Based out of Houston, Texas, occult rock band Venomous Maximus started out in 2010 and self-released their debut album, Beg Upon The Light, on their own label, Occulture Records, late last year. The album is set to get a bigger release via Napalm Records this summer.
German thrash veterans Destruction celebrated their 30th anniversary last year with some special shows played around the world and the European release of their latest album, Spiritual Genocide, in November. The album saw its North American release in February.
Individually, members of '70s band Dust have produced some of the biggest acts in the world, played with some of the biggest names in rock and even gone on to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Collectively, Richie Wise, Kenny Aaronson and Marc Bell (now Marky Ramone) may have been ahead of their time.
It’s been a long process for Matt Baird, but the Spoken vocalist is glad the band’s new album, Illusion is finally out. After fulfilling their obligation with Tooth and Nail records in 2007, the band decided to play the field to build momentum and see what fate had in store for them. Over the next few years, the band continued to tour and was able to find time between shows to start writing.
Warren Huart’s passion for music developed at a very early age, when his father introduced him to jazz and classical music. Upon discovering rock and roll, he naturally gravitated to orchestral sounds and complex compositions; the works of ELO and Queen were influential for him as a listener, then a musician, and eventually in his work as a producer and engineer.
In 2008, Frontiers Records asked guitarist and producer Erik Martensson (Eclipse) to write six songs for an album project with Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman) on vocals. At the same time, keyboardist/guitarist Robert Säll (Work Of Art) was also asked to contribute six songs to the project.
In a world where males seem to dominate most of the guitar spectrum, Share Ross continues to break down walls. Whether it’s her bass prowess, songwriting skills or the fact that she's held her own performing alongside Michael Schenker and Tracii Guns, the beautiful blonde who once ruled the '80s as bassist for Vixen is still proving she’s more than capable of running with the big boys.
Danko Jones is a Toronto-based hard rock trio comprising of vocalist/guitarist Danko Jones, bassist John Calabrese and drummer Atom Willard. The band released their sixth studio album, Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue, late last year, and are now hard at work on a North American tour with Danish rockers Volbeat.