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 →

Tour featuring Testament, Exodus, Death Angel postponed to 2022

The North American leg of the "Bay Strikes Back" tour featuring Testament, Exodus and Death Angel has been postponed until 2022. “We were really on the fence with this decision,” Testament guitarist Eric Peterson said. “But seeing other bands make it through with a few mild cases and other bigger bands just cancelling their entire tours, we felt it is in our... Continue Reading →

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