We recently caught up with guitarist Jonatan Ramm of Swedish powerhouse Graveyard. The band, which wears its vintage influences proudly on its sleeve, have cultivated a unique '70s metal feel that has caught of the ears of the metal community.
In the summer of 2011, as Incubus prepared to release their seventh studio album, If Not Now, When?, the band built their own performance space in a West Los Angeles warehouse and launched into something new: a participatory media exhibit and real-time performance and documentary project that allowed fans to experience and interact with the band as never before.
Rocker Ted Nugent, a strong proponent of Gibson Byrdlands and the Second Amendment (the right to keep and bear arms), is about to get a lot more face time on national TV. His new show, Ted Nugent's Gun Country, debuts on the Discovery Channel 10 p.m. (9 p.m. Central) Wednesday, October 10.
It was an action-packed summer for Massachusetts-based rockers Staind. They released their first official live album, Live From Mohegan Sun (Buy on iTunes), which also is available on DVD and Blu-Ray, on July 10. The concert was recorded and filmed in high def on November 25, 2011, at the Mohegan Sun and Casino in Montville, Connecticut.
A new band from the UK might just take the U.S. by storm. Young Guns, who recently signed with Wind-Up Records, is a London-based band consisting of vocalist Gustav Wood, guitarists Fraser Taylor and John Taylor, bassist Simon Mitchell and drummer Ben Jolliffe. After toping British music charts and playing to thousands of people across the pond, they are officially U.S.-bound.
Mumiy Troll might not be a household-name band in the US, but they sure have made their mark on the world. In 1998, a music video by Mumiy Troll was the first video to appear on the new MTV Russia. In the 1980s, the Communist Party considered them as socially dangerous as Black Sabbath. That said, they are arguably that country's most popular band.
Canadian rock band Silverstein have been a prime force in the punk and hardcore music scenes since 2000. Silverstein, originally from Burlington, Ontario, consists of singer Shane Told, guitarists Josh Bradford and Neil Boshart, bassist and backup singer Billy Hamilton and drummer Paul Koehler.Silverstein
Halestorm released their new studio album, The Strange Case of…, today, April 10, via Atlantic Recording. Revolver magazine has already dubbed the disc one of its most-anticipated albums of the year. The hard-rocking quartet out of Red Lion, Pennsylvania -- including singer Lzzy Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, bassist Josh Smith and drummer Arejay Hale (Lzzy’s brother) -- is about to hit the road with GodSmack and Staind as part of the Mass Chaos Tour.