Metal News, Metal Culture, Metal Music

DARK TRANQUILLITY INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

May 22

The great Dark Tranquillity will be unleashing their new album, “Construct”, on May 27th thanks to Century Media! As for previews of the new material, we’ve got three tracks already and...


EXTOL INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

May 15

After a five year hiatus, Extol recently revealed that their new self-titled album will be released on June 25th (one day earlier internationally) via Indie Recordings! As for the direction of the...


REVOCATION INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

May 10

When it comes to the best metal bands that have come out in the last ten years, it’s hard to find a better one than Revocation. From their albums to their live show, these guys are truly in a...


GOATWHORE: BEN FALGOUST INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

May 8

Ever since I first saw Goatwhore live back in 2009, they quickly became one of my favorite bands on the planet. As each new record has been released, they just get better and better. The riffs have...


ARSIS INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

May 7

Arsis released their latest masterpiece, “Unwelcome” last week to the metal masses and it’s a record I can’t stop listening to! Having been a longtime fan of this...


FEAR FACTORY: DINO CAZARES INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

May 6

The legendary Fear Factory brought the “World Industrialist” tour to New York City last week and absolutely destroyed the packed out Gramercy Theatre! They brought along with them Hate...


KATATONIA: ANDERS NYSTROM INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

May 3

The great Katatonia is currently out on the road with Opeth and putting on powerful sets in every city they come across! The Swedish metal heavyweights are touring in support of their latest...


OPETH: MIKAEL AKERFELDT INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Apr 30

Mikael Åkerfeldt needs no introduction to the metal world. Over the past twenty years Opeth has released classic album after classic album, and Mikael has progressed to legendary status for his...


TESSERACT: AMOS WILLIAMS INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Apr 26

The amazing Tesseract will be releasing their new album, “Altered State,” to us on May 27th throughout Europe and May 28th in North America via Century Media Records! As a huge fan of this band,...


TWELVE FOOT NINJA INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Apr 24

Twelve Foot Ninja may not be a familiar name to some of us here in the States, but in their home land of Australia, they have a massive following! Through their unique sound and emphatic live...


HOWIE ABRAMS OF “THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS” INTERVIEW BY SAM ROON!

Apr 3

Amazon.com Widgets After reading “The Merciless Book of Metal Lists” by Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins I thought the best way to ask them about it was to question pretty much...


NILE: KARL SANDERS INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Mar 25

Death metal legends, Nile, brought their two-set headlining tour to New York City a few weeks ago and I’m still in awe of the show they put on that night! Their first set debuted new material...


MAX CAVALERA INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Mar 20

Soulfly brought the “Maximum Cavalera” tour back to New York City last week and dominated the fans that packed in to the Gramercy Theatre! From Lody Kong to Incite and to the mighty...


REX BROWN: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ON HIS BOOK, PANTERA, KILL DEVIL HILL AND MORE!

Mar 6

Rex Brown will be releasing his book, “Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera,” next Tuesday, March 12th! As the press release states, “This is a lucid account of the...


LOVE AND DEATH INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Feb 27

Brian “Head” Welch needs no introduction to the rock and metal world. From his years with KoRn, to his religious journey and message, and now his new projects, he has influenced many...


OVERKILL INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Feb 22

Overkill has been releasing incredible thrash metal for our ears since the early 1980′s. As the years go by, the music just gets better and better, and it’s really amazing to witness! As...


THY WILL BE DONE INTERVIEW AND LIVE FOOTAGE BY METAL MARK!

Jan 2

Thy Will Be Done ended 2012 off with two massive sets around the New York area last week! After a busy year releasing the “Temple” EP, opening for Metallica, touring Japan and more, they...


EXODUS INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Dec 31

Only one band could kick off the Barge To Hell and do it justice, and that was the mighty Exodus! These legends are no strangers to the metal cruises, as they were on the original 70,000 Tons Of...


CORROSION OF CONFORMITY INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Dec 28

The mighty Corrosion Of Conformity brought their incredible catalog of music to the Barge To Hell earlier this month and reminded everyone there why they are legends in the scene! 2012 brought us...


NACHTMYSTIUM INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Dec 27

Nachtmystium jumped on the Barge To Hell in the Bahamas to the delight of numerous fans on the cruise! Performing only as a three piece, the guys still put on two powerful shows in the Spectrum...


MUNICIPAL WASTE INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Dec 26

After their massive U.S. run with Napalm Death, Municipal Waste ended the year, as I did, on the Barge To Hell! They brought their thrash attack to the global crowd on the cruise and definitely made...


ENSLAVED INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Dec 21

What more needs to be said about Enslaved? They’ve been writing incredible music since the early 90′s and their albums continue to get better and better! The last two releases,...


KRISIUN INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Dec 20

One of the bands that I was most excited to catch on the Barge To Hell was the mighty Krisiun! This three piece has been releasing amazing death metal since the mid 90′s and show no signs of...


NAPALM DEATH INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Dec 19

There really is nothing like watching Napalm Death live! I’ve seen them numerous times, but they just seem to get more intense and more wild as the years go by! They brought their extreme style...


SOILWORK INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Dec 18

The great Soilwork will be releasing their first dual-disc release, “The Living Infinite“, on March 5th thanks to Nuclear Blast Records. After the album is unleashed, they will be heading...


BEHEMOTH INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Dec 17

The lineup for the Barge To Hell was extremely impressive, but one group that everyone on the boat could not wait to see was the mighty Behemoth. As they hit the stage for their first performance,...


BRENDON SMALL INTERVIEW BY CHAOS!

Dec 7

Some, may balk at the fact that a fictionally-animated ‘ Band ‘ holds the current record for Billboard’s, ‘ Highest charting Death-Metal album ‘- of ALL TIME with...


SUFFOCATION: GUY MARCHAIS INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Nov 30

Suffocation announced today that they will be releasing their new album, “Pinnacle Of Bedlam,” on February 15th via Nuclear Blast Records. It’s the band’s first album since...


A LIFE ONCE LOST: BOB MEADOWS INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Nov 19

A Life Once Lost recently released their new record, “Ecstatic Trance,” to a great response from the fans! It’s been five years since “Iron Gag” came out, so the long wait for...


CRYPTOPSY: FLO MOUNIER INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Nov 9

Cryptopsy is ending 2012 with a bang! Not only will their self-titled album be released in the States on November 20th, but they will also be unleashing “The Best Of Us Bleed” on the same...


VISION OF DISORDER: TIM WILLIAMS INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Oct 15

The legendary Vision Of Disorder unleashed their crushing new record, “The Cursed Remain Cursed,” last month thanks to the good people at Candlelight Records. Personally, this is an instant...


VISION OF DISORDER: TIM WILLIAMS INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Oct 15

The legendary Vision Of Disorder unleashed their crushing new record, “The Cursed Remain Cursed,” last month thanks to the good people at Candlelight Records. Personally, this is an instant...


LAMB OF GOD: CHRIS ADLER INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Oct 3

Chris Adler needs no introduction to anyone in the metal world. He’s been the face behind the kit for Lamb Of God since the beginning and has improved his signature style masterfully since the...


THY WILL BE DONE INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Sep 10

Thy Will Be Done will be unleashing their new EP entitled “Temple” on September 25th! As I said in my review of the EP, this band is truly doing something special! No matter what type of metal...


EX DEO INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Sep 7

The mighty Ex Deo will be releasing their new album, “Caligvla”, on September 11th via Napalm Records. Front man Maurizio Iacono previously said that they are about to “give the metal world...


BUTCHER BABIES INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Sep 6

Butcher Babies made their first ever appearance in Atlanta last week opening up for OTEP and left no one disappointed! I was not sure what to expect going into the show, but I left a HUGE fan! This...


OTEP INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Sep 4

The great OTEP brought her aggressive live show to Atlanta last week and once again proved why she is one of my favorite artists to watch in concert! I’ve seen her numerous times over the past...


UNEARTH INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Aug 27

Unearth has been one my favorite bands in the metal scene for over ten years now! From the first time I saw them back in 2002, I have been a huge fan of their music and their insane live shows! Now...


GRAVE: OLA LINDGREN INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Aug 17

The legendary Grave will be releasing their new album “Endless Procession Of Souls” on August 27th in Europe and on August 28th in North America via Century Media Records. As Ola mentions in the...


SCOTT KELLY INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Aug 15

Legendary Neurosis front man Scott Kelly released his latest solo album, “The Forgiven Ghost In Me,“ this week and it’s record that I highly suggest checking out. From start to finish, this...


CANNIBAL CORPSE: CORPSEGRINDER INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Aug 13

The legendary Cannibal Corpse recently came trough Atlanta on the Summer Slaughter tour and put on one hell of a headlining show! Although they only had an hour on stage, they performed fifteen...


BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Aug 10

Between The Buried And Me recently came through Atlanta on the Summer Slaughter tour and played another magnificent set! The light show was amazing, the songs were played perfectly and the fans were...


GOATWHORE INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Aug 7

The mighty Goatwhore came through Atlanta on the Summer Slaughter tour last week and put on one hell of a show! They proved once again why I consider them one of the best live bands on the planet!...


SKYLAR SARKIS OF SUCH GOLD INTERVIEW BY CHRIS AXE!

Aug 4

Razor & Tie Records recording artist Such Gold will release their new album “Misadventures” on August 14th that will surely set the bar on the hardcore metal scene. The Rochester New York...


LEGION X INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Jul 26

The mighty Legion X is from the good state of Georgia, but have a drive and sound that should propel them to great success all over the world! This past weekend in Atlanta they put together the first...


NACHTMYSTIUM INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Jul 23

Nachtmystium will be releasing “Silencing Machine” on July 30th in Europe and July 31st in North America via Century Media Records. This will be their sixth full length album and it’s an...


BROKEN HOPE’S FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE THEY ANNOUNCED THEIR RETURN!

Jul 19

Broken Hope has returned and is gearing up to head out on the road with Obituary, Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot and Encrust!  The “The Carnival Of Death Tour 2012” will be coming to a city...


ARTISTS SPEAK OUT ABOUT THE RANDY BLYTHE CASE!

Jul 17

Yesterday I decided to post what you can do to help Randy Blythe right now. If you haven’t seen that yet, you should check it out and take action. It’s extremely simple to make a lot of...


Luís Goulão Of Shadowsphere Interview About Randy Blythe Manslaughter Charges And More!

Jul 17

Luís Goulão, Shadowsphere When a fan jumps on stage and doesn’t jump off, what do you do? Well, normally he is “invited” to leave the stage by the security staff, but only if he...


Cam Of 3 Inches Of Blood Interview About Randy Blythe Manslaughter Charges And More!

Jul 17

Cam, 3 Inches of Blood When a fan jumps on stage and doesn’t jump off, what do you do? When a fan gets on stage and doesn’t immediately jump off I usually give a nudge or a little push to...


Blake Judd Of Nachtmystium Interview About Randy Blythe Manslaughter Charges And More!

Jul 17

Blake Judd, Nachtmystium When a fan jumps on stage and doesn’t jump off, what do you do? This has only happened once that I can remember. Strange scenario…we were playing in Vilnius,...


Jesse Matthewson Of KEN mode Interview About Randy Blythe Manslaughter Charges And More!

Jul 17

Jesse Matthewson, KEN mode When a fan jumps on stage and doesn’t jump off, what do you do? Historically? I’ve kicked them off. This isn’t a jungle gym, it’s my turf for the...


Chris “OJ” Ojeda Of Byzantine Interview About Randy Blythe Manslaughter Charges And More!

Jul 17

Chris “OJ” Ojeda, Byzantine When a fan jumps on stage and doesn’t jump off, what do you do? We normally play smaller shows, so we will let them make asses of themselves for a minute...


Bob Fouts Of Chrome Waves, The Gates Of Slumber & Apostle Of Solitude Interview About Randy Blythe Manslaughter Charges And More!

Jul 17

Bob Fouts, Chrome Waves / The Gates of Slumber / Apostle of Solitude When a fan jumps on stage and doesn’t jump off, what do you do? What can you really do? I guess not much unless they are...


Chris Gramlich Of Vilipend Interview About Randy Blythe Manslaughter Charges And More!

Jul 17

Chris Gramlich, Vilipend When a fan jumps on stage and doesn’t jump off, what do you do? -Personally, I’m a big fan of an awkward embrace. If someone jumps on-stage, or on-floor, which is...


Jon Davis Of Conan Interview About Randy Blythe Manslaughter Charges And More!

Jul 17

Jon Davis, Conan When a fan jumps on stage and doesn’t jump off, what do you do? This happened to us this weekend in Lille (France). A guy got on stage and worshipped us on his knees for about...


Mike Sarkisyan Of Spineshank Interview About Randy Blythe Manslaughter Charges And More!

Jul 17

Mike Sarkisyan, Spineshank When a fan jumps on stage and doesn’t jump off, what do you do? Usually there’s security, or crew guys that will escort the fan offstage. In all the years of...


Paul Speckmann Of Master Interview About Randy Blythe Manslaughter Charges And More!

Jul 17

Paul Speckmann, Master When a fan jumps on stage and doesn’t jump off, what do you do? It depends on the mood I might be, in sometimes I will shove the person off the stage if he stays on stage...


Gary Mader Of Eyehategod Interview About Randy Blythe Manslaughter Charges And More!

Jul 17

Gary Mader, Eyehategod When a fan jumps on stage and doesn’t jump off, what do you do? USUALLY NOTHING UNLESS THEY GET TOO CLOSE. Have you ever injured a fan while performing? NO Have you ever...


Zac Ohler Of Strong Intention Interview About Randy Blythe Manslaughter Charges And More!

Jul 17

Zac Ohler, Strong Intention When a fan jumps on stage and doesn’t jump off, what do you do? I dont really do anything , being that I play guitar and sing, I just assume they will jump off. That...


Travis Ryan Of Cattle Decapitation Interview About Randy Blythe Manslaughter Charges And More!

Jul 17

Travis Ryan, Cattle Decapitation When a fan jumps on stage and doesn’t jump off, what do you do? It depends. I usually don’t do anything. I guess it depends on how they’re acting....


Jimmy Bower Of Eyehategod Interview About Randy Blythe Manslaughter Charges And More!

Jul 17

Jimmy Bower, Eyehategod When a fan jumps on stage and doesn’t jump off, what do you do? Keep playing.. Have you ever injured a fan while performing? I hope not. Have you ever thought about what...


Andon Guenther Of Enemy Reign Interview About Randy Blythe Manslaughter Charges And More!

Jul 17

Andon Guenther, Enemy Reign When a fan jumps on stage and doesn’t jump off, what do you do? Throw a drumstick at them (but only after they stay to the end of the song… only then is my aim...


Nate Garrett Of Toad Interview About Randy Blythe Manslaughter Charges And More!

Jul 17

Nate Garrett, Toad When a fan jumps on stage and doesn’t jump off, what do you do? We tend to let the people at our shows participate however they see fit. If it interferes with or detracts...


Stevie Of Enemy Reign Interview About Randy Blythe Manslaughter Charges And More!

Jul 17

Stevie, Enemy Reign When a fan jumps on stage and doesn’t jump off, what do you do? You push them the F^#* off! The way I see it people paid to come see you preform so you owe it to them to...


CHECK OUT ALEKHINE’S GUN RIGHT NOW!

Jun 27

Over the past few years I have taken several road trips up to New York City for shows, friend’s birthdays, and many other reasons. One thing I always enjoy about my trips are hearing about the...


IHSAHN INTERVIEW, “EREMITA” ALBUM REVIEW!

Jun 14

On the heels of his finished trilogy, Ihsahn’s ‘Eremita’ is set to see a European release date of June 18, and June 19 in North America, via Candlelight records.  If you are deep...


REVOCATION INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Jun 13

Revocation has only been around since 2006, but have quickly become one of my favorite bands on the planet.  “Chaos Of Forms” was my top album of 2012, and I still stand by that...


STRAIGHT LINE STITCH INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Jun 4

Straight Line Stitch brought their incredible live show to Atlanta last week and played an insane set for the fans in attendance. I’ve seen this band numerous times, but they were better than...


FEAR FACTORY INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

May 16

Fear Factory will be releasing
 “The Industrialist” on June 5th via
 Candlelight Records. Last week they came through Atlanta and absolutely destroyed 
The Masquerade! Burton and...


VOLBEAT INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

May 14

Ever since I saw 
Volbeat live for the first time here in Atlanta over three years ago, I have been obsessed with this band. I’m amazed at the way they mix different styles of music and make...


VINNIE PAUL INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

May 11

HELLYEAH will be releasing
 “Band Of Brothers” on July 17th via
 Eleven Seven Music. Before the release the band will be hitting the road with
 Volbeat and
 Iced Earth! 
Check...


LACUNA COIL INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

May 9

Lacuna Coil came through Atlanta last week on the “Dark Legacy” tour and put on one hell of a show. The mixture of the electric and acoustic sets went very well and the band just...


REX BROWN INTERVIEW

May 8

Rex Brown needs no introduction to you metal fans out there. His years with Pantera and Down created some of the best songs of all time and now he continues his musical journey with his new group...


BEHEMOTH INTERVIEW BY CHAOS!

May 1

Behemoth. The name pretty much says it all: Unstoppable, unwavering, uncompromising, which can easily be leveled to describe the main man behind it all, Adam ‘Nergal‘ Darski. I’m...


CATTLE DECAPITATION INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Apr 30

Cattle Decapitation will be releasing their new album, “Monolith Of Humanity”, on May 8th (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The highly anticipated follow up to...


SIX FEET UNDER INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Apr 27

The always punishing Six Feet Under will be releasing “Undead” on May 22nd here in the States via Metal Blade Records. As with every Six Feet Under album, the band takes death metal to a...


EXUMER INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Apr 26

Exumer released their new album, “Fire & Damnation”, earlier this month thanks to Metal Blade Records and it’s a must have for all of you thrash metal fans! Every track is an...


JEFF LOOMIS INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Apr 23

Jeff Loomis came through Atlanta last week and put on one hell of show for everyone in attendance. His skill on the guitar is very well known to everyone in the metal community, but there is nothing...


MARDUK INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Apr 20

Marduk will be releasing their new album, “Serpent Sermon”, via Blooddawn Productions/Century Media Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway: Friday, May...


HOW WELL DOES SKELETONWITCH KNOW SKELETONWITCH?

Apr 19

How well does Skeletonwitch know Skeletonwitch? I wanted to find out! So when the band came through Atlanta last week we decided to do something a little different before the show with the band....


NILE INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Apr 16

Last Friday night, Nile made a triumphant return to The Masquerade in Atlanta. They were the direct support for The Black Dahlia Murder, but you wouldn’t know it with all of the Nile shirts...


GOD FORBID INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Apr 11

The awesome God Forbid released their latest album, “Equilibrium”, a few weeks ago via Victory Records and the response has been amazing! Fans proved their love for the band by putting...


MOONSPELL INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Apr 9

The legendary Moonspell will be releasing their new record, “Alpha Noir”, on April 27th via Napalm Records. It goes without saying that this is one of the most anticipated albums of the...


HUNTRESS INTERVIEW FROM GRAMERCY THEATRE ON MARCH 31ST BY SAM ROON!

Apr 6

Huntress is a brand new band featuring Jill Janus, the operatic singer with a four octave range… turned metal. Huntress is currently on tour with the Paganfest and will be opening for...


UNLEASHED INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Apr 2

The legendary Unleashed will release their new album, “Odalheim”, in Europe on April 20th and April 24th here in the States via Nuclear Blast Records. The concept of the new record was...


JOB FOR A COWBOY INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Mar 29

Job For A Cowboy will be releasing their new album, “Demonocracy”, on April 10th via Metal Blade Records. I am not alone in saying that it’s the best CD ever from the band and...


CALIBAN INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Mar 26

Caliban released their new album, “I Am Nemesis”, last month via Century Media Records and the response has been incredible! It is the band’s eighth studio album and they just get...


CANNIBAL CORPSE INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Mar 22

Cannibal Corpse released their latest studio album, “Torture,” earlier this month to an amazing response. From the press to fans, “Torture” is an album that everyone is...


DEMON HUNTER INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Mar 16

Demon Hunter will be releasing their new record, “True Defiance”, on April 10th! Everyone I know that has heard this record has said that it’s something special! The word’s...


MUNICIPAL WASTE INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Mar 14

The awesome Municipal Waste will be releasing their new CD, “The Fatal Feast”, on April 10th in North America and April 13th in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. The album features guest...


PRONG INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Mar 9

Prong will be releasing their new album, “Carved Into Stone”, on April 24th via Long Branch Records/SPV. The press release says the record “stretches into the band’s earliest...


ICED EARTH INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Mar 7

Iced Earth came through The Masquerade last week and put on an incredibly powerful show. This was the first gig with Stu Block as the new vocalist in Atlanta and he blew everyone in the audience...


MACHINE HEAD INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Feb 17

Machine Head came through Atlanta last week and absolutely destroyed The Masquerade. They played close to two hours that night and no fan was left disappointed at the end of their set. It was,...


SUICIDE SILENCE INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Feb 13

Suicide Silence came through Atlanta last week in support of Machine Head and played one of their best sets I’ve ever seen from these guys. The band sounded as HUGE and the energy in the pit...


DEATH ANGEL INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Feb 6

Death Angel came through Atlanta last week as support for Testament and Anthrax and set off the show with a bang! Their energy and sound was incredible at The Tabernacle in Atlanta that night, and...


BENEATH THE MASSACRE INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Feb 3

Beneath The Massacre will be releasing their next album, “Incongruous”, in the US on February 14th, in the UK on February 20th, in mainland Europe on February 24th and in Canada on...


NAPALM DEATH INTERVIEW BY METAL MARK!

Jan 31

The legendary Napalm Death will be releasing “Utilitarian” on February 27th in Europe and February 28th in North America via Century Media Records. Last week I had the honor of speaking...