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XSROCK Interviews

  • 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 »
  • Steve Thompson From “The Summoned” XS ROCK Interview

    Steve Thompson From “The Summoned” XS ROCK Interview

    Controlled chaos. That’s how Steve Thompson, lead vocalist for “The Summoned” describes the band’s sound. I would have to agree. The music is technical, precise and progressive at times, anarchic, aggressive and brutally heavy at others. The Summoned have been making waves on the metal scene and have been receiving rave reviews for their latest album “Sessions”. Check out this interview that I did with Steve about the band’s latest happenings.  XS ROCK: Tell me about...Read More »
  • Interview With Headcrusher

    Interview With Headcrusher

    Dense, unfettered brutality. Their music will grab you and will not let go. After taking Austin,TX as residence in 2008, the South-American metallers known as Headcrusher have carved their place in the growing Texas scene. Their fast execution and ferocious delivery has taken their music to international stages in support of some of the best metal acts in the world. I had a chance to chat with guitarists Carlos Ramirez and David Coloma, as well...Read More »
  • Interview With Shallow Ground’s Keith Letourneau

    Interview With Shallow Ground’s Keith Letourneau

      XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Keith: Right now we are working on new tunes for our up coming cd .We start recording it June 10th tracking drums. Again with Nick Rage of Toxic Holocaust at his studio Dexters Lab in Milford Conn ! XS ROCK: How long has the band been together? Keith: We started back in 92, I think, but...Read More »
  • Interview With Frontline’s Vocalist Jason Delismon

    Interview With Frontline’s Vocalist Jason Delismon

    Today, I had the chance to talk with Jason Delismon from the band Frontline. Frontline is a great new rock band that has a new album dropping soon. Highly recommended if you like bands like Creed, Alice In Chains, Staind, etc. XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Jason: We currently signed with Vanity Music Group/Shock Records and have Sony Red Distribution. Our album...Read More »
  • Interview With Warrant’s Robert Mason

    Interview With Warrant’s Robert Mason

    XS ROCK: Hey Robert! It’s a pleasure to talk with you. I’ve been a fan for many years. I want to talk about the new Warrant album in a moment, but first, let’s go back to the beginning for a minute. Tell me about your first major label appearance. Robert: I was signed to a record deal in the late 80’s early 90’s to Epic/Sony. That ended up being one of those things that fell...Read More »
  • Unholy Baptism Interview

    Unholy Baptism Interview

    Formed in the winter of 2008 in the frigid northern woodlands of Arizona, Unholy Baptism was originally a guitar/drums black metal project. The goal was to blend mid 2000’s new wave black metal with the grim tone of the early Norwegian scene. The band eventually became a three-piece, as Moloch agreed to contribute lead guitar in 2009. A five track EP was recorded early in 2010 and was subsequently followed by multiple shows in Flagstaff,...Read More »
  • Interview With Samantha Landa From Dead Asylum

    Interview With Samantha Landa From Dead Asylum

    Dead Asylum formed in Vancouver, BC at the end of 2011, and features vocalist/guitarist Mike Lister, vocalist/bassist Roger Mowat, guitarist Eric Morrison and drummer Samantha Landa. Dead Asylum’s style combines elements of thrash and death with melodic and grooving overtones–and echoes elements of band influences such as Kreator, Amon Amarth and Exodus. I had the opportunity to catch up with drummer, Samantha Landa and she filled me in on what’s been happening. XS ROCK: Tell...Read More »
  • Interview With Kobra Paige Of Kobra And The Lotus

    Interview With Kobra Paige Of Kobra And The Lotus

         Without a doubt, one of the best metal bands to hit the scene in the last ten years has to be Kobra and the Lotus. If you’ve never heard them, stop reading this now and go to iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify or the KATL Official site and check them out. I’m positive after hearing them, you’ll want to come back and read this interview, so we’ll wait for you here while you...Read More »
  • Interview With Former Sister Sin Vocalist Liv Jagrell

    Interview With Former Sister Sin Vocalist Liv Jagrell

        In my opinion, one of the best metal bands to come out after the year 2000 had to be Sister Sin. Each album seem to be better than the one before it as the band continued to release quality album after album. But, alas, some things are not meant to last forever and Sister Sin split up after the final album. “Black Lotus” was released. I was really devastated by this news, because...Read More »
  • Interview With Angerhead Guitarist Eric Beard

    Interview With Angerhead Guitarist Eric Beard

    ANGERHEAD is a San Jose, California based band that was started in Feb 2011. They blend elements of Bay Area Thrash, Metal and Punk into the music they write. They have since shared the stage with Hatriot, Exodus, Testament, Death Angel, and many others. I had the chance to talk with guitarist Eric Beard about their new album, tour and what’s been happening in the world of metal. XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest...Read More »
  • Interview With Ex-Guns N’ Roses and Art Of Anarchy Guitarist Bumblefoot

    Interview With Ex-Guns N’ Roses and Art Of Anarchy Guitarist Bumblefoot

    Recently, I reviewed the latest album by Art of Anarchy called “The Madness”. Which you can read here.  Needless to say I was blown away by it. When I got the chance to interview guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, I was thrilled. After talking with him, it was easy to see that’s he’s one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. He carefully answered every question that I asked, with not only great attention to detail,...Read More »
  • Interview With Alex Grossi From Beautiful Creatures and Quiet Riot

    Interview With Alex Grossi From Beautiful Creatures and Quiet Riot

    Today I had the privilege to sit down and talk with Alex Grossi. Most of you probably know Alex as the guitarist in Quiet Riot. But Alex is quite the journeyman of rock n’ roll and always seems to have a musical project going. Beautiful Creatures also features Alex on guitar along with Joe Leste (Bang Tango) on vocals, Kenny Kweens (Former L.A. Guns), Anthony Focx on guitar, and Timmy Russell on drums. The band have...Read More »
  • Interview With Brett “Blackout” Scott Vocalist For Vanlade

    Interview With Brett “Blackout” Scott Vocalist For Vanlade

    Today I talked with Brett Scott, lead vocalist for the metal band Vanlade. Notice that I said metal band. That’s because these guys live, breathe and eat metal. And they do it the old school way. XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Brett: We have been gearing up for performing at the Legions of Metal Festival happening in Chicago this May! Other than...Read More »
  • Interview With John Bomber Of Bury The Machines

    Interview With John Bomber Of Bury The Machines

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? John: Hi there. I am about to release a new EP with a west coast label called Midnite Collective (https://www.facebook.com/midniteclv/) and I have been relentlessly shooting a new music video as well as some cool video clips to accompany my live performances. I’ve always envisioned the music having an intense and engaging visual element to enhance the...Read More »
  • Interview With Crown Of The Earth

    Interview With Crown Of The Earth

    American progressive, classic heavy metal influenced band, CROWN OF EARTH has exploded onto the Philadelphia music scene and has rapidly established a very strong fan base across the U.S. Influenced by all the heavy hitters in Rock and Metal, history has created an exciting and energetic new band that consistently produces melodic songs packed full of powerful guitar riffs and memorable vocal “hooks” that will stick with you forever. XS ROCK: Tell me about the...Read More »
  • Interview With Cedric Bensch Vocalist For Cry My Name

    Interview With Cedric Bensch Vocalist For Cry My Name

    Today I’ve got an interview with Cedric Bensch, the lead singer for “Cry My Name”. These guys have a unique sound that mixes metal-core and alternative with melodic choruses. They have been generating quite a buzz on the scene lately and I talked with Cedric about the new album and what’s happening in the world of rock! XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements?...Read More »
  • Interview With Mick Michaels From Corners Of Sanctuary

    Interview With Mick Michaels From Corners Of Sanctuary

    Today, I had the opportunity to talk with Mick Michaels, guitarist for Corners Of Sanctuary. If you haven’t heard these guys yet, check out the video below the interview for one of their great tracks. Highly recommended if you like old-school eighties style metal. Anyway, check out my interview with Mick, where we discuss their new E.P., history of the band and all things metal…. XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest news with Corners...Read More »
  • Interview With Kyle From Epi-Demic

    Interview With Kyle From Epi-Demic

    Today I’m talking with Kyle from Epi-Demic. We talk about music, touring, hookers and tomahawks….You don’t want to miss this one….! XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Kyle: We are in the process of releasing our second full length album, ” Malformed Conscience” available now On HPGD productions,  it was quite a process recording, mixing and mastering it and we are very proud...Read More »
  • Interview With Matt Ulricksen Vocalist For United

    Interview With Matt Ulricksen Vocalist For United

    Today, I had the chance to chat with Matt Ulricksen from the band United. The band is hard at work on writing and recording a new full length album. But, Matt was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule and play the XS ROCK version of twenty questions. We discuss all things rock, who influenced him to sing and much more. XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new...Read More »
  • Interview With St. James’ Guitarist Jim Jacobs

    Interview With St. James’ Guitarist Jim Jacobs

    XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Jim: First off, hello and thanks for the interest in the band. As for projects, right now there is a lot going on, kind of behind the scenes. As you know, the CD version of Resurgence was released in February and any day now we’ll see a limited edition vinyl version of the record coming out. Also...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.