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XSROCK Interviews

  • 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 »
  • Interview With ScreamKing

    Interview With ScreamKing

    Today, I had the chance to talk with all of the members of the band ScreamKing. The band is comprised of Joe Lawson- lead vocals, Rafael Hernandez-guitars,vocals, John Seyring-bass, vocals and Tom Cox-drums. They have a recently released full on metal album entitled “Tyranny Of The Sea”. Check out my interview with the guys below: XS Rock: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Joe: We...Read More »
  • Interview With Steven Nathan Of Don’t Believe In Ghosts

    Interview With Steven Nathan Of Don’t Believe In Ghosts

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Steven: Breaking News!! We just finished our newest music video for a song called ‘Slow Down’… so excited to let people see this! We had access to this incredible house from the 60’s that has basically never been touched. XS ROCK: How long has the band been together? Steven: About two years ago I stepped away from a...Read More »
  • Interview With Next To None

    Interview With Next To None

    Today, I had the chance to talk with the guys from Next To None. Next To None are making waves in the metal genre with their fresh and creative sound. Drummer Max Portnoy is the son of Mike Portnoy, former drummer of Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold, Adrenaline Mob and more. The bands new album is receiving rave reviews from the critics. Read below as we discuss the state of rock, musical influences and much more…...Read More »
  • Interview With Agostino Buttarelli Drummer For Integral

    Interview With Agostino Buttarelli Drummer For Integral

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Agostino: We recently signed to the Japanese label Ghastly Music and released our debut album Resilience. Since we also just changed a member we are now rehearsing very intensely to prepare the live activity. We have only two planned shows for now but we are working to tour Europe, maybe in early 2018. XS ROCK: How long...Read More »
  • Interview With Al Ravage and Tommy G From Ravage

    Interview With Al Ravage and Tommy G From Ravage

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Al:  At the end of May we finally released our “Return Of The Spectral Rider” full-length album, which we had been working on a while. So right now we are busy promoting that and we have some nice local shows coming up supporting NWOBHM legends Raven in NH, and 80’s thrashers BloodFeast in Worcester, MA. The really...Read More »
  • Interview With WildEyes

    Interview With WildEyes

    Today we have a great interview with Crystal Douesnard and Thomas Moore from WildEyes. XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Crystal: Well, we just premiered our debut music video for our single, “Messin’ Around” this week! That’s been pretty exciting.   XS ROCK: How long has the band been together? Crystal: Thomas and I have been writing together for a while but WildEyes...Read More »
  • Interview With Niviane Vocalist Norman Skinner And Guitarist Gary Tarplee

    Interview With Niviane Vocalist Norman Skinner And Guitarist Gary Tarplee

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Norman: We recently signed on with a label for the worldwide release of our debut album “The Druid King”. We can’t yet say with whom we signed as we are waiting for the label to issue their official announcement. The official release date for the album is November 3rd. We are working on potential tours to support...Read More »
  • Interview With Texas Metal Underground Records Founder Scott Fulwiler

    Interview With Texas Metal Underground Records Founder Scott Fulwiler

    The website texasmetalunderground.com was created in 2001, dedicated to preserving and sharing information on some of the great unknown and little-known Texas metal bands from the 1980’s and early 1990’s. Envision the internet back in 2001: no YouTube, no Facebook, no MySpace, no file sharing, Google was in its infancy, slow dial-up connections were the norm. Information on some of the more obscure bands of the classic Texas metal scene was hard to come by,...Read More »
  • Interview With Drew Zaragoza Vocalist For Sinicle

    Interview With Drew Zaragoza Vocalist For Sinicle

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Drew: We are very proud to announce our new full length album Angels & Demons will be out September 22nd. XS ROCK: How long has the band been together? Drew: TOO LONG. Just kidding, officially in 2005. Justin and I started to play music together a few years before that. XS ROCK: What was your main motivation...Read More »
  • Interview With Leland Holden, Bass Player For GRIT

    Interview With Leland Holden, Bass Player For GRIT

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Leland: Warsworn EP, music video, and new material for the upcoming album. We released our 6 song EP titled Warsworn in October and have been trying to get it out to every metalhead we see ever since. Closer to Hate, one of the songs off the EP, we just made a music video for in April featuring...Read More »
  • XS ROCK Interview With Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali

    XS ROCK Interview With Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali

    XS ROCK: So, Quiet Riot now has James Durbin as lead vocalist. I’ve had a chance to listen to Road Rage and I think it’s going to surprise a lot of people. I was surprised that he was able to remind me of Kevin DuBrow‘s sound and style while still sounding like himself. Frankie: Yeah. One of the reasons that I wanted to bring James into the band was that I had to be conscious of...Read More »
  • XS ROCK Interview With Buckcherry Vocalist Josh Todd

    XS ROCK Interview With Buckcherry Vocalist Josh Todd

    Recently, I received an advanced release for Josh Todd & The Conflict’s debut album, “Year Of The Tiger”. Most of you probably know Josh and guitarist Stevie D from the band Buckcherry. Buckcherry is still alive and well, but I’ve got to tell you, Josh Todd & The Conflict are the real deal. This band stretches the boundaries of rock and have created a sound that’s aggressive, energetic, and fresh sounding. I spoke with Josh...Read More »
  • Interview With Kevin Amann, Drummer For Burn River Burn

    Interview With Kevin Amann, Drummer For Burn River Burn

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Kevin: The new album “Neüstonia” is out now! It was recorded in various studios in SF, mixed and mastered and it sounds oh so nice. We also recently released a video for “Thanks for the Ride” – the first single off the new record. We have several shows lined up for the summer and going to tour...Read More »
  • Interview With Saving Abel’s Scott Wilson

    Interview With Saving Abel’s Scott Wilson

    Bassist/Producer Scott Wilson, who, after over six years, and as the band’s second longest standing member, recently announced his departure from Tantric. Wilson is now the bassist for SAVING ABEL and is currently writing a new album  with the band. Scott was nice enough to take time out of his busy schedule and do an interview with us at XS ROCK.  XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows...Read More »
  • Interview With Undergang Vocalist David Mikkelsen

    Interview With Undergang Vocalist David Mikkelsen

    If brutality and gore is your thing, then you shouldn’t miss out on Undergang. I had a chance to interview vocalist, David Mikkelsen and he filled me in on the current news withe band, life on the road and his thoughts about the band’s gory, heavy, disgusting, death metal sound. So, check it out below: XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? David: We’re...Read More »
  • Interview With Luka Djordjevic Vocalist For Khazaddum

    Interview With Luka Djordjevic Vocalist For Khazaddum

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Luka: Greetings XS Rock, this is Luka, the vocalist/lyricist of Khazaddum. We’re gearing in anticipation of our forthcoming release, the full length album Plagues Upon Arda, released on August 19th. The cd release show is at the Metal Grill in Cudahy WI, featuring Cardiac Arrest (Chicago), House of Atreus (Minneapolis), and Dr. Shrinker (Milwaukee). This is our...Read More »
  • Interview With Soul Remnants Guitarist Tom Preziosi

    Interview With Soul Remnants Guitarist Tom Preziosi

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Tom: We have a record coming out July 21st and have a string of shows lined up after that. We also have been getting to work on a video for the track “Depravity’s Lock” off the new one. In the meantime, we are also writing new material. Band practice is too boring for us if we just rehearse all...Read More »
  • Interview With Erik Ogershok and Adrian Voorhies From Canyon Of The Skull

    Interview With Erik Ogershok and Adrian Voorhies From Canyon Of The Skull

    So today, I’m talking with Erik and Adrian from the band Canyon Of The Skull. If you dig instrumental doom metal, then you need to check these up and coming rockers out. With some songs coming in at almost 20 minutes, the band brings a layered slow build and burning kind of feel to their music. They bring a unique kind of Southwest feel to their thunderous and droning sounds, Check out my interview with...Read More »
  • Interview With Screaming For Silence’s Vocalist Zeb Christensen

    Interview With Screaming For Silence’s Vocalist Zeb Christensen

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Zeb: We just released our first single off of our upcoming release. “House of Glass” which is also the name of the EP that comes out July 28th. We also start tour the same day to go out and support the EP! XS ROCK: How long has the band been together? Zeb: We have been playing together...Read More »
  • Interview With K.T. Vocalist and Drummer From Phylactery

    Interview With K.T. Vocalist and Drummer From Phylactery

    Like old school 80’s style thrash metal? The you need to check out Phylactery. I had a chance to talk with drummer and lead vocalist K.T. about their new album, the metal scene and more. Check it out below as I give K.T. the XS ROCK version of the 20 questions interview. XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? K.T.: Our debut album “Necromancy...Read More »
  • Interview With Scalpel Guitarists Manny Egbert And Taylor Brennan

    Interview With Scalpel Guitarists Manny Egbert And Taylor Brennan

    Today, I’m talking with Manny and Taylor from the incredibly brutal and in your face, band Scalpel. These guys bring the noise with their twin guitar and vocal attacks. If you like your music heavy, Scalpel is for you. Check out their answeres to the XS ROCK version of 20 questions. XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Taylor: We are excited to be...Read More »
  • XS ROCK Interview With Troy Norr Vocalist For Them

    XS ROCK Interview With Troy Norr Vocalist For Them

    Today I had a chance to play the XS ROCK version of 20 Questions with Troy Norr A.K.A Klaus König, Lead Vocalist for Them. They are highly recommended for fans of King Diamond, Mercyful Fate and those who like a splash of horror with their metal.  XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? TN: THEM just performed their first European tour which spanned across Germany,...Read More »
  • Interview With Paul Saliga and Cody Wright From 1818

    Interview With Paul Saliga and Cody Wright From 1818

    Somewhere between a holy vision and an overdose is 1818, a south central Pennsylvania based band born on a staple of metal, rock, and ethereal vibes. This heavy cross over Metal/Rock band combines the perfect blend of in your face aggression while molding in hooky and memorable melodic pieces throughout their catalog of songs. Established in May of 2015, 1818 have shared the stage with countless national acts and built up their regional fan base considerably...Read More »

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