INTERVIEW: Einar Karl ‘Kalli’ Júlíusson of POWER PALADIN

Dark and cold, Iceland is not exactly the hotbed for power metal that mainland Europe has been over the years. But with the worldwide attention the Reykjavík-based Power Paladin is gaining in early 2022, maybe that could change. Formed in 2017 and signed to Atomic Fire Records, the new label started by Nuclear Blast founder... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: AJ Diaferio of WE’RE WOLVES

First gaining notice with a series of covers, South Florida’s We’re Wolves asserted itself as a powerful creative force with the October 2021 release of its full-length debut, “Evil Things.” Based on Dante’s “Inferno,” the record takes the listener on a journey through the nine circles of hell—fertile ground for a horror-loving metal band. Live... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Melissa Bonny of AD INFINITUM (November 2021)

Many bands have chosen to sit on the sidelines throughout the pandemic, unwilling to take the risk of releasing new music in the midst of so much uncertainty. Symphonic metal band Ad Infinitum has done exactly the opposite, releasing its debut album, “Chapter I: Monarchy” (review) in April 2020; an acoustic version of the record,... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Jordan Rudess of DREAM THEATER (October 2021)

For a musician who’s constantly creating, the COVID-19 pandemic has offered the silver lining of time. Jordan Rudess, best known as the keyboardist of Dream Theater, the world’s leading progressive metal band, has taken full advantage of it, as Dream Theater’s upcoming 15th studio album, “A View from the Top of the World” (Oct. 22,... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Johanna Sadonis and Nicke Andersson of LUCIFER (October 2021)

After releasing its third album, “Lucifer III” (review), in March 2020 near the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Swedish/German heavy rock band Lucifer, like all musical acts around the world, found itself unable to tour. With nothing else to do, work began on the next record, which is due just in time for Halloween, on... Continue Reading →

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