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Interview: DevilDriver's Jeff Kendrick Talks About Touring With Arch Enemy, "All Axess" Website

California-based heavy metal outfit DevilDriver has enjoyed a healthy fan following over the years. Their music can be described as a blend of melodic death metal and groove metal, but despite being associated with those terms, their latest album "Beast" is more of a death metal album than anything else, and I consider it to be the heaviest among the five studio albums they have released till date.

Interview: A Detailed Conversation With Intronaut's Sacha Dunable

Los Angeles' very own progressive metal outfit Intronaut has been making waves in the scene ever since they started out in 2004, through three full-length albums and numerous tours that saw them hit the road with huge acts like Mastodon, Cynic, Animals As Leaders and the like.

Interview: Arch Enemy Guitarists Talk Touring, Gear and Cover Songs

Female-fronted Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy have steadily built up their fan-following. They have released nine studio albums in the past 15 years and toured with the biggest names in heavy metal including Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Megadeth, Opeth and many others.

Interview: UFO Guitarist Vinnie Moore Talks About North American Tour, Gear And Influences

UFO, one of the pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement that started in the '70s, should be no strangers to metal fans. They have been around since 1969, and barring a couple of years of inactivity here and there, they have been consistent at releasing studio albums boasting of some wonderful music, and some fantastic tours to support those releases.

Interview: Danava Mainman Gregory Meleney Talks About New Album, Gear and Michael Schenker Influence

Danava is a band based out of Portland, Oregon, that has been steadily rising in the metal underground over the past eight years. Even though their music has a doom element people can compare to early Sabbath, their influences are so eclectic that an attempt to put a label on them would almost be a disservice to their abilities, so the best way to get an idea of what they sound like is to listen to them.

Interview: Kylesa Guitarists Laura Pleasants and Phillip Cope Talk About Touring, Next Album and Gear

Kylesa is a metal band that hails from Savannah, Georgia. "Metal" is really the only accurate description I can come up with, because they incorporate an amazingly diverse range of influences and genres into their music, giving rise to a sound that's truly unique and all of their own.

Interview: Landmine Marathon's Ryan Butler Talks About Their New Album, 'Gallows'

Phoenix-based extreme metal quintet Landmine Marathon have been making quite a name for themselves ever since they started out in 2004. Having a female vocalist in Grace Perry is not the only thing that makes them unique. It's the combination of the crushingly raw feel of their music and the insane energy in their live shows that makes them stand out among their peers and gets well-deserved attention among fans of this genre.

Interview: Amon Amarth Guitarist Talks About "Evening With" Tour and Cover Songs

Swedish giants Amon Amarth need absolutely no introduction to fans of extreme metal. As for the rest of you, all you need to know is that they've been around for almost 20 years and have released eight studio albums filled to the brim with music that strikes an incredible balance between melody and brutality, made further superior by the gloriously epic lyrics delivered by frontman Johan Hegg in a manner so crushing that it threatens to bring the planet tumbling down in a heap.

Interview: Chthonic Bassist Doris Yeh Discusses New Album and Scary Touring Experiences

Taiwanese extreme metal outfit Chthonic has truly been one of the most unique bands around since their inception more than 15 years ago. They combine elements of black metal and traditional Taiwanese music to convey the story of their ancient history and culture. It is this hugely artistic and exotic touch that separates them from the often bland and generic world of extreme metal.

Interview: The Casualties Guitarist Jake Kolatis Talks About Headline Shows, Loyal Fans and Metal Bands

The Casualties, a New York-based punk rock outfit, have been doing their thing for more than 20 years now, having started out in 1990. They underwent quite a few lineup changes, but all of those came about in their early years, leading up to the debut full-length album "For The Punx" which was released in 1997