In a new interview with the "ProgRock Digital" podcast, former KAMELOT singer Roy Khan, who is a devout Christian, was asked if his faith influenced the lyrics on the latest album from his reactivated pre-KAMELOT band CONCEPTION, "State Of Deception", which came out in 2020. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "CONCEPTION is not a religious band in any sense of the word.
Με αφορμή την επερχόμενη εμφάνιση των Achelous στις 21/5 στο Remedy, όπου η μπάντα θα παρουσιάσει για πρώτη φορά ζωντανά τον νέο της δίσκο με τίτλο The Icewind Chronicles, ο Λάμπρος Πανέτας μίλησε με τον τραγουδιστή της μπάντας Χρήστο Κάππα ο οποίος μας διαφώτισε για τα πεπραγμένα και τα μελλοντικά σχέδια τόσο τω
Guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL was asked in a new interview with the "Heavy Metal Mayhem" radio show if he thinks the band would still exist if it hadn't been for the success of their documentary, "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil". He responded: "Of course we would still exist. We existed before the movie for fucking 13 albums, man, so why wouldn't we exist after it?
Metal Hammer recently caught up with Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith, who picked the 10 songs that best tell his story - from his two separate stints in Maiden (1980 - 1989 and 1999 - present) to solo projects, guest appearances and collaborations. Following is an excerpt from the rundown.
Rolling Stone interview series, Unknown Legends, features long-form conversations between senior writer Andy Greene and veteran musicians who have toured and recorded alongside icons for years, if not decades. All are renowned in the business, but some are less well known to the general public. Here, these artists tell their complete stories, giving an up-close look at life on music’s A list.
Former Black Sabbath vocalist Tony Martin has checked in with the following update via his official Facebook page.
"So, I got a call from Tony Iommi's manager. It seems there is now a record deal for my era of Sabbath albums! It looks like a re-issue is actually going to happen! There could be a LOT of 'Tony Martin' around this year! Sorry about that!"
Savatage / Trans-Siberian Orchestra guitarist Chris Caffery recently guested on That Metal Interview Podcast to discuss the new release from his side project, Spirits Of Fire. During the chat Caffery shared some Criss Oliva stories and discussed his beginnings with Paul O'Neill and Savatage.
He also addressed the ongoing topic of a Savatage reunion.
In a new interview with Simfonia Metàl·lica, former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider was asked to name the biggest mistake he made in his professional career. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I can tell you. This is the only thing I'm really not happy with. I was creating the name ACCEPT. And then, when we came — let's say in '80, '81, we had to sign a lot of documents
In a new interview with "R.A. Nation", ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna touched upon the fact that the none of the "Big Four" bands of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, ANTHRAX, SLAYER and MEGADETH — sound alike despite the fact that they had a lot of the same influences.
He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Speaking of the 'Big Four', the whole lineup and that stuff, it was really nice to have differential type of bands and different sounds and vocals and just the whole aura of it all; I love that part."
"I don't think we were worried about having hits in the first place. It was a time when pop bands made singles and rock bands made albums.
So long as we kept coming with albums that people seemed to like, we weren't worried about having a Top 40 hit; if they came along, it was like a bonus. Now, the only time we got concerned was towards the end of Ritchie's [Blackmore, guitar] tenure with the band, as he was losing interest...