply an incredible metal band fronted by the charismatic Dani Nolden. You can read our review of their new album “Shades Of Humanity” here. I had the chance to sit down and do an interview with Dani and she was a blast to talk with. She filled us in on their latest album, life in rock n’roll and how she almost...Read More »
  • Crosson Interview With XS ROCK

    Crosson Interview With XS ROCK

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Crosson: I’ll begin with the latest CROSSON album, ‘Spreading The Rock N Roll Disease. It was mixed by legendary producer Duane Baron (Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper) and European metal producer extraordinaire Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Edguy, Stratovarius) and mastered by U.S mastering legend Dave Donnelly (Aerosmith, KISS, Whitesnake) It’s our best effort to date. We recommend you...Read More »
  • Interview With Jupiter Zeus Singer Simon Staltari

    Interview With Jupiter Zeus Singer Simon Staltari

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Simon: We have recently released our new EP titled Eyes On The Prize and currently promoting it online via social media etc…We are also demoing new material for a future release which will probably be a single or another EP. XS ROCK: How long has the band been together? Simon: We originally formed way back in 1993...Read More »
  • Michael Sweet Talks With XS ROCK

    Michael Sweet Talks With XS ROCK

    Michael Sweet (Stryper) and George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob)  have reunited once again to create Unified, the second album by Sweet & Lynch. I had the chance to sit down and talk with Michael Sweet about the new album, working with George Lynch, life in rock n’ roll and of course….Stryper. I found Michael to be very humble and appreciative for the long career in rock music that he has had to date. Although he...Read More »
  • Dan Watson From Hexx Talks With XS ROCK

    Dan Watson From Hexx Talks With XS ROCK

    Today I had the pleasure to talk with Dan Watson, guitarist for the incredible metal band “Hexx”. The band has a new album out called “Wrath Of The Reaper” and I spoke with Dan about the album, life in rock n’ roll and more. Dan had some of the best and funniest answers to some of these questions that I have ever seen. From being stalked by a horny Frenchman to meeting members of Judas...Read More »
  • 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 »

     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.